Best Places for Backpackers in Cologne, Germany.

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The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Cologne, Germany.

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Top 22 hostels in Cologne, Germany.

These are the 22 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Cologne, Germany.

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Youth-Hostel Cologne-Riehl - City Hostel

95 /100

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Youth-Hostel Cologne-Riehl - City Hostel

**Breakfast buffet is included in our prices!** The Youth Hostel Cologne-Riehl offers all the advantages of an up-to-date accommodation at budget prices. It is located in a beautiful, green area next to the Rhine River with excellent parks for inline skating, running, cycling or picnics. There a...
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The Penny Pincher Inn

95 /100

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The Penny Pincher Inn

You need an overnight accommodation? Comfortable, but not less expensive? A safe storage for your belongings? You prefer your own cereals instead of packet marmalade? Our fully equipped self catering kitchen includes a fridge for the shared use, microwave, stove, toaster and kettle. We provide coffe...
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Die Wohngemeinschaft

95 /100

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Die Wohngemeinschaft

Welcome to the hostel die wohngemeinschaft. The hostel for special live-in experiences in Cologne`s creative center, the Belgisches Viertel. Feel like you`re at home in one of our 16 rooms, which are unmistakably unique and full of charming details. The Wohngemeinschaft isn`t just a hostel but...
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Shivas City Sleep

95 /100

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Shivas City Sleep

Shivas City Sleep is a hostel located in the north part of the city centre of Cologne, in the Nippes district, only 2,5 km away from the city centre of Cologne. For your comfort, the property offers clean rooms, laundry facilities, self-catering facilities with 24h free tea and free Wi-Fi, all for r...
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404 Hostel

88 /100

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404 Hostel

Welcome at the smallest Hostel in cologne, run by the well traveled owner Before you think about booking please read these information. Check-in/ reception hours 10:00-13:00 and 17:00-22:00 It's not possible to enter the house outside reception hours. People who have checked in get keys for...
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Cologne downtown hostel

88 /100

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Cologne downtown hostel

You will find the Downtown Hostel right in the heart of Cologne. Be right in the middle of big city life and experience the best Cologne has to offer. The central location offers walking distances to all of the most important sights and points of interest. Relax and take in the view from our balcony...
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City Hotel Storch

87 /100

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City Hotel Storch

The City Hotel Storch is located right in the center of Cologne, near to the Media Park and renowned Cinedom. We offer private and business clients excellent circumstances for a perfect visit in Cologne. The connection to the motorway and metro lets you easily get anywhere you like. You can go in...
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Pathpoint Cologne Backpacker Hostel

87 /100

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Pathpoint Cologne Backpacker Hostel

This modern backpacker property is located in a former church building, right in the centre of Cologne, with only a five minute walk from the Central train station. Our friendly staff is looking forward to welcoming you and are happy to help you out with any information you might need during your s...
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Weltempfänger Backpacker Hostel

85 /100

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Weltempfänger Backpacker Hostel

Our backpacker hostel is located at the edge of the city center. Beside our enclosed cafe, in the nearby neighbourhood you will find lots of nice, cheap restaurants, a bunch of stylish and old-fashioned bars, dancing clubs, theater, cinema, shopping, green parks for relaxing etc. We are easily a...
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10
Station Hostel for Backpackers

83 /100

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Station Hostel for Backpackers

Please read the full description! Colognes original Backpacker-Hostel and Budget Hotel,in the very heart of the City. ' You cant get more convenient than this friendly six-floor hostel around the corner from the train station' Lonely Planet 2009 We are located directly at the main train/bu...
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11
a&o Köln Dom

81 /100

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a&o Köln Dom

Since February 2013 the a&o Koeln Dom presents itself in a new light! With new, yellow exterior color we give our guests a warm welcome. Arrive in the spacious lobby area and check in at the front desk. After the renovation, each of the rooms now offers modern bathrooms with shower/toilet in a famil...
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12
Rhein-Hotel St.Martin

81 /100

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Rhein-Hotel St.Martin

The Rhein-Hotel St.Martin presents itself as one of the most beautiful located hotels within the vital, popular art- and exhibition city Cologne. The city in which a great past and a great present are connected with economy and culture in a fascinating, unique way. The Rhine garden, a perfec...
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a&o Köln Neumarkt

80 /100

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a&o Köln Neumarkt

The a&o Köln Neumarkt has been completely refurbished in 2018 and is located in the beautiful, characteristically Cologne Mauritiusviertel district. The hostel has rooms with modern furnishings in various categories as well as a lobby bar where you can enjoy the cheerful Cologne spirit that is often...
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a&o Köln Hauptbahnhof

78 /100

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a&o Köln Hauptbahnhof

The former 'Hotel Madison am Dom Köln' belongs since January 2016 to the a&o chain, offering the same standards as in every a&o Hotel and Hostel. Our guests have the possibilities to book our rich All-you-can-eat' breakfast buffet or the late check-out (on request and only in private rooms). Our rec...
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Black Sheep Hostel

78 /100

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Black Sheep Hostel

The Black Sheep Hostel is the new hostel in Cologne! We're within close distance to all of Cologne's most beautiful sites, like the cathedral. Our Hostel is the perfect place to step into Cologne's abundant nightlife - within walking distance you'll find all kinds of clubs, bars and inexpensive r...
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Cologne-Deutz Youth Hostel

77 /100

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Cologne-Deutz Youth Hostel

Cologne is worth more than just one visit. Germany's oldest big city is a vibrant metropolis with a young spirit. With its sights from 2000 years of history and its position as an ever-growing media location, the cathedral city easily spans past and present. And if you once had the chance to meet th...
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SMARTY Cologne City Center

77 /100

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SMARTY Cologne City Center

SMARTY Cologne City Center Hotel | Hostel | Boardinghouse offers more than just low-cost accommodation: Free Wi-Fi internet, 24-hour reception & bar and a fully equipped guest kitchen. Whether you are traveling solo or in a group, here you will be able to mingle with people from different places and...
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Stay In Cologne

76 /100

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Stay In Cologne

You will stay in a well-kept house with garden in the middle of Cologne-Brueck. Parking can be found near the house. Note: For deluxe Room (MyBedroom) there is no shower in the room, outside the room shower per night 5 Euro per Person ! There is a total of 6 newly renovated non-smoking rooms o...
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City Pension Storch Im Stavenhof

60 /100

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City Pension Storch Im Stavenhof

City Pension Storch Im Stavenhof is a cheap and cheerful accommodation in Cologne's city centre. Walk through the local shopping centre or experience the sights of Cologne including Cologne Cathedral, Cologne breweries etc. City Pension Storch Im Stavenhof offers you completely furnished rooms wi...
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City Pension Storch Steinfelder

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City Pension Storch Steinfelder

City Pension Storch Steinfelder Gasse is a cheap and cheerful accommodation in Cologne's city centre. Walk through the local shopping centre or experience the sights of Cologne including Cologne Cathedral, Cologne breweries etc. City Pension Storch Steinfelder Gasse offers you completely furnishe...
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Hotel Alt Deutz City-Messe-Arena

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Hotel Alt Deutz City-Messe-Arena

Following a day of travelling, conferences or exploring the sights and attractions of Cologne, Germany, Hotel Alt Deutz City-Messe-Arena is the ideal hotel for relaxing in modern style and comfort. Perfectly situated in the heart of Cologne, opposite of the Old Town in the lively Deutz district, our...
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City Apartment

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City Apartment

The apartment offers you completely furnished room with sleeping possibilities up to 3 Pax with Flat TV,Blue Ray player and pantry kitchen and separated bathroom.Each of the apartments at City Apartment accommodation is decorated in a modern style, boasts a TV and a fully equipped kitchenette. The...
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