To stay in a German Hostel, you need to be a member of a Youth Hostel Association. You can become a member or buy an International Guest Card in every hostel.
Youth Hostels are primarily intended for young people. Members from the age of 27 pay a surcharge of € 4.00 per night.
Meals and accommodation are free of charge for children under the age of 6 in Bavarian Youth Hostels (staying with their families and a family membership). Families with at least one minor child only pay the Junior price for a family stay.
Bed linen is included in the price.
Two guests are free in Bavarian Youth Hostels when school classes with at least 22 participants (i.e., 20 paying guests) stay for at least four nights with full board.