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Lollis Homestay – Hostel BLOG

January 5, 2015

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marc @ 9:50 pm

Play 4 Stay @ Lollis Homestay

Hey folks,

Tonight we were honored to meet and greet an upcoming musician!

She, who doesn’t want to be named :), has been playing the harp for 3 years now and gave us a little show.

Especially during winter when it’s freezing cold outside, there is nothing better to do then snuggling up in a blanket on our couch listing to the harmonic tunes of her harp!

What do you think? Checkout Facebook for the video!

Catch ya soon!




January 4, 2015

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Lea @ 2:48 pm

Aus der Reihe: Die Mitarbeiter // Meet the hostel staff !

Ben ++ seit 8 1/4 Jahren dabei ++ „fleißiger Putzi“

Verücktestes Erlebnis während meiner Zeit im Lollis?

>> Als Putzi hat man zwar nicht so einen intensiven Gästekontakt wie zum Beispiel unsere Rezeptionisten, aber wir sehen Dinge, welche sich unsere Kollegen in ihren kühnsten Träumen nicht vorstellen können. Vor etwa 2 Jahren betrat ich während eines Putzgangs durchs Haus eines unserer 4er-Zimmer. Sofort merkte ich: „hier stimmt etwas nicht“. Ein komischer Geruch lag in der Luft. Die Quelle war erst nach einigen Minuten gefunden. Ich muss zugeben, die Gäste hatten ihr Malheur kreativ versteckt. Nach einem feucht fröhlichen Abend ging es den Herren wohl ein wenig zu gut (bzw. zu schlecht). Es hat zwei Tage gedauert bis ich das Zimmer wieder hergerichtet hatte und es geruchsfrei war. <<

Das schönste Erlebnis im Lollis?

>> Nach einem ganz normalen Arbeitstag im Sommer, genoß ich mittags ein Bier draußen auf der Bank vor dem Hostel. Dabei lernte ich eine Dame mittleren Alters kennen, wir unterhielten uns bis Abends um 10 über Gott und die Welt – so etwas passiert vielleicht selten, aber man erlebt es nirgendwo anders! <<

Das liebe ich am meisten am Lollis?

<< Die Kollegen, das freundschaftliche Arbeitsklima, sowie die faire Geschäftsleitung !!! <<

hardworking Ben

Ben ++ has been with us for 8 1/4 years ++ “hadworking cleaner”

Craziest experience during my time working for Lollis Homestay?

>> As a cleaner you don’t have as much customer contact as for example a receptionist. However you see things, which the other colleagues can’t even imagine in their wildest dreams. About 2 years ago … during my daily cleaning routine … I entered a 4 bed room. I immediately realized: “there’s something wrong in here“. There was a very strange smell in the air. After a while I found the source. I have to admit, these guests had developed a very creative method to hide their slip-up. Apparently these gentleman had had a adventerous night out on the town! Too bad for me, it took me 2 days to clean the room and get the smell out. <<

Most beautiful memory from my time at Lollis Homestay?

>>After a rather busy work day one summer, I enjoyed a beer outside the hostel. While doing so I met a middle-aged woman. The two of us talked until 10 pm in the evening about anything that came to mind – something like this doesn’t happen often, but you don’t experience it anywhere else! <<

What I love about Lollis Homestay?

>> The colleagues , the friendly working atmosphere and a very fair board of management. <<


January 1, 2015

Lollis Homestay wishes you a Happy New Year !!!

2014 has been another exciting year for Lollis Homestay. We made lots of new friends, had exquisite hostel dinners and (on some nights) partied with our guests all night long. :)

But before the recap for this year starts, we want to thank all of our wonderful guests, who have enriched us with their presence for the past year. Our team works hard to create a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere for you guys. However without you, we wouldn’t be where we’re at today.

So this was 2014 for us…

Because of a busy summer 2013 we had to make a few rennovations. We were also proud to be able to present a new room called Orientalsaal (“Orientroom“).

A great talent from Russia visited Lollis Homestay. Guests and employees got an oil painting of themselves for free!! We thank Gayane D. for making us and our guests such lovely presents.

Every Wednesday and Sunday evening “Chef Björn“ cooks a free veggie dinner for our guests. From “Chilli sin carne“ to “traditional German cuisine newly interpreted“ – this is Haute Cuisine! But for all that (!) Björn sometimes needed a little helper called Pranav. On top of that Pranav always took care of guests when it came to going out and enjoying Dresdens nightlife. We wish Pranav the best of luck with his studies over in gold old Berlin. ;)

Lollis Homestay celebrated its 13-year-anniversary. Before the Hostel moved into the centre of the Neustadt Area 10 years ago, it was located in the Hechtviertel (“Hecht Area“). Henne and Lolli have been running the hostel together for 10 years now!!!

Shortly before the summer season started our lovely receptionist, Elli, decided to become a teacher for our hostel guests. In summer we offered our guests to learn German with Elli every Tuesday @7.30 pm for one hour. Elli taught you how to meet, greet and order everything from ice cream to „Schweinshaxe“ in German. Thank you Elli!

Like every year we had a stage set up for some bands and we were happy to celebrate the “Colourful Republic of the Neustadt“ (in German: Bunte Republik Neustadt). The Bunte Republik Neustadt (literally “Colourful Republic of Neustadt”) was a micronation in parts of the city’s district Dresden-Neustadt from 1990 to 1993. Nowadays every year in June a 3-day cultural festival is celebrated in the Neustadt under the same name. Thanks to all of the helpers, which made this years festival possible – it was a blast!
Here’s next years dates: June 19th, 2015 – June 21st, 2015. Make sure to reserve a room or bed as early as possible. It’s definitely worth it to stay for the whole three days.

We love when you guys write us. In July we received a lovely postcard from Taiwan. This is what we work for (!), so please if you were satisified with our service (or not), write us an review or simply send us a postcard. We’re always interested in your opinions.

Like many, Lollis Homestay could not be spared from the “Ice Bucket Challenge”. Cameraman Marc and Johannes captured the event. Check out the video on our facebook page and to all the ladys out there – the guy is some serious eye candy. ;) At this point we’re raising awareness for the the disease ALS (amoytrophic lateral sclerosis) and encourage donations to research.

Are you enjoying the music you’re hearing in the common room and reception area? Every receptionist has her or his own favorite genre and artists, which they love to hear while working. So besides taking care of check-ins, check outs, preparing breakfast, entertaining guests or cleaning after them, the receptionists are also Dj-ing and showing you the hottest tracks of the season (or century). ;)

By the way … The city tax introduced to Dresden in February, 2015 is not mandatory anymore. Every guest, who is over 18 years old now safes EUR 1,30 per night again. Yay!

Refugees are welcome & Lollis Homestay supports this.
PEGIDA demonstrations have been taking place in our Old Town (Altstadt) to protest against the “Islamization” of Europe since October, 2014. Their statements towards Islam are strongly directed at extremist groups.

There’s really nothing much left to say. In the last month of the year many came to visit Dresdens lovely christmas market and get a glimpse of Dresdens special christmas spirit . The fireworks on the night of December 31st illuminated the whole city. Right in the middle lies a small hostel, its employees anxiously await you and are happy about every visitor from around the world!

We hope you had a great start into the New Year!
Greetings from Dresden – Lea, Lollis Homestay


December 23, 2012

Happy Christmas!

Ho Ho Ho, we wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy new year! 

Thank you for all the informative discussions about the world, for all the teas you made for us receptionists, for all the beers we drank with you after our shifts and the yummy food you cooked for us!

For all our guests, who will stay  in Lollis Hostel over the holidays we will prepare a nice Christmas dinner on the 24th!

You are cordially invited to snuggle with us!


July 8, 2012

HechtFest (english)

It’s summer and it’s time to celebrate in the streets of Dresden together with friends, neighbors, strangers…!!!

From August 24th to August 26th a quarter called “Hechtviertel” will open its doors and everyone is invited to join the colorful , cheerful event that is going on! There will be four stages where you can listen and dance to Folk, Independent, Reggae and Ska. You can also see lots of artists in the streets or try some home-baked cake in one of the backyards. One of the highlights is the bobbycar-race on Saturday morning or the big breakfast in the streets on Sunday.

The “Hechtviertel” is in the north of Dresden just next to the “Neustadt”. From “Lollis Homestay” you will get there after only ten minutes walk!



Bald ist es wieder soweit, auch dieses Jahr wird es wieder ein buntes Treiben auf den Straßen und in den Hinterhöfen des Dresdner Hechtviertels geben!

Vom 24.-26. August 2012 gestalten die Anwohner des Viertels ein quirliges, fröhliches Programm. So feiern bald Jung und Alt, Groß und Klein, Anwohner und Besucher, Nachbarn, Freunde, Fremde… Auf vier Bühnen wird Live-Musik gespielt, von Folk über Indepentent und Reggae bis Ska. Überall sieht man Straßenkünstler und -verkäufer, in Hinterhöfen gibt es (meist) selbstgebackenen Kuchen und zahlreiche kulturelle Programmpunkte. Auch für die Kleinen gibt es viele Kinderprogramme. Höhepunkte sind u.a. das Bobbycar-Rennen am Samstagvormittag oder das Hunderennen, bei dem alle großen und kleinen Hunde des Viertels teilnehmen dürfen. Am Sonntag endet das Fest dann mit einem großen Straßenfrühstück.

Das Hechtviertel liegt am Dresdner Norden und grenzt unmittelbar an die Neustadt. Von “Lollis Homestay” erreichst du das HechtFest innerhalb von 10 Minuten.


September 25, 2011

new Hostel event plan

Hey fellows! Great you spend time with us! We like to have many beautiful and colourful people here in Lollis, who have positive fun and action! Anyway here is our new event plan to help you to feel duly arrived in Germany:

Monday: BARBECUE with Zeli from Prague around 7pm in front of Lollis. Just bring a peace of meat or your zucchini and we do the rest!

Tuesday: FREE GERMAN LESSON with Gina from Florida. Gina helps you to survive your trip in Germany. Learn how to order sausages, potato salad or sauerkraut! Don’t worry you can also learn some helpful phrases, just  aks her. Start around 7pm.

Wednesday: FREE DINNER with Zeli. She always cooks very delicious and veggie czech food around 7:30pm. First come, first served!

Thursday: NIGHTWALK with Danilo at 9pm, starting right from Lollis. Danilo is a real Dresdener, who has a 2 hours walk in our colourful and artisty quarter with you. He tells you the most important facts about the “Neustadt”, shows you some interesting curiosities and funky backyards. You will get one shot on the way and 2 welcome drinks in two different bars, where you have the chance to get to know some other guests while taking a rest (only for 5 € per person, drinks inclusive).

Friday & Saturday: Now that you know so many new people and the quarter, we thought you might want to go with them in one of the around 200 pubs or clubs here!

Sunday: FREE DINNER with Pranav from Mumbai. Time to say good bye to your new made friends or to decide to stay one more week! Pranav pleases you with his hot indian dish…but sometimes he even tries to cook italien spaghettis. If you wanna know, how this tastes, you’re cordially invited around 7:30pm.