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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


At SMARTY Cologne City Center Hostel, our contemporary interiors and minimalist vibe make our building feel every bit as cool as the district we’re based in. You can chill out in our bar (it's open round the clock) and get to know other travellers over a drink. To find your feet in the city, join us on one of our free tours. And if jet lag's kicking in, you can drop into our 24-hour café for snacks and drinks at any time. Feeling competitive? Organise a foosball tournament before heading out for the evening – the winner buys the drinks!


If you’re all about the nightlife, you’ll be happy to know that we’re based close to Cologne’s buzzing clubs and bars. Head to Seiberts for swanky cocktails (just a 10-minute walk from us), or venture a little further to Papa Joe's Jazz Lokal for a night of live music, cabaret and vaudeville. It’s really easy to get around – we’re a 3-minute walk from Zülpicher Platz and Rudolfplatz underground stations, which head into the city centre. From the airport, jump on the S-Bahn line S13 to Köln Hansaring station, change to the U15 and get off at Zülpicher Platz.

Rooms and Dorms

Wooden floors, neutral walls and modern furnishings give our rooms a bright and airy feel. You’ll have the choice of singles, doubles and family rooms or sociable mixed and female-only dorms. All rooms come with en-suite bathrooms and there are lockers for safely stashing your kit. Bed linen's free, and we have towels and hair dryers to hire.

Extras and activities

To catch up on news from home, hook up to our free high-speed Wi-Fi for a spot of FaceTime. Breakfast and snacks are served in our café, but if you’re saving your cash for beers, we’ve got a guest kitchen where you can cook. Travelling as a group? We offer half-board meals and packed lunches to make things a bit easier – just ask at our 24-hour reception.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.8

  • Security 8.4

  • Location 8.1

  • Staff 8.6

  • Atmosphere 7.3

  • Cleanliness 7.8

  • Facilities 7.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    11 Aug 2019
    Clean place, helpful front desk
    USA, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 9.7


    12 Aug 2019
    Absolutely wonderful staff here from the housekeeping to the front desk, very helpful, highly professional and always with a smile. Very warm hospitality here.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    04 Aug 2019
    Stayed last minute for one night, the lounge area was cool with a beer vending machine . There’s one restroom in the 8 person dorm. It was very dirty.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    11 Aug 2019
    I was only here for one night so I didn't make the most of all on offer - I mostly enjoyed the excellent location. Room and bathroom was clean, staff were friendly enough and it was overall excellent value for money.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    10 Aug 2019
    Great location. Happening places at walking distance. Free locker facility. 4 bed room with washroom attached. Clean. Kitchen & common place to hangout. Price a but high but in comparison to Cologne the cheapest & the best probably. Highly advice.
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    04 Aug 2019
    We stayed in the private ensuite room. Everthing went fine. The only thing that I didn't liked is that the room is very small.
    Brazil, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6


    03 Aug 2019
    Good clean ensuite facilities. Nice bar. Close to bars, restaurants,clubs and public transport. Coat hangers or hooks in the lockers would make it more civilised for hanging clothes
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 8.0


    12 Aug 2019
    A room which did the job. Had an en-suite which had shower gel and soap provided. Lockers were big enough for backpacks although a padlock was needed. Location is a good 30 minute walk from the central station but there are trams and metro lines nearby.
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 5.7


    09 Aug 2019
    The hostel was okay for what we needed as we were only staying one night. It’s expected for a hostel to possibly have noisy roommates so that wasn’t too much of a problem. However some of the staff were a little unhelpful and rude when we first arrived. The bathroom and kitchen weren’t very clean and it was all very small. The location wasn’t in the best area but fairly close to public transport which was good. Not awful but also not the best.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 4.6


    04 Aug 2019
    We were a little disappointed with our stay. When we first checked in we asked about tours around the city. The receptionist did not know any information and was very vague. Secondly the door to our room did not close properly which could have been a security issue if we had not noticed, toilet was too small. Also during the second night the drain in the toilet began to over flow thus expelling dirty water and other substances across the floor. This was cleaned but no alternative room offered.
    England, Male, 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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