DJH City-Hostel Köln-Riehl

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In-room safe, desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
In-room safe, desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board

Overview of DJH City-Hostel Köln-Riehl

DJH City-Hostel Köln-Riehl

2.0 star property
Riverfront hostel with restaurant, near Cologne Zoo

7.8/10 Good

15 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Bar
  • 24/7 front desk
An Der Schanz 14, Cologne, NW, 50735
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • 9 meeting rooms
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Garden
  • Front desk safe
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Multilingual staff
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Nippes
  • Cologne Cathedral - 41 min walk
  • Cologne Zoo - 3 min drive
  • Cologne Trade Fair Grounds - 10 min drive
  • Claudius Therme - 8 min drive
  • Chocolate Museum - 13 min drive
  • LANXESS Arena - 6 min drive
  • RheinEnergieStadion - 38 min drive
  • Phantasialand - 42 min drive

Getting around

  • Cologne - Bonn Airport (CGN) - 21 min drive
  • Duesseldorf International Airport (DUS) - 53 min drive
  • Cologne (QKL-Cologne Central Train Station) - 5 min drive
  • Cologne Hansaring Station - 5 min drive
  • Köln Dom/Central Station (tief) - 5 min drive
  • Boltensternstrasse U-Bahn - 3 min walk
  • Slabystrasse U-Bahn - 12 min walk
  • Zoo-Flora U-Bahn - 12 min walk

About this property

DJH City-Hostel Köln-Riehl

DJH City-Hostel Köln-Riehl puts you 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Cologne Cathedral and 2.5 mi (4 km) from LANXESS Arena. Guests looking for a bite to eat can visit the coffee shop/cafe, and the bar/lounge is the perfect spot to grab a drink at the end of the day. A snack bar/deli, a terrace and a garden are other highlights. The property is only a short walk to public transportation: Boltensternstrasse U-Bahn is 3 minutes and Slabystrasse U-Bahn is 12 minutes.


English, German

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 169 rooms
  • Arranged over 7 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until anytime
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

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
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


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


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Free off-site parking nearby

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Children stay free
  • Children's games
  • Toys

What to do

  • Basketball
  • Table football
  • Bike rentals nearby

Working away

  • 9 meeting rooms
  • Conference space (9128 square feet)


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


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1981
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Piano


  • Lift
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Step-free path to entrance


  • English
  • German

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


On-site venue – This buffet restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
On-site venue No. 2 – bar. Open selected days.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A city tax is imposed by the city of Cologne. Business travellers 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.
  • An effective city/local tax rate of 5.00 per cent will be charged

Optional extras

  • Late checkout can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

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 sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-out is available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

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

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO).


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 and cash.

Also known as

DJH City-Hostel Köln-Riehl Hostel Cologne
DJH City-Hostel Köln-Riehl Hostel
DJH City-Hostel Köln-Riehl Cologne
DJH City-Hostel Köln-Riehl
DJH City Hostel Köln Riehl
DJH City-Hostel Köln-Riehl Cologne
DJH City-Hostel Köln-Riehl Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

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10/10 Exceptional

A really nice and friendly hostel
I had a great stay there. Staff is really nice and the breakfast was delicious. Everything was clean. The hostel's a little bit far from the city center, but there's a subway stop extremely close to it.
WELLINGTON, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

nice and affordable hostel
Nice & clean hostel just slightly outside the centre but nice and quiet good transport connection. staff were nice & friendly. only downside that no internet connection in the room. Good for 1 night stay.
Valerio, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Jätte dålig jämför med pengarna som man brtalar, annars det är helt okej boende om priset är en tredje del av det som man betalar.
Vafa, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

We have a good experience all people was frendly. Our room is new simply but very nice. The structure is located near the public transport it’s very easy to ho in the center of Koln.
Susie, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Jessica, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Rene, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Mark, 1-night trip
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4/10 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
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