View of Plön Lake

Plön is in the heart of the Holstein Switzerland region, which gets its name from the rolling countryside. The climatic spa is like an island, surrounded by lakes. Plön Youth Hostel offers you a magnificent view across the large outdoor area and the "Great Plön Lake". In the summer, you can splash around in the swimming area and play football, basketball or volleyball outside. You can rent canoes or attend a sailing course in the nearby sailing school. If you'd like to take things a bit easier, then explore the beautiful old town, or go on a boat trip around the lakes and enjoy the unique landscape.
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Opening hours
The reception is open

5.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.


5.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.

Closing time

Open all year except 15/12/22 to 15/01/23

Prices 2022

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 26.00 - € 34.00

Prices 2023

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 28.50 - € 36.50

Plön lies between the cities of Kiel and Lübeck. Drive to Plön via the B430, or take a train traveling between Kiel and Lübeck. The 360 bus will take you from Plön station to the "Spitzenort" stop, or walk along the beautiful 2 km path. The hostel is located about 1 km from the entrance to the town.

The large grounds surrounding the hostel are next to the "Great Plön Lake" and its swimming area. The hostel has 201 beds on 4 floors, cosy single to 6-bed rooms with sink, family rooms and rooms for leaders with en suite shower/toilet, 5 common rooms, conference facilities for up to 100 people, W-LAN and a large lounge with a cosy fireplace on the ground floor. The outdoor area offers lots of fun with a volleyball court, football field with goals, barbecue hut with barbecue area, 2 covered table tennis tables. The sailing school right next to the hostel, offers courses, guided canoe trips and boats of all kinds for rent.

Room Floor space
Max. number of participants
  • cinema
  • parliament
  • block
  • U-shaped block
    U-shaped block
  • circle
Floor Rent per day off
Kleiner See 51 sqm 43 29 17 21 34 GF upon request
Großer See 48 sqm 40 27 16 19 32 GF upon request
Kleiner See + Großer See kombiniert 100 sqm 83 56 33 40 67 GF upon request
Panoramablick 70 sqm 58 39 23 28 47 GF upon request
Kaminzimmer 40 sqm 33 22 13 16 27 GF upon request
Conference equipment

blackboard, CD player, DVD player, flip chart, free wifi, metaplan board, pin board, presentation case, projector, screen, TV set

Room Floor space Height
Max. number of participants
  • Choir
  • Orchestra
Floor Daylight Rent per day off
Kleiner See + Großer See kombiniert 99 sqm 2.5 m 80 70 B yes upon request
Panoramablick 70 sqm 2.4 m 50 40 B yes upon request
Großer See 48 sqm 2.5 m 32 19 B yes upon request
Kleiner See 51 sqm 2.5 m 34 21 B yes upon request
Kaminzimmer 40 sqm 2.5 m 27 16 B yes upon request
Rehearsal room equipment

digital piano

Plön in the heart of the Holstein Switzerland region

Let yourself be charmed by the charming old part of town with its alleyways. Also worth seeing are the Nikolai Church, the Parnaß lookout tower and the Kreis Museum ("County Museum"). Stroll along the beach promenade and visit the castle gardens, tour Prinzeninsel ("Princes' Island") and visit the baroque castle and the Prinzenhaus ("Prince House"). The lake at the hostel is one of Germany's loveliest inland sailing areas. Boats from the "Weiße Flotte" ("White Fleet") company offer trips around Plön Lake, starting from "Princes' Island". The surrounding area is very suitable for cycling. Some cycle routes that take a few days to complete go to Plön.

Trips and excursions

  • "Hansapark" amusement park in Sierksdorf
  • 5-lake trip to Bad Malente
  • Eutin, City of Roses
  • Glassblowing in Bad Malente
  • World Heritage Site of Lübeck