Hostels with a Profile
Step by step, every Hostel in Germany has been remodelled to meet a consistent quality standard over the past few years. The quality policy is based on a sustainable, holistic model that integrates social commitment, ecological soundness, customer friendliness and economic efficiency into one comprehensive concept.
About 150 Youth Hostels have gone even further and specialised in certain areas. Most of them concentrate on families and children. Others take special care of their guest's health and well-being, or help create space for cultural experience. Others have set their focus on promoting socially and ecologically sound behaviour, or combine this approach with activities to promote personal health on many levels. Strict rules have to be obeyed in order for a Hostel to receive a "Profile", and - just like any Hostel - Profile Hostels undergo regular checks.
This also applies to the "International Profile" which granted to some Hostels: They have adopted the motto "home again". While all Hostels are intended to be places of international encounter, these are specifically and expressly so.