Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

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

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  • 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: 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 8.9

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.2

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 8.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    02 Oct 2019
    I really enjoyed my stay. It was difficult to find at first so maybe better signage for anyone staying next. Everyone was friendly, from the staff to the other people staying the hostel. It’s a great base to explore the city of Cologne
    Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    15 Oct 2019
    Feels more like a hotel than a hostel. Very high cleanliness standard. Great kitchen, beds and outdoor terrace. Lotation is a bit bizarre on top of a bit car park building, but it's actually very convenient. Supermarket, public transport and the city centre right around the corner. What makes this place great is that it seems to attract an interesting mix of groups and solo travellers. Made some good friends here both times I stayed here
    Switzerland, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    10 Oct 2019
    Very clean, with friendly and helpful staff. Very secure. The only negative thing I would say, would be stairwell to get up to the hostel smelled of urine. I recommend using the elevator.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    20 Oct 2019
    It was an easy walk from the station, kind staff, shop below with plenty of choice, not much of a lounge just a waiting space but good if you want a quiet stay
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    11 Oct 2019
    Great place to stay in Cologne. Easy to use as a base to get around the city. Only improvements to make are change the towels a bit more regularly if staying longer and check the shower in Room 11 as the head of the shower doesn't spray water properly. Other than that a great place to stay.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    19 Oct 2019
    Clean and tidy, quiet at night, secure entry to both hostel and individual dorm rooms, can bring your own food and drink to have on the terrace. It's a bit tricky to find, it's a recessed door in between the entrance and exits of a REWE supermarket. The hostel is up the lift inside.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 8.9


    01 Oct 2019
    Beautiful hostel with some nice guests but in contrast the beds are very basic and don't even have power outlets nearby
    Germany, Male, 18-24
  • 8.0


    08 Oct 2019
    Very basic hostel, not a great atmosphere to socialize but the staff is friendly and the place is secure and clean. I could recommend it but definitively not my favorite.
    Mexico, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    01 Oct 2019
    Only stayed the 1 night as i found an apartment. No complaints.
    Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • 6.0


    19 Oct 2019
    The old lady at the reception is a dictator. She was so rude with a group of people doing the check out when I arrived. If you want to meet other people and enjoy being in the hostel to have drinks or eat. This is not the please.
    Mexico, Male, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • 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