• Your accommodation: Torfhaus Youth Hostel
  • Torfhaus Youth Hostel is a certified Environment / Youth Hostel and Nature Reserve Educational Facility. This ecologically precious and protected nature reserve offers excellent opportunities teaching about the environment. Being so close to nature makes it easy to explore the unique flora and fauna of this area.
  • Our Youth Hostel is particularly well suited to a holistic, project-oriented approach to working and living. In close cooperation with the TorfHaus Nature Reserve Visitor Centre, we offer various programmes on the subject of nature and environmental protection. As such, we are ideal for:
  • - school classes and youth groups of all ages
  • - school field trips with a focus on the environment
  • - projects
  • - nursery groups
  • - leisure and youth activities and youth
  • We are located in the romantic woodlands of Hartz Nature Reserve, directly on the Harzer Hexenstieg hiking trail, which makes us a perfect place for family holidays, as well as conferences and seminars.
  • We would be happy to give you more information about the area and the Youth Hostel, and respond to your questions and wishes regarding the planning and booking of your stay in Torfhaus. If you wish, we will organise bus trips, projects and other leisure activities for your group. You are also welcome to make use of our Harz Information Folder during your stay.
  • We look forward to your visit!
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Opening hours
The reception is open

8.30 a.m. - 10.00 a.m.

3.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.


4.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m.

The reception is open from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and
from 4.30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Check-in is from 4.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.

Prices 2023

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 30.30 € 37.30 € 41.60

Prices 2024

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 33.50 € 41.50 € 46.60

This is a great site for skiing and tobogganing, and for hiking: In Germany's most northern low mountain range you will find beautiful woodlands as well as a rich cultural heritage with a thousand-year-old history. Situated at an altitude of 810 metres, Torfhaus Youth Hostel is the highest hostel in northern Germany and nestled in a romantic natural setting of the Harz Nature Reserve.

Our up to 174 guests will be perfectly accommodated, as all rooms have washing facilities and four to six beds. Group leaders can sleep in double rooms with en-suite bathroom. There are also showers and toilets on each floor. There are 8 common and function rooms of various sizes available for holding conferences and seminars and for leisure activities.

You'll be able to unwind in the cosy fireplace room and there is also a separate building for environmental projects.

Room Floor space
Max. number of participants
  • cinema
  • parliament
  • block
  • U-shaped block
    U-shaped block
  • circle
Floor Rent per day off
Spechthöhle 0 sqm 80 60 - - - 2 upon request
Luchs 0 sqm 28 - - - - GF upon request
Naturwald 1 45 sqm 36 - - - - 2 upon request
Naturwald 2 0 sqm 15 - - - - 2 upon request
Klimahütte 35 sqm 30 - - - - - upon request
Room Floor space Height
Max. number of participants
  • Choir
  • Orchestra
Floor Daylight Rent per day off
Spechthöhle - - 50 - 2 yes upon request
Luchs - - 25 - GF yes upon request
Staging options

staging options in the vicinity (12.0 km),