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Our Youth Hostel is in a prime location in the UNESCO TERRA.vita Geopark, in the heart of the Alfsee recreation area and surrounded by plenty of exciting tourist attractions. Are you keen on (water) sports? Then enjoy the paradise that awaits you on our doorstep! Whether you're a water baby, captain of a rubber dinghy or a wakeboarder, you will be spoilt for choice here. And you'll also find loads of great places in and around the main house, the seminar building and our bungalow village: For musicians and conference delegates, for streetball player and archers, and for meeting up for a barbecue and cosy campfire!
Since July 2012, Alfsee Youth Hostel now has even more space for families, conference participants, choirs and orchestras, with two four-bed rooms and a guesthouse with six family rooms as well as a spacious seminar building available during your stay. The area between our comfortable bungalows forms something of a village square - a fantastic place to meet up and play or just have a natter! And in between the main house, the bungalow village and the seminar building, you'll find lots of grassy areas where you can run around or just relax under the trees.
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Opening hours
The house is open

8.00 a.m. - 10.00 p.m.

The reception is open

8.00 a.m. - 10.00 p.m.


3.00 p.m. - 10.00 p.m.

Closing time

Prices 2023

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 40.40 € 43.40 € 45.40

Prices 2024

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 42.70 € 45.70 € 47.70

172 beds, 88 of them in the main house, 64 in the bungalows and 20 in the new guest house (opened in July 2012), most of them equipped with en-suite shower/WC. 7 conference/practice rooms, dining hall, common room for group leaders, bistro, fireplace, disco as well as a very good range of seminar equipment. New (since 2012): New guest house with four family rooms and a seminar building with a 160-square-metre meeting room. Beach soccer, streetball court, playground, barbecue pavilion, campfire area, indoor and outdoor archery.

Room Floor space
Max. number of participants
  • cinema
  • parliament
  • block
  • U-shaped block
    U-shaped block
  • circle
Floor Rent per day off
S1 36 sqm 30 22 16 22 16 GF € 50.00
S2 36 sqm 30 22 16 22 16 GF € 50.00
S3 36 sqm 30 22 16 22 16 GF € 50.00
S4 36 sqm 30 22 16 22 16 GF € 50.00
S5 47 sqm 30 24 20 20 20 GF € 75.00
S6 im Tagungshaus 60 sqm 40 28 24 28 24 GF € 150.00
S7 im Tagungshaus 100 sqm 60 48 40 48 40 GF € 150.00
S1+S2 / S3+S4 73 sqm 60 40 26 40 26 GF upon request
S6+S7 (Tagungshaus) 160 sqm 140 72 64 64 64 GF upon request
Conference equipment

bluray player, CD player, copier, DVD player, fax, flip chart, free wifi, metaplan board, microphone system, overhead projector, presentation case, projector, screen, slide projector, speaker's desk, stereo system, TV set, whiteboard, wireless microphone

Room Floor space Height
Max. number of participants
  • Choir
  • Orchestra
Floor Daylight Rent per day off
Disco 30 sqm 2.2 m - - B yes upon request
Spieleraum 30 sqm 2.2 m - - B yes upon request
S1, S2, S3, S4 je 36 sqm 3.5 m 60 60 GF yes € 50.00
S5 47 sqm 3.5 m 30 30 GF yes € 75.00
Tagungshaus 160 sqm 5.0 m - - GF yes upon request
Rehearsal room equipment

piano, stereo / PA equipment

Ob Familien, Musiker, Tagungsgäste, Wakeboarder oder Bogenschützen: Am Alfsee und rund um unsere Jugendherberge warten Action, Natur und Entspannung. Natürlich bietet der See selbst viele Möglichkeiten, sich um, am oder über Wasser zu bewegen. Auch rundherum ist Abwechslung Programm: Probieren Sie doch ruhig einmal etwas Neues aus und lassen Sie sich an unserem Schießstand zeigen, wie man mit Pfeil und Bogen ins Schwarze trifft. Leihen Sie sich ein Rad und erkunden Sie den Naturpark Nördlicher Teutoburger Wald oder schnüren Sie die Wanderschuhe. Außerdem können Sie in den Museen und nahen Ausflugszielen in Kultur und Geschichte eintauchen – von der Varusschlacht bis zur Tuchmacherei.

Excursions near Alfsee Youth Hostel

  • Whether you're a lover of water sports, a culture addict or just nuts about nature - all around Alfsee Youth Hostel you can expect to find paradise on your doorstep:
  • Plenty of aquatic fun
  • Bathing beach with beach volleyball area
  • Rubber dinghy rides and canoe trips
  • Water-skiing and wakeboarding
  • Even more sports and games
  • Kinderautoland ("Kids' Car Land")
  • Go-karting track (partially suitable for wheelchair users)
  • Horse riding
  • Crazy golf
  • Trampolines
  • Skate park
  • Climbing wall (6 metres high)
  • Cycle tours and hiking
  • Jogging and walking
  • Hedge maze
  • "Bullermeck" indoor play & leisure paradise
  • There's so much to do
  • "Arche Alfsee", farm with animal enclosure, artists' café and other magical surprises
  • "Haseniederung" regional ecology centre
  • Day trips to Bramsche
  • Museum of Clothmaking
  • Museum and Park Kalkriese
  • Bathing at the Hasebad, the Darnsee and the Freibad Ueffeln
  • Day trips to Osnabrück
  • Museum for Industrial Culture
  • Osnabrück's subterranean "Unterwelten"
  • Osnabrück Town Hall of Westphalian Peace
  • Univiersity Botanical Gardens
  • Eisenzeithaus (Iron Age House) in the Osnabrück Land region
  • Nettebad pool & sauna