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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 7.7

  • Security 8.4

  • Location 8.0

  • Staff 8.4

  • Atmosphere 7.3

  • Cleanliness 7.6

  • Facilities 7.2

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    19 Jun 2019
    Well located. Staffs very friendly. Room comfortable. Bathroom is in the bedroom, not shared with all building, it's really good.
    Brazil, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    09 Jun 2019
    It is a very good hostel. The staff was extremely kind and helpful. We had luck, because we have booked in a 6 bed room, but in the room there were only 4 beds, so it was more comfortable. The cons of the room, that unfortunately about half of the wall sockets did not worked, and there were only 3 lockable wardrobe for 4 people which were placed under one of the beds. It is a bit uncomfortable, when somebody is sleeping in that bed and you have to put in or get out your stuffs very quiet.
    Germany, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    09 Jun 2019
    The BEST welcome in Germany! Sarah was fantastic--5* in Customer Service. The red walls in the rooms could do with a freshen up, but other than that a great stay. Will definitely return.
    Wales, Male, 41+
  • 8.9


    19 Jun 2019
    Cosy place close to public transport and many cafes and bars but in a quiet neighbourhood. Kitchen was a bit messy but still ok, very friendly and helpful staff.
    Germany, Female, 41+
  • 8.6


    17 Jun 2019
    Nice hostel, large rooms and excellent bathrooms. Abit of a walk if you want to get in the city bit we didn’t mind that. Would recommend!
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    15 Jun 2019
    My card didn't work to let me into the room because another party snuck someone else in guy working the reception loudly exclaimed "impossible" after figuring this out but he solved the issue quickly. What a lad. Not enough electrical outlets had to unplug someone elses because we needed our phone and theres was like 80 percent or so. Banging location and nightlife surprisingly cheap city which we explored thanks to the free maps provided at reception.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    09 Jun 2019
    Three person room was a little tight with 2 singles and a bunk bed, but did the job well for a quick night stay.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    21 Jun 2019
    Location was great, safe and exactly what I needed to attend an event at the stadium. The room was tiny but perfectly manageable for one night. The bathroom however reeked of sewerage and I’m pretty sure had not been cleaned properly. The room was clean, but both were in desperate need of an upgrade. I didn’t use the bar or eat there so not sure about those services, but everything looked great and the vending machine with beer is a nice touch. Thought it was a little overpriced.
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    14 Jun 2019
    I liked the private room and towels. Luggage storage is nice. Not the greatest location (far walk from city centre ) but overall fIne. Friendly staff More of a hotel than a hostel.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 4.0


    10 Jun 2019
    Disappointing hostel facilities in a crap location. No atmosphere, and dorm rooms are very cramped. Staff I dealt with were abrupt, and I have been charged twice for my stay, and as of yet have not been given my money back. Would certainly give this hostel a miss. I won’t be returning.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
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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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