As we drove up the hill looking for this youth hostel, we couldn't believe the great location. Magnificent views over the Rhine and surrounding countryside. The staff were very knowledgeable and exceptionally helpful. Facilities great - yes, the building is getting old, but that didn't detract from the enjoyment of our stay. We had breakfast and dinner at the hostel, and the food was fresh and plentiful. We stayed over the Easter break but the staff coped well with the large number of visitors. An evening walk through the vineyards to the nearby St Hildegards Abbey is recommended. We had a room for two with our own bathroom and it was very comfortable.