Big city with Baltic Sea flair

Welcome to Kiel

Which German city boasts beautiful sandy beaches? And where can you just take a ferry to Norway and Sweden? Kiel is practically built around water, which is why water-based activities make up a large part of the leisure option. In the summer, visitors can bathe at one of the numerous beaches and boat trips are also an absolute highlight. Children love the seal pool at the fjord and adults enjoy a leisurely shopping trip in the pedestrian zone. If you stay at the hostel on the east bank, you'll enjoy a fantastic view of the maritime state capital.

What do our guests love about Kiel?
  • Located on Kiel Fjord
  • Ships in the middle of the city
  • Water sports ranging from sailing to surfing
  • Baltic beaches nearby
  • World-renowned sailing event "Kieler Woche"
  • Culture in the Kunsthalle, the Maritime Museum and the Freilichtmuseum Molfsee (open-air museum)

Full programme

The state capital for adventurers. We offer exciting programmes for school classes. Make your own music in the sound studio or explore Kiel and the Baltic Sea in our exciting programmes.

We look forward to seeing you

Hostel manager Helmut Behnke and his team welcome you to Kiel Youth Hostel. They are happy to help you plan your stay.
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Opening hours
The reception is open

8.00 a.m. - 9.00 p.m.


2.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m.

check-out until 10 a.m.

Closing time

Open all year except 18/12/2023 - 27/12/2023 and 31/12/2023 - 02/01/2024