My mum and i wanted a cheap break and the Cologne markets at Christmas seemed a good choice. Searched about but all hotels were double/triple the cost, so we thought why not! Having never stayed at a hostel we were a little concerned but it would only be for a few days. We need not worry!
Arrived very late (after 2300) and were greeted by the lady at the bar who showed us up to the accommodation floors (4 and 6). There is a separate entrance to the lift, using a key, so you don't need to enter through the bar each time. Reception are is on the 4th floor with a dining area and a tea/coffee machine for free, cold drinks available at a charge. Variety of books in different languages and board games too. Breakfast is an option for 5euros, I think, but do no know what was available.
Our room was a double on the 6th floor, all was clean, bedding provided which was all comfortable. The windows in the photo do not show a curtain, but there is now thankfully, although a little tricky to pull fully closed. Wifi is free and simple to access and quick to run. Room was warm so I didn't need to worry.
Mixed toilet was opposite, always clean. Separate shower rooms were next door, again clean, with a bath mat to stand on. The only fault was a lightbulb out, and the water was either cold or hot at the slightest change of the tap! Also a bathroom further along the hall, and separate toilets too. We were worried there might be a noise issue but other than slightly thin walls, it really wasn't an issue!
The accommodation is easy to find using their directions from their website, and simple walk into town and the river. Would definitely recommend to my friends, and would stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the hostel "die wohngemeinschaft", the hostel for special live-in experiences in Cologne's creative center, the "Belgische Viertel". Feel like you're at home in one of our 8 rooms, which are unmistakably unique and full of charming details. The Wohngemeinschaft isn't just a hostel but also a cafe-bar as well as a theater. We are conveniently located amongst other Bars, Clubs, Restaurants, small shops, Galleries, Theaters and much more. ... more less
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