Welcome to Bacharach hostel - home of a very friendly welcome and a unique setting. The world-famous modern youth hostel is situated in the historic 12th-century Stahleck Castle, towering above the Rhine valley.

The romantic town of Bacharach is one of the loveliest places in the Rhine Gorge. The main street has been restored to give an impression of what it might have looked like in the Middle Ages and everywhere in the town you’ll find traditional half-timbered houses, picturesque courtyards and cosy wine taverns.

The hostel is ideal for exciting family holidays, schools trips, hiking and cycling groups or individual travellers - and equally great for events, workshops, music camps and functions. With full conference facilities, there's also plenty of leisure options: games, table tennis, pinball, piano - you name it!

What travellers think

Best for

  • Unique atmosphere
  • Nature-lovers
  • Sightseeing
  • Relaxing

Green rating



I like my dinner ! :D


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Tue 17 Feb 2015

it is better to arrive early, take a taxi to the hostel~


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Tue 20 Jan 2015

Travel tips...

Nightlife & entertainment tip

We had a nice meal at Zum Grunen Baum, which serves the restaurant's own Bacharach wine. After that, we sat out on the hostel's outdoor plaza and just enjoyed the beautiful summer night.

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Fri 08 Aug 2014

Nightlife & entertainment tip

The castle terrace has such a beautiful view! Be sure to buy a local bottle of wine in Bacharach, some sandwiches and savor the view till bedtime!

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Sun 21 Sep 2014