If you follow the River Elbe to the North Sea, you'll come to the town of Geesthacht. Geesthacht lies on the green outskirts of Hamburg. It's ideal for people wishing to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. But its proximity to Hamburg is also appreciated. The hostel is situated high above the River Elbe. A forest starts right next to the hostel. While cycling on the popular Elberadweg cycle route, you can watch the big ships on their way to the sea.

Continue reading show less
Closing time

Please arrive between November and March with advance notice, as the reception is not manned all the time.

Prices 2023

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 28.00 - € 36.00

Geesthacht Youth Hostel is near the city of Hamburg. The centre of Geesthacht is 0.5 km away, and Hamburg can be reached by bus.

The grounds of the hostel are adjacent to the forest. The hostel has 110 beds, mostly in 4-bed and 6-bed rooms, showers and toilets in the corridors, double rooms with separate sanitary facilities for group leaders, 5 common rooms, a TV room, W-LAN, secure bicycle shed. One area for playing football on, table tennis and a barbecue area are available to provide some fun and action on the site.

Geesthacht on the Elbe

Geesthacht is characterised by the flair of the nearby city of Hamburg and the River Elbe, which flows through a large barrage at the foot of the town. Many guests take advantage of the excellent transport links, because Hamburg is easily accessible by bus and train. One highlight is the nearby high ropes course, which challenges its visitors to master stretches of the course of varying degrees of difficulty on a 8,000 m² wooded area. Cyclists will appreciate the Elberadwanderweg cycling route and a swimming pool, mini golf and bowling facility are also available.


Trips and excursions

  • Towns of Hamburg, Lüneburg and Lübeck
  • Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial
  • Butterfly park in Friedrichsruh
  • Scharnebeck ship lift
  • "Heidepark" or "Hansapark" amusement parks