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Weltempfanger Backpacker Hostel & Cafe

Venloer Strasse 196, 50823 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (Ehrenfeld)
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Frankfurt, Germany
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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32 hotel reviews
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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
1 review
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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Hamburg, Germany
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

I liked my stay at Weltempfänger Hostel in a nice local area with many local shops bars and restaurants. The bed was comfy, the room fairly big for a dorm but only 6 beds so that was a nice change to crowded small dorms. The cafe/bar downstairs is nice but was very quiet on the Friday night when I was... More

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Sofia, Bulgaria
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

I and two friends were on a training in Bad Breisig. Before we leave we decided to visit Cologne as it was closer to our airports. We booked a room in the Weltemfanger Hostel as it was the cheapest option and we were very happily surprised. The hostel is situated outside the city centre, max 30 min away walking. It's... More

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013 via mobile

I stayed here for four nights during carnival and I lived the place! It's far away enough from the insanity that you can sleep and yet close enough, you can be in the middle of the craziness in minutes with the subway. The rooms were clean and the showers exceptional for a hostel. Everyone who works there is friendly and... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

Since we wanted a place to stay in Köln-Ehrenfeld, this was the place to be for us. My wife and I stayed here with our 3 months old infant and it went very well. We stayed in a 4 bed room but did not have to pay the full price. We got a bed including sheets for free which was... More

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Brisbane, Australien
17 reviews 17 reviews
15 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

I stayed in a 4 bed dorm with 2 other friends. We arrived by car and had no big trouble finding a place to park the car. Guess we were lucky. We just stayed for 2 nights and were travelling light so the room was spacious enough for us. But we would have struggeled a bit with more luggage. The... More

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2011

I found this hostel on internet and came here during my bike-trip through Germany. It was quite okay. My dorm had an own shower and toilet, which was a big plus. On the other hand, the rooms are quite small, the corridors a bit dark and the wifi-system too complicated. Unfortunately I felt a bit ill, so I didn't try... More

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Address: Venloer Strasse 196, 50823 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Location: Germany > North Rhine-Westphalia > Cologne > Ehrenfeld
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Ranked #6 of 51 Specialty lodging in Cologne
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Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dear travelers:Welcome to the Weltempfänger Hostel & CaféOur backpacker hostel in Cologne presents you with all the services of a charming hostel. Ideally located in Ehrenfeld, northwest of the city center, we are easily reached by public transport. We offer comfortable accomodation at a low price. Cologne is famous for its friendly atmosphere and that's why it is our duty to provide every person friendly service to make you feel at home.Beside our enclosed café you will find lots of restaurants, a bunch of stylish and old-fashioned bars, night clubs, theater, cinemas, shopping, green parks for relaxing etc. all this within walking distance. For self catering we offer kitchen facilities in the common room. Our café provides fully breakfast with coffee, tea etc. We also serve afternoon tea with a delicious slice of cake or a relaxing glas of wine or beer with friends in the evening.Our hostel is a very good starting point to explore the city of Cologne, this might happen i.e. with one of our rentable bicycles.We are looking forward to accomodate you in our hostel!!Die WELTempfänger [Worldreceiver] ... more   less 
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