Guest Houses

The Guest Houses offer 1-room to 5-room apartment accommodation options for single guests and families.

You can reserve your apartment either by contacting the respective Guest House officer or with the group secretaries at EMBL.

If you make your reservation well in advance, you make sure there will be an apartment available for you. Please let us know your date of arrival when making your reservation.

Guest Houses

Guest House Boxberg I

1-, 2-, 3- and 4-room apartments
Guest House Boxberg is the nearest Guest House to EMBL, only a 10-minute walk

Guest House Boxberg II

2-room apartments
Guest House Boxberg II is located 100m south of Guest House Boxberg

Guest House Boxberg III

1-room and shared apartments
Guest House Boxberg III is only a 15-minute walk away from EMBL

Guest House Suedstadt

1─5-room apartments and shared apartments
Guest House Suedstadt is located in the Suedstadt district

Guest House officer

Rüdiger Kühne, the administrator of the Guest Houses and Housing Service can be contacted by email, telephone or at the office during office hours.

Guest House Boxberg office

Tel: +49 6221 3862-0
Fax: +49 6221 3861-200
Office hours: 8:00 ─ 16:00
Monday, Wednesday and Friday


Boxbergring 107
69126 Heidelberg, Germany

Guest House Suedstadt

Tel: +49 6221 3861-0
Tel: +49 6221 3862-0
Fax: +49 6221 3861-200


Roemerstrasse 119
69126 Heidelberg, Germany

Rental conditions

The apartments can only be rented for a whole calendar month (1─30 or 31 of the month). If you wish to stay longer than one month, you must sign a lease contract and a direct debit form. It should be signed within the first 10 days of your stay and submitted to the guesthouse administration.

The contract is binding and states that you must pay your rent by the 18th of every month. Please contact the relevant guest house officer for more information. For a short visit of one month, the rent can be paid at the Guest House Office by cash or EC/Maestro card.

Tenants staying longer than a month must provide additionally credit card details as a rental deposit and payment by direct debit will be necessary.

Notice must be given one whole month prior to vacating the apartment. For example, if you wish to vacate the apartment by the end of May, notice must be given by the end of April.

Registration in Germany

Registration at the Bürgeramt is required by law in Germany. All tenants who stay more than three months in the guesthouse have to register within 2 weeks of taking over the premises.

Likewise, when you terminate your lease and vacate the Guesthouse, by law you need to deregister within two weeks from vacating your room.

With the receipt of the rental agreement you will receive a form to register on the:

After initial registration at the Bürgeramt, you will receive a letter from ARD/ZDF and Deutschlandradio. Please submit it at the office of Rüdiger Kühne or at the Hotel ISG.

Cleaning Service

Please note that Guest Houses have an obligatory cleaning service. This service is non-negotiable.

Rooms and apartments are cleaned once a month (more often upon request with extra charge). The cleaning service will automatically change your sheets and towels, unless you prefer to use your own. Dish washing and tidying up are not included.

Monthly cleaning (obligatory)
Boxberg I Boxberg II Boxberg III Suedstadt
1-room apartments: 25€ 25€ 30€
2-room maisonette: 35€
2-room apartments: 40€ 45€ 45€
3-room apartments: 50€
4-room apartments: 80€

End cleaning (obligatory)

Boxberg I Boxberg II Boxberg III Suedstadt
1-room apartments: 45€ 45€ 45€ 45€
2-room maisonette: 50€
2-room apartments: 55€ 60€ 70€ 60€
3-room apartments: 70€
4-room apartments: 100€ 100€

Garbage disposal and Caretaking

Garbage Disposal

In Germany, garbage must be separated by law.

Caretaker Service

Should any repairs in your apartment be necessary, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can inform our caretaker. It is also possible to enter necessary repairs into our 'Complaint Book', which is located opposite the big bulletin boards at the bottom of the stairs to the office (Boxberg).


Additional bed, incl. sheets & towels: 20€ max. one / month
Additional sheets and towels: 8€ / month
Baby bed: on request, free of charge
Irons, ironing-boards and vacuum cleaners: free of charge; please only borrow for a maximum of two days
Washing machine token: 2€
Dryer token: 1.5€

Tokens are available in the Guest House office, at the EMBL reception or at the Hotel ISG reception.

EMBL Hotel ISG and Guest Houses provide accommodation for scientists and visitors to EMBL Heidelberg for up to months at a time.