Frequently Asked Questions

Can i park my car at the hostel?
There are short-term parking spaces (fee required, max. 3 hours) directly in front of our hostel as well as in the “Natural History Museum” car park, which is only a few metres away on foot. Saturday + Sunday parking is possible without time limit. For longer parking periods we recommend the parking garage at the zoo (daily price 8,00 EUR up to 8 hours or 12,00 EUR up to 24 hours(overnight), about 600 meters from our hostel or the parking garage central station west side (daily price 7,00 EUR) which is about 800 meters from our hostel. On the eastern side of the main train station there is a bus car park.
How high is the guest tax?

From 01.04.2023, the city of Leipzig will levy a charge, a so-called “guest tax” on overnight stays. 5% of the accommodation price must then be paid in addition to the accommodation price. Exceptions apply to children and young people up to the age of 18. In addition, severely disabled persons + their accompanying persons are exempt.  The amount is calculated per person not per room. Breakfast is not part of the accommodation price and therefore does not play a role in the calculation of the guest tax.

Children and teenager up to 18 years, students, trainees up to 25 years and severely handicapped persons + their companions are exempt from the Leipzig guest tax!
**All reservations made after January 1st 2024 will contain the city tax in the booked price**

Do I have to bring towels?
Towels are only included in stay in one of our apartments. You can rent a towel for 1 EUR at reception or, even better, bring your own one. Then you save the extra costs.
Check-In / Check-Out
Check-In from 3pm / Check-Out until 11am. Late Check-Out until 1pm for privat rooms available (3,00 EUR/person).
Is smoking allowed at the hostel?
NO, we are a non-smoking hostel! Only in the backyard you can smoke until 10 pm. After that the yard is closed and smoking is forbidden everywhere in the hostel.
Can I leave my luggage for free with you when I arrive early or leave late?
Of course, we have a luggage room.
Where are the bathrooms?
All our rooms have an ensuite bathroom with shower and toilet.
Do you have a guest kitchen?
We only got a small tea kitchen with a sink, microwave, fridge and kettle. There are no cooking facilities. Sorry! But you can have a barbeque in our backyard until 10 pm in summertime.
What is the difference between apartments and standard rooms?
Our apartments are usually not bookable for 1 night. There is a minimum booking of 2 nights, sometimes even 3-5 nights. Towels are included and bed are made up. There are cooking facilities and a TV set. The prices for apartments are fixed prices, there are no discounts for children possible.

Our hostel rooms are cheaper than the apartments but simpler as well. Discounts for children: 0-3 year olds sleep for free, 4-10 year olds pay half the overnight price. Towels are not included.

Where is the next supermarket?
It is approx. 200 metres to the next supermarket, pretty much around the corner.
Do you offer laundry service?
Yes we do… washing 4,50 EUR / drying 3,50 EUR.
Can I bring my own bed sheets or a sleeping bag?
No, sorry! Due to hygienic reasons we don’t accept that you bring your own bed sheets or sleeping bags.  Sheets are included in the price.
Do you have a curfew?
No, we don’t. Our reception is open 24 hours. At check in you get a key card for a deposit of 5,00 EUR (which you get back when you check out). And with the key card you can enter the hostel anytime.
How about your breakfast? When is it, what’s included?
We offer our guests an inexpensive “all you can eat and drink” breakfast buffet for 6.00 EUR. You can maybe imagine yourself that we cannot offer a luxury breakfast for that price. Sorry, we don’t have freshly squeezed organic juice ;o)
It is important to us that everyone can afford our breakfast. It goes from 7 – 11 am and includes: Coffee, juice, milk, tea, rolls, bread, toast, honey, chocolate spread, jam, butter, corn flakes, musli, cheese and salami.
Do you have internet/ Wi-Fi?
Yes, we have free Wi-Fi. You can get a log-in code at reception. And in case you travel without a laptop or smartphone, don’t worry. We also have normal computer with internet.
Can I rent a bicycle with you?
We ourselves don’t have bikes. But there are other possibilities nearby. “nextbike” offers bikes all over Leipzig. Just find a bike, call them to get a code for the lock and ride the town.
Are there lockers in the rooms?
Yes! You can bring your own lock or get one for a 2,00 EUR deposit at reception.
Is there an age restriction or ist he hostel unsuitable for certain guests?
There is no age restriction and you don’t need a youth hostel membership card. We<are not a common youth hostel (Jugendherberge). We are an accommodation for travelers, families, city and weekend trippers, groups, school classes, sports teams, business travelers, backpackers and culturati.
We are not suitable for assemblers and construction workers. We are certainly the wrong address for groups only consisting of male guests who e.g. want to celebrate a stag night. We are no party hostel and we will turn away drunk guests for sure.
Where can I have dinner close to the hostel?
There is a Greek restaurant and an Italian restaurant opposite the hostel, both recommendable.
Can I bring my pet?
No, sorry, you can’t.
How far away is the Leipzig Zoo?
It is only 500 metres to the zoo from the hostel.