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Colditz Youth Hostel
Reviewed 21 April 2017

My wife and I stayed in the modern Youth Hostel for the final night of a rail holiday to Saxony.
We has a large room with en-suite Shower and Toilet. It was very clean with comfortable beds.
A buffet dinner was organised in the refectory which was superb. Beers and soft drinks also available to purchase.
The Castle has a long history prior to its WW2 fame as an Allied Prisoner of war camp (Oflag4c). We had an excellent guided tour in English which included an historical overview. The recently refurbished museum has excellent displays and artefacts from the prison camp days with story boards in German and English.
The Castle sits in a commanding position above the village of Colditz with its white walls and red roof tiles it looks very imposing.
A very interesting place to visit with excellent accommodation we hope to visit again one day.

  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 November 2016

Visited early November 2016, and stayed for one night so that we were well placed for a Castle Tour the next day which had been booked for 11am.

To take advantage of the accommodation, one of us had to have paid for membership of the German YHA.

The Castle has huge history, and it was fantastic to stay within the Castle. We arrived at about 4.30pm - the room had been pre-booked - and were greeted by an English speaking gentleman who checked us in. All went well, and made our way to our room, via a lift.

The room was a good size, with 2 comfortable beds which we had to make with clean sheets which were folded neatly on the table in the room. The room was very clean, with a bathroom with a shower cubicle. Towels were provided, water was hot but there were no shampoos/soap. It was very quiet and in the morning we went for breakfast which comprised of cold meats, cheese, hard boled eggs, bread, jams and yoghirts. Coffee and Tea was available together with juices.

A great place to stay to explore the Castle.

  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 October 2016

Popped in to have a look, excellent facility for schoolchildren, guides, brownies, scouts, cadet force etc. Very informative for Colditz castle. Close to Leipzig and the countryside. Definately worth a trip if you are a youth leader.

Stayed: October 2016
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Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Nice location, good size room, English spoken, games rooms with pool, table tennis, fussball , etc. As a family of four we would stay again. It was pretty economical and reception sells beer. Breakfast is basic and we found a nice local restaurant for the evening. It's a bit off the beaten track and that's what we wanted.

Do the tour round the castle even our preteens enjoyed it!

Stayed: August 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 August 2016

We spend one night in this hostel, and it was great experience. Hostel is situated in castle itself, that we enjoyed a lot. Polite staff, clean rooms. We had both supper and breakfast (they have tables outside, so we enjoyed nice view), the food is good. It has forest, where you can take nice walks. At museum (situated in the castle as well) you can book a nice tour in English and learn history of this place.

  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled as a couple
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Address: 04680 Colditz, Saxony, Germany
Region: Germany > Saxony > Colditz
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Ranked #1 of 3 Speciality Lodging in Colditz
Number of rooms: 34

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