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Travel & Accomodation


We can recommend the following hotels which are near the university. The air-line distance to the university is given in km, and the prizes are meant for single rooms per night (no guarantee, so please check the prize with the hotel before booking!).

A good overview for B&B-offers can be found on the following Sites:

Hotel Schmerkötter
Auf dem Aspei 70, 44801 Bochum
Telefon: +49 (0)234/338440
1,1 km from 56,00 EUR
Hotel Charlottenhof
Alte Wittener Str. 37, 44803 Bochum
Telefon: +49 (0)234/93539500
2,7 km from 48,00 EUR
Minotel Schmidt-Mönnikes
Drusenbergstrasse 164, 44789 Bochum
Telefon: +49 (0)234/33396-0
3,5 km from 68,00 EUR
art Hotel Tucholskya
Viktoriastraße 73, 44787 Bochum
Telefon: +49 (0)234/96436-0
4,5 km from 56,00 EUR
IBIS Hotel
Karl-Schumacher-Platz 13-15, 44787 Bochum
Telefon: (+49)234/91430
4,8 km, from ca. 57 EUR
Excelsior Bochum
Max-Greve-Strasse 32-34, 44791 Bochum
Telefon: +49 (0)234 95 550
4,8 km from 55,00 EUR
Jugendherberge Bochum (Youth Hostel)
Humboldtstraße 59-63, 44787 Bochum
4,9 km, from 48,70 EUR
Kolpinghaus Bochum
Maximilian-Kolbe-Str. 14-18, 44793 Bochum
Tel.: 0234/60190
Fax: 0234/65852
5 km, from 27,00 EUR
Hotel City West
Klarastraße 10, 44793 Bochum
Telefon: +49 (0)234/66101
5,1 km from 30,00 EUR
ACHAT Hotel Bochum
Kohlleppelsweg 45, 44791 Bochum
Telefon: +49 (0)234/92590
5,4 km from 55,00 EUR
Ramada Hotel
Stadionring 22, 44791 Bochum
Telefon: +49 (0)234/92566-0
5,5 km from 69,00 EUR
Hotel Aleppo
Nordring 30, 44787 Bochum
5,8 km, from 37,00 EUR

If you wish to stay closer to the university than in the city of Bochum, then we recommend this place.

Laerholzstraße 84
44801 bochum
Tel.: +49(0)234 6874-0


To get there from Bochum Hauptbahnhof (central station) you can either take the tram to the Ruhr-University Bochum and then the bus no. 372 or take the bus no. 356 directly from the main train station. Both buses stop at a bus stop called "Auf der Papenburg" which is almost directly across from the LSI.

Finding us

Getting from the U-Bahn station "Ruhr Universität" to our labs and offices

From the train station of the U-35 ("Ruhr-Universität") go up the pedestrian bridge and walk towards the university. Your route takes you directly to the building of the university library. Keep right of the library and go down the stairs and continue straight ahead to a second stairway. Go down these stairs and turn right. In front of you to your left you will see 3 tall yellow buildings. The first of these is GA. Enter the building and go through the first glass doors to your right and take the elevator down to floor 04.



Getting from Bochum Hauptbahnhof (Central Station) to the Ruhr-University Bochum

From Bochum Hauptbahnhof (Central Station) take the U35 towards Bochum Querenburg (Hustadt) and get out at stop "Ruhr Universität". (Ticket needed: Preisstufe A, €2,30 as of 21.12.10). On weekdays the subway U35 leaves every 5 minutes and reaches the university within 9 minutes. Other transport connections reach and leace the university directly. Timetables are available on the website of the local transportation company "Verkehrsverbund Reihn-Ruhr (VRR)".



Getting from Düsseldorf Airport to Bochum Hauptbahnhof (Central Station)

Upon arriving at the airport follow the signs to the DB (Deutsche Bahn) train station. Buy your train ticket to Bochum (Preisstufe D, €10,90 as of 21.12.10) at the airport before boarding the monorail which takes you to the train station. There are trains travelling directly to Bochum Hauptbahnhof (Central Station) frequently and the trip takes about 35 to 45 minutes depending on which train you take.


Getting from Dortmund Airport to Bochum Hauptbahnhof (Central Station)

Take the shuttle bus from the Airport Terminal to Holzwickende train station. (Tickets cost €1,50 and are bough on the bus). From Holzwickende you take the train to Dortmund Hauptbahnhog (central station) and then change trains to Bochum Hauptbahnhof (central station)