Hostel in Bochum, Germany

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Get to know Bochum (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Bochum. To help you make friends with Bochum before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Bochum is one of the larger German cities and offers good hostel options; while the number of hostels is limited, their capacity is large, so booking your place even a day or two in advance should not be a problem. You have typical hostels in Bochum, as well as the German counterpart for hostel ("Jugendherberge"). You have options right in the middle of the city center and within walking distance of the train station. Others are in the outskirts of the city and are harder to reach. Unless you need to stay in a specific place, stay in a centrally-located hostel as the prices are similar.

Bochum, like many other Ruhr cities, is industrial but also can offer old buildings and museums, an average football team, and some really good places to go out. It has many theaters and there are many art events practically the whole year long. Not to miss are also Altes Brauhaus, a brewing house more than two centuries old; Haus Kemnadea castle, more than five centuries old; the Botanic Garden; and St. Peter und Paul Church. There are nice restaurants and the prices are very affordable for German standards. Nightlife is also better than most cities in North Rhine-Westphalia and the famous clubs are very close to the Bochum hostels in the center of the city. Bochum has good train connections with other German cities and you can get the NRW ticket, which will allow you to travel all around North Rhine-Westphalia.

Written by local enthusiast for Bochum hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Bochum hostels George Traveller

FAQ about Bochum Hostels

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Your Packing List for Bochum

Your Packing List for Bochum

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You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

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Bochum Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Bochum, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
1 Total number of hostels
$44 Average dorm price
$44 Cheapest hostel in Bochum
DJH-Gästehaus Bermuda3Eck is the cheapest
1 Party hostels in Bochum
DJH-Gästehaus Bermuda3Eck is the best rated
7.6 Average rating of all hostels

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Travel Tips for Bochum - from the Community

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