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Weltempfanger Backpacker Hostel & Cafe

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Venloer Strasse 196, 50823 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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55 reviews 55 reviews
21 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hostel has a nice and friendly staff with a cosy bar and standard but decent breakfast. At the first floor their is a small kitchen, good enough to cook a basic meal and hang out to relax / having a chat with others.. Their are a few supermarkets, bars and food shops nearby so perfect actually! The hostel is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

In general it's ok. Placed right in front of the Subway station. But not in a walking distance from Hauptbahnhof. There are a lot of bars ans 2 Supermarkets there. You can use kitchen to make food. Breakfast in nit included but you can buy it fir extra 4,5 Euro - it is ok, a usual hostels-breakfast. Rooms are a... More 

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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A nice, cheap spot with good service, great location and with all you need nearby. It can get a little unpleasant on Fridays with a large mosque very close - especially with large crowds coming in from the u-bahn. However I would highly recommend it and it's trendy location.

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Warsaw, Poland
5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The hostel is located just next to the Piusstraße station (U-Bahn), the entrance is literally a few meters from the hostel's door! There are two direct trains to Kölnmesse (so it's convenient for Gamescom visitors, for example). A lot of restaurants / bakeries / cafes can be found nearby. There's also a cheap shopping mall (Aldi) about 80 m from... More 

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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The hostel is located in Ehrenfeld, a student type area with plenty of small bars and cafes. The hostel has its own cafe/bar on the ground floor, where the buffet breakfast is served in the morning, and where you can get basic meals and drinks throughout the day until midnight. There is also a U-Bahn station directly outside making it... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The staff was extremely friendly and easy to talk to. I thought the city itself was charming and this was a perfect hostel to stay at (although it was a bit of a far walk to the city center, the tram was available). I would suggest using couchsurfing for this city just because it has a wonderful atmosphere but lacks... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

I stayed at a 4-person room and it was really nice and clean. Staff was extremly friendly and helpful all the time. The area is peaceful, a little way from the central but the hostel is located just next to a metro stop. The bar/cafe downstairs is cosy, you get cheap beer from there!

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59 reviews 59 reviews
36 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

I really liked this place, stayed here with 3 other friends. It is outside the city centre, we took the metro to get there but the metro stop is literally outside the front door of this hostel. This made the area nice because it was more authentic and residential. The cafe area was nice to hang out, felt like an... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Just loved it, the crew was brilliant... I could write each of them a poem showing how much I liked it there. The Hostel is clean and comfortable. the Breakfast real good (8-12 everyday is a great deal, especially after drinking all those Koelsch and Gardner for special prices for hostel guests). The hostel is at the beginning of Ehrenfeld... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

It's a nice cafe and bed for one or couple nights. --- I stayed there for Cologne marathon. I've got all i need there. The bath, the kitchen, nice room (was half-empty) with Brazilian and Argentinian people!) That's great to met people from different continent there. --- The stuff is very friendly, kind. I don't know German, so we spoke... More 

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