We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Brilliant Accommodation”

We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Colditz
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Colditz Youth Hostel
Clive, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Brilliant Accommodation”
Reviewed August 20, 2012

a super place to stay. Staff absolutely spectacular. Staying so close to where all the action occured is priceless.
Parking, spotless rooms, local restaurant 1 minute walk.
Fantastic value.
We stayed in a 4 bedroom accommodation with private bathroom.

Games rooms with a multitude of amusements available.
onsite cafe and breakfast included.

Room Tip: A little off the main route but worth the extra km drive. perfect for all budgets. Immaculate ac...
See more room tips
  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank GHowett
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

54 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    39
    13
    2
    0
    0
See reviews for
7
12
4
2
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (10)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed January 7, 2012

You have got to be a real fuss pot not to enjoy staying in the castle hostel. Alex Bulloch's War Research Society www.battlefieldtours.org.uk is the only battlefield tour operator who offers the opportunity to stay at Colditz Castle in this splendid facility. There is en-suite in all rooms, very clean and quite unique. The tour of the castle is first class and all of the staff are polite and friendly.

The only difference between a hotel and this accommodation are; firstly you have to make your bed with the sheets & blankets provided, there are towels! Secondly there is no TV in the room (so who cares!) and the floor is lino type, not carpet, so probably cleaner!

Thirdly the breakfast is canteen style but plenty of food and spotlessly clean. A credit !

Room Tip: Only use the castle if you are reasonably mobile because of the nature of the area it is a bit of a...
See more room tips
  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
6 Thank AKnight_12
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed November 4, 2011

Having not hosteled for at least 20 years this was an amazing experience. I traveled with two friends from work as we wanted to visit the castle, finding that we could also stay at the same location was a real bonus for us. Arriving at nightbthe schools colditz looked every bit as inspiring as I expected it to be. The castle is undergoing some refurbishment currently but the majority of the scaffolding has now gone and the full effect of the floodlights beaming out upon the fascade was incredible. The hostel was busy with a lot of young people staying as you would expect but the solid construction of the building meant that having retired to our family room we left the noise and excitement behind as we shut the door. The castle now not only houses the hostel but the museum and a music acaddamy as well. The following morning we were treated to a school choir singing in the court yard where the acoustics are phenomenal before leaving our accommodation for a tour of this famous POW camp. The hostel was first rate and I have converted two middle aged friends to hosteling both as a group and with their families to

  • Stayed November 2011
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
4 Thank Paul070866
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
New York City, New York
Level 4 Contributor
19 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed September 1, 2011

Having learned that Colditz Castle had been turned into a youth hostel, my brother and I ventured south from Berlin to check it out for a night. The castle (though it's really a palace) went from being a royal residence, to a hospital, to a mental asylum, to a Nazi war camp, to an old age home. These days, while being renovated, it's a museum, musical seminary, and hostel.

SERViCE: this is less a hostel than a large B&B. The staff vanished when the sun set. There is a free breakfast in the morning and there appeared to be a dinner service around 8pm (the sun set at 9). Although the place calls itself a "youth hostel", adults can stay here. While we were here, a family was occupying a few rooms down the hall. Adults simply pay about 3 euros more per day per person. The room came with its own bathroom, which was nice, since I was expecting a long walk down a dark hall.
VALUE: one night cost my brother and I a total of 57 euros (you pay per person, and we paid about 28 euros each) with all of the associated taxes and fees. It's cheap and the room we got was enormous, BUT there is no one to prep the room upon your arrival. The staff gives you sheets and you make the beds. Also, bring your own towel and soap. None are provided. And bring something to do. The town shuts down as though a demon-wolf prowled its streets at night.
SLEEP QUALITY: The beds were pretty comfy.
CLEANLINESS: Colitz only just opened as a hostel a few years ago, so the rooms are all new and clean.
SPA: none
FITNESS CENTER: none

Other:
TOURS: The castle runs a few tours every day, and there is a museum. Most of the tour and museum centers around its WW2 heritage. Since the castle is most famous for being the centerpiece of a few British war movies, many of the tourists are British, so there are English-speaking guides.
TOWN: The town is as picturesque as it gets, so you should wander around the twisting alleys. But as for food, good luck. There are a few bars and restaurants, but when we were there, they were all closed. The only places to eat were a couple of ice cream parlors at the town center and a hole-in-the-wall takeout Chinese Restaurant. So we traveled all the way from NYC to eat chop suey and wonton soup. However, they sold bottles of Radeberger for something like one euro. We got a bunch. Other than that the town was literally deserted.
SPIDERS: the rooms have no screen windows and some big ones got in. We don't kill spiders since they eat flies and mosquitoes, so we scooped them up with a notepad and tossed them out the window, which we then closed. However, when I say big, remember that I'm not an arachnophobe and still got a bit of a shock when one crawled out from under the pillow as I was making the bed.
ENGLISH: the staff spoke enough English to check us in and out and they wrote very well in their emails prior to our arrival when I made reservations. Asking for a place to grab a beer though was too much.
RESERVING A ROOM: make your reservation through one of the travelocity-esque hostel websites. There is almost no website for the castle and I made my reservations via email. This was time consuming and a little confusing because there was a miscommuncation regarding our arrival date. However, so few people were here that really a reservation was unnecessary. There were maybe ten guests for the 100-plus rooms.

In conclusion, I recommend making Colditz a day trip from somewhere else. It's an interesting place to visit (maybe even fun for some), but the whole area is totally dead and in the absolute middle of nowhere. With one of the only roads into town blocked for some repair work, my brother and I detoured literally down a dirt road that went through someone's field until we were able to find a paved street again.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank molacde
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hythe, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
225 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed August 23, 2011

We stayed two nights at the Schloss YH. It is housed in the magnificent castle in what was the German quarters in WW2 and subsequently a hospital and old folks home.

The double rooms with ensuite were spacious, plenty of room to spread gear about.

Breakfast was okay with the usual buffet style of continental fare.

Room Tip: Ask for a double!
See more room tips
  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank InvictaMoto
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2011

Easy to get to by Public transport - a mix of train and bus. Have visited some hostels where you just can't get the hang of finding it; well here its the big castle on top of the hill!
Staff are friendly, not alot of local info but may be a good base if you wat to stay out of Leipzig/Dresden. My best recommendation would be to read a couple of books (at least Pat Reids' Colditz story) then take the extended tour with Steffi and leave a couple of hours to wander around the castle

Room Tip: Often booked up with school trips, so as always; get in as early as possible
See more room tips
  • Stayed July 2011, traveled solo
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
4 Thank peterj8
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hastings
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed July 18, 2011

Standard youth hostel but nice because it's all shiny new. No facilities to make or store your own food. One (very provincial) restaurant in town that closes at 8pm if there are no customers - but food was delicious, if pork-heavy. Hostel breakfast bread-and-spread based, and a bit chaotic with the many youth groups surging in. Bit of a trek from the parking area to the hostel proper. Almost impossible to book online, but you get a quick response by email in English. Reception closes at 10.30pm though so no late arrivals. Kids get kicked out of the communal areas at 10pm so you get a very good night's sleep. We paid about €50 for a double including breakfast. Worth it for the anecdote of staying in the castle - and don't leave without doing the extended Castle tour with Steffi.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
7 Thank judrop500
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Been to Colditz Youth Hostel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Colditz Youth Hostel

Property: Colditz Youth Hostel
Address: 04680 Colditz, Saxony, Germany
Location: Germany > Saxony > Colditz
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Specialty Lodging in Colditz
Number of rooms: 34

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing