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Hostel Koln

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06/11/2017 06/12/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 13, 2017

I had to stay in cologne on business and found this place. It was surprising good. I would recommend this place to everyone. Its got great wifi. excellent breakfast. and the staff are very knowledgeable of the local area as well as the surrounding areas of cologne.

Thank ben h
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed January 12, 2017 via mobile

We came to stay for 15 nights while we were on business with 22 students. The staff were very helpful, breakfasts included in the price were great and the space in the room was terrific. Rooms were serviced every day and sheets changed about every 4 days. In comparison to other hostels such as Wombat, this was like a hotel....

Thank Kgriffiths999
Tunbridge Wells
Reviewed December 6, 2016

This is not a luxury hotel - the clue is in the name! Understanding that then what is delivered is spot on. The staff are very friendly, everywhere is very clean and the facilities that are provided all work very well e.g. rooms nice and warm and oceans of hot water! Breakfast has choices - better than just bread and...

Thank Chrislin3
buenos aires
Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

We had a room on the 4 th floor under the kitchen - at 6 am you could not sleep , could understand every word they were talking . Then construction ouside woke you up again . They did not make the room , even we asked to do it later - when complained they offered a drink from the...

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Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

The hostel, like most are, functional rather than luxury. The room we stayed in slept 4 and while there was enough room to sleep storage was a little limited. Bathroom was clean and tidy, I felt the shower floor was a little slippery but that could be because I am a little unsteady on my feet due to a knee...

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Berlin, Germany
Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

The hostel has a great location (only a few minutes away from the city center). The staff was very nice and helpful. The rooms were in perfect condition and had everything we needed. The breakfast buffet didn't have that much options but it was pretty well prepared.

2Thank rako98
Great Malvern, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 24, 2016

Stayed here last year - actually for a stag do. Brilliant hostel. Clean, modern and fresh. Slap bang in the middle of Cologne. Breakfast was simple but spot on. Really impressed. Would definitely re-use. Staff helpful and good fun. Used by all manner of guests - families staying as well as groups. Really impressed.

Thank Wilbert1979
Berlin, Germany
Reviewed January 24, 2016

The name is not good: this is a HOTEL not a HOSTEL. It has regular rooms with bathrooms and regular beds, no dorms. I understood that there are 4-bed-rooms, but the concept is a hotel concept. The receptionist explained that it is a 'hotel with a hostel concept' :) And it is quite a good hotel...a surprise: Reception staff and...

2Thank LalaiDama
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed December 9, 2015

This hotel is cute, clean, well priced and conveniently located in Cologne, close to the city Square (~1.5 km walk, 10-15 min) and close to the city's shopping district (esp. during the holiday season you can easily hit all the Christmas Markets scattered throughout the town to get your gluhwein fix). The breakfast is really great and the staff was...

1Thank Scopechick
Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here with a few friends in August before traveling to the Belgium GP, absolutely cracking hostel, the night porter George was very helpful, pointing us to all the good places to eat and party, will be going back soon. Would highly recommend for single, couples, friends and family stays.

1Thank Stephen W
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Accessible rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
HOSTEL KOLN enjoys a tranquil and central location in Cologne, in a side street between Neumarkt and Rudolfplatz, within a 20-minute walk of Cologne Cathedral and the main railway station. Newly opened in March 2009, HOSTEL KOLN provides comfortable and affordable accommodation within easy reach of Cologne's main attractions and cultural venues. The HOSTEL KOLN is within a 5-minute walk of up to 15 different bus and tram lines, allowing guests to easily get to all parts of the city, and the whole Rhine-Ruhr region. Get your day's shopping and sightseeing in Cologne off to an ideal start with the buffet breakfast in the Hostel Koln. The Altstadt-Sued is a great choice for travellers interested in Luxury Brand Shopping, Fashion Bargains and Bars. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostel Koln

Address: Marsilstein 29, 50676 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Location: Germany > North Rhine-Westphalia > Cologne
Price Range: $86 - $212 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostel Koln 2*
Number of rooms: 72
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“you could share with friends in one room up to 4 people”
O1172XLbenh, Mar 13, 2017 | Read review
“I would say ask them for a room facing courtyard. Mine did and it was very quiet.”
LalaiDama, Jan 24, 2016 | Read review
“Definitely try to book a room on the back side of the hotel, not facing Am Rinkenpuhl or Marsilstein.”
Scopechick, Dec 9, 2015 | Read review
“3rd floor is the best pick”
635erwinb, Aug 4, 2015 | Read review
“Ask for a room away from the street as it can get quite loud.”
AlexH201, Mar 12, 2015 | Read review
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