Welcome to the web page of Adolph Kolping Youth Hostel
In the heart of Dortmund city centre, the Youth Hostel team await you with all the tasty food, inside information and top entertainment you could possibly need.
Besides a professional conference setting we also offer you the chance to come and enjoy an unforgettable stay in a care-free atmosphere. Choose between our relaxing standard rooms or our new "comfort rooms", which are equipped with a bathroom, flatscreen TV and made beds.
"Adolph Kolping" Youth Hostel, which is run by the German Youth Hostel Assocation's regional association in Westphalia-Lippe in collaboration with the Kolpinghaus Dortmund e.V., is epecially suited to groups and school classes as well as families, providing up to 325 people with great excursion programmes and fantastic accommodation.
We hope you have an enjoyable and exciting stay in our Hostel and in the Ruhr Area!
Your Youth Hostel team
Located in the city centre.
The Hostel has 327 beds in 128 rooms, including 95 single and twin rooms, 33 rooms with multiple beds (four and six-bed rooms), with each room equipped with a wash-hand basin or an en-suite shower/WC. Many of them also have a flatscreen TV and WiFi. Three rooms are suitable for wheelchair users. You can also book five airy, welcoming conference rooms (for between 12 and 100 people) at great conference rates. Furthermore, there is a recreation room with table football and table tennis as well as two TV rooms and an internet corner.
Conference equipment: DVD player, Microphone system, Overhead projector, Presentation case, Projector, TV set, Video recorder
Rehearsal room equipment: Piano
The Ruhr Area - So much to see!
The green Ruhr city of Dortmund has loads to offer, and its attractions are within easy reach by bus and train: Practically on the Youth Hostel's doorstep you'll find Westenhellweg, which is home to the Thier-Galerie, Dortmund's top shopping centre. Plenty of animal fun can be had during any visit to Dortmund Zoo - it's home to around 1500 animals and 230 species. The Westfalenhallen venues regularly host concerts by rock and pop legends, and not far away is SIGNAL IDUNA PARK football stadium, one of the most impressive in Germany. The 3000-square-metre Klettermax indoor climbing hall promises plenty of fun - and will require nerves of steel! Those with a thirst for knowledge will appreciate the German Occupational Safety Exhibition (DASA): The DASA provides vivid insights into the working world of years gone by, the present and the future. And don't be afraid to join in and have a go - say, in a helicopter cockpit or on a 19th-century loom. High-brow amusement awaits visitors of Hohensyburg Casino - not something you see every day! If the weather is nice, then it's really worth taking a trip to to the "Phoenix" lake.
Culture and recreation
Dortmund still bears numerous signs that recall the wider region's mining past. Most of the awe-inspiring industrial complexes are now used as museums of social history, such as the Hansa coking plant and the Zeche Zollern, whose splendid Art Nouveau constructions once earned it the name "Castle of Labour". World-class concerts are held in Dortmund Concert Hall. The renowned Museum Ostwall collects works by major artists of the 20th century, while the Westphalian Industrial Museum houses exhibitions on technological and social history. If you're seeking peace and quiet with a touch of nature, you'll love the many parks Dortmund has to offer, such as the Westfalenpark with its trademark "Florianturm" telecommunications tower. Nothing but green as far as the eye can see, a saltwater pool and sauna facilities - the Revierpark in Wischlingen is all you need to enjoy the ultimate in relaxation.