Pro: Its close to the train station and city
Con: it was dirty, especially the toilets
The original Backpackers in the Heart of the City.learn more
We are located directly at the main train/bus station, 250 m to the famous Cologne Cathedral (Koelner Dom) and just a few steps from Germanys busiest shopping street,as well hundreds of Bars,Clubs and Restaurants.Colognes Trade Fair (Messe) is just 1 train stop away,or 15 minutes walk.
We offer clean and comfortable beds (no bunks!) in a range of room sizes,from Singles to 6 Bed dormitories. Bed linen is provided at no extra charge,as well as Towels and Toiletries in all Private rooms.Our newly renovated communal bathrooms include male and female washrooms and toilets,as well as hairdryers.Guests in Dormitories can borrow towels for just a €1 fee.
Guests will find free Internet access via 2 PCs in our Reception area,as well as free WiFi throughout the building.
A breakfast buffet from 7 a.m until 11.30 weekdays and 8-14.00 ! at the weekends is available in our Bar . €2.50 for a basic breakfast , €6,90 for "All you can eat " !
Laundry faclities are availble for a small fee around the clock.
Since 2015 we have a brand new Cafe/Restaurant and Bar,including Beer Garden! Here you can great meal deals,and watch sports on our large screens.
With our late check out at 11 AM theres no need to rush in the morning and our free lugage storage until 11 PM gives you more time to explore the city.Our reception is open 24 hours a day,and of course,we have no curfew.
Free city maps with sightseeing tips and local travel information,guide books and hostel flyers are available. Our friendly local staff are happy to help you with information about nightlife, restaurants, exhibitions and anything else you need to make your stay in Cologne an interesting and comfortable one.
100 meters away FROM THE MAIN TRAIN STATION:
If you take the main exit of the train station (after platform number 1) you will see the Cathedral to your left and a brown office building with a Rolex commercial on the top to your right.
Turn directly behind this office building into Marzellenstr. where you will find us after 100m on the right. Marzellenstr. 44-56 - 'Station Hostel for Backpackers'. Its a 2 minute walk from the main train station. 15 minutes away FROM THE AIRPORT:
Take the regional train S13 from the airport to the central station of cologne (DOM/HBF). There is one running every 20 minutes and it takes 15 minutes. The ticket cost 2.80 Euro and you can only buy it at the Ticket Machines.
There is no bus connection between the airport and the city.
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