Welcome to the Sorpesee in the Sauerland

to the beautiful Sorpesee and our lakeside Youth Hostel!
Thanks to our exquisite location, the Hostel is just as suited to sports groups as it is to those seeking a relaxing family holiday or an exciting school trip destination. Music groups, seminar participants, church groups, hikers and all manner of club groups will also feel they're in good hands with us. Since our redevelopment in 2010, more than half of our rooms have been equipped with an en-suite bathroom, and some even have direct views of the lake.
As of this year, the Youth Hostel is home to a VDWS surf school, thus offering the only opportunity in the region to combine surfing with affordable accommodation right next to the water and good food.
The newly designed Sorpe promenade, which has cafés as well as places where kids can play, is becoming increasingly popular with visitors by the day, while the new route around the Sorpesee is great for pedestrians, cyclists and even roller-bladers.
Our activity programmes can also make your stay an unforgettable experience.
We look forward receiving your call or email!
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Opening hours
The reception is open

8.00 a.m. - 9.30 p.m.


3.00 p.m. - 9.30 p.m.

Prices 2020

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 27.20 € 34.80 € 40.90

Prices 2021

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 28.10 € 35.90 € 42.20

  • A number of our 40 bedrooms - some of which are even equipped with en-suite shower and WC - offer lovely views of the lake.
  • There are 166 beds in total, in rooms for group leaders, for families and in dorms. Our Youth Hostel also has six common rooms - for larger groups we even have space for up to around 150 people - providing plenty of room for meetings, events or seminars. Guests can hire surfboards, Canadian canoes and roller blades (protective equipment included). The "teachers' room" is a nice place of refuge for small meetings and reading.

Room Floor space
Max. number of participants
  • cinema
  • parliament
  • block
  • U-shaped block
    U-shaped block
  • circle
Floor Rent per day
Hövel 27 sqm - - - - - GF upon request
Amecke 38 sqm - - - - - GF upon request
Mellen 14 sqm - - - - - 1 upon request
Allendorf 38 sqm - - - - - 1 upon request
Langscheid 38 sqm - - - - - 1 upon request
Sundern 29 sqm - - - - - 1 upon request
Stemel 37 sqm - - - - - 1 upon request
Room Floor space Height
Max. number of participants
  • Choir
  • Orchestra
Floor Daylight Rent per day
Hövel 27 sqm 3.0 m - - GF yes upon request
Amecke 38 sqm 3.0 m - - GF yes upon request
Mellen 14 sqm 3.0 m - - 1 yes upon request
Allendorf 38 sqm 3.0 m - - 1 yes upon request
Langscheid 38 sqm 3.0 m - - 1 yes upon request
Sundern 38 sqm 3.0 m - - 1 yes upon request
Stemel 30 sqm 3.0 m - - 1 yes upon request
Freizeit-Tipps rund um die Jugendherberge Sorpesee

Glitzerndes Wasser, ruhige Buchten und eine ausgezeichnete Wasserqualität: Willkommen am Sorpesee! Wussten Sie, dass die nähere Umgebung ein Paradies für Wanderer ist? Herrliche Rundwanderwege warten hier auf Sie. Wandern Sie die Sauerland-Waldroute entlang und lassen Sie die wunderschönen Eindrücke im Naturpark Sauerland-Rothaargebirge auf sich wirken. Oder nehmen Sie sich einen der spannenden Themenwanderwege vor: etwa den Bergbauwanderweg Balve-Langenholthausen, der Sie an beeindruckenden Industriedenkmälern wie etwa der Luisenhütte Wocklum entlang führt. Mit dem Rundwanderweg Wildewiese wiederum erwartet Sie eine aussichtsreiche „Gipfel-Tour“!

Mit dem Sorpesee und dem Sorpestaudamm liegen zwei Highlights in direkter Nähe zur Jugendherberge. Hier kommen Surfer, Kanuten, Radfahrer, Inlineskater, Jogger, Wanderer und alle Bewegungsbegeisterten voll auf ihre Kosten. Für schöne Tagesausflüge bieten sich zahlreiche Ziele in der Umgebung an – einige haben wir hier für Sie gesammelt. Wir geben Ihnen gerne abwechslungsreiche Freizeit-Tipps, damit Ihre Zeit am Sorpesee zur schönsten des Jahres wird.

Our suggestions:

The Sauerland offers a wide range of great attractions. The Sorpe Dam can be seen from our Hostel - groups can go and explore it from the inside! Other exciting destinations include: the "Felsenmeer" ("Stone Sea") in Hemer, Herdringen's open-air stage, the old Luisenhütte furnace, "Wildwald Vosswinkel" woodland adventure park or one of the many beautiful stalactite caves. With its impressive castle ruins and Sauerland Museum, the medieval town of Arnsberg is also always worth a visit - even in winter. Fort Fun adventure park and the Karl may Festival in Elspe are two more thrilling destinations for your day trips. We would be happy to assist you in planning your excursions!