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Mariastein Youth Hostel

Burg Rotberg
4115 Mariastein (SO)

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The village of Mariastein is close to the French border at the end of the Leimen valley, 15 km from Basle. Rotberg youth hostel is enthroned on a cliff, facing the village of Mariastein, on the slopes of the Blauen and surrounded by forests.

Places to visit nearby

  • The cloister of Mariastein (guided tours on request)
  • Castle ruins at Landskron, Pfeffingen and Dorneck
  • Electricity museum in Münchenstein
  • Paper museum in Basle
  • Goetheanum in Dornach
  • Basle zoo

The reconstruction and renovation work between 2016-2018 is financially supported by:

Swisslos-Fonds Basel-Stadt

Lotteriefonds Kanton Solothurn

Swisslos Basel-Landschaft



Getting here

By trainFrom Basle main SBB station, walk through the underpass to Basle Heuwaage (5 minutes) and take tram no. 10, in the direction of Flüh-Rodersdorf, to Flüh. Continue your journey by postal bus to Rotberg Castle (request stop). The castle is accessible on foot.

by carThe youth hostel has no car parking spaces. A limited numbers are at branch-off Mariasteinstrasse/Rotbergstrasse



  • 03.03.-03.12.2017
  • 02.03.-02.12.2018


5 - 9 pm


8 - 10 am


  • 3 rooms with 2 beds and washbasin
  • 3 rooms with 10 beds
  • 1 room with 12 beds
  • 2 rooms with 14 beds
  • 1 tower room with 2 beds

A total of 78 beds.
Shower/WC on the floor.

Good to know

All Swiss Youth Hostels can be booked on site.


  • Breakfast buffet (incl.)
  • Varied evening meal on request
  • Lunch and packed lunch on request
  • Special menus and events on request
  • Self-service kitchenette for groups available (only on reservation)


  • A knight's chamber with cheminee for 45 people
  • 2 recreation rooms for 40 and 50 people
  • Playground with barbecue and table tennis
  • Table football in the inner ward
  • Flip chart, screen
  • Various games for groupes
  • Hiring of the entire youth hostel or of rooms on request
  • Free WiFi
  • WWF nature discoverer set for school classes (free use)