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Black Sheep Hostel Reviews

Barbarossaplatz 1, Cologne, Germany

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76%

Rating
959 Total Reviews
  • 74%Value For Money
  • 75%Security
  • 78%Location
  • 81%Staff
  • 77%Atmosphere
  • 75%Cleanliness
  • 71%Facilities

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69%

My room was quite near to the common terrace for smoking and talking, and the' loudly exciting conversation' there during night after 11pm made it very hard for me to get asleep. The staff was very kind and helpful. The kitchen was awesome, and the breakfast could be really various and great.

  • 15th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • China
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


86%

I spent one night at this hostel and found it pleasant. Bunk beds have curtains which gives a sense of privacy and if you want to have your light on, you wont be bothering others. Each person has their own key for entering the room, but the door doesn't lock automatically and if your roommates don't lock the door, then anyone can go into the room! However, because entering the building requires a pass code and there are lockers in the room, I didn't worry much about my belingings.

  • 11th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Iran
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


86%

Such a great place! The room was homey and had a lot of character, with individual plug sockets, lights, curtains, which was fantastic in a room of 8! The hostel has everything a traveller would expect, and is in a convenient location for getting to the main sights and local to going out. Not pristinely clean and not run in a super official manner, but none of this was a major problem or detracted from how nice the place was. Definitely a great place for travellers stopping in Köln!


97%

The best part about this hostel was the different themed rooms and how there was a curtain to block out the light! The location was very close to the centre and the staff was friendly. Breakfast was basic: bread, jam, tea, coffee and cereal. It can get a bit noisy at night and in the morning if your room is facing the main street.


71%

Only stayed a night so couldn't really tell if the atmosphere was good - it was a hot day so many people were out. At the time there was a school trip (?) staying so breakfast time was very busy in the small common room/kitchen. There is only one reception at a time so had to wait a bit on check in/out, but he was super helpful and had no problem changing my booking from 3 to 1 night (I gave 24 hours notice). Just bear in mind it's in pretty central so could be noisy when windows are opened.


31%

The hostel was right in the university bar district so great if you love that. But it is very LOUD and extremely hot even with the windows open. Slow wifi, and the free breakfast is small and in a very small kitchen/common room. Also nothing was locked except the front door to get in. I probably wouldn't stay here again.


49%

Very noisy location and clientele. I had to leave after one sleepless night


69%

Located on Barbarossaplatz which is a good transportation hub though far from the Dom and Altstadt. Rooms are basic with metal bunks and convenient small lockers. Bathrooms and showers are on the corridor. I stayed here at a weekend and was surprised by how expensive it was, maybe there was a special event in the city.Kitchen/common room were average. Wifi worked well. Staff were helpful and the atmosphere was quirky, with lots of sheep. I would stay there again.


66%

The women's dorm was very cozy. It was a great hostel. One thing that bothered me was that there was no microwave. That's it.


60%

While the gentleman at the front desk was amazing, he seemed to be the only worker there most times so it did feel as though he was constantly working and maybe they'd have been better off with a larger on-site staff. Also, there was a break-in while I was there with many guests having items stolen so it is very hard for me to recommend this hostel until greater security measures are taken such as installing a security camera in the lobby and making the doors auto-lock.

  • 15th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


83%

Only stayed for one night and was good. We had a twin private and we're allowed to help ourselves to toast and cereal in the morning which was cool. Thanks.


71%

I spent one night in Black Sheep Hostel in 8 people mixed dorm and it was all good. Hostel is quiet big and nice. Stuff was super friendly and there was breakfast in the morning. Beds are so large and comfy. I think only issue is the hostel is not located in a very central location, although there is a tram station just in front of it that takes you to the Dom. Anyway, enjoyed it in overall.


57%

Poor facilities in the room..there were no hangers for our clothes and towels,not even a shelf to put them on..Door at the smoking terrace was broken...Bed linen when washed,they were hang to dry out in the smoking area,and hang on the dirty floor. No seats in the corridor/common area.People were sitting on the floor in order to get connected to the wifi. Poor breakfast. Found mold in the bread.

  • 3rd Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Greece
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


83%

Stayed in the female only dorm and it was very clean and tidy. Comfy bed with curtain so you had privacy. Sheets and blankets clean and comfy. Clean bathrooms and friendly staff. I never had the breakfast nor did it look like anything great. I'd definitely recommend staying here. It's clean and a good location.

  • 27th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


60%

Last minute booking and probably not the best decision I've ever made. Beds were great, bad news though security is not great. Some random Turkish bloke just strolled on in and opened the curtains on people beds etc. really lacking in that regard. Also the room is noisy as hell, due to the trams which run outside which is a nightmare and does a great job of keeping you up!


86%

A really cosy and comfortable hostel, in a good location near to trams and ubahn. Reasonably priced and well equipped, we had a good stay here, meeting a lot of nice people. Security would be our only issue - there was nobody on reception past 11pm, and a lot of people seemed to know the building code. But overall, a pleasant stay in Cologne.


97%

Place was great, had a kitchen and terrace where people could hang out. The place was clean and beds had curtains so there was some privacy too. Location was excellent could walk everywhere and it was really easy to get to the hostel from train lines etc. The staff were also super friendly. Definetly recommend.


80%

The room was well renovated, large and airy. Very good value for the price. Handy to everything.


89%

Generally excellent experience. Location is great for going out - I especially recommend the Metronom jazz bar a few minutes walk away, or the Meister Gerhard tapas bar at Rathenauplatz 8. Staff were super friendly and were very quick to resolve a plumbing problem one morning. As always, bring earplugs and eyemasks: our room faced onto a busy street with train tracks.

  • 2nd May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


40%

Didn't seem a hostel. Was more like a holiday camp. For the rate/price it has, it wasn't what we expected at all.


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