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404 Hostel

Neusser Strasse 404, Nippes, 50733 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Ranked #18 of 60 Specialty Lodging in Cologne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Rochester, New York
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67 reviews 67 reviews
21 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Big, spacious rooms, very comfy bed, next to metro (fast tram), quiet place. Helpful owner, the only minus is opening hours - reception is not working 24/7 - but if you plan well that should not be a problem ? Clean and comfy, not to forget that its cheap, what else you want ? Breakfast ? yes they have simple... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

The hostel is clean, tidy and conveniently located next to the U-bahn (very short ride to the city centre). However the atmosphere is a bit cold and the owner made us feel uncomfortable. I'm sure he's a good man and he's travelled a lot, but he's been quite rude to us from the moment we arrived and he's got a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

We stayed here for one night. Located a few U-Bahn stops out of the centre, on a busy road. The owner seemed very friendly, and when we arrived he gave us a map and showed us what there was to see and how to get around etc. The hostel had a very traditional guesthouse feel, it's essentially just a large... More 

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Гонконг, Китай
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Basically I knew nothing about Germany and Cologne before this stay. Paying more or less the same, German hostels are way better than French and English counterparts, I am afraid. This hostel is next to a U-Bahn (metro) station but is within walking distance from city centre (Koln Hbf) only if you can walk three kilometres or forty-five minutes like... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

The owner was weird and very rude. Eerily quiet also, however if that's your thing you'll like this place. Wouldn't go back. The 'small breakfast' was also very poor and definitely as the description suggests.

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66 reviews 66 reviews
28 hotel reviews
235 helpful votes 235 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Stay here if u want to stay & feel like a local in Cologne! Its a 5 min walk to the stn, & 2 short metro rides to Cologne central Its a traditional ancient house, converted into a hostel, & well maintained by the extremely friendly guy in charge (who pays rent for the entire bldg to the real owner)... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

Firstly, for a backpacker trying to save money and walked to this hostel - not a good idea. It was SO far away, and you need to walk through a very dodgy part of town. The hostel though was quite ok. It was small and I got a good nights sleep - not a party hostel cos it was so... More 

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Pamplona, Spain
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140 reviews 140 reviews
30 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2011

I was last summer. I didn't recomend this hostel. First and foremost the owner never was in the hostel. Besides for this reason I had a bad experience. You must to give a deposit for the key. The day to leave around 10 a.m. the owner wasn't in the reception and for that reason I entered like a James Bond... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2010

Me and my friend stayed at this hotel while backapcking through Germany. This hotel is actually a house which has been converted into a backpacking hotel by the owner who has himself backpacked all across Asia and Africa. It is a bit far off from the city center and the train station but as long as you get the metro... More 

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