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Black Sheep Hostel Reviews

Barbarossaplatz 1, Cologne, Germany

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80%

Rating
855 Total Reviews
  • 78%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 78%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 79%Atmosphere
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

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86%

great stay!! laid back vibe, roomy beds. kitchen was a little dirty but well equipped. THANKS!


74%

This was a nicer hostel that we stayed in. The staff was rather friendly and the atmosphere was pretty good. No complaints.


91%

Very friendly staff, had a good stay thank you

  • 28th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


86%

Great hostel with a very friendly atmosphere. The breakfast is simple but much appreciated, and the common area/terrace are perfect for meeting people, playing games and so on. The hostel is a little way out from the centre, but it's quite a nice walk, or public transport is cheap and regular from Barbarossaplatz.


77%

I stayed in the Women's Dorm. Really nice bunk beds, not too crowded and the rooms were clean. The staff was really nice and helpful. It's located out of the downtown area, but the walk is pretty easy. I had a great time staying there!


86%

It would be better to have a small shelf on the wall inside the shower room so that people can have a place to put their shampoo, lotion...and stuff. Kitchen is nice:)


80%

We had a good time at this hostel! It is quite small so it's very easy to make friends (really nice atmosphere!). The rooms are really nice (the beds are fantastic!) and each bed has its own sockets, that is useful to recharge mobile phones. Staff and breakfast were OK. The only con is price. We paid 20 euros per night and I think it's a bit too much for what the hostel offers.


71%

Clean, nice place with eccentric staff. But it is very quite, I would estimate only 20% of the beds were filled when I stayed for three nights in August

  • 5th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

Great hostel, included breakfast was nice, awesome rooms, good proximity to club scene. Staff were very friendly but weren't very helpful when I had problems with the wifi. All in all good value for money.


80%

The place is really cute and nice to stay. The facilities are nice and staff are friendly.

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Thank´s for your review.

91%

The staff was welcoming, pleasant, and very helpful. Our group of 5 had a great time staying here!

  • 17th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Nice that you liked our sheep.

83%

Super helpful staff. It's located in the heart of the city and just about 20 minutes walking from the main station. Rooms were clean, lockers to store your valuables in every room, clean free towels, wifi. Met amazing people while staying there. Definitely staying here again.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks that you had the time to give us such a nice review. So we will welcome you back soon.

83%

good hostel , friendly staff , good breakfast . i like it .

  • 11th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Taiwan
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for the comment! Maybe see you again sometimes...

63%

Overall had a good stay, was clean, staff were friendly, and easy to find. Although would not recommended for a solo traveller as there was absolutely no atmosphere, felt as though no one was in the hostel. The wifi was really bad you had to sit in reception and none in common room

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank´s for your review. We are sorry but if not so many people ite hostels it´s not easy to meet others, that´s true (we also wish al times a full hostel ;-) ). But normaly most people find easy contact to other travelers. We improved the wifi now so you also can get in all room (not in the common room, that´s for communication reasons ;-)). You should come back if we are more bussy, then you will definitely meet other people easely.

86%

A great hostel. Definitely stay here if you're heading to Cologne. Free tea and coffee all day, small and intimate and easy to meet others. They're doing a stellar job with this place.

Owner Comment (Hide)
nice that you had a nice stay with us and enjoyed the Black Sheep Hostel. Thank you.

94%

Great stay all around. These people know what they're doing. The only drawback is it's a bit far from town.


97%

The Black Sheep was excellent! The staff was so incredibly friendly, and the Common Room was an excellent place to meet new people!

  • 20th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Wow. Thanks a lot! We're always happy when people from all over the world get to know each other and have fun meeting and talking in the hostel.

77%

Free pasta was a bonus!! But the wifi situation was a bit sketchy (ie only working in certain areas)

  • 20th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
thanks for your responce. so what is more important, real food or virtual reality? Virtual Reality! And we've worked on improving the network...but we still have pasta, too.

86%

Lovely hostel, great staff and an all around brilliant experience of Cologne!

  • 12th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


71%

Great atmosphere but wifi sucks. Also no air conditioning but overall a decent place.


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