Hostel's Information


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
  • 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.

Because the DESY Guesthouses are located on the DESY campus, they are not open to the general public. Access is restricted to people connected to DESY activities.
A reservation cannot be made before clarifying the reason of the projected stay.
Other guests or accompanying persons cannot make use of DESY Guesthouse facilities.

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

The duration of stay onsite is limited. Only short term visits are possible.

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.

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

Where and how to collect your key for the Guest Houses

During Office Hours:
      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 Time: 1:00 PM

Upon Departure from DESY

  • Check Out Time is 10:00. 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 not 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.

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

  • hand it in, together with your key, at the doorman.
  • or eMail this information to
  • or telephone ( Mrs. Rückert, 7496 or Mrs. Grund, 7333) on the first working day after your departure.

A reduction of your rent bill can ONLY be made if the information about the early departure reaches the Hostel Office by 10:00 on Monday morning. It is NOT enough to just return the key!