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Station Hostel for Backpackers

44-48 Marzellenstr, 50668 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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    • Location
      4.5 of 5 stars
    • Sleep Quality
      3 of 5 stars
    • Rooms
      3.5 of 5 stars
    • Service
      3.5 of 5 stars
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      3.5 of 5 stars
    • Cleanliness
      3.5 of 5 stars
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    Brooklyn, New York
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    105 reviews 105 reviews
    22 hotel reviews
    59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
    3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    I picked this hostel because of its close proximity to the train-station and of course the Cathedral. It situates on a quiet street not far from the train-station. The hostel may not be in top-notched sterling condition, but the staff was super friendly, helpful and welcoming. The lounge-area is a little small, especially since that is the only area with... More 

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    Melbourne, Australia
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    48 reviews 48 reviews
    14 hotel reviews
    39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
    3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    Good points: The location of the hostel is good, close walking distance from the train station and the cathedral. The guys at reception share good local knowledge. Our 8 bed dorm was large, and as stated no bunk beds, which made a nice change. Lots of cctv cameras on the inside of the building, including lockers situated in the hallways.... More 

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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

    I was in a single room so I'm unsure about the quality of the dorms. The heating was fine, the room is compact and wifi only in the reception & kitchen area, nothing in the rooms. The room was simple but practical, the location of the hostel is great. Within minutes you are at the train station, the main cathedral... More 

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    Leiden, The Netherlands
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    59 reviews 59 reviews
    11 hotel reviews
    19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
    4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

    Just a 2 minute walk from the train station and the Dom, walking distance to all the major sights in the city center. Loads of bars and restaurants nearby. The hostel is light and clean. Lockers are in the hallways, which are gaurded with CCTV. The only minor downside is that the common area downstairs can be a bit cramped... More 

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    Oamaru, New Zealand
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    4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

    I stayed here for 3 nights when I came to Cologne for the Christmas markets. The staff were so helpful and friendly I was even allowed to check in early as I arrived on an early bus. The facilities were clean and the dorm room spacious. Even providing cupboards next to the bed. The breakfast is help yourself and pay... More 

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    Cologne, Germany
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    32 reviews 32 reviews
    9 hotel reviews
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    2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

    Its main asset is the location..very close to the Cathedral, main train and bus stations. On the other hand in the rooms there are not enough power sockets, no sense of privacy whatsoever (e.g. some curtains as in other hostels). It can be quite loud because of the said proximity from the Hbf. Only stayed for one night because that's... More 

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    Cordoba, Argentina
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    2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

    The place is not very nice, there is a strange smell in the hall, and the kitchen is extremely dirty. There is no elevator. The staff is not very nice and common areas are small. Rooms are very comfortable, nice and spacious. At breakfast they charge per item, which is strange...

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    Haifa, Heifa, Israel
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    3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
    2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

    I stayed 2 nights at this hostel during November... the location is very good, 2min. Walking from the main central station and the cathedral.. the room was clean with hot water all the time.. The lobey is not big, they have 3 computers with internet, you can use them free. They also have free Wifi but very slow and sometimes... More 

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    Portland, OR
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    1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

    Stayed here for one night over the summer. It was incredibly hot and with the windows open, it was nothing but loud train noises and very bright all night. The staff were friendly but the overall clientele was an odd mix, a lot of older men traveling alone. The real issue was seeing mice in the common area.

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    Florence, Italy
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    4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

    Great location, within short walking distance from almost everything. Originally only had booked one night, but I ended up staying three. Easy to meet people in the common room area - rooms are good, with luggage lockers, and fairly priced. No wifi in rooms though.

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    Address: 44-48 Marzellenstr, 50668 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
    Location: Germany > North Rhine-Westphalia > Cologne > Altstadt-Nord
    Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
    Number of rooms: 22
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