Where To Stay In Gelsenkirchen, Germany, For Your Taylor Swift Concert 2024 - Updated 2024

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Gelsenkirchen is a former coal mining town in western Germany that is an excellent off-beat location for tourists. ZOOM Erlebniswelt Gelsenkirchen is an expansive canal-side zoological park that will be a treat for the entire family. In July, Taylor Swift will help put this city on the itineraries of tourists worldwide when she brings her sold-out Eras Tour to VELTINS-Arena.

Over 62,000 screaming Swifties are in for the time of their lives as the 12-time Grammy winner takes them on a journey through 13 years of musical magnificence. Even those high up in the arena are afforded a magnificent experience, thanks to one of the largest over-the-pitch video cubes in Europe.

Make sure to pick accommodations close to the stadium so you can make the most of your time in Gelsenkirchen. Scroll below to find out where to stay in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, for your Taylor Swift concert 2024.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on June 02, 2024.

Hotels near Viltins-Arena

1. stays by friends Gelsenkirchen (from USD 140)

This hotel is a top choice for a quick concert trip to the city of Gelsenkirchen. The hotel is surrounded by green spaces and is across from VELTINS-Arena. Guests can securely park their vehicles at stays by friends Gelsenkirchen and walk down to the stadium for an incredible evening with Taylor Swift.

The rooms and suites at the hotel are spacious and make for an excellent choice for an extended stay in the city. However, if you are short on time, the hotel offers the option to book a day room for a few hours of rest. The hotel includes an on-site restaurant and also allows guests to order food via food delivery apps. In case you are unsure, simply ask the front desk for the best recommendations.

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stays by friends Gelsenkirchen

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Parkallee 3
7.96 km (5.0 mi) from UNESCO-Welterbe Zollverein

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre Terrace

2. Heiner's Parkhotel (from USD 203)

This is a small hotel that allows tourists a chance to explore the beautiful sights of the city and also attend the record-breaking Eras Tour at VELTINS-Arena. The venue is 6.2 km (3.85 mi) away from Heiner’s Parkhotel and can be accessed via a quick cab ride. If you don’t mind a slightly longer but scenic route, public transport is also an option.

Guests might just think that the purple and white themed rooms at the hotel are an ode to Taylor Swift’s ‘Speak Now’ era itself. Furthermore, these rooms are fitted with hülsta furnishings and are designed with a touchscreen panel for perfect sound and light settings. Germany is known for its beer culture, and visitors can enjoy the country’s exceptional ales at the hotel’s own Beer Garden.

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Heiner's Parkhotel

Wifi Available

Address: Am Bugapark 1d
4.66 km (2.9 mi) from UNESCO-Welterbe Zollverein

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Sauna Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms Laundry

3. Ambient Hotel Zum Schwan (from USD 313)

This family-run hotel might have a traditional facade, but the renovated interiors offer modern amenities. Rooms are designed to accommodate all travelers from solo digital nomads to friends on their annual getaway. Guest rooms are air-conditioned and include a Smart TV.

It is easy to get around the city even without a car. The hotel is within walking distance of a tram stop that can transport guests to several points of interest across Gelsenkirchen, including the VELTINS-Arena. The venue is 4.1 km (2.55 mi) away from Ambient Hotel Zum Schwan and takes less than 10 minutes by car. The hotel also offers free parking for overnight guests.

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Ambient Hotel Zum Schwan

Wifi Available

Address: Urbanusstraße 40
9.88 km (6.2 mi) from UNESCO-Welterbe Zollverein

Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Internet services Lift Safety deposit box

4. Schloss Berge (from USD 151)

If you are in the mood for a treat, it will be difficult to find a property as grand as this one in Gelsenkirchen. This is a former 13th-century castle that enjoys a prime real estate position on a small island surrounded by Arena Park. Guests can walk and cycle to explore the serene natural surroundings and must take advantage of the perfect summer weather. Upon return, head to the beer garden by the fountain pond for a delicious German beer.

Schloss Berge is 4 km (2.49 mi) from VELTINS-Arena and can be reached by car and bicycle. There are around 600 secure spots for the sustainable mode of transport. Alternatively, guests can also walk to the venue.

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Schloss Berge

8.1 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: Adenauerallee 103
9.16 km (5.7 mi) from UNESCO-Welterbe Zollverein

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Breakfast in the room

Hostels near Viltins-Arena

5. Hostel am Niederfeldsee (from USD 62)

This adults-only hostel is an excellent choice if you wish to explore the German countryside while also attending one of the best-selling concerts in history. This hostel might be located in the nearby city of Essen but is only 16.5 km (10.25 mi) from VELTINS-Arena. The best part is that visitors are easily connected via the exceptional public transport network. Guests can choose from single or double individually designed rooms. Hostel am Niederfeldsee is spread across three floors with a separate kitchen and bathroom on each level.

Outdoor enthusiasts will love the location, with a cycle highway less than 100 m (328.08 ft) from the property. Secure bicycle storage is also provided at this hostel for a nominal cost.

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Hostel am Niederfeldsee

8.3 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: 53 Niederfeldstraße
5.28 km (3.3 mi) from UNESCO-Welterbe Zollverein

Parking Non-smoking rooms Free parking Internet services Heating WiFi Available Free WiFi Non-smoking throughout

6. WohnZimmer-Essen (from USD 24)

This charming hostel will surely have you extending your stay to spend a little more time with your newfound friends and explore the surrounding area together. Although the hostel is located in Essen, it is less than 30 minutes away from VELTINS-Arena in Gelsenkirchen. Various public transport links are also available to help visitors easily navigate between the two cities.

The rooms at WohnZimmer-Essen are designed to offer bright interior spaces where guests can read a book or unwind after a long day. When you wish to socialize, nothing beats the outdoor terrace and beer garden. It can also be used as a creative remote office for the day. Alternatively, a more traditional work area is also available at WohnZimmer-Essen.

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Hostel WohnZimmer-Essen

8.1 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: 262 Steeler Straße
4.4 km (2.8 mi) from UNESCO-Welterbe Zollverein

Parking Bar Sauna Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Internet services Hiking

7. The Bunk Hostel (from USD 27)

This hostel might be in the neighboring city of Essen, but it is centrally located close to the main train station and surrounded by restaurants. Tickets to the Taylor Swift concert were pricey, but this property makes sure that ticketholders enjoy the best services at a budget price. Solo travelers at The Bunk Hostel can choose from the shared rooms, while girlfriends on a budget can pick the private bunk rooms with an attached bathroom.

The shortest route to VELTINS-Arena is 16.7 km (10.38 mi) and takes 25 minutes. Guests picking The Bunk Hostel can also make use of the excellent German public transport to cover the distance in less than 45 minutes. Getting ready can make a bit of a mess, but don’t worry, the hostel offers daily housekeeping.

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The Bunk Hostel

8.1 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: Juliusstraße 12
4.85 km (3.1 mi) from UNESCO-Welterbe Zollverein

Non-smoking rooms Laundry Family rooms Internet services Heating Luggage storage WiFi Available Free WiFi

8. Ruhrtropolis Hostel (from USD 27)

Tourists booking this hostel enjoy the benefit of exploring not only Essen by also neighboring Gelsenkirchen. The hostel is conveniently located close to several public transport links that help visitors easily navigate the city as well as the surrounding areas. It can also help guests staying at Ruhrtropolis Hostel to reach VELTINS-Arena in under 60 minutes. However, if you are driving, it takes 22 minutes to cover the 17.9 km (11.12 mi) distance.

This is a fun city-center hostel that is painted with vibrant hues and decorated with plants. In addition to shared dormitory-style rooms, the hostel also offers private rooms. Some private rooms include an attached bathroom.

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Ruhrtropolis Hostel

7.6 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: Kastanienallee 16
3.74 km (2.4 mi) from UNESCO-Welterbe Zollverein

Pets allowed Bar Games room Internet services Table tennis WiFi Available Free WiFi Shared kitchen

Vacation rentals near Viltins-Arena

9. Conveniently located apartment (from USD 109)

This apartment is perfectly located close to several motorways making it ideal for Swifties driving to the city. Each booking comes with a free parking spot, making for a sweet deal. Guests can safely leave their vehicles behind and walk to VELTINS-Arena for the concert. A tram stop is also in the neighborhood and can be used to explore the city.

This basement-level rental is part of a former villa that has undergone a renovation and has been converted into an apartment complex. The bedrooms feature a king-sized bed and a convertible sofa bed to easily host a small group of concertgoers. Although this is a non-smoking rental, there is a covered smoking area outside the building.

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Gelsenkirchen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
8.44 km (5.3 mi) from UNESCO-Welterbe Zollverein
129 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 4 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 0 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
i appreciated the extra towels hairdryer iron/ironing board and guidebooks
we enjoyed our stay st hilde’s place the kitchen was stocked with appliances and dishes including a coffee maker
hilde's apartment was very comfortable and spacious for our family of five (two adults three kids)
everything is in perfect order and we slept very well in the comfortable beds
a good and clean location
we felt good it's clean and nice
it was clean as a whistle and vey quiet and comfortable
clean and efficient thanks so much great first visit to gelsenkirchen
nice apartment very clean and friendly host
a very good host
very nice place and friendly host
we loved how quiet and homey hilde's space was and what a wonderful host she is
great apartment in a central location for visiting family
great location and close to parks stadium and public transport
everything was great location is ideal for visiting the zoo and other places in the city
perfect location for our needs (walking distance to veltins arena for a concert) spotlessly clean & well presented
great communication with host and great location walking distance to veltins arena
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10. Cozy apartment close to tram stop

This 50-sq-m (538.19-sq-ft) apartment can easily host a small family visiting Gelsenkirchen for the Taylor Swift concert. Public transport links are much appreciated when visiting a destination for a short stay, and this apartment is within walking distance of a tram stop. If the weather is pleasant guests can try walking to VELTINS-Arena. Alternatively, taxis are also available to cover the distance.

The host offers flexible check-in, which works perfectly for guests who might be driving to the city after work. A workspace and Wi-Fi access are available to log in for a remote work-from-home session before getting ready for the concert.

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Gelsenkirchen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
8.17 km (5.1 mi) from UNESCO-Welterbe Zollverein
214 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
very clean and comfort place
nice and clean little place
spacious clean and friendly
the place is perfectly clean and very comfortable
brigitte's place was clean accessible spacious and just generally a nice place to stay ^^
brigitte a excellent host
brigitte is by far the best host i have ever met
great friendly host lovely apartment well equipped and spacious with everything you need
this appartement is very confortable and brigitte very friendly
it was all very well organised and a very friendly flexible host
also found it nice to have so many spots to eat out within walking distance to the flat
a very well kept apartment everything you need and close to the veltins arena
i recommend this place
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11. Cute apartment in a former villa (from USD 125)

Those who love spending time in the outdoors will fall in love with the location of this apartment. Within walking distance of the apartment are three parks and countless scenic jogging trails to experience the native flora and fauna. VELTINS-Arena can also be easily reached on foot on the evening of the concert.

If you have a couple of days to explore the city, make your way to the tram stop to easily access popular attractions and spots in Gelsenkirchen.

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Gelsenkirchen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
8.4 km (5.3 mi) from UNESCO-Welterbe Zollverein
92 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
ulla and her husband is very kind and helpful
we loved out stay at ulla's place
we would highly recommend this place to visitors of the region
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12. Renovated attic apartment (from USD 81)

Tourists will enjoy a quiet location surrounded by the peaceful sounds of the country from this rental. Visitors driving to the city should definitely bring their bicycles to explore the many nearby trails. This is an attic apartment, but a skylight and window help brighten the interiors. Glass doors from the living room lead out to a small private balcony.

VELTINS-Arena is a brisk 20-minute walk from the apartment. Hailing a taxi is a better option if you want your costume to look perfect for the concert. The hosts live on the first floor and are available for any help. This family house is part of a small community of a few houses, yet they are close to the highway as well as public transport.

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Gelsenkirchen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
7.53 km (4.7 mi) from UNESCO-Welterbe Zollverein
66 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
this is my 3rd stay at martina's amazing spacious apartment and i will continue to book in the future
the apartment was very clean comfortable and well equipped
martina and her husband were very kind and helpful
a very nice apartment with great hosts somewhere we'd definitely revisit and highly recommended
the stay was wonderful the hosts were great the home is beautiful with the finest accommodations possible
quite and safe location with free on-street parking
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Taylor Swift will put Gelsenkirchen on the map

Gelsenkirchen might not be on the tourist trail, but it’s an excellent choice for a concert on the scale of the Eras Tour. Fans from Germany as well as those from neighboring countries can drive down for the show-stopping performance at VELTINS-Arena. Consider booking accommodations from the above options of where to stay in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, for your Taylor Swift concert 2024.

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