Welcome to our historic bastion!

The Youth Hostel is located in the 500-year-old "Gerberbastei" bastion as well as in two modern, converted townhouses. It forms part of the medieval city walls and can be found in the historic centre of Bautzen, which is known as the "City of Towers".
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Opening hours
The house is open

12.00 a.m. - 11.59 p.m.

The reception is open

8.00 a.m. - 10.00 a.m.

5.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.


5.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.

Closing time

Hostel is open all year round except Christmas.

Prices 2019

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 23.00 € 29.00 € 34.00

The Youth Hostel is located in an old bastion, part of the former city walls in the historic centre of the town of Bautzen.

The 112 beds are spread across single to six-bed rooms, two of which have wheelchair access and six of which have an en-suite shower and WC. Furthermore, guests can use the two dining rooms, four seminar rooms, a magnificent open terrace and a barbecue area.

Room Floor space
Max. number of participants
  • cinema
  • parliament
  • block
  • U-shaped block
    U-shaped block
  • circle
Floor Rent per day
Mühlbastei 47 sqm 30 20 25 23 20 - upon request
Mönchsbastei 47 sqm 30 20 25 23 20 - upon request
Speiseraum II 78 sqm 70 50 25 30 45 - upon request
Gerberbastei 85 sqm 70 50 25 30 45 - upon request
Seminarraum 25 sqm - - 12 - - - upon request
Conference equipment

CD player, DVD player, flip chart, microphone system, overhead projector, projector, screen, slide projector, speaker's desk, TV set, video recorder

Our tips for your stay

It's not just the vibrant Sorbian culture that makes Bautzen worth visiting. This town was once more important than Dresden, and more recently the town gained notoriety for its "Stasi prison" and was associated with political persecution. Two decades after German reunification, however, the town is now showing a completely different side. The old town has been restored to an excellent standard, and lots of little shops, cafes and restaurants make this a great place to go for a stroll and pass the time. What's more, the town is a great base for excursions to the Upper Lusatian Highlands, the Zittau Mountains, to the Czech Republic or to the Heath and Pond Landscape of Upper Lusatia, with its UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

Sightseeing and excursions

Thanks to a fantastic location you don't only need to decide where to go, but also how you want to get there. After all, you needn't always drive. Discovering this region on foot or by bike is also highly worthwhile. A great day out is guaranteed at Kleinwelka, with its Dinosaur Park, Mini World and Labyrinth. In the Ortenburg you'll find the Sorbian Museum, Folk Theatre and the famous Rietschel Gable. Immerse yourself in the natural surroundings of the Upper Lusatian Highlands, the Zittau Mountains and the Heath and Pond Landscape of Upper Lusatia, with its UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and Sorbian villages. The Spree and Frog Cycle Routes are ideal for active visitors, as is the border trail between Sohland and the Czech Republic. And there are, of course, swimming pools, thermal baths, cinemas and a range of sports facilities.