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1 room, 2 adults

Station Hostel For Backpackers

2-star2 stars
Marzellenstr. 44 - 56, Cologne, Nordrhein Westfalen, 50668, Germany

Hostel with restaurant, near Cologne Cathedral
  • Free WiFi

Restrictions related to your trip

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

  • A cheap room in good location, but ridiculous price for what you get.Jan 12, 2020
  • The location is impreccable. In general, the hostal is great. Unfortunately though my…Dec 30, 2019

Station Hostel For Backpackers

from Rs4,459
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What’s around Station Hostel For Backpackers


  • In Innenstadt
  • Cologne Cathedral - 6 min walk
  • LANXESS Arena - 27 min walk
  • Cologne Zoo - 27 min walk
  • Cologne Trade Fair Grounds - 35 min walk
  • Museum Ludwig - 8 min walk
  • Musical Dome - 8 min walk
  • Alter Markt - 11 min walk

Getting around

  • Cologne - Bonn Airport (CGN) - 14 min drive
  • Duesseldorf International Airport (DUS) - 45 min drive
  • Cologne Central Station - 5 min walk
  • Cologne (QKL-Cologne Central Train Station) - 5 min walk
  • Cologne Hansaring Station - 9 min walk
  • Appellhofplatz Breite Strasse U-Bahn - 9 min walk
  • Ebertplatz U-Bahn - 11 min walk
  • Heumarkt U-Bahn - 14 min walk

At a glance

Key facts


  • 50 rooms
  • Arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
If you are planning to arrive after noon 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.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 16

Travelling with others


  • One child (4 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No onsite parking

  • Street parking available

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Barbecue grills
Working away
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 484
  • Conference space size (meters) - 45
  • One meeting room
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Elevator
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

In the room

Freshen up
  • Shower only
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Housekeeping - once per stay
  • In-room safe

Special features


Station Bar - This restaurant specializes in regional cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. Happy hour is offered.

Station Hostel For Backpackers’s small print

Also known as

  • Station Hostel Backpackers Cologne
  • Station Hostel Backpackers
  • Station Backpackers Cologne
  • Station Hostel For Backpackers Hotel Cologne
  • Hostel For Backpackers Cologne
  • Station Hostel For Backpackers Cologne
  • Station Hostel For Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation


This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place and staff at the property wear personal protective equipment.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • A city tax is imposed by the city of Cologne. Business travelers 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 percent city/local tax will be charged

Optional extras

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 7.5 for adults and EUR 7.5 for children (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Station Hostel For Backpackers

  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Station Hostel For Backpackers?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Station Hostel For Backpackers?
    No, unfortunately, but there's street parking available.
  • Are pets allowed at Station Hostel For Backpackers?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Station Hostel For Backpackers?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Station Hostel For Backpackers?
    Yes, Station Bar offers regional cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Galestro (3-min walk), Peking (4-min walk), and Gaffel am Dom (4-min walk).
  • What is there to do at Station Hostel For Backpackers and nearby?
    Station Hostel For Backpackers has a picnic area and a garden.

Recent reviews

Good 7.4 From 81 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
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.
Liam, ie3 night trip with friends
Good 6.0
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.
Jess, ca4 night trip
Very good 8.0
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.
Breck, gb2 night trip
Very good 8.0
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.
us3 night trip
Very good 8.0
Had a great time here. Staff were great, especially the bar staff. The room was big and wasn't crowded with bunk beds, instead it was just single beds, it was great to not feel confined by having a bed above you.
Jesse, au1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
amazing place
too close to central station, lockers are not free but you cant rent out
bilal, gb1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great accommodation in a great environment with a great staff.
gb1 night trip
Very good 8.0
The hostel was well equipped with restaurant-great food, the staff were lovely and helpful, cleanliness can not be faulted. It is a busy place, a hive of activity (all day and most of the night) and a great place for those who lead an active evening and night life. Alas, perhaps best left for the younger generation. Otherwise ...Well situated just a block from the main train station and Cologne's beautiful Cathedral. Close to major shopping areas and tourist information center. An overall great place to stay if you don't mind late nights.
Georgina, gb4 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
5 star hostel, great service, perfect location!
1: Location: couldn't be better!! Walk to Central train station in 1 minute and everything is within walking distance. 2: Service:professional, friendly, very helpful front desk! Better than the 5star hotel ones who gives fake expensive smiles, you get genuine friendly service:) 3:big room. A free locker on request by corridor. 4. P. S. I was lucky to have my first night almost alone, very good sleep:)
PENGJU, gb2 night trip
Good 6.0
OK hostel, not the worse, but I've seen better
Next to the Cathedral and the train station. Perhaps too close to the train station, if you sleep with the windows open, you'll hear all the trains. In my five beds bedroom, there were virtually no electric plug. All the beds had personnel lamps, but none of them were plugged in, which meant that people had to open the main lamp at night when coming in. Also, I had to use my battery bank to charge my phone at night. The opening and especially closing doors are noisy, not the best at night. The washroom are nice and clean in the morning, but can be quite disgusting at night, especially on Friday or Saturday night since there's a bar downstairs and people are partying. There's nice big lockers in the hall, but none in the rooms.
ca2 night trip

Station Hostel For Backpackers