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
  • Sightseeing
  • Unique atmosphere
  • Eco-tourism

Green rating



You can have supper for 8.6 euro. We liked it. We choose one ,turkey or pork, as a main dish. Another foods and drink --- buffet style.


Avatar for Miyoko


Sat 23 Jan 2016

Location is amazing! Definitely worth the trip up the steps. Try not to arrive in the dark (if you do make sure you have a light) because the way up is not lit. I didn't receive a key to my room, so that is why the security rating is poor.


Avatar for jamie


Tue 05 Jan 2016

Travel tips...

Budget meal tip

PostHof restaurant, the Cafe right across the street from the PostHof, and the Kebab/Pizza place right next door

Avatar for Christina


Mon 17 Aug 2015

Where next?

Anywhere on the Rhine!

Avatar for Christina


Mon 17 Aug 2015