I stayed in a 4 bed dorm with 2 other friends.
We arrived by car and had no big trouble finding a place to park the car. Guess we were lucky.
We just stayed for 2 nights and were travelling light so the room was spacious enough for us.
But we would have struggeled a bit with more luggage.
The room itself was a bit plain, but had a shelf as well as a tiny ensuite which was clean and did it's job.
Key deposits and bringing your sheets down is fairly common in hostels, so this did not bother me at all. But the whole building is not very new (which was ok). It is just that the doors and locks were aged as well and therefore the door was a bit funny. Plus no lockers in the room. We did not have valuables (luckily) and I would net bringt them along here easily.
It seemed to be very quiet when we were there. We hardly met anyone.
Downstairs was a nice café attached to the hostel. The breakfast and coffee they served was really nice and good value!
Staff was friendly. Quite central in Ehrenfeld, a bit of a walk to the city. But subway is right in front of the door.
Overall good if you just wanna stay for the night and explore Cologne during the day. Just don't expect too much from the hostel. The café was really nice though.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dear travelers:Welcome to the Weltempfänger Hostel & CaféOur backpacker hostel in Cologne presents you with all the services of a charming hostel. Ideally located in Ehrenfeld, northwest of the city center, we are easily reached by public transport. We offer comfortable accomodation at a low price. Cologne is famous for its friendly atmosphere and that's why it is our duty to provide every person friendly service to make you feel at home.Beside our enclosed café you will find lots of restaurants, a bunch of stylish and old-fashioned bars, night clubs, theater, cinemas, shopping, green parks for relaxing etc. all this within walking distance. For self catering we offer kitchen facilities in the common room. Our café provides fully breakfast with coffee, tea etc. We also serve afternoon tea with a delicious slice of cake or a relaxing glas of wine or beer with friends in the evening.Our hostel is a very good starting point to explore the city of Cologne, this might happen i.e. with one of our rentable bicycles.We are looking forward to accomodate you in our hostel!!Die WELTempfänger [Worldreceiver] ... more less
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