From the Cologne Cathedral to the Chocolate Museum, Cologne is sure to exceed your expectations. And to make sure you come back to the great place to lay your head after a long day of sightseeing, we have compiled a list of the best hostels in Cologne below.
In the heart of the Belgian Quarter, even a short stay at Die Wohngemeinschaft will show you why it’s one of the best hostels in Cologne. Die Wohngemeinschaft is not just a hostel, it’s also a theatre, bar, and cafe. You can enjoy a concert, play, or film inside or make your way outside to chill on the terrace. You’ll love the funky rooms as each has a different theme ranging from Bollywood to a space ship to Legos. There’s no cooler place to stay than Die Wohngemeinschaft.
Cologne Downtown Hostel
Cologne Downtown Hostel prides itself on being one of the best hostels in Cologne for the shopping addicts. You’ll be just a block away from Hohe Strasse and less than a 10-minute walk from the fantastic Cologne Cathedral. It’s also super nice for the cooks and anyone looking for a good snack as it sits right above a supermarket. Rooms are both spotless and spacious, and you’ll appreciate that each room has an en-suite bathroom, and some even have balconies. You’re sure to experience the best of Cologne with a stay at Cologne Downtown Hostel.
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Pathpoint Cologne Backpacker Hostel
Housed in a renovated church, Pathpoint Cologne Backpacker Hostel puts you just moments away from the central train station. The staff looks forward to welcoming you and are happy to provide tour recommendations if you’re looking for fun and interesting stuff to add to your itinerary. The kitchen and garden provide great places for you to meet other travelers and swap stories. If you’d rather stay to yourself, there is a TV and reading corner for your convenience. You’re sure to get your money’s worth being in the city center during your time at Pathpoint Cologne Backpacker Hostel.
Weltempfänger Backpacker Hostel
Located in the cozy Ehrenfeld district, Weltempfänger Backpacker Hostel is in walking distance to anything you could want. When you’re not exploring Cologne, their on-site cafe and bar provide you a great hangout spot and sometimes they even host live music. If you don’t want to grab something from the cafe, there’s a fully equipped kitchen available to you. For a chill stay in a lively area, Weltempfänger Backpacker Hostel highlights the list of best hostels in Cologne.
It’s hard to find a hostel in a better location than Station Hostel. Just around the corner from the central train station, you’ll be just moments from Cologne’s best attractions. With no bunk beds in sight and several different room types to choose from, they can accommodate you no matter how many people you’re traveling with. Their restaurant, bar, and beer garden are ideal for meeting locals and other travelers. Oh, and make sure to try their vegan burger, you’ll thank us later :) We are certain you will have a memorable time at Station Hostel.
Youth Hostel Cologne-Riehl
Located in a stunning green space on the Rhine River, our list of best hostels in Cologne wouldn’t be complete without Youth Hostel Cologne-Riehl. You’ll have a beautiful park at your fingertips where you can skate, bike, or just have a nice lunch. You’ll be excited to get settled in your room which will have an en-suite bathroom and breakfast included. A lunch buffet and dinner options are also available for your convenience. Relaxing on the terrace sipping a cocktail from their bar is a great way to end the evening after a great day of exploring Cologne.
Enjoy Cologne without breaking your budget by staying at one of the best hostels in Cologne! No matter your personality and what type of hostel you’re looking for, we’re confident one of the above hostels will be the perfect match for you.
This list is based on our personal experiences and/or reviews online. If you own a hostel in Cologne that you would like to add to this list, email us at contact(at)roadaffair(dot)com with the subject: Best Hostels in Cologne.