City Hostel

To facilitate a cheap accommodation for student participants, we have reserved a large amount of rooms in the City Hostel of Düsseldorf. You can reserve your bed in this City Hostel directly via the ESSLLI online registration. Of course there is no obligation to use the City Hostel at all, and you can also reserve beds in the City Hostel on your own account. Prices will however be higher, and there is no guarantee there will be free rooms.

  • Importantly, we can provide this opportunity presumably only until May 10, so you should register before in case you are interested.
  • Update: We managed to extend our reservation with the City Hostel. To obtain cheap accommodation in the City Hostel, register for ESSLLI and book your bed during the registration before June 4!
  • Update: A limited number of cheap beds is still available!

The City Hostel of Düsseldorf is placed very close to the river Rhine in the lovely quarter Oberkassel, and in walking distance from the old city center (10 min). There is a bus going directly from the hostel to the university taking 18 minutes. The university can be also reached by bike, going through the city (about 25 min) or more beautifully along the Rhine (about 40 min).

The hostel itself is a very modern, sociable place, with some (minor) sports and music facilities. There are three types of rooms to choose: double rooms, 4-bed rooms and 6-bed rooms. All rooms have their own toilets, showers and lockable closets, as well as some table and chairs; furthermore, there is a TV in every double room. Breakfast is inclusive for all types of rooms. A (changing) buffet for lunch or dinner costs €6 per person, and can be booked on site. There will be free wireless in the entire hostel. Sheets will be provided by the hostel, but you have to bring towels yourself!

During the online registration, you can reserve a bed either for two weeks or for each week separately; prices for one person/bed are as follows:

4.8. – 17.8. 4.8. – 10.8. 11.8. – 17.8.
(2 weeks Sun-Sat) (1 week Sun-Sat) (1 week Sun-Sat)
2-bed room €416 €224 €224
4-bed room €338 €182 €182
6-bed room €299 €161 €161


Address of the City Hostel: Düsseldorfer Str. 1, 40545 Düsseldorf

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