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

  • Nature-lovers
  • Relaxing
  • Sightseeing
  • Unique atmosphere

Green rating



Very good location with view of the river! The bed and breakfast provided for half board was excellent. Beds and rooms were clean but there were insufficient power points and toilets . Also be prepared for flying insects in the room since this is not a typical hostel in the city !


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Ting Pei,

Sat 12 Apr 2014

Incredible location. Don't miss the beautiful stars and the night view of Rhein from the terrace.


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Fri 14 Mar 2014

Travel tips...

Budget meal tip

Half board or full board at the hostel itself!

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Ting Pei,

Sat 12 Apr 2014