Many people around the world want to travel, find new places, meet new people and expand their knowledge. The travel budget is often limited, and finding a luxury place to stay in, like a hotel, can be expensive, so everyone attempts to hunt down a relatively inexpensive solution through intensive internet searches and phone applications.

Looking for a place to stay in Halle (Saale)?

Firstly, let’s begin by giving you a bit of information about the city. Halle lies in the south of the German state of Saxony-Anhalt. It is an economic and educational center in eastern Germany. The University of Halle-Wittenberg, for example, is the largest university in the state and one of the oldest universities in Germany.

Halle has an elegant city-center,, with many green areas and many narrow streets where medieval architecture has been preserved. There are many beautiful places along the Saale river which winds through the city.

What makes this city so special that it is one of the cities that received a large number of the refugees who came to Germany. This has made the city more diverse with different cultures. In addition, the university in Halle is one of the major destinations for international students from different subjects and academic fields. The international vibe from the diverse population makes it more attractive and welcoming to foreigners. During your time here, you will be able to meet and interact with many different people from around the world, giving you a unique experience.

The Excellence Centre in Europe owns its own hall of residence or dorm which offers all the services you will need, and is designed specifically for its residents. The centre’s house has a good location, not far from the heart of the city, so it is ideal for people who want to visit the city and explore it easily. The dorm means that our participants do not need to worry about where to stay during the duration of their programs or courses.

I am not a participant of the centre’s programs; can I stay as well?

The idea of Excellence center’s dorm is not only to host those who come to join our programs, but also to cater for all visitors who come to see the city – either for a short or a long time. As a visitor, you are very welcome to stay at our dorm and enjoy the services we provide.

How much does it cost the night at the dorm?

For our participants, the cost of their stay is included in the program’s fees, so you don’t have to worry about that. For those who are not participating in our programs, the stay costs you 15 euros per night. If you want to reserve a place at our dorm, please send us an email via

What does our dorm offer?

The Excellence Centre’s dorm is a convenient place to get to know a lot of travelers from all over the world. It is a space to share and swap stories from other travelers and get to know new friends. What makes our dorm special is that the residents of the dorm are not only tourists but also participants of our international programs. This makes it a diverse place where you can meet, engage and socialize with people come from every corner in the world.

At our dorm, we will help you coordinate your trips and provide all the logistics you need, as well as providing walking tours around the city. We will also give you maps that help you visit all the historical places in the city and orient yourself. Our dorm is kitted out with a washing machine, a fully-equipped kitchen, baths and showers and a public lounge where you can relax, read books, connect to the Internet, or watch TV.