Accommodation for workers

Inexpensive and well-kept accommodation for workers and business travellers

Accommodation for workers

Accommodation for workers is accommodation for installers, workers, craftsmen, travelling salesmen and other business travellers or even those who commute home at the weekends, which should be as inexpensive as possible yet still be well-kept. In addition, it should be close to the installation or building site so that the journey to the workplace is not unnecessarily long.

Accommodation for workers is also called construction site accommodation, tradesmen accommodation or worker accommodation and can be an individual worker room, craftsman room, student room or worker’s apartment, or even a whole worker’s flat or student flat. Accommodation for workers can also be a hostel, holiday home, a guest house, boarding house, inn or private home.

Workers are usually only in their accommodation in the evenings and at night, as they work long hours from Monday to Friday on the installation - throughout Germany and across Europe. Many of them start work early in the morning at 5am and finish work at 5pm. Workers rarely use their accommodation on the weekends as they use this time to go home.

Prices for worker accommodation are very cheap compared with a hotel, but vary in the particulars as these are set individually by the respective landlords. Therefore, accommodation for workers is also well suited to students, interns and trainees who are looking for nice accommodation on a low budget as an interim solution to finding their own flat.

The advantage of renting out accommodation for workers is that the landlord can get good rent for their rooms, flats or houses even outside of the usual season. In low season, landlords often struggle with having their accommodation being left empty and not bringing in any profit.

The fittings of worker accommodation should be of good quality and condition. The workers should feel comfortable in the accommodation and be able to relax after a strenuous working day. Worker accommodation should generally include the following fittings:

  • Single beds (enough for all individuals)
  • Seating (enough for all individuals)
  • Sofa
  • Dining table
  • Coffee table
  • Clock radio
  • Bedside table with lamp

In addition, the workers and craftsmen in worker accommodation should have their own kitchen or communal kitchen available to them, as their working hours often require them to make their own food. The kitchen should have the most important equipment:

  • Cooker (with at least 2 hot plates)
  • Fridge (with small freezer compartment)
  • Oven
  • Sink (possibly a dishwasher)
  • Kettle
  • Coffee machine
  • Pots + pans
  • Dishes
  • Cutlery

The bathroom or shared bathroom facilities should have sufficient space for all residents and must be cleaned regularly. It should contain the following:

  • Shower or bathtub with shower curtain
  • Toilet (with toilet paper and toilet brush)
  • Washbasin
  • Small cupboard for utensils
  • Mirror or mirrored cabinet
  • Hand towel
  • Towel rail