Hostels in Cologne, Germany

10 hostels available. Prices start from $12 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Cologne

Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…This accommodation has extra wide (140 cm) beds, as well as curtains and lockers for your privacy and belongings. The hostel is located on the top floor of the same building as the … More
Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…- Bedding - Towels - City maps - Use of guest kitchen - Baby cots (subject to availability) Services Available For A Small Fee: - Breakfast buffet - Packed lunch - Washer & dryer - … More

404 Hostel

Free Breakfast
Party Hostel Youth Hostel
"…There is small supermarket just behind the hostel, with ATM, restaurant, and fast food nearby. Train and bus transport are easy to all the sights of Cologne. Rooms and Bathrooms The four-bed … More
Adventure Hostels Groups (10+ people) Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…Pretty clean, standard breakfast. I wouldn't stay there again. Fairly quiet -- went with a school group and very nice rooms. just avarage really." …"…The Youth Hostel is located right on the … More
Party Hostel
"…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 … More
Groups (10+ people) Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…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. You just have to walk … More
Digital Nomads Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller
"…- 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 … More

A&O Köln Neumarkt

Free Breakfast
Digital Nomads Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…Bad experience. - Do not stay here. We just arrived after the 8 hour trip Berlin-Köln to what appears to be a really nice part of the city. Booked two bed in a 8 bed dorm with bathroom for 17 … More

Sonata City Hotel

Free Breakfast
Adventure Hostels Party Hostel
"…The rooms are not the most spacious, but the incredibly comfortable beds with soft down covers totally made up for the small size of the rooms. The rooms are more like a hotel than a hostel, with … More
"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 … More

Hotels in Cologne

"…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 12:00 . Payment upon arrival by credit cards, … More

A&O Köln Dom

Free Breakfast
"…Cologne Opera – 0,6 km Cologne Philharmonic Hall – 0,7 km Cologne Theater – 0,5 km Hohe Strasse – 1,5 km" …"…From the airport: Take the S13 direction Horrem to Koeln Hbf. There you take the exit … More
"…Breakfast not included. No curfew. The guests who arrive outside the reception hours will get by email a code for the key lock. Reception hours: 7am-6pm On Saturdays and Sundays (+ … More
"Surprisingly quiet - Convenient location near Hbf. Surprisingly quiet given that it backs on to the railway lines, but almost all rooms face towards the road. Generous dimensions. Breakfast looked … More

Black Sheep Hostel

Free Breakfast
"…Shower pressure and heat are great, though at the time of writing this review, several showers require the participant to hold the head rather than being fixed to the wall. Linen is not … More

Yggotel Pirol

Free Breakfast
"…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 … More
"…10.09.16 Konzert 20.09.-25.09. photokina 05.10.-09.10. NTERMOT Köln 11.10.-13.10. FILTECH* 18.10.-20.10. Zukunft Personal / HRM Expo* 25.10.-29.10. ORGATEC* 26.10.-28.10. … More
"…The hotel provides a quiet retreat away from the urban rush, situated in a small street just minutes from the city centre and a short walk from the River Rhine. The Buchholz family run and manage … More

Hostel Köln

Free Breakfast
"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 … More

Hostels in Cologne, Germany

10 hostels available. Prices start from $12 for a dorm bed.

Get to know Cologne (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Cologne.

Guess what? Cologne is also named and spelled Köln - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.

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.

Written by local enthusiast for Cologne hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Cologne hostels George Traveller

Cologne Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Cologne, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 10
Average dorm price $41
Average private room price $160
Cheapest hostel in Cologne 404 Hostel with $25
Party hostels in Cologne Meininger Köln West (8 in total)
Most Cologne hostels are located in Nippes
Average rating of all hostels 7.4

FAQ about Cologne Hostels

We've collected the most common questions for hostels in Cologne. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

6 Hostels in Cologne with Private Rooms

6 Hostels in Cologne with Private Rooms

4 Best Hostels in Cologne

4 Best Hostels in Cologne

7 Cheapest Hostels in Cologne

7 Cheapest Hostels in Cologne

5 Party Hostels in Cologne

5 Party Hostels in Cologne

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Wesseling (12 Km / 7 mi.)
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Bonn (24 Km / 15 mi.)
Düsseldorf (34 Km / 21 mi.)
Duren (35 Km / 22 mi.)
Wuppertal (40 Km / 25 mi.)

Travel Tips for Cologne - from the Community

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