A dream holiday behind the dyke

East Frisian hospitality, so much space, fresh air and lots and lots of water: Located on the northern outskirts of the picturesque North Sea resort town, our Youth Hostel offers plenty of ways for guests to discover the surrounding area.
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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. - 12.00 p.m.

4.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.

Check in

3.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.

Closing time

Hostel is open all year round except Christmas.

Prices 2018

Full board from
- - € 35.50
Full board from
- - € 35.50
Full board 2 nights and more from
- - € 35.50

Prices 2019

Full board from
- - € 36.50
Full board from
- - € 36.50
Full board from
- - € 36.50

The Youth Hostel is located next to the fire station on Bensersieler Straße, on the northern outskirts of town towards Bensersiel. Esens is a picturesque little place in East Frisia's lovely coastal region. It is just a few kilometres behind the water line, making it a convenient base for plenty of activities along the entire coastline. Bus stop: "Jugendherberge".

161 beds in 31 rooms. Each room is equipped with washing facilities. Fireplace area and gallery with comfy seating, disco room and several group and seminar rooms. All-weather sports ground for football and volleyball. Table tennis, bocce (boules) court and giant chess.

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
Luv 47 sqm 30 20 25 20 19 GF € 40.00
Lee 45 sqm 30 20 25 20 19 GF € 40.00
Blanker Hans 70 sqm 40 40 60 46 45 1 € 50.00
Doggerbank 80 sqm 40 40 60 46 45 GF € 60.00
Wattenmeer 20 sqm 30 20 16 20 19 GF € 40.00
Conference equipment

CD player, digital camera, DVD player, flip chart, internet access (WiFi), metaplan board, microphone system, overhead projector, pin board, presentation case, projector, screen, slide projector, TV set

Room Floor space Height
Max. number of participants
  • Choir
  • Orchestra
Floor Daylight Rent per day
Filmraum 71 sqm 2.9 m - - 1 yes upon request
Luv 47 sqm 3.0 m - - GF yes upon request
Lee 48 sqm 3.0 m - - GF yes upon request
Familienraum 40 sqm 2.9 m - - 1 yes upon request
Adventures on the high sea and countryside excursions

Up here in Esens on the unrivalled North Sea coast, there's plenty to experience - whether you're into history, sports, taking it easy or enjoying local specialities. Esens is just a few kilometres behind the water line, making it a great base from which to go off and enjoy plenty of activities all along the coast.

Sightseeing and excursions

  • Boat excursions to the seal banks
  • Boat trip from Bensersiel to Langeoog
  • Seal sanctuary and breeding station, Norden-Norddeich
  • Journeys of discovery all across East Frisia, to Wilhelmshaven, to Emden or to Papenburg to see the "Meyer-Werft" shipyard.
  • Surprising. Varied. East Frisia. Current information on: http://www.ostfriesland.de/