Welcome to Dresden's oldest Hostel!

Dresden's oldest Youth Hostel is located in an Art Nouveau-style villa not far from the university. It's in Dresden's Südvorstadt area, just a ten-minute walk south of the main station, in the so-called "Swiss Quarter". The Hostel has a lovely cosy atmosphere in the centre of this large city.
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Opening hours
The house is open

6.00 a.m. - 1.00 a.m.

The reception is open

12.00 a.m. - 11.59 p.m.


3.00 p.m. - 1.00 a.m.

Prices 2022

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 23.50 € 30.00 € 36.00

Prices 2023

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 27.50 € 35.50 € 43.50

The Youth Hostel is located about 1 km south of the city centre in the quiet "Swiss Quarter".

Guests sleep in 1-/2-/3-/4-/5-/6-bed rooms with no en-suite shower/WC. These rooms are of course all equipped with wash-hand basins (hot and cold running water). Toilets are found on every floor, while showers are located centrally in the lower ground floor of the small building. In addition to a garden with barbecue area and table tennis, we also have a cosy foyer area, a club and dining room as well as a rustic basement bar.

Room Floor space
Max. number of participants
  • cinema
  • parliament
  • block
  • U-shaped block
    U-shaped block
  • circle
Floor Rent per day
Clubraum 41 sqm 40 30 20 30 30 GF upon request
Speiseraum 28 sqm 20 15 15 15 20 GF upon request
Kellerbar 37 sqm 20 15 15 15 20 B upon request
Conference equipment

CD player, DVD player, flip chart, internet access (WiFi), overhead projector, TV set, video recorder

Room Floor space Height
Max. number of participants
  • Choir
  • Orchestra
Floor Daylight Rent per day
Clubraum 41 sqm 3.5 m 40 20 GF yes upon request
Speiseraum 28 sqm 3.5 m 20 10 GF yes upon request
Kellerbar 37 sqm 2.2 m 30 15 B yes upon request
Rehearsal room equipment

stereo / PA equipment

Staging options

staging options in the vicinity (2.0 km), recording studio in the vicinity (4.0 km)

Our tips for your stay

Very close to "Kroko-Fit" leisure centre; guided walks to Schloss Moritzburg through the Lößnitzgrund valley with a visit to the riding centre; day trip to the Moritzburg, a baroque castle complete with wildlife enclosure and adventure park; day trip to Radebeul (Karl May Museum, narrow-gauge railway approx. 16 km); day trip to Meißen, with its porcelain manufactory, cathedral and Albrechtsburg Castle; day trip to "Saxon Switzerland", great for walking; annual Karl May Festival held over several days.
Also: pool tables, table tennis, swimming pool, bicycle hire, steamboat rides, historic old town, museums, galleries and much more

Sightseeing and excursions

"Rudi Arndt" Youth Hostel is situated right next to Dresden's city centre, making it the perfect base from which to go on excursions in and around Dresden and the rest of Saxony. Whether walking in "Saxon Switzerland", visiting Radebeul's vineyards or enjoying Schloss Moritzburg in Dresden and the local area - everyone will be sure to get their money's worth!