Opening in spring 2013!

to Haltern am See Youth Hostel.

Dear guests,

There's a lot going on in Haltern am See: Since November 2011 we've been working to completely upgrade and extend our Youth Hostel. From January 2013 you can look forward to 44 brand-new rooms (between one and six beds each) - each of them equipped with an en-suite bathroom and WC, large windows and cheerful decor. Total beds available: 168.

The first floor will have 6 airy group/seminar rooms, while the ground floor will house a light-filled, multi-functional dining hall stretching across 155 square metres complete with outside terrace. Offering attractive modern buffets, the adjacent room will offer plenty of space for meal times to run smoothly.
Furthermore, guests can expect a bistro with sunny terrace, a recreation room and a huge outdoor area with plenty of games and sports facilities as well as barbecue and campfire areas. Our very own climbing wall with zip wire promises to be a real highlight.

The new Youth Hostel is beautifully situated between the Hohe Mark Nature Park, the "Westruper Heide" heathland and Haltern's reservoir. This magnificent setting is packed with interesting attractions, including the historic old town, but also countless opportunities for guests to get some exercise outdoors: Hiking, cycling, swimming, canoeing and pedalo rides, football, beach volleyball - the list goes on and on! We put together a number of top tips and activity programmes for you on this website.
Bookings for 2013 are of course already being taken: Book online or call us on +49 (0) 2364-2258.

See you soon here at Haltern am See Youth Hostel!
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Opening hours
The reception is open

8.00 a.m. - 8.00 p.m.


3.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.

Prices 2023

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 33.50 € 42.40 € 49.70

Prices 2024

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 37.50 € 46.50 € 53.90

Located between the Halterner and Hullerner reservoirs and surrounded by forest.

  • Following a year of building work, our Youth Hostel reopened in January 2013. The Hostel has 44 brand-new rooms (between one and six beds each) - each of them equipped with an en-suite bathroom and WC, large windows and cheerful decor. We will also offer 6 modern and airy group/seminar rooms and a multi-functional, light-filled 155-square-metre dining hall with outside terrace.
  • A bistro with sun terrace, a recreation room and a huge outdoor area with private climbing wall, zip wire, games and sports facilities and barbecue and campfire areas round things off nicely.
  • Our facilities at a glance:
  • Haltern am See Youth Hostel facilities:
  • Guest rooms: All with bathroom/WC, some with separate WC
  • 8 single rooms (with flatscreen TV and internet connection)
  • 4 twin rooms
  • 4 three-bed rooms (2 of which are suitable for wheelchair users)
  • 14 four-bed rooms
  • 14 six-bed rooms
  • 6 group/seminar rooms, between 21 and 62 square metres in size, all of them with natural daylight. Internet and TV connections, rooms can be darkened. Some with outside terrace
  • Large dining hall, 155 square metres, separate buffet area, outside terrace
  • Bistro with seating for 28 people and sun terrace
  • Recreation room with billiard table
  • Family room
  • Conference equipment, piano
  • Kiosk, drinks and snack machines, self-service coffee machine
  • Large outdoor area with climbing wall, zip wire, artificial turf, games equipment, barbecue and campfire areas.

Room Floor space
Max. number of participants
  • cinema
  • parliament
  • block
  • U-shaped block
    U-shaped block
  • circle
Floor Rent per day off
Wassermühle 34 sqm 16 16 16 14 - 1 € 60.00
Wacholder 34 sqm 16 16 16 20 - 1 € 60.00
Silbersee 62 sqm 22 24 - 20 - 1 € 90.00
Hohe Mark 42 sqm 26 16 - 14 - 1 € 70.00
Haard 36 sqm 26 16 - 14 - 1 € 60.00
Senat 42 sqm 36 12 16 14 - GF € 70.00
Conference equipment

CD player, DVD player, flip chart, internet access (WiFi), microphone system, overhead projector, pin board, presentation case, projector, TV set, wireless microphone

Room Floor space Height
Max. number of participants
  • Choir
  • Orchestra
Floor Daylight Rent per day off
Wassermühle 34 sqm - - - 1 yes € 60.00
Wacholder 34 sqm - - - 1 yes € 60.00
Silbersee 62 sqm - - - 1 yes € 90.00
Hohe Mark 42 sqm - - - 1 yes € 70.00
Haard 36 sqm - - - 1 yes € 60.00
Emil Zimmermann 155 sqm - - - GF yes upon request
Rehearsal room equipment

piano, stereo / PA equipment

Surrounded by nature...

Our Youth Hostel is located in magnificent natural surroundings: between the Hohe Mark Nature Park, the wooded hills of the Haard, the "Westruper Heide" heath area and the numerous lakes near Haltern's own reservoir. The Haard, the "green lungs" of the northern Ruhr Area, is a populatrr destination and is criss-crossed by a rich network of hiking and cycle trails. There are also a number of signposted Nordic Walking routes. In addition to the world's smallest heathland museum and imposing juniper trees, the Westruper Heide, with its characteristic fauna and flora, is a great place to explore via the interesting sandy trail circuits. The lakes in the area (Halterner See, Hullerner See, Silbersee 2 and 3, Dülmener See) are fantastic for a range of activities, from taking a ride on the "Möwe" passenger boat, to enjoying long, sandy beaches for bathers, caneo and pedalo hire, and enjoying the quieter, less busy waters in the nature protection areas. Haltern's historic old town is lovely for leisurely strolls, with historically significant buildings and the Roman Museum telling of this town's 2000-year-long history.
Our tips for activities and excursions have been listed under the "Leisure activities" heading.

Sightseeing tips...

  • Ketteler Hof: interactive adventure park (12 km)
  • Prickings Hof: converted farm with attractions (5 km)
  • "Möwe" passenger boat(1.5 km)
  • Granat Wildlife Park (13.7 km)
  • Gelsenwasser waterworks (4 km)
  • LWL Roman Museum (7 km)
  • Town of Haltern: self-guided tour of the old town (brochure available at the Youth Hostel), the Youth Hostel can also arrange guided tours (5.5 km)
  • Wild horses at Merfelder Bruch (21 km)
  • Heathland: "Westruper Heide" (1 km); signposted round walks 3-6 km. World's smallest heathland museum. The Youth Hostel can also arrange guided tours
  • Silbersee II: 900-metre-long sandy beach, DRLG-supervised, bathing permitted; Silbersee III: protected area with 5 km round walk
  • "Seebad Haltern": 800-metre-long sandy beach, beach volleyball, table tennis, playground, lifeguards
  • Aquarell leisure pool (pools indoors and out, sauna)