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Marzellenstr 44-56, Cologne, Germany

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1800 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 74%Atmosphere
  • 76%Cleanliness
  • 76%Facilities

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Most of the hostel had a bad smell. The showers were automatic and only lasted 10seconds, so you had to keep pushing the button every ten seconds. Would not stay here again.


Just a few small flaws, otherwise my stay was perfect. - No wifi in room, only at reception and lounge area. - Urinoir on 3rd floor does not flush (water not connected) - Cramped breakfast area.


It's really close to the main station, which is nice if you have to catch early trains. The breakfast is a good deal and the kitchen is nice! Good common areas, and friendly staff. I would go back!

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Friendly people mostly. Bathroom so small for the 4 bed dorm. I often used the outside bathroom. The common area is a good idea but it is very small and can be cramped. Some people were playing games on the internet for very lengthy periods of time making it impossible to secure a computer to make an onward accommodation booking or to check flights or email quickly. Perhaps a limit of an hour at a time would be a good idea in busy times.

  • 17th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


It was like Feeling at home with friends. Nice free kitchen facilities. 24 x 7 open.


Keep up the good work ;o)


Clean fresh towels. Extremely comfortable bed. Reception staff really friendly @ helpful regards transport options in koln. Attitude spot on. Would have no hesitation in staying with them on my next trip.

  • 7th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


Very nice hostel! It's right next to the central station, so it could be a bit loud (it depends on your room). But the rooms are big and the facilities are exellent.


They just could offer internet in the bedrooms!


Everything was quite alright, but the wifi was super slow, unstable and only in the common room.


It's really good. But if you mind Wifi, it's very unestable and only in first floor (common areas).


The location was very good. It was around the corner from the Hauptbahnhof, which meant it was a bit noisy from the train station, but not enough to bother. It also meant you were right in the city. I loved that I didn't have to take a bus or walk for a while to get to the Dom and city center. It was very convenient. The communal bathrooms and showers didn't seem the cleanest, but it was a nice place to stay for a few days


Pretty great spot, really convenient way to see the city. Has a bar but not really a social vibe but try have just been for our stay. Lovely staff!


Hostel was close to the station and cathederal which was good but the area itself seemed threatening, my friend and I go shouted at by strangers twice when walking between the hostel and the supermarket. Definitly not somehwere to stay if you're a young backpacker, most of the other guests seemed to be older men and entire families. Seemed like many guests were staying long term. Very few other travelers and the atmosphere always seemed a little threatening.


The place was great value for money and the location was perfect, literally around the corner from the Main Station. I was a bit confused about the lockers outside the rooms, however there were massive lockers in the basement which were great as I had a large case with me. I just locked most of my stuff in there in the end. The rooms were new and clean!The only negative was the toilet on my floor. Someone had been sick and it didn't get cleaned over the 24 hours I was there! Yuck!

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


nice place. great location! but it could be much better with wi-fi in the rooms and keeping bathrooms clean.


Lockers outside of he room great idea!


Basic hostel in a great location 1 minute from the station. Room was ok but didn't feel it was that clean in the toilet. Staff didn't feel overly welcoming or friendly. No wifi in the rooms


The location of the hostel is perfect, it is near to Cologne main station. However, it is always noise at night due to many impolite travelers here. The staffs of the hostel need to supervise for quiet monition at night. It is really noise at night because many people drank beer, talked extremely loud at the lounge.

  • 8th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Taiwan
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Kitchen makes cooking easy; hostel is five minutes walk from station and barely that to the great cathedral at the heart of town. Near grocery stores and cafes. Breakfast not included, but staff are friendly and helpful. Lockers are in the halls rather than in rooms but I felt secure with my bag locked shut under my bed. Beds comfy/huge pillows.

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