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Reviewed 29 November 2018

Located within sight of Köln Hauptbahnhof (Cologne main station), the hostel is perfectly situated for late arrivals or early starts from the station, as well as exploring this most fabulous of cities. The staff spoke perfect English and are extremely friendly and helpful from the outset! Dorms were clean, and spacious, with each bed having a dedicated locker (and a big one at that) which works by depositing a €2 coin for your key, which you get back when you unlock… very helpful! Separate shower Room & WC were a plus! Breakfast was in the rather cavernous refectory, but was what you expect from a good German first meal… Breads, meats and cheese… and good coffee! All in all, a dame good hostel!

Room tip: Spend 2 nights... one was simply not enough!
Date of stay: May 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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Thank David M
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Pathpoint, Manager at Pathpoint Cologne Backpacker Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2018

Thank you very much for your fantastic and detailed review! This really sounds really great and it makes us proud to hear all that. It would be great to see you soon again. Have a nice rest of your trip! Best regards from Cologne! :-)

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Reviewed 27 November 2018 via mobile

The staff at the Hostel were warm and friendly from the outset which really influences a persons opinion of a place so it was a good start in that respect! You had to grab a parcel of sheets on they way up to the rooms to make your bed which was a great idea - less housekeeping, less staff, keeps the costs down for us travellers! I stayed in a 4 bed female dorm which had a clean bathroom and huge lockers which worked using a 1 or 2 euro coin. The hostel was only a 5 minute walk from the main train station which meant it was very close to the city centre and incredible cathedral. I had breakfast one morning in the cavernous common room, this was fine but it would have been nice to have some fruit there other than jams and fruit yogurt (as I am a vegan).

Date of stay: November 2018
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Pathpoint, Manager at Pathpoint Cologne Backpacker Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2018

Wow - what a wonderful review. We really like the fact that you were explaining the "advantage" that guests make their own beds. We are very pleased that you had such a nice stay with us. We already received feedbacks that guests were missing fruits at breakfast. At this moment we are considering whether to keep the price low (without fruits) or change the price for breakfast and include fruits. As you mentioned earlier, we really try to keep the costs down so this is really hard to decide. :-) We wish you a nice of your travels and get home safely. Best regards from Cologne! :-)

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Reviewed 17 October 2018

Location is the best advantage of this hostel, it just 2 -3 minutes walk to Cologne Central Station Hauptbanhof, and 5 - 7 minutes walk to the huge magnificent Cologne Cathedral. In the city centre area and not to far from Rhine River at walking distances.
It also have helpful staff 24/7, with good affordable rates, quite spacious kitchen including cooking tools with adjacent dining room, and free bread in the kitchen when we stayed here. The room and ensuite bathroom were clean, although a bit small room, for four people in two bunk beds, each bed has own individual power point and good reading light. All good. If you ask any minor of this hostel, yes, the hostel have NO lift, so every one need to carry anything including heavy big luggage through the stairs. Not a problem for youth, as the aim of the hostel is for Youth Hostel.

Date of stay: September 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Pathpoint, Manager at Pathpoint Cologne Backpacker Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2018

Thank you very much for your great and detailled review. It sounds really great that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you soon again. Enjoy the rest of your trip and get home safely. :-)

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Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

I stayed 3 nights over the weekend in a 8-bed dorm. The dorms are a good size with large lockers and separate shower room and WC. Each bunk has their own power supply with reading light.

The hostel has a lovely terrace with a bbq pit to hang out and meet new people. There is also an indoor common area, kitchen and laundry room. It is in the quieter part of Cologne, so it is a good place for those seeking some peace and quiet(i.e not a party hostel).

10 min walk to the train station and 15mins to Cologne Cathedral. Cologne is a very walkable city and this hostel is an excellent hub.

Date of stay: September 2018
Trip type: Travelled solo
Thank ReginaNeoh
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Pathpoint, Manager at Pathpoint Cologne Backpacker Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2018

Thank you very much for your great review. We are very happy that you had a nice time with us. We are looking forward to see you soon again! Best regards from Cologne. :-)

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Reviewed 5 September 2018

The hostel was what you could expect from a serious hostel. There was space, good cleaning, big lockers, big windows and no disturbing noises during the night. Check in starts from 15.00 but if you have to leave bags or something in the hostel in the morning, you can go and leave everything in a locker room downstairs, coming back in the evening for the check in. Staff is kind and cozy. I definitely recommend it.

Date of stay: September 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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Thank Fredrick99
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Pathpoint, Manager at Pathpoint Cologne Backpacker Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Wow - thank you very much for your excellent review. It really makes us proud to get such positive feedbacks from our guests. We are especially happy that you liked our staff and the cleanliness here. Have a nice rest of your trip and see you soon again. :-)

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