The city of Cologne, Germany is a popular place to visit. Between the awe-inspiring cathedral, the love locks across the Hohenzollern Bridge, and the plentiful dining and shopping, there is a lot that brings visitors to this place. When looking for a place to stay that’s within your minimal budget, yet is easy to reach and provides crazy comfortable spaces, look no further than Hostel Die Wohngemeinschaft.
→ This is such a fun place to stay, because every room has a different theme. I stayed in the circus room, but other themes included ballerinas, fishing, outerspace, and Hawaii.
→ Hostel Die Wohngemeinschaft has a pretty good location. It is located just outside of the city center, but is only a few minutes’ walk to the closest tram line, which will take you right into the heart of Cologne.
→ Sometimes when you stay in hostels, it can seem like the only place to be is in your room. At Hostel Die Wohngemeinschaft, there are many different common spaces away from the rooms. There is a dining area, a cafe and bar, as well as an onsite theater and a whole space dedicated to creativity and creation.
→ For such a large facility offering many beds to travelers, there are not many toilet facilities available. While the ones they do have are very nice and clean, I found that finding an available toilet in the morning hours was not the easiest task.
→ Breakfast is provided to guests for a price of €5,50 per person. I know breakfast isn’t a huge ordeal in Europe, but I still found the price to be a bit steep for the small amount that was provided. It’s easy enough to just pop into one of Cologne’s many bakeries and have a pastry for €1-3.
The Best Part
→ Hostel Die Wohngemeinschaft had the absolute best beds of my entire Europe trip! They were spacious, comfortable beds with pillows that actually had filling to them. I honestly couldn’t wait to just sleep. The beds are also made into little pods, with curtains in the front which makes you feel like you’re not sleeping in a dorm style room at all. Each bed-pod also has a shelf, electrical outlet and personal reading lamp.
Overall Thoughts on Hostel Die Wohngemeinschaft
Staying with Hostel Die Wohngemeinschaft was very enjoyable. I loved getting to see all the different rooms and see the creativity that went into designing this hostel. The sleeping spaces were so outrageously comfortable, I could have almost stayed in the bed whole day. If you’re looking for a place to stay in Cologne, definitely check out Hostel Die Wohngemeinschaft.
*Note: Thanks to *Hostel Die Wohngemeinschaft for hosting me during my time in Cologne. As always, all opinions expressed are 100% my own. This page contains affiliate links.