Modernity and nature in perfect harmony

  • Modernity and nature in perfect harmony. The Nature Park Youth Hostel is in the middle of the Palatinate Forest Nature Park and, since being completely refurbished, is now a truly modern place to stay. The Palatinate Forest is Germany's largest area of continuous woodland and a designated biosphere reserve. In this charming landscape you'll find Hochspeyer, before the gates of Kaiserslautern, the Palatinate metropolis.
  • Hochspeyer Youth hostel has 121 beds in rooms with 1, 2, 4 and multiple beds. Each room is equipped with an en-suite shower/WC.
  • Attractive foyer with reception, bistro and café/bar, spacious dining room, snack area, play area.
  • cosy restaurant.
  • 7 common rooms and function rooms of varying sizes for 8 to 70 people; these may be combined to hold up to 120 people and are fully equipped for events, conferences, workshops, project days and music camps.
  • Leisure programmes for a thrilling family holiday.
  • Activity programmes for exciting school trips.
  • table tennis, pinball, table football, air hockey, board games, large field for ball games, campfire area, barbecue area and shelter, children's playground, football field and basketball court, workshop, secure bicycle storage.
  • Accessible rooms are available for wheelchair users.
  • At Hochspeyer Youth Hostel we welcome families, groups of schoolchildren, seminar and conference participants, choirs and music groups, holidaymakers, cyclists, ramblers and, of course, individual guests.
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Closing time

Hostel is open all year round except Christmas.

Prices 2022

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 26.10 € 35.90 € 39.00

Prices 2023

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 27.00 € 36.80 € 39.90

Prices 2024

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 27.80 € 37.60 € 40.70

  • 121 beds in rooms with 1, 2, 4 and multiple beds. Each room is equipped with an en-suite shower/WC.

Room Floor space
Max. number of participants
  • cinema
  • parliament
  • block
  • U-shaped block
    U-shaped block
  • circle
Floor Rent per day
Barbarossa 59 sqm 70 28 32 36 - B € 110.20
Frankenstein 65 sqm 70 30 28 36 - B € 123.50
Fischbach 66 sqm 65 24 20 38 - B € 125.40
Waldleiningen 25 sqm 21 8 12 12 - B € 47.50
Kaiserslautern 47 sqm 56 20 22 24 - B € 89.30
Hochspeyer 66 sqm 70 32 20 38 - GF € 125.40
Westpfalz 59 sqm 60 36 28 20 - GF € 112.10
Barbarossa + Frankenstein 123 sqm 120 60 - 50 - B € 233.70
Conference equipment

CD player, copier, DVD player, fax, flip chart, free wifi, pin board, presentation case, projector, screen, speaker's desk, TV set

Aktivitäten rund um die Jugendherberge Hochspeyer

Am Rande des Biosphärenreservates Pfälzerwald liegt Hochspeyer mit seiner reichen und wechselvollen geschichtlichen Vergangenheit. Was Hochspeyer anziehend macht, ist eine reizvolle Umgebung mit Höhenzügen, romantischen Tälern und Hochmooren. Ein Netz von gut ausgezeichneten Wanderpfaden lässt diese Landschaft auf besondere Weise entdecken. Aber auch Nordic-Walker und Mountainbiker kommen auf ihre Kosten.

Sightseeing and excursions

  • Palatinate Forest Nordic Walking und mountain bike park, with a large network of routes, single-trail and technical courses and a CC racing route
  • walks with the "Fuchsbus" ("Fox Bus")
  • guided walks, castle tours, GPS tours, guided nature trails available through Hochspeyer tourist information centre
  • extensive network of hiking and cycle paths
  • Palatinate Woodland Trail
  • woodland nature trail, "Trimm-Dich" fitness path
  • leisure pool
  • Palatinate Forest Biosphere House in Fischbach and tree-top path
  • walk to Franktenstein Castle and take a guided tour
  • Haus der Nachhaltigkeit ("House of Sustainability") in Johanniskreuz
  • Bad Dürkheim, with the Giant Barrel, ruin of Castle Hardenburg, Palatinate Museum and Weilburg Roman villa
  • Kaiserslautern, with the Garden Show, zoo/wildlife park, Palatinate Gallery und Kaiserpfalz imperial palace ruin
  • trip to Pirmasens, with its "Dynamikum Science Center"
  • visit the romantic little town of Annweiler, with Trifels Castle
  • Berwartstein Castle at Erlenbach, with a stop at the natural lake
  • Homburg an der Saar, with its Schlossberg Caves, the largest mottled sandstone caves in Germany
  • Neustadt, with its historic old town and Hambach Castle
  • travel on the "Kuckucksbähnle" (Little Cuckoo Train) museum railway between Neustadt and Elmsteiner Tal
  • holiday park in Haßloch
  • "Kurpfalzpark Wachenheim" wildlife park