Lotte - The Backpackers

Burgweg 3, Heidelberg

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Lotte - The Backpackers


Overview of Hostel

Lotte Hostel is a unique old house. It is situated in the heart of old town Heidelberg and it's very close to the historic castle, the main shopping street, bars and restaurants. We are an independant hostel. Get to know our friendly staff and the owner and have a chat about who Lotte actually was.

From Nights People


By Car: Take highway A5 from south (Freiburg/Basel) or north (Frankfurt), exit Heidelberg. Follow the signs to 'Altstadt/Schloss' (oldtown/castle), then follow the directions for parking deck 12. That's where you can park the car (13,50 €/24 hours). Or park in P11 for 2,50 € over night or 12,50 €/24 hours (7 minutes to walk). Free parking is tricky in Heidelberg. We let you know about the possibilities on request.

From the Heidelberg main station by bus: Take bus No 33 (from the 'Burger-King'-side of the station towards 'Koepfel/Ziegelhausen'). This line takes you straight to Lotte in about 15 minutes (leaves every 20 minutes during the day) for 1,40 € ("city tarif"). Your stop is 'Rathaus/Bergbahn' after a 15 minutes ride. It's only about 30 meters to 'Lotte' from there. When you get off the bus look in the direction the bus is facing. You´ll see a cobbled stone path which leads up to the castle. There it´s the 2nd house on the left. You can't miss it. Note: We don´t have a big sign - don´t walk up too far..

Located near

Lotte is located in the oldest part of Heidelberg, very close to restaurants, many bars, popular sights and the main shopping street. We are 2 minutes walk from the Old Brigde and 1 minute only to the Hauptstrasse. The walkway up to the castle starts right behind the house, just a few meters uphill. If you like hiking take the funicular railway (station is opposite the hostel) up to the Koenigstuhl mountain, where you can take long or short tours with fantastic views.

Conditions & Policy

Credit Cards Accepted

1. Cancelations: You can cancel a confirmed reservation until 24 hours before your arrival (previous day 3pm) free of charge on our part. To cancel your booking we need your full name and your booked arrival date. If you cancel your reservation within 24 hours before your arrival and we can´t sell your bed to someone else, we have to charge the first night of your stay. 2. No-shows: If you don´t show up without having canceled, we will charge you with the cost of the first night. 3. Please note: Our reception is open from 8 am to 10 pm (lunch break from 1 to 2 pm). Check-out is 11 o´clock, check-in is from 3 pm. If you arrive after 10 pm, please let us know in advance. Otherwise you might find yourself sleeping under the Old Bridge, because the door is locked. When checking-in you get a key (5 € key deposit), so you have around the clock access to the hostel. We kindly ask you to pay in cash or card (EC, Master, Visa) when checking-in. 4. Price includes bed linen, mini-breakfast at any time (tea, coffee, cereal, milk), Wi-Fi, a fully equipped communal kitchen, a cosy living room with a computer for free use and a place to sleep of course! We have no TV! 5. We expect you to be mindful of your roommates (dor·mi·to·ry: from Latin dorm?t?rium, from dorm?re: to sleep). 6. If you lose the keys we´ll charge you 25 €. That´s what we have to pay to get new ones made.