Best Hostels for Solo Travellers, Couples, and Groups in Cologne

Best Hostels for Solo Travellers, Couples, and Groups in Cologne
Cologne is a beautiful city on the Rhine River. It's the fourth largest city in Germany and is a hub for media, tourism and business in the country. It's also one of the most liberal cities in Germany. The city has no shortage of things for visitors to see and do. There are countless museums and art galleries around as well as excellent restaurants, bars, and clubs.

There is also no shortage of budget accommodation options in Cologne. If you're looking for a social atmosphere, then a hostel may be your best option. Hostels are the place to stay if you want to meet other travelers and stay near the center of the city without spending too much money.
How much do hostels in Cologne cost?
Average Dorm Price $26 ($17 to $46)
Average Double Private Room Price (in a hostel) $61 ($34 to $84)

A good hostel for solo travellers.

Dorm Bed: $27.48
Private Room: $39.43
Overall Rating: 88%
Hohe Straße 30a, 50667 Köln , Cologne Germany
Located right in the heart of Cologne, the Downtown Hostel is near everything you could want to see and do. It's walking distance to many of the area's top attractions and is near shopping, restaurants, and bars. The hostel is also just a short walk from the main train station. The hostel has a fun atmosphere that encourages guests to hang out. There's also a nice shared kitchen where you can prepare your own meals, as well as a supermarket near by where you can buy groceries.

There are both private rooms and dorms that you can choose from. Private rooms sleep two and dorms sleep four, six, or eight. This is a good option for solo travelers as the atmosphere is social and they do not accept groups that are larger than eight. All of the rooms also have their own private bathroom.

A good hostel for solo travellers and groups smaller than eight.

Dorm Bed: $17.08
Private Room: $17.08
Overall Rating: 94%
Allerheiligenstrasse 15 , Cologne Germany
Located in an old church building, this hostel is conveniently located in the center of Cologne. It's about a five minute walk from the train station and is near many of the area's top sights and attractions. It's also near many restaurants and bars. Both trams and buses run nearby so public transportation makes areas accessible that are too far to walk.

The hostel has all of the standard amenities including a shared kitchen, internet access in the common area, a reading area, and free luggage storage. If you're traveling with a small group it's possible to reserve an eight bed private room but groups that are larger than eight are not allowed. There are also eight bed dorms that are separated by gender.

Private Room: $27.32
Overall Rating: 91%
Ursulaplatz 10-12 , Cologne Germany
A&O Koeln Hauptbahnhof was previously known as Hotel Madison am Dom Koln. It is now part of the A&O chain and is a reliable place to stay that is clean and comfortable. The hostel is located in central Cologne at the Ursulaplatz. It's right beside the Cologne Cathedral and the central station and is close to the old town and many of the most popular shopping streets. There are also many museums and other sights that can be accessed on foot or by public transit.

There are 37 rooms in the hostel that range in style and size. Each room sleeps between one and four people. There are also six bed dorms that are either female only or mixed.

The hostel can feel a bit like a hotel, without the atmosphere that you might expect at a hotel. Still, it's a convenient place to stay that is accessible to everything and reliably clean.

A good hostel for solo travellers, female travellers, and couples.

Dorm Bed: $25.27
Private Room: $30.32
Overall Rating: 89%
Venloer Str. 196 50823 Koln , Cologne Germany
This hostel is located a little further out, on the edge of the city center. It's in a pleasant neighborhood with many affordable restaurants as well as bars and dance clubs. There are also several parks and shopping areas nearby. The hostel can be reached by public transportation and the staff are friendly and can help with any directions that you might need. There is a shared kitchen available where you can prepare your own meals. There's also a cafe attached to the hostel where you can grab a bite to eat in the morning or a drink in the evening.

The hostel has a nice atmosphere and it's a nice place to relax with other travelers. It's a good value for travelers on a budget, even if the location is a little removed.

Single, twin and double private rooms are available. Most rooms have their own bathrooms but some are shared. Dorms sleep four or six people and female only rooms are available.
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