Erpfingen Youth Hostel

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. The destinations? Diverse.

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? Look forward to wonderful flower meadows and orchids in June. 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. All parts of our hostel are well suited for families. 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.
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Opening hours
The house is open

7.00 a.m. - 10.00 p.m.


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.

Closing time

Hostel is open all year round except Christmas.