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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
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  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

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.

Additional Terms and Conditions

For Group Bookings Station Hostel will contact the Guest and issue and Invoice which needs to be covered 1 week prior to arrival either by Bank Transfer or Credit Card.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Additional Info:

For Group Bookings Station Hostel will contact the Guest and issue and Invoice which needs to be covered 1 week prior to arrival either by Bank Transfer or Credit Card.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Station Hostel for Backpackers

Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

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Sorry, but due to Corona from Sunday to Thursday check in after midnight only on request.!!! Fridays and Saturdays the reception is 24/7 open for you.

Colognes original Backpacker-Hostel and Budget Hotel,in the very heart of the City.
' You can't get more convenient than this friendly six-floor hostel around the corner from the train station'
Lonely Planet 2009

We are located directly at the main train/bus station, 150 m to the famous Cologne Cathedral (Koelner Dom) and just a few steps from Germany's busiest shopping street,as well hundreds of Bars,Clubs and Restaurants.Colognes Trade Fair (Messe) is just 1 train stop away,or 15 minutes walk.

We offer clean and comfortable beds (no bunks!) FREE bed linen, free showers, free internet and wireless access (in our Public areas )and laundry facilities.In our Bar, Beergarden and Restaurant we offer Breakfast and a varied evening Menu. All major sporting events can be followed on the Large screens,and a DJ and Live Music programme makes the Hostel Bar the ideal place to spend your evening.

With our late check out at 11 Am there's no need to rush in the morning and our free luggage storage until 11 PM gives you more time to explore the city.Our reception is open 24 hours a day. Temporarily due to Corona from Sun to Thu check in only until midnight or on special request!

Free city maps with sightseeing tips and local travel information, guide books and hostel flyers are available. Our friendly local staff are happy to help you with information about nightlife, restaurants, exhibitions and anything else you need to make your stay in Cologne an interesting and comfortable one.

In Cologne you will be charged 5 % City tax in addition to the Hostelworld-rates! To secure your booking your credit card will be charged for the 1st nights accommodation, 24 h before arrival. View House Rules


A central location, on-site bar and knowledgeable staff – Station Hostel for Backpackers has all the ingredients for a perfect hostel stay. Check in at our 24-hour reception and get insider travel tips (marked on a free map) from our team. Our bar and outdoor beer garden are ideal spots for sitting back and hanging out. There’s free Wi-Fi here if you want to do a bit of research (or upload your pics to Facebook). We regularly host DJs or live music and show major sporting events on our big screens to get everyone rooting for their favourite team.


You’ll find us opposite Köln Hauptbahnhof (the main train and bus station). From here, the S13 train takes you to the airport in 15 minutes. You’ll find many of the city's main attractions within walking distance, including the cathedral (a 5-minute walk) and the Museum Ludwig for art (an 8-minute walk). For nightlife, take a 20-minute tram ride to Cologne’s student district, Kwartier Latäng, and go on a bar or club crawl. To try out some of the region's famous beer, head to the Chlodwigplatz district (3.4km away) for its traditional Kölsch breweries.

Rooms and Dorms

All our rooms, including the shared dorms, are bunk-bed free! If you like the idea of having your own space, we've got single, double and quad private rooms, some with an en-suite. We’re spread over six floors, but don’t worry, we’ve got an elevator to take you up to your room. You’ll get free bed linen, and you can hire towels if you need them. Lockers are on hand for stowing your stuff.

Extras and activities

We do a cheap all-you-can-eat breakfast, and there's free tea and coffee to help wake you up, too. If you’re here for dinner or lunch, try traditional sliced bratwurst or pork schnitzel in our restaurant. Cologne's mainly flat, so hiring a bike is a good way to get around – and we've got cycle parking to keep it safe.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.8

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 7.7

  • Cleanliness 8.1

  • Facilities 7.8

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    29 Aug 2020
    Excellent place to stay in Cologne, in particular the friendly and helpful staff, as well as fantastic location nearby the cathedral and main station. The rooms and bathrooms are very clean and well maintained, which is always great! No complaints from my side. Most definitely would recommend and return.
    Brazil, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    11 Oct 2020
    Spent two nights in the Covid era and the atmosphere was still nice. Well equiped, good location and friendly staff. I missed a kitchen and a fridge.
    Spain, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    09 Oct 2020
    The main characteristic of the hostel is how well located it is. It's very close to the central station (and therefore, to the cathedral) which is what we needed. Can't really say much about the atmosphere at the hostel, since it's Covid time so we didn't try to talk to other people. We were lucky and although we had booked 2 beds in a shared room for 4, the other beds where empty so we had the whole room to ourselves, which is appreciated specially in these times. Staff was friendly and helpful
    Spain, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.9


    13 Sep 2020
    great location close to everything, no problems
    Germany, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9


    31 Aug 2020
    The hostel is super clean and located right next to the station and in the city centre with everything at close access. The rooms, toilets and showers were very well kept. Just that not all beds had a charging point next to them which is a bit annoying. Otherwise would definitely recommend!
    India, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    25 Aug 2020
    I liked this hostel and their staff but their lockers are outside their rooms and was too small for my backpack, had to squeeze it in which I didn't prefer. Besides that the toilets weren't cleaned often enough and also several times not able to flush/water keeps running through. Besides that I liked their location which was incredibly near to everything and their bar area.
    Denmark, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    28 Sep 2020
    The staff were really nice, they even let us keep our backpacks there after we had checked out while we went on a walking tour. The only problem was the bathrooms in our hallways for some reason were always occupied. A couple times I couldnt wait and even ended up going to a different floor.
    Canada, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 8.3


    30 Aug 2020
    Decent place for a stopover. 2 minute walk from the hbf, easy access to everything in Cologne, staff were excellent. Lockers outside the dorm are a bit odd and showers can flood easily (learnt that the hard way). Only major downside is you are sharing one power outlet with the bed next to you, and this is the same outlet that's used for bed lamps.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    07 Sep 2020
    Good location close to station and old part of city. Good value.
    South Africa, Male, 18-24
  • 8.0


    21 Aug 2020
    Fantastic location next to the Hauptbahnhof, friendly staff, and generally a good atmosphere. The bedroom was clean but the bathrooms left something to be desired. Ideal for a short stay in Cologne, check in and check out were easy.
    England, Male, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free City Tour
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Foosball
  • Nightclub
  • Wi-Fi