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Station Hostel for Backpackers

44-48 Marzellenstr, 50668 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Station Hostel for Backpackers
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Ranked #12 of 60 Specialty Lodging in Cologne
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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
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The location is great. The room, adequate. The bathrooms were pretty clean and the temperature was warm in a cold winter. For the price, I thought it was ok. The only thing that Im not sure how they can solve, is the noise level. The walls are extremely thin and I could hear everything in the next rooms and hallways,... More 

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Lincoln
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only stayed her for one night as we were heading elsewhere the following day. Our room was very quiet and we slept well. The people on reception were very friendly and helpful. The only room was generally clean and tidy but the floor turned my boyfriend's socks yellow!

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Bonn, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

no one can deny that the location is awesome, but I didn't find the staff very friendly to say the least and found it incredibly noisy the whole night long. The WiFi wasn't working. The rooms in themselves are fine though. It's too bad because with a little extra effort this could be a good hostel, and not just a... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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108 reviews 108 reviews
22 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

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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14 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
29 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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