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Black Sheep Hostel

Barbarossaplatz 1, 50674 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (Neustadt-Süd)
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Ranked #11 of 60 Specialty Lodging in Cologne
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staff was very friendly and helpful. I stayed in the Women's Dorm which was spacious with good, solid, wooden bunk beds. Each bunk had their own little light and a small shelf. It would be nice if they could add some curtains around the beds for privacy.I expected old shaky bunk beds and was pleasantly surprised by the new stable... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I went here with a couple friends and had a blast! The rooms were clean and nice, the staff was very friendly and the atmosphere was great. We made friends and enjoyed being close to city. About a 20 min walk from the main area, but had a couple Christmas Markets close that we could enjoy! The themed rooms were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Staff were friendly from start to finish. Place was largely clean, the breakfast basic and the facilities good. Noisy with all the traffic converging but the location is good. Would be last resort if better spots are available. Good connections around the city, though!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Good location,close to area with bars and cafés and supermarkets. Tram stop opposite so easy to get to and from. The rooms are all decorated in a different theme, quite sweet, and very clean, linen provided and comfy bunks.Staff friendly and helpful. A good place to meet other travellers. Kitchen a bit small, but adequate. I would definitely stay here... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This hostel is poorly located with nothing of significance surrounding it. On the up side mcdonalds is literally down the stairs. So lunch is sorted. Note that Breakfast is not worth more than €4 so if you are paying more because breakfast is included. Pay for somewhere else. The first night I was there returned to see my bed had... More 

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Quezon City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The atmosphere is very fresh and active, perfect for young travelers. The staff are super nice. The beds are clean - you are provided with a fresh sheet once you check-in. The kitchen and common areas are well equipped - for budget travelers you may buy some stuff at the supermarket and cook your own food here. There is also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I've been here before my Erasmus. The staff is really nice, and customers ar young. The hostel is in the city, very central and well connected, very close to zulpicherplaz (great for nightlife). There is a kitchen with a large living room, with fridge and stove for cooking whenever you want.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Stayed here for 3 nights, 2 of the nights had an 6 bed dorm to ourselves which was nice. Services are basic but is still everything that you could need from a hostel. Everything was kept clean and in working order, staff went through and vacuumed, cleaned etc every day. The staff were knowledgable about the city with a many... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Lady at the counter was really kind and helpful with finding our way around Cologne, dorm rooms were quite big, but beds were squeaky and annoying. Kitchen was always dirty and there was no atmosphere at all. Showers were poor; had to hold the shower head to shower. Bit expensive overall for what it was.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

I stayed here for a week having just arrived in Germany and enjoyed it, although there is definite room for improvement. Firstly, the staff are very helpful and knowledgeable. I arrived before the scheduled check in time and they were happy to make me a coffee then look after my bag while I went back out. The location is OK,... More 

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Address: Barbarossaplatz 1, 50674 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Location: Germany > North Rhine-Westphalia > Cologne > Neustadt-Süd
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 60
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