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10 Best Hostels In Cologne, Germany - Updated 2020

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From visiting Cologne Cathedral to walking around the quaint streets and houses in Old Town, Cologne is no doubt a place one should consider when exploring Germany. Visiting the fourth-largest city of this Western European country, an ordinary traveler may have to consider the budget of touring around Cologne. Considering the attractions, food, and transportation expenses that one should include in their budget, looking for affordable accommodation is a daunting task for a traveler planning a do-it-yourself getaway. Forget about the prejudice of vacationing and carry on with your travel plans as you discover the best hostels in Cologne, Germany, offering decent accommodation without breaking the bank. Scroll down to find out more.

1. Hardrock Motown Hostel (from USD 17)

Tag along with your travel buddy and get to experience one of the best accommodations in Altstadt-Nord of Cologne located around 300 meters (0.19 miles) from Museum Ludwig. Bask in the relaxing ambiance of a private room with an oversized glass window allowing natural lighting in the entire space and giving you a magnificent view of Koln Cathedral. Enjoy sharing your travel escapades with other guests in a spacious dormitory room with single beds covered with fresh linens and enough power sockets for your gadgets. Don’t forget to kick start your day with a cup of coffee that you can buy at the reception desk.


Hardrock Motown Hostel

Address: Sporergasse 2A 3. Et. + 4. Et
Price: from 17 USD

Adult only Internet services Heating Non-smoking rooms ATM/cash machine on site Smoke alarms Fire extinguishers WiFi available in all areas

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2. Pathpoint Cologne - Backpacker Hostel (from USD 27)

You need not spend a fortune just to have the vacation of your dreams while staying in this hostel offering decent accommodation for backpackers. Enjoy spending time together with other travelers in a dormitory room with bunk beds complete with individual lamps and huge lockers for bags. Take delight in the basic but clean and comfortable furniture including small blocks inside the room or a wooden set of tables and chairs in the garden area enough to finish your freelancing job. If you wish to cook your meal, a supermarket is close by and the shared kitchen is enough to deal with your culinary needs.


Pathpoint Cologne - Backpacker Hostel

Address: Allerheiligenstrasse 15
Price: from 27 USD

Library Non-smoking rooms Vending machine (drinks) Physical distancing rules followed BBQ facilities Games room 24-hour front desk Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas

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3. Hostel die Wohngemeinschaft (from USD 33)

Enjoy your stay in this hostel located in the heart of the trendy Belgian Quarter offering a perfect jump-off to discover one of the most picturesque neighborhoods in Cologne. Experience a one-of-a-kind stay in a unique themed room with parquet flooring or save more while staying in a dormitory room with cubicles and curtains for some privacy. Have a night of good sleep on a comfortable and oversized single bed with individual lighting and a large cabinet to store your luggage. Make new friends with other travelers in the common lounge that is decorated in a classic 1950s style or take advantage of its location and explore the nearby attractions via a walking tour.


Hostel die Wohngemeinschaft

Address: Richard-Wagner-Str. 39
Price: from 33 USD

Smoke alarms Live music/performance Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus Contactless check-in/check-out Physical distancing in dining areas CCTV in common areas Vending machine (drinks) Lockers

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4. Station - Hostel for Backpackers (from USD 21)

Enjoy easy access to nearby attractions while staying in this hostel that is extremely close to the main station. Unwind together with your friends within a fully functional and well-lit room complete with parquet or hardwood flooring and large glass window offering an excellent view of the neighborhood. Sleep soundly on a single bed with matching individual bed headlight perfect for checking your email even when you’re lying down. Feel less concerned about your valuables when using their free locker room with CCTV. Enjoy a bar, cafe, and restaurant on-site that is open until super late enough for some chilling out with friends before heading to bed.


Station - Hostel for Backpackers

Address: Marzellenstr. 44-56
Price: from 21 USD

Laundry Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas Physical distancing rules followed Gift shop Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas Family rooms All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized Snack bar

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5. Cologne Downtown Hostel (from USD 51)

Let your weary soul recharge inside the cozy comforts of this hostel featuring rooms with air conditioning and a private bathroom. Enjoy staying in a spacious dormitory together with your travel buddies, complete with cabinets, a long table, and wooden chairs perfect for updating your travel itinerary. Be greeted by the lovely views of downtown Cologne in your private terrace which is especially nice in the evenings. After spending the day outside touring Cologne, gather around the common area filled with sectionals and couches to meet other travelers and befriend strangers to create new, wonderful memories of your trip.


Motown City Hotel

Address: 30 Hohe Straße 6. Etage Rewe Parkhaus
Price: from 51 USD

Luggage storage Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay Non-smoking rooms Fax/photocopying CCTV in common areas Laundry Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities

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6. Shiva's CitySleep (from USD 48)

Take a breather and savor what Cologne has to offer while staying in this hostel located in the Nippes district of Cologne, just 2.5 kilometers (1.56 miles) north of the city center. Make your trip extra memorable and special by staying in a private room providing the utmost accommodation complete with amenities and facilities such as a flat-screen TV and a study table. Have a homey vacation away from home with a spacious room complemented with parquet flooring, bright-colored walls, and monochrome touches. Purchase some quick bites in the nearby bakery and supermarket, to go well with the free tea and coffee courtesy of the hostel.


Shiva's CitySleep

Address: Geldernstraße 22
Price: from 48 USD

Chapel/shrine Fire extinguishers WiFi Pets allowed Cycling Non-smoking rooms Free WiFi Free parking

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7. Weltempfänger Hostel (from USD 55)

Feel comfortable and at home during your getaway, in this hostel located in the Ehrenfeld district of Cologne and just a 12-minute ride from Cologne Cathedral. Offering a quality lodging option, you will never go wrong booking a bed in a shared dormitory room with shared bathroom facilities, perfect for a group of four travelers. Enjoy sleeping in a spacious room with sparkling clean flooring, bright interior design, and functional furniture, including a shared kitchen where you can cook something to eat. Feel the atmosphere of the city by being near cafes, restaurants, and shops giving easy access to everything you might need during your stay.


Weltempfänger Hostel

Address: Venloer Str. 196
Price: from 55 USD

Newspapers Luggage storage Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus Non-smoking throughout Fire extinguishers Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines

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8. Jugendherberge Köln-Deutz (from USD 46)

Have a comfortable stay in this modern city hostel located just a 15-minute walk away from Cologne Cathedral and the Old Town. Take a break from your busy schedule and enjoy relaxing in an amazingly comfortable bed with crisp sheets in a dormitory room that’s perfect for solo travelers or a group of four guests. Book a single or a double room equipped with basic yet useful amenities such as an LCD TV, study table, and private bathroom if you’re looking for some privacy. Conveniently located in and out of Rhine metropolis and Rhineland region, you will never have a hard time commuting via train for Köln-Deutz Train Station is just opposite the property.


Jugendherberge Köln-Deutz

Address: Siegesstr. 5
Price: from 46 USD

Special diet menus (on request) Facilities for disabled guests Snack bar Safety deposit box Board games/puzzles Restaurant Packed lunches Family rooms

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9. Jugendherberge City-Hostel Köln-Riehl (from USD 31)

Collect a handful of memories while staying together with your crew in this youth hostel located in the Riehl district of Cologne. Save more while staying in a budget room that can accommodate up to four guests who have no problem sleeping on a bunk bed with clean sheets and a huggable pillow. Book a well-kept room that’s equipped with modern furniture and a private bathroom if you wish to have an exclusive space during your stay, offering perfect views of the Rhine and the nearby park. If you have more time to spare and want to get close to wildlife, a zoo is just a walking distance from the hostel’s doorstep for you to explore.


Jugendherberge City-Hostel Köln-Riehl

Address: An der Schanz 14
Price: from 31 USD

WiFi Family rooms Vending machine (snacks) Free WiFi Fire extinguishers Terrace Indoor play area Bar

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10. The Penny Pincher Inn (from USD 100)

Feel like a guest in a friend’s house and enjoy your stay in this lovely accommodation that is conveniently set in the Deutz district of Cologne. Offering mixed dormitory rooms, have a night of good sleep in a bed space with an individual headlamp, electrical socket, and a mini shelf enough to hold your small stuff. Take advantage of the big locker that can be used free of charge, perfect for leaving your valuables without worries while exploring the nearby attractions. Make use of the fully equipped shared kitchen where you can prepare and cook a simple meal during your stay.


The Penny Pincher Inn

Address: Tempelstr. 26
Price: from 100 USD

Internet services Heating Shared kitchen Board games/puzzles Non-smoking throughout Luggage storage Non-smoking rooms WiFi available in all areas

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Awesome places to stay in Cologne

Don’t waste a perfect, sunny day lazing around the comforts of your hotel room when you can equally experience fun even when you’re on a tight budget. Plan your best vacation ever and choose from any of these hostels in Cologne, Germany, to ensure that your day is filled with nothing but excitement. Update your itinerary and check out the current rates and availability of these properties today!

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