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Station Hostel for Backpackers

44-48 Marzellenstr, 50668 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really basic hostel with uncomfortable beds and rubbish wifi. It's in a really good location in Cologne which is its best selling point. Shared bathrooms which is to be expected of this type of place and although they looked modernised it didn't smell great. Corridors smelt of BO. In fairness if you're truly just passing through and want a roof... More 

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7 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My room was good, a 6 bed dorm but not all beds were filled. Was nice that none of them were bunks and there was a lot of space. Bathrooms/toilets not the cleanest but the rooms were clean. Good wifi in common room, very weak in bedrooms. Kitchen was okay. Staff very friendly and helpful. Can't complain really. Location was... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived in Cologne early morning and went straight to the hostel as we had heard we could leave our bags there before check-in. When we arrived the staff were extremely helpful and spoke perfect English (fortunately!). The rooms were fairly basic but had pretty much everything we required. The only thing that we could have done with was a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This hostel was completely faultless! Great location (so close to the cathedral), very friendly staff who spoke perfect English and patient with our attempts at German , clean and amazing value for money! Breakfast was yummy too! We'll definitely be back!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

My room was comfortable since no one was staying with me. A terrible smell though tried to cover up by cleaning chemicals. Saw a mouse in the basement where luggage is stored. Staff are so friendly and helpful, though!!! If it had been crowded I don't know that I would have enjoyed the stay as much. The restaurant next door... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The place itself is relatively clean. It's cool that you don't have bunk beds. The bathrooms are new, although I hated constantly having to press the button to keep the shower going (I'd totally accept this device as something to save water except for the fact it lasted no longer than 30 seconds at any time which is just unreasonable),... More 

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kasauli
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I had stayed in a hostel far from the main Dom Cathe... I was very happy to find this convenient hostel in cologne. The bed were not Bunk rather I had a bed very nice and comfortable. The reception area is nice and a very nice bar is next door operated by this Hostel. I would love to stay here... More 

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Gorey, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

We had a private double room. Greeted by friendly helpful staff at reception. Comfortable bed, hot water in the shower, basically furnished room but very tidy and well presented. The place has an industrial feel to the corridors, but I wouldn't consider that a flaw. We only stayed the one night while in Cologne to visit the Christmas Markets. Decent... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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17 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

This place was well situated near the station and the Dom, but out of the many hostels I've stayed in, it really had the worst atmosphere ever. The rooms were clean and the showers and bathrooms were some of the best however. And the beds were super comfortable. It was good as a stopover night.

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Rio de Janeiro
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33 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

The location of this hostel is perfect, near the Cathedral and the Christmas Market. However, the smell of the corridors is really bad and the atmosphere of the hostel is not pleasant as it is a bit dark. The breakfast served just one kind of frut - bananas - the rest of the food was ok. The room is ok,... More 

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