Welcome in the Youth Hostel Dessau surrounded by nature

The Youth Hostel Dessau lies on the edge of a wood and is surrounded by nature. Not far from downtown Dessau, our house offers you a conveniently located and modern place to stay.
With 5 seminar rooms and 2- to 7- bed rooms with shower and toilet, the hostel is ideally suited for families, school groups, and seminar groups.
The hostel was also designed to be handicapped-accessible: four rooms are wheelchair-friendly and an elevator also enables guest with limited mobility to enjoy their stay. Our large playground facility is also a hit with children, and is also designed for handicapped accessibility.
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Culture and nature in Dessau-Roßlau

Dessau-Rosslau and its surroundings are equally interesting for nature lovers and culture fans. There are UNESCO world heritage sites such as the Bauhaus buildings including the Meisterhäuser, the Dessau-Wörlitz gardens and the Mittelelbe biosphere reserve, all close to one another.

History and modern age take turns here. Parks and alleys lead up to castles and minor architectural sites characterise the city and its surroundings. On the other hand, there is the contrast with the modern buildings created by the Bauhaus artists Gropius, Kandinsky, Klee and Feininger.

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Opening hours
The house is open

8.00 a.m. - 9.00 p.m.


3.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m.

Open daily, except between 24th and 26th December.

Closing time

Open all year except

18. Dec - 27. Dec

Prices 2023

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 33.00 € 40.50 € 49.00

  • 159 beds
  • 2- to 6- bed rooms, all with shower/toilet facilities
  • some rooms have a small terrace with chairs
  • individual rooms are available upon request
  • 4 rooms are wheelchair friendly
  • all rooms on the 2nd and 3rd stories are accessible by elevator

Individual house for groups (self-catering)

For groups of up to 40 people, who would like to arrange their own meals, we can reserve a separate, second building at "Waldkaterweg" number 11. This building, newly renovated and outfitted in May 2009, is just 10 minutes by foot from our main hostel. (Reservations and Check-In should be done at our main hostel building at Ebertallee 151).


  • surrounding grounds on the edge of a forest
  • large, handicapped-accessible childrens’ playground
  • sun terrace
  • cafeteria with tv
  • lounge with tv
  • bicycle rental service
  • bicycle storage
  • reasonably-priced wireless internet access (free for conferences)
  • beach volleyball court
  • table tennis (2 outdoor and 1 indoor table)
  • large field for sports and games
  • billiards
  • disco room
  • special childrens’ clubroom (available upon request)

Room Floor space
Max. number of participants
  • cinema
  • parliament
  • block
  • U-shaped block
    U-shaped block
  • circle
Floor Rent per day off
010* 54 sqm 70 40 30 30 30 GF upon request
011* 63 sqm 70 40 30 30 30 GF upon request
012* 63 sqm 70 40 30 30 30 GF upon request
Speiseraum* 117 sqm - - - - - GF upon request
100 36 sqm 30 20 20 20 20 1 upon request
200 34 sqm - - - 10 - 2 upon request
Conference equipment

DVD player, flip chart, internet access (WiFi), microphone system, pin board, presentation case, projector, screen, speaker's desk, stereo system, TV set

Room Floor space Height
Max. number of participants
  • Choir
  • Orchestra
Floor Daylight Rent per day off
10 54 sqm 3.2 m 30 20 GF yes upon request
11 63 sqm 3.2 m 30 20 GF yes upon request
12 63 sqm 3.2 m 30 20 GF yes upon request
100 36 sqm 2.7 m 20 20 1 yes upon request
Rehearsal room equipment

stereo / PA equipment

Dessau-Roßlau: Bauhaus.Elbe.Gartenreich

Am Zusammenfluss von Elbe und Mulde liegt die Bauhaus-Stadt Dessau-Roßlau. Die naturbelassenen Auenlandschaften laden zum Entspannen, Radfahren oder Spazieren ein. Im Dessau-Wörlitzer-Gartenreich erwarten Sie historische Bauwerke inmitten einer beeindruckenden Gartenlandschaft. Die moderne Architektur der Bauhauskünstler steht dazu im starken Kontrast. Diese drei Besonderheiten der Region sind geschützt als UNESCO-Weltkultur- und Weltnaturerbe.
Darüber hinaus hat Dessau viele weitere Sehenswürdigkeiten zu bieten, denn seine Geschichte ist untrennbar mit vielen großen Namen verbunden. Kurt Weill, Wilhelm Müller und Moses Mendelssohn wurden hier geboren und das Technikmuseum erinnert an das Wirken des großen Flugzeugpioniers Hugo Junkers. Bewundern Sie die Vielfalt der Stadt, von der Romanik bis zur Architektur des 20. Jahrhunderts und erleben Sie einmalige Gartenkunst in Sachsen-Anhalt!


In greater area

  • Garden Kingdom Dessau-Wörlitz (UNESCO World Heritage, ca. 5 km)
  • Luisium Castle and Grounds (ca. 7 km)
  • Mosigkau Castle and Castle Garden (ca. 8 km)
  • Dessau Lake Shore "Adria" (ca. 9 km)
  • "Middle Elbe" Biosphere Reserve (UNESCO World Heritage Site, ca. 11 km)
  • power house "Vockerode" Industrial Monument (ca. 13 km)
  • "Woliday" Water Park in Wolfen (ca. 23 km)
  • Industry and Film Musem in Wolfen (ca. 24 km)
  • Garden Labyrinth at Gutspark Altjessnitz (ca. 24 km)
  • "Ferropolis – the Iron City"  near Gräfenhainichen (ca. 25 km)