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.