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Happy welcome to the Naturfreundehaus Hannover!

Are you looking for a relaxed solitary stay, a cozy family get-together, or active group activity? Our hostel offers all of our guests a memorable stay in Germany's greenest major city. (No NaturFreunde membership required.)
The Naturfreundehaus Hannover functions as central education center for Germany's Naturfreunde youths as well as public youth center, hostel and conference house.
The Naturfreundehaus Hannover is located in the middle of a 20,000 sq m terrain, bordering with one of Europe's largest inner city forests. While experiencing true nature in the city, our guests have the great opportunity for eclectic past-time activities in our considerable green surroundings.
The convenience of public transportation and our central location (only six street car stops from central station) additionally makes a stay with us an ideal basis for a green expedition of Hannover and its surrounding area.

Our roomsHappy welcome
The Naturfreundehaus Hannover houses no more than 86 beds, available as single, 2-bed or dormitory rooms (3 and 4 beds). One third of the rooms have little bathrooms with private shower and toilet, the other three thirds are with shared facilities. Most of our dorm rooms are equipped with bunk beds. In the entire building smoking is forbidden. Or rooms have no TV, no phone, no mini bar and no room service.
Linen and towels are included for our private guests. We kindly ask our group guests (9 and more) to bring their own towels. Alternatively, towels are available for a modest rent of Euro2.00 at the front desk.
Check-in on your arrival day starts at 4 p.m.. If the reception is closed you will find your key in one of our key lock (How_to_use_the_key_safe). On your day of departure, we ask you to check out no later than 9.30 a.m.
Besides our bedrooms, we offer our guests a communal room with TV for games, fun, and rainy days.
We also provide freshly prepared meals on a daily basis for groups of 9 and more, served at our dining room which seats about 60 people. Preparing your own food in our house is not possible, there is no kitchen for our guests.

Our conference rooms
The Naturfreundehaus Hannover has two class rooms available for conferences and seminars. The fully equipped rooms comfortably seat 25, respectively 60 people. We are also more than happy to offer our conference guests provisions.

Happy welcomeOur philosophy
The Naturfreundehaus Hannover, being youth center, hostel, conference house, and the central education center for Germany's Naturfreunde, is a non-discriminating institution. We welcome everyone, regardless of their gender, handicap, background, or other attributes. The Naturfreundehaus Hannover is characterized by its solidarity and international and integrative orientation. Besides a pleasant and warm stay, we want to offer our guests a colorful and diverse educational and adventure education program.
Our integrative philosophy is also reflected in our management. We are proud to employ handicapped and otherwise challenged people. Societal integration and integration in the job market are two of our major goals we wish to facilitate.
By the way, our affiliated partners CAP-Rotach in Friedrichshafen at Lake Constance (info at www.cap-fn.de) and the youth hostel Hof in Bavaria (info at jugendherberge-hof.integra-hof.de...) share our integrative ideal.

For our guests and the environment
We offer our guests fresh and scrumptious foods, which we prefer to prepare with local and organic products. Resources like water, power, and gas are used efficiently out of respect for Mother Nature and our solar thermal installation heats a considerate amount of our water.
Garbage reduction and the minimal use of chemical substances is another important issue for us. We also exclusively use environmentally friendly cleaners, soaps, and laundry detergents.
Our linen, bed sheets, towels, etc. should be organic and ÖkoTex certified to the greatest possible extent.
We use recycling paper for our pamphlets, flyers, and correspondence letters.

We would greatly appreciate it if you contributed to an environmentally friendly stay by a conscious use of nature’s resources.

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