Youth Hostels are accommodation that is run by the German Youth Hostel Association. Meanwhile, the "Youth Hostel" brand has become so popular that others would like to call themselves Youth Hostels, too. You will recognise the original by the DJH logo, and you will only find original Youth Hostels on jugendherberge.de.
There are Youth Hostels all over Germany and many more all over the world. Different Hostels specialise in different areas. We call these specialised offers profiles. Profiles create space for learning and making experiences. Youth Hostels are family-friendly, run by professionals, and offer good value for money.