Free WiFi

Sleepy Lion Hostel & Apartments Leipzig

Free Cancellation Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.

764 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Hostelworld says

Experience modern comfort and vibrant hospitality in this stylish Wilhelminian building, just a stone's throw from the main train station. It´s the perfect place to discover historical sights and also to enjoy Leipzig´s green spaces. This hostel provides a cosy backyard with a BBQ area, comfortable rooms for every traveller, as well as modern equipped apartments, each with a private shower and toilet.

Property Description

The Sleepy Lion is the very first independent hostel for backpackers in Leipzig.
Our beautiful Wilhelminian style building was completely refurbished in 2010/2011 and has disabled access.

We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and are proud to offer the best overnight possibilities you can find in the city, within 10 minutes on foot or 1 tram stop from the main train station. You can have breakfast until 11 am, and there's always somebody available to serve you a beer or a soft drink, or to tell you about cool places to spend the evening.

* located right in the city centre
* comfortable accommodation in clean 1 to 10 bed rooms
* modern apartments from 1 to 4 beds with kitchen & TV
* every room with shower and toilet
* linen included in price
* breakfast from 07.00 to 11.00 o`clock (6 EUR)
* non smoking rooms only
* handicap-accessible rooms
* elevator
* luggage storage
* free lockers (useable with your own padlock)
* 24 hours service
* high-speed internet and FREE WiFi
* major credit cards accepted
* no curfew
* free city maps
* drinks and snacks
* backyard/ BBQ area
* small tea kitchen (microwave, kettle, fridge)
* free tea and coffee

Explore the famous historical sights following the trails of Bach and Goethe, see where the political upheavals of 1989 started - or enjoy the green areas of Leipzig.

Leipzig is one of the most vibrant cities in Germany with a fascinating night scene in a still moderately priced student town.

There are not many German cities where you can do windsurfing, sailing, diving, kite-surfing and other water sports.
Just a 20 minutes ride from the city centre by car or public transport you can do it in Leipzig and right at two big lakes: Lake Kulkwitz and lake Cospuden, vegetated surface minings.
Just ask us when you check in.

No membership card needed, no age restriction, no closing times.
Persons under 18 are not permitted to sleep in dormitories. Minors may only stay in private rooms if accompanied by a parent or at least a person over 18 authorized by their legal guardian or with a written declaration of consent.

From male groups with more than 6 people we take a security deposit in cash that will only be paid
back at check-out if the rooms are left in fair condition. We do not host stag nights or male party
groups! We reserve the right to reject these groups at check-in.

Breakfast: 6 Euro (7am-11am)

Prices including tax and fees.
The city imposes an overnight tax or tourist tax of 5%, which is included in the price. Exemptions from this tax are possible (individuals under 18 years of age, disabled persons). Further information can be obtained from the accommodation.

Reviews & Ratings

764 Total Reviews
  • Security
  • Location
  • Staff
  • Atmosphere
  • Cleanliness
  • Value for Money
  • Facilities

Check Availability

Check In
Check Out


Latest Reviews

Apr 07, 2024
This hostel is brilliant and I could not recommend more. Best night’s sleep of my travels so far. The hostel is located close to the centre and train station and I really liked the building itself. My room was quiet, clean and comfortable. I even managed a bit of a lie in (a novel experience in a hostel for me). The breakfast is also definitely worth the money.
show more
Male, 18-24
Jan 12, 2024
Thank you to the staff for being friendly and inviting!
show more
Male, 41+
Oct 28, 2023
Great location 15 minutes from the station, common area and kitchen are great and open all the time, and they have table football! Only thing I would change is there are no lamps or sockets next to the bed so you have to charge your phone in the corner of the room, the curtains are thin and we had a balcony we couldn’t access (which I understand for safety or no smoking but was a shame).
show more
Female, 25-30


  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free City Maps
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Wheelchair Friendly
    • Security Lockers
    • Key Card Access
    • Common Room
    • Elevator
    • Bicycle Parking
    • BBQ
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Adaptors
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Cots Available
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Hair Dryers For Hire
    • Hair Dryers
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Microwave
    • Towels Not Included
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • 24 Hour Reception
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Housekeeping
    • Late check-out
  • Food & Drink

    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games
    • Wi-Fi

More hostels in Leipzig