What is City Tax?



The City Tax is an accommodation tax, due for payment for bookings made from the 1st of January 2014.

The City Tax amounts to five percent of the room net price, excluding VAT as well as fees for other services such as mini-bar, sauna or spa area. The tax applies only to private overnight stays and the collection of it is limited to 21 consecutive days.

The City Tax is calculated and added to the bill by the hostel. It is an indirect tax: The accommodation providers have to transfer the tax and are authorized to claim the same amount of money from their guests in turn. They are not obliged to pass the fee on to their guests, though. Accommodation providers are defined as businesses that provide short-term overnight accommodation, such as hotels, guest houses, private landlords, independent hostels, youth hostels and campsites.

Business travelers are exempt from the City Tax and do not have to pay. They do, however, have to prove the business purpose of their trip.

How can I prove the business purpose of my trip?

The business purpose of a trip can be verified, for example, by a bill that is paid by or issued to the employer, or a letter from the company.

When can I check-in?



We guarantee you freshly made beds starting from 3 PM (in some cases, even faster – just ask our 24/7 reception). You can always use our free of charge luggage room. On your check out day we ask you to leave the room till 11 AM. If you like to stay a bit longer, ask for a free late check-out in advance. Of course, subject to availability.

Looking for a room that’s accessible with a wheelchair?



At our hostel you can book a single room with a private bathroom, which is wheelchair-accessible. The lobby as well as patio is barrier-free.

I’m not 18 yet. How can I stay at Pfefferbett?



It’s not a problem at all! But don’t forget to bring the parental authorization with you! You’ll find the necessary form here

Till when is the breakfast buffet available?



Our tasty and nourishing breakfast buffet is available daily from 7 AM till 11.30 AM.

When are you closing?



Never! We are there for you 24/7, both reception and bar.

Is the WLAN available?



Of course! The Pfefferbett WLAN is free and available throughout the hostel.

Which payment methods do you accept?



We accept a variety of credit cards (Visa, American Express, Master Card or Eurocard), debit cards and cash.

Is there an ATM nearby?



Yes, there is! You’ll find it in the entrance area. The usage fee is set by the issuing bank of your card.

Should I bring my own bedlinens?



No, the beds are made for you already. You can get towels at the reception for only 2.50€.

Is there a washing machine I can use?



Yes, there are even 2! Our hostel offers laundry service with washing and drying for 5€.