A lodging option in which a traveler, especially an international student, is hosted by a local family.
Lollis Homestay in Dresden, Germany blurs the line between “hostel” and “home-stay” by offering backpackers hostel accommodation with a home-stay atmosphere, that is, an opportunity to participate in local culture, experience the eclectic flavor of the surrounding “Äußere Neustadt” neighborhood, and feel welcomed by a family of fellow globe-trotters.
Created with the vision of “being artistic, being social,” Lollis Homestay oozes with the colorful character and open-mindedness of its artsy location. Situated in the soul of Dresden’s bohemia, where art galleries, hidden boutiques, cafes, pubs, creative architecture and young wanderers abound, Lollis Homestay’s interior design adds to the imagination. Each room was designed by a different artist with its own, unique theme.
Unique interior hostel design
Sleep in a genuine Trabant car, characteristic of East Germany, in the “Trabbi’s room,” to enhance your “road” trip. Find yourself “shrinking” in the “Giant’s Room” with surrealist, giant-sized furniture. Or discover what other, original surprises you’ll find in rooms such as the “Spiral Room,” “Basti’s Room,” the “Prince’s Suite” and more.
But the hostel’ funky flair with bottle chandeliers, oriental graphics, and pillow seating is nothing compared to the funky characters that accompany the lounge and common areas. Sit down for some free cups of coffee, tea, and conversation with people from all over the world and all different walks of life. Or borrow one of the hostel’s free bikes to explore the interesting stories, shops, and streets that the area has to offer.
Location of Lollis Homestay
Technically the alternative “Äußere Neustadt” neighborhood of Dresden, its bandwagon of alternative artisans – like Lollis Homestay -, and its counter-culture community should not exist. At the end of the 1980’s, the neighborhood was supposed to be demolished under the GDR – the German Democratic Republic. But with Germany’s reunion and the beginning of FRG – Federal Republic of Germany, a kind of “anarchic” atmosphere ensued, allowing the area’s creative expression and liberal ideas to rapidly develop.
Today, Lollis Homestay and Äußere Neustadt neighborhood’s other artistic projects are rooted in this cultural history of free spirit and an appreciation for life’s odds and ends. They strengthen the notion that art lives in people, as do people live in art, and our social connections only make the grand picture that much more dynamic.
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Hostel Details Lollis Homestay Dresden
24 hour reception
Close to public transportation
Type of property