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Marzellenstr 44-56, Cologne, Germany

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1982 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 82%Staff
  • 72%Atmosphere
  • 77%Cleanliness
  • 75%Facilities

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Very near to the train station. It is also very near to most sites to see as well. The showers and bathroom overall were very clean. Luggage room was a little dirty but easy to use and access. Would definitely recommend this hostel to anyone.


I spent a night there because I had an early flight. Not very charming place but it did the job.


It's a good hostel, with nice atmosphere, a big dining room to stay, eat or check wi-fi, clean and confortable, with right price, and just 3 minutes walking from the main train station (Dom). I was 2 nights with 2 friends (one in a spacious shared room and another in a cool private room), and we liked it!


great hostel in the center of the city. bathrooms a bit smelly along with some hallways. staff friendly and helpful. lockers a bit best up, but under video surveillance.


Great location and nice big rooms. My room did smell a bit though and an open window didn't help. The bar next door is beautiful but in the 3 times I went there during my stay, it was empty. Great hostel for groups etc but found it difficult as a solo traveller to meet people. If i was in cologne again, I would check out other hostels.


Perfect location but not the best hostel. Best for quick overnight stays.


Nice Hostel.. What you pay is what you get. Very close to the station, two minutes walk.. Nice rooms and facilities.. Not the best atmosphere ever, but would surely recommend.


Good hostel, met lots of nice people there. Only places for improvement are that it could have been a little cleaner (but overall very good).


The best quality of the hostel is its location, very close to the train station and the cathedral. It´s just a place to go to sleep in the end of the day, because there is not a good place you can chill out and meet new people, only some wooden tables that are not very comfortable. Also, they don´t have wifi in the bedrooms, so many people would sit on the stairs to be able to use the Internet.


Value for Money , Good Location


Very Very nice Hostel!! Location is perfect! Next the the Dom behind the station. Better then you don't get for that price !! Staff friendly and they have a very good and cheap breakfast. Not much bad things too say about the Hostel! Ambiance depend of the people how stay so it was ok!

  • 24th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Belgium
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Great location for exploring city center, and also convenient for early flights. Stuff is very helpfull and I would highly recommend this hostel to travellers who want to rest and meet interesting wanderers.


quite close to the train station, the rooms were clean, the staff quite friendly. they should sell ear plugs at the reception, we had a person in the room who snored quite badly and couldn't sleep all night...


Great hostel, great location and has a newly opened bar/restaurant.

  • 14th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The hostel was fantastically located being a 2 minute walk from the station! The kitchen facilities are a tad small, but clean. It's also the social hub of the hostel. Staff are friendly. There are no bunk beds in this hostel, which was a fantastic change!!!The rooms are also very well sizedI just missed the reopening of the renovated hostel restaurant and cafe, which would add to the atmosphere. I would recommend this hostel to anyone visiting Cologne!


Great hostel, walking distance to everything in Cologne - great staff and excellent place to meet people! A friendly place and nice not to have bunk beds :)


The room we stayed in was very nice and clean. I mean that's all you can really ask for. Cologne is a very nice city, and I would stay here if I were to go again


Globaly a good place to stay for one or two nights ! 5 minutes from the station and from the beautiful cathedral ! The rooms are great and clean. For the atmosphere, not too much occasion to talk with the others people maybe because of a loud music all the day in the main room ? The staff is very competent but not so open and friendly...


Ideally situated minutes from the Main Railway Station and the Metro/Tram next to the Cathedral with the river being behind this is perfect for Cologne Boat trips begin in April again Staff are very helpful with local knowledge on duty 24 hours Bathrooms and showers all excellent I as it was my last two nights of travelling had the luxury of a private room with a wide opening window which must be hood in summer Basic breakfast is free and further items may purchased Just right!


The location and convenience of this hostel are excellent and the rooms were fine, as were the bathrooms (which are shared by a whole floor however). The place does feel a little like a warren, there is no lift access to the first floor and they charge by the item for everything - including individual ingredients for breakfast. There is a good sized and popular kitchen/ social area, but the facilities in the kitchen are not well maintained. The WIFI connection is very poor.

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