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Pforzheim - Dillweißenstein

Kräheneckstr. 4, Pforzheim, 75180, Germany

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This hostel is located in the ruins of Rabeneck Castle in the southern district of Pforzheim, overlooking Nagold Valley.

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Pforzheim Hostel

Hostel Pforzheim

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Pforzheim-Dillweißenstein hostel in the Nagoldtal valley is set in a real piece of history! It’s integrated into parts of a listed building: the ruins of "Rabeneck" Castle. Rabeneck Castle, a lowland castle, was built around 1240 by the lords of Weißenstein and inhabited until 1295.

There is a total of 96 beds in four-bed rooms. All rooms have a washbasin as well as a shower/toilet. There are 6 en suite rooms for caregivers/supervisors. The hostel has 3 common rooms and 1 recreation room. Conference equipment includes a CD player, DVD player, Internet access (WLAN), Overhead projector, Screen and TV set.

Opposite the hostel there’s an outdoor swimming pool and there are also high-altitude hiking trails of the Black Forest Association, which go as far as Basel in Switzerland. How about a visit to the jewellery Museum in the Reuchlinhaus, the DDR Museum to talk to witnesses, or learn more about the world of jewellery at the Technical Museum. Enjoy a walk on the Nagold or work out in the climbing forest area which is located in the beautiful wildlife park, Pforzheim.


Prices are members' prices

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Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • 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.
  • Supplements to rates quoted apply to guests aged or more.
  • 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

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


  • Elevator / Lift
  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Vending machine

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car parking nearby
  • Conference Facilities
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 01 Jan to 23 Dec
Open from 27 Dec to 23 Dec

From 08:00 to 12:00
From 15:00 to 20:00
From 15:00 to 20:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +49-7231-972660

Fax. +49-7231-972661

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Maulbronn Monastery (More than 10km)
  • CongressCentrum Pforzheim (3 to 5km)

See the full list of attractions



I could only wish there was coffee available earlier in the morning!


Avatar for Kurt


Tue 05 Sep 2017

communication with inexperienced receptionist was not ideal. We could have got a room for the three of us (boys from same family) but we were put together with other guest while there were rooms available. But this was no problem after all. Altogether a nice experience. Very good breakfast and nice overall atmosphere.


Avatar for Antoon


Tue 25 Aug 2015


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Amusement / Theme park (5 to 10km)
  • Cinema (3 to 5km)
  • City Centre (3 to 5km)
  • Cycle trails (1 to 2km)
  • Golf course (5 to 10km)
  • Gym (3 to 5km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (1 to 2km)
  • Mountainous Area (More than 10km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (1 to 2km)
  • Nightlife (3 to 5km)
  • Parks / Green Area (5 to 10km)
  • Restaurants (500m - 1km)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (500m - 1km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (2 to 3km)
  • Ski area (More than 10km)
  • Swimming pool (500m - 1km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (2 to 3km)
  • Theatre (3 to 5km)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (More than 10km)
  • Water park (500m - 1km)
  • Wooded Area (5 to 10km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

The 51.9km from Stuttgart airport
From Pforzheim station, 6.2km from hostel, bus number 3 to Burggartenstraße. 5 minute walk to hostel
Parking in front of the hostel
800m from Weissenstein. Central station 5km from Pforzheim

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