Ruhrtropolis Hostel is conveniently set in the centre of Essen, and provides a shared lounge, free WiFi and a bar. This property is located a short distance from attractions such as Essen Cathedral, Colosseum Theater, and University of Duisburg-Essen. Old Synagogue Essen is 800 metres away and Grillo Theatre is 800 metres from the hostel. All units include bed linen. You can play table tennis at the hostel. Popular points of interest near Ruhrtropolis Hostel include GOP Variety Theatre Essen, The Unperfecthouse and Limbecker Platz. The nearest airport is Düsseldorf Airport, 26 km from the accommodation.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

Distance in property description is calculated using © OpenStreetMap

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.9)


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Room type
Number of guests
1 single bed
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
Low score for Essen
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Wolfgang
    Germany Germany
    The staff was friendly and accommodating. It was a great traditional-style hostel with a laid back vibe.
  • Pete
    Ireland Ireland
    the very nice staff and the variety of people I met there. Also the very good food and music. An elevator I could use. I highly recommend this as a place to stay. Essen is a very interesting City to visit. Wished to stay longer. Will certainly...
  • Denys
    Germany Germany
    Personal, atmosphere and cheap. For prise that you pay, you receive very good service.

Property surroundings

Facilities of Ruhrtropolis Hostel

Most popular facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Bar
  • Linen
  • Shared kitchen
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.
  • Live music/performance
  • Happy hour
  • Bike tours
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Movie nights
  • Evening entertainment
  • Table tennis
  • Games room
Food & Drink
  • Bar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Shared lounge/TV area
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Books, DVDs, or music for children
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
Languages spoken
  • German
  • English

Property practice

This property has told us they implemented a practice in one of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, and nature.

House rules

Ruhrtropolis Hostel takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 17:00 to 23:00


From 10:00 to 12:00



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

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Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in


Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.

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FAQs about Ruhrtropolis Hostel

  • Ruhrtropolis Hostel offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Games room
    • Table tennis
    • Evening entertainment
    • Walking tours
    • Happy hour
    • Movie nights
    • Live music/performance
    • Bike tours

  • Ruhrtropolis Hostel is 450 yards from the centre of Essen. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • The prices at Ruhrtropolis Hostel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Check-in at Ruhrtropolis Hostel is from 17:00, and check-out is until 12:00.