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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


The first thing to know when coming to Cologne is that the cathedral is the first place to visit – and Cologne Downtown Hostel is right on its doorstep. Head up to our lovely outdoor terrace to see the impressive Gothic church lit up at night, then rally some new travel buddies for a night out on the nearby Rhine Promenade. We've got 24-hour reception, so you can go out knowing there will be someone to let you in whether it's 10pm or 10am!


It's under 30 minutes from Cologne Bonn Airport to the city's main train station, Köln Hauptbahnhof. From there, walk 10 minutes and you're at our door! Head back outside to admire the cathedral and get drawn into the charming alleyways of Old Town. We're just steps from the river, and you can walk to all the big sights within 15 minutes. That means you can easily find your way back for draft Kölsch beers at any of the many breweries and pubs around.

Rooms and Dorms

We've got private rooms and dorms, all with en-suites and air con. Get to know your bunkmates in your dorm's seating area, or for some fresh air, take the conversation onto your own private balcony. With bedding and towels included and storage lockers in each room, you'll soon be feeling right at home. You can even catch up on some laundry, with tokens for the machines available at reception.

Extras and activities

Our fully equipped chef’s kitchen is waiting for you to try your hand at German cuisine; you can even grab your ingredients at the supermarket downstairs. Our long communal dining tables make a great spot for sharing a meal with newly made friends. Strike up an international tune on the piano or guitar in the lounge area just off the lobby – or relax in a leather armchair with a new read from our book exchange or a board game.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.9

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.1

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 8.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    29 Dec 2019
    Philippines, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 10.0


    20 Dec 2019
    I don’t have anything to criticize. Great hostel!!
    Japan, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    30 Dec 2019
    Great place! Staff was friendly, people were making friends/hanging out in common spaces together, and they provided many amenities. The lockers for luggage were a bit tight, but just putting valuables in the lockers (instead of the whole suitcase) solves the problem. Overall great place!
    USA, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 9.4


    30 Dec 2019
    The Cologne Downtown hostel is located in a perfect location near the center of historic Cologne, and is walking distance from the train station and all main attractions, including the Cathedral. Check-in was quick, and the accommodations were simple and decent. Our four-bed bunk room had its own bathroom/shower, which was a huge plus. The only annoyance is that the hostel is located several stories up, and the tiny elevator is usually slow and full.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6


    30 Dec 2019
    We stayed there for 2 nights, over new year. It’s a really good hostel. It’s central. Got a bathroom in the room. The Staff was friendly, helpfully. I would recommend it.
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    28 Dec 2019
    Honestly, there isn't much in this hostel but it's nice. Since there is no cafe, it is wonderfully balanced by a kitchen and a grocery store downstairs (warning, everything is closed on Sundays). It is on top of a parking garage, which has no impact noise wise, but there was a needle on the stairs going up one night (which was kind of creepy). The main thing that made my experience here, were the people. My roommates were super friendly and I met someone in another room whom I hung out with.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    28 Dec 2019
    Its simple, it works but if you are looking for social aspects, this will not work! It definitely has more "hotel" vibe to it. A suggestion to hostel staff would be to organise some small social activities (like dinner or pub crawl etc) to make it more cozy!
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    28 Dec 2019
    Cons: Spartan rooms, narrow lockers, and squeaky bunkbeds, tiny lobby "lounge", so no fun place to chill and meet others. Pros: nice location, convenient grocery store downstairs, had rooms on short notice, nice modern kitchen Bring your own padlock as they charge a lot for one.
    USA, Mixed Group, 41+
  • 6.9


    20 Dec 2019
    Not much atmosphere. An ordinary stay to be honest
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 5.4


    20 Dec 2019
    They have to improve some points. When I arrived there was a customer leaving his things in my bed, the locker was broken and there was no hot water at night to shower.
    Brazil, Male, 31-40
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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