The 5 Best Hostels in Stuttgart, Germany

The New Palace in Stuttgart, Baden Wurttemberg, Germany
The New Palace in Stuttgart, Baden Wurttemberg, Germany | © Peter Schickert / Alamy Stock Photo
Stuttgart is a very international city, and one of the best ways for travelers to mingle with people of all nationalities is to stay at a hostel. Explore the exciting city of Stuttgart during the day and exchange stories with fellow travelers at night. Here are five of the best hostels in Stuttgart.

Hostel Alex30

A room at Hostel Alex30
A room at Hostel Alex30 | © Hostel Alex30 / Hostelworld

Hostel Alex30 is located three train stops from Stuttgart Central Station, allowing for easy access to the city center. Rooms (private and shared) are basic but bright and cheerful, and are kept impeccably clean at all times. At Hostel Alex30, you can start the day with an all-you-can-eat breakfast (for an extra charge) before setting off to explore the town. Guests can socialize at the bar-lounge or terrace in the evening.

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A&O Stuttgart City Hostel

A room at A&O Stuttgart City
A room at A&O Stuttgart City | © A&O Stuttgart City / Hostelworld

A&O Stuttgart City is a hostel and a hotel rolled into one. It offers single, double and family rooms, all with private baths, alongside shared dorms that accommodate between four and eight people, making it a good choice not only for solo travelers and backpackers but also for couples and families. The rooms are basic and with no frills, but you can be sure they are comfortable and clean. A&O Stuttgart City is conveniently located just seven minutes from the railway station by public transport and is walking distance from many of the tourist attractions in town. Take advantage of the buffet breakfast at €7 (£6.20) to kickstart a busy day in Stuttgart.

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Youth Hostel Stuttgart International

Youth Hostel Stuttgart International
Youth Hostel Stuttgart International | © Youth Hostel Stuttgart International / Hostelworld

Youth Hostel Stuttgart International enjoys a unique location up the hill, offering a lovely view of the city. Start your day with a filling, complimentary breakfast and end your day socializing in the game rooms or the bistro. With 309 beds across 94 rooms (two- and four-bed), this is the biggest hostel in Stuttgart. It is only one mile (1.7 kilometers) from the main railway station and is well-connected by public transport. Youth Hostel Stuttgart International belongs to the trusted group International Youth Hostel Federation (IYHF). Guests who are not members of the IYHF or DJH (German Youth Hostel Association) need to pay an extra fee. Also, the room rates vary depending on the age of guests.

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Blaues Haus

A room at Blaues Haus
A room at Blaues Haus | © Blaues Haus / Hostelworld

Blaues Haus (Blue House, named so because of the building’s color) is not technically a hostel but a great alternative to one. This house has three apartments, each with three comfortable double rooms, a bathroom, a common area and a kitchen. Public transport stops almost at the doorstep of the house and the city center is only 1.2 miles (two kilomters) away. You will find many cafés, restaurants, bars, shops and supermarkets within a few minutes of the house.

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Shared room in city center

Shared room at the apartment | © Airbnb

If you’re traveling solo or with a friend and are on a shoestring budget, this apartment near Stuttgart city center offers a basic private room that can be shared by two individuals traveling together or separately. Each person gets a key so they can come and go as they please. Beni the owner is happy to provide breakfast as well. Technically it’s not a hostel, but at €17 (£15) per person a night, a stay in Stuttgart (especially near the center) can’t really get any cheaper.

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These recommendations were updated on August 15, 2018 to keep your travel plans fresh.