If you follow the River Elbe to the North Sea, you'll come to the town of Geesthacht. Geesthacht lies on the green outskirts of Hamburg. It's ideal for people wishing to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. But its proximity to Hamburg is also appreciated. The hostel is situated high above the River Elbe. A forest starts right next to the hostel. While cycling on the popular Elberadweg cycle route, you can watch the big ships on their way to the sea.

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Closing time

Group Requests are welcome all year round.

Our Geesthacht youth hostel is closed until April 3th, 2022.

Prices 2021

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 24.00 - € 33.00

Prices 2022

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 25.00 - € 34.00

The grounds of the hostel are adjacent to the forest. The hostel has 110 beds, mostly in 4-bed and 6-bed rooms, showers and toilets in the corridors, double rooms with separate sanitary facilities for group leaders, 5 common rooms, a TV room, W-LAN, secure bicycle shed. One area for playing football on, table tennis and a barbecue area are available to provide some fun and action on the site.


Geesthacht liegt am grünen Rand von Hamburg. Die Stadt ist von Wäldern umgeben. Geprägt wird Geesthacht durch das Flair der nahegelegenen Hansestadt und durch die Elbe, die zu Füßen der Stadt eine große Staustufe durchfließt. Viele unserer Gäste nutzen die gute Verkehrsanbindung. Denn Hamburg ist optimal mit Bus und Bahn des Verkehrsverbundes Hamburg-Holstein zu erreichen. Die Bushaltestelle "Jugendherberge" befindet sich direkt vor der Jugendherberge und im günstigen Tarifbereich des HVV.

Geesthacht on the Elbe

Geesthacht is characterised by the flair of the nearby city of Hamburg and the River Elbe, which flows through a large barrage at the foot of the town. Many guests take advantage of the excellent transport links, because Hamburg is easily accessible by bus and train. One highlight is the nearby high ropes course, which challenges its visitors to master stretches of the course of varying degrees of difficulty on a 8,000 m² wooded area. Cyclists will appreciate the Elberadwanderweg cycling route and a swimming pool, mini golf and bowling facility are also available.


Trips and excursions

  • Towns of Hamburg, Lüneburg and Lübeck
  • Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial
  • Butterfly park in Friedrichsruh
  • Scharnebeck ship lift
  • "Heidepark" or "Hansapark" amusement parks