You want your team to reach its peak performance? You want to be among the winners in your next competition? Then boost solidarity and team spirit in your team and stay in one of our Youth Hostels that cater specially for sport groups. This is where you can bring the boys or girls, women or men in your team to top performances. Meet other competitive athletes and be a motivation for each other!
Travelling in groups – just right for active holidays and training
Our certified Sports Youth Hostels are ideal for sport trips. As a rule, we cooperate with local sports associations so that we can offer you a broad range of sports facilities. You can also rent sports equipment from us upon request.
Our certified Hostels normally have several indoor and outdoor sports grounds. Football, volleyball or basketball players will be met with ideal conditions for their training. Often, local swimming pools offer reduced entrance fees for swimming groups. Our Youth Hostel Search will help you look specifically for the available training facilities.
Some Sports Youth Hostels provide opportunities for winter sports fans to conduct a training camp in a Youth Hostel located in an attractive winter sport resort. Ski equipment can be adequately stored, fitness rooms let you expand the scope of your training, and our cosy common rooms are ideal for a bit of après-ski in the evenings. Our winter sports Hostels are also attractive for a regular skiing holiday and ideal for groups that would like go skiing together.
Travelling in groups: our Hostels are perfectly equipped
Modern shared rooms are available to you during your stay in a Hostel. But you can also book single or double rooms. As a coach, by the way, we will only charge you the junior rate for your stay!
Food and diet are an important subject for athletes – and they are important to us, too. We will agree on a nutritional concept for you and your team. Be it fresh fruit and vegetables, tender meat or tasty vegetarian dishes: we will take care that your body receives the ideal supply through a balanced athlete's diet.
Youth Hostels are a place where friendships develop
Cohesion in a group doesn't only grow through training together. Common leisure activities outside the rigid training plan bring sportsmen together and enable friendships to grow. That is why we have a varied leisure activity programme on offer in our Youth Hostels. Activities include, for example:
✓ Climbing parks
✓ Party rooms
✓ Barbecue areas
✓ Spa areas
✓ Table football
If you would like more information about arrangements for sports groups in Youth Hostels, please do not hesitate to contact us! We are pleased to help you any time.
Marcus Fürstenberg, coach of the football country ligist TuRa Harksheide, was initially skeptical, he had no good memories of the youth hostels from the school days.
But the house "Dikjen Deel" on the beach of Westerland convinced him. In January, Marcus Fürstenberg already completed the sixth training camp on the island. There were running units at the booth, beachsoccer, training in tactics, swimming in the indoor pool as well as fitness units. "The weekend was also important for the team spirit," emphasizes coach Fürstenberg.
It has paid off: the kickers have been unbeaten for seven games.
Information at westerland.jugendherberge.de
The football national team trains in a youth hostel? But clearly! The German team of Cerebral Paretics (brain-damaged people with restricted mobility) completed a football course at the Ortenberg Youth Hostel in Baden-Württemberg.
The national team was founded three years ago. Invited by the German Disabled Sports Association (dbs-npc.de), fourteen kickers and five attendants met in the youth hostel, which is located in a neo-gothic castle. Here they were preparing for an international competition.
"The team spirit was strengthened by the accommodation in multiple rooms and shared kitchen service," praised the coach Thomas Pfannkuch. The former Bundesliga pro was also excited by the training course of the local sports club. "We have completed successful training sessions here and are well prepared for the tournament to Denmark", he noted. The youth hostel team-mate Christian Hefele had suggested. "It was a novelty for us," he said. "After the positive experiences, it looks as if every year a course takes place in the youth hostel Ortenberg."
Information at ortenberg.jugendherberge.de