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1. Posted by urilla (Budding Member 16 posts) 11y

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Hello,

I'm travelling to Germany (Dortmund & Stuttgart) in June 2006 for the world cup. Im looking at booking accomodation at hostels now - however everywhere I seem to look online says 'there is no accomodation available for those dates'.

does anyone know is this due to the hostels are full or that the hostels don't take bookings that far in advanced?

any information greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Hay

2. Posted by flynn (Inactive 140 posts) 11y

hi urilla,

no soccer fans here on TP ...

might be they blocked the reservation system, but here's some sites you could check:

http://worldcup2006.dortmund.de/project/home/index.jsp
http://www.wm2006.nrw.de/en/staying_overnight/
http://www.fifawm2006.stuttgart.de/
http://www.jugendherberge-stuttgart.de/

hotel reservation system still working:

http://www.hrs.de

good luck,

flynn

3. Posted by aimeecb (Budding Member 3 posts) 11y

Hi

Most online reservation sites are given a maximum number of bookings per month, but this doesn't ALWAYS mean that the hostel is already fully booked.

You can try doing one of two things:

1) If you know which hostel you plan to stay in, book directly to that hostel and not through a third party site ( you might be given a higher rate, or a lower rate for that matter---all depends on the hostel )

2) Go to another hostel booking service online. Reason: Each travel agency has a different qouta . One agency's quota may already have been met but another travel agency still isn't.

Hope this makes sense. Just ask me a question if you need any clarifications.

Good luck with your search.

Aimee
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[ Edit: sorry, no promos in the forum please. ]

4. Posted by stepsdevil (Budding Member 39 posts) 11y

Try making friends with a German and renting their spare room out. Thousands of Germans will be doing this, I am sure. If you are gay or gay friendly, you can do this officially through www.ebab.de I've rented a spare room through these people before and it is cheap, safe and friendly. Otherwise, see if there are heterosexual room exchanges around, or advertise in Zitty magazine or a Berlin newspaper or something. You could end up with bed and breakfast for 20-25e per night. Bargain. Good luck.

5. Posted by stepsdevil (Budding Member 39 posts) 11y

Sorry just realised you said Dortmund and not Berlin. I am daft. Just look for someone in the classfieds of the local papers and magazines. Thanks.

6. Posted by berni23 (Budding Member 20 posts) 10y

if you donĀ“t find anything:

www.worldcupcamping.com

7. Posted by cup06 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 10y

Apart from hostels - the best is to look for private accommodation in Germany. www.eberi.com offers rooms in Frankfurt for about 50 euros pp per night.

8. Posted by rr (First Time Poster 1 posts) 10y

Hello to soccer fans

Anyone looking for bed and breakfast during the WORLD CUP 2006, location with easy access by train to Dortmund, Cologne and Gelsenkirchen, for more details and informations B&B availability --->8888ba at google.com;)

9. Posted by 30in1 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 10y

Anyone know hostels that are close to the stadium in stuttgart. I'm planning on getting there on the 23rd of june for the game on the 25th.

10. Posted by FunkyG (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y

I have also struggled to find a hostel in the area down south but have found one in Regensburg which isn't far away. Try:

www.soccerhostel.de