Weltempfänger Hostel & Café

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The Hostelz.com Review

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 maximum. Not only that, but there is a U-Bahn entrance right outside the hostel. This hostel is incredibly easy to get to and its proximity to public transportation means that all of Cologne will be just outside the doors.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The locks on the room are old-fashioned lock and key, so you will have to lug a bit of metal around the city and depend on others in your room to lock the door behind them, but the rooms also have lockers in them with a fair amount of space and capable of taking a good sized padlock. The bunks in the dormitories are comfortable but are a little squeaky when people are climbing on and off. Otherwise they accommodations are all very pleasant.

The WC and showers are separate facilities from the room and from each other, but both are in very good condition and clearly kept well cleaned. There is no trace of mold; hand towels are in the bathroom and there are floor towels for the showers. There are also mirrors and a sink in the rooms for shaving and brushing teeth.

Common Spaces

This hostel has very nice common spaces. On the main floor there is a bar/cafe, which both guests and locals use; it occasionally hosts live performances. It's a fun place but never so loud as to disrupt the guests upstairs either.

The guest kitchen is fully set up with oven, range, and microwave. It is kept clean and organized and has a couple of dining tables so that multiple or large parties can cook and eat in there. It also has really comfy red chairs that are nice for reading or relaxing.

Summary

This is a great hostel and well worth the price. The location, the services, the staff, the beds -- everything is great. It is easy to meet people and find peace at the same time. The only thing close to negative about this hostel is that the free Wi-Fi can be a little finicky and requires a new password every time you use a certain number of megabytes.
by James
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
2013-04-07
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One corner of a 4 bed- room.
Bathroom.
Shower.
The red chairs are really comfy.
The in room sink.

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(Location is approximate. You may need to pan/move to find "Weltempfänger Hostel & Café" at Venloer Str. 196.)

Location/Contact

Address
Venloer Str. 196, Cologne (Köln), North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Coordinates
50.946229, 6.925642 (accuracy not guaranteed)
Location
Website
www.koeln-hostel.de
Telephone
+49 221 99579957
Fax
+49 221 99579958
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Hostelz.com Guest Reviews

 
Excellent
Excellent! Staff super friendly!
Marcela
Age 27, Argentinean
2014-12-03

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