Dortmund accommodation

Finding the Perfect Place to Stay in Dortmund during Euro 2024

As the 2024 European Championships approach, it’s time for football fans worldwide to turn their excitement and anticipation into practical thinking. I’m sure you’re busy imagining yourself at the state-of-the-art football stadium, cheering with tens of thousands of fellow fans, but maybe start thinking about how you want your trip to look.

One of the most important elements of any successful trip is accommodation, so in this article, we will look at how to find the best accommodation in Dortmund, one of the Euro 2024 host cities to stay in Germany.

But first, here are some general accommodation tips for those traveling for the Euro 2024 tournament:

Accommodation Tips for Euro 2024 Travelers

  • Events like the Euro tournament attract huge crowds, and the best accommodation options get sold out fast. So it’s time to be decisive. Book now and secure the best options and prices.
  • Check out which hotels collaborate with UEFA to offer special packages for Euro 2024 attendees.
  • Websites such as Booking.com, Airbnb, and Expedia are popular for finding accommodations. They often have a wide range of options to suit different budgets and preferences.
  • Before making a reservation, read reviews from other travelers to get an idea of the quality and service provided by the accommodation.
  • Vacation rentals, hostels, or guesthouses can sometimes offer more affordable or unique experiences, so consider alternative accommodations. Oh yeah, also try to book accommodations with flexible cancellation policies.
    Now, let’s focus on the host City of Dortmund.
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A Vibrant Football City

Dortmund is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, a state in western Germany. It has a rich industrial history, having been an important center for the coal, steel, and beer industries.

Today, Dortmund is known for its modern infrastructure, cultural events, and football culture, largely thanks to the success and popularity of the local club Borussia Dortmund.

Borussia Dortmund is one of the most successful and popular football clubs in Germany, and it’s the second most decorated club in the country after Bayern Munich. The team won 8 championships, 5 German Cup titles, one UEFA Champions League title in 1997, and one Cup Winners’ Cup in 1966.

Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund

Formerly known as Westfalenstadion, Signal Iduna Park is located in South Dortmund and has a capacity of 81,000 spectators.

The stadium is known for its passionate and energetic atmosphere, especially during Borussia Dortmund home matches. The “Yellow Wall” (Gelbe Wand) is the stadium’s South Stand, famous for its standing terrace and enthusiastic fans. It is one of the most iconic and intimidating stands in football.

Matches Hosted during Euro 2024

  • 4 Group Stage matches
  • 1 Round-of-16 match
  • 1 Semi-final match

Now, let’s take a look at the best accommodation options in Dortmund for travelers for the Euro 2024 tournament.

Best Accommodation Options in Dortmund

Best Hotels near Dortmund’s Host Stadium

Mercure Hotel Dortmund Messe

The Mercure Hotel is the closest to the stadium, a 9-minute walk from Signal Iduna Park. So, if distance is a priority, you should go ahead and book a room here today, as it is bound to fill up fast.

Ringhotel Drees

If being a 20-minute stroll from the stadium is not good enough, this hotel is smack in the middle of the coolest part of town – the Kreuzviertel district. You’ll be walking among beautiful old buildings and huge trees and hitting the trendiest cafés, pubs, and restaurants. If you want to blend in with the locals in Kreuzviertel, you must participate in the local pastime “möllern,” which follows the strict ritual of hanging out with beers on the Möllerbrücke bridge. Brutal, I know.

Dorint An den Westfalenhallen

Located less than 1 km from the stadium, this hotel offers spacious rooms and a gym and features a friendly staff, an underrated characteristic of a hotel.

Best Hotels Located a Short Ride from the Stadium

Leonardo Hotel

The Leonardo Hotel is a 20-minute ride on the Stadtbahn, the local light rail system. It has a gym and a very good breakfast.

NH Dortmund

Located 25 minutes by rail from the stadium in the center of Dortmund and within walking distance from the city’s main train station, this hotel offers a Wellness Area with a sauna.

The Best Budget Accommodation Options in Dortmund

ibis Hotel Dortmund City

The Ibis hotel chain offers convenience at an affordable price, and its Dortmund branch checks both boxes, being 25 minutes from the football stadium.

Kreuzviertel Westfalenhalle

Located in the cool Kreuzviertel district, this Airbnb is a fantastic option for those looking to save money while enjoying the best of Dortmund’s culture and nightlife.

a&o Hostel Dortmund Hauptbahnhof

Located in the center of Dortmund, a 16-minute rail ride from the stadium, this hostel offers basic amenities of good quality at a premium location.

Best Accommodation Options Outside of Dortmund

First, here are some reasons for choosing accommodation outside of Dortmund:

  1. Save money: Understandably, accommodation options in the host cities will usually be more expensive than in places located farther from the stadium.
  2. More availabilities: Since so many people are expected to travel to Dortmund for the Euro 2024, accommodation options are bound to run out.
  3. Attend matches at other host cities: Germany is a big country, but luckily, four of the Euro 2024 host cities – Dortmund, Gelsenkirchen, Dusseldorf and Cologne – are located relatively close to each other. So choosing a base in one of the cities located between them will enable you to attend more Euro 2024 matches.

Here are a few strategically located cities for Euro 2024 travelers who come to Dortmund.

Best Accommodation at Team Base Camps

Team base camps are the places where the Euro 2024 teams choose to stay and train between matches. Here are the best sites around Dortmund:

Wuppertal

On the long edge of the triangle made by Euro 2024 co-host cities Cologne, Düsseldorf, and Dortmund, Wuppertal could be an ideal hub for match hopping between cities. Although not a big tourist attraction, Wuppertal can be a place to get away from the crowds. Make sure to check out the cool monorail and very beautiful zoo.

The hotel Das Vesper in Wuppertal is exclusively reserved for one of the participating teams’ stay.

Best Accommodation in Wuppertal

Park Villa

It is a beautifully designed boutique hotel in a picturesque setting, a place to shed the intensity of the Euro 2024 and gather strengths for the next match day.

Holiday Inn

You already know what to expect when you choose a Holiday Inn. This one is located in the center close to the main train station, which makes reaching the Signal Iduna Park stadium in Dortmund much easier.

Iserlohn

Located northeast of Dortmund, a 28-minute drive from the stadium, Iserlohn is a small and quiet city hosting one of the Euro 2024 teams. It’s a good place to get away from the crowds.

Best Accommodation in Iserlohn

Hotel VierJahreszeiten am Seilersee

Located in the middle of a forest by a lake, the Hotel VierJahreszeiten Iserlohn offers creative rooms, delicious food, a pool and a sauna.

Waldstadt-Apartments

Each unit in this renovated apartment building has a terrace, a fully equipped kitchen with an oven, a seating area, a flat-screen TV, a washing machine, and a private bathroom with a shower.

SportCentrum Kaiserau

The SportCentrum Kaiserau is a combination of the Sports Hotel, Sport school, Sports Congress Center and professional training facilities.

Essen

The city of Essen is located a 30-minute drive east of Dortmund, between Dortmund and another Euro 2024 host city, Dusseldorf. It’s a student town and has excellent nightlife, so you might want to check it out.

Best Accommodation in Essen

Flowers Hotel

Located in the center of Essen, this urban hotel has a sleek design and offers spacious rooms.

The niu Cobbles

Another urban hotel that has style and quality service – great value for money when you need to find a place to rest before and after the games.

Hagen

15km south of Dortmund, the city of Hagen has Germany’s second-largest university. Choosing Hagen as your base could be ideal if you want to attend matches in Dortmund, Gelsenkirchen and Dusseldorf.

Find the Right Accommodation for Your Needs

Hopefully, you found this Dortmund accommodation guide for Euro 2024 travelers helpful. Remember to conduct thorough research before booking your accommodation. Consider what features are the most important to you and book a place as soon as possible to save money. If you want to learn more about Dortmund, check out our Dortmund travel tips page. Good luck, and may your team win the championships.