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Hostel Koln
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Reviewed September 18, 2012

Trying to find a place to stay during conferences in Cologne can be a challenge. I came across the hostel and wouldn't have normally though of staying here simply due to the name. I'm glad that I did stay here. Great staff, location and breakfast.
The rooms are very clean and modern and the wifi works well.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 13, 2012

Stayed for 2 nights, very modern layout more like a hotel than hostel. Double room came with double bed, bunk beds and en-suite with shower. Just round the corner was busy area with lots of bars and restaurants and short walk from tram stop. Stayed at weekend so when windows were open at night due to warm weather is was fairly noisy. Free wifi and computers downstairs. Only criticism would be the expensive breakfasts which we weren't able to opt out of.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Josie H
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Reviewed July 31, 2012

WOW..If you are looking for an affordable, clean, friendly, spacious and amazing place to stay in Koln...look no further. This hostel is BETTER than any hotel I have ever stayed in all of Europe. Just like in many other reviews, this hostel is close to many of the attractions of Koln - within walking distance or if you chose, tram is only 5 minutes away. Breakfast has two pans of HOT scrambled eggs - one plain and one with pieces of ham. Boiled eggs, cereals, yogurts, assortment of meats, and breads are just wonderful This is not your typical European Continental Breakfast.

Hostel staff is courteous, helpful and friendly...especially Jenny:) Our rooms were FANTASTIC! We had one double (for in-laws) and one family room with a bunk beds for our sons 13 and 16. Fantastic view on 7th floor:) Bathroom was heavenly...great shower and very spacious...not to mention PRIVATE not shared (except for family).

We opted to use the parking garage which was very convenient and affordable for a large city (15 euro daily) - did I mention that they have FREE WIFI?

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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2  Thank AmazingGrace_23
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Reviewed February 23, 2012

Don't be fooled by the name, the service is hotel-level, and even better than many hotels I've been to. Very clean, modern rooms, free wifi, nice breakfast buffet included in the price. Conveniently located next to many tram lines, but you can walk to most places from there anyway.

Room Tip: rooms in 4th floor are noisier, as they are below the breakfast area
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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank r2rho
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Reviewed November 5, 2011

A stylish relaxed space to base your Cologne trip at, close to Rudolph Platz.
It's Germany so don't be surprised that they know how to deliver quality and value for money.
I travelled with two friends and we each thought the hostel represented excellent value for money. A very clean, warm and quality fit out of the building.
The bedroom was a generous size with a super sized ensuite bathroom.
Breakfast offer is very good with scrambled or boiled eggs, a good range of cold meats, salads and breakfast cereals. Quality yoghurts, good coffee and a wide selection of teas. Fresh orange juice. A wide range of breads and croissants.
There is an outdoor breakfast terrace off the fifth floor restaurant which must be amazing during mid summer.
If you are hesitant about staying at this hostel, don't worry, it is an excellent base for exploring Cologne and the park which encircles the city.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with friends
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7  Thank Brian B
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Reviewed October 19, 2011

The best Hostel I've stayed. Very nice location, very clean, the room is very big and clean, the bathroam is also very clean . The staff is very helpful. The breakfast is very good and various.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Mihai1
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Reviewed September 27, 2011

We stayed for two nights in this modern hotel. Practical rooms, good breakfast, free wifi. Only one (1) parking space.

  • Stayed: September 2011
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Additional Information about Hostel Koln

Address: Marsilstein 29, 50676 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Location: Germany > North Rhine-Westphalia > Cologne
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 78 Specialty Lodging in Cologne
Price Range: $93 - $218 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostel Koln 2*
Number of rooms: 72
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 
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