A very warm welcome to you!

Welcome,
to Burg Bilstein Youth Hostel.

Dear guests,
Welcome to the grand castle that is Burg Bilstein. Soak up the atmosphere of this medieval castle compound; come with your family, your school class, your club or just on your own and enjoy a few days you'll be certain to remember for a long time.You have our full support in planning your stay.

We look forward to meeting you!
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Opening hours
The reception is open

8.00 a.m. - 10.00 p.m.

Prices 2018

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 25.60 € 32.70 € 38.40

Prices 2019

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 26.20 € 33.50 € 39.40

Dating back to the 13th century, the castle complex is located on a rocky outcrop above Bilstein in the Sauerland. Our Youth Hostel is highly suitable for medieval-themed and environmental activity programmes. Outdoors there's an area for the football enthusiasts among you. The old shed and forge make for comfortable barbecue shelters. Music lovers are welcome to use guitars, a harpsichord and pianos, including a grand piano. The nearest sports ground, open-air pool and crazy golf are just a stone's throw from the Hostel, while there are two indoor swimming pools about 11 and 18 km away.

Our 226 beds are really comfy, and spread across 34 rooms which sleep 4, 6, 8 or 10. Even teachers and group leaders don't have to sleep in the dungeon! There are 17 single/twin rooms available. We also have a number of rooms suitable for training courses, seminars and a spot of "castle romance", with seating for 90, 50, 45, 40, 35 and 30 people respectively. Larger events can be held in our hall, which can hold up to 150 people and has an open hearth and barbecue facilities. Modern technology, including a television, video and DVD player as well as overhead and slide projectors, is available for presentations or lessons.

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
Rittersaal 95 sqm - - - - - - upon request
Luginsland 45 sqm - - - - - - upon request
Edelinge 35 sqm - - - - - - upon request
Spinnstube 37 sqm - - - - - - upon request
Freiheit Bilstein 76 sqm - - - - - - upon request
KurKöln 29 sqm - - - - - - upon request
Mordwinkel 23 sqm - - - - - - upon request
Feierhalle 131 sqm - - - - - - upon request
Hungerturm 10 sqm - - - - - - upon request
Schlupfpforte 9 sqm - - - - - - upon request
Conference equipment

projector, TV set

Room Floor space Height
Max. number of participants
  • Choir
  • Orchestra
Floor Daylight Rent per day
Rittersaal 95 sqm 4.8 m - - 1 yes upon request
Luginsland 45 sqm 4.5 m - - 1 yes upon request
Edelinge 35 sqm 4.5 m - - 1 yes upon request
Spinnstube 37 sqm 3.6 m - - 1 yes upon request
Freiheit Bilstein 76 sqm 3.6 m - - 1 yes upon request
KurKöln 29 sqm 3.0 m - - 1 yes upon request
Mordwinkel 23 sqm 3.0 m - - 1 yes upon request
Feierhalle 131 sqm 5.9 m - - 1 yes upon request
Hungerturm 10 sqm 3.0 m - - 1 yes upon request
Schlupfpforte 9 sqm 2.7 m - - 1 yes upon request
Rehearsal room equipment

grand piano, piano

Good mood guaranteed:

Fantastic leisure activities at and around the castle mean there's no risk of boredom. For instance, you can demonstrate your sporting prowess thanks to table football, a number of table tennis tables, basketball and a goal wall. Outdoors there's an area for the football enthusiasts among you. The old shed and forge make for comfortable barbecue shelters. Music lovers are welcome to use guitars, a harpsichord and pianos, including a grand piano. The nearest sports ground, open-air pool and crazy golf are just a stone's throw from the Hostel, while there are two indoor swimming pools 11 and 18 km away.

Our suggestions

The following are our tips for particularly nice and interesting destinations:
Be sure not to miss the Karl May Festival in Elspe, which is a unique experience for all, whether young or old. Oberhundem Panorama Park, Ramsbeck mine and Fort Fun adventure park are all ideal for a great day out.
In collaboration with biologist Sandra Schulte-Braun, the Youth Hostel also offers fantastic guided nature walks.