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Weltempfanger Backpacker Hostel & Cafe

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

I had a really nice stay at this hostel. The staff were very friendly and helpful downstairs and always adds a nice touch. The room I stayed in - 6 bed mixed dorm - was comfortable and spacious and clean. Each bed had access to a power point and personal light (albeit a very bright light). The only con I... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Really enjoyed my stay at Weltempfanger, the Cafe is a huge plus. Pros: - Cafe under the hostel is a great place to hangout (hostel guests get a discount), really relaxed atmosphere with good music. They even had a local artist play a set one night. - Rooms are clean and comfortable with lights and tables on the wall beside... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

We had a nice stay! It was a bit from central cologne but easy to reach with metro. Friendly staff and environment! The room was clean, we had the double room for one night. The only minus was that is was insanely HOT during the month of July and no AC or fan. Wifi was a bit slow but functional!... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The hostel has a nice and friendly staff with a cosy bar and standard but decent breakfast. At the first floor their is a small kitchen, good enough to cook a basic meal and hang out to relax / having a chat with others.. Their are a few supermarkets, bars and food shops nearby so perfect actually! The hostel is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

In general it's ok. Placed right in front of the Subway station. But not in a walking distance from Hauptbahnhof. There are a lot of bars ans 2 Supermarkets there. You can use kitchen to make food. Breakfast in nit included but you can buy it fir extra 4,5 Euro - it is ok, a usual hostels-breakfast. Rooms are a... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A nice, cheap spot with good service, great location and with all you need nearby. It can get a little unpleasant on Fridays with a large mosque very close - especially with large crowds coming in from the u-bahn. However I would highly recommend it and it's trendy location.

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The hostel is located just next to the Piusstraße station (U-Bahn), the entrance is literally a few meters from the hostel's door! There are two direct trains to Kölnmesse (so it's convenient for Gamescom visitors, for example). A lot of restaurants / bakeries / cafes can be found nearby. There's also a cheap shopping mall (Aldi) about 80 m from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The hostel is located in Ehrenfeld, a student type area with plenty of small bars and cafes. The hostel has its own cafe/bar on the ground floor, where the buffet breakfast is served in the morning, and where you can get basic meals and drinks throughout the day until midnight. There is also a U-Bahn station directly outside making it... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The staff was extremely friendly and easy to talk to. I thought the city itself was charming and this was a perfect hostel to stay at (although it was a bit of a far walk to the city center, the tram was available). I would suggest using couchsurfing for this city just because it has a wonderful atmosphere but lacks... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

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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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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 

Additional Information about Weltempfanger Backpacker Hostel & Cafe

Address: Venloer Str. 196, 50823 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Location: Germany > North Rhine-Westphalia > Cologne > Ehrenfeld
Price Range: $22 - $69 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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