Though we seldom review youth hostels, most aren't located in an 11th century castle. And Stahleck Fortress makes for one of the most beautiful hostels in Germany. Lucky residents can walk within the courtyard, surrounded by half-timber buildings built on mighty ramparts. A round castle keep, capped by a tower, rises from the center.

Of the 166 beds, many are located in single, double or family rooms, most with private showers and WC. While membership in a national youth hostel organization is required (American Youth Hostels 202-783-6161, ), the hostel welcomes guests of all ages.

Street Address: Burg Stahleck
City: Bacarach
Country: Germany
Phone: 011 49 6743 1266
Fax: 011 49 6743 2684
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Quality: Rating: 1 star
Value: Rating: 2 stars
Price Level: $---
Type: Hotel