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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."

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SMARTY Cologne City Center

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

SMARTY Cologne City Center Hotel | Hostel | Boardinghouse offers more than just low-cost accommodation: Free Wi-Fi internet, 24-hour reception & bar and a fully equipped guest kitchen. Whether you are traveling solo or in a group, here you will be able to mingle with people from different places and cultures before you even walk out the doors.

SMARTY Cologne City Center Hotel | Hostel | Boardinghouse is located on the left bank of the Rhine river in the cosmopolitan district of Cologne close to the lively nightlife area. It is the ideal starting point for shopping trips at Schildergasse and a quick stroll through the old town to the Cologne Cathedral. The underground stations Zülpicherplatz and Rudolfplatz are in close proximity to the hotel and take you to Cologne Main Station, to Koelnmesse and LanxessArena within only a few minutes.

SMARTY 24hrs Snack & Coffee Place
Whether after a night of partying or for the start of an exciting city tour - on the ground floor of SMARTY Cologne City Center you will find SMARTY 24hrs Snack & Coffee Place. Featuring a quick bite as well as hot and cold drinks, the Snack & Coffee Place also offers a small Breakfast2Go from 6.30 hrs onwards daily.

Hotel Features

- Best-Price-Guarantee on official website
- Perfect location: nightlife area, city center, Cologne cathedral
- Always excellent value for money
- Free Wi-Fi internet
- Popular value breakfast buffet for groups
- Choice of single, double, family rooms & dorms, all with en-suite bathroom
- 24-hour reception & hotel bar
- SMARTY 24 hrs Snack & Coffee Place
- Guest kitchen
- Washing maschine & dryer
- Luggage store room & lockers
- Public parking nearby
- Excellent access to public transport View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.8

  • Security 8.3

  • Location 8.1

  • Staff 8.4

  • Atmosphere 7.1

  • Cleanliness 7.7

  • Facilities 7.5

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    28 Sep 2019
    The location was really good. The important places such as the Cologne Cathedral, Museums, the Altstadt, Schildergasse are not too far (20-25 mins). The hotel has a "chill zone" where one can relax, have some drink or play foosball arcade. The hotel staff was nice. There is a well equipped common kitchen and a luggage room where one can leave their baggage after check out or before check in.
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    14 Sep 2019
    We always use hostels and they have always been a great base for our trips and this hostel did not let us down. For the first time we found the mixed dorm was being used by overbearing french people which made the stay unpleasant but that should not reflect on the hostel. Just bad timing with our booking I suppose. Clean and great location which were the main things.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6


    02 Oct 2019
    Great value. Everything you need; good location, good price, nice common area. Staff were ok
    Israel, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6


    21 Sep 2019
    Fine place overall, super helpful and friendly staff
    Belgium, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    14 Sep 2019
    Rooms really small even for a hostel, outlets in the room are scarce and not convenient. There were no assigned beds so it’s really easy for someone to take your bed while you’re out. There were no lockers in the room and just a storage room in the basement. It’s really close to an awesome strip of bars. It’s really cheap. This is not a hostel to stay for long trips. Perfect for a night or a weekend but for longer stays get something with more convenience and amenities.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    09 Sep 2019
    Fantastic location, friendly staff and good facilities but got over 30 bed bug bites after the first night so cleanliness is an issue!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    05 Oct 2019
    Nice hostel to stay a couple of nights. Rooms are small but they make the work. No lockers. Pretty clean. Situated in a good area. Stuff at the reception was really kind and helpful
    Italy, Male, 25-30
  • 6.6


    15 Sep 2019
    The staff were not friendly, but it's a decent location and it seems clean and safe. Make sure to bring your own lock though for the lockers
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 6.3


    14 Oct 2019
    You get what you paid for. Wouldn’t recommend for solo travellers looking to meet other people. Kitchen is okay, fruit flies hanging around. Weird hotel/hostel vibe..
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 5.7


    29 Sep 2019
    I didn’t actually spend a single night. I checked in and within 30 minutes I was checking out. The room I was given looked nothing like any of the pictures on the website. The lockers had graffiti all down the insides of the doors. Paint was peeling off the walls in places. The room smelt damp. I was the only person in this room... I wonder why? I have travelled to many hostels and this has to be the first one where I couldn’t spend the night. It didn’t feel safe gut feeling.
    England, Female, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free City Tour
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2014

    1st, Best Large Hostel Chain

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