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Station Hostel For Backpackers

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In-room safe, free WiFi
In-room safe, free WiFi

Overview of Station Hostel For Backpackers

Station Hostel For Backpackers

2 out of 5

3.6/5 Good

Guests rated this property 3.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services
  • Bar
  • Laundry

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationCologne Cathedral6 min walk
  • Popular LocationHohenzollern Bridge10 min walk
  • Popular LocationMediaPark11 min walk
  • AirportCologne (CGN-Cologne - Bonn)14 min drive

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About this area


Located in Cologne's Innenstadt neighborhood, Station Hostel For Backpackers is near a train station. Museum Ludwig and Musical Dome are cultural highlights, and some of the area's popular attractions include Cologne Zoo and Claudius Therme. Check out an event or a game at LANXESS Arena, and consider making time for Aqualand Freizeitbad am Fuhlinger See, a top attraction not to be missed.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Cologne Cathedral - 6 min walk
  • Romano-Germanic Museum - 7 min walk
  • Musical Dome - 8 min walk
  • Hohenzollern Bridge - 10 min walk
  • MediaPark - 11 min walk

Getting around

  • Cologne Central Station - 5 min walk
  • Appellhofplatz Breite Strasse U-Bahn - 9 min walk
  • Cologne - Bonn Airport (CGN) - 14 min drive


  • Station Bar — 1 min walk
  • Galestro — 3 min walk
  • Peking — 4 min walk
  • Gaffel am Dom — 4 min walk
  • Starbucks — 4 min walk

About this property

Station Hostel For Backpackers

Cologne hostel in Innenstadt, walk to Cologne Cathedral
A restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a coffee shop/café are available at this smoke-free hostel. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a snack bar/deli, conference space, and laundry facilities. All 50 rooms offer free WiFi, safes, and showers.
Station Hostel For Backpackers offers 50 accommodations with safes. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include showers. Housekeeping is provided once per stay.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


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

Parking and transportation

  • No onsite parking available
  • Street parking available

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–11:30 AM: EUR 7.5 for adults and EUR 7.5 for children
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/café
  • 1 bar

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Snack bar/deli


  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Reception hall

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Housekeeping (once per stay)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Computer station
  • Conference space (484 square feet)
  • Meeting room


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Shower


  • Safe

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - midnight
Late check-in subject to availability
Late check-in fee (amount varies)
Minimum check-in age - 16


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after noon 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

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! One child 4 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


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 buffet breakfast: EUR 7.5 for adults and EUR 7.5 for children (approximately)
  • Late check-in fee (amount varies)

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
No onsite parking is available
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

We should mention

One child 4 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

Property is also known as

Station Hostel Backpackers Cologne
Station Hostel Backpackers
Station Backpackers Cologne
Station Hostel For Backpackers Hotel Cologne
Hostel For Backpackers Cologne
Station Hostel For Backpackers Cologne
Station Hostel For Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

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Rating 5 - Excellent. 43 out of 227 reviews
5 - Excellent 19%
Rating 4 - Good. 88 out of 227 reviews
4 - Good 39%
Rating 3 - Okay. 73 out of 227 reviews
3 - Okay 32%
Rating 2 - Poor. 13 out of 227 reviews
2 - Poor 6%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 10 out of 227 reviews
1 - Terrible 4%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Business traveller
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
A cheap room in good location, but ridiculous price for what you get.
Stayed 4 nights in Jan 2020

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great place for a solo traveller: clean & vibrant
The location is impreccable. In general, the hostal is great. Unfortunately though my room smelt of cigarettes, which the manager did try and help by giving me air freshener and offering to wash the curtains if needed. Sometimes customer service could be a little more curtious, but maybe that is from a British perspective. I stayed on New Years Eve, and the place had a good party vibe - the following days it was calm and pleasent. I didn't get chance to sign out officially as I left at 4am and there was no one on the 24hr desk - but I was in a rush so I wasn't too bothered about my euro back for the key card. I would definitely stay there again as a solo traveller.
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2019

4/5 Good

Liked: Property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Atmospheric with enthusiastic staff
Excellent hostel with attentive and friendly staff. Bar is atmospheric, staffed by top class, lively and helpful individuals. Beds are comfortable. Decor is typical hostel plain style. Location is perfect, close to nightlife, shopping and railway station. Shower floors slightly slippy but water is warm and everything is clean.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2019

3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Amenities
The location was great! Close to the train station, restaurants, shops and cathedral. The wifi was horrible and didn't work in my room (211). I attempted to tell the one staff and he was rude and condescending, talking to me like I know nothing about wifi connecting. Reality is the wifi only works in the hallways, toilets, stairways and a little bit by reception not in at least my room. The showers are unisex with stalls, still a little weird for foreigners. There were youth students running around in the evening being loud and obnoxious. Pretty sure it's called a backpackers so didn't expect or appreciate school kids being there. Not the vibe I was expecting. Overall, not a horrible hostel but I probably wouldn't stay again.
Stayed 4 nights in Sep 2019