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

  • Sightseeing
  • Nature-lovers
  • Unique atmosphere
  • Relaxing

Green rating



We suggest that people drop into the tourist information to ask about different ways to get up the the hostel - the very steep, or just the steep way. Even the steep way was head with a backpack


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Fri 28 Aug 2015

I want free wifi, thanks!


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Sat 22 Aug 2015

Travel tips...

Budget meal tip

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

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Mon 17 Aug 2015

Where next?

Anywhere on the Rhine!

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Mon 17 Aug 2015