A number of selected Youth Hostels are ideally equipped for concentrating on work in a quiet atmosphere. They provide the required space and services, modern technology and great value for money, and have established themselves as popular locations for conferences and courses particularly for a younger audience. Some of the German Youth Hostels Association's hostels have specialised on hosting seminars and conferences. Seating can be arranged according to the customer's needs, and the equipment provided includes everything from LCD projectors to simultaneous interpreting systems. Group rooms of various sizes enable holding small workshops or big conferences with rooms for several smaller groups and a large room for the plenum.
Courses and workshops for students
Our first example: when the German National Academic Foundation uses Youth Hostels as venue for the selection of its scholarship candidates, a rigid schedule and strict rules have to be complied with. "As the largest and oldest foundation for promoting academic talent in Germany, we withdraw with our scholarship candidates several times a year," says Gabriele Lichtenberg of the Foundation. "We consciously decided for Youth Hostels as a venue as they offer ideal conditions." Strict rules apply for the selection of candidates, as every candidate should have the same starting conditions."Youth Hostels are fully aware of our requirements and make sure they are met," Lichtenberg explains. "That is a reliable basis for our cooperation." The pleasant atmosphere in the Hostels is ideal for setting a relaxed mood. "The Youth Hostel in Speyer, where we host very many events, is particularly popular," Lichtenberg reports. "It is beautifully located on the Rhine river bank, close to the city. The staff is very helpful and always tries to fulfil all our wishes."
Seminars and conferences for companies
A second example: documenteam, a company based in Bielefeld, has also chosen German Youth Hostels as a location for its conferences and seminars. The company, which offers web-based print and logistics services, has hosted several events at Bielefeld Youth Hostel and was highly satisfied with the conditions there. "Once, we held a company seminar there, another time we booked the complete hostel for a two-day event," Jasmin Klapper reports. The full service and tasty food offered at the Hostel, the great value for money and the light, modern rooms were particularly appreciated by the company. "I can only recommend choosing Youth Hostels as a venue for company seminars," Jasmin Klapper adds.