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Black Sheep Hostel

Barbarossaplatz 1, 50674 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (Neustadt-Süd)
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Ranked #12 of 57 Specialty lodging in Cologne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014
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  • Location
    4 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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Catanzaro, Italia
5 reviews 5 reviews
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 via mobile

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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Colchester, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

I stayed in this hostel for a weekend with a friend who had recommended it to me. I really liked it above all because of the way it is decorated and laid out. There are brightly coloured rooms each with a different theme, a kitchen/lounge area with comfy sofas and table and lots of pictures, and a private terrace outside... More

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

I parked in a Park and Ride about 15 minutes tram ride away from this Hostel. I also walked here from Central Station which I do not recommend when lugging your bags in the heat. When I arrived the guy on reception was very helpful even though I didn't have a reservation and was very knowledgeable of the area. My... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013 via mobile

From the outside it doesn't look spectacular but it's clean and very close to a lot of cheap bars and restaurants. The staff is not amazing but very efficient. The hostel is right in front a tram stop so you can easily reach touristic attractions. There's some sort of free breakfast but I would recommend to have something out.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Stayed here for three nights. Slightly overpriced. It's like a student flat that's never quite clean. the kitchen is very small, and not really good for more than one or two people at a time. The location is OK, but I found it necessary to get the metro in to the city. The breakfast provided in the morning was average,and... More

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7 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

I did not like this hostel one bit. It's hard to find, the hostel is up the stairs in an ugly tower block and the location is bad. It's a good 20 minute plus walk to the center of Cologne. To top it all off the hostel staff is as unfriendly as it gets. It's also practically the worst rated... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013 via mobile

I had a good deal at this place when my other hostel became too expensive on w-e. Ok, good price, breakfast incl. Large rooms. One excellent computer but no wifi. Main problen: on the street side it is noisy so you must close all windows. Ok in may but... I was satisfied with that stay.

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Address: Barbarossaplatz 1, 50674 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Location: Germany > North Rhine-Westphalia > Cologne > Neustadt-Süd
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