Essen Porträt
Essen Porträt
Essen Porträt
Essen Porträt
Essen Porträt
Essen Porträt


Located in the coal-mining district: Essen Cultural Hostel

Industrial culture in the countryside: Essen Cultural Hostel is very close to Lake Baldeney and is the ideal starting point for excursions to see the industrial heritage of the Ruhr. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Zeche Zollverein (Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex), admire an incomparable art collection at the Villa Hügel and immerse yourself in the alternative art scene in the Unperfekthaus. Lake Baldeney can offer families a lot of great recreational activities: boating or biking, skating trips, surfing lessons ... during a stay in Essen, physical activity can be perfectly combined with the various cultural activities of the European Capital of Culture 2010.

Essen Youth Hostel has been certified as a Cultural Hostel with good reason: class trips, group tours and trips for children and teenagers can choose from a range of cultural topics. Of course, fun is in the foreground when participants paddle past disused factories in the Ruhr valley or search for the perfect photo opportunity on the Zeche Zollverein site. And the right "survival" strategies for survival in the industrial habitat also have to be learned. The hostel's Seminar Service Plus also offers outdoor action: surprise your participants with a varied mix of sport, nature and industrial culture. In the hostel, you will find five comfortable conference rooms with modern audio-visual equipment the perfect setting for conferences and workshops.

Come to the former coal-mining area and look forward to cultural experiences and intense exchanges of views and information, relaxing trips to the countryside and fascinating insights into the history of industrial culture.

Special features:
  • Cultural Hostel
  • Varied programme options with cultural contents


Youth Hostel Essen

Pastoratsberg 2
45239 Essen

phone: +49 201 125832-0
fax: +49 201 125832-10

Joachim Ladwig
Carola Ladwig

Opening hours

The Hostel is open from 7.00 a.m. till 11.59 p.m.
Reception is open from 8.00 a.m. till 10.00 p.m.

Service Center

Service-Team der Jugendherbergen im Rheinland

Düsseldorfer Str. 1a
40545 Düsseldorf

Tel:+49 211 302630-26
Fax:+49 211 302630-27