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

2.0 star property
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 sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
Engelbertstrasse 33-35, Cologne, NW, 50674

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationNeumarkt9 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

SMARTY Cologne City Center is located in Innenstadt, a neighbourhood in Cologne, and is near a metro station. Cologne Cathedral is a notable landmark and some of the area's popular attractions include Cologne Zoo and Claudius Therme. Ready for a night out? Consider Tanzbrunnen Köln and Flora Cologne.

What's nearby

  • Neumarkt - 9 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

  • Café Wahlen - 2 min walk
  • Cafe Orlando - 3 min walk
  • Serithai - 3 min walk
  • El Gaucho - 3 min walk
  • Engelbät - 3 min walk

About this property

SMARTY Cologne City Center

Cologne hostel in Innenstadt, walk to Neumarkt
A bar/lounge, a snack bar/deli and a fridge 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 on-site. 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 forms of accommodation. This individually decorated and furnished accommodation includes desks. All forms of accommodation include kitchenettes. Bathrooms include baths or showers.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Cable televisions are provided. An iron/ironing board 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 or hotter

Social distancing

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

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
Hand sanitiser 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 public transport

  • 24 hours off-site parking within 984 ft (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

  • Lift
  • Front-desk safe
  • 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 fridge
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Bed sheets

Bathroom

  • Bathtub or shower

Entertainment

  • 32-inch TV
  • TV channels

Food and drink

  • Kitchenette

More

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

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Policies

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 are 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.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

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 travellers 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 5.00 per cent 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 the 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(984 ft away; 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

This property is managed by a professional host
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 major 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 stag and hen 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

Overall score and ratings

3.1
Rating 5 - Excellent. 49 out of 435 reviews
5 - Excellent 11%
Rating 4 - Good. 128 out of 435 reviews
4 - Good 29%
Rating 3 - Okay. 129 out of 435 reviews
3 - Okay 30%
Rating 2 - Poor. 72 out of 435 reviews
2 - Poor 17%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 57 out of 435 reviews
1 - Terrible 13%

3.2/5

Cleanliness

3.6/5

Staff & service

3.0/5

Amenities

3.0/5

Property conditions & facilities

2/5 Poor

Travelled with partner
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
The pictures are really misleading. The property can barely be used as some place where you just sleep during the nights. The rooms are nowhere close to as nice as shown in the pictures. They are old, with all kinds of stains of the walls, the washroom is decent. Overall the area is extremely tiny. Its not worth the price IMO.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2021

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