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Marzellenstr 44-56, Cologne, Germany

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2005 Total Reviews
  • 79%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 81%Staff
  • 71%Atmosphere
  • 77%Cleanliness
  • 75%Facilities

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Beds and pillows were very uncomfortable. Beds made a creaking noise when changing directions. A foam like sheet really sticks to your body like some cheap glue, avoiding it left me with a backpain. Didnt have a decent night of sleep during my stay there. Sorry have to be truthful. On the positive side, there is a decent bar adjoining the hostel. Internet speed is fast.


great location so close to station and cathedral. drawback - no WiFi in rooms. nice bar next door made up for lack of atmosphere in hostel


No complaints, great location, nice not to sleep in bunk beds, well-aired rooms, luggage storage, clean bathrooms, average hostel kitchen. Breakfast is extra, but grocery stores aren't too terribly far. Would HIGHLY recommend the Museum Ludwig (modern art), and the Wallraf-Richartz Museum is quite good too if you're into that sort of thing (art).


There are 2 bad points: Towels were smelling bad. I think something wrong with washing system. wifi is not available at rooms. the rest is fine. Hotel location is perfect, clean. And it gives value of the money.


security isn't sufficient, kitchen and Lobby is public, everyone could enter without control. Thiefs stole twice backpacks there, and also tried to take mine, while I was there. They operate with two men: The first asking you something, while the second takes away your luggage with money, camera, documents. So pay high attention there for your things. Staff seems to be unable to make higher security standards.


Really bad service. the Staff were unfriendly. Good location but sadly the attention was very poor.


Thats a place for sleep, the breakfast is good and it is a short distance from the train station.

  • 8th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


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.


Lights and plug sockets for each bed very good! Not bunk beds - also good. Linen was dirty. But, showers were nice.


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.

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