The Carl-Malsch-Haus skirts Ottensen, a popular area situated in the western part of Hamburg, and is within a stone's throw from the Elbe.

The Carl-Malsch-Haus houses 89 students from Germany and all over the world. It is near to Ottensen, a very popular and frequented area in the western part of Hamburg, a few minutes away from the Elbe and a thirty minute commute to the university.

The rooms of various sizes spread over three houses generate a flat sharing community on each floor.