Want to be a part of a huge student community in Bochum? Then River Studios is for you. One of the largest student accommodations in the city, River Studios is located between the city centre and Lake Kemnader, and is within walking distance of the Ruhr University Bochum.

At River Studios you’ll find furnished apartments (the floors and the shared apartments are split by gender) available for semester and long-term stays, and your bills include all utilities and internet. One of the coolest things about River Studios are the balconies which have been individually decorated by former students! You can also expect spacious common rooms to study, socialise or just relax.

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Room Types in River Studios

Nido isn’t just for students, we also offer apartments for young professionals, trainees and interns, so please select the appropriate filter to find out what is available in your city of choice. Students are able to book any room even if it is available for Young Professionals too.

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All-in rent | The rental prices shown include not only the rent for the fully-furnished rooms but also the costs for heating, water and electricity. Internet and the use of the many facilities are also free of charge for you as a tenant. You can find out what your Nido has to offer here at a glance or ask your local team.

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On-site housekeeping available
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Shared kitchen
Transport links just 10 minutes' walk
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In addition to your own room, there’s a games room, party room, BBQ area and a large garden. River Studios is a large property, with two buildings connected to each other. There are shared kitchens and bathrooms on each floor and you’ll also have access to the shared balconies. You can wash and dry your clothes in the on-site laundry room. The floors are mostly organised by gender, and in addition to single rooms we also have shared apartments for up to 3 people.

The neighbourhood

Pearls by Barzani

This is the place to be for the best cocktails and Germany's fastest bartenders.

Kult Karaoke-Bar

Known throughout Bochum for their live music, karaoke and football broadcasts.


There are many different things to do in the Goldkante: music, film, theater, handicrafts & so much more, it never gets boring here.

Kemnader See

Do you dream of living near a lake? At River Studios you can be at Lake Kemnader, a popular local recreation area in 10 minutes.

Jahrhunderthalle Bochum

The Jahrhunderthalle Bochum is the center for business, culture and entertainment. The former gas power center has become an extraordinary theater area and a place for diverse cultural events, trade fairs and concerts.

Planetarium Bochum

The Bochum Planetarium is one of the most popular star theaters in Europe.


Start the weekend off right at the Moltkemarkt every Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Meet up with friends to party, shop and enjoy the cozy atmosphere.

Ruhr Park Bochum

The Ruhr-Park is Germany's largest, open air shopping centre. Whether you are looking for clothing, cosmetics, electronics, household or a cinema... the Ruhr-Park has everything you could possibly need.

BIOKU Bio- und Kulturmarkt / Bochum unverpackt

Buy your groceries at this zero waste organic market.

Burger Brothers

Just 4 minutes by bike from River Studios you will find the tastiest and juiciest burgers in the area. Burger Brothers serve a variety of burgers, wraps and vegetarian dishes.

Glücksburg Café und Gedöns

This café serves the best breakfast! Choose from fresh fruit salad, muesli and a selection of breads, as well as cakes and coffee - here you have it all. You will also find jewellery, stationery and other items that make for the perfect last minute gift for friends or relatives.

Heidewitzka - Spelunke & Kombüse

From African jambalaya and burgers to Königsberger Klopsen and your homemade mad currywurst you can find a lot on the menu at Heidewitzka. The best part? All dishes are vegan.