Cut price hostel opens in Cologne
Low price accommodation has been hard to find in Cologne, unless you're prepared to stay in one of the outlying suburbs, or the dirtiest looking back-packer hostel on Barbarossaplatz above MacDonald’s - not very enticing, especially if you're visiting for a weekend of culture and shopping. Hostel Köln saw the gap in the market and has opened their first hostel between Neumarkt and Rudolfplatz - it's the perfect location. The hostel is clean, and bright, has simple white walls and furnishings, with added colour accents to liven things up, and dark wood beds and tables. The prices are reasonable, €45 for a single, €30 for a double (per person) and €24 (per person) for a dorm room - all prices include breakfast in the pleasant and bright breakfast room. There's also a seminar room for hire, free internet usage and a hotspot in the lobby. With the start of the Christmas Market season the hostel is likely to be swamped with weekend shoppers - let's hope expansion plans are already underway.
Hostel-Köln, Marsilstein 29, 50676 Köln