Beautiful view over the Lahn Valley

  • The Lahn Valley Youth Hostel in the historic spa town of Bad Ems is situated above the town, providing wonderful views of the Lahn Valley. Bad Ems lies right on the river Lahn, and is perfectly suited to extensive hikes and cycle tours through a unique river landscape. Magnificent, grand buildings bear witness to a venerable past.
  • Bad Ems Youth Hostel has 116 beds in rooms with 1, 2, 4 and multiple beds. Each room is equipped with an en-suite shower/WC.
  • 2 dining rooms, bistro, café/bar, snack area, play area.
  • 3 common rooms and functions rooms of varying sizes for 16 to 60 people; these may be combined to hold up to 100 people (comprising 2 dining rooms) and are fully equipped for events, conferences, workshops, project days and music camps.
  • Leisure programmes for a thrilling family holiday.
  • Activity programmes for exciting school trips.
  • Table tennis, pinball, table football, billiards, darts, board games, sports area for ball games, playground, sheltered barbecue.
  • At Bad Ems Youth Hostel we welcome families, groups of schoolchildren, seminar and conference participants, choirs and music groups, holidaymakers, cyclists, ramblers and, of course, individual guests.
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Closing time

Hostel is open all year round except Christmas.

Prices 2018

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 22.50 € 31.50 € 34.50

Prices 2019

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 22.50 € 31.50 € 34.50

Bad Ems is located right next to the idyllic river Lahn, and is surrounded by unrivalled scenery. Bad Ems Lahn Valley Youth Hostel is situated above the historical spa town, offering a fantastic view across the Lahn Valley.

  • 116 beds in rooms with 1, 2, 4 and multiple beds. Each room is equipped with an en-suite shower/WC.

Room Floor space
Max. number of participants
  • cinema
    cinema
  • parliament
    parliament
  • block
    block
  • U-shaped block
    U-shaped block
  • circle
    circle
Floor Rent per day
Tagungs- und Speiseraum Bismarckhöhe 38 sqm 40 25 16 25 - GF € 57.00
Tagungs- und Speiseraum Malberg 48 sqm 60 40 24 35 - GF € 72.00
J. Offenbach 51 sqm 60 40 24 35 - B € 76.50
Malberg + Bismarckhöhe 86 sqm 100 70 - - - GF € 129.00
Conference equipment

blackboard, CD player, DVD player, flip chart, internet access (WiFi), overhead projector, pin board, presentation case, projector, screen, slide projector, stereo system, TV set

Room Floor space Height
Max. number of participants
  • Choir
  • Orchestra
Floor Daylight Rent per day
- - - - - - no free of charge
Rehearsal room equipment

piano, stereo / PA equipment

Activities for guests of Bad Ems Youth hostel

Bad Ems is situated on the river Lahn, right in the heart of a sprawling nature park. Steeped in tradition, it is one of Germany's most beautiful spa towns. Spacious indoor and open-air pools, the spa resort, a range of hiking trails and plenty of places to visit in the surrounding area make Bad Ems a truly worthwhile holiday destination.

Sightseeing and excursions

  • Bismarck monument at Bismarckhöhe
  • Kaiser memorial, Mainzer Haus, Water and Spring museum
  • Schloss Balmoral
  • hiking all around Bad Ems, e.g. Lahn Hiking Trail
  • wonderful forest landscape
  • Mining Museum (only open on Sundays), Spa and Town Museum
  • spa town steeped in tradition
  • spacious indoor and open-air pools, Ems Thermal Baths
  • spa resort
  • "Kannebäckerland" area
  • cycle tours through the Lahn Valley
  • giant chess, golf and crazy golf
  • horse riding
  • canoe hire
  • "Trimm-Dich" fitness path, Nordic Walking course
  • tennis, boat hire and bicycle hire
  • Gackenbach Game and Leisure Park (summer toboggan run)
  • skateboarding and rollerblading on Silberau Island
  • boat trips
  • visit Marksburg Castle in Braubach
  • Koblenz, with a tour of the city and the "Deutsches Eck" headland, Ehrenbreitstein Fortress
  • Excursions to the Rhine with shipping
  • tour with a visit to pottery factories and the Ceramics Museum in Höhr-Grenzhausen
  • trips along the river Lahn, e.g. to Wetzlar, Limburg and Diez