Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy


Guests must cancel in writing. The cancellation must be received by the Youth Hostel at least eight weeks before the planned arrival date. A change in the number of guests must also be communicated in writing at least eight weeks before the planned arrival date.

For cancellations of reservations made within the four-week period before the arrival date, the regulations outlined in the next chapter under Cancellation Payment will be applicable in all cases.

Cancellation Payment

If the cancellation period has not been complied with or if there is a reduction by at least ten percent with respect to the guests who were booked and those who arrive, or if guests do not arrive at all, a compensation of fifty percent of all stipulated services per person and day will be claimed by the Youth Hostel, unless the guest proves that a lesser damage or no damage has been incurred.

If the costs incurred to the Youth Hostel through the withdrawal are shown to be higher than this lump sum, the guest will owe the calculated sum.

The compensation will be forgone if other guests occupy the stipulated services.

Additional Terms and Conditions


Guests who, through their own fault, incur damages on buildings or inventory will be held liable for damages according to the legal regulations (educators and organizers included).

Liability for the loss, theft or damage of valuables can only be claimed if the Hostel leaders or their representatives were expressly entrusted with their safe-keeping, unless the DJH, its agents or servants have caused the loss or damage as a result of gross negligence. In this case also the legal regulations are applicable.

For damage to motor vehicles (contents included) and bicycles on Youth Hostel grounds, the Youth Hostel will not be liable as long as the damages were not caused deliberately or through gross neg-ligence on the part of the DJH or its agents or servants.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Jugendherberge Köln-Riehl - Youth Hostel Cologne-

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

**Breakfast buffet is included in our prices!**

The Youth Hostel Cologne-Riehl offers all the advantages of an up-to-date accommodation at budget prices.
It is located in a beautiful, green area next to the Rhine River with excellent parks for inline skating, running, cycling or picnics. There are large, public playgrounds and green spaces for games directly behind the hostel.

The centre of Cologne can be reached within only 8 minutes by tram or 40 minutes walking.

There are 169 rooms divided into singles, doubles, triples and four-bedrooms as well as 4-bed dormitories. All rooms are equipped with shower, WC and individual lockers.
The large, public bus and car parking area right in front of the hostel can be used without a charge.

Thanks to its well-lit and spacious rooms and the large number of conference rooms available, the Youth Hostel is perfectly suited for families, travel and school groups, backpackers as well as conferences, meetings and workshops.

Hostel offers:

Cancellation Policy: up to 1 day before the arrival

Check In: 2.00 pm
Reception open 24 hrs

Payment method: Cash, Credit Cards accepted

Breakfast included
Taxes included, City Tax of Cologne is not included and to be paid upon the Arrival.
Bed linen included

Barbecue Area
Bar with big screen and music
Coffee bar
Seminar & Conference rooms

Access to tram connection U18 within walking distance
Towel hire for Eur 1,00
Group tour booking upon request (before arrival)
Party room for up to 80 people
Outdoor Terrace
Washing Machine/Dryer
Souvenir sale

Tram Station Boltensternstrasse (U18) 200 m
Bicycle, walking path 50 m
Rhine River 50 m
Zoo with aquarium & flora 1.3 km
Central Train, Tram and Bus station (Koeln Hbf)3.9 km
Airport Cologne / Bonn 15 km
Old town Cologne with restaurants and bars 3 km
Cologne Dom (cathedral) 3 km
Sightseeing and Museums 3 km View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.8

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 8.1

  • Staff 8.2

  • Atmosphere 7.1

  • Cleanliness 8.5

  • Facilities 7.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    04 Jul 2022
    Good, not too crazy lol
    New Zealand, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    04 Aug 2022
    I loved it! You are 7min by Linie 18 train from the Main Trainstation (in the heart of the city). So many things to do in the city, and 7min later you can go sleep in silence and peace. Loved the woods, parks and Rhine walkway closeby. Breakfast was good, check-in and out went smooth. Only two things: don’t depend on internet and wish they had a hook to hang clothes or towel in the bathroom 🤷🏻‍♂️
    South Africa, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    28 Feb 2022
    Apart from the WiFi it was a lovely place to stay top location and extremely good value.
    Ireland, Male, 41+
  • 8.3


    18 Mar 2022
    It included breakfast which is very nice. And the breakfast was good as well. The lockers didnt work, which is not good for a hostel. The bathroom was nice. The building seemed to be old but renovated. This place is little far from hbf but the ticket is cheap as it is just 3-4 stops away so a short ticket works.
    Pakistan, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    22 Feb 2020
    I have booked a three bed in a four bed dorms but when we checked in we were offered a three bed dorms and we were quite please with it. Connectivity to Cologne central station was good and as it was carnival time the atmosphere in hostel was energetic. Would have been better if the hostel has provided toiletry or at least hand-wash in bathroom.
    India, Male, 31-40
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    08 Jul 2022
    Quick to get into the city center and interesting neighborhoods on the tram, nothing in the area directly around the hostel though. It’s very large and is more like a cheap hotel, not the best environment for meeting other people. Breakfast is ok, not great, but is included so that’s a plus. Security is good, they give you a key for your locker. The room was pretty clean and the bed as well, large bathroom with a small handsoap. Towels available for rental.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 6.9


    25 Mar 2022
    Decent but expensive for what it is and by in the best location.
    Ireland, Male, 18-24
  • 6.0


    15 May 2022
    Just not a great place to stay as a traveler. I wish they would’ve posted somewhere that a youth hostel is different. Bad location and terrible atmosphere. Staff were nice but the hostel doesn’t have much going for it.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 5.4


    16 Apr 2022
    After arriving from a long trip to the hostel at 2:00 pm exactly, they told me that the room is not yet ready and still in cleaning process. And the staff was really careless, telling me to wait in the lobby or doing whatever until the room is ready.
    Egypt, Male, 31-40
  • 4.3


    11 Jul 2022
    Full of families, school trips and locals. Not the place for international travellers. Free breakfast given which was a plus. Staff were nice.
    England, Male, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Linen Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games