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Weltempfanger Backpacker Hostel & Cafe

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Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Great clean rooms with comfortable beds. Would definitely recommend/stay here again. Location is not central (but they don't advertise it as such). Long walk, 30-40 mins to the main area of town. The walk is nice, there's also a metro station right in front of the hostel. Doesn't include breakfast but available for €5-6 at the hostel or for cheaper... More 

Thank Andrew K
Wellington, New Zealand
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52 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights in a 4 bed dorm room with ensuite. The beds are comfy, the rooms are clean, the staff are nice. Great location once you're there but a bit awkward to get to with my giant backpack as I had to walk from the train then get a tram but no big deal. Common room and... More 

Thank Natalie949
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6 reviews
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Great hostel nice people and great beds. Cheap prices only 1 € for a coffee. Clean and cozy rooms with a shower. Surely recommendable for short and mid stays. WiFi is available in the bar but in the room it was not avalable at that time.

Thank Siegfried W
Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2015

I had a really nice stay at this hostel. The staff were very friendly and helpful downstairs and always adds a nice touch. The room I stayed in - 6 bed mixed dorm - was comfortable and spacious and clean. Each bed had access to a power point and personal light (albeit a very bright light). The only con I... More 

Thank Anthony-Aus22
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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109 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2015

Really enjoyed my stay at Weltempfanger, the Cafe is a huge plus. Pros: - Cafe under the hostel is a great place to hangout (hostel guests get a discount), really relaxed atmosphere with good music. They even had a local artist play a set one night. - Rooms are clean and comfortable with lights and tables on the wall beside... More 

Thank Shelby B
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

We had a nice stay! It was a bit from central cologne but easy to reach with metro. Friendly staff and environment! The room was clean, we had the double room for one night. The only minus was that is was insanely HOT during the month of July and no AC or fan. Wifi was a bit slow but functional!... More 

Thank Olivia E
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Reviewed 7 April 2015

The hostel has a nice and friendly staff with a cosy bar and standard but decent breakfast. At the first floor their is a small kitchen, good enough to cook a basic meal and hang out to relax / having a chat with others.. Their are a few supermarkets, bars and food shops nearby so perfect actually! The hostel is... More 

Thank Jasper C
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2014

In general it's ok. Placed right in front of the Subway station. But not in a walking distance from Hauptbahnhof. There are a lot of bars ans 2 Supermarkets there. You can use kitchen to make food. Breakfast in nit included but you can buy it fir extra 4,5 Euro - it is ok, a usual hostels-breakfast. Rooms are a... More 

Thank Anna S
Moscow, Russia
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2014

A nice, cheap spot with good service, great location and with all you need nearby. It can get a little unpleasant on Fridays with a large mosque very close - especially with large crowds coming in from the u-bahn. However I would highly recommend it and it's trendy location.

Thank atpjmoore
Warsaw, Poland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2014

The hostel is located just next to the Piusstraße station (U-Bahn), the entrance is literally a few meters from the hostel's door! There are two direct trains to Kölnmesse (so it's convenient for Gamescom visitors, for example). A lot of restaurants / bakeries / cafes can be found nearby. There's also a cheap shopping mall (Aldi) about 80 m from... More 

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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 

Additional Information about Weltempfanger Backpacker Hostel & Cafe

Address: Venloer Strasse 196, 50823 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Region: Germany > North Rhine-Westphalia > Cologne > Ehrenfeld
Price Range: RM94 - RM447 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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“I slept in the dorm of 6 with a friend of mine and another friend had to sleep in the dorm of 4.. al fine, a dorm like it should be..”
 of 5 bubbles JasperC474, 7 Apr 2015 | Read review
“The room number 1 (6 beds) is very noisy (loads of sounds coming from the Venloer Straße. But it's quite nice and spacy. It has one bed which is bigger than the other ones. The room shares a toilet and two showers with one other room. The room number 6 (4 beds) is tiny and quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles Guardafui, 17 Aug 2014 | Read review
“I was on the 1st floor (actually it is 2nd - after the ground, cafe). All rooms are fine. In the corner rooms there is a good street view.”
 of 5 bubbles GennadyKarasev, 23 Oct 2013 | Read review
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