Welcome to the "Stone Age"!

Spread across 2 hectares and with woodland, a stream and sports facilities, the large grounds provide plenty of room for guests to really let off steam.
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Opening hours
The house is open

8.00 a.m. - 8.00 p.m.

The reception is open

8.00 a.m. - 10.00 a.m.

3.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.


3.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.

Closing time

Hostel is open all year round except Christmas.

Prices 2023

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 30.00 € 37.50 € 44.00

The Youth Hostel is approximately 650 metres above sea level, surrounded by woodland near Greifenbachstauweiher reservoir.

As a certified "Family|Sport|Youth Hostel" we offer excellent facilities. For example, the Youth Hostel has Saxony's largest range of ball sports, its own stone workshop with a mineral exhibition and an outdoor area in the woods covering approx. two hectares, with a stream and sports equipment for all sorts of action. The Youth Hostel has 205 beds, spread across two to six-bed rooms; all of these have washing facilities. Rooms for group leaders are equipped with an en-suite shower/WC. 17 beds are in wheelchair-accessible rooms. Showers and WCs for group rooms are located close by on each floor. The Youth Hostel also has a dining room, three club rooms, a playroom, a "creative room", an open terrace and 3 barbecue areas as well as 2 campfire areas.

Room Floor space
Max. number of participants
  • cinema
  • parliament
  • block
  • U-shaped block
    U-shaped block
  • circle
Floor Rent per day off
Hutzenstube 153 sqm 80 70 50 60 25 GF upon request
Clubraum Altbau 31 sqm 15 10 5 12 10 GF upon request
Großer Clubraum 32 sqm 25 12 16 12 10 1 upon request
Kleiner Clubraum 27 sqm 12 8 - - 10 1 upon request
Teebar 20 sqm 8 8 8 - 8 GF upon request
Conference equipment

blackboard, CD player, digital camera, DVD player, flip chart, magnetic board, overhead projector, pin board, presentation case, projector, screen, slide projector, speaker's desk, TV set, video recorder, whiteboard

Tips for your stay

Sports and activities all around the Youth Hostel: Football ground, volleyball and basketball courts, table tennis room with 5 tables, billiards room, table football, playground; water fun at the Greifensteine recreational pool; bathing in Greifenbachstauweiher reservoir plus sailing; Greifensteine rock formation with rock climbing and open-air stage; forest adventure climbing; various sports grounds (large pitch, grass); raft building and canoe training; GPS treasure hunts; cross-country skiing for beginners.

Sightseeing and excursions

Cycling and hiking

The region around the Youth Hostel is a real eldorado for fans of cycling and hiking. Long ago the area achieved fame thanks to extraordinary silver and tin finds. Many reminders of this mining past lend the area a distinctive flair. The following tours are just some of those on offer:
along the "Silver Road"
on the ridge of the Ore Mountains
on the Eisenach - Budapest long-distance hiking trail
excursions to the local region, including Oberwiesenthal; the neighbouring Czech Republic; Gelenau Alpine Coaster; along the "Mining Trail"; the Ore Mountains towns of Schwarzenberg, Annaberg-Buchholz and Schneeberg