Starkenburg - with a view to Bergstrasse and the Rhine Plain

Starkenburg Youth Hostel is a romantic place to stay, located high up on Schlossberg hill above the city of Heppenheim in Hesse.

Live in a castle and castle tower
High above the Rhine Plain, nestled in the rolling hills and vineyards, you will find Starkenburg Youth Hostel, close to the small town of Heppenheim on Bergstrasse. It offers a unique view over the Upper Rhine Valley all the way to France, and its location by the Odenwald forest is unrivalled. The "cannon tower", which is part of the castle's curtain wall, was turned into an apartment and is part of the Youth Hostel today (book for at least two nights).
Continue reading show less
Opening hours
The house is open

7.30 a.m. - 10.00 p.m.

The reception is open

8.30 a.m. - 9.30 a.m.

5.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.

Check-in

8.30 a.m. - 9.30 a.m.

5.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.

Closing time

Prices 2019

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 22.00 € 27.00 € 28.50

Prices 2020

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 26.00 € 31.50 € 35.50

One km to the east of Heppenheim, on Schlossberg mountain (295 m), in the Odenwald/Bergstrasse nature reserve.

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
Kellertagesraum 71 sqm 70 50 30 34 55 B upon request
Turm 2 20 sqm 20 12 15 - 12 2 upon request
Turm 4 25 sqm 25 16 20 - 16 4 upon request
Conference equipment

blackboard, CD player, DVD player, flip chart, microphone system, pin board, projector, screen, speaker's desk, stereo system, TV set, video recorder

Room Floor space Height
Max. number of participants
  • Choir
  • Orchestra
Floor Daylight Rent per day
Kellertagesraum 71 sqm 2.4 m 55 45 B yes € 50.00
Turm 2 20 sqm 2.8 m 18 8 2 yes € 20.00
Turm 4 30 sqm 2.8 m 22 10 4 yes € 25.00
Rehearsal room equipment

digital piano, stereo / PA equipment