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Youth Hostel Sonnenbühl-Erpfingen

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Erpfingen Youth Hostel

Youth Hostel
Sonnenbühl-Erpfingen

Erpfingen Youth Hostel

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Sonnenbühl - where the sun's at home. The landscape of Sonnenalb is ideal for walking, cycling and hiking. One of the most beautiful hiking trails in Germany (HW1) passes close by the youth hostel. 

There's always something going on in and around Sonnenbühl. In the summer, the Traumland ("Dreamland") amusement park, the Roman open-air museum and the summer bob run. The Ostereimuseum ("Easter Egg Museum") is an experience - not just at Easter. And how about exploring the Bärenhöhle caves? Or the Nebelhöhle cave? Or the adventure park with 9 different obstacle courses, and the fairy-tale castle of Lichtenstein?

Just want to enjoy the outdoors? One of the most beautiful hiking trails in Germany (Hauptwanderweg 1 = main trail 1) is not far from the hostel. There are some magnificent hikes with unforgettable views.

Like to stroll or go shopping? Reutlingen and Tübingen await you!

Profile of a Family|Hostel


Erpfingen Youth Hostel has been certified as being "especially suitable for families" by the German Youth Hostel Association. What you can expect:

  • Family-friendly room facilities (shower/toilet either in the room or opposite the room for your exclusive use)
  • Baby equipment such as high chairs, cots, bottle warmers, children's toilet seats, changing pads, and a lot more.
  • A family room equipped with games, children's reading corner, TV, DVD player, and a lot more.
  • an appealing, child-friendly outdoor area with playground, barefoot path, and many sports facilities
  • A family barbecue area
  • Attractive destinations in the surrounding area (summer bob run, forest trail, adventure playground)
  • Erpfingen Youth Hostel is 830 m above sea level, about 2 km west of Erpfingen.
The Youth Hostel Erpfingen is located 830m above sea level in about 2km to Erpfingen.

Highlights
  • Family playroom
  • Teachers' room with snacks/ drinks
  • Close to nature / wildlife observation

Equipment

standard
certified for families certified for families
bicycle-friendly accommodation Bett+Bike
bicycle-friendly accommodation
awarded with the organic seal according to EU legislation organic seal
awarded with the organic seal according to EU legislation
Youth Hostels - 100 % certified quality Youth Hostels - 100 % certified quality
Youth Hostels - 100 % certified quality
Guest services
  • board game rental
  • dryer
  • Spoken languages:
    english, german
  • free parking on premises: 20
  • indoor table tennis
  • kicker
  • washing machine
  • WiFi access in public spaces for free
Food & Drinks
  • breakfast buffet from 7.30 a.m. to 9.00 a.m.
  • packed lunch
  • organic quality
  • regional cuisine
  • vegetarian dishes daily
  • vegan dishes on request
  • gluten free food on request
  • other catering requests on request
  • free water and tea
  • microwave
  • refrigerator
For cyclists
  • bike rental (15 km)
  • bike wash station
  • drying room
  • maps
  • places in covered bicycle stand: 10
  • places in lockable bike room: 5
  • repair service
For families
  • (baby) bottle warmer
  • baby changing
  • high chair for children
  • play room / play corner
  • playground
  • toddler beds
For cyclists
  • bike rental (15 km)
  • bike wash station
  • drying room
  • maps
  • places in covered bicycle stand: 10
  • places in lockable bike room: 5
  • repair service
For families
  • (baby) bottle warmer
  • baby changing
  • high chair for children
  • play room / play corner
  • playground
  • toddler beds
Outdoor
  • basketball court or hoop
  • BBQ area
  • beach- or volleyball court
  • campfire site
  • football ground
  • nature trail
  • outdoor table tennis
  • playground and lawn
  • sensory trail
  • sports ground
Outdoor
  • basketball court or hoop
  • BBQ area
  • beach- or volleyball court
  • campfire site
  • football ground
  • nature trail
  • outdoor table tennis
  • playground and lawn
  • sensory trail
  • sports ground

Prices

Room equipment

Meetings

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 off
Speisesaal 2 (GR 2) (Nutzung außerhalb der Essenszeiten möglich) 50 sqm 50 36 25 27 45 GF upon request
Corseul (GR 3) 50 sqm 50 36 25 27 45 GF upon request
Erpfingen (GR 4) 50 sqm 50 36 25 27 45 GF upon request
Undingen (GR 5 / Familienraum) 36 sqm 35 25 18 15 35 GF upon request
Genkingen (GR 6) 51 sqm - 36 25 27 45 1 upon request
Genkingen (GR 7) 51 sqm 50 36 25 27 45 1 upon request
GR 1 bis 3 (kombiniert) 120 sqm - 108 25 80 120 GF upon request

Conference equipment

CD player, DVD player, DVD recorder, flip chart, internet access (WiFi), overhead projector, pin board, presentation case, projector, screen, slide projector, stereo system, TV set, whiteboard

Rehearsals

Room Floor space Height
Max. number of participants
  • Choir
  • Orchestra
Floor Daylight Rent per day off
Speisesaal 1 (GR 2) (Nutzung außerhalb der Essenszeiten möglich) 50 sqm - 45 30 GF yes upon request
Corseul (GR 3) 50 sqm - 45 30 GF yes upon request
GR 1 bis 3 (kombiniert) 120 sqm - 100 60 GF yes upon request
Erpfingen (GR 4) 50 sqm - 45 30 GF yes upon request

Rehearsal room equipment

digital piano, piano

Staging options

staging options in the vicinity (3.0 km),

Activities

  • Outdoor Area Youth Hostel Epfingen
    Outdoor Area

    Large meadow, barbecue area with fireplace, hard court for football, handball and basketball with floodlights, volleybal

  • High-ropes climbing park
    Climbing Park

    The climbing park next to the summer bobsleigh run is just the thing for the adventurous.

  • Bob run
    Bob run

    The summer bobsleigh run is open daily from March to November and offers sporting fun for the whole family.

  • Bear cave
    Bear cave

    The Bear Cave is accessible for 250m and impresses with its beautiful stalactite and ceiling formation.

  • Cave World Sonnenbühl
    Cave World Sonnenbühl

    Marvel at underground halls and magnificent stalactites in the Bärenhöhe and Nebelhöhle caves

  • Myth of the Swabian Alb
    Myth of the Swabian Alb

    Discover the sights of the Swabian Alb.

  • University city Tübingen
    University city Tübingen

    A combination of a time- honoured university town and the lively diversity of a young metropolis.

  • Castle Lichtenstein
    Castle Lichtenstein

    The "fairytale castle of Württemberg" was built in the 19th century in the style of historicism.

  • Waterfall Bad Urach
    Waterfalls

    The special sights of the UNESCO Global Geopark include the Urach and Güterstein waterfalls.

  • Swabian Alb Biosphere Centre
    Swabian Alb Biosphere Centre

    The Biosphere Centre provides interesting information about the Swabian Alb Biosphere Reserve in an entertaining way.

  • Prehistoric Museum Hauff
    Prehistoric Museum Hauff

    Here you can find uniquely preserved fossils from the Jurassic period around the Holzmaden fossil site

  • Falkenstein Cave
    Falkenstein Cave

Location and arrival

Town centre: 2.5 km
Bus: (2.4 km)
Railway station: Bahnhof Reutlingen (24 km)

The house is open 7.00 a.m. - 10.00 p.m.

Check-in 10.00 a.m. - 11.30 a.m. , 4.30 p.m. - 6.00 p.m.

According to which meal you booked on your day of arrival, there are the following check in times:

Lunch: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Dinner: 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Breakfast (on the next day): 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

If you check in before noon, you can move into your room from 2 p.m.
Our guests will get a front door key at the check-in, so they always have access to the house.

Check out:
8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

If you need individual check in / check out times, feel free to ask.
The hostel is open all year (except Christmas). Advance reservation recommended.

Hostel is open all year round except Christmas.

The hostel is situated in the spa town of Erpfingen, famous for its air, 830 m above sea level and in the "Swabian Albs Geopark". There are many attractions and many possibilities for leisure activities in the area.

Arriving by public transport
Arriving by train

The hostel is located 830 m above sea level, 2 km west of Erpfingen. The nearest railway station is about 24 km away in Reutlingen. There is a bus (the 7635) to Sonnenbühl-Erpfingen. The "Marktplatz" ("marketplace") stop is 2 km away from the hostel.

How to find us:

  • From the bus stop, go back down Marktstraße until the main road ("Albstraße"). Turn left into it. "Albstraße" later becomes "Stettener Straße". (200 m)
  • After about 600 m, just before leaving the village, a road turns off to the right. The youth hostel is already written on the sign in front of it ("Jugendherberge"). Turn right and stay on this road. (800 m)
  • After about 300 m, there is a road on the right going to the "Campingplatz" ("camp site"). Go straight on. (1,100 m)
  • After another 400 m, you will come to another street that turns to the right. This leads to the bob run ("Bobbahn").Stay on the main road that turns to the left. (1,500 m)
  • After 700 m, you will reach the hostel.

The total distance to the hostel is 2.2 km. This will take you about 30 minutes. The route is mostly uphill.
We can arrange luggage transfer for groups on request (€1.00 per person).
On request, we can pick up guests arriving by public transport at the bus stop.

Rail service for DJH members
The Community Travel GmbH offers DJH members discounted RIT tickets for a return journey within Germany - this applies only in conjunction with stays in a hostel. School classes and groups can make use of this offer. You must carry confirmation of your booking with you when travelling.

Our partner can handle your enquiry via the booking hotline +49 4845  79 18 464 or www.anreise-jugendherberge.de. Payment must be made ​​by direct debit. Tickets will be sent by post or online by e-mail. In the event of a cancellation, the ticket may be returned free of charge to the agency up to the first day of travel.

Arriving by car/bus
To drive to Erpfingen, take the B312-Reutlingen Riedlingen or the B313-Meßkirch-Engstingen and the Sonnenbühl exit.

contact

Youth Hostel Sonnenbühl-Erpfingen

Erpfingen Youth Hostel

Auf der Reute 1 · 72820 Sonnenbuehl

Tel. +49 7128 1652 · JH-Erpfingen@jugendherberge.de

Management: Michael Hagel

Agency: LVB Baden-Württemberg

Ratings from our guests

Very good 4.4 of 5
based on
67 Customer ratings
Reviews of the last 12 months in the DJH online feedback system: Guests are able to rate the youth hostel 4 days after departure.
Service
4.5
Catering
4.3
Facilities
4.1
Tidiness
4.6

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