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MEININGER Cologne City Center Reviews

Engelbertstrasse 33-35, Cologne, Germany

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80%

Rating
1884 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 83%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 75%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 76%Facilities

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86%

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


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.


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.


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

100%

Great location, amazing staff. The guys helped me with everything, EVERYTHING. I don't even want to look for another hostel when I get back. Hugs to Jean and Alex! See you guys soon!!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear thank you very much for this really nice and lovely comment, we will give the hugs direct to both guys. See you soon here or check out another MEININGER in Europe Your Meininger Team

97%

Great location, friendly staff, small but cozy facilities. Highly recommended!


94%

The front desk people are the nicest I've ever met! Thanks for such a warm and friendly welcome!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear thanks a lot for your nice comment and good rating, we will give your compliment direct to the staff and let them know. Hope to see you back again, in Cologne or any other MEININGER, we promise we do have friendly staff everywhere... Greetings from Cologne

91%

Great hostel with a great personnel and a great kitchen!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey dear, thanks a lot for your comment and really nice rating hope to see you again here in Colgne or any other Meininger in Europe. Many Greetings your Meininger Team

74%

Sheets weren't clean, but staff were fantastic - JP especially.

  • 20th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Male Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, thank you very much for your comment, and we are very sorry to hear that complaint. I am sure you got a new one at reception but nevertheless we will talk to the cleaners to make sure it wont happen again. Greetings from Cologne

80%

Everything was good, and we had a nice stay.

  • 12th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Argentina
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear, thanks a lot for your comment and the really nice rating. Please tell everyone and we hope to see you soon here or in any other Meininger, please note that we do give 5% off in case you come back anytime. Greetings your Meininger Team.

69%

When I returned to get my luggage from the luggage room it was a different staff member than when I checked in and they did not even ask for my room number before letting me go in and get my stuff. I easily could have taken whatever I wanted.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, thanks for your comment and the very serious issue, we will talk to our staff, but we do actually check always roomnumbers and/or guestcards in case you had some already we would have known you are a guest. But stil we will take this as an actionpoint in the next reception meeting. Greetings your Meininger Team

89%

Very nice hostel. The only thing was the location but everything else very good!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear, thanks for your comment and rating, well we are surprised that you did not like the location, we are very near to the student area, bars, restaurants as well as public transport to go to the DOM. Well we would like to show you next time and give some insider advise if you like check out as well the Meininger Blog to read some nice things about town from staffmembers. Greetings your Meininger Team Cologne

71%

I liked the area, it was calm, but there are lots of things to do in the neighborhood. It's a good place to start your cologne visit. The staff was friendly. The room was quite clean, but it was very small !! (room for 1 person) so I found it quite expensive. but for me the area is more important so i was satisfied.

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

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear, thanks a lot for your comment, we do have some small single rooms but as well big dorm's to sleep in, just have a look at the offers we do in the different sections. We hope to see you soon back here in Cologne or any other Meininger Hostel. PLEASE keep in mind to save 5% on the next stay even during Oktoberfest in Munich. See you Your Meininger Team

71%

Only thing to improve is you really need to fix the showers in the dorms. I stayed in 3 different dorm rooms while I was in Cologne, of the three two of them had either a broken shower head (room 10 squirted water everywhere) or a broken holder (up on the 5th floor). Also, some of the rooms lacked a place to sit unless you wanted to try sitting in the bed. The staff were great, I appreciate that the rooms were cleaned daily and included an en suite.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, thank you very much for your comment, we do renovate a lot in the house public areas, rooms and of course bathrooms. We hope to see you again and be able to show the newly rooms then. Greetings from Cologne

94%

The staffs are very helpful, it was surprise when I arrived that the real is look older than the pics. By he way this place is near to many cafe and restaurant. The location is a bit far from central station however it can take the tram and just a few min walk.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear, thanks a lot for your nice words and good rating, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay, we are not right next to the central station, but even the small walk to the hotel along the cologne dom, Schildergasse (Shoppingarea), Rudolphplatz is nice to see. We would love to show you around next time the poi next by. See you soon here or in any other Meininger Hostel around Europe Your Meininger Team

74%

Friendly staff, very helpful. Good sized rooms although could do with a sweep under the beds now and again. Good location, close to many bars/restaurants/cafes and not too far from town. For a hostel, bit pricey but decent. Got the room to ourselves so that was good. Would have been a worry if not as some of the lockers were broken. Overall 3.8/5. Would recommend and stay again.

  • 6th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Male Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, thank you very much for your comment, we will inform our housekeeping about the comment to improve this fact. Thanks for recommondation and we hope to see you soon here or in any other Meininger Hostel. Your Meininger Team

69%

Hostel was very hot, room was fairly clean, the only thing was the toilette was stopped up in our 8 bdrm dorm for almost 24 hours. Staff was helpful and atmosphere was decent.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear thanks a lot for your nice comment, we hope to see you soon back in any of the Meininger's. Your Meininger Team

54%

I've been to a lot of hostels but this was definitely not a favourite. I slept in a room that was probably meant for 1 but had 4 beds crammed in it instead. and barely any place to store your luggage. No lockers either. It's super noisy and the bathroom is in the unit, ok if you're with a group i suppose but if you have different schedules coz you're with 4 strangers, another person using the bathroom (also super noisy coz the wall is super thin) is a huge annoyance if they get up at 6 am.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, thanks for the comment we are sorry to hear that your room was too small. We hope anyway you try our other Meiningers in Europe. Many greetings your Meininger Team

94%

This hostel was perfect other than the wifi stopped working and the bathroom was clean other than a faint smell of pee. The night time buzzer can be quite annoying, so bring a pair of ear plugs if you stay on the first floor. The room I stayed in had lockers, but they didn't all lock.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear thans for your comment, and the nices rating. Greetz your Meininger Team

71%

Pretty good hostel, although the towel for which I paid was taken from my room by the cleaning service, so I had to grab a new one. Luckily they were understanding and didn't charge me again. The facilities were very clean. The lack of big lobby area doesn't create a very welcoming atmosphere and the check-in area can get cramped pretty easy. However, the building is cool. That being said, it's not terribly close to the city center so either plan to take the street car or walk a lot.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, thanks a lot for the nice comment and good rating, so we hope to see you again here in Cologne or any other Meininger Hotel. Many greetings your Meininger Team

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