Hostel's Information

The DESY guesthouses are located on the DESY campus and are not open to the general public. Access is restricted to people connected to DESY activities.
Other guests cannot make use of DESY guesthouse facilities.
A reservation cannot be made before clarifying the reason of the projected stay.
The duration of stay onsite is limited. Only short term visits are possible (maximum 6 weeks).


Reservations may be made by:


If your browser does not support the hostel form, your reservation request must include the following information in your eMail: to

  • Family Name
  • First Name
  • Gender
  • Home Institute (with complete mailing address)
  • eMail Address
  • Arrival date
  • Departure date
  • Name of the DESY Group you are working with

You will always receive an eMail confirmation of your eMail reservation!
Please note: Reservations are made for single individuals. It is not permitted to pass a room key on to a colleague.

Information on local hotels can be provided but the Hostel staff cannot make hotel reservations.

Due to the recent non smoking law passed by the German Federal Government smoking is forbidden inside buildings. As a result smoking is not permitted in any DESY guesthouses.


For Institutes and University Guests:

Single room with bath

30,- Euro

Double room with bath

35,- Euro

For Company Guests:

Single room with bath

40,- Euro

Double room with bath

45,- Euro

Cancellation policy: Reservations can be cancelled via email until the date of arrival without any cancellation fee. If the Hostel is not informed a no-show fee of Eur 25.00 applies.

Lost Keys: There is a charge of Eur 50.00 for each key.

Check In

Where and how to collect your key for the guest houses

  • Keys for the guest houses may be collected from, or returned to, the doorman.
  • Before receiving his/her key, each guest is required to fill out a registration form.
  • Check in from 1:00 pm

Check out

Upon Departure from DESY

  • Check out until 10:00 am. You will be charged for an extra night if you do not return your key on time, unless notification has not been given in advance to the Hostel Office.
  • Bills: Rent and telephone bills should be collected from the Hostel Office at the latest on the last working day before departure. Bills may be paid at the cash in the administration building first floor room number 2P09 (Monday-Wednesday 9:30-11:00 am), or per money transfer (German Banking System). Payment with Credit Card is possible!

Change in Departure Plans

Please inform the Hostel Office as soon as possible of any changes. Changes for the same day should be announced as early as possible. It may be difficult to meet your wishes after 10:00 am.

If your departure is earlier than planned, kindly write a note with your name, date & time of departure and

A reduction of your rent bill can ONLY be made if the information about the early departure reaches the Hostel Office. It is NOT enough to just return the key!