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DJH City-Hostel Köln-Riehl

Riverfront hostel with restaurant, near Cologne Zoo

  • Free full breakfast, free WiFi in lobby, and free parking

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 24 hours Gap period enforced between guest stays -
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 169 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • 9 meeting rooms
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk

Feel at home

  • Free toiletries
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Blackout drapes/curtains

What’s around

  • In Nippes
  • Cologne Zoo - 15 min walk
  • Cologne Trade Fair Grounds - 41 min walk
  • Cologne Cathedral - 41 min walk
  • Claudius Therme - 27 min walk
  • Musical Dome - 36 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Single Room
  • Double Room
  • Quadruple Room
  • Shared Dormitory, Men only (4 beds)
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only (4 Beds)


  • In Nippes
  • Cologne Zoo - 15 min walk
  • Cologne Trade Fair Grounds - 41 min walk

What’s around


  • In Nippes
  • Cologne Zoo - 15 min walk
  • Cologne Trade Fair Grounds - 41 min walk
  • Cologne Cathedral - 41 min walk
  • Claudius Therme - 27 min walk
  • Musical Dome - 36 min walk
  • Palladium - 37 min walk
  • Museum Ludwig - 40 min walk
  • Alter Markt - 44 min walk
  • Cologne Cable Car - 15 min walk
  • Flora Cologne - 19 min walk

Getting around

  • Cologne - Bonn Airport (CGN) - 21 min drive
  • Duesseldorf International Airport (DUS) - 52 min drive
  • Cologne (QKL-Cologne Central Train Station) - 5 min drive
  • Cologne Hansaring Station - 5 min drive
  • Cologne-Mülheim Station - 5 min drive
  • Boltensternstrasse U-Bahn - 3 min walk
  • Slabystrasse U-Bahn - 12 min walk
  • Zoo-Flora U-Bahn - 12 min walk

At a glance


  • 169 rooms
  • Arranged over 7 floors


  • Check-in time 4:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests are required to be members of Hostelling International or an affiliate, such as German Youth Hostel Association. Guests must present a valid membership card at check-in. Guests who are not members may purchase a membership online or at the reception desk at check-in. Special membership fees may be available for schools, clubs, and other institutions. Members from outside Germany are subject to the regulations in their country of origin, but non-members from abroad can also purchase welcome stamps at this hostel.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • Children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free offsite parking nearby

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Basketball on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby

Working away

  • Number of meeting rooms - 9
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 9128
  • Conference space size (meters) - 848


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1981
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German

In the room

Home comforts

  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains

Freshen up

  • Partially open bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Desk


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Onsite venue - This buffet restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Small print

Also known as

  • City-Hostel Köln-Riehl
  • DJH CityHostel KölnRiehl Host
  • DJH City Hostel Köln Riehl
  • DJH City-Hostel Köln-Riehl Cologne
  • DJH City-Hostel Köln-Riehl Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • DJH City-Hostel Köln-Riehl
  • DJH City-Hostel Köln-Riehl Cologne
  • DJH City-Hostel Köln-Riehl Hostel
  • DJH City-Hostel Köln-Riehl Hostel Cologne
  • DJH Köln-Riehl
  • DJH Köln-Riehl City-Hostel
  • Köln-Riehl DJH
  • DJH City Hostel Köln Riehl


This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:
  • A city tax is imposed by the city of Cologne. Business travelers with proof of business-related travel are exempt from this tax. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • A 5 percent city/local tax will be charged

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, DJH City-Hostel Köln-Riehl does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 4:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Riehler Hof (12-min walk), Scampino (3.5 mi), and Restaurant Willomitzer (4 mi).
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as cycling. Additional recreation onsite includes basketball. DJH City-Hostel Köln-Riehl also has a garden.
  • 8.0.Very good

    Ruhiges Zimmer und freundliches Personal Preis pro Person und nicht als Doppelzimmer ist ungewöhlich. WLAN in den Zimmern nur gegen hohen Aufpreis - nicht angemessen!

    2 night romance trip, Nov 3, 2019

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  • 2.0.Poor

    - sehr teuer; ungenügendes Preis-Leistungsverhältnis (im Vergleich z.B. mit Mittelklassehotels); für 'Normalfamilien' eigentlich nicht erschwinglich; entspricht nicht ursprünglichem Grundgedanken einer JH - trotz überrissenem Preis schlechtes Angebot: Fehlen von Handtüchern etc.; keine Duschmittel und Fön; wenig Raum

    1 night trip, Oct 5, 2019

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  • 4.0.Fair


    No se cumplió con lo ofertado en la reservación, se dijo que contaba con artículos de aseo y no fue así, no tenía toallas, shampoo ni jabón, todo había que pagarlo extra, lo cual no fue lo reservado. Lamentable situación, se pago de más por algo que lo valía ni un cuarto de su valor. Espero puedan darme alguna respuesta y solución al respecto.

    Pablo, 4 night business trip, Oct 4, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Rene, 1 night business trip, Nov 17, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Mark, 1 night trip, Dec 30, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Duarte, 1 night trip with friends, Oct 5, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    2 night business trip, Sep 10, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    1 night trip, Apr 5, 2019

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