Westerland on Sylt

Travellers to the North Sea island of Sylt choose to leave everyday life behind them. The sea all around, long sandy beaches and the vast Wadden Sea. Westerland Youth Hostel is in the middle of the dunes. The youth campsite is connected to the hostel. The hostel has a fine sandy beach and the vast ocean right outside its front door. One highlight is the hostel's own stretch of beach for sunbathing, swimming, surfing and playing beach volleyball. Westerland town centre is only 4 km away from the hostel and has plenty of shops.
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Opening hours

3.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m.

Closing time

Open all year except 16/12/2022 to 08/01/2023 and 15/12/2023 - 07/01/2024

Please arrive between November and March with advance notice, as the reception is not manned all the time.

Prices 2023

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 36.00 - € 42.00

The North Sea island of Sylt is connected to the mainland by the Hindenburgdamm causeway. Trains transporting passengers and cars run over this causeway. The number 2 bus to the youth hostel runs from Westerland station to the "Dikjen Deel" stop. The hostel is on the southern outskirts of Westerland, right on the beach and a 45-minute walk from Westerland town centre.

The modern youth hostel is in the middle of the dunes. 114 beds in rooms with 2 to 8 beds, many with shower/toilet, rooms for carers/supervisors with shower/toilet, dining room, common room, WLAN, a TV room, coin-operated washing machine, beach volleyball, basketball, small playground, beach for young people. The hostel also has a group campsite with 150 beds in tents housing 8 people with beds, wooden floors and sanitary facilities, dining and common rooms. It is open from June to September. Group leaders stay in tents with separate shower/toilet. In the summer months, 70 places for underage campers with their own tents are also available.

Room Floor space
Max. number of participants
  • cinema
  • parliament
  • block
  • U-shaped block
    U-shaped block
  • circle
Floor Rent per day off
Lee gesamt 95 sqm 62 62 - - - GF upon request
Lee klein 26 sqm - - 12 12 25 GF upon request
Lee groß 68 sqm 62 32 24 22 40 GF upon request
LUV 100 sqm 60 62 - - - GF upon request
Conference equipment

flip chart, free wifi, pin board, projector, screen

Room Floor space Height
Max. number of participants
  • Choir
  • Orchestra
Floor Daylight Rent per day off
Lee gesamt 95 sqm 4.5 m 50 40 GF yes upon request
Lee groß 68 sqm 4.5 m 40 30 GF yes upon request
Lee klein 26 sqm 4.5 m 10 - GF yes upon request
Westerland on the island of Sylt

You can't get any closer to the sea! Only a few metres away from the campsite, the sandy beach stretches out right before your eyes. For water enthusiasts, Sylt is one of the most popular surfing spots in the world. This is why it is host to the Windsurf World Cup. Fun on the beach with activities for everyone such as beach volleyball players, basketball fans and yoga lovers - there's plenty of variety on offer here. Westerland is the "capital" in the middle of the North Sea island. The pedestrian area has many unique shops, cafes and souvenir stalls. Sylt Aquarium and the Sylter Welle leisure pool in Westerland are worth a visit.

Trips and excursions

  • Sandy beach (with lifeguards in the summer)
  • Erlebniszentrum Naturgewalten ("Forces of Nature") adventure centre in List
  • Boat trips to neighbouring islands from Hörnum
  • Guided mudflat excursion
  • Cycling tour to the island villages