Wetzlar, city of optics

Wetzlar Youth Hostel is located on the southern outskirts of the city, by an old watchtower. From here, hikers and nature lovers can go on a discovery tour of the beautiful Lahn river landscapes between the Taunus and Westerwald regions.

A Hostel for all your senses
Go paddling on the Lahn, sharpen your sense of figures, learn about optics. Discover a different world high above in the castle or deep down under the surface. Our modern Youth Hostel with a panoramic view of Wetzlar is just right for bright minds. Several groups can be accommodated in the Hostel's three houses. The Hostel is particularly popular with music groups and choirs, school classes and clubs, but also with families or church groups. Our kitchen will provide you with a varied diet and is happy to accommodate individual requirements upon request.
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Opening hours
The house is open

7.30 a.m. - 11.30 p.m.

The reception is open

8.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.

2.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m.

Check-in

2.00 p.m. - 10.00 p.m.

Prices 2019

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 24.00 € 29.00 € 30.50

The Youth Hostel is located on the southern outskirts of the city, close to the Europabad pool, above the town by an old watchtower.

The modern Youth Hostel accommodates guests in homely rooms with a total of 220 beds in rooms with two to eight beds each. Twelve rooms have been specially designed for families with children.

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
101 60 sqm 40 27 15 16 20 1 € 40.00
102 54 sqm 36 24 14 14 18 1 € 30.00
103 15 sqm - - 4 - - 1 € 15.00
210 40 sqm 27 18 10 11 14 2 € 25.00
211 18 sqm - - 8 - - 2 € 15.00
B1 25 sqm 17 11 6 7 8 GF € 25.00
B2 42 sqm 28 19 11 11 14 GF € 25.00
B3 36 sqm 24 16 9 10 12 GF € 25.00
Z14 36 sqm 24 16 9 10 12 GF € 25.00
Z02 36 sqm 24 16 9 10 12 B € 25.00
Halle 96 sqm 90 45 26 26 40 B € 50.00
Conference equipment

CD player, DVD player, flip chart, internet access (WiFi), magnetic board, metaplan board, microphone system, overhead projector, pin board, presentation case, projector, screen, stereo system, TV set, video recorder, whiteboard

Room Floor space Height
Max. number of participants
  • Choir
  • Orchestra
Floor Daylight Rent per day
101 60 sqm 2.5 m 40 20 1 yes upon request
102 54 sqm 2.5 m 36 18 1 yes upon request
210 40 sqm 2.5 m 25 12 2 yes upon request
B1 25 sqm 2.5 m 17 8 GF yes upon request
B2 42 sqm 2.5 m 30 14 GF yes upon request
B3 36 sqm 2.3 m 24 12 GF yes upon request
Z14 36 sqm 2.5 m 24 12 GF yes upon request
Z02 36 sqm 2.5 m 24 12 B yes upon request
Halle 96 sqm 2.5 m 100 50 B no upon request
Rehearsal room equipment

digital piano

Leisure activities

A sports ground is located beside the Youth Hostel.
The Hostel also provides a billiard table, ping-pong tables, dart board, mini golf course, skate park, air hockey table and a roller-skate track. And to end the day, everyone can get together in the Youth Hostel's cafeteria for a game of SingStar on the Playstation or dance away in the Hostel's disco.