Those who want to discover Luxembourg’s eponymous capital city or ‘d’Stad’ as the Luxembourger call it affectionately, with its old fortress walls, the numerous museums, boutiques and squares and bistros inviting to take a break, should stay at the city hostel. The modern, affordable and biggest youth hostel of the country lies in the heart of the Pfaffenthal between the historic old town and the modern Kirchberg Plateau. But do not worry! Even though the youth hostel is located in the valley of the Alzette, the upper and lower town are connected through a panoramic lift and a funicular worth the ride because of the astonishing view.
Affordable overnight stays in modern rooms enable those travelling alone, backpackers as well as families and groups to spend a holiday full of experiences in the heart of Europe.
And those thinking that in Luxembourg the only language you’ll hear is ‘Lëtzebuergesch’ are mistaken. Just settle down on a nice terrace and you’ll be overwhelmed by the multiculturalism and the numerous languages you will hear. The ‘Melting Pot’, the in-house restaurant of the youth hostel lives up to its name. It’s the place to be for local residents as well as tourists from every part of the world. And how to best enjoy your stay? With a nice meal and a refreshing beverage of course! The kitchen team prepares every day fresh and seasonal menus as well as specialties ‘à la carte’. During summer, the terrace with its beautiful view of the old town welcomes its visitors while the children enjoy the playground.
|Prices 2023/2024 (in Euro)
Prices are subject to change!
|Overnight with breakfast and bedsheets per person per night
Showers / WC on each floor
|31,00 €||35,00 €|
|Overnight with breakfast and bedsheets per person per night
|33,00 €||37,00 €|
|Twin room - additional charge per person per night||7,00 €||7,00 €|
|Single private room - additional charge per person per night||20,00 €||20,00 €|
Packed lunch (Attention: no plastic bottles in the lunch packs, please bring your own bottle or buy one at our hostel)
|7,00 €||7,50 €|
|Light meal (dish)||11,00 €||12,00 €|
|Complete meal (starter, main dish and dessert)||13,00 €||15,00 €|
|Find more information about our terms and conditions here.|
|When booking through our website, prices for non-members will be charged. 4 € per night will be refunded in cash at check-in upon presentation of the Hostelling International membership card (except for bookings via third party sites).|
|Discounts for families and groups - conditions on request.|
… by public transportation
The youth hostel is located at the foot of the historic city centre in Pfaffenthal, near the bus stop ‘Pfaffenthal-Vauban’ and ‘Plateau Altmunster’. Public transport is free all over Luxembourg.
More information or timetables for buses to/from the bus stop ‘Plateau Altmunster’ or ‘Vauban: www.mobiliteit.lu.
… by bus or car
Coming from Belgium
Coming from Brussels, take the A4/E411 and pass Namur and Arlon to arrive at Luxembourg. From the border, follow the A6 and take the exit 3 in direction of Bridel. Follow the CR181 in direction of Bridel und Kopstal. Leave the two roundabouts at the first exits. Follow the N12 to the left into the Rue du Rollingergrund. Continue on the N55 to the Côte d’Eisch. Turn into the first street on your right and then on your left into the Rue Laurent Menager onto the CR218. Continue on this road and turn underneath the drawbridge right in the Rue du Fort Olisy. There is only one building in this street – the youth hostel.
Coming from Germany/Trier
Coming from Germany, follow the A64 until you arrive at the border and continue on the A1. Take the exit N51 Plateau de Kirchberg and Luxembourg-centre and follow the N51 on the Boulevard John F. Kennedy until you arrive at the Coque – rue Erasme. Turn left twice and then right into the Rue Jules Wilhelm (Milliounewee). Turn onto the CR218 and enter the Allée Pierre Mansfeld. Turn left underneath the drawbridge into the Rue du Fort Olisy where you arrive at the youth hostel.
Coming from France/Luxembourg/Saarbrücken
Coming from Metz, continue on the A31 in direction of Thionville. From the border, follow the motorway A3. Coming from Saarbrücken, continue on the A8 until you arrive at the border. At the ‘Croix de Bettembourg’ continue on the A3. Follow the A3 until you arrive at the end of the motorway on the roundabout Gluck. Take the second exit B3 in the direction of Centre/Gare via Boulevard de Kockelscheuer, Pénétrante S/B3 and Rocade de Bonnevoie. Here you turn left onto Boulevard d'Avranches until you reach Boulevard de la Pétrusse. Turn right into the Berlinerwee/Rue de Prague. Continue onto the Rue Saint-Ulric/Tilleschgaass. Turn left into the Montée du Grund and continue on the Neie Wee/Rue Sosthène Weis. Turn right into the Rue du Fort Olisy. This is where the youth hostel is located.
… by bicycle
The youth hostel Luxembourg is located next to the cycle path PC1 du Centre, leading around the city. This cycle path starts at the Rue Sosthène Weis heading to the Rue du Fort Olisy. You’ll arrive at a small bridge crossing the Alzette. This is where you’ll find the youth hostel. The PC1 is connected to several national cycle trails: the PC2 coming from Junglinster and Echternach, the PC6 coming from Esch-sur-Alzette, Bettembourg and Frisange, the PC9 coming from Sanem and Leudelange, the PC13 coming from Garnich and Mamer as well as the PC15 coming from Mersch. The city of Luxembourg is also connected to the cycling trail EuroVelo5 as well as the VeloRoute SaarLorLux.
We recommend the cycling maps ‘Luxembourg by cycle’ 1:50 000 by ProVelo asbl. (www.provelo.lu). These maps are available at every youth hostel.
The youth hostel Luxembourg-city has two free parking facilities. One parking is located just before the bridge. Please ring the bell at the barrier in order to access the parking lot. Another parking space is located in front of the main building and can be accessed immediately.
Free parking spaces are available just in front of the main building. If all the free spaces are occupied, the bus driver can drive to the parking lot Glacis at Limpertsberg and return on foot and take the panoramic lift, connecting the upper town to the down town.
The city of Luxembourg boasts a long and fascinating history, as it was founded in 963. Today, the city not only impresses its visitors with ancient fortress walls, the grand ducal Palace and numerous banking institutions and cultural sites, the capital is furthermore home to over 170 different nationalities. Luxembourg-city mirrors its inhabitants: it’s multicultural, creative and a bustling area. The youth hostel is located in one of the oldest districts of the city called the Pfaffenthal or ‘Den Dällchen’ (the small valley in Luxembourgish). As the Pfaffenthal is located below the fortress and the Bock promontory as well as the casemates, the youth hostel is the perfect departure point to visit this UNESCO-World heritage.
At the youth hostel
In the district of Pfaffenthal
Main attractions of Luxembourg-city
Culture and leisure
If you think that in the capital city of the country you’ll be far away from nature and hiking trails, we will prove you wrong. Like the country, the capital city is of manageable size, so you’ll be in no time in the middle of the forests of the suburbs. Even the well-known Way of St James passes by the youth hostel. But the hostel is also an ideal starting point for small, local and thematic circular walks.
If you’ve already visited the capital city by bike, why not discover the region around the city? The Grand-Duchy boasts a total of 23 cycle paths. The cycle path PC1 du Centre is connected to other national paths: PC2 d’Echternach, PC6 des Trois Cantons, PC9 du Faubourg Minier, PC13 Nicolas Frantz and PC15 de l’Alzette. The bike routes EuroVelo 5 and VeloRoute Saar-Lor-Lux are also located next to the youth hostel, which is labelled ‘Bed + Bike’.
Mountain bike packages
If you prefer discovering the region around the capital city on your mountain bike, just follow the numerous adventurous trails. The youth hostel Luxembourg-city provides just the package you’ll need.
Birthday for kids
Board games are fun, but if your child is looking for even more fun, why not celebrate a big birthday party in our youth hostel. The city hostel provides just the right programme for this special day, including beverages and cake.
Conferences, meetings, seminars and events
If you’re looking for a group accommodation in the heart of the capital city with its century old history, the youth hostel is the place to be for you. Modern and fully equipped conference rooms with a view of the fortress walls are a good basis for a meeting, a workshop or a brainstorming session. A coffee break and the large choice of meals of the in-house restaurant complete the offer.
Restaurant ‘Melting Pot’
The youth hostels' restaurant
In summer as well as in winter, the restaurant of the youth hostel is bustling. When it’s cold outside, the hungry guests eat inside the in-house restaurant with a capacity of 80 seats. When the sun shines, the large terrace welcomes up to 92 guests. Groups may use a special room seating up to 100 people. During summertime, the restaurant is well-booked due to its delicious barbecue so you’d better book your table in advance. Tourists as well as residents and local people are welcome to eat lunch and dinner here. The menu changes on a daily basis, the chef’s suggestions follow each season. Special dishes for children and vegetarians can also be found on the menu. Groups may choose between the many offerings of the catering brochure.
You’d like to organise a party for a birthday, a family event or a company anniversary and you’re looking for a location and catering? Then you’re at the right place at the youth hostel. The kitchen team will prepare a special menu for you and your guests and you may even use the terrace of the restaurant if the weather permits it.
Youth hostel Luxembourg-city
2, rue du Fort Olisy
Tel.: (+352) 26 27 66 650
N 49° 36.792' E 006° 08.291'
Management of the youth hostel
Opening hours of the youth hostel
The youth hostel is open the whole year.
Restaurant ‘Melting Pot’
A total of 249 beds and 52 rooms: