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Burg Stahleck, Bacharach, 55422, Germany

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A modern youth hostel in the historic castle Stahleck with a magnificent view of the Upper Middle Rhine Valley UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Bacharach Hostel

Hostel Bacharach

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

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!


Prices are members' prices

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Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


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Important info

  • Additional tax is payable at check-in.
  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Unaccompanied children under the age of 16 can be accommodated only with a letter from a parent or legal guardian providing permission for the child's unsupervised stay.
  • Children under the age of 4 stay free.
  • Children under the age of 14 qualify for a discount on the advertised price at check-in.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • A non-member supplement of EUR 3.50 per person per night is payable on arrival at hostel.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Games room
  • Table tennis / ping pong

Food & Drink

  • Cafe/Bistro
  • Vending machine
  • Restaurant onsite

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Conference Facilities
  • Cycle Storage
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Luggage Room
  • Luggage Room Availability - Available during hostel reception times
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 01 Jan to 01 Jan
Open from 31 Dec to 31 Dec

From 08:00 to 20:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +49-6743-1266

Fax. +49-6743-2684

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Stahleck Schlöss (500m to 1km)
  • Rhein (500m to 1km)

See the full list of attractions



It’s like going to Hogwarts for a night.


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Thu 22 Aug 2019

Loved this castle hostel. Only thing was we couldn’t get enough fresh air in the room because the windows would only open at the top and tilt out in the tower and we were sooooooo hot! Everything else was wonderful!


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Sun 04 Aug 2019

I've stayed in over two dozens hostels around the world, and this was the best one I've ever stayed in. It's in a 12th century medieval castle! Need I say more? The staff was great, the breakfast was great, the room was great, and the setting and scenic vistas were unbeatable. Plus, the town of Bacharach was the most enchanting little town I've ever seen. Gold stars across the board!!!


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Thu 30 May 2019

The breakfast and dinner are awesome!!! And staff are kind. The view outside of hostel is fabulous. It’s not easy to get to the hostel but it’s worthy!


Avatar for Lynn


Sun 23 Dec 2018


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Amusement / Theme park (More than 10km)
  • Beach (1 to 2km)
  • City Centre (500m - 1km)
  • Cycle trails (1 to 2km)
  • Golf course (More than 10km)
  • Gym (More than 10km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Mountainous Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (5 to 10km)
  • Parks / Green Area (500m - 1km)
  • Restaurants (500m - 1km)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (500m - 1km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (More than 10km)
  • Ski area (More than 10km)
  • Swimming pool (More than 10km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (500m - 1km)
  • Theatre (More than 10km)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (At or next to the hostel)
  • Water park (More than 10km)
  • Wooded Area (Less than 500m)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Bacharach is on the route Mainz-Koblenz.
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Cycling
  • Walking / Hiking

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