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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. 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.


Pathpoint Cologne Backpacker Hostel

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

This modern backpacker property is located in a former church building, right in the centre of Cologne, with only a five minute walk from the Central train station.
Our friendly staff is looking forward to welcoming you and are happy to help you out with any information you might need during your stay!

As our building is listed as a heritage building we are not allowed to install an elivator.
Our guests can use our free WIFI in all common areas on the ground floor.

Please note: We do not accept groups more than 8 persons. This is a backpacker property and according to our terms and conditions we reserve the right to cancel any bookings that we consider as a group booking.
The deposit is non-refundable.

Property offers:
Access to tram, bus and train connections within walking distance (400 meters)
Bed linen included
Reception open 24 hrs
Check-in: 3 p.m.
All rooms equipped with shower and WC and individual lockers
All you can eat breakfast for EUR 4.50
Towel hire for EUR 1.00
Free luggage storage
Guest kitchen
Internet access in Common Area
W-Lan access for free!
Credit Cards accepted ( VISA or Mastercard; no VISA electron)
book corner
Sightseeing highlights within walking distance

Central Train, Tram and Bus station (Köln Hbf)400 m
Airport Cologne / Bonn 13 km
Old town Cologne with restaurants and bars1 km
Rhine River1 km
Cologne Dom (cathedral)800 m
Sightseeing and museums1 km
Shopping 850 m

Payment / cancellation:
We accept Credit Cards. Payment needs to be done upon arrival.
Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the property at least 1 day (24 hrs) in advance of your scheduled arrival time, otherwise the total of the first night's accommodation will be charged to your Credit Card. If you cancel any individual night of your reservation, the deposit for that night will not be refunded or transferred. View House Rules


We're a little out of the ordinary here at Pathpoint Cologne Backpacker Hostel. That's because our hostel's inside a heritage-listed former church, yet it's super-modern. In our huge communal space, you'll find loads of tables and chairs – ideal for eating dinners cooked in our shared kitchen with new friends from all over Europe and beyond. Make the most of balmy days out on our terrace with a few local beers – we'll even light up the barbecue.


You'll find us in the centre of town in the Innenstadt district, a 9-minute walk from Cologne Central Station. We're easy to reach from Cologne Bonn Airport too, just take the S19 train for 15 minutes to Cologne Central Station. There's plenty to see within walking distance on the hostel, including the Gothic town hall in Old Town Cologne, a 17-minute walk away. In the evening, jump on tramline 18 for 9 minutes to Barbarossaplatz, where you'll find the bustling bar-lined streets of Kwartier Latäng.

Rooms and Dorms

We keep things old school here, with separate dorms for men and women. There are also private rooms, though, so if you're travelling as a couple you don't have to split up. Sheets are included and all rooms have big lockers and en-suites with hot showers. If you haven't brought a towel, you can hire one from us.

Extras and activities

Our 24-hour reception means there's always someone on hand to check you in or out, and we can store your luggage too. We're full of insider tips on which areas of Cologne are a must-see and we'll kit you out with a free city map. Before heading out for the day, don't miss our cheap all-you-can-eat breakfast, or grab some snacks from the vending machine. You can hire bikes from us too, for rides along the River Rhine. Feeling lazy? Play pool, board games or scroll on your phone with free Wi-Fi in the games room.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.6

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 7.9

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    20 Jul 2019
    Excellent, clean, safe hostel, a few minutes walk from the Hauptbahnhof and walking distance to the Altstadt.
    Scotland, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    11 Jul 2019
    Absolutely awesome place, location is amazing and there’s a guy called Sirak who works at reception who made my time in cologne soooo much better, absolute legend
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    28 Jul 2019
    It's an awesome place with a pretty good connectivity and the location is such that, exploring is so easy. Good staff and everything was good
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    22 Jul 2019
    Absolutely loved my stay in Cologne! My stay was during the 40 degree heatwave and I was able to leave my belongings in the hostel and return for lunch due to the ideal location, next to the train station. The kitchen facilities were brilliant and clean, and the rooms felt secure and comfortable. I was reallocated to an all female dorm after booking a mixed dorm and all of the ladies in my room were friendly and chatty. Only downside was that there is no communal area, and it was too hot outside
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    24 Jul 2019
    Extremely close to train station. Perfect for a quick stop.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    10 Jul 2019
    The hostel was clean, everything worked as it should, the kitchen was well equipped. The location is just a short walk from the center. Overall a good experience.
    Czech Republic, Female, 18-24
  • 6.6


    18 Aug 2019
    I had to take a flight early in the morning, so the location was perfect because it is just next to the train station. Even though I am a person with no problems to fall asleep, the noise of the train station and the motorway was unbearable. I was in an 8-beds room for females, the bathroom and toilette are inside: MISTAKE. People were really unrespectful coming late in the night (Sunday) and making noise, using the facilities and disturbing with the lights on. I could sleep at 2 am.
    Spain, Female, 18-24
  • 5.7


    26 Jul 2019
    Literally no atmosphere with the entire hostel dead silent at all times. Rooms lack air conditioning and were for some reason unbearably hot even though it was cool outside. Terrible wifi. Good enough location near the cathedral and very kind front desk, however. Overall, its nothing more than a fine place to sleep.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 5.7


    23 Jul 2019
    So not much to say really other than the fact there were fleas all over my friends bed seconds after laying it. Told reception and they moved us into new rooms, however guy on reception seemed incredibly panicked and nervous and ‘joked’ with us not to tell the others in our room because “what they dont know cant hurt them”. Obviously we told the others in our room but remained on edge for the rest of our trip. Did not get a refund as the guy said he couldnt do it????
    England, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 5.4


    23 Jul 2019
    I woke up after the second night with several patches of bed bug bites (the typical cluster and zig zag). I had read a review of someone who had this problem and was impressed by the hostel's response of how they clean the rooms of bed bugs (steaming, etc), so I figured they took the problem seriously and kept it under control. It evidently is not under control. I would not reccommend this hostel to someone who doesn't want bedbugs, it simply isn't worth the nightmare of bringing them home.
    USA, Male, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table