Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Welcome to the new FIVE ELEMENTS HOSTEL in LEIPZIG, which we are happy to operate since march 2015!

Opened just 2 years ago as “Say Cheese Hostel”, our new fantastic place offers everything you‘d expect from a Five Elements Hostel: a super central location, awesome staff, great rooms, a place where you can easily meet other travellers.

Our Mission: To bring together the comfort and amenities of a hotel with the typical relaxed and communicative atmosphere of a backpacker hostel.


whether it’s a tie, a baby-bottle or a backpack you are carrying – we know your needs.

All rooms have private bathrooms: make your choice between private or dorm style accommodation, cook your own noodles in our apartments or try new recipes with your fellow guests in our shared kitchen, it’s up to you!

For a relaxed start to the day, we offer our guests a balanced breakfast buffet, which includes tea and coffee, bread rolls, cereals, yoghurt, juices, eggs, fruit and pastries. Our cozy breakfast lounge also includes a communal area and a well-equipped communal kitchen that guests are welcome to use.
On Wednesday evenings we cook a free hostel dinner for all our guests.

An on-site bar with an outdoor seating area right in the city center serves beer, wine and soft drinks as well as signature cocktails.
Every Tuesday evening we offer free crêpes for our guests.

We always keep beds for last minute guests, but: Leipzig has lots of cultural events and trade fairs! Better book in advance to guarantee a bed…

These Five Elements are the ingredients for our hostel:

1. Central location
2. Clean and well equipped non-smoking rooms
3. 24/7 reception and lounge
4. Current tips and recommendations
5. Friendly staff and fellow guests


FREE bedlinen
FREE city maps & iron
FREE luggage storage
FREE 24/7 guest kitchen
FREE Hostel Dinner every Wednesday
FREE Crêpes every Tuesday View House Rules


Add a hit of style to your travels with a stay at Five Elements Hostel. We’re centrally located in up-and-coming Leipzig, a city that ticks off culture, history and buzzing nightlife. We combine swanky modern interiors with an easy-going vibe. Try a cocktail in our bar, or drink al fresco in our outdoor seating area – some nights we host live-music sessions to get you in the party mood. There’s a bunch of free stuff too to stretch your budget, including city maps and Wi-Fi as well as crêpes on Tuesdays and a hostel dinner every Wednesday – all our treat!


Start the day with coffee in Leipzig Market Square, a 3-minute walk away, then head to the Museum der Bildenden Künste (Museum of Fine Arts), 5 minutes away on foot. Round things off in one of the city’s beer gardens or go dancing at the Distillery nightclub (a 10-minute bus ride away). We’re easy to find – from Leipzig Hauptbahnhof (the main train station) it's a 10-minute walk. If you’re coming in from the airport, get the S-Bahn train to Markt, which is only a 2-minute walk from us.

Rooms and Dorms

Decked out with chic, minimalist interiors, our rooms are very clean and have a bright and spacious atmosphere. We have mixed and female-only dorms, private doubles, triples and quads and even apartments with their own kitchens. All rooms come with an en-suite bathroom, lockers, TVs and air con. Bed linen is free and you can hire towels. Travelling bookworm? All our bunks come with a reading light.

Extras and activities

Start the day with our epic (and cheap) all-you-can-eat breakfast – or we have a communal kitchen if you like to cook for yourself. Like our reception, it's open 24/7 – perfect for midnight snacks. We’ve thought of all the extras to help make your stay easy, with laundry facilities, an elevator and luggage storage. Our lounge has board games, foosball and a pool table.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.9

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.2

  • Cleanliness 8.6

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    09 Jan 2020
    Really nice hostel, perfect location, clean and nice atmosphere
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    02 Jan 2020
    Germany, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    08 Dec 2019
    The rooms are well kept, friendly staff. The surrounding is very conducive.
    Germany, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    29 Dec 2019
    Terrific location within the historic centre of Leipzig. Great water pressure in the showers, and a lovely bright communal kitchen.
    New Zealand, Female, 41+
  • 9.1


    20 Nov 2019
    The hostel is really well located in the center of Leipzig. The lounge was amazing especially if you just wanna chill. The room was good too (with the heating as well as just how the room was). There was a table and a lot of light with huge windows. The only issues would be the bathroom and some noise. If more than two people would shower, water would stay by the door at the entrance and there was noise in the morning that came from the hall outside. I recommend this hostel. It was really cool 👍
    Netherlands, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    11 Nov 2019
    Nice hostel, with great location and great bar downstairs.
    Serbia, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    23 Nov 2019
    The location was good, around 15 minutes from the train station by foot and it is close to the places of interest. There is a free luggage storage, and a kitchen. Downside is you need to deposit €20 for the pots and pan. Overall clean kitchen, bathroom and lounge area. The heater in the room works, feels more like a hotel because everything is good!
    Malaysia, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    24 Nov 2019
    Look: facilities, bar, staff, location - excellent, no questions asked. But if you’re coming here for atmosphere, nephew you ain’t gonna find one. On the other hand, if you’re a 40+ Mediterranean business man who enjoys wearing wife-beaters and y-fronts around the room whilst clearing your throat at every opportune moment (every 30 secs), as well as calling sex hotlines at 1 in the morning, then this is definitely the place for you. Overall pretty good, but hostels can’t pick their guests! 5/7
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    24 Nov 2019
    No Atmosphere at all, probably can’t be worse if you were trying to meet people. All people passing through or Older people. Rooms not cleaned when we showed up. Wifi only works in toilets and elevator, not even standing at reception. Bar solid, nice happy hour, nice kitchen. Location perfect. Ok for a night.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 6.3


    30 Oct 2019
    After 2 days of telling staff that the bathroom in our dorm was not clean, the bin and paper were changed but the TOILET WAS LEFT DIRTY, with urine stains and hairs along the seat border mounting up over several days. Disappointing if these are the standards of cleaning.
    England, Female, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi