Where to stay in Düsseldorf – What You Need to Know

Düsseldorf is the modern capital of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, situated on the east bank of the Rhine River. Düsseldorf is a cosmopolitan metropolis and economic centre of Germany.

One of its most outstanding buildings is the Academy of Fine Arts of Düsseldorf, icon of the culture of the city, and school to great local artists.

The town hall, home of the Rathaus Düsseldorf and the statue of the knight, the basilica of St. Lambert and the Burgplatz also give life to the well-preserved Old Town of Düsseldorf.

Carnivals are an important tradition in Düsseldorf, with ceremonies that highlight the famous awakening of Hoppeditz, a character from urban legends.

This is a city of moderate winters, with little snow and warm summers. Therefore, the best time to travel to Düsseldorf is from mid-June.

The city is ideal for business travelers, as it has the Düsseldorf International Airport, the third largest in Germany.

Düsseldorf also stands out as an important centre of the Deutsche Bahn (DB) railway network, which operates more than 1,000 trains with stops in this city.

In Düsseldorf, the nightlife revolves around the old town, where you will find the best bars and pubs, ideal for drinking the Altbier, considered the traditional beer of Düsseldorf.

As for shopping, Düsseldorf has one of the best and most exclusive shopping streets in Germany: The Königsallee.

Stadtmitte, near the train station, is the best area to stay in Düsseldorf, thanks to its attractions and transport connections See accommodation in Stadtmitte.

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The best areas to stay in Düsseldorf

1. Recommended area: Stadtmitte

The district of Stadtmitte consists of most of the centre of Düsseldorf, near Altstadt and Carlstadt.

It is the financial and commercial district of the city, due to the number of stores and large buildings that mix on its streets.

In Stadtmitte, there are also the best 5-star restaurants, and it is the place for gourmet events, such as the Gourmet Festival Düsseldorf.

To the southwest of Stadtmitte, there is the Düsseldorf Hauptbahnhof station, from where long-distance trains, night trains, and S-Bahn services operate to get out of the city.

The district of Stadtmitte is the ideal place to walk to the old town and visit attractions such as the Museum of Modern Art, the Rathaus, the Wilhelm-Marx- Haus, and the German Oper am Rhein.

It is the recommended area where to stay in Düsseldorf for shopping fans and for whoever want to know the history of the city through its old town.

Best areas to stay in Düsseldorff – Stadtmitte

Best areas to stay in Düsseldorff – Stadtmitte

Düsseldorf – Stadtmitte – Click to see all hotels on a map

Düsseldorf – Stadtmitte – Click to see all hotels on a map

Why stay here:

  • Central area
  • Düsseldorf Hauptbahnhof Station
  • Luxury hotels
  • Best area for sightseeing
  • Best area for nightlife

Hand-picked hotels in this area

  • Our Top Pick

    Mercure Hotel Düsseldorf City Center is located in the centre of Düsseldorf, just 300 meters from the central train station. It offers air-conditioned rooms, a bar and a restaurant. – from €74.

  • Budget Option

    Hotel Schumacher Düsseldorf is located in the centre of Düsseldorf, no more than a 10-minute walk from the historic centre and the main station of Düsseldorf. – from €61.

  • Midrange Option

    Leonardo Boutique Hotel Düsseldorf is just a 7-minute walk from the famous Königsallee shopping street and Düsseldorf Central Station. – from €89.

  • Luxury Option

    me and all hotel düsseldorf is a boutique hotel located in the famous Japanese district of downtown Dusseldorf. – from €118.

 

 

 

2. Oberbilk

Oberbilk is located southeast of the centre of Düsseldorf, 10 minutes by car from the Old Town.

It is the favourite area to visit theme parks, the zoo, and the recreational centres of Düsseldorf.

In Oberbilk, there is an atmosphere away from the hustle and bustle of the centre, ideal to visit when traveling with family.

Moving from this point in Düsseldorf is easy, given its proximity to the centre. In addition, you can take advantage of its railway station, the Düsseldorf Volksgarten, located at the west end of the district.

Oberbilk is a area of mixed accommodation and ideal to enjoy a more peaceful side of the city. Therefore, it is one of the best areas to sleep in Düsseldorf.

Oberbilk - One of the best areas to stay in Düsseldorf

Oberbilk – One of the best areas to stay in Düsseldorf

Düsseldorf – Oberbilk – Click to see all hotels on a map

Düsseldorf – Oberbilk – Click to see all hotels on a map

Why stay here:

  • Close to the centre
  • Peaceful area
  • Parks and green areas

Hand-picked hotels in this area

  • Our Top Pick

    B&B Hotel Düsseldorf City-Süd is a great option for travelers interested in getting around public transport, nightlife and beer. – from €59.

  • Budget Option

    Berliner Hof is located in the heart of Düsseldorf, it offers soundproofed rooms with balcony and fridge. – from €49.

  • Midrange Option

    Hotel Lux offers modern-style rooms with free Wi-Fi and is a 3-minute walk from Düsseldorf Central Station. – from €59.

  • Luxury Option

    Leonardo Hotel Düsseldorf City Center is located just a 2-minute walk from Düsseldorf Train Station and offers modern rooms with Wi-Fi, underground parking and elegant wellness facilities. – from €71.

 

 

 

3. Pempelfort

Pempelfort is one of the smaller central districts, located south of the Old Town and Stadtmitte.

Pempelfort has tourist attractions such as the Kunstpalast or the Palace of Art Museum, the concert hall Tonhalle Düsseldorf and it is considered the cultural centre of the city.

The nearest train station is at the east end, away from the attractions. However, this district is well supported by bus routes.

It is by excellence one of the best areas to stay in Düsseldorf for young visitors, lovers of theatre, and alternative entertainment.

The hotels in Pempelfort are ideal, since they have low costs in relation to the Old Town.

Where to stay in Düsseldorf, Germany - Pempelfort

Where to stay in Düsseldorf, Germany – Pempelfort

Düsseldorf – Pempelfort – Click to see all hotels on a map

Düsseldorf – Pempelfort – Click to see all hotels on a map

Why stay here:

  • Young atmosphere
  • Pedestrian-friendly
  • Kunstpalast
  • Tonhalle Düsseldorf concert hall

Hand-picked hotels in this area

  • Our Top Pick

    Hansa Hotel – Superior is located in the Pempelfort district of Düsseldorf and offers free WiFi. The Hansa Hotel is a 5-minute metro ride from Düsseldorf Main Station and the exhibition center. – from €69.

  • Budget Option

    Berliner Hof is located in the heart of Düsseldorf. It offers soundproofed rooms with balcony and fridge. – from €49.

  • Midrange Option

    Hotel Indigo – Dusseldorf – Victoriaplatz is located in the Pempelfort district of Düsseldorf. It offers free Wi-Fi, a spa area with gym and sauna and a Mediterranean-style restaurant.- from €99.

  • Luxury Option

    Meliá Düsseldorf is located in Düsseldorf, next to the Hofgarten Park, it has an elegant bar and a free spa. – from €101.

 

 

 

4. Stockum

Stockum is located north of Düsseldorf, a 20-minute drive from the City Centre.

Here, you’ll find the Merkel Spiel Arena, the stadium that gives life to Stockum, for attracting thousands of football fans, as well as being an architectural landscape of the area.

Stockum has the Merkur Arena/Messe Nord, the third busiest metro station in the city, located in the middle of the area.

This district is popular for its proximity to the airport, which makes it one of the best areas when you are looking for where to stay in Düsseldorf for short stays.

Stockum is a part of Düsseldorf that is mostly equipped with three-star hotels and budget apartments.

Best areas to stay in Düsseldorf – Stockum

Best areas to stay in Düsseldorf – Stockum

Düsseldorf – Stockum – Click to see all hotels on a map

Düsseldorf – Stockum – Click to see all hotels on a map

Why stay here:

  • Close to the airport
  • Merkul Spiel Arena

Hand-picked hotels in this area

  • Our Top Pick

    Airport Fashion Hotel is located just 1 km from the airport, the fairgrounds and the congress centre. – from €59.

  • Budget Option

    Gasthaus Schnuff 2 Located in the Stockum district of Düsseldorf, 1.3 km from the Düsseldorf Trade Fair, it features a terrace and views of the garden. It also houses a restaurant. – from €42.

  • Midrange Option

    Hotel Carlton Mayfair ofrece alojamiento cerca de la feria de muestras y del centro de convenciones de Düsseldorf. – from €79.

 

 

 

5. Bilk

Bilk is located towards the north end of Düsseldorf, far from the central districts. It is a very different area when you compare it to other corners of the city since it is full of university students and young visitors.

Bilk is known as the intellectual or academic part of Düsseldorf, due to the large number of university institutions, libraries, and museums that are in the area.

The Botanical Garden of the University of Heinrich Heine is the centre of leisure and entertainment of Bilk, ideal for family walks, and all type of outdoor activities.

Bilk has the Suitbertusstraße metro station, located on the avenue of the same name, which allows you to move to any point of Düsseldorf in just a few minutes.

Bilk is an area where student residences, apartments and hostels allow to stay in Düsseldorf, reducing costs.

Stay in Bilk - One of the best areas to stay in Düsseldorf

Stay in Bilk – One of the best areas to stay in Düsseldorf

Düsseldorf – Bilk – Click to see all hotels on a map

Düsseldorf – Bilk – Click to see all hotels on a map

Why stay here:

  • Best area for young tourists
  • Connected by public transport
  • Good leisure options

Hand-picked hotels in this area

  • Our Top Pick

    Hotel Astra is located south of the centre of Düsseldorf, 15 minutes by tram from the historic centre and the main train station. It offers free internet and parking. – from €54.

  • Budget Option

    Hotel Metropol is located in the central Friedrichstadt district of Düsseldorf. – from €32.

  • Midrange Option

    HK – Hotel Düsseldorf City offers free Wi-Fi, free parking subject to availability and a free sauna. – from €61.

  • Luxury Option

    Haus Mooren, Hotel Garni is located near the University of Düsseldorf, about 10 minutes by tram from the centre of Düsseldorf. – from €65.

 

 

 

6. Düsseltal

Düsseltal is one of the largest districts of Düsseldorf, located northwest of the city centre.

Among the most popular attractions of the “Zoo district” are the Eisstadion Brehm Trabe ice rink, Haniel Park, Schillerplatz, and the well-known Zoopark.

To move from Düsseltal to other attractive corners of the city, the best alternative is through the train system, which distributes three of its stations in this district.

The Düsseltal area, given its proximity to the centre, is one of the best areas to stay in Düsseldorf.

Best areas to stay in Düsseldorf – Dusseltal

Best areas to stay in Düsseldorf – Dusseltal

Düsseldorf – Dusseltal – Click to see all hotels on a map

Düsseldorf – Dusseltal – Click to see all hotels on a map

Why stay here:

  • Zoopark
  • Central location
  • Luxury hotels

Hand-picked hotels in this area

  • Our Top Pick

    Holiday Inn Express Duesseldorf City Nord is located in the Derendorf district of Düsseldorf, between the Messe Düsseldorf exhibition centre and the city centre, and offers modern rooms, a 24-hour reception and a daily breakfast buffet. – from €71.

  • Budget Option

    Berolina Haus is located in Düsseldorf, 1.3 km from the Capitol Theatre and the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus. It offers free WiFi. – from €34.

  • Midrange Option

    NH Düsseldorf City Nord – Hotel Düsseldorf City is 10 minutes by train from Düsseldorf Main Station. NH Düsseldorf Nord has a free gym and a sauna is available for an additional fee. – from €73.

  • Luxury Option

    Hotel-Villa Achenbach occupies a Victorian townhouse with garden. It offers spacious rooms, free Wi-Fi and a varied breakfast buffet. – from €105.

 

 

 

7. Hafen

Hafen is located at the west end of Düsseldorf, where the harbour and the docks of the city are located.

It is one of the smallest areas of the capital of the Rhineland, highlighted by its mix of alternative architecture with coastal environment.

The buildings with postmodern and avant-garde style have become the main attraction of the Hafen district.

Its innovative aspect makes it the favourite place for new restaurants, bars, and pubs in the city. Therefore, it is the best area to stay in Düsseldorf for nightlife.

The bus stops connect Hafen with the rest of the city. In addition, it is only 15 minutes by car from the City Centre.

The resort hotels are typical of this area of Düsseldorf, and the best option to enjoy the coastal atmosphere of Hafen.

Look for accommodation in Hafen - One of the best areas to stay in Düsseldorf

Look for accommodation in Hafen – One of the best areas to stay in Düsseldorf

Düsseldorf – Hafen – Click to see all hotels on a map

Düsseldorf – Hafen – Click to see all hotels on a map

Why stay here:

  • Best area for nightlife
  • Great architecture
  • Düsseldorf’s Harbour

Hand-picked hotels in this area

  • Our Top Pick

    Courtyard by Marriott Duesseldorf Hafen is centrally located in the port of Düsseldorf, close to lively avenues, it offers extraordinary views of the harbour and the modern pier. – from €86.

  • Budget Option

    Landhaus Hamm offers modern and elegant accommodation in the Hamm district of Düsseldorf, a 20-minute walk from the historic city centre by the riverside promenade. Free WiFi access is available. – from €69.

  • Midrange Option

    Innside by Meliá Düsseldorf Hafen is located on the banks of the River Rhine, in the lively Medienhafen district (media port) of Düsseldorf, it offers the restaurant skybar THE VIEW on the 16th floor and breakfast buffet. – from €90.

  • Luxury Option

    Hyatt Regency Düsseldorf is located in the lively MedienHafen district of Düsseldorf, next to the River Rhine. It offers panoramic views of the harbour, free Wi-Fi, modern spa facilities and gourmet international cuisine. – from €185.

 

 

 

8. Düsseldorf Flughafen

Düsseldorf International Airport, better known as Flughafen Düsseldorf, is located south of the city, far from the central area.

Düsseldorf Flughafen is known for being the third busiest airport in Germany, behind the ones in Munich and Frankfurt.

The Flughafen Düsseldorf has 186 direct destinations to all continents, with the exception of Oceania, and operates more than 700 daily takeoffs and landings.

It has its own train station called Düsseldorf Airport Station, which makes it one of the best-connected areas in Düsseldorf.

Its surroundings offer multiple dining options, accommodation alternatives, and even leisure areas.

Staying near the Düsseldorf airport allows you to enjoy one of the most modern air transport centres in Germany and Europe.

Where to stay in Düsseldorf – Flughafen

Where to stay in Düsseldorf – Flughafen

Düsseldorf – Flughafen – Click to see all hotels on a map

Düsseldorf – Flughafen – Click to see all hotels on a map

Why stay here:

  • Aeropuerto Internacional de Düsseldorf
  • Mejor zona para viajeros de negocios y viajes cortos
  • Buenas conexiones

Hand-picked hotels in this area

  • Our Top Pick

    Hotel Villa Casa is just a 5-minute drive from Düsseldorf Airport. It offers a private garden, free Wi-Fi and easy access by public transport to the exhibition centre and the Königsallee shopping street. – from €64.

  • Midrange Option

    Lindner Hotel Düsseldorf Airport offers free shuttle bus service to Düsseldorf Airport and direct tram connections to Düsseldorf city centre.- from €125.

  • Luxury Option

    Maritim Hotel Düsseldorf offers elegant rooms with free Wi-Fi, 4 restaurants and a spa with a large indoor pool. It is directly connected to Düsseldorf Airport by a pedestrian bridge. – from €224.

 

 

 

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