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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Black Sheep Hostel

Book more than 5 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Great Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

The Black Sheep Hostel is the new hostel in Cologne! We're within close distance to all of Cologne's most beautiful sites, like the cathedral.

Our Hostel is the perfect place to step into Cologne's abundant nightlife - within walking distance you'll find all kinds of clubs, bars and inexpensive restaurants.

Feel more like relaxing? Our beautifully designed rooms and our family style kitchen where you can prepare your food await you!

Supermarkets and all kinds of shopping possibilities are right around the corner.

From the main station it's very easy to find, only four stops by subway or 5 minutes by foot from the train station 'Cologne South' (Südbahnhof).

Every room is individually designed and we hope you'll enjoy the cosy atmosphere. Try the local beer (Kölsch!) and have a nice chat with other travelers while sitting on our terrace.

We want to make your stay in Cologne as pleasant as possible!

Cancellations are only possible at least 4 days before arrival! In case of a late cancellation or a no show we will charge the total amount.

PLEASE NOTE that the Hostel may charge your credit card with a deposit of 20 Euros immediately if the total amount of the booking more than 120 Euros. This deposit is not refundable in any
case. If the deposit is not chargeable, the booking is cancelled directly.
At arrival we only accept CASH!

Earliest check in: 3 pm. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.8

  • Security 7.5

  • Location 7.8

  • Staff 8.2

  • Atmosphere 7.4

  • Cleanliness 7.2

  • Facilities 7.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    10 Jul 2021
    The hostel was well located, in a neighborhood with lots of restaurants, a supermarket just across the street and about 30min walk to the city center. The instructions given by email were accurate, simple and very well done. I met the owner just in the day after check in, during my breakfast time. He is a great person, accessible and sociable. He gave me some tips about the city and we talked about many things. I would definitely recommend the Black Sheep Hostel!
    Italy, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    16 Nov 2021
    Only approximately 30 minutes walk away from Koln HBf. There is a grocery store (Rewe straight across from the hostel and at the left hand side of the intersection at the hostel there is a bakery (Backerei Merzenzich) which serves pastries, subs and coffee, they also have some sitting for eating-in. At Barbarrosa platz there is an tramstop aswell so you can easily use the transportation system from there with your kolncard that you can purchase at the koln tourist center close to HBf and the Dom
    Belgium, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    30 Oct 2021
    The location was perfect. Very accessible by train/tram, and you can also walk to the center of the city. The hostel has a very cozy kitchen with a nice sofa, books and boardgames.They had free food. The owner gave very detailed instructions on how to enter the building and where to find the key in case the reception is closed. The owner/manager Stefan was very accommodating and friendly. He gave useful tips on where to go in Cologned and how to go the airport. I highly recommend this hostel.
    Philippines, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    23 Sep 2021
    the staff were extremely friendly, they made me feel very welcome and we’re always there to give a helping hand, it is located on a main street near lots of cafes and the old town is only a 25 minute walk, the facilities were good and I would definitely stay at the black sheep hostel again!
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    27 Sep 2021
    Pros: The place is nice, has everything you need: hot water, fully equipped kitchen, washing machine, game boards. It provides self check-in. Supermarket is right in front. Cons: Need a little maintenance, shared restrooms, breakfast is a bit limited (at least some fruits would be nice). Far from city center, but close to train station.
    Mexico, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    02 Jul 2020
    We stayed at the Black Sheep Hostel a few weeks after domestic travel restrictions were lifted in Germany, so we had the hostel mostly to ourselves, which I don't think is a typical experience! Everything was clean and the kitchen was well-stocked for cooking and such. The owner is really nice and recommended that we go to the Museum Ludwig, which ended up being one of my favorite parts of this trip. The hostel is in a fun part of town with lots of bars and restaurants too.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.9


    15 Nov 2021
    20 min. local train ride from Cologne Hbf followed by a 5 min. walk to hostel. Breakfast is not included but there is available bread, coffee & tea for free. There were no activities posted. There is no bar but there is a common area that is always open. Private rooms are very basic & have no sink, & there are shared bathrooms. No self-service laundry available. The surrounding neighborhood has lots of restaurants & is only a 15-20 min. walk to Rudolphplatz, where many free walking tours begin.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 8.6


    19 May 2022
    The 4 bed dorm was spacious and the hostel had a cool alternative vibe. Staff were friendly and helpful. For a cheap hostel it was great.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    15 Jul 2021
    Good location to stay . Very nice and friendly staff and ready to help out in any situation
    England, Male, 41+
  • 8.0


    18 May 2022
    A functional, skewing towards Youth Hostel. Staff is very chill, but facilities functioned and was clean in the right ways (showers, bathrooms, beds). That said - having been to 50 or so hostels around the world - this might be the most run down and needing of upgrades / additional investment hostel I have been in. Location is fantastic. People hanging in areas to meet if you so choose.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games