Willingen, the ski and cycling paradise

Door to the Hochsauerland region
Willingen Youth Hostel is located on the edge of the Diemelsee nature reserve, in the mountain bike park of Willingen. It is a great starting point for downhill skiing and ski tours, sledging and cross-country skiing in winter and mountain bike or hiking tours in summer. The Hostel is often used by football groups, music clubs, families, school classes, groups of motorbikers or hikers and by individual travellers. The Hostel grounds cover three football greens, a volleyball field, basketball basket, ping-pong table and barbecue area. A large room with stage is ideal for theatre or dance groups. Conference equipment, hotspot, stage and piano are available at the Hostel.
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Opening hours
The house is open

7.00 a.m. - 10.00 p.m.

The reception is open

8.00 a.m. - 3.00 p.m.

5.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.


8.00 a.m. - 3.00 p.m.

5.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.

Prices 2022

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 23.00 € 28.50 € 32.50

Prices 2023

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 30.10 € 35.80 € 40.00

The Youth Hostel is located in Willingen-Schwalefeld, a climatic spa on the edge of the Diemelsee nature reserve.

The Hostel accommodates its guest in homely and practically equipped rooms with a total of 132 beds in rooms with two to five beds each.

Room Floor space
Max. number of participants
  • cinema
  • parliament
  • block
  • U-shaped block
    U-shaped block
  • circle
Floor Rent per day off
Iberg 48 sqm 40 40 30 24 20 GF upon request
Hegeberg 48 sqm 40 40 30 24 20 GF upon request
Ettelsberg 72 sqm 80 80 70 50 50 AF upon request
Conference equipment

CD player, DVD player, flip chart, free wifi, presentation case, projector, screen, TV set

Room Floor space Height
Max. number of participants
  • Choir
  • Orchestra
Floor Daylight Rent per day off
Iberg 48 sqm 2.5 m 40 20 GF yes upon request
Hegeberg 48 sqm 2.5 m 40 20 GF yes upon request
Ettelsberg 72 sqm 2.9 m 80 40 AF yes upon request
Rehearsal room equipment


Leisure activities

Besides accommodation, the Youth Hostel also offers leisure activities. Sports fans can play volleyball, basketball, badminton or table tennis. A big adventure playground is only five minutes away. If you prefer a quieter approach, you can make use of the Hostel's sauna or fire place room. Near the Youth Hostel
An outdoor swimming pool and the Lagunen-Erlebnisbad water park with giant slide are close by. There are also mini golf courses and nine-pin bowling alleys nearby. The Hostel is certified as a Bed&Bike Youth Hostel and is located along the R5 long-distance cycling route "Eder - Fulda - Werra" and the "Rothaarsteig" hiking trail (from Brilon to Dillenburg). Thanks to its location in Willingen's mountain bike park, which has two mountainbike test courses and a freeride trail, Willingen Youth Hostel is ideal for mountain bike fans. And the days when Willingen was only known for winter sports among insiders are long gone!
Winter sport activities attract large and small guests to this beautiful area. Ski tours, cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, sledging and winter hikes through snowy forests are unadulterated fun.
Children adore the snow - to them, it is a toy on its own behalf.
Winter sports have a a long tradition in Willingen.
Winter sports made Willingen popular as a touristic destination. Consquently, the winter sports infrastructure in Willingen is particularly good. From downhill skiing to cross-country skiinga and ski jumping, biathlon, sledging, ice skating and winter hikes: countless activities are on offer. In Willingen alone, the main regional centre, there are 14 ski lifts with varying degrees of difficulty and varying lengths, and several approved ski schools and ski rental services. Willingen winter park
Willingen presents itself as an attractive winter sport region with a wide range of activities on offer.