Hostels In Cologne

11 Hostels in Cologne, Germany
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Hostel- 4.72km from city centre
Stay at MEININGER Hotel Koln West in the heart of charming Braunsfeld. Comfy, clean rooms await you at affordable prices.
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Station Hostel for Backpackers
7.9Very Good
Hostel- 0.41km from city centre
Please read the full description! The Station Hostel was Cologne's original backpacker-hostel and budget hotel in the very heart of the city. ' You can't get more convenient than this friendly six-floor hostel around the corner from the train station' Lonely...
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a&o Köln Neumarkt
Hostel- 1.31km from city centre
The a&o Cologne Neumarkt shines since April 2019 in latest a&o design.Here you get super friendly service & free Wi-Fi around the clock. In addition:billiards, tabletop football, parking and much more
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Die Wohngemeinschaft
Hostel- 1.61km from city centre
Make yourself at home in one of our eight rooms. Each one has its own character and charm.
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Jugendherberge Köln-Riehl - Youth Hostel Cologne-
7.9Very Good
Hostel- 3.27km from city centre
The Youth Hostel is located right on the riverbank of the Rhine in a public park in the Riehl district.
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Weltempfänger Backpacker Hostel
Hostel- 2.26km from city centre
Our backpacker hostel is situated on the outskirts of the city center in the vibrant neighborhood of Ehrenfeld, renowned as one of Cologne's trendiest areas. We take pride in providing budget-friendly yet comfortable accommodation, fostering a friendly atmosphere...
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a&o Köln Dom
Hostel- 0.17km from city centre
In the heart of the historic centre and near the pedestrian area our Hostel and Hotel offers the ideal location for exploring the city.
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a&o Köln Hauptbahnhof
7.9Very Good
Hostel- 0.56km from city centre
a&o Kln Hauptbahnhof opened in January 2016 its doors as part of the a&o chain.
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Koncept Hotel International
Hostel- 1.11km from city centre
Koncept Hotel International offers private and shared rooms with competitive prices.
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Cologne-Deutz Youth Hostel
7.9Very Good
Bed and Breakfast- 1.2km from city centre
The youth hostel is in a central location on the right bank of the Rhine, exactly opposite the Old Town, the cathedral and the city centre.
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Hotel Heinzelmaennchen
7.6Very Good
Hotel- 0.81km from city centre
Hotel Heinzelmaennchen is located in Cologne and it offers traditional-style rooms with wooden decor and modern bathrooms.
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About Cologne

Cologne is a striking city adorned with Gothic architecture and has earnt its place as a cultural hub in West Germany. The River Rhine runs through the centre, meaning there are many riverside spots to hangout in. Parks, gardens, theatres and breweries keep travellers occupied and the many majestic buildings to take photos of. Oh, and visit the chocolate museum if you want all those childhood dreams to come true!

You’ll find most hostels in Cologne along the River Rhine and there are some absolute beauties. A four-poster hostel bed – sure! Sun terraces, hostel pools and on-site cafes for an afternoon coffee and slice of cake. Plenty of hostel bars can be found, which is where your new travelling friends are waiting for you by the way. Free Wi-Fi is available in whichever Cologne hostel you pick, but make sure you get plenty of face time too. Tuck into a free breakfast and cook in the communal kitchens if you’re on a tight budget. There are dorms, with all the facilities you could ever need and private rooms with en-suites.

Book a bed in Kapitolviertel if you want to be close to Cologne Cathedral, the main nightlife and the old town. Look out for the Cologne elves and the handicraft markets nearby and as you’ll be staying in the heart of the city, the River Rhine and train station are nearby. Stay on the edge of the city (still in the west) in Ehrenfeld for slightly cheaper places to eat, and more traditional pubs and clubs. Head east of the river and stay in Deutz, using the cable-car to cross if you want those panoramic city views. This area has Rheinboulevard running between it and the river for evening promenade walks.

We may have mentioned the cathedral a few times, but it really is a Gothic masterpiece and iconic Cologne. In the old town expect town house in pastel tones and spend an afternoon getting lost among its streets stopping for a Kölsch beer or two. Take a boat along the River Rhine and see the city from a different angle, or just people-watch from the banks or the Rheinboulevard. Admire the chocolatey expertise in Shokoladen Museum and obviously sample it too!

It really is up to you, how you fancy exploring Cologne as every form of transport is on offer. If you’re looking to up the step-count and take it in at your own pace then walking is an obvious choice, or bike. However, you can also take the tram, subway, bus, train boat or a taxi. If you choose to take the train there are two different prices, for either short or long stops but it’s often easier and cheaper to get a day pass if you have a full day of exploring. The Eurostar will take you right into Cologne if you’re travelling by train from London and if you come in by plane, getting to the city centre is easy on the S-train (S13).


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