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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.


Cologne downtown hostel

Book more than 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description


You will find the Downtown Hostel right in the heart of Cologne. Be right in the middle of big city life and experience the best Cologne has to offer. The central location offers walking distances to all of the most important sights and points of interest. Relax and take in the view from our balcony after a long day of shopping on one of the longest shopping promenades in Germany.

Right in the city centre you will find the Downtown Hostel with a view of the most important sight: the cologne cathedral. The main train station is just a few minutes walk from our front door and we will welcome you at our 24h reception. From our excellent location in the middle of the city, you are a few minutes away from many places of interest. Art and culture, bars and clubs as well as shopping on one the largest shopping promenades in Germany – our Hostel is the perfect access point for everything Cologne has to offer. Numerous bars and restaurants are right around the corner. However, if you are not in the mood to go out, there is the possibilty to get groceries in the integrated supermarket on the ground floor and to cook a meal in the Hostel’s kitchen.

We offer a wide range of rooms:
We have 2-bed private rooms with a bunk bed and dorms (4 bed mixed, 6 bed mixed and 8 bed mixed). All rooms have their own private bathroom.

Please note: we do not accept bookings of groups larger than 8 people. If you decide to make separate bookings for your group anyway, we retain the right of cancelling your booking without a refund of your deposit.

Attention: City-Tax! For private bookings we are obliged to pay a city tax of 5% of the overnight amount per person and night. We have to charge this additional amount at your arrival. Business travelers are exempt from city tax but need to provide evidence. We regret any inconvenience this may cause you and we appreciate your understanding!

If you have booked a complete room we charge a deposit of 100 € per room. This is only payable in cash on arrival.

By the way: 24 hour reception no curfew! Every one of our rooms has a beautiful, private bathroom, just as you know it from back home. Linen and towels are included. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.7

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 9.1

  • Facilities 8.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    07 Feb 2020
    Perfect city hostel
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    06 Feb 2020
    The staff was so kind and always had a smile on their faces! The friends I met here were unforgettable! The rooms and common areas were very clean and organized.
    USA, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 9.7


    06 Mar 2020
    Super pleased with this hostel. We stayed in a mixed 6 bed dorm with our own lockers and a towel provided for each of us. The beds are labeled and assigned at front desk so there was no confusion as whose bed was whose. There was one outlet next to each bed and five outlets by the common table, so we could all charge at the same time. Room and bathroom were very clean, and the location was perfect, only a 10 minute walk from all the big attractions. Also thegrocery store downstairs was nice.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    16 Feb 2020
    Nice quiet place, with a great location. Clean bathroom and room as well.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    29 Jan 2020
    Stayed in a 2 bed room with my friend and it was perfect! The room was clean and had everything we needed, and the bathroom was clean and modern. The location was ideal and we could walk to the shops, supermarket and all the main sights. Had a great time and would recommend Downtown Cologne Hostel to anyone.
    South Africa, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    01 Feb 2020
    The hostel was super nice! Kind of had the vibe of a hotel. Wasn't much activities going on, and there wasn't a common room other than the lobby so wouldn't be the easiest place to meet someone as a solo traveller. The kitchen was SUPER nice!! The nicest I've seen in a hostel. I stayed in a 4 bed mixed dorm and it had enough room, big lockers and a clean bathroom with alot of room. Would definitely recommend this hostel as it is super close to the city center!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    29 Jan 2020
    Regular no fuss hostel. Not a party hostel and nothing special about it, just a solid place to stay.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.0


    01 Mar 2020
    - Good beds - Clean bathrooms - no common area, Built on top floor of another hotel, so no socialization - no food no drinks - Great and helpful staff - Strict on checkin time
    India, Male, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    03 Feb 2020
    The rooms were spacious however the beds were quite uncomfortable, with power sockets inconveniently located. The bathrooms were dated and had no handsoap. The only common area was in reception and devoid of atmosphere. However, the location was great and the staff were friendly. Check-in came with a list of strict rules, indicating this is perhaps a hostel for young travelers to avoid.
    Australia, Couple, 18-24
  • 6.0


    05 Feb 2020
    I wouldn’t recommend it. I could not sleep at all. There were guys entering and leaving the room throughout the day and night, which made it hard to get a proper sleep. And then guys, using their mobile phones in bed without their headphones and the constant screen light at night were irritating. Once, when I thought I was sleeping, I heard a guy taking a bath at midnight. The room was too hot at the beginning but later somebody opened the window and the room became too cold.
    Pakistan, Male, 31-40
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games