Best Karlsruhe hostels

Top tips for finding the perfect Karlsruhe hostel

  • The few hostels in Karlsruhe are located within 1 mi of the city center, which is home to several places of interest, like the Karlsruhe Palace, Zoologischer Stadtgarten, Karlsruher Messe-und Kongress, and the State Museum of Natural History, as well as several universities and colleges. The city has a huge variety of restaurants, bars, and shops, in addition to a good transportation network with several bus routes and seven tram routes that hit most areas of the city, while highways 10 and 36 facilitate traffic around the downtown area.
  • One of the primary hostels in Karlsruhe is A&O Karlsruhe Hauptbahnof on Bahnhofplatz, which is about half a mile from the Karlsruhe Zoo (Zoologischer Stadtgarten) and the DM-Arena (Karlsruher Messe), and about a mile from Karlsruhe Theater (Badisches Staatstheater). Accommodations at this huge property include plenty of multi-bed dormitories that should satisfy the needs of small groups looking for affordable lodgings near the city center. There are several bus, tram, and S-bahn stops in the vicinity, besides a few restaurants like Erste Fracht Braugasthaus and Mauritius Karlsruhe Bahnhofplatz.
  • Gaestehaus Kaiserpassage is one hostel located within the city limits that is very close to several local landmarks, including Schloss Karlsruhe, the Federal Court of Justice, and Marketplace Square. This property has 15 rooms, most of which have twin beds and share community bathrooms, ideally suited to solo travelers on a short stay. Yin Yang and FreshSub are two local eateries, and if you wish to explore beyond the immediate neighborhood, there is a tram line on Kaiserstraße, one block away from this hostel in Karlsruhe.
  • Jugendherherge Karlsruhe is a youth hostel on the northern edge of the city with 42 rooms, most of which are multi-bed dormitories that use communal bathrooms. This hostel is an excellent option, as it offers super cheap lodgings for those on a tight budget. However, you should be aware that you need to purchase a membership to the German Youth Hostel Association for 22,50 € (about $25.50) if you are 27 years or older. Foreign guests must also purchase a Hosteling International card for 18 € (about $20.25) per person, so factor these extras into your budget if you’re considering using this accommodation.

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