Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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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.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • 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 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

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Colognes original Backpacker-Hostel and Budget Hotel,in the very heart of the City.
' You cant 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 Germanys 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.

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 accomodation, 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 8.2

  • Security 8.2

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 8.6

  • Atmosphere 7.5

  • Cleanliness 7.5

  • Facilities 7.6

Latest Reviews

  • 9.4


    22 Dec 2019
    Great location and hostel. The breakfast was basic, but our room was clean and tidy.
    Australia, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.4


    17 Dec 2019
    Was goood!
    South Korea, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    19 Dec 2019
    The hostel was quite good, they had charged my credit card the day of my arrival, so when I checked in I did not need to worry about that. They also had a locker storage room on site, which was helpful as I could leave my bag there whilst I visited the Christmas Markets in the city, though they didn't check my booking details when giving me access to the room. The facilities were clean, although the washroom lacked hooks for anything. Overall it was a nice stay for one night.
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 8.0


    12 Jan 2020
    I stayed only one night in a female dorm but the room was nice and clean. Would be a good choice for a longer stay too!
    Germany, Female, 41+
  • 8.0


    08 Dec 2019
    Was a nice hostel and bed was more comfy than it looked online. Not much atmosphere but we were there in middle of dec so expected.
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • 6.9


    02 Jan 2020
    Hot shower Comfy and relatively clean bed Excellent location(right next to train station obviously) The interior is a bit dated and you had to pay to secure your luggage. Wouldn't stay here if i visited again, soley because the atmosphere wasnt the best and im not much of a drinker so one of the main attractions(downstairs bar) is a bit useless for me personally.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 6.9


    30 Dec 2019
    The location is great and the prices are very cheap. The toilets and showers weren't always clean, but the beds were comfortable enough. We did see cleaning ladies every day cleaning the facilities, so we reckon it was more our fellow guests than the hostel cleaning policy. If you prefer clean facilities though, I'd recommend you find a different hostel (with a different crowd). But: we loved the bar!!
    Netherlands, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 6.0


    20 Dec 2019
    Perfect location near the train station but if you are staying for more than one night, it would be worth considering other options as the facilities are not great.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 6.0


    17 Dec 2019
    👍🏼 5 min walk to train, 15 min walk to main city centre and old Town, free locker storage, shelving for personal items 👎🏼 an older hostel which seems to be due for a renewal, very dark interiors, seedy men in reception, no real hang out, pay for breakfast (between €2 - 7.50 depending on what breakfast type you choose, basics nothing special), no kitchen facilities to cook, odd smell throughout, showers/toilets Ok, lockers outside of room Ok overall but I would stay elsewhere next time
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 3.1


    14 Dec 2019
    The property charged us more than we expected and did not communicate the charges at all. They told us everything had been paid and then charged our credit card more. The facilities were disgusting, bathrooms smelled like p**s the entire time and we were afraid of bed bugs or scabies or worse because of other reviews. The location is the only thing good about this place but I don’t recommend staying there at all. Never again.
    USA, Female, 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
  • 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