Location & Arrival

The Youth Hostel is located in the Castle “Veste Oberhaus” overlooking the city of Passau. In the castle there is also a museum and many look out points which are good for panorama shots of the city and Austria.
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Arrival by public transport
Plan your trip with the german railyway service Deutsche Bahn to Ilzbrücke Passau or Römerplatz, Passau.

Footpath from Ilzbrücke: After having crossed the bridge, turn right on the street „Ferdinand-WagnerStraße“ and follow the steep street up the hill. Turn left at the fork until you reach the castle gate. Go through the gate and turn right. The hostel is on your right.

Footpath from Römerplatz: Cross the chain bridge and the street at the traffic lights. Turn right and cross the tunnel. After following the street for approximately 100m, turn left on “Ferdinand-Wagner-Straße” and follow the steep street up the hill. Turn left at the fork until you reach the castle gate. Go through the gate and turn right. The hostel is on your right.

For navigation with GoogleMaps click here.

Shuttle bus „Oberhausbus“: The bus runs from March 15th to November 15th from the city hall to our hostel (every thirty minutes from 10am to 5pm, weekends from 10am to 6pm). If you want to use this shuttle bus, plan your trip to Rathaus, Passau. Please consider the bus has a limited capacity of up to 15 persons.

For travelling by train within the region of Bavaria (e.g. from Munich or Nuermberg) we highly recommed the Regional day ticket for Bavaria of Deutsche Bahn. This ticket also includes using the public transportation in Passau and the shuttle bus „Oberhausbus“.
Arrival by car or coach
Enter “Rennweg“ in Passau as the destination on your navigation device. Follow the street “Rennweg” until the end of the street. There is a large free parking area for cars and coaches. Follow the signs indicating “Jugendherberge” by foot and enter the area of the castle. Go through two  castle gates and a few meters down the hill. The main building is to your left. The reception is on the ground-floor in the main building. Careful: Do not confuse “Jugendherberge” with “Haus der Jugend” which is a different hostel close to the parking area.

For navigation with GoogleMaps click here.
Arrival by airplane
Next airports are located in Munich, Nuermberg and Vienna. There are trains of Deutsche Bahn (from Munich and Nuermberg) and of ÖBB (from Vienna) operating to Passau. Upon request, the Youth Hostel can arrange a shuttle service to be picked up at the airport and taken back after their stay (only for groups!). This service is offered at a fee.
Arrival by bike
Follow the Danube Cycle Path (“Donauradweg“) and cross the chain bridge. Cross the street at the traffic lights. Turn right and cross the tunnel. After following the street for approximately 100m, turn left on “Ferdinand-Wagner-Straße” and follow the steep street up the hill. Turn left at the fork until you reach the castle gate. Go through the gate and turn right. The hostel is on your right.
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Please contact us for further information how to get to our hostel.