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
  • Excellent 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 8.5

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 8.6

  • Atmosphere 7.8

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 7.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    16 Jun 2019
    Had a fantastic stay. Everything was clean and the staff was so friendly!
    Netherlands, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    20 Jun 2019
    I've stayed in many hostels over the past few months and this was up there with the best of them. Super reception team, lovely clean toilets and a brilliant location, just 100m from the train station (thanks for clear directions). For me the highlight was the all-you-can-eat breakfast since I had been missing western food. One, very minor, quibble would be that some of the beds in our dorm creaked a bit as we rolled about at night but, then, they have to cope with all sorts and sizes of men!
    England, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    09 Jun 2019
    Super closer to hauptbahnhof, clean hostel, i definately recommend to station hostel for backpackers, easy to reach from main station only takes few minutes by foot, bed is comfortable thats all. Just they need to improve their wifi connection its slow and sometimes cant connect easyly.
    Turkey, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    24 May 2019
    Great pub. Great patio in back. Good vibe. Close to train station and river. I had a single room. It was quiet and well appointed with a mirror, table and chair, and rack for hanging clothes and towels. Best hostel I’ve been in so far.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.1


    28 May 2019
    The location of this hostel is superb, there are a ton of kiosks and food stores on the corner and the cathedral is a four minute walk. There are grocery stores and shops in the neighborhood north of the hostel which is good to get some food, get a haircut, have a coffee or beer outside. The atmosphere of the hostel itself is great, there is a cozy bar downstairs and the back patio is great for sitting outside.
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 8.3


    13 Jun 2019
    Pretty good hostel for the cost, I absolutely loved my bed, super comfy and firm, the single room was small but just perfect for what I needed . The best part of the hostel (other than the comfy mattress) is just how close it is to the colognes cathedral . Just two or so blocks away. Laundry machine for 4 euros, however the dryer took ages and clothes were not fully dried . You guys need to fix that thing. Good service , nice staff , overall I was happy to have stayed here.
    Mexico, Male, 41+
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    03 Jun 2019
    The great thing about this hostel is that it right next to the train station. The bad thing about this hostel is that it is RIGHT NEXT to the train station. Trains slow down at night, but you can still hear the occasional intercom announcement from the platforms outside the window.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    29 May 2019
    Good dorm rooms and beds. Great showers and other facilities for the price. Only downside is the WiFi speed.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 4.9


    06 Jun 2019
    Omen of the staff (girl) was very rude and told a guest who had complains about her sheets to shut the f**ck up and go back to your room... she made us wait 45mins upon checking (had closed the counter). Many people drinking and chatting loudly all night. There was also many people sleeping on the sofa in the entrance. Cockroach in the kitchen...
    France, Male, 31-40
  • 2.9


    03 Jun 2019
    WORST!!! REGRET STAYING HERE. Rooms are too bright. I wasnt able to sleep well. If you close the curtains it's gonna be boiling hot. no AC. NOISY. Even if i was on the 3rd floor. On the 6th of June at 2am a group of men were yelling and cursing on the street in front of the hostel for almost 2hrs. I dont know if the front desk man did anything. I assume none. Staff are snob, RUDE and not helpful esp that guy with an afro hair. Doors bang SO LOUD!! I WOUNDT COME BACK HERE! TOTALLY REGRET!
    Philippines, Male, 25-30
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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