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Station Hostel for Backpackers Reviews

Marzellenstr 44-56, Cologne, Germany

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82%

Rating
1622 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 74%Atmosphere
  • 77%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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77%

The Station Hostel has really nice/clean rooms. However, level 3 has the smell of sewerage in the entire hallway. We had to sleep with our window open. The final comment is that this is an all ages hostel, including 15-16 year olds. This would be fine if they weren't arrogant and screaming with their high pitched voices before 6 am.

  • 1st Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

the location is unbeatable and the value for money for the single rooms is really great. Loved the black tiled bathrooms, makes it look like a luxury hotel. Awesome!!!

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Thank you for your review...always nice to get some positive feedback.

77%

There was never any hot water in the kitchen.

  • 24th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


77%

Near Main Station. Room is clean. But no have TV. We have just to sleep and go, so no problem. There have safe place to keep luggage in underground floor. You have to take by own (no lift). The atmosphere is funny but may not good for honeymoon. Overall is OK

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your review....yes its true we do not have Tvs in the room,but then again we never claimed that we do have them. We also admt that a Hostel is perhaps not the best place for a Honeymoon! We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us!

100%

Truly wonderful place with great staff!

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Thank you for your review! 100% is always a nice to hear!

77%

Good kitchen, staff and location. Also, clean sheets and bathrooms.

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Thank you for your review,we are glad that you enjoyed our service.

97%

We had a great time at the hostel! The reception was so helpful, guiding us and giving us tips and the rooms were really well kept. Thanks a lot for your hospitality! We'll be sure to visit you once again :)

  • 14th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • India
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your review..we are glad you enjoyed your stay and that we could help you enjoy your time in our wonderful city. We are working on the Facilities point..so maybe next time we will get the full point score from you!

80%

The room and the bathrooms were clean but the kitchen was really dirty. The oven was disgusting, it looks like has never been clean. A lot of people use the kitchen everyday so I think it need more clean


86%

Location is excellent, couple of mins from the main station, Metro and Cathedral. The Rhine promenade is 5 mins down the road. You get your own bed, not a bunk, which is nice, but the lockers are outside the room, so left my pack in the room. Loved that this place actually had a kitchen, becoming rare with big hostels these days. Only probs were that I had a snorer right next to me and on other side was a guy who clicked his laptop til midnight each night :) Big thanks to Ralf for all his help.


60%

Nothing especially good or bad here. Atmosphere was meh and the bathrooms smelled bad. They also have only one washing machine. The room was actually quite nice with non-bunk beds and a closet. The only glaring issue was that the sheets they have me had bedbugs.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your review.To answer a couple of your points...true we have just 1 washing machine for our Guests (available 24 hours)..but we are a Hostel and not a Laundromat. Bed bugs are brought into the Hostel by Guests and not from the Linen fresh from the Laundry.In such an event it is always important that the Guest informs us immediately so that we can act,instead of ´mentioning it in a review days later. We hope the good points outweighed the bad,and wish you a pleasant rest trip.

100%

was a bit weird to see that the rest of the fee due was charged by the hostel before arrival, and that we didnt pay for it on arrival

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hallo..thank you for your review...however we do state very clearly on the booking page that we will charge your credit card for the 1st nights accomodation 24 hours prior to arrival...This give us then the chance to contact you if there is a problem with your card,and reduces the risk of an un-neccessary cancelation.We are quite prepared to pay the amount back onto your card on arrival if you then wish to pay cash.

69%

Stayed in a 6-bed mixed dorm for two nights, room was spacious and comfortable. No bunker beds. Toilet was not very clean, bathroom was ok. Atmosphere in the common area was so so. Staff's friendliness was slightly below average, though they were helpful.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello,thank you for your review. We apologise if the Toilet cleanliness was below what it should have been. We do our upmost to be friendly and helpful to all guests at all times...sorry if this didnt come across..but we are only human too ! We wish you a pleasant rest of your stay in Europe.

69%

I only stayed one night at this hostel, but during the night the smoke detector turn it on, and everyone on the corridor was scare because apparently there was no reason for the noise. What surprised me was the fact that no member of the staff came to our corridor and told us that everything was ok. I did not know if I should run or not... but suddenly the alarm went off. I still have no clue what happened. But beside that it was okay. I just thought the staff should have spoked with us.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello thank you for your review. Unfortunately someone in another room decided to ignore our strict no smoking rules and to dismantle the smoke detector in their room .This automatically sets off the Alarm.As during this period there was only 1 person on duty ,we are unable to inform every guest that it was a false alarm.In the event of a real emergency the alarm would remain ringing,and instructions for evacuation hang in every room,and our staff go from door to door .

100%

기격도 꽤 저렴하고 방도 1층침대라 편했어요~ 주변도 기차역에서 가까운데도 조용했구요~! 적극추천입니다! 아! 하나 아쉬운게 있다면 게스트키친이 좀 열악해요...ㅋㅋㅌ


80%

It's next to the train station and the historical center, but a little far from allthe good bars and restaurants, which kind of sucks. Staff are somewhat helpful, and the rooms are clean. A good location if you're OK with some longer walks.


86%

Everything was great except the pillow was the worst thing I have ever slept on. Everyone was very nice and the Dom was right outside the door along with lots of great bars, breweries and restaurants.

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Hello..thank you for your review..We apologise for the Pillow..we have now ordered replacements.

94%

A very nice hotel in an unbeatable location for train travellers. Feels a bit smaller then it's "brother" on the other side of the tracks (Pathpoint). Great and welcoming staff. First floor a bit noisy in the evening, but later quiets down to total silence. Didn't try breakfast. Nice bathroom in ensuite room (double bed). All in all, I'd stay here again! :)

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Thank you for your review...glad you enjoyed your stay....Just to set the record straight...we have nothing to do with the "Pathpoint" Youth Hostel...

80%

The hostel is in a convinient location to the main train station. Close to the cathedral aswell so it is easy to walk to sights from the hostel too. Nightlife area you will have to catch the metro too but that is no problem. The room was fine and the hostel had good cooking facilities and two lounge areas. Can't think of any problems it was good!


80%

Staff was very friendly, but playing Dream Theater for everybody in the common room ruines the atmosphere. Especially on a friday night. Also not all the staff members knew about the nightlife in the city which was too bad. Very clean hostel tough, good beds, excellent location on 1 minute from the train station and 2 minutes from the Dom. I loved my stay there!


100%

Very nice location just situatied in the old town, helpful and nice staff who helps us with checking out on the timetable of the buses! Although small rooms in the dorm room but its clean and nice.


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