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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."

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 7 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 Weltempfänger 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 8.7

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 8.8

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 8.5

  • Facilities 8.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    24 Jun 2019
    Weltempfänger was a perfect base for me during my business trip to Cologne. Unparalleled location, a lovely neighbourhood, and wonderful staff. Despite the intense heatwave, the hostel and rooms were very comfortable and did not feel cramped or overcrowded. Highly recommended!
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    04 Jun 2019
    great hostel, super friendly staff. great location
    Ireland, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    01 Jun 2019
    It’s good and specially near u- bahn. So convenience. It’s worth to stay hee
    Thailand, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    10 Jun 2019
    I have stayed here twice now and it's always a pleasure.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    28 May 2019
    Hostel which is easy to get in wibe of, less turistical but with the metro you get easy to the centre.
    Switzerland, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    12 Jun 2019
    It’s a really good and clean hostel, though I think it’s poorly located, it’s at least 2Km away from any bigger partying districts and like 8 from the city center. It has it’s own coffee shop and pub with a piano, so it makes a great place on it’s own ti get to know people. Another downside is that there is no lift and carrying a heavy baggage through 5 floors of a thin stairwell is not pretty. Aside from the lift and location, it’s really great and clean. And it’s just right next to a metro
    Mexico, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    20 May 2019
    Staff were very friendly. Not enough bathrooms but wasn't too bad. In good location.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    17 Apr 2019
    I arrived at 10ish and luckily there was still someone at the front desk to check me in. It says check-in until 12 in their info, but they told me that there's almost never anyone past 8, so definitely get there before then. It has a great little bar in the ground floor, cheap delicious coffee in the morning and Kölsch for 1.5 at night. Everyone was friendly, and there was live music which was a great vibe. Awesome cafe right next door and not too far of a walk/bike to city center.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    21 May 2019
    On the whole this place is fine, but a few things weren't. It felt dirty, there were several mice in the bar. The floor on the first floor hallway looks all black and dirty. I had to brush my teeth in a tiny handwash sink which is used for the toilet, this is not very hygienic or comfortable. Where do you hang your tower when brushing your teeth? you put it on the floor of the toilet...:( The bunk beds were rocky.
    Netherlands, Male, 31-40
  • 6.9


    29 Mar 2019
    Clean room in subcentre of Cologne. Hostel has a bar at grond level. Loud music made almost impossible to sleep. Staff speaks bad English and German wich is strange when you're hostel is located in such a big city. There is a 2nd entrance wich you can open from the side walk with a code. Beware no strangers lift up with you and get acces to the rooms. Beds are hard but clean. There's a light and plug for charching your phone at each bed wich is good. My rating 6.9 is correct valeu for money. ..
    Netherlands, Male, 41+
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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
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Wi-Fi