Have you got questions regarding the hostel, arrival, booking or our offers? Here you will find the answers. If there are any questions left, then just give us a call: 0351-8108458 or send us an email: email@example.com We reply fast, usually within the next hour or less.
Yes. We believe bicycles are the perfect way to explore Dresden. We have some simple bicycles available, which you can use for free. Those are no fancy mountain bikes, some have no gear and we wouldn't recommend you do a long tour with them but they are good enough to get around in town with.
No. The bicycles are for free and we give them out for those who ask first. First come, first served. On warm summer days especially, the bicycles are usually gone early. If you want to play it safe, then you should rent a bicycle from a professional bicycle rental, e.g. http://www.rollondresden.de
The usage of the locker is free. You should use your own padlock or you can buy one (5€) at the reception. If you don't need the padlock after your stay, we will also buy it back from you for the same price.
Wash and dry costs 5€ (washing 2.50€ including detergent, drying 2.50€). Just give us your clothes, go and visit the town (or sleep overnight) and pick up your freshly washed things a couple of hours later.
No, not really. We do not have a lift. Our rooms are upstairs (first to third floor). We would like to change that, but the structure of the building doesn’t allow changes. If you have any questions regarding accessibility, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We always keep some beds available for guests without a reservation or for those who want to extend their stay. So you should actually get a place on the spot.
But space is limited. In the summer season on weekends the demand is higher then on a January weekday. There are cancellations, so even last-minute beds can become available. The earlier you come, the better your chance will be but to make sure you will get a bed, give us a call 0351-8108458 or book through our website www.lollishome.de/book This is still possible until the last minute.
The best way is to use our booking page www.lollishome.de/book. You can make your reservation easily, quickly, uncomplicated, free and without a prepayment. In addition you have the full choice of all rooms and definitely the best price.
You can also use the booking websites, like Booking.com or Hostelworld, Hostelbookers, Expedia etc. Those portals don't work for free, they are taking a commission of 10-15%. Because of this the price for the same room/bed will be that very amount of 10-15% higher then for a direct booking with us.
It depends how you made your reservation. If you booked through an external web service, e.g. Booking.com, Hostelworld, then you should also cancel through this web page.
If you booked directly with us, then you should als cancel directly with us. Thats easy: Just send us a message: email@example.com. We will confirm your cancellation via e-mail, then your reservation will be cancelled definitely.
You will have to cancel through the web page or service provider which you used to make your reservation. Use your confimation number as a reference. You should find a cancellation link or a hint of how to cancel in the confirmation e-mail of your booking agent.
This might appear inconvenient, but we can not change this. You made a contract with this web pages and we are not allowed to cancel your contract with them. Your booking would not become void, just because we cancel it, it would still exist. We would still have to pay the commission to the booking agent, which means we would still have to charge you the cancellation fees.
Nothing if you cancel in time. Generally you can make a free cancellation as many days in advance as your booking lasts. Minimum period is 2 days before arrival. If you cancel too late or not at all, then we will charge you the full accomodation fees, but no bed linen or breakfast.
This applies only for those rooms or beds, which we can not rent to other guest. So its reasonable to let us know your cancellation as early as possible, even if it is too late for a free cancellation. You will increase the chance that we can sell your beds to someone else and you don't have to pay for it.
If you booked for 3 nights, then you should cancel 3 days before, for 4 nights you should cancel 4 days before arrival. If you want to stay 2 or 1 nights, then you should cancel at least 2 days before arrival.
We make a reservation and we keep this bed available for you. This means we decline other peoples request for your bed/room so we can provide you with a bed for your stay.
We believe it is fair if you tell us if you don't need the bed anymore. Because only then we can give it to someone else. Travelling should be spontaneous and free. That's why we understand the need for short term notice for changes of plans and that's why we have very short cancellation periods for free cancellations. But we can not survive and manage the hostel if we keep beds available for people who will never show up. Then the beds stays empty. We performed a service, we kept the bed for you and declined other interested guests.
The lodging tax is a fifteenth (1/15) of the amount owed for the individual overnight stay, that's approx. 6.7%.
Example: If you stay two nights for the price of 18€ each night, and you use bed linen for 2€, then the total would be 38€. Divided by 15 this would be a lodging tax of 2.53€.
The costs for breakfast are not part of your accomodation costs.
The following are not taxed:
if you are staying in Dresden exclusively for professional purposes
We try to offer you the cheapest accomodation price possible. That's why we charge on arrival 2€ for a set of bed linen if you don't have your own sleeping bag or sheets with you. Many hostels include the costs for the sheets in the room rate, which means adding it to it. The disadvantage is, that you will have to pay for linen every night again. With us you only pay for sheets if required and as a one off. If you stay for 4 nights, they will be complimentary!
Yes. We are looking for volunteers, who want to stay for at least 2 months. Your task will be looking after guest and some other easy help in the hostel (max. 5h per day).
Moreover we offer free accomodation if you can entertain our guest for one hour, whether it be playing music, doing magic tricks or a yoga session: “Play for Stay”. Please contact Martin firstname.lastname@example.org about it.
The hostel is located right in the district called "Neustadt" (new town), which is Dresden's trendy area. Here you will find many pubs, clubs and small shops. It's 4 tram stops away from the historic down town, the closest train station (Dresden Neustadt) is about 20 min walking distance. To get to the main train station it's about 30 min by tram.
In Dresden, the downtown is not one compact area like in many other towns. On an axis from South to North, first after the main train station comes the shopping area, then the historic baroque downtown followed on the other side of the river by the "new town", where it's particulary lively in the evenings.
Wrong! We call the "Neustadt" - "new town" because it has been built on the other side of the river about 200 years ago, because the former down town became to small. Many buildings are actually older then in the rebuilt "old town". Today our "new town" is one of the biggest coherent Gründerzeit quarters in Europe, with a likeable mix of residents from students to families, a functioning infrastructure with many small shops, many pubs and clubs and streetart everywhere. To put it simply: Dresden's hotspot. Read more background information about the Neustadt.
Not really. We don't get many complaints but there is a tram line running in front of our building and there are many pubs in immediate area.
You will stay right in Dresden's trendy district, on our intersection you will find four bars in four corners. If in summer many people are around outside and if you want to leave your window open in a warm night, then you will hear other people.
The closest train station is "Dresden-Neustadt", all trains stop here from and to Leipzig/Frankfurt and Görlitz, as well as the S-Bahn. Its about 15-20 min walking distance there, or 4 stops by tram with one change.
The main train station "Dresden-Hauptbahnhof" is about 30 min away. It would be best to catch the tram line 7 or 8, they take 15-18 min and you will have a short distance to walk.
The next tram stop is about 150m, approx. 2 min away from the hostel (line 13). The lines 7 and 8 are approx. 550m away, ca. 7 min walking. Line 6 is about 750m away, approx. 9 min walking and line 3 stops about 1km away, approx. 13 min walking distance from the hostel.
Yes. Breakfast is an “all you can eat” buffet and costs 5 €.
You will get endless tea and coffee, a variety of fresh baked rolls, toast, two kinds of sausage and cheese and a selection of jams, peanut butter, honey or chocolate cream, self-made spreads, two types of cereals, milk, apples from the local market, nuts and a cup of yoghurt and one glass of apple or orange juice.
Yes! We think it is very important to make it easy to get in touch with your fellow travellers. Thats why we organise an event almost daily to make it easier for you to put your mobile in your pocket and to get to know the other guests and even make new friends.
In the summer season (April to October) we offer a guided evening tour through our quarter (with stops in some pubs, 6 € per person, 3 small drinks included), every Wednesday and Sunday evening we host a free vegetarian dinner, on Tuesdays we run a free one hour workshop to teach you some basic German language skills and on Mondays we do a BBQ together (please bring your own meat or veggies).
In the winter season (November to March) we host a free vegetarian dinner every Wednesday and Sunday, a Games evening on Monday and on Tuesday we run an evening with free mulled wine.
Apart from that its always possible that a small kitchen concert may take place and we occasionally organise trips or hikes to some beautiful places in the surroundings.
If you need to print out a ticket or something similar, we will be happy to do it for you. Just send us your file with an e-mail to email@example.com when you are here and we will print it at reception. If it's only a couple of pages, we'll do it for free. If you want to print bigger amounts, we'll ask you for 10 cent per page.
Our rooms are ready to move in at 14:00 (2pm) at the latest.
One exception is our apartments. They will be ready in the summer season from around 16:00 and in the winter season usually earlier. Please just ask on arrival, it is sometimes possible you can move in earlier, e.g. if the room wasn't occupied the night before or we finished cleaning earlier.
If rooms are free and clean you can move in earlier but we cannot promise this.
Our normal check-in time starts at 14:00 (2pm) due to our late and long-sleep-friendly check out time (12:00, noon) and after that you need to give us some time to clean the rooms. If the room is not ready yet, you can stash your luggage here and wait in our cosy common room (helping yourself to free tea and coffee and use our free WiFi) or you can go out and explore the town then come back later.
You should leave the room until 12:00 (noon) at the latest. Our apartments have a slightly later check-out time of 13:00 (1pm).
There will be other guests coming and before they can move in their room, we have to clean it. They don't want to wait until the evening before the room gets ready to move in, so you will have to leave the room sometime. If you want to take advantage of the day in Dresden, you can store your bags save and for free in our hostel and pick them up later.
You will get a key on arrival, with which you will have access anytime to the hostel.
From November to March you should check-in and get your key until 23:00 (11pm), because we will close reception after this time. From April to October (summer season) you can get in anytime, because the reception will be manned around the clock.
You can park at the side of the road in the surroundings for 3€/day, 0.50€/hour. Or you can park in a car park approx. 300m away for 1 €/hour.
It may be a bit difficult to find parking in the evenings, but it usually works out. We recommend not to overlook the ticket machines! It is checked. You can change some coins with us. The rather moderate fees count on weekdays between 9.00 and 24:00. 30 minutes are 0.25€, a day ticket costs 3€. Alternatively you will find a car park just around the corner, on Kamenzer Strasse 26. Every hour costs there 1€, it's about 5min walking distance to the hostel. Another cheaper car park is about 10min away (on Bautzner Strasse 29), there is costs only 3 € per day.
Our receptionists should live in Dresden and should be very well versed locally. We are looking exclusively for collegues, who want to work with us preferably for many years, because our reception work needs a lot of practice and experience.
We always search for volunteers for a few months (around 4 hours working time per day). You can sleep and eat here for free. Are you good at entertaining other travellers? Do you like to cook, do a pub crawl or maybe even a city tour? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are plenty of things to do in Dresden. We have a huge bar scene, good parties and concerts, a beautiful baroqueOld Town, a stunning National Park near by and beautiful castles and fortresses, but also world famous museums. You can go shopping, climbing and hiking and much more!
Please ask our professionals at reception for a personal recommendation. We will try to work out some proposals according to your interests or wishes.
Yes! However, it's not a bender like you may be used to from Berlin or Barcelona.It's more like a cultural tour through our trendy night life district with lots of info about the interesting history of the quarter.
The tour costs 15€ minus 23% Lollis Homestay rebate = 11.55€. Please ask at reception. The tour takes 2-3 hours, 3 small drinks are included, more beverages can always be ordered in the bars on your way. The regular meeting point is on "Albertplatz", ca. 10min walking distance from the hostel.
On Thursday we have a very favourable offer: Then this tour can be booked as part of the hostel activities for only 6€ per person (incl. three shots). Danilo, the tour guide, will pick you up at the hostel. Please register before 20:00 (8pm) at reception.
Generally yes. As in every touristy city, there are pickpockets (Christmas Markets, New Town and Old Town). You should also avoid drunken people in big groups. Sometimes they party too much. We also do not recommend to walk through parks alone during night time and to leave your personal stuff unattended in bars/clubs or in the city.