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A&O Köln Neumarkt Reviews

Mauritiuswall 64-66, Cologne, Germany

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378 Total Reviews
  • 73%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 83%Location
  • 79%Staff
  • 73%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 75%Facilities

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Good value for the money. Great facilities and staff. Though it gets full with school kids most of the time, and a little bit away from the city center, it's very reasonable for budget travelers.


The place seemed nice enough, apart from being a bit messy. The rooms were well kept and quite spacious. The staff on arrival were rude and unhelpful! Although the site said there was parking available, we were told we couldn't park in the garage when we arrived and instead had to pay to park on the street. Overall, not bad.


like a large office block with grumpy staff altho to be fair i arrived auite late so perhaps they were all tired. there is no kitchen so no fridge or anything like that and no atmosphere at all. good location and that is all, if you arrive with time to go to one that isnt quite so close to town i would recommend staying elsewhere. clean rooms tho.


This hostel was a little overpriced for how far it was from the center of the city. Overall, a good hostel to stay in based on cleanliness and security.


I did fill in a written one of these, really loved the 6 euro breakfast with toast and tea available amongst the all we could eat, not so easy to find in many more expensive places, good firm bed, wifi, TV , nice staff, a free wifi or half hour free on shared PC would have helped for printing off travel checking, but we managed.

  • 16th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • All Female Group, 41+
  • (1 review)


This hostel charges you for sheets, for wifi access in the rooms, and nickel and dimes you for every little thing. Cancelled my last night at this hostel to move to another one in Cologne. Would never stay at another A&O after this one.


Good location near the lively university area and not too far from the city centre. Room was clean and nice, and staff were friendly. This is a very large hostel which is more like a budget hotel with shared rooms. It does have a bar, but this is not the place to stay if you want to make friends with the staff or fellow travellers(a lot of school groups stay here).


It works for me and it's much better than others I've tried in the same price range. great location! I've stayed here before and would happily stay here again.


Internet only in the lobby, not in the rooms


I enjoy staying there..thanks for ur hospitality...

  • 18th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Will have a convenience fee for credit card, and the place is a little noisy.


Spent a lot of time at the lobby having drinks during carnival, it was so much fun and the staff was very accommodating.

  • 1st Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


A&O are OK, but not really a backpackers hostel..more or less a hostel/cheap hotel hybrid. Good if you are looking for a clean/cheap place to stay a few days, but not if you are looking to meet other travelers. The location was decent, and everything was pretty clean. They do charge extra on arrival for sheets (3 Euro).

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