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Black Sheep Hostel

Barbarossaplatz 1, 50674 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Ranked #10 of 62 Specialty Lodging in Cologne
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have stayed in many hostels and Black Sheep is definitely one of my favourites: very unique decor, and beds in eight-bed dorms are comfy with individual curtains for privacy. The staff are friendly and helpful, and the common room/outdoor terrace area are small but social. The location is convenient but unfortunately outside noise can effect a good night's sleep,... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Stayed 2 nights with my 14 y/o daughter. Our 6 bed mix dorm was near the kitchen and the window opened to the roof top patio which, depending on the crowd, can be a bit loud but a good traveler always packs ear plugs right? What I liked - We had a rental car so a huge plus for us... More 

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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

We were greeted by a lovely, friendly guy who kept our bags while we went out and explored the city. Hostel was easy to find by the Metro and instructions were clear and easy to follow. Our room was good, clean and comfy. The only thing was that it was very warm in our room and when the windows opened,... More 

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Frimley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Really cosy, comfortable hostel with good facilities, and nice rooftop to sit outside on. Rooms are colourful and individually designed. Reception staff friendly and always seem to be cleaning. Common room small but again, with a really cosy, homely atmosphere. Only negatives would be the beds are a little creaky, with the bottom one very low to the ground. Location... More 

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Woodbridge, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

The best part: the staff, especially Sven and Boris, are very helpful and accommodating. Also, not featured in the website are the newer capsule-style beds with curtains, a shelf, and electrical outlets. A very nice touch. The only minor downers were the breakfast, which was a bit basic, and the train noise outside, so don't forget your earplugs. Overall, would... More 

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Thane, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We were six friends and stayed in their six bedded room for 3 nights. They have about 8/10 rooms with different themes. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Breakfast is basic bread ,toast,jam,butter,cereals,tea etc.the rooms r clean and nice.There r common toilets but they r clean. There are lockers in the room and a towel and linen is provided.... More 

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Dieren, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Friendly staff, nice rooms in different themes, breakfast basic but good, a lot of toilets and showers for mand and woman seaparatly, breakfast just until 12, check out at 11 but you can leave your luggage in the storage room and stay in the common room for coffee or tea.

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Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

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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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
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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Moscow, Russia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
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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