Release master 04.03.2024 17:11:11,88

Last imported: 21/04/2024 17:27:05

Last schoolTrip import: 21/04/2024 17:27:05

Last program import: 21/04/2024 17:27:05

Youth Hostel Torfhaus

385 Ratings

Youth Hostel
Torfhaus

Portrait

Welcome to Torfhaus, the highest settlement in Lower Saxony in the middle of the Harz National Park. Where peat diggers once settled and Goethe stopped off before his ascent of the Brocken, our youth hostel is surrounded by hiking trails and winter magic. The spacious outdoor area with sports field invites you to play football and has an adventure playground with swings and rope slide.

As a national park education centre in a special ecological environment with unique flora and fauna, Torfhaus youth hostel offers excellent opportunities for environmental education. In close cooperation with the TorfHaus National Park Visitor Centre, we offer a wide range of programmes on the theme of nature and environmental protection and therefore recommend ourselves for

  • school classes and youth groups of all ages
  •  stays with an environmental education background
  •  visits by kindergartens
  • children's and youth camps
Our location on the Harzer-Hexen-Stieg (HarzWitches' Trail) makes us the ideal place for groups and families who enjoy hiking. Smaller hikes to the Wolfswarte or to the Oderteich, a dam with bathing facilities, are also possible. If you like, you can take advantage of guided hikes offered by the National Park Haus visitor centre.

The Torfhaus area, at an altitude of 800 to 900 m, offers cross-country skiers a variety of trails. For downhill skiers, there is a ski lift in the immediate vicinity of the youth hostel. We are happy to arrange equipment and ski lessons. A toboggan run with lift looks forward to welcoming guests of all ages. You can also toboggan in summer on the nearby Bocksberg. Or you can take the cable car, visit one of the longest cable bridges in the world or an impressive stalactite cave ... there's never a dull moment in the Harz!



Highlights
  • located within the national park Harz
  • located next to the Harzer-Hexen-Stieg
  • paradise for winter sports

Equipment

top
certified for meetings certified for meetings
certified for families certified for families
certified for music groups certified for music groups
bicycle-friendly accommodation Bett+Bike
bicycle-friendly accommodation
Quality host "walking Germany" walking Germany
Quality host "walking Germany"
Youth Hostels - 100 % certified quality Youth Hostels - 100 % certified quality
Youth Hostels - 100 % certified quality
Guest services
  • board game rental
  • community-TV
  • Spoken languages:
    english, german
  • free parking on premises: 30
  • indoor table tennis
  • kicker
  • luggage storage
  • pool table
  • reading room
  • WiFi access in public spaces for free
Food & Drinks
  • breakfast buffet from 7.30 a.m. to 9.00 a.m.
  • lunch from 12.00 p.m. to 1.30 p.m.
  • packed lunch
  • dinner from 5.30 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.
  • half board
  • full board
  • vegetarian dishes daily
  • vegan dishes on request
  • gluten free food on request
  • other catering requests on request
  • BBQ package to grill yourself
  • food / dining events on request
  • microwave
  • refrigerator
For cyclists
  • bike rental (12 km)
  • drying room
  • maps
  • places in lockable bike room: 5
  • repair service
For families
  • (baby) bottle warmer
  • baby changing
  • babyphone
  • high chair for children
  • outdoor playground equipment
  • play room / play corner
  • playground
  • toddler beds
For cyclists
  • bike rental (12 km)
  • drying room
  • maps
  • places in lockable bike room: 5
  • repair service
For families
  • (baby) bottle warmer
  • baby changing
  • babyphone
  • high chair for children
  • outdoor playground equipment
  • play room / play corner
  • playground
  • toddler beds
For wheelchair users
  • lift
  • stepless access to the building
  • wheelchair friendly community area
  • wheelchair friendly meeting rooms
Outdoor
  • BBQ area
  • BBQ hut
  • campfire site
  • fenced area
  • outdoor table tennis
  • patio
  • playground and lawn
  • sports ground
For wheelchair users
  • lift
  • stepless access to the building
  • wheelchair friendly community area
  • wheelchair friendly meeting rooms
Outdoor
  • BBQ area
  • BBQ hut
  • campfire site
  • fenced area
  • outdoor table tennis
  • patio
  • playground and lawn
  • 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
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

Conference equipment

DVD player, flip chart, projector, screen, TV set

Rehearsals

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),

Activities

  • billlards at hostel Torfhaus
    billlards at hostel Torfhaus

    A pool table is set up for you.

  • Activity at the youth-hostel Torfhaus
    kids room

    A room for our little guests with toys and books.

  • Harzer-Hexen-Stieg
    Harzer-Hexen-Stieg

    The Harzer-Hexen-Stieg is located right next to the youth hostel.

  • hiking the Harz mountains
    hiking the Harz mountains

    Lots of hiking trails surround the hostel. How about a hike to the famous Brocken?

  • hike to the Brocken
    hike to the Brocken

    You can hike from Torfhaus to the top of the mountain Brocken. The hike is approximately 9 kilometres.

  • sledging in Torfhaus
    sledging

    You'll find a very small slope for the little ones in our outdoor area and slopes for everyone else near by.

  • BaumSchwebeBahn Bad Harzburg
    BaumSchwebeBahn Bad Harzburg

    Enjoy the views while flying close to the trees. YOu start on top of the mountain and fly all the way down.

  • Tree Top Trail Bad Harzburg
    Tree Top Trail Bad Harzburg

    Accessible and for all age groups this Tree Top Trail gives you a different view of the surrounding nature.

Location and arrival

Town centre: 0.5 km
Bus: Linienbus (0.3 km)
Railway station: Bad Harzburg (12 km)

The reception is open 8.30 a.m. - 10.00 a.m. , 3.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.

Check-in 3.00 p.m. - 7.00 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.

contact

Youth Hostel Torfhaus

Nr. 3 · 38667 Torfhaus

Tel. +49 5320 242 · torfhaus@jugendherberge.de

Management: Uwe Wemken

Agency: DJH LVB Hannover e.V.

Ratings from our guests

Very good 4.4 of 5
based on
385 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
4.7
Catering
4.3
Facilities
4.2
Tidiness
4.3

Additional Info