All Hostels in Cologne

Welcome to your detailed guide for Cologne hostels. We share all the juicy information you need to know to discover safe, fun and memorable hostels! All that's left for you to do is choose your favourite hostel in Cologne, Allemagne. Compare prices for Cologne hostels in one easy click - simple. Add your travel dates and watch as all hostel booking sites, including Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and, highlight their best price and room availability during your stay.

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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.

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Cheapest hostel in Cologne


(A&O Köln Hauptbahnhof is the cheapest)

Party hostels in Cologne


(Hostel Die Wohngemeinschaft is the best rated)

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Hostels in Cologne for all Traveller Types

Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.

Best Hostels in Cologne for Solo Travellers

Travelling on your own to Cologne? Fabulous!

Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Cologne alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Cologne. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.

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

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

We wrote a complete guide about backpacking Cologne here. This guide is only available in English. Please click the link to read our handwritten guide.

Other Nearby Cities
Hürth Hürth (9 Km / 6 mi.)
Bergisch Gladbach Bergisch Gladbach (14 Km / 9 mi.)
Bergheim Bergheim (22 Km / 14 mi.)
Bonn Bonn (24 Km / 15 mi.)
Düren Düren (35 Km / 22 mi.)
Düsseldorf Düsseldorf (34 Km / 21 mi.)
Wuppertal Wuppertal (40 Km / 25 mi.)

FAQ about Cologne Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Cologne. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Cologne. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

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FAQ about Cologne Hostels

A hostel in Cologne costs on average $24 for a dorm. A hostel in Cologne with private rooms costs on average $80. shows all 15 Hostels in Cologne. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.

HI Köln Riehl is the best hostel in Cologne for groups. compares prices for 15 hostels in Cologne, Allemagne. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Cologne such as

  • 9 hotels
  • 6 guesthouses
  • 6 apartments
This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in Cologne.

Hostel Die Wohngemeinschaft is the best rated hostel for partying in Cologne.
It offers: Bar, Nightclub.

Travel Tips for Cologne - from the Community

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Your Packing List for Cologne

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Cologne and Allemagne.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Your Packing List for Cologne