Welcome at home

Come as you are.

More than just living.

student accommodation

No matter whether you are studying at RWTH Aachen, FH Aachen – University of Applied Sciences, or Sprachenakademie, coming for a new start or an internship: with us you will find the accommodation that fits you best.

Our student rooms are located in and around Aachen, where you can choose to live alone, in a double room, or in a shared flat. All rooms are furnished and rented from the first of each month.

Make yourself at home.


If you prefer to make your arrival as stress free and flexible as possible, our Boarding House allows you to get yourself settled immediately without the hassle of long-term commitments. It is perfect for people who only want to stay for a short time, and also for those with longer term plans, but who would like to take a little time to get to know the city before signing long binding agreements.

Centrally located, the rooms are in a traditional nineteenth century townhouse, and are designed for singles, couples, and groups of up to five persons per room.

With such a simple arrangement, you will be free to start your Aachen adventure in an easy-going way.

group accommodation

For organized groups, such as school parties, university outings, and club trips, Aachen has a lot to offer, culturally, historically, and scientifically.

Situated one minute from Aachen main train station, our Boarding House is located within walking distance of the city centre. Whether you only need a place to sleep while you attend a weekend seminar or your plans are for several months, we can offer economical accommodation, with a capacity for large groups.









From our blog

Discover Aachen!

All too often, when we think about other countries, it is the big things that stick in our minds. The liquid tragedy that is wrongly called English weather; the elegance of Italian style and fashion; the extraordinary size of American food portions. Basically, things that we can see on the television everyday.

When we travel and live abroad, though, it is the little things that stay with us longest. The stories that we tell our friends are more likely to be about the fact that German people will stand still for what seems like hours at the side of an empty road, waiting patiently for the pedestrian light to turn green in fear being the first to ‘break the rules’, rather than how expensive the latest model Mercedes is, or how the national football team played in a very disciplined manner.

That’s what this blog is all about. The little things. Written by members of preStep and former guests, if it is your life’s ambition to know the answer to the age old chocolate spread dilemma, “Nutella vs Nuspli”, (Family wars have been waged over that one, friendships irrevocably damaged) or why it might be wiser to pack an umbrella than a pair of sunglasses in your suitcase when visiting the west of Germany.

Do you feel like visiting Aachen and meeting people from all over the world?