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General Group Booking Terms

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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.


a&o Köln Hauptbahnhof

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  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
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Property Description

The former 'Hotel Madison am Dom Köln' belongs since January 2016 to the a&o chain, offering the same standards as in every a&o Hotel and Hostel. Our guests have the possibilities to book our rich All-you-can-eat' breakfast buffet or the late check-out (on request and only in private rooms). Our reception is open 24/7 and our friendly staff will be happy to help and advice you. The lobby bar invites you to drink a Kölsch beer. WLAN is as always free at a&o. Car parking spaces are in the underground garage for a fee available.

The hotel is located in the central of Cologne, directly at the Ursulaplatz. Right next to the hotel are the famous Cologne cathedral and the central station. The old town, the main shopping streets, the famous museums and many other sights of the city can easily reached by foot or public transport, like the Cologne fair. The central location of the A & O Koeln Hauptbahnhof is perfectly accessible by bus, train or car.

The a&o Köln Hauptbahnhof offers 37 rooms of different sizes, ranging from single to quadruple rooms. All rooms are equipped with either a tub or a shower. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.0

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 8.0

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 7.0

  • Cleanliness 5.0

  • Facilities 7.0

Latest Reviews

  • 9.1


    05 Mar 2019
    I booked 6 person dorm and by chance had it all for myself. The room was very clean. During the night there was no noise although the house is situated near railways. A very good place to stay even for a middle-aged lady!
    Finland, Female, 41+
  • 8.3


    05 Dec 2019
    The hostel was nice, but the people in our room were strange. One guy stared at us for a good 10 minutes when we walked in and then continuously after when we were trying to fall asleep.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    14 Oct 2019
    The hostel is very well located. It's quiet and confortable.Ideal for people travelling, it's so close to the train station and also really near the city center.
    Portugal, Female, 41+
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    17 May 2019
    Perfect for short stays. Really close to the main train station. Beds are comfortable. Rooms were clean.
    Brazil, Male, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    29 Jan 2019
    Good hostel overall. Only annoying thing is you have to pay extra for bedsheets.
    Philippines, Female, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    10 Oct 2019
    The location is excellent. Very near to the Dom and Rhine river. The staffs were friendly and helpful. But it doesnt have a lift only stairs
    Malaysia, Female, 31-40
  • 6.9


    28 Nov 2019
    Very difficult to find this hostel from cologne central station. Instructions online are not very helpful. Facilities good otherwise. Staff were friendly. Great breakfast as per typical a&o breakfasts.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 6.9


    23 Aug 2019
    Good enough if you're not staying long or don't mind the atmosphere. The common area was pretty empty every time I passed through it, and true to other reviews on here, I was quickly asked during check-in if I had brought my own sheets (who has ever said yes to that?), and then paid extra for the rent of linens. Location from the train station, you have to pass through a seedy part of town, but once there it doesn't take too long to get to the main part of town.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 6.6


    15 Mar 2019
    Broken sink, no lift, we arrived from india with luggage and there is no lift and we got the room on the third floor. Nobody even offered to help to take our luggage. We arrived in the room the sink was clogged. And smelly, horrible experience, I had stayed in various a & o hostels they were great I will give them 10/10 but this one only gets 1/10 only because if the location. I hope I will get some refund bad services.
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 4.3


    24 Mar 2019
    Hidden charges everywhere and strange atmosphere
    England, Male, 18-24
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Flexible NRR
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Hot Showers
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Internet Access
  • Towels for hire