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Youth Hostel Balingen-Lochen

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Lochen Youth Hostel

Youth Hostel
Balingen-Lochen

Lochen Youth Hostel

Portrait

Welcome to the Jurassic Park of the Swabian Alb region. Where can you directly experience different epochs and phenomena of geological history that's been in progress for some 200 million years? Maybe at the cinema. But definitely here in the Swabian Alb region.

The hostel is situated 946 m above sea level, right on the Swabian Alb escarpment. The White Jura of the Lochenstein mountain shines out brightly. The Swabian Alb landscape looks really spectacular here. Where there was once a tropical sea 200 million years ago, today sheep graze on the juniper heath. No waves but sparse meadows, beech and spruce forests now dominate the landscape. The right place to really enjoy pure nature. The Schafberg-Lochenstein Nature Reserve is just a few metres away. Come on, explorers!

From the summit cross of Lochenstein mountain, the hostel's local mountain, you can gaze far into the distance. Enjoy the view of Hohenzollern Castle. And on clear days even the Alps seem close. Time to let your mind wander. Or would you rather be active? Either option will make you feel good.

The hostel is well equipped to meet the wishes and needs of families, school classes, sports groups and music clubs.

The Youth Hostel team is looking forward to welcoming you.

Equipment

classic
certified for sports groups certified for sports groups
bicycle-friendly accommodation Bett+Bike
bicycle-friendly accommodation
awarded with the organic seal according to EU legislation organic seal
awarded with the organic seal according to EU legislation
Youth Hostels - 100 % certified quality Youth Hostels - 100 % certified quality
Youth Hostels - 100 % certified quality
For cyclists
  • drying room
  • maps
  • 20 places in lockable bike room
  • repair service
For families
  • high chair for children
For cyclists
  • drying room
  • maps
  • 20 places in lockable bike room
  • repair service
For families
  • high chair for children
Outdoor
  • BBQ area
  • climbing wall / bouldering wall
  • sports ground
Outdoor
  • BBQ area
  • climbing wall / bouldering wall
  • sports ground

Meetings

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 off
Hörnle 23 sqm 20 - - - - - upon request
Bauernstube 27 sqm 30 - - - - - upon request
Lochen 55 sqm 45 - - - - - upon request
Lochengründle 30 sqm 18 - - - - - upon request
Lochen + Lochengründle kombiniert 85 sqm 63 - - - - - upon request
Klönstube (Keller) 40 sqm 30 - - - - - upon request

Conference equipment

CD player, digital camera, DVD player, flip chart, internet access (WiFi), projector, screen, stereo system, TV set

Rehearsals

Room Floor space Height
Max. number of participants
  • Choir
  • Orchestra
Floor Daylight Rent per day off
Hörnle 23 sqm 2.7 m 20 15 - yes upon request
Bauernstube 27 sqm 2.7 m 25 20 - yes upon request
Lochen 55 sqm 2.7 m 50 40 - yes upon request
Lochengründle 30 sqm 2.7 m 30 25 - yes upon request
Klönstube (Keller) 40 sqm 2.7 m 34 - - yes upon request
Lochen und Lochengründle kombiniert 85 sqm - 73 - - yes upon request

Rehearsal room equipment

digital piano, piano

Location and arrival

Town centre: 10 km

Admission of preregistered groups possible

Arriving by public transport
The nearest station is Balingen. From there, you can take bus number 17, which stops right at the hostel.
(for details, contact the Maas Reisen travel company, tel.: +497433-99720)

Rail service for DJH members
The Community Travel GmbH offers DJH members discounted RIT tickets for a return journey within Germany - this applies only in conjunction with stays in a hostel. School classes and groups can make use of this offer. You must carry confirmation of your booking with you when travelling.

Our partner can handle your enquiry via the booking hotline +49 4845  79 18 464 or www.anreise-jugendherberge.de. Payment must be made ​​by direct debit. Tickets will be sent by post or online by e-mail. In the event of a cancellation, the ticket may be returned free of charge to the agency up to the first day of travel.

Arriving by bus/car
You can drive to Lochenstein and to the hostel via the A81 Stuttgart-Singen, Balingen exit (exit 31). Follow the B463 and just before Balingen change to the B27. In Balingen, take the Messegelände (trade fair) exit and continue on the B463 towards Albstadt. Shortly after Balingen, take the first exit "Weilstetten-Lochen". You are now just about 5 km from the hostel. It is located on the highest point on the route between Weilstetten and the climatic health resort of Tieringen, below Lochenstein mountain. Be careful when entering the address into your navigation system! The hostel is sometimes marked incorrectly and you might end up in the forest near Balingen-Weilstetten. But the hostel is on the highest point, on the "Lochenstein pass", between Balingen-Weilstetten and Tieringen.

contact

Youth Hostel Balingen-Lochen

Lochen Youth Hostel

Auf der Lochen 1 · 72336 Balingen-Lochen

Tel. +49 711 664747-26 · JH-Lochen@jugendherberge.de

Agency: LVB Baden-Württemberg

Ratings from our guests

Superb 5 of 5
based on
1 Customer ratings
Reviews of the last 12 months in the DJH online feedback system: Guests are able to rate the youth hostel 4 days after departure.
Service
5
Catering
5
Facilities
5
Tidiness
5

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