Youth hostels

Over 40 youth hostels are located in Bavaria's cities, at bathing lakes, in the great outdoors or even near the Alps. Discover our 11 cool tips for families, couples and individual travellers here

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Great Youth Hostels in Bavaria: 11 Tips

Die Jugendherberge Nürnberg befindet sich in unmittelbarer Nachbarschaft zur Kaiserburg

Nuremberg: Living in a landmark

The mighty Kaiserburg dominates the silhouette of this city. The modern youth hostel with its impressive common rooms is housed in the former stables.
Nuremberg Youth Hostel

Segelboote auf dem Altmühlsee

Gunzenhausen: On Lake Altmühlsee

In the heart of the Franconian Lake District, water sports are a big draw, as is the Altmühl cycle path and the route to Lake Brombach. The delightful marketplace is just a short walk away.
Youth Hostel Gunzenhausen

Paradies für kleine Entdecker: Europas größtes Felsenlabyrinth

Wunsiedel: In the Fichtel Mountains

As part of the Bürgerpark Katharinenberg, complete with falconry centre and petting zoo, and close to Europe’s largest rock labyrinth, this youth hostel is a paradise for young explorers.
Youth Hostel Wunsiedel

Blick auf den Wittelsbacher Turm der Burg Trausnitz

Trausnitz Castle: Pure Middle Ages

Medieval traditions and customs are writ large on this castle complex, which feels like something out of a picture book. There are also great opportunities for mountain bikers here.
Trausnitz Castle Youth Hostel

Regensburg: Die Wöhrdinsel und die Pappelallee ist ein Paradies für Spaziergänger und Fahrradfahrer

Regensburg: On the island

With an idyllic location on the “Unterer Wöhrd” Danube island yet just 15 minutes’ walk from the centre, this youth hostel is the perfect base for nature adventures and city strolls.
Regensburg Youth Hostel

Aussicht vom Lechweg auf den Kneipport Füssen im Allgäu

Füssen: At the foot of the Royal Castle

The classically simple youth hostel on the western outskirts of Füssen is the ideal starting point for hikes with a view of the fairytale castle of Neuschwanstein and rambles through the charming town.
Füssen Youth Hostel

Augsburg: Der Herkulesbrunnen in der Maximilianstraße in der Abenddämmerung

Augsburg: Lots of culture

Jim Knopf, the Urmel, the Fuggers, Brecht and Mozart – there are plenty of stories and history to experience in one of the oldest German cities. The hostel is located just three minutes from the historic centre.
Augsburg Youth Hostel

Fluss Wörnitz mit Kloster Heilig Kreuz und Liebfrauenmünster

Donauwörth: Tip for cyclists

The yellow-green paint may be a matter of taste, but the location is not: about one kilometre from the city centre, the friendly and bright hostel is a great starting point for cycling tours.
Donauwörth Youth Hostel

Blick auf die Münchner Altstadt mit Marienplatz, Neuem Rathaus, Frauenkirche und der Turmspitze des Alten Peter

München: Plenty of choice

With the soon to be completely renovated and expanded hostel “München-City” as well as “München Park” in Thalkirchen and the hostel in Castle Schwaneck in Pullach, there are three convenient and communicative centres available.
"München-City" Youth Hostel | "München Park" Youth Hostel


Garmisch-Partenkirchen: So cool!

“Moun10”, pronounced “Mountain”, is the name of the new, stylish hostel for mountain and climbing fans at the foot of the summit “Zugspitze”. It even offers a sauna and relaxation room with tiled stove.
"moun10" Youth Hostel

Bad Tölz an der Isar

Bad Tölz: Sporting centre

Bavaria’s first sports youth hostel scores with a speed-soccer facility and active course on the premises, as well as an ice arena and climbing center in the immediate vicinity. Of course, skiers are also in the right place here.
Bad Tölz Youth Hostel


For families and partners as well as single people aged 27 and above, the annual fee for the German Youth Hostel Association costs 22.50 euros (half-price from June of the current year). As a rule members are expected to make their own beds and bring their own towels. Almost all Bavaria’s youth hostels are certified as barrier-free.


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