Discover Luxembourg on a budget with our extensive list of Youth Hostels across the country!
A hot summer day in July 2015: We were celebrating the 1st birthday of our second child. Back then, like many families, I was unaware of the incredible array of children and family activities and experiences available in and around Luxembourg. I had no clue about the best places to celebrate kids' birthdays, the coolest playgrounds, family-friendly hotels, restaurants, and so much more.
Luckily, a friend of mine mentioned that the Luxembourg City Youth Hostel organizes birthday parties for kids. At first, it sounded strange to me. A youth hostel? In my mind, a youth hostel was something completely different, and I never would have imagined it as a venue for a children's birthday celebration.
I was wrong…totally wrong..The birthday party at the Luxembourg City Youth Hostel turned out to be an absolute hit. The outdoor area was filled with delightful attractions, including slides and a bouncing castle. The tables were beautifully set, offering a menu of delicious food for both the adults and kids. All our friends who joined us had a wonderful time, and the prices were incredibly reasonable for the quality of the experience. A lot of years have passed since 2015 and the Youth Hostels in Luxembourg have re-invented themselves, developing a fantastic variety of activities that guests can enjoy while staying at a youth hostel. Furthermore, they have taken kids' birthday parties to new heights, crafting unforgettable experiences for the little ones.
So let’s meet them one by one :
Mullerthal Region – Luxembourg’s Little Switzerland
Schiessentümpel Cascade, Waldbillig, Luxembourg. / © Unsplash
1. Youth Hostel Beaufort
The modern Youth Hostel of Beaufort is reachable by public transport from different cities: Luxembourg City, Ettelbruck, Diekirch, Larochette.
It is located in one of the most beautiful regions of Luxembourg (Mullerthal) famous for its nature, rocky landscapes, waterfalls and castle.
It features an indoor playground, a bowling alley and it is not far from Aquapark Beaufort or the Ice rink Beaufort in Winter Times.
There is also a restaurant, the ‘melting pot’ which is the name of all restaurants found in the youth hostels with great menu and a variety of choices.
The prices are affordable, much like in every youth hostel, but you also get great birthday packages for kids' birthday parties:
- Indoor play from 3 years old ; admission for 4 hours to the indoor playground
- Let’s Bowl from 6 years old: 2 hour rental of the bowling alley
- Disco from 3 year old: Half a day rental of the fully equipped disco room including a hi-fi and light system
- There is also archery theme and Lego theme by Bricks4kidz.
- Many outdoor activities are also offered even bike rental.
Head to their website here to check out the prices.
2. Youth Hostel Echternach
One of my family’s top favourite youth hostels, although I must admit it’s really hard to choose...
However, the youth hostel of Echternach has views on the lake, outdoor trampolines in the summer months, a sports hall including an indoor climbing wall, restaurant. You can embark on exhilarating hiking trails, explore scenic biking routes (with bike rentals available on-site), and discover the enchanting lake area with its incredible playground. Plus, don't miss the chance to explore the fascinating Roman archaeological site!
Starting from the summer of 2023, you can even take a refreshing swim in the lake. The fun doesn't stop there! Venture out to the captivating city of Echternach, known for its beauty and charm. If you're up for more exploration, cross the border into Germany and visit the breathtaking Teufelschlucht nature reserve and the exciting Dinosaur Park.
In terms of children birthday parties there are many options/themes:
- Mini Tarzan Indoor climbing from 5 years old ( 1.5 to 2 hours course with a professional coach
- Indiana Jones Geocaching from 9 years old (guided 2-2.5 hour modern scavenger hunt involving GPS devices)
- Indoor Archery
- Trampolines and more…
If this is not the perfect place for families, what is?
3. Youth Hostel Larochette
Nestled in the picturesque village of Larochette, Luxembourg, the Youth Hostel awaits with its charming accommodations. Offering double rooms, budget-friendly group bungalows, and a spacious chalet, there's something to suit every traveler's needs.
The hostel's restaurant boasts a delightful terrace, perfect for enjoying meals with a view. During the winter, you can cozy up by the inviting fireplace, adding warmth and ambiance to your stay. Families will appreciate the dedicated play corner for kids, ensuring little ones have a fun-filled experience throughout their visit.
Many places to explore :
For example : the barefoot path in Medernach, the well being trail in Nommern, Herringen Mill with a great playground, Aquatower Berdorf and more.
There is also the beautiful Castle of Larochette, the textile museum and the castle of Meysembourg.
In addition fantastic ideas for kids birthday parties include:
- ‘’My mad science birthday party from 6 years old by Pins asbl
- Carving factory: A 3 hour carving workshop from 9 years old and more
Additional information and prices are listed here.
Vianden's Castle (Vianden, Luxembourg) view from afar. / © Unsplash
1. Youth Hostel Lultzhausen
The Youth Hostel in Lultzhausen is an ideal destination for water sports enthusiasts, especially those with children.
You can easily rent canoes, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards to explore the water. Please note the age limits: children must be a minimum of 10 years old for kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding, while kids as young as 7 years old can accompany two adults in a canoe.
Make the most of your visit by enjoying the beautiful lake, swimming in its refreshing waters, and immersing yourself in the surrounding nature. When you need a break, head to the hostel's restaurant and terrace for a delicious meal or a refreshing beverage.
Other activities include: hiking, biking and mountain biking.
Check out their website here.
2. Youth Hostel Vianden
Even without opting for additional activities, the mere sight of Vianden Castle, resembling a castle straight out of a fairy tale, will leave you completely content!
It seems Victor Hugo shared the same sentiment during his stay in Vianden, as his former residence has been transformed into a museum that visitors can explore. Moreover, Vianden offers attractions such as an outdoor pool, a scenic chairlift offering lovely views, and cycling trails to satisfy your adventurous spirit.
Vianden's proximity to Germany opens up even more possibilities. You can take a trip to Eifel Gondorf Park, perfect for children, or visit Cascade Erlebnisbad Bitburg for a fun-filled experience.
Additionally, Vianden Youth Hostel provides the opportunity to organize unforgettable kids' birthday parties!
2 themes are available:
- Old Shatterhand Handicrafts from 6 years old: 3 hour program with handicraft workshops around the topic of Native Americans
- Carving Factory from 9 years old: 3 hour carving workshop
More detail can be found here.
Remerschen, situated in the heart of the border triangle of Luxembourg, Germany, and France, is a delightful destination nestled along the Moselle River. From here, you can easily explore Schengen, a significant location in European history, and treat your children to a visit at the nature reserve Haff Reimesch and the nature discovery center Biodiversum. Take a dip in the refreshing ponds or indulge in a wine tasting experience, immersing yourself in the local flavors.
There's a wealth of attractions to discover in the vicinity as well. Explore the aviation museum in Mondorf-les-Bains, delve into the European Museum Schengen, and much more.
The Youth Hostel in Remerschen offers a range of amenities, including a restaurant, a bistro, a terrace with a view of the pond, a garden with a playground and boule area, and more. It's the perfect place to unwind and enjoy a comfortable stay amidst nature's beauty.
More information can be found on their website.
Gutland Region and the Valley of the 7 castles
The first time I laid eyes on Hollenfels Castle, I was utterly captivated. It emerges unexpectedly, like stumbling upon the most enchanting image in a book. The Youth Hostel has views to the Castle, and it is a great starting point to explore the valley of the 7 castles.
Next to the youth hostel, you'll find a delightful park with picnic tables, providing a perfect setting for children to play and enjoy the stunning surrounding nature.
This charming village and its surroundings in Luxembourg truly deserve to be cherished and admired. Take in the awe-inspiring view from the small balcony of Hollenfels Castle, allowing nature to embrace you and transport your mind away from everyday worries.
A great list of museums, educational farms and many other venues is available on the website.
Minett Region – Red Rock Region
1. Youth Hostel Esch / Alzette
The Red Rock Region of Luxembourg is connected to the industrial heritage of the country. Esch-sur-Alzette, the second largest city in the country, offers a vibrant mix of diversity, culture, and a delightful park nestled in its core.
When staying at the Youth Hostel, you have the perfect starting point to venture into the region. Don't miss out on the nature conservation center Ellergronn, an enchanting place to explore with your children. They organize nature activities and various events. Additionally, you can visit Minett, indulge in karting in Mondercange, and discover a myriad of other exciting experiences.
You can find all the necessary info here.
Luxembourg City – Capital
1. Luxembourg City Youth Hostel
And we finally reached the Youth Hostel of Luxembourg City, which is a great place to stay especially for families visiting Luxembourg for the first time, wanting to explore the city of Luxembourg!
The Hostel boasts a charming restaurant with a terrace, a small outdoor playground, and recreational activities like table tennis and billiards.
Immerse yourself in the picturesque views of the old city and unwind with friends and family in this peaceful part of the city.
Additionally, the Hostel offers exciting kids' birthday party options in three themes:
- Geocaching (for ages 9 and up)
- Science Party (for ages 6 and up)
- LEGO Party with Bricks4Kidz (for ages 4 and up)
More information can be found here.
With an extensive range of affordable accommodations and an array of activities available at picturesque locations, Youth Hostels are an excellent choice for families, couples, friends, and anyone seeking to explore the beauty of Luxembourg.
So far, we had the pleasure of staying in three of the mentioned Youth Hostels with my family, and we absolutely loved the experience!
What about you?
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