Giessen, the university city on the Lahn

Giessen Youth Hostel is a modernised timbered building. It is located in a large park-like area to the west of the city and offers all the amenities for its guests to feel at home.
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Closing time

Hostel is open all year round except Christmas.

Prices 2018

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 22.00 € 26.50 € 28.00

Prices 2019

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 22.00 € 27.00 € 28.50

The Youth Hostel is located on Hardtterrasse in a park-like area on the western edge of the city, in the direction of Heuchelheim.

Giessen Youth Hostel has 88 beds in rooms with two to eight beds each. A room with a table football table, billiard table, air hockey and darts system is reserved for games. Guests can relax in the fireplace room. As the Hostel is very popular all year round thanks to its great location, we recommend making an early reservation.

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
Kaminzimmer 50 sqm 40 - - 30 20 GF € 25.00
Studio 60 sqm 30 25 - - 25 GF € 25.00
Conference equipment

CD player, DVD player, flip chart, presentation case, projector, TV set, video recorder

Leisure activities

  • Guided tour of the university city with its medieval and contemporary sights, such as the Liebig museum, "Mathematikum", and botanical gardens.
  • Outings to the Roman Limes, hikes in high altitudes in the Wetterau region to Münzburg or Arnburg abbey, visit the Fortuna iron ore mine, Braunsfeld castle etc.
  • The Hostel management has put together special programmes for specific interests, e.g. the "Chemical Adventure" programme, "Hands-on Mathematics", paddling on the Lahn river etc, and is also happy to help its guests plan their own adventures and discovery tours covering one or several days.