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MEININGER Cologne City Center Reviews

Engelbertstrasse 33-35, Cologne, Germany

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80%

Rating
1941 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 84%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 76%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 76%Facilities

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94%

Better Wifi in Rooms.

  • 9th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Greece
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


60%

It had bedbugs, and initially the staff didn't seem concerned. not okay at all. I am thankful that they moved me to a nicer room and one of the staff- the woman who spoke Hebrew- was very friendly and helpful throughout my stay. Also there were no lockers in the room, and very very little space in the 4 person dorm. I would not stay there again.


80%

Everything was good. Some beds lean strong to the squeaky side, though. Walkable distance to the HBF and lots of bars and restaurants close by. Linen included was nice. This is common with nearly all hostels, but a suggestion would be to install small shelves right below changing points in dorms so guests can rest devices whilst they are charging.

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Dear guest, thank you very much for the note and rating. We will use your comments for the planed renovation works in the rooms. Thanks for the advise. Many Greetings from Cologne Your MEININGER Team

97%

Great location - great staff - luved it

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, thanks very much for the nice great rating and note. Hope to see you here again or any other MEININGER Hotel in Europe. Your MEININGER Team

77%

Not as good as some hostels I've stayed in, but it had an ensuite bathroom instead of a shower block, and was clean and hospitable. Main issues were location and lack of common area. However I get the feeling there aren't many better hostels in cologne. Would I stay there again if travelling through cologne? Probably

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, thanks a lot for the comment and rating. We are wondering about the note because we do have a nice little guest-kitchen in the cellar and a BAR area next to the lobby which invite to socialize with others...around the Hotel are a lot of nice BAR's and Restaurant's we will be sure that our staff helps out with cool advise towards a nice evening in Cologne. We invite you to come back and discover Cologne again or try any other of the MEININGER Cities in Europe. Greetings

91%

I would recommend a common room that is more attractive for travelers to hang out and socialise

  • 17th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, thanks a lot for the nice rating and note. Hope to see you again here in Cologne or any other MEININGER Hotel in Europe. Your MEININGER Team

66%

The rooms were not so well-equipped: there was a single lamp so if you want to read or you need some light during the night you have to turn on the main lights. Besides our water closet was not working very well.

  • 12th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear, thanks a lot for your comment. We use your review as a basis for a training to our cleaning as well as caretaker staff to avoid such mistakes in the future. Many Greetings from Cologne Your MEININGER Team

100%

Nice place to stay in Cologne.

  • 11th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Russia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear, CHEERS for this great rating and short but perfect note. See you again here or any other MEININGER Hotel around Europe. Many greetings from Cologne Your MEININGER Team

71%

Nice stay, although our room (female 4 person dorm) was a bit cramped (not much space for luggage etc) and not much access to power points etc, lamp didn't work either.

  • 10th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, cheers for the note, we will discuss this issue with our caretaker and set up standards to avoid such situation again, please be sure that this is not the MEININGER standard. We hope to get another chance to proof this in Cologne or any other MEININGER Hotel around Europe. Many Greetings your MEININGER Team

74%

Great hostel in quiet location. 30 minute walk to/from the train station and the cathedral. Helpful front desk staff.

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Dear, thanks a lot for your note and rating. Many greetings your MEININGER Team.

83%

Rooms were great but a bit small. No real place to meet others but fine for just a place to sleep. Nice and quiet. Front desk staff didn't really have any suggestions for what to see or where to eat.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, thank you very much for your rating and comment, we will discuss the mentioned issue with our staff because we do have a lot of information at the desk, even a big red folder including all maps. We are sorry that they could not recommend something, we hope you found a nice BAR/Restaurant around the Hotel. Many greetings from Cologne your MEININGER Team

83%

I stayed here only for one night, but I felt very welcome. The staff was great, but there weren't lockable lockers in the dorm room.


89%

This place was clean and even provided towels. The beds were comfortable. The wifi could have been stronger - I couldn't post pictures from our room. The staff was friendly and helpful.


89%

More of a hotel than a hostel. If you are looking for a hostel environment I would not recommend. If you are looking for a more quiet personal experience this is certainly the place for you. There was many preteens on a school trip because of the hotel environment and I wasn't sure if they should be allowed in the bar/common room. They were quite disruptive with no one handling them. Location was great and facilities were clean.


74%

Good, but not the best. Friendly staff, but small and hot rooms. You can rent the bike.


97%

Great staff, very welcoming, eager to assist you. Nice atmosphere, good location, close to shops, pubs and restaurants.. Clean, cheap and a good value for money Breakfast buffet is great and tasty. Had a great stay there.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, thank you very much for your nice comment and rating, we will pass this compliment straight to our staff. We hope to see you again here or in any other MEINIGER Hostel. Your Meininger Team

86%

Decent hostel, nice beds. Good location. Close to a delicious Mexican restaurant . Would stay again .

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, thanks a lot for this really nice rating, we hope to see you again here or in any other MEININGER Hotel in Europe, please keep in mind that you save 5% if you book again a MEININGER direct. Many greetings your MEININGER Team

69%

The hostel was in a decent location, everything was clean, there was no real atmosphere as the hostel appeared more like a hotel. But if you just want a cheap place to stay, it does the job.

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Dear guest, thanks a lot for your nice rating. Hope to see you again here in Cologne or any other MEININGER in Europe. Your Meininger Team

94%

Staff were friendly and helpful. The room was clean and tidy. The hostel is not too far away from the city centre, and there is a nice park nearby if you want to take a stroll. It was the World Cup final on the night I stayed so the atmosphere was great. A recommendable place to stay.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, thank you very much for this nice comment and rating. We will tell our staff that they did a good job, thanks as well for that compliment. See you again here in Cologne or any other MEININGER hotel in Europe, please keep in mind to save 5% as a regular guest in all other MEININGER's if you book direct. Many greetings your Meininger Team

100%

The staff were the best and so helpful. I had a good breakfast every morning. I was guided by the staff each morning before I left.

  • 4th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Denmark
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear, thank you very much for your really nice and good review and rating, we love to pass this to our staff.. The Service you received you will get in every other Meininger house, we looking forward to see you again here or anywhere in a MEININGER in Europe. Greetings

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