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Hostel in Cologne and Berlin

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1. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3742 posts) 9y

I'm spending a few days in Cologne and Berlin in September - can anyone recommend any decent, central hostels in these places?

2. Posted by Winkekatze (Full Member 41 posts) 9y


for Cologne you may check the "Station - Hostel for Backpackers"
- it's near the central station and the Kölner Dom (Cologne Cathedral).

Another one which is very central is Hotel Ibis at Barbarossaplatz (close to Zülpicher Str. (lot of bars there, many students)

Filika - Best regards,


[ Edit: Edited on May 5, 2007, at 4:47 AM by Winkekatze ]

3. Posted by Napoleon_U (Budding Member 34 posts) 9y

In Berlin you may want to try the A&O hostels. They are generally large hostels, that have their own bar etc, some have hundreds of rooms, so you'll be able to meet lots of people if you desire.

I stayed at the A&O for a month in summer and it was really good.

4. Posted by Herr Bert (Moderator 1384 posts) 9y

In Berlin is one of the best hostels anywhere. See if you can get a bed at the Circus hostel. In my opinion (and for all the hostels I have been) only the Fridhemsplan in Stockholm is a better hostel. (which is more expensive). Metrostation is just across the street.

For Cologne, I can't recommend you one, as I never sleep there (it's anout 45 minutes from my house, so I return home)

5. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3742 posts) 9y

Thanks for the advice everyone -i'll check those places out.

6. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Hello Bex:)

Last time I was in Berlin, I stayed in the Helter Skelter Hostel, on Kalkscheunenstr 4-5
10117 Berlin
Phone: 0049 (0) 30 280 44 99 7
info (at)


7. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3742 posts) 9y

thanks mel - will have a look. :)

8. Posted by AdamH77 (Inactive 41 posts) 9y

Heya, i stayed at helter skelter a couple of weeks ago, its ok, clean and cheap but its right above a large club that plays music till late in the night, you can get earplugs at the reception though and i think its just friday and saturday nights but then most people are out late fri and sat anyway :) another option is heart of gold which is literally round the corner from helter skelter, its much more modern and cleaner but lacks a little atmosphere but it has a pretty good bar and common area. both are in the mitte and smack bang in the middle of resteraunts and bars etc. newberlintours do a great pub crawl that starts a couple of minutes from both these hostels that i'd highly recommend!