Plothen Youth Hostel

Welcome to Plothen Youth Hostel! Here in the "Land of a Thousand Ponds", school classes, families and conference and seminar participants can look forward to making some fascinating discoveries: Learn all about water and just how important it is, or how to build your own raft - great adventures in the great outdoors! The Youth Hostel itself offers an ideal setting for a comfortable stay - modern rooms, most of them equipped with an en-suite shower and WC, as well as excellent facilities for conferences and seminars. We look forward to having you stay!
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Opening hours
The house is open

7.00 a.m. - 8.00 p.m.

Closing time

Open all year except

23. Dec 2022 - 27. Dec 2022

Prices 2022

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 28.50 € 34.50 € 37.50

Located some 1.5 km from Plothen beside the largest of the small lakes that make up the protected area known as "Plothener Teichlandschaft".

Plothen Youth Hostel has 167 beds in rooms with between 1 and 4 beds. Most of the rooms are equipped with an en-suite shower and WC. 1 arts & crafts workshop and 1 laboratory

Room Floor space
Max. number of participants
  • cinema
  • parliament
  • block
  • U-shaped block
    U-shaped block
  • circle
Floor Rent per day
Speisesaal 190 sqm 160 120 - - - GF upon request
Seminarraum 76 sqm 60 40 32 24 24 GF upon request
Tagesraum (4 x) 48 sqm 50 15 16 15 12 GF upon request
Conference equipment

DVD player, flip chart, overhead projector, pin board, presentation case, projector, TV set, video recorder

Room Floor space Height
Max. number of participants
  • Choir
  • Orchestra
Floor Daylight Rent per day
Speisesaal 190 sqm 3.2 m 160 120 GF yes upon request
Seminarraum 76 sqm 3.1 m 60 40 GF yes upon request
Tagesraum (4 x) 48 sqm 2.6 m 50 15 GF yes upon request
Rehearsal room equipment


Staging options

staging options in the vicinity (2.0 km),

Welcome to Plothen!

In the "Land of a Thousand Ponds" you'll find plenty of options for getting up close to nature and leaving behind the stress of daily life. Discover the delightful surroundings on foot or by bike, or just relax by the lake or somewhere in the Youth Hostel's sprawling grounds.

Sightseeing and excursions

Whether you're planning a trip to the Saalfeld Fairy Grottoes, to Wakiki leisure pool in Zeulenroda or to Saalburg, which is home to a summer toboggan run, "Märchenwald" ("Fairy-Tale Forest") recreational park and Bleilochtalsperre, Germany's largest reservoir - the Hostel management team will be happy to assist you in planning your individual stay.