• German Youth Hostel Association: the world's largest network of youth hostels
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German Youth Hostel Association (DJH)

32754 Detmold

Service Phone +49 5231 7401-0
Fax +49 5231 7401-49

Something you can rely on!
For 100 years now, Youth Hostels have represented values that enrich life. For all those who go through life openminded. Who want to experience togetherness, and are eager to get to know the world and other people. Brave – or even adventurous at times. Because confident young people don’t need a corset, they have a backbone of their own. The only time they will twist and bend is for sports, or with laughter. Which is something worth envying. Something precious.

German Youth Hostel Association: the world's largest network of youth hostels

The youth hostel – This is an idea "made in Germany". This is the most extensive network of youth hostels in the world: the German Youth Hostel Association (DJH) comprises 513 attractive properties. Many of them are in absolute dream locations of which many hotels would be envious. We can be found in palaces, castles and in buildings protected as national monuments. We occupy well-exposed locations in large cities, on major rivers, on the coasts and in the Alps. Each youth hostel offers something special: this can be the high ropes course, a canoe tour or survival training or also a relaxing massage or a trip to the sauna. But most importantly: at youth hostels guests experience a real sense of community.

Out hostels are open to everyone. They are the meeting places for people from all over the world - for single persons, groups, young people, seniors, families, school classes, kindergartens, sports associations. The members of the DJH are a part of an international network: in 90 countries worldwide, in 4,000 youth hostels you can experience the unique community across all borders. The principle of openness and tolerance applies; the love of one’s fellow man and respect are a matter of course. Different temperaments and cultures encounter each other here on a daily basis, have fun together and experience things together. And all of that is at unbeatable prices.

Youth hostels in Germany have a high standard: they have modern, friendly facilities, offer good accommodations and competent service. They are also safe and clean. Wash rooms and toilets offer the largest private sphere possible. The bedrooms and the multi-bed rooms are divided by gender. Almost all youth hostels also have comfortable single rooms as well as double rooms and family rooms. The room price always includes breakfast and bed linen.