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a&o Köln Dom
2 out of 5
Komodienstr 19-21, Cologne, NW
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The price is CA $85 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
Located in Innenstadt, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Hohe Strasse and Cologne Cathedral. Museum Ludwig and Musical Dome are also within 10 minutes. ...
3.5/5Good! (251 reviews)
"Nice location, with a great view out to the cathedral, staff friendly and good covid safe protocols."

Reviewed on Sep. 9, 2021

a&o Köln Dom
Shiva's CitySleep
1.5 out of 5
Geldernstraße 22, Cologne, Köln
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The price is CA $69 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
Located in Nippes, this hostel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Colonius and within 3 mi (5 km) of Cologne Zoo and Cologne Cathedral. LANXESS Arena and Cologne Trade ...
4/5Very Good! (28 reviews)
"It's a great value, very clean and less than 3 minutes walk to the S-Bahn station that is 8 minutes riding from the main train station. The free parking on the property is great, along with the kitchen/common area. Has all the best features of a hostel, but with a hotel feel. Highly recommend."

Reviewed on Dec. 7, 2019

Shiva's CitySleep
die wohngemeinschaft Hostel
Richard-Wagner-Straße 39, Cologne
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The price is CA $78 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Located in Innenstadt, this hostel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Cologne Synagogue and within 3 mi (5 km) of Cologne Trade Fair Grounds and RheinEnergieStadion. Friesenplatz ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (78 reviews)
Highly recommended!
"This place is great. The staff is very helpful and friendly, the facilities are clean and comfortable, and the design is absolutely wonderful."

Reviewed on Oct. 6, 2020

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Station Hostel For Backpackers
2 out of 5
Marzellenstr. 44 - 56, Cologne, Nordrhein Westfalen
The price is CA $75 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
Located in Innenstadt, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Hohe Strasse, Cologne Cathedral, and Museum Ludwig. Musical Dome and Alter Markt are also within ...
3.6/5Good! (228 reviews)
"I didnt like the hostel, i was in a room of old men who were very drunk and sick all night. Also there was another who kept touching my stuff felt very uncomfortable"

Reviewed on Sep. 11, 2021

Station Hostel For Backpackers
Jugendherberge Köln-Deutz City- Hostel
2 out of 5
Siegesstr. 5, Cologne, NW
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $143 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 27
Located in Innenstadt, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Cologne Triangle Panorama, Rheinboulevard, and LANXESS Arena. Haymarket and Tanzbrunnen Köln ...
3.9/5Very Good! (32 reviews)
"Location and room cleanliness were great. Unfortunately there was no wifi in the rooms, and there was an additional charge for towels."

Reviewed on Jan. 5, 2019

Jugendherberge Köln-Deutz City- Hostel
SMARTY Cologne City Center
2 out of 5
Engelbertstrasse 33-35, Cologne, NW
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The price is CA $77 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 4
Located in Innenstadt, this hostel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Cologne Synagogue and within 3 mi (5 km) of Cologne Trade Fair Grounds and RheinEnergieStadion. Neumarkt ...
3.1/5 (433 reviews)
"Location was good but the beds are dangerous. One of the beds in room 202 would just collapse if you knocked into it. I ended up sleeping on the floor because the bed collapsed during the night. Not great. I know it was cheap but I expected a bit better. Thanks"

Reviewed on Mar. 7, 2020

SMARTY Cologne City Center
DJH City-Hostel Köln-Riehl
2 out of 5
An Der Schanz 14, Cologne, NW
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The price is CA $126 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
Located in Nippes, this hostel is 0.8 mi (1.2 km) from Cologne Zoo and 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Cologne Trade Fair Grounds. Cologne Cable Car and Flora Cologne are ...
3.5/5Good! (38 reviews)
"Very nice staff. This is a hostel, so don't expect a five-star room. Everything was minimalistic, but was very tidy and clean. I had No complaint from my one night stay. My phone could barely manage 3G connection, but maybe this is a problem from Vodafone."

Reviewed on Nov. 21, 2015

DJH City-Hostel Köln-Riehl
Pathpoint Cologne Backpacker Hostel
1.5 out of 5
Allerheiligenstrasse 15, Cologne, NW
The price is CA $94 per night from Oct 18 to Oct 18
Located in Innenstadt, this hostel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Musical Dome and 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Cologne Trade Fair Grounds. Hohe Strasse and MediaPark are also ...
4.1/5Very Good! (404 reviews)
Closed
"Not open"

Reviewed on Oct. 19, 2020

Pathpoint Cologne Backpacker Hostel
The Penny Pincher Inn - Hostel
1 out of 5
Tempelstraße 26, Cologne
The price is CA $133 per night from Sep 22 to Sep 22
Located in Innenstadt, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Rheinboulevard and Cologne Trade Fair Grounds. Cologne Triangle Panorama and LANXESS Arena are also ...
4.3/5Excellent! (22 reviews)
Best location and near by downtown.
"It was awesome, I had fun and i met new people. Best experience.."

Reviewed on Oct. 8, 2019

The Penny Pincher Inn - Hostel
Godorfer Burg Monteuer Zimmer
2 out of 5
Brühler Str. 321, Wesseling, NRW
Situated in Wesseling, this hostel is 6 mi (9.7 km) from Phantasialand and within 16 mi (25 km) of LANXESS Arena and Cologne Trade Fair Grounds. Chocolate Museum ...
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Self service apartment
"The bed could be bigger. Check-in depended on how soon the manager answers his phone. Besides, its a new, clean, safe serviced apartment with your own kitchenette ideas for light cooking one's own healthy meal etc"

Reviewed on Jun. 7, 2020

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Godorfer Burg Monteuer Zimmer
Hostel Köln
Marsilstein 29, Cologne, NW
Located in Innenstadt, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Neumarkt, Cologne Kathe Kollwitz Museum, and Schildergasse. Volkstheater Millowitsch and Cologne ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (12 reviews)
Excellent stay in an excellent hostel
"This is a gem of a hostel, you can't go wrong. We had a 6 bed room to ourselves and, while initially looking a little on the cramped side, it was no bother at all as we mainly spent our time out and about. Spotlessly clean, great en suite shower, firm mattresses (which I thought were great, but guess ..."

Reviewed on Jul. 17, 2012

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Black Sheep Hostel Cologne
2 out of 5
Barbarossaplatz 1, Cologne, NW
The price is CA $86 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 27
Located in Innenstadt, this hostel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Cologne Synagogue and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Cologne Trade Fair Grounds. Neumarkt and Cologne Kathe ...
3.4/5 (87 reviews)
"The kitchen could be maintained a lot more cleaner. Also the hostel does not have a card machine which can be quite difficult for someone who paid online through the website and reaches there to know that they have to pay the same amount in cash."

Reviewed on Dec. 26, 2019

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Kölnotel Hostel
2 out of 5
Venloer Str. 350, Cologne
Located in Ehrenfeld, this hostel is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Colonius and within 3 mi (5 km) of Cologne Cathedral and Cologne Zoo. Neumarkt and University of Cologne ...
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Hyatt Regency Cologne

Hyatt Regency Cologne

5 out of 5
Kennedy-Ufer 2a, Cologne, NW
The price is CA $213 per night from Oct 17 to Oct 17
4.5/5Wonderful! (981 reviews)
Run down, Swimmingpool always booked
"The rooms were not very clean ... we couldnt use the pool because we had to book it in advance but it’s not mentioned anywhere on its pagethat we needed to do so....we went there to use the pool only. Overall it’s a run down Hyatt ...i wouldnt recommend it at all."

Reviewed on Aug. 14, 2020

Hyatt Regency Cologne
Maritim Hotel Köln

Maritim Hotel Köln

4 out of 5
Heumarkt 20, Cologne, NW
The price is CA $137 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
4.1/5Very Good! (968 reviews)
"Excellent breakfast, very well located."

Reviewed on Sep. 6, 2021

Maritim Hotel Köln
Lindner Hotel City Plaza

Lindner Hotel City Plaza

4 out of 5
Magnusstr. 20, Cologne, NW
The price is CA $130 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
4.3/5Excellent! (964 reviews)
"Everything was fine staff was helpfull"

Reviewed on Aug. 16, 2021

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What Is a Hostel?

If you're hoping to find an affordable place to stay in Cologne, one of its 15 hostels might be a great option. No two hostels look exactly the same, but these dorm-style accommodations all offer the following:

  • Shared rooms (though many hostels also have private rooms)
  • Low prices
  • A social environment

Hostels are a great way to stay in Cologne for a lower cost, so you can save your budget for exploring. You can check out the museums and other cultural highlights in this destination, as well as activities like shopping.

Hostels in Cologne

Ready to book a hostel in town? These top picks get the highest reviews from our travelers and could be a good place to start looking:

Shiva's CitySleep - Close to public transit, this property is within a 5-minute walk of Cologne Nippes S-Bahn. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a shared/communal kitchen. Rooms come with towels, showers, and free toiletries.

Pathpoint Cologne Backpacker Hostel - Located within a 10-minute walk of Cologne Cathedral and Musical Dome. Property features include free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk, and tour/ticket assistance. You'll find showers in all rooms.

SMARTY Cologne City Center - Close to public transit, this property is within a 5-minute walk of Zuelpicher Platz U-Bahn. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a bar, and a shared/communal kitchen. You'll find showers, TVs, and lockers in all rooms.

Jugendherberge Köln-Deutz City- Hostel - Close to public transit, this property is within a 5-minute walk of Deutzer Freiheit U-Bahn and Cologne Messe-Deutz Station. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a restaurant, and a bar. You'll find showers and desks in all rooms.

A&o Köln Dom - Located steps from Cologne Cathedral. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk, and tour/ticket assistance. You'll find showers, free toiletries, and TVs in all rooms.

When Is the Best Time to Visit Cologne?

Good weather's definitely a plus when you want to venture out and explore, so here's some information that might be helpful:

  • The hottest months are typically July and August, while February and January are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 53° F and nighttime temperatures average 26° F
  • April-June: 70° F is the daytime average and 37° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 73° F and nighttime averages are around 47° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 62° F during the day and 33° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 24.61 inches in a year

What Can I Do in Cologne?

Depending on your interests, you might enjoy these places to visit:

Top Sights
  • Cologne Cathedral
  • Romano-Germanic Museum
  • City Hall
Natural Features
  • Stadtgarten
  • Volksgarten
  • Flora Cologne
Cultural Attractions
  • Wallraf-Richartz-Museum
  • Volkstheater Millowitsch
  • Museum Ludwig

Generally, Cologne is known for its:

  • Museums
  • Shopping
  • Historical sites
  • Cafés
  • Restaurants
  • Cultural attractions

How to Get to Cologne and Around the Area

You can fly into the nearest airport in Cologne (CGN-Cologne - Bonn), 7.9 mi (12.7 km) from the city center. An alternative is Duesseldorf (DUS-Duesseldorf Intl.), located 24.6 mi (39.7 km) away. After you've arrived, you may want to make use of public transit. You can access metro transit at Appellhofplatz Breite Strasse U-Bahn, Neumarkt U-Bahn, and Heumarkt U-Bahn. To explore more of the surrounding area, catch a train at Cologne Central Station, Cologne Hansaring Station, or Cologne West Station.

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