Are you looking for a special experience? So why not stay at Esch-sur-Alzette, the capital city of the ‘Minette’? Located in the south of the country, this city boasts experiences and activities that every tourist heart desires - from culture to sport and many more. Concerts of all kinds, festivals, shopping, probably the most beautiful mountain bike trails in the country, hiking routes through the so-called Land of the Red Rocks and former industrial sites – just to mention a few of the numerous possibilities of the southern region.
The modern youth hostel Esch-sur-Alzette opened its doors in spring 2017 for backpackers, families, groups and individual travellers, offering the perfect and above all affordable accommodation.
The youth hostel also features the in-house restaurant ‘Melting Pot’, decorated in an industrial style, a bistro with a small stage and five conference and meeting rooms completing thus the offer. In good weather, the guests may relax and linger on one of the three terraces.
As the youth hostel Esch-sur-Alzette is situated only a few minutes' walk from the local recreation area called ‘Galgenberg’ as well as the longest shopping mile in the country, it is ideal for activities of all kinds and for all ages. In addition, its direct location at the bus and train station offers multiple excursion possibilities through the entire region.
|Prices 2023/2024 (in Euro)
Prices are subject to change!
|Overnight with breakfast and bedsheets per person per night
|33,00 €||37,00 €|
|Twin room - additional charge per person per night||7,00 €||7,00 €|
|Single private room - additional charge per person per night||20,00 €||20,00 €|
|Packed lunch (Attention: no plastic bottles in the lunch packs, please bring your own bottle or buy one at our hostel)||7,00 €||7,50 €|
|Light meal (dish)||11,00 €||12,00 €|
|Complete meal (starter, main dish and dessert)||13,00 €||15,00 €|
|Find more information about our terms and conditions here.|
|When booking through our website, prices for non-members will be charged. 4 € per night will be refunded in cash at check-in upon presentation of the Hostelling International membership card (except for bookings via third party sites).|
|Discounts for families and groups - conditions on request.|
... by public transport:
The youth hostel Esch-sur-Alzette is located directly at the bus and train station of the city with the same name and is therefore easily accessible by public transportation. You will reach the capital by train in 24 minutes. But also the Greater Region, especially the bordering France is easily accessible from Esch-sur-Alzette. Public transport is free all over Luxembourg.
More information or timetables for buses to/from the bus stop ‘Esch-sur-Alzette - Gare’: www.mobiliteit.lu
... by car or bus:
Coming from Luxembourg/Germany
Arriving from Trier/Luxembourg on the A1, continue onto the E25/E44/A6. Follow then the A4 in direction of Esch-sur-Alzette, passing Leudelange, Pontpierre and Mondercange. Take the exit 5 in direction of Esch-sur-Alzette – Centre/Schifflange. Continue on the N4 (rue de Luxembourg). In Esch-sur-Alzette, follow the street until you arrive at the roundabout on Boulevard John F. Kennedy. Take the third exit onto the N4/Boulevard John F. Kennedy. You arrive at the train station of Esch-sur-Alzette and the youth hostel.
Coming from Belgium/France:
Follow the A13 in direction of Sanem, Esch-sur-Alzette and Luxembourg. At Schifflange follow the A13 in direction of Esch-sur-Alzette. Take the exit 5 in direction of Esch-sur-Alzette – Centre/Schifflange. Continue on the N4 (rue de Luxembourg). In Esch-sur-Alzette, follow the street until you arrive at the roundabout on Boulevard John F. Kennedy. Take the third exit onto the N4/Boulevard John F. Kennedy. You arrive at the train station of Esch-sur-Alzette and the youth hostel.
… by bicycle
The youth hostel Esch-sur-Alzette is located at the bus and train station, in close proximity to the cycle path PC8 de la Terre Rouge, connecting Esch-sur-Alzette to Rumelange, Esch-Belval and Belvaux. In the north of the city, the cycle path PC6 des Trois Cantons connects Esch-sur-Alzette to Bettembourg, Sanem and Bascharage.
We recommend the cycling map ‘Luxembourg by cycle’ 1:50.000 by ProVelo (www.provelo.lu). These maps are available at every youth hostel.
The youth hostel does not have its own designated parking lot. We therefore advise you to make use of the fee-based public parking spaces and car parks of the city, such as the ‘John F. Kennedy’ car park opposite the youth hostel or the car park ‘Place de l’Hôtel de Ville’, which is only a few minutes’ walk away.
Drive to parking Bvd A Meyer. You can leave your bus here during the night. Bus drivers can come back to the train station by taking the bus number 7.
The south of the country, also called the Red Rock Region, is a witness of the industrial heritage of the Grand Duchy. Esch-sur-Alzette is the second largest city of Luxembourg and stands for steel, multiculturalism and technologies. Sightseeing, a large choice of musical culture, shopping in the longest shopping street of Luxembourg as well as mountain biking on stunning trails are just some of the possible pastimes in Esch-sur-Alzette. If you’re interested in activities, the youth hostel Esch-sur-Alzette is the perfect starting point due to its location near the train station, the local recreation area and the city centre.
At the youth hostel
In the region
School trips and group travel
If you’d like to organise group activities and school trips to the most important locations in the south of the country, you should definitely turn to the youth hostel Esch-sur-Alzette for advice, because the possibilities in the Red Rock Region are numerous. Discover the industrial culture whilst visiting the blast furnaces of Belval or taking a ride on the mining train in the national mining museum in Rumelange. Alternatives are a walk in the animal park on the Galgenberg, an interesting workshop in the nature conservation centre Ellergronn or indoor climbing in the ‘Redrock Climbing Centre’. Children as well as adults will be delighted.
Slowly but surely, nature reclaims its space in the ‘Minette’ and transforms the former iron ore region into a flourishing hiking area with special plant species and large nature reserves. Numerous local and national hiking paths are located in this region.
The Red Rock Region is the perfect place for bikers. Four of the 23 cycling paths run through this region, such as the PC6 der Trois Cantons, the PC8 de la Terre Rouge, the PC9 Faubourg Minier and the PC10 François Faber. Discover the nature and the cultural heritage of the second largest city of Luxembourg.
Mountain bike packages
The youth hostel offers a large variety of tours in the south for adventure seekers and fans of steep trails. Do you want to bike individually or do you prefer a group tour with a guide? It’s yours to choose.
Birthday for kids
Whatever their age, the birthday parties of your children should be lots of fun. The team of the youth hostel offers its help in order to guarantee a successful birthday bash. The animation and kitchen team of the youth hostel Esch-sur-Alzette are at your disposal to help you plan a great birthday party.
Conferences, meetings, seminars and events
Why not hold a meeting in the Red Rock Region with its ideal connection to public transportation? The youth hostel Esch-sur-Alzette holds a fully equipped conference room as well as four meeting facilities at your disposal. Companies, school classes, associations and groups are welcome in Esch-sur-Alzette all year long.
Restaurant ‘Melting Pot’
The youth hostels’ restaurant
The in-house restaurant ‘Melting Pot’ in Esch-sur-Alzette is structured like all the other restaurants of the youth hostels. Fresh and seasonal dishes are served here daily. Every day, the kitchen team prepares a new menu (starter, main dish and dessert) for the visitors. Special dishes for children and vegetarians can also be found on the menu. Everyone is welcome to eat lunch or dinner here, tourists as well as local residents, backpackers or bank clerks. The name of the restaurant says it all – a melting pot of different cultures and age groups meets here. The modern restaurant seats up to 75 people and showcases pictures of the industrial region. Stylish benches create a cosy atmosphere. On sunny days, the terrace is open. Tourist groups may choose between the many offerings of the catering brochure.
Daily menu and ‘à la carte’
The south of the country is the perfect region to stage a party. If you’re looking for a location in order to organise a birthday, a family event or a corporate gathering, the youth hostel Esch-sur-Alzette is the place to be. The kitchen team of the in-house restaurant ‘Melting Pot’ will do its utmost to prepare the perfect menu for the occasion.
Youth hostel Esch-sur-Alzette
17, Boulevard John F. Kennedy
T. (+352) 26 27 66 450
N 49°29.614 E 005°59.064 (WGS84)
Management of the youth hostel
Opening hours of the youth hostel
Restaurant ‘Melting Pot’:
A total of 122 beds and 36 rooms, each one with an ensuite bathroom: