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Station Hostel For Backpackers

Star Rating
2 out of 5



3.6 / 5Good
215 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast Available
  • Business Services


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Cologne Cathedral
    4 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Musical Dome
    8 min walk
  • Restaurant
    5 min walk
  • Restaurant
    5 min walk
  • Airport
    Cologne (CGN-Cologne - Bonn)
    14 min drive

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020 3564 4853

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    About this area


    Near a train station, Station Hostel For Backpackers is in Cologne's Innenstadt neighbourhood, a walkable area with good shopping. Romano-Germanic Museum and Wallraf-Richartz-Museum 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. Our guests appreciate the hostel's location for the nightlife.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Cologne Cathedral - 4 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Museum Ludwig - 8 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Musical Dome - 8 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Romano-Germanic Museum - 8 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Hohenzollern Bridge - 10 min walk

    Getting around

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


    • Station Bar — 1 min walk
    • Asiagourmet — 5 min walk
    • WDR-Funkhaus — 5 min walk
    • Çiğköfte VeganLand — 6 min walk
    • Westflügel — 7 min walk

    About this property

    Station Hostel For Backpackers

    Cologne hostel in Innenstadt, walk to Cologne Cathedral
    Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hostel has a bar/lounge and a coffee shop/café. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include conference space, laundry facilities and a 24-hour front desk. All 50 rooms offer complimentary wireless Internet access, safes and showers.
    Station Hostel For Backpackers offers 50 forms of accommodation with a safe. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include a shower.
    Dining options at the hostel include a restaurant and a coffee shop/café. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. A computer station is located on-site and wireless Internet access is complimentary. Event facilities measuring 484 square feet (45 square metres) include conference rooms. This business-friendly hostel also offers a terrace, tour or ticket assistance and a BBQ.
    Station Hostel For Backpackers is a smoke-free property.

    Property amenities


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

    Parking and public transport

    • No on-site 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/cafe
    • 1 bar

    Family friendly

    • Laundry facilities


    • Lift
    • Free newspapers in reception
    • Reception hall

    Guest services

    • 24-hour front desk
    • Laundry facilities
    • Luggage storage
    • Tour/ticket assistance

    Languages spoken

    • English
    • German
    • Spanish

    Business services

    • 1 meeting room
    • Computer station
    • Conference space (484 square feet)


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


    • Smoke-free property
    • TV in reception

    Room amenities


    • Shower


    • Safe

    Nearby things to do

    Where to eat

    • Station Bar – Restaurant offering regional cuisine. Serves breakfast and dinner daily, happy hour available.
    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition

    4/5 Good

    Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    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


    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

    4/5 Good

    Popular comfortable hostel close to Main Station

    I'm confused by a lot of the reviews. I assume they may be from long ago. Based on those I was was nervous about this stay. Happy to say that most of the reviews seem (to me) to be baseless or petty. The site is about 4 minutes walk or less from the train station and cathedral. The beer garden and rear of the hostel does face the tracks/station and so yes there is some noise but this was minor with the double glazed window open and barely noticeable with it closed. At least during my stay there was little noise from the beer garden late at night. Check in was easy and efficient. Very friendly staff all around. I was in a 5 bed dorm and this was spacious and comfortable. Each bed has a light and table. The beds are open, not bunks. Most beds made no noise one in thre room squeaked a bit when the guy rolled over. Rent towels for a small fee and comes with soap. I carry medication that needs refrigeration and this was the first time I've been told I had to pay to use the fridge. However, it was only 2 euro a day and the fridge rented is actually a secure fridge(imagine lockers in a fridge) which impressed me for security. There are lockers in the hallways for valuables. Bring a lock or rent one there. The toilets and bathrooms were clean, tiled and had hooks and shelves. Lots of hot water and pressure. The bar and staff were good fun. Downside - breakfast is overpriced I would definitely stay here again.

    Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2019

    4/5 Good

    Was close to city center and the train station. The only complaint i had was the upstairs was stuffy so that you needed to keep the windows open all night. And so i would wake up to a few mosquito bites.

    Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2019

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