In the south of the island of Sylt

Hörnum is the southernmost town on the island of Sylt. Nowhere else do guests have so many square metres of sandy beach as here, in the "sunny south" of the island. The sea, the beach restaurant and roofed wicker beach chairs invite you to unwind and take deep breaths. In addition, there are many opportunities for people to get active: surfing, sailing, golf and swimming. In the east of the island of Sylt lies the vast Wadden Sea. Hörnum Youth Hostel is in the middle of the dunes and only 10 minutes away from the popular sandy beach.
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Opening hours
The reception is open

8.00 a.m. - 11.00 a.m.

3.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m.


3.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m.

Closing time

Open all year except 05/11/22 to 01/02/23

Prices 2022

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 31.50 - € 36.00

Prices 2023

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 34.00 - € 38.50

The North Sea island of Sylt is connected to the mainland by the Hindenburgdamm causeway. Trains transporting passengers and cars run over this causeway. You can take a number 2 bus from Westerland station and get off Hörnum-Nord. From there, it's only a roughly 8-minute walk to the hostel on the northern edge of Hörnum.

Are you ready for a holiday? Hörnum Youth Hostel has 168 beds in single to 8-bed rooms, 6 common and dining rooms, club room with TV, W-LAN, 2 table tennis rooms, billiards room, washing machine and dryer, table football, billiards, board games available for rental. DFB mini football field, area for playing football and bike rentals are nearby. The highlight of the hostel is the supervised beach on the seaward side.

Hörnum in the south of the island of Sylt

Hörnum is the southernmost town of the island of Sylt. The kilometre-long sandy beach is very popular. But the Wadden Sea, especially in the east of the island, also offers natural experiences of a special kind. We recommend a guided excursion across the mudflats. From Hörnum harbour, ships set sail to neighbouring islands and to the islets. Hörnum is surrounded by the sea on three sides. Swimming, sunbathing, beach sauna and roofed wicker beach chairs invite you to relax and unwind. Hörnum Youth Hostel, situated among the sand dunes, is only a few metres away from the long sandy beach. The island is known for its huge range of water sports. Here is where the world's best athletes outdo each other in catamaran sailing, windsurfing and kite surfing and, of course, in surfing.

Trips and excursions

  • Mudflat excursions
  • Boat trips to neighbouring islands
  • Aquarium Westerland
  • "Sylter Welle" fun pool
  • Explore the island by bike
  • "Naturgewalten" ("Forces of Nature Centre" in List