In the heart of the city

"In Pirmasens, the gateway to the Palatinate Forest, is found one of the most modern, impressive and stylish youth hostels in Germany. The building is located in the heart of the city, within walking distance of the train station, the popular Dynamikum Science Center, the city, which has a pedestrian zone, and the local recreational area Strecktal Park. Allow yourself be spell-bound by this unique youth hostel in the nearby Palatinate Forest Nature Park and by Alsace, with its French way of life.

  • The ultra-modern youth hostel in Pirmasens has 220 beds in rooms for 1-, 2-, and 3- to 5-bed occupancy. All rooms are fitted with a shower/WC.
  • This top youth hostel is ideal for exciting family holidays or eventful school trips, and offers optimal conditions for groups for learning, rehearsals, meetings, events and leisure.
  • The perfect environment for celebrations for families, groups and children's birthdays.
  • Entrance area with reception and spacious, open-plan bistro and café/bar, children's play area.
  • 2 modern and cosy restaurants with open show kitchen and terrace.
  • Spacious indoor children's play world: climbing tractor, rocking car, Wendy house, play tower with slide, tree house with swing, climbing wall and large Wendy house, air hockey, table football and XXL table football, Soccout court, table tennis, football goal wall, basketball hoop, push cars, toddlers' play area.
  • Children's playground: sandpit, play tower with slide, swing, climbing net and sliding pole, table tennis table.
  • 10 recreation and function rooms of different sizes with a large congress hall for up to 192 people with extensive equipment for events, conferences, workshops, project days and music courses.
    2 free places when booking full board for 15 people or above
  • Leisure programmes for an exciting family holiday.
  • Educationally valuable adventure programmes for eventful school trips.
    2 free places for teachers when booking a school trip.
  • Team-building programmes for groups and unique community experiences.
  • Exciting participatory programmes at the Dynamikum Science Center in the immediate vicinity of the youth hostel.
  • Building has barrier-free access and facilities. The barrier-free rooms are furnished as follows: single beds, barrier-free washbasin, folding mirror, shower fittings, folding seat, barrier-free WC with support handle (in accordance with E-DIN 18040).
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Closing time

Hostel is open all year round except Christmas.

Prices 2019

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 27.00 € 36.50 € 39.50

Prices 2020

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 27.00 € 36.50 € 39.50

The CityStar Youth Hostel is located in the heart of the city, within walking distance of the train station, the popular Dynamikum Science Center, the city, which has a pedestrian zone, and the local recreational area Strecktal Park.

  • The ultra-modern youth hostel in Pirmasens has 220 beds in rooms for 1-, 2-, and 3- to 5-bed occupancy. All rooms are fitted with a shower/WC.
  • Entrance area with reception and spacious , open-plan bistro and café/bar, children's play area.
  • 2 modern and cozy restaurants with open show kitchen and terrace.
  • Spacious indoor children's play world: climbing tractor, rocking car, Wendy house, play tower with slide, tree house with swing, climbing wall and large Wendy house, air hockey, table football and XXL table football, Soccout court, table tennis, football goal wall, basketball hoop, push cars, toddlers' play area
  • Children's playground: sandpit, play tower with slide, swing, climbing net and sliding pole, table tennis table.
  • 10 recreation and function rooms of different sizes with a large congress hall for up to 192 people.

Room Floor space
Max. number of participants
  • cinema
    cinema
  • parliament
    parliament
  • block
    block
  • U-shaped block
    U-shaped block
  • circle
    circle
Floor Rent per day
Schlossbrunnen 48 sqm 38 36 12 16 - GF € 86.40
Schlossplatz 61 sqm 38 36 22 24 - GF € 109.80
Alte Post 57 sqm 38 36 20 24 - GF € 102.60
Dynamikum 62 sqm 38 36 22 24 - GF € 111.60
Pirmasens 53 sqm 35 24 20 24 - 1 € 95.40
Wasgau 37 sqm 25 18 12 16 - 1 € 66.60
Rheinberger 232 sqm 192 80 120 54 - 1 € 417.60
Lothringen 71 sqm 48 38 22 24 - B € 127.80
Pfälzerwald 63 sqm 48 38 22 24 - B € 113.40
Pfalz 63 sqm 48 38 22 24 - B € 113.40
Schlossbrunnen + Schlossplatz 109 sqm 90 48 40 44 - GF € 196.20
Conference equipment

CD player, DVD player, flip chart, pin board, presentation case, projector, screen, speaker's desk, stereo system, TV set

Activities situated around the Youth Hostel Pirmasens

Pirmasens, the gateway to the Palatinate Forest, is a pleasant town. It is known not only for its "shoe-making expertise", but also for the first science centre in Rhineland-Palatinate, the "Dynamikum" – a unique, interactive museum in the former "Rheinberger" shoe factory. Just outside the city, the Palatinate Forest Nature Park awaits you for hiking, mountain biking and relaxation, as do the castles and colourful sandstone rocks of the Wasgau and the neighbouring French region of Alsace/Lorraine.

Suggestions for excursions

  • Palatinate Forest Mountain Bike Park
  • Burgruine Lemberg, with the Burgen Information Centre
  • Hauenstein: German Shoe Museum and paddle pond
  • Palatinate Forest/Northern Voges Biosphere House and tree-top path in Fischbach
  • Teufelstisch (""Devil's Table"") Adventure Park in Hinterweidenthal (closed in winter)
  • The Dahn Rockland with its fabulous mountains and coloured sandstone rocks
  • Dahn: Swimming Paradise und Sauna, Super Dubber children's world and the ""Dirt Park"" for mountain bikers
  • Barefoot Path in Ludwigswinkel
  • Luitpold Tower in Hermersbergerhof, with a view of the Palatinate Forest Nature Park
  • ""Historama"" Multimedia Museum in Kloster Hornbach
  • Zweibrücken in der Pfalz: rose garden, ice-skating rink and ""The Style Outlets"" outlet centre
  • Rodalben: Dr Johann-Peter-Frank Museum, Rhineland-Palatinate Sculpture Trail, ""Im Schwallborn"" leisure facility, numerous rock formations
  • ""Eisenerzgrube"" iron ore exhibition mine in Nothweiler
  • Speyer: Speyer Cathedral, Trinity Church, the Old Gate and Jewish Bath, the Technology Museum and IMAX cinema, Palatinate History Museum (€ 1 discount on family ticket for all DJH members), SEA LIFE Speyer (€ 5 discount for all DJH members when booking online), the Feuerbach House and Purrmann House, heated open-air pool and indoor pool, Speyer Climbing Forest, adventure playground with half-pipe in Dudenhofen
  • Potzberg, with a visit to the wildlife park and bird of prey demonstration
  • Gondwana – prehistory in Schiffweiler
  • Bliesbruck-Reinheim European Culture Park in the Bliesgau UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
  • Homburg/Saar: Municipal Park with water playground, play ship, rafts, skate and bike park, Schlossberg Caves – Europe's largest coloured sandstone caves, Roman Museum with archeological site, Jägersburg local recreation area with forest nature trail, water playground, pedalos on the Brückweiher pond, hiking trail around the pond und Fun Forest Adventure Park with high ropes climbing course directly by the Brückweiher pond, Beeder Brünnchen local recreation are, Homburg Culture Park, ""KOI"" combination pool (indoor and open-air) with a sauna world
  • Offers for hearing-impaired persons
  • Bitsch (FR): Simershof Citadel, Fort
  • Saint-Louis-lès-Bitche (FR): Saint-Louis Crystal Museum
  • Meisenthal (FR): Maison du Verre et du Cristal, ""Glass Valley"" (glassworks from the 16th century)
  • Wingen-sur-ModerWingen-sur-Moder (FR): Cristallerie Lalique glass manufactory
  • Fleckenstein Castle near Lembach/Alsace with the ""P'tit Fleck"" Nature Discovery Centre and Puzzle Mountain