Glückstadt on the river Elbe

Glückstadt's harbour is one of the most beautiful riverside roads in northern Germany. Colourful houses are lined up like a string of pearls along the water's edge. Enjoy this wonderful view of the activity in the harbour from Glückstadt Youth Hostel. Right next to the hostel, the canoe rental invites visitors to go on jaunts on the waterways around Glückstadt. The Elbe dyke offers passing cyclists and hikers a glimpse of grazing sheep and cattle and, behind the dyke, a view of the big ships on their way into the distance.
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Opening hours

The reception is currently not manned all the time, so please arrive with advance notice.

Closing time

Open all year except 05/12/22 to 08/01/23

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

Prices 2022

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 29.00 - € 35.50

Prices 2023

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 32.50 - € 39.00

Whether relaxing on the sun terrace or getting some action on the volleyball court - you'll feel at home in the modern hostel! 115 beds in double and 4-bed rooms, all double rooms and many 4-bed rooms with en suite shower/toilet, family rooms and toddler equipment, modern common rooms, cosy lounge cinema, reading and games room, seminar rooms, W-LAN, electric piano, lockable bicycle room, large outdoor area, beach volleyball, billiards, table tennis, area for playing football in with small goals, sandpit, net swing and slide tower, barbecue area, campfire site and rollerblades and bikes for rent.

Room Floor space
Max. number of participants
  • cinema
  • parliament
  • block
  • U-shaped block
    U-shaped block
  • circle
Floor Rent per day
Leuchtfeuer 60 sqm 60 30 30 40 35 B upon request
Schleuse 40 sqm 35 15 15 25 25 B upon request
Elbe klein 40 sqm 35 15 15 25 25 AF upon request
Rigmor 50 sqm 30 15 16 20 20 3 upon request
Glückstadt 40 sqm 35 15 15 25 25 B upon request
Conference equipment

CD player, DVD player, flip chart, free wifi, metaplan board, presentation case, projector, screen

Room Floor space Height
Max. number of participants
  • Choir
  • Orchestra
Floor Daylight Rent per day
Leuchtfeuer 60 sqm 2.7 m 45 35 B yes upon request
Schleuse 39 sqm 2.7 m 30 20 B yes upon request
Elbe klein 40 sqm 2.6 m 30 20 GF yes upon request
Rigmor 48 sqm 2.7 m 25 15 3 yes upon request
Glückstadt 40 sqm 2.7 m 30 20 GF yes upon request
Rehearsal room equipment

digital piano

Glückstadt an der Elbe

Glückstadt überzeugt durch die malerische Lage an der Elbe und die historische Innenstadt. Neben der idyllischen Atmosphäre des Marktplatzes, finden Sie originelle Geschäfte und Bars, bei denen eines natürlich nicht fehlen darf: der Original Glückstädter Matjes. Der Glückstädter Hafen gehört zu den schönsten Uferstraßen Norddeutschlands. Von der Jugendherberge genießen Sie einen herrlichen Blick auf das bunte Treiben im Hafen. Zur Badesaison locken die Elbstrände in Bielenberg und Kollmar.

Trips and excursions

  • Canoeing in the Rhin wetlands
  • Fortuna swimming pool
  • Waterskiing in Pinnerberg
  • Eissporthalle Brokdorf (ice rink) (October-March)
  • Hamburg with musicals, shops
  • Brunsbüttel lockage
  • North Sea (40 miles)