Conference rooms

Amenities for conference guests

Essen Cultural Hostel meets all the requirements for a professional conference stay: its peaceful and natural location allows concentrated working to take place there. All conference rooms have modern conference technology the rooms meet all the criteria of modern city accommodation. In your free time you can choose between city action, culture or nature. Essen attracts visitors with its shopping malls, museums and trendy bars, while the area near the hostel boasts numerous industrial monuments as well as the idyllic Baldeneysee lake.

Days in the middle of the Ruhr metropolis: thanks to its natural, tranquil setting and comfortable facilities, Essen Cultural Hostel is ideal for conferences and seminars. A bistro and sun terrace invite conference participants to enjoy the natural surroundings and the beautiful view of the Ruhr area.

Individual day packages

Do you have specific wishes or are you looking for a somewhat different conference experience? Just talk to the service team! The hostel team would be happy to make you an individual offer and to integrate a varied social programme that suits your group perfectly. Please see table below for a list of the seminar rooms and their room rates.


  • Opening hours: 7 a.m. to midnight
  • Reception hours: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Conference advice
  • Seminar Service Plus: the hostel team would be happy to help you put together a suitable social programme when planning your leisure activities

Seminar Service Plus

Essen Cultural Hostel is located in the forest – that's why it makes sense to offer a social programme that's full of outdoor experiences. Together with its partner "Insider Traveller", Essen Youth Hostel organises outdoor training events in the adjacent forest. These events promote team spirit and activate group dynamics.

  • Team Time Compact: a two-hour forest climbing programme, accompanied by experienced outdoor instructors, including climbing equipment


All meals are served buffet style. The kitchen team offers a variety of dishes, complemented by seasonal salads. Bread and rolls are purchased direct from a local wholemeal bakery. Meal times can be adjusted to suit the seminar and conference schedule. Special dietary requirements are taken into account when planning your event.

Non-profit organizations

Non-profit organizations receive a 10% discount on their conference room rental.

Information about our conference rooms

All conference rooms have natural daylight and internet access.

Room Floor space
Max. number of participants
  • cinema
  • parliament
  • block
  • U-shaped block
    U-shaped block
  • circle
Floor Rent per day off
Baldeneysee 72 sqm 72 27 18 20 - GF upon request
Zollverein 63 sqm 35 24 18 18 - GF upon request
Margarethenhöhe 48 sqm 35 18 18 20 - GF upon request
Villa Hügel 63 sqm 30 18 14 18 - GF upon request
Aquarius 45 sqm 25 16 18 20 - B upon request
Ruhrtal 30 sqm 20 10 12 12 - GF upon request
Conference equipment

DVD player, flip chart, metaplan board, overhead projector, projector, screen, stereo system, TV set, video recorder, Piano, fax, photocopier