Temporary Housing

If you do not have accommodation upon arrival in Ulm/Neu-Ulm, you can stay at a youth hostel, a pension or a hotel while you are looking for a room. It is advisable to book a room in advance.

In Germany, youth hostels (Jugendherbergen) are non-profit, small budget hotels, usually with shared bedrooms. To stay in one of these youth hostels in Germany a membership of either the German Youth Hostel Association (Deutsches Jugendherbergswerk, DJH) or Hosteling International (HI) is mandatory.

The annual fee for people under the age of 27 is €7.00, older people pay €22.50 (last updated: February 2024). You can apply directly at any youth hostel or online at www.jugendherberge.de/en/basics/membership or https://membership.hihostels.com/shop/115.

In other countries, a membership may not be necessary to stay in a hostel. However, it is worth taking a look at the HI homepage and compare their prices with the ones of "normal“ hostels if you plan on travelling around Europe because you might get a discount (10 % per night for example in England) as a member of HI.

In Germany, a normal hostel is called “Hostel“, “Backpacker“ or “Backpacker Hostel“. To stay in those private hostels you do not have to be a member of any of the above mentioned organisations.