IBRA News 30.01.2023 – Tips for booking a hotel in Essen

(esc) Some of you may already have noticed that it is not easy to book a hotel room in Essen during IBRA. The organising committee keeps receiving emails saying “There are no more hotel rooms in Essen for IBRA”. The good news is that this is not true. Essen has countless hotels and it is easy to find accommodation at reasonable prices during IBRA in Essen. It is more difficult if you want to book a room for the last night before the start of the event – i.e. for the night from Wednesday, 24 May 2023, to Thursday, 25 May 2023. Then, unfortunately, you will not always find what you are looking for or, in individual cases, you will have to pay 300 euros and more for an overnight stay. The same applies to a few days before this date. The reason is another “mega” event, which means that many hotels in Essen are simply fully booked BEFORE IBRA. But as said: not during IBRA.

So what to do? For those who can, we recommend arriving from Thursday, 25 May 2023. Even for stays of several days from 24 May, there are still rooms available in various price ranges and districts of Essen, as you can easily find out via the usual online booking platforms, such as Booking.com and hrs.de.