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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

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."

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


Weltempfänger Backpacker Hostel

Book more than 8 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Our backpacker hostel is located at the edge of the city center. Beside our enclosed cafe, in the nearby neighbourhood you will find lots of nice, cheap restaurants, a bunch of stylish and old-fashioned bars, dancing clubs, theater, cinema, shopping, green parks for relaxing etc.

We are easily accessible by public transport. We offer low priced but comfortable accommodation, with friendly people in a good location and we hope everybody will feel very welcome in our house.

For self sufficient guests we offer kitchen facilities in the common room. But also our cafe provides opportunities to have a rich breakfast, a hot cup of coffee or tea with a delicious piece of cake in the afternoon, or a relaxing glass of wine or beer with friends in the evening. Our hostel is a very good starting point to explore the city of Cologne.

All dormitory rooms contain bunk beds and lockers. You can bring your own padlock or buy one at the reception. Most of the rooms contain private bath. Linen are provided, towels can be rented.
The fully equipped kitchen in the first floor is open for common use. You can store the food you brought in the fridge. For a small extra fee there will be offered a nice breakfast in the Weltempfaenger Cafe.

Important note: We have to charge a city tax of 5% on top of the accommodation price. Exceptions can only be made for business travellers. If your stay with us will be work-related, please contact us directly. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.0

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 8.8

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 8.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    23 Feb 2020
    The atmosphere of this hostel and cafe was very cozy and I wish I could have stayed longer. The breakfast looked really good, but I had to leave too early to try it. My room and bed were comfortable, clean, and quiet. The hostel is located in a nice part of Cologne where restaurants of every style are plentiful - a bit of a walk from the city center, but very accessible by public transport. I would stay here again next time I'm in Cologne.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    29 Feb 2020
    Very weak wifi
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    10 Jan 2020
    Lovely staff, lovely location, lovely bar downstairs. Only improvement - the wifi was weak in the dorms.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    16 Jun 2020
    I wish I had spent more time here, but due to Coronavirus I had to purchase a private double suite which was outside of my price range. Great location, lovely staff and in a great part of town, right next to the U-Bahn and very close to an S-Bahn Station. I would love to see this place when it's full of wonderful travellers. Thanks for the hospitality!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    01 Feb 2020
    Had a great time here! The staff are incredibly friendly and helped me figure out places to check out during my stay in Cologne. They also have great drink deals!
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    30 Jul 2020
    Very nice staff. They gave us an upgrade as I booked the wrong room by mistake. Good location. Very clean.
    France, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.9


    07 Feb 2020
    All the people working there were nice and hospitiable, every day was a different person. Only have one booked under my name but we stayed 3 days. The bar area downstairs was lovely, read there for a while with a friend, great memory
    Belgium, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 8.3


    04 Dec 2021
    The hostel is very hipster, very cool, the bar downstairs is very fun and if you are a guess they give you a little discount for their beer. Everything was fine, but the only concern I have is about the sheets, they weren't clean enough, even when I asked to change them, they were not clean. The staff was great, the bar was cool and even the location, when it is a little far from the city center, it's in a really cool neighborhood
    Spain, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.0


    22 Nov 2021
    It was nice overall, I just wanted to leave a review because it says they have luggage storage, but they do not.
    USA, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 8.0


    14 Feb 2020
    Cool bar and cafe downstairs, good area with lots of shops nearby.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Reading Light
  • Rooms 4 Refugees
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Wi-Fi