the niu Cobbles

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Urban, colorful and easy-going: The niu Cobbles represents the best of our multicultural identity here in the Ruhr-district metropolitan area. Smack in the middle of Essen no less. You will get to meet originals from the “Revier” (a term for a mining area, as the locals call it) here – have a drink at our own „Trinkhalle“ bar and get the inside scoop of where to go in the city. Learn about laid-back Essen with and through us, decompress your lifestyle and find the rhythm of this city in our Living-Lobby or one of our Essen-colored rooms. Your life - your choice.

Good to know: Cobbles basically means “a piece of coal” – a perfect fit for the former „heart of coal“ here in Germany’s coal-miners region.

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the niu Cobbles

Friedrichstraße 43
45128 Essen, Germany
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Our rooms

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Arrival & check-in

Your room at the niu Cobbles is available from 3 pm on the day of arrival. If you would like to move into your room earlier, please do not hesitate to reach out to our hotel personnel prior to arrival. We will be happy to check the current availability and potential surcharges.


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Parking spot

Our the niu Cobbles has several parking spaces you can request for 14,00 € per day. For current availability we kindly recommend you to reach out to our team at the hotel before arrival. There are also public parking lots available for a charge in very close proximity to the hotel.


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The hotel offers a 24-hour reception. Our team will be happy to provide you with insider tips and assist you with any of your requests.

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The well-being of our guests is our top priority. That is why we have put together all the important measures for you at a glance.

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You can enjoy our breakfast at our restaurant daily from 6.30 am to 10.30 am and on weekends and public holidays even until 11.00 am.

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Bar & Lounge

The bar offers you a cozy lounge character for drinks, food and beverages and is open 24 hours. In addition, delicious snacks and refreshing drinks are available for you at our the niu shop at any time.

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Living lobby

Not only does our Living Lobby invite you to linger, but is also ideally suited as a co-working space. Numerous power outlets and USB ports as well as WIFI are available.

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High-speed WIFI is available throughout the hotel.

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Invisible sound system and smart TV

You forgot to bring your Bluetooth boxes? No problem! Simply connect your smartphone to the sound system in your room. Because your own music is still the best to listen to.

Departure & check-out

On the day of departure we kindly ask you to leave your room by 12 pm. Do you want to stay longer? No problem! Just let our staff know and we will be happy to inform you about availability and surcharges in relation to our late-check-out.

86% Based on 3811 Rating
Room 87%
Cleanliness 89%
Service 87%

Design & Art

What would the niu be without design and art? Well, it surely wouldn’t be the niu, because we have chosen art as a central design element. Each design of our houses stands for its own story, inspired by the neighborhood, culture and history of the city. For the art design, we turn to emerging, young artists* who find a platform for their creativity with us. With great, individual pictures and murals they show what "street art" can be and bring our motto to life with humor and attention to details.

Modern day spirit meets industrial tradition

At the heart of the Ruhr-metropolis Essen you can find our authentic the niu Cobbles – a piece of real industrial heritage. The niu Cobbles will grant you a nostalgic view of the warmhearted city and it will certainly win you over with its perfect symbiosis of modern day comforts, industrial design, street art, and intricate details. Come in and be surprised.

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This is where the party starts … at the niu you are amongst friends. With us, you will get to meet locals from the neighborhood and receive the inside scoop on where to be in the city.