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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
  • Excellent 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 8.4

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 7.8

  • Cleanliness 8.9

  • Facilities 8.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    26 Oct 2019
    Very close to the cathedral and train station
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    08 Sep 2019
    This place was the best hostel l ever stayed. I am traveling all over the world and l had stayed in very different places. This hostel was the most unexpensive, but in great location, super clean, super comfortable rooms and beds, great staff, a lot of facilities and spacious showers. I definitely recommend it to everyone.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 8.9


    16 Sep 2019
    Well located near the station, clean dorm with a big locker, and a big, well equipped kitchen.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    16 Sep 2019
    Nice hostel, the beds were great and the location is so close to the train station which is convenient. The atmosphere was lacking a bit, and the guy who checked me in wasn’t very friendly, otherwise the stay was fine.
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    10 Oct 2019
    I’m only giving it a lower rating this would be a 10 if the internet worked in the rooms and if I didn’t have to log in every hour to WiFi. It kept popping up to re log in I work remotely so that was a problem if you don’t then it works just fine. Also not having it in the room was a negative. I got the 4th floor no elevator so if you have heavy luggage definitely going to have to climb a good amount of stairs. Overall great location, clean facilities comfortable enough beds would stay again.
    Mexico, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    19 Oct 2019
    The hostel is very well located. It's quiet but had no special atmosphere. Ideal for people travelling, it's so close to the train station and also really near the city center. An elevator is missing and the reception is not giving enough information.
    Portugal, Female, 41+
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    25 Sep 2019
    A fine hostel if you’re stopping in cologne for a night or two- super convenient location close to the train station. Good kitchen amenities. Major downfall is there is absolutely zero vibe & no where to hang out and relax besides the room. The staff were also not that helpful in giving any kind of recommendations for the city.
    England, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 6.6


    31 Oct 2019
    This hostel has one of the best guest kitchens i have ever used, and the rooms were very clean, the beds very comfortable, This is an ok place to stay for a stop over in Cologne as it is very close to the train station, however not the safest area. The negatives:- the wifi is rubbish, you have to log in every hour and you only get wifi in the common areas. If you need wifi do not stay here. The place has zero atmosphere, so it ok if you are in a group but for solo travellers stay elsewhere.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 6.0


    02 Nov 2019
    Hi, I really had a bad experience. Me and my friend could hardly sleep and noticed that we have bed bugs. So at the end we got bit by the bed bugs all over our body. The stay was unpleasant at the end.
    India, Female, 25-30
  • 6.0


    21 Oct 2019
    This hostel was a let down. The pros: it was conveniently located- 6 mins from the train station and not far from the dome. Cons- the staff wasn’t overly friendly or helpful - asked for recommendations, they just gave me a map. My first room smelled really bad- like a men’s hockey locker room. I was switched from an all female to a mixed room- then got stuck with a top bunk. It was stuffy in both of the rooms. Seeing as it’s so close to the train it was very noisy w/ window open.
    USA, Female, 25-30
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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