One of the most beautiful cities of Germany cordially welcomes you. Heidelberg, the pearl of the Neckar valley, attracts several million visitors of all ages annually. Walking along one of the longest pedestrian area in Europe, where you can find a large number of options for a shopping tour, you end up in the romantic historic city centre with lots of winding alleys and squares. High above the Neckar and the romantic market place with the impressive church of the "Holy Spirit", the world famous Heidelberger Castle rises over the city and gives her the unique glamour.

Despite of its 800 years of history, Heidelberg is still a young and cosmopolitan city. One reason for this are certainly the several students in the city. Heidelberg also has one of the oldest Universities in Germany (founded 1386). The Youth Hostel is located directly at the Neckar in the northwest of the city, in the so called Neuenheimer Field. It is surrounded by leisure facilities like the zoo, botanical garden, open air pool and several sport grounds.

Tolerance, meeting people from all over the world, community across frontiers - people in our Youth Hostels live up to these values. Hostel|International offers visitors from all over the world much more advantages.

Special features of Heidelberg International Youth Hostel

  • Special programmes for international guests
  • Insider tips helping to get to know the city, the land and the pupils
  • TouristPoint as central Point for travellers
  • Open shaped reception area with friendly and multi-lingual staff
  • The Bistro and a cosy sitting area invites you to meet and exchange with others
  • Internet access

Free WiFi up to 1 Mbps!


From now there is free and unlimited Wi-Fi up to 1 Mbps for all guests in the lobby and the inner courtyard.

Participants of seminars and workshops can purchase charged tickets to use our Wi-Fi in meeting rooms, too.


Youth Hostel Heidelberg International

Tiergartenstr. 5
69120 Heidelberg

phone: +49 6221 651190
fax: +49 6221 6511928

Martina Rihm
Andreas Rihm

Opening hours

The Hostel is open from 12.00 a.m. till 11.59 p.m.
Reception is open from 6.30 a.m. till 2.00 a.m.

We recommend advance inquiry in winter to avoid periods of closure.