Located on the northwestern edge of the town centre, the Cultural|Youth Hostel Karslruhe appears between Karlsruhe Palace, the College of Engineering and the College of Education. The Youth Hostel provides four common rooms and a leisure room with table tennis and table soccer. On the outside there is a playground as well as a volley ball, a basketball and a soccer court. Karlsruhe is in the Upper Rhine Plain between the Rhine and the Black Forest. The streets of the town, the former residence of the Grand Dukes of Baden, spread out from the palace in the shape of a fan. Vast forest areas and parks extend right up to the town centre. Many museums, art gallery, theatres, the botanical garden, zoo and sports venues promise an interesting stay. The hostel is on the edge of an extended play and forest area, about a 10-minute walk from the town centre. Most of the 42 rooms (170 beds) are equipped with washbasins. In some cases two rooms split a shower and a toilet, otherwise there are showers and toilets on the floors. Kultur|Jugendherberge Karlsruhe's Policies & Conditions: Cancellation policy: 24 hours before arrival. Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards (Visa, Mastercard, no American Express). This property may pre-authorise your card before arrival. Check in from 2 pm to 10:30 pm. Check out before 10 am. Taxes included. Breakfast included. General: Reception is open daily from 7 am to 11:59 pm. Child friendly. Non smoking. Curfew until 00:00. Prices apply to guests younger than 26 years. Guests older than 27 years pay a surcharge of 6 Euro per person and night. All prices include breakfast and sheets. All guests need to be members of the DJH (German Youth Hostel Association) or the IYHF (International Youth Hostel Federation). Membership is available at reception on arrival. It costs EUR 7 per year for German guests up to the age of 26 and EUR 22.50 for families or guests aged 27 and above. Each year from June onwards, membership will be half price for guests purchasing a DJH membership for the first time. Foreign guests need a Hostelling International Card (EUR 18), if they are not member of a national Hostelling Federation. For single overnight stays, a Welcome Stamp can be purchased for EUR 3.50.