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Black Sheep Hostel

Barbarossaplatz 1, 50674 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (Neustadt-Süd)
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013
Alex_Spain2013 Colchester, United Kingdom
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Colchester, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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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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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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8 hotel reviews
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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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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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Ottawa, Canada
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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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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

It didn't look like much on first arrival but after spending a fortune at some hostels on buying all of our meals and drinks we found it really enjoyable to have a large kitchen area which basically doubled as the common room. We went in the low season so despite the fact that there was only one computer and no... More

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

I stayed at Black Sheep for a night and am very happy I didn't have to stay any longer. Staff was very friendly and spoke English, but the hostel itself was horrible. The kitchen was overcrowded in the morning so I couldn't even get any breakfast, the showers were not lockable (all there is, is two shower curtains) and the... More

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Loughborough, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Sstaff are lovely, kitchen is equipped OK but overcrowded massively,only 2 men's toilets, mixed showers which flood very easily, beds are moderately OK, beds and bedding were clean, rooms are all themed crazily which adds character, lockers in rooms, no wifi which sucks, kitchen was filthy. For price it wasn't really worth it. Extremely noisy out of window at night... More

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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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Ranked #12 of 51 Specialty lodging in Cologne
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