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Birket 1, Forbach, 76596, Germany

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Enjoy your stay at our Forbach hostel in the Black Forest and get back to nature.

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Forbach Hostel

Hostel Forbach

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

The Black Forest area - feel at home with nature with dark fir forests, brooks, high mountains and wild gorges. Forbach is one of the most scenic hiking regions in Germany.

Our hostel is in the middle of the first and is the starting point for many hiking trails. We offer space for 74 guests in 15 rooms with two, four or six-bedded rooms, equipped with a sink, shower and toilet cubicles. Breakfast and bed linen are included in the price.

Discover the beauty of nature, as you hike - the silence, the pure air, the clear mountain water. Listen to the sound of the forest. Take a break from everyday life and feel relaxation and invigoration!


Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 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.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Games room
  • Garden
  • TV room
  • Table tennis / ping pong
  • Terrace / patio


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • BBQ

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car parking nearby
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 01 Apr to 31 Oct

From 08:30 to 13:00
From 17:00 to 19:00
From 17:00 to 19:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +49-7228-2427

Fax. +49-7228-1551



réservation faite sur le site. Une fois arrivé, la gérante nous indique qu'elle n'a pas de place pour nous (nous avions réservé 2 nuits pour 2 personnes). La gérante prétend qu'elle ne reçoit JAMAIS de particuliers uniquement des scolaires. Les documents en main elle regarde délibérément les infos ne correspondant pas à notre réservation, et nous dit ne pas avoir de place. Le fait de nous "offrir" le repas ne nous fera pas éviter une nuit à l'hotel à 75€. A éviter.


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Mon 16 May 2016

bon emplacement en plein foret , mais une cuisine serait un plus pour éviter les frais ...


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Fri 01 Nov 2013

Very remote location- not near food or entertainment of any kind. Great if you are on the Ostweg trail (yellow diamond), terrible if you're on the Westweg (red diamond).


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Thu 03 Oct 2013


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Amusement / Theme park (More than 10km)
  • City Centre (1 to 2km)
  • Cycle trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Mountainous Area (3 to 5km)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Ski area (More than 10km)
  • Swimming pool (More than 10km)
  • Water park (More than 10km)
  • Wooded Area (At or next to the hostel)
Getting to us

Getting to us

The youth hostel is in the middle of a large forest and only accessible by car or on foot. By car: A5 (Karlsruhe - Basel), exit Rastatt, then via B462 (Rastatt - Freudenstadt) to Forbach. Once in Forbach, please turn off your sat nav and just follow the “Jugendherberge” signs. The youth hostel is 2.5km from Forbach railway station. From the station cross the bridge then turn right into Friedrichstraße, after 200m turn left, then immediately right again into Hauptstraße, after 120m turn left into Braidstraße. Then follow the “Jugendherberge” signs. In the forest the tarmac road turns into an unsurfaced track. Just follow this track and you’ll find the hostel., Parking at the hostel. Parking at the hostel
Forbach 2.5km railway station - about 30 minutes' walk to the hostel (follow signs).

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