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Station Hostel for Backpackers

44-48 Marzellenstr, 50668 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Ranked #11 of 61 Specialty Lodging in Cologne
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good hostel really close to the train station so perfect for those, like ourselves, travelling through Germany. The room we were in was airy and clean with a large window, and they have a great bar next door. The kitchen is quite scruffy and very small, so difficult to cook in with other guests, but that would be our only... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great location (near the station hence the name) with clean rooms and lockers. We got a free drink (half a pint) when we checked in from the pub/restaurant next door, which was a nice gesture. The staff were friendly and gave us tips on where to hitch hike from the following day. A good hostel.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Smelly carpet, toilet flushing system not working and incapable staff (even just to print a paper. My nightmare come when I was asked to wake up in the middle of night and said I have taken a wrong bed which is a bed beside me. I met the Japanese lady when I checked in and wonder how this could be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent one night in Station while travelling through Germany. The hostel is less than a 5 minute walk from the HBF, perfect for the rainy night that was in it. I stayed in a mixed dorm with five others. The main light didn't work, but the bed lamps proved suitable. The hostel wasn't too noisy, but with the summer heat... More 

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Ludwigsburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great stay, very friendly staff. House is not too well soundproofed, paint in the rooms is a bit chipped, but rooms are cheep (I had a private single room ensuite), its location is excellent (right next to the main station, loads of restaurants and bars and shops and the dome). Nice bar with happy hour. Absolutely content with my stay.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

If the weather is looking warm..go elsewhere. This place was a hot box with no fans or aircon. We were there when temperaturea were around 40degrees celcius. Generally a good hostel with clean rooms and when we complained about a brokem shower it was fixed straight away. Wifi available in common area and stairs was good and fast.

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Kamnik, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I've been here for the second time in past year and I've liked it even more than the first time. It is cheap, beds are big, showers are clean and Kolner dom with hbf is just behind the corner. Stuff is really friendly, there is a nice bar right next door and they have really nice guest kitchen.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I booked in advance for £13!!!! and was only there for a day, I think I could only do two days max. Someone was in my bed when I got there, using my initiative moved into the next clean bed and told them. Reception felt dark and a little uninviting inside, people were interested in their Wi-Fi on their mobile.... More 

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Widnes, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Ideally located near to the central train station of cologne. We had 2 rooms to fit 7 persons, at a cost of €400+ for 2 nights, almost €30pp/pn. For the facilities, shared bathrooms, no AC, I find this extremely expensive and would have probably been able to book a hotel for similar price, in hindsight. The 3rd floor corridors stunk... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

I stayed for 2 nights in the 6 bed dorm. Excellent location, about 200m from the train station and cathedral, the 24hr reception is very useful and the staff were helpful. The beds were reasonably comfortable, and whilst the lockers were in the corridor outside, this didn't prove a problem. Wifi only works downstairs or on the first couple of... More 

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