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Cologne is one of the largest and most-developed cities in Germany. It is not surprising that there are many hostels in Cologne, which are located in different parts of the city (most Cologne hostels are mainly in the city center and near the train station). The train station is huge and can take you literally anywhere in Europe. Your choice of Cologne hostels is also significant when it comes to prices as there is everything from very cheap and basic to quite expensive and sophisticated hostels in Cologne.
The Cologne/Bonn Airport is far from the city, but it has regular buses to the train station. If you are on a Euro trip, you should consider visiting Cologne -- you will not only enjoy a lively environment and good nightlife but you will need days to see all the sights in the city even if you use the great public transportation and if your Cologne hostel is in the middle of the Altstadt. There is a long list of places to visit -- the Cologne Cathedral (the symbol of the city and a huge cathedral that took centuries to complete), the Cologne City Hall (built in the twelfth century and the oldest still in use in Germany), the Great St. Martin Church, the Church of the Assumption, the Basilica of St. Severin, the Holy Trinity Church, the Gürzenich, the Overstolzenhaus, the Ludwig Museum, the Schnütgen Museum, the Museum for Applied Art, the EL-DE Haus, the Imhoff-Schokoladenmuseum (chocolate!), and the Sports and Olympic Museum.
Cologne is also a famous education center with some of the best universities in Europe. The city is quite international and it offers countless places for going out -- restaurants, pubs, bars, clubs where you can listen to different music and taste any kind of food. It is a great city that is more than worth visiting.
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Station Hostel for Backpackers
"The Station Hostel is an ok hostel in a good location. It's located about a five minute walk from the train station in the center of Cologne. There are a couple of grocery stores located just down the street, and the Dom (Cologne cathedral) and surrounding shopping areas are within walking distance. The hostel is a bit sterile, mostly in the HI/prison style, and is fairly functional and initially unappealing. However the recent...
HI - Köln - Deutz City Hostel
"This was a very clean and new/renovated hostel! The rooms were not too big, but there is a bathroom (shower with sink and mirror) and a separate toilet with mirror. Very handy!! There is also a big closet for everybody in the room, which you can lock with your key. The breakfast was very good; there was plenty of food and drinks. The youth hostel was very big and therefore not so very cozy. The hostel is not far from the center of Köln....
Hostel Köln - Riehl City Hostel
"stayed for a week with school. apart from being woken up by an alarm at one in the morning its was pretty decent! nice food. internet access. bed are pretty comfy and theres the strassenbahn right over the road." … "I stayed here for four nights in June. Outside the city centre but convenient enough to get around, there's a U Bahn stop about five minutes away. Location was very peaceful. Amenities were good, rooms were quite big (we...
MEININGER Cologne City Center
"Meininger City Hostel Cologne is both a hotel and hostel, and it has the best of both worlds. It's very modern with bright, bold colors everywhere. Key cards provide entrance to the main door and the rooms, so it definitely feels safe. This is not the kind of hostel that feels like you're staying in someone's apartment, but it's not impersonal either. It has a very nice dining room for the free buffet breakfast, which includes a range of...
"404 Hostel is a small hostel converted from a house. It is operated by the owner and there are a limited amount of beds, so it's the type of hostel where everyone gets to know each other the first day. The Location 404 Hostel is easily accessed by train with simple directions to follow -- it is four stations from the main station with one change. The owner of the hostel is very obliging with information about the local attractions and...
HK Hostelling Koeln
"… hotels offer you the standard 3 stars of a hotel with bath and WC, TV.They have the possibility to book single, double and multi-bed rooms.Our guesthouse offers good overnight accomodations to smaller and larger groups. To the mechanism wash room belongs, WC, cooking facilities and fridge, TV Room. Important to note:PLEASE CALL HALF AN HOUR BEFORE YOUR ARRIVAL! THAT IS IMPORTANT FOR THE KEY DELIVERY AND WE WOULD! LIKE TO PICK YOU UP...
Black Sheep Hostel
"Black Sheep Hostel Cologne, despite its somewhat drab and ordinary outward appearance, provides guests on entrance with a bright, friendly, well-located place to stay. The Location The hostel is located in Barbarossaplatz, Cologne, within walking distance to the main sights such as the Dom and Chocolate Museum. It is very close to several tram stations, providing easy access to the Hauptbahnoff (main train/tram station) and other points...
Weltempfänger Hostel & Café
"Weltempfänger Backpacker Hostel is a great place to stay, whether it be alone or in a group or a single night or an extended break. With friendly and helpful staff and a vibrant local crowd around, this is a great hostel experience. The Location The area is located just on the edges of the city center. It's located maybe twenty or thirty minutes' walk from the city center, but with a car or public transportation it's five minutes away...
A&O Köln Neumarkt
"A&O Köln Neumarkt is an extremely clean, well organized hostel. Although it’s not so centrally located, it’s easily accessible by public transport. However, there is nothing included in the price other than your stay. If you want anything other than that (and that means really anything) you have to pay extra. The building has been recently renovated and there are plenty of rooms available. The Location The hostel is not so close to the...
Rhein River Guesthouse
"… loves beauty, music and the arts. Enjoy our Flow Fine Art gallery, presenting itself with alternating exhibitions of painting, photography, ceramics, sculptures, and jewellery. We also offer a variety of body work therapies like different kinds of massages or Cranio-sacralis work. - Single room 45-55 € (according to room category)* - Double room 75-85 € (according to room category)* *Prices are including breakfast, free internet...
Pathpoint Cologne Hostel
"Good location & facilities - the hostel is round the corner of the main train station. the facilities are quite new & clean. staff are as well." … "Top Hostel - The girl at reception was very friendly and helpful. Location was perfect. Hostel was new and nice. Nice breakfast. Well recommended." … "… TV and book corner - Sightseeing highlights within walking distance - Credit Cards accepted - Group tour booking upon...
"… readings, plays and films. The intimate venue is big enough to seat seventy and showcase both local acts, as well as international gems. The theater's carefully curated offerings present a nice complement to the city's diverse attractions. We offer two-, three- and four-bed rooms, as well as a dormitory-style accommodation. This accommodation has extra wide (140 cm) beds, as well as curtains and lockers for your privacy and...
Cologne Downtown Hostel
"Great hostel, clean, good vibe, good location - One of the best hostels I've come across. Clean, well located, great coffee shop and supermarket on ground floor (the old guy serving the coffee is a champ), very clean, decent size rooms and beds, great kitchen and I met some cool people here -- although perhaps this was a busy weekend as I could envisage the place being difficult to meet people also. Friendly staff too." … "…...
Hostel Kölner Pension
"The Cologne guest house is located in the heart of the city of Cologne, only a few walking minutes from the main station, the Cathedral and the circle line. Due to its central position, our lovingly restored and updated guest house is ideally suited for all visitors to the city. Check-in time: 13 :00 pm-21:00 pm. Check-in after 21:00 pm only available on request. *If you are arriving later than your given check-in time, please contact us...
"262 beds in 72 rooms (bath with shower and toilet included) and a seminar room will be available. Be surprised of the unique room equipment and the various sports, entertainment and multimedia facilities. Young and young at heart individual or group travellers and families who appreciate a good price/performance ratio are welcome in our centrally located houses." … "… between Neumarkt and Rudolfplatz, two central stops...
"Nice Owner, Great Room, Cool Club - The owner was really nice, and when we arrived he not only gave us the keys, but also showed us the locations of the famous Christmas Markets and good museums. As we were the first to arrive that day we had the choice of rooms (all of which are themed and really nice) ... out of the 3 we chose the 70's room. The owner had mentioned to us that there was also a King Georg club downstairs and that some noise...
"It is the good place for exploring Germany’s capital of carnival, for the trade fair, for business, work or to study in Cologne! The equipment in each completely furnished apartment includes comfortable beds, bed linen, television, satellite receiver, Internet DSL and phone. There is a kitchen in each Apartment witch is fully equipped and here you can prepare your own food. We provide a very helpful and friendly service. We try to make your...
Bermuda Triangle Apartments
"Compared to New Zealand standards, awesome - Coming from New Zealand,the accommodation was brilliant. Room clean, shower had enough pressure and plenty of hot water. Food for breakfast was provided in a little fridge and even cooking was possible." … "… Station, 3 stops to the Trade Fair. The ensuite apartments with private bathrooms and kitchen / kitchenette are located in the 2nd-5th floor (elevator in the building -...
"… Main Train Station is 500 metres away from the apartment, and Cologne-Bonn Airport is 15 km away. Please Note: Cancellation policy: 120h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay. Check in from 15:00 to 23:00 . Check out before 10:00 . Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards. Taxes not included - 5.00% Taxes not included - occupancy...
Casa Cosy Cologne
"… with a huge cozy blanket. (both, the bed in the bedroom and the couch are equipped with sufficient cushions and blankets.) the bathroom is small but newly renovated. Fresh towels are provided. The kitchen is equipped with a refrigerator, an oven and stove, microwave, coffee pad machine as well as lots of kitchen utensils and dishes. Please note: Check in time: from 1 pm. Check out time: till 11 am. Cancellation...
Go-In for backpackers
"Dear Cologne-Visitors! From our Apartments you can easily and quickly reach all activities like shopping, culture and bars for nightriders. Overnight stays in cozy apartments with showers, baths, kitchenette and TV You`re welcome! Your Hostel-Team." … "Address: Ritterstrasse, Cologne The airport is approximately 15 minutes by S-Bahn (local train) to the center of Cologne. S-Bahn fare (ticket zone 1b) is currently €2.60...
Apartment (Hohe Strasse/Old Town)
"… possibilities for parking in 350 meters distance, with a general cost of 4 Eur per day. The studio is incl. Coffee, Tea, Coffee milk and it is also incl. towels and bedlinen. There are also Hairdryer, Hoover, Iron and soon Washing machine with Dryer. Please note: Cancellation Policy: 3 days before the arrival (only by email, not by phone call) Check in: 2.00 pm Check out: 12.00 noon Note! (please contact in any...
Apartment at Deutzer Bridge
"… , milk and it,s also incl. Towels and Bedlinen. and also incl. (USB-internet) There are many park houses near the apartment. Please note: Cancellation Policy: 3 days before the arrival (only by email, not by phone call) Please note: Check in: 2.00 pm (or later, if you like) Check out: 11.00 (or earlier, if you like) Note! (please contact in any case the owner to inform about your arrival time!!) Also...
"… are equipped with 2 hot plates, fridge and sufficient kitchenware. We speak: German, English, Français, Espanol, Please note: There is a Cultural tax for all tourists in Cologne (5.35%) which will be charged on arrival We offer private and business clients excellent circumstances for a perfect visit in Cologne. The room selection is many sided and adapts to your wishes. The attractive single bedrooms,double bedrooms,triple...
"The pension Cologne is in the central location of Cologne Mülheim. No far away from the central station, the exhibition site or the shopping Centre within few minutes (bus, train, METROPOLITAN RAILWAY). The Rooms are new renovated all with per-pay TV The private atmosphere and the families services provide for a comfortable stay. We got 10 Rooms" … "… Old Town, the shopping street 'Schildergasse' and the Cologne Arena can be...
"… and toilets are located in the hallway. Guests at Shiva's CitySleep enjoy free Wi-Fi and free use of a fully equipped kitchen with dining area. Important information: Check-In time: 15:00 - 21:00 If you wish to arrive earlier or later, please provide brief message. Shiva´s CitySleep offers private rooms and the types are: Single rooms, double/twin rooms, 4-bedded room and a 6 bedded room. - Single rooms come with a comfortable...
"… paper towels, shower and soft towels, bed linen, one bottle of water, lockable safe rooms, information kit, alarm. The DELUXE ROOM has NO SHOWER. Including Breakfast: coffee, tea, toast, sweets, Toasties, margarine, jam, honey There are altogether three freshly reconditioned nonsmokers double rooms in the 2nd floor, size of 12 - 23 square meter, bed sizes: 180 cm broad (in the smaller Deluxe room 140 cm broad). A room to the road,...
Bermuda Triangle B&B
"… kitchen / kitchenette. The furniture is modern and consists of a double bed, a small desk, a chair, a wardrobe and a commode (optional). Non-smoking, no pets allowed. Breakfast and coffee inclusive, kitchen can be used to prepare additional meals. The house is located in the Gay area (between Neumarkt and Rudolfplatz), and is 2 respectively 3 stops away from the Central Station ('Hauptbahnhof') respectively. from the Trade Fair...
"… and alcoholic drinks as well as coffee and cakes. Enough parking spaces are available in the surrounding parking garages. Please note: Cancellation Policy: 1 day before the arrival Reception is open 24 hours: before your Check In and after your Check Out, you can leave your luggage at the reception! Check In: 1.00 pm Check Out: 11.00 am Method of Payment upon the arrival: Cash, Credit Cards, Debit Cards...
"… Museums and shopping streets all within walking distance. Our 40 rooms are all modern, comfortable and equipped with en-suite bathroom, direct-dial telephone and satellite-TV. The hotel is equipped with wireless LAN in the reception area. Hotel Engelbertz is ideally located near the main railway and bus stations, the famous old town, the Opera, several theatres, the Philharmonic Hall, Museums and Cologne's renowned shopping...
City Hotel Storch
"… - 120 27.01 - 30.01.13Swarenmesse 110- 120 07.02 - 13.02.13Karneval99 - 110 19.02 - 23.02.13Bildungsmesse 69 - 79 03.03 - 05.03.13Asia-Pacific Sourcing 69 - 89 06.03 - 09.03.13Farbe Ausbau & Fassade 79 - 99 12.03 - 16-03-13IDS130 - 150 22.03 - 24.03.13h+h 69 - 89 11.04 - 14.04.13FIBO 69 - 89 18.04 - 22.04.13Art Colgone 69 - 99 13.05 - 16.05.13interzum 99 - 110 29.05 - 02.06.13RheinShau Kln 69 - 89 04.06 -...
Buchholz Downtown Hotel
"… Buchholz family run and manage this affordable accommodation, and together with their friendly and courteous English - speaking staff ensure a hearty and warm welcome is given to all guests on their arrival. Whether your visit to Cologne is for business or pleasure, our central but quiet location is an excellent base for visiting the exhibition halls, various museums, our famous cathedral and other places of interest. Just a short...
A&O Köln Dom (HBF)
"… the heart of the historic centre and near the pedestrian area our Hotel offers the ideal location for exploring the city. Buses, the underground and trains offer direct connections to the fair grounds, airport and the regions around the Rhenish metropolis. 31 rooms are at your disposal, with a choice between single, double and family rooms - either with or without private bathrooms - for the budget traveller.- free WiFi in public...
Das Hotel Am Augustinerplatz
"Das Hotel am Augustinerplatz is a 3-Star Design Hotel situated in the Center of Cologne. We have a very cozy Bar on the Ground Floor and offer a hearty Breakfast Buffet on the First Floor. WiFi and Sky-Channel TV are free-of-charge. We're not far from the Central Station and access to Public Transport. The Cologne Trade Fair Facilities is just less than 3km far. INFO: unless late check-in is not stated on the reservation, we keep the...
Boardinghouse for Young Traveller
"Private youth hostel and guest house. Overnight stays in the heart of Cologne for young and old, business people or Cologne tourists in cozy appartments with bathrooms, kitchenettes and TVs." … "From our hostel you can easily and quickly reach all activities in Cologne. You`ll find all shopping options and public transportation directly in front of our hostel. Cologne`s exclusive shopping streets for shopping sprees are only a short 5...
"… quiet location in Cologne, just a short walk from the cathedral, the main railway station, the Rhine, the business district and the elegant shopping streets. We offer cosy guest rooms in an intimate, well-maintained atmosphere. Our accommodation is the ideal base for all tourists and trade show visitors. All-You-Can-Eat breakfast buffet included Free W-LAN throughout the premises 24-hour reception and check-in; no closing times...
Hotel Hayk / Altstadthaus
"… bars and restaurants and shopping mile near the hotel. Railroad station and the Dom (cathedral) are about 350 meters away. In 8 minutes you can get to the exhibition halls by car or in 5 minutes by tram. By foot you get in 2 minutes to the tram station. Near the hotel are good transport links. Everything is only a few meters away! Our surprisingly large rooms all include toilet, shower, telephone, tv and some rooms have view...
City Pension Storch Steinfelder
"… transport in a few minutes. There is a 7 day cancellation policy and a valid credit card is required to guarantee the booking otherwise we may be forced to cancel the booking 5% Cologne city tax is additionally due on arrival Please note: during the periods below, cancellation must be notified 20 days in advance.(Fair Period) 07.07.12 - 08.08.12 14.07.12 - 15.07.12 15.08.12 - 19.08.12 17.09.12 - 23.09.12 03.10.12 -...
Cologne Travel Tips & Suggestions
If you fly to Frankfurt, you can do a cruise from there along the rhine river almost the whole way to Cologne. From Frankfurt airport, catch the train to Mainz, then walk to the Marina, get on the Koln-Dusseldorfer Ferry and enjoy four hours cruising the river with castles, cathedrals and baroque villages along the river bed. Jump off at Boppard, then catch the train to Cologne. Can all be done in about 6 hours.
Fly really cheap to anywhere in Europe with Germanwings from the Cologne-bonn airport!
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