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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 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 8.9

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 8.9

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 8.3

  • Facilities 8.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    03 Nov 2019
    everthing is okay
    Hong Kong China, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    15 Nov 2019
    Weltempfänger is located on the high street of Ehrenfeld, a very nice and socially diverse area of Cologne, with plenty of amenities just round the corner (shops, cafes, restaurants, etc.). The city centre is about a 20-25 minutes’ walk, but there’s also an underground station a few yards away. On the way downtown you’ll walk past a great music venue (Stadtgarten) a park and much more. It is definitely worth a stay there!
    Switzerland, Couple, 41+
  • 9.7


    13 Oct 2019
    A beautiful little hostel, above a brilliant, breezy cafe/bar, with beautiful staff. I felt extremely relaxed during my stay. The common room/kitchen area is a cosy space with wooden cupboards and panels and old antique-looking chairs: big windows look out onto the street. The 4 bed dorm was very comfortable. There's a damp smell in the first floor corridor sometimes - which is often offset by delicious smells coming from the kitchen - but easily avoided. Great value for money. Great location.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    02 Sep 2019
    Great place to stay if you don’t mind using public transit to get places. Nice staff and clean comfortable room.
    USA, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 9.1


    08 Oct 2019
    Very nice hostel with a cafe downstairs, located in a trendy quarter. Great for solo travellers to meet, perhaps the common area could be a little larger.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    09 Nov 2019
    Overall I did enjoy my stay. I visited this hostel for carnival weekend. The area is wonderful with loads of shops and restaurants. The hostel is located above a coffee shop which is convenient for coffee and beer. However the rooms didn’t have much of a vide. Not the ideal hostel for meeting people. But it was quite and I slept well.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    30 Oct 2019
    Was about a half hour walk from the tourist areas but for me that’s ideal, I’d rather walk than take a bus/tram! Had great food options all around it including markets and vegan restaurants. Staff were friendly and rooms were very clean! Only downside is that the wifi was not working well in my room
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    18 Oct 2019
    Really nice and friendly hostel in a nice part of the city. Ehrenfeld excellent in its own right but easy access to everywhere else: the Hauptbahnhof, Airport and the Altstadt. Basic, but great value for money, and helpful friendly staff. Cafe/bar downstairs very comfortable, cheap and offers great music.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 6.3


    30 Oct 2019
    The lady who checked us in gave us a bad impression as soon as we arrived - really rude and impatient. The place is also pretty dirty, you can tell the staff doesn't care about the state of things. If all you're looking for is a bed to sleep in in a good area then it'll do, but not if you're expecting anything more.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 5.4


    14 Sep 2019
    Maybe the hostel can provide earplug to the guest, as some of the guest may have super duper loud snooze sound
    Malaysia, Female, 18-24
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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