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a&o Youth Hostels in Cologne

Are you looking for affordable and centrally located accommodation in Cologne for a school trip or family holiday? At a&o’s youth hostels in Cologne, you will find spacious shared rooms with a modern design. Our youth hostels are located in the city centre of Cologne, very close to the main railway station, Cologne Cathedral, and the Neumarkt square. With accommodation right in the heart of the action, you can reach many landmarks on foot, with you and your fellow travellers additionally enjoying excellent connections to the public transport network. The Römerturm tower, Schauspielhaus theatre, Romano–Germanic Museum, and Cologne's Schildergasse, Hohe Straße, and Breite Straße shopping boulevards are just a few minutes' walk away. You can use the free WiFi and 24-hour service at our hostels, and enjoy the well-stocked hotel bar. And for all this comfort and community spirit, you don’t even need a membership.


Our Youth Hostel in Cologne

a&o Köln Neumarkt
9 €   from / night
single-/double room 16 €
dorm rooms 9 €
2,1 km from city centre
Situated in Cologne's Südstadt quarter this a&o is a true allrounder! Well equipped & very fair prices! Free Wi-Fi!
24h service Hotel bar Free Wi-Fi Lobby TV Parking Snacks Tickets Washing machine

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a&o Köln Dom
19 €   from / night
single-/double room 19 €
0,3 km from city centre
Directly at the famous Cologne Cathedral and the Central Station: familiar atmosphere is guaranteed! Free Wi-Fi!
24h service Lobby TV Tickets Free Wi-Fi

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a&o Köln Hauptbahnhof
18 €   from / night
single-/double room 18 €
0,5 km from city centre
In the center, only a few minutes' walk from the Central Station is the newest a&o in Cologne where guests stay overnight at high standards. Free Wi-Fi!
24h service Lobby TV Parking Tickets Free Wi-Fi

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a&o Köln Neumarkt
single-/double room 16 €
dorm rooms 9 €
2,1 km from city centre
Situated in Cologne's Südstadt quarter this a&o is a true allrounder! Well equipped & very fair prices! Free Wi-Fi!
24h service Hotel bar Free Wi-Fi Lobby TV Parking Snacks Tickets Washing machine
a&o Köln Dom
single-/double room 19 €
0,3 km from city centre
Directly at the famous Cologne Cathedral and the Central Station: familiar atmosphere is guaranteed! Free Wi-Fi!
24h service Lobby TV Tickets Free Wi-Fi
a&o Köln Hauptbahnhof
single-/double room 18 €
0,5 km from city centre
In the center, only a few minutes' walk from the Central Station is the newest a&o in Cologne where guests stay overnight at high standards. Free Wi-Fi!
24h service Lobby TV Parking Tickets Free Wi-Fi

Cologne highlights

  • Tourist attractions such as Cologne Cathedral and the Römerturm tower
  • Cologne festivities such as Cologne Carnival & Germany’s largest Pride Parade
  • Chocolate Museum on the Rhine
  • Boat trips on the Rhine
  • Local cuisine: Kölsch beer, best served with traditional “Himmel un Ääd” dish of black pudding and onions
  • Cologne Zoological Garden

Benefits of a&o youth hostels

  • Top location
  • Low prices
  • Consistent quality
  • Community spirit
  • Free WiFi
  • All-you-can-eat breakfast

Stay at a&o youth hostels with no membership: the flexible way to discover Cologne

Unlike German Youth Hostel Association (DJH) hostels, you don’t need to be a member to stay at our a&o youth hostels. This means there are no additional costs for you – with a&o you only pay for your overnight stay plus any services you might use such as one of our activity programmes. And we and always offer unbeatable prices! Families are also very welcome in a&o youth hostels: extra-large family rooms offer the comfort you need to get a proper rest at night. Relaxing is easy with the central location of our hostels and the low room prices: take a boat trip along the Rhine and embark on a journey of discovery to marvel at the Kranhäuser developments at Rheinauhafen harbour, the banks of the Rhine, the city, and its splendid architecture! The historic old town with its Fischmarkt, Heumarkt, and Old Market squares invites you discover the shops and restaurants so typical of Cologne. No matter which of our Cologne youth hostels you choose, with a&o you are right in the centre of it all, and for the best price!

Excursions in and around Cologne: activity programmes for school trips and family holidays

Are you planning a school trip or a family holiday to Cologne? We are happy to help you plan your leisure activities with some helpful suggestions. At some of our youth hostels, including a&o Köln Neumarkt, we also offer fully equipped meeting rooms which you can use for courses, presentations, and similar activities during your stay.

We’ve also got you catering needs covered: our youth hostels offer an extensive breakfast buffet in the mornings for 7 euros; children up to 6 years old get breakfast free of charge, from age 7 and up it is half price, and young adults aged 18 years and over pay the full price. For groups of 10 or more, we also offer dinner (by arrangement). If required, we can prepare packed lunches for you for 6 euros (there is a 50 cent discount for groups of 10 or more). These include a sandwich, fruit, confectionery bar, and a drink.

Please let us know how we can help you plan your upcoming visit to Cologne. We are also happy to provide you with suggestions for excursions in and around Cologne, theme parks, zoos, museums, or bicycle tours, as well as information and advice about transport connections and much more. We look forward to welcoming you to one of our a&o youth hostels in Cologne!

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