Youth hostels and mountain refuges (

This service 'Youth hostels and mountain refuges' is coverd by the EU Service Directive.

This service includes:

  • Short-stay accommodation facilities, normally featuring simple equipment, preferably for adolescents or for the members of the organizations running them (e.g. hiking clubs), where foods and beverages are normally sold to house guests only

This service does not include:

  • Short-term accommodation including daily cleaning and making-up of the beds (see 55.10)
  • Operation of mountain huts or simple bivouac facilities for setting up tents or spreading sleeping bags
  • Provision of houses and furnished or unfurnished apartments for longer-term use, normally on a monthly or yearly basis (see Section 68)

Source: Statistisches Bundesamt

  • Beherbergungsstätten (Hütten und Jugendherbergen)
  • Berghütten
  • Hostels (jugendherbergsähnliche Einrichtungen)
  • Hütten
  • Jugendgästehaus
  • Jugendherbergen
  • Schullandheime
  • Wanderherberge (Jugendherbergen und Hütten)