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Youth-Hostel Cologne-Riehl - City Hostel Reviews

An der Schanz 14, Cologne, Germany

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272 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 76%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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The hostel is very clean, it felt more like a hotel. The staff was friendly and allowed us to check in early when we arrived. The free breakfast is good and the hostel is easy to get to by metro. There were lots of families and groups of students staying there, so I wouldn't recommend it for those traveling alone and looking to find other travelers. But we had a good stay!


The rooms were so clean and the breakfast was amazing! The Hostel is definitely meant for families or older travelers. If you are looking to party in Cologne, then this isn't the hostel for you. It's a short train ride away from the city center and next to a beautiful park and within walking distance of the zoo.


Weird to pay 1,5 euro/hour for WI fi... When in the town u can easily find free hostpots.

  • 5th Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Denmark
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Very nice room and good shower


I like this hostel and the staying there makes me feel more better about the city.


I liked the place overall. Except the fact that it was pretty far away from the city centre. And the way from the railway station to the hostel is quite dark at night. You might feel unsafe in that patch. The rooms are very well equipped and the staff was also very helpful and polite. Overall it was an almost good experience.

  • 17th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • India
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Rather good situated, near to the river Rhine and the Zoo & Public metro stations. Good atmosphere with visitors all over the world and families. Good breakfast included, free parking, large rooms and elevator. Only critic: WLAN is not for free, you have to pay hour per hour. Not so good for people who want to stay online.


The only issue I had was the wifi speed was really slow and they charged for it. It was not just my phone because my roommates and people I was talking to in the lounge all had the same problem.


Quite and clean hostel. But pretty far from the tram station.

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