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SMARTY Cologne City Center

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Individually decorated, individually furnished, desk, iron/ironing board
Individually decorated, individually furnished, desk, iron/ironing board
Individually decorated, individually furnished, desk, iron/ironing board
Individually decorated, individually furnished, desk, iron/ironing board

Overview of SMARTY Cologne City Center

SMARTY Cologne City Center

2 out of 5
Guests rated this property 3.2/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Kitchen
  • Breakfast available
  • Bar
  • Laundry

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationNeumarkt10 min walk
  • Popular LocationSchildergasse12 min walk
  • Popular LocationSt Gereon's Basilica18 min walk
  • AirportCologne (CGN-Cologne - Bonn)14 min drive

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About this area

Cologne

Located in Cologne's Innenstadt neighborhood, SMARTY Cologne City Center is near a metro station. Museum Ludwig and Chocolate Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's popular attractions include Cologne Zoo and Claudius Therme. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at LANXESS Arena or RheinEnergieStadion.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Neumarkt - 10 min walk
  • Friesenplatz - 11 min walk
  • Schildergasse - 12 min walk
  • St Gereon's Basilica - 18 min walk
  • Hohe Strasse - 19 min walk

Getting around

  • Zuelpicher Platz U-Bahn - 4 min walk
  • Cologne Süd Station - 11 min walk
  • Cologne - Bonn Airport (CGN) - 14 min drive

Restaurants

  • Cafe Orlando — 3 min walk
  • El Gaucho — 3 min walk
  • Engelbät — 3 min walk
  • Schmitz & Nittenwilm — 3 min walk
  • Rathenauplatz — 4 min walk

About this property

SMARTY Cologne City Center

Cologne hostel in Innenstadt, near Cologne Cathedral
A bar/lounge, a snack bar/deli, and a refrigerator in a common area are available at this smoke-free hostel. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, laundry facilities, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are onsite. All rooms are individually decorated and offer free WiFi and desks. Kitchenettes and TVs with cable channels are among the other amenities that guests will find. Housekeeping is available on request.
SMARTY Cologne City Center offers 52 accommodations. These individually decorated and furnished accommodations include desks. Accommodations all include kitchenettes. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Cable television is provided. Irons/ironing boards and change of towels can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on request.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • 24-hour offsite parking (EUR 22 per day)

Food and drink

  • Local cuisine breakfast available for a fee daily 6:30 AM–noon: EUR 3.50 per person
  • 1 bar

Family friendly

  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry facilities
  • Snack bar/deli

Conveniences

  • Elevator
  • Lockers available

Guest services

  • Change of towels (on request)
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German

More

  • Shared refrigerator
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Bed sheets

Bathroom

  • Bathtub or shower

Entertainment

  • Cable channels
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Kitchenette

More

  • Desk
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

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Check-in

Check-in from 1:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
Late check-out fee: EUR 10

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 1:00 PM - 10:00 PM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
This property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival. For more information, check local advisories before you book.

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets allowed for an extra charge of EUR 12 per pet, per day

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! One child 5 years old or younger stays free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A city tax is imposed by the city of Cologne. Business travelers with proof of business-related travel are exempt from this tax. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • A 5 percent city/local tax will be charged

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for local cuisine breakfast: EUR 3.50 per person (approximately)
  • Nearby parking fee: EUR 22 per day (open 24 hours)
  • Pet fee: EUR 12 per pet, per day
  • Late check-out fee: EUR 10 (subject to availability)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit

We should mention

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties
One child 5 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms

Property is also known as

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Frequently asked questions

3.1
Rating 5 - Excellent. 49 out of 433 reviews
5 - Excellent 11%
Rating 4 - Good. 128 out of 433 reviews
4 - Good 30%
Rating 3 - Okay. 129 out of 433 reviews
3 - Okay 30%
Rating 2 - Poor. 70 out of 433 reviews
2 - Poor 16%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 57 out of 433 reviews
1 - Terrible 13%

3.2/5

Cleanliness

3.6/5

Staff & service

3.0/5

Amenities

3.0/5

Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Travelled with group
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

3/5 Okay

Travelled with group
Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Broken beds
When first entering the room there was a funny smell in the room and then when we came to put our bags on the beds we noticed that the bunk bed was extremely dangerous as the whole thing was unstable, when we notified reception they said they would check the bed and “if it was faulty” they would change our room however they told us that there was nothing wrong with the bed and it was perfectly fine even though the top bunk about 10cm in either direction and the bottom bunk was at an angle. Due to this we had to put one of the mattresses on the floor and sleep on that as the we didn’t feel safe with someone on the top bunk. The brace on the single bed was at a 45° angle and bowed when it was sat on.
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I wouldn’t advise this as a place for solo travellers looking to meet people. It’s basically hotel rooms with as many beds crammed in as possible. It’s a little close quartered if you’re sharing with strangers! If you just want a bed for then I guess it’s alright. In my room there were no sockets near the bed, the main lighting didn’t reach the lower bunk and there’s no separate lighting near the beds. That being said, beds were comfortable, room and bathroom were clean and communal area was decent. Good value for money. I stayed during Karneval and some foul reprobate defecated in the urinal in the communal area which rather out a damper on things but that was hardly the fault of the establishment.
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Cute little hostel with a great location in the middle of Cologne. Nice 24 hr bar and lounge area plus kitchen.
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Nice and comfy. Private room totally equipped with all you need.
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2020