With 2,000 years to its credit, Cologne, Germany has a lot of historical charm for locals and visitors to enjoy, with no shortage of museums, medieval and gothic architecture and, of course, pubs (the city has more pubs per person than anywhere else in the country!)
All the incredible attractions, restaurants and nightlife venues are accompanied by charming, impeccable and affordable hotels that make our hearts sing cheaply.We have found some of the best cheap hotels in Cologne to make planning your trip easier.
- Best Hotels in Cologne
10 Cheap Accommodation in Cologne (Germany)
1.Cologne downtown Hostel
With a location 20 minutes walk from the Ludwig Museum, the Cologne Chocolate Museum and the Wallraf Richartz Museum, the Cologne Downtown Hostel offers accommodation for the most extreme Cheapos without sacrificing comfort or convenience.
Hostel rooms are standard, with white bunk beds, bedding, private bathroom (four to eight people per room) and air conditioning.There is also free Wi-Fi to connect with your new friends on the social networks, as well as an outdoor terrace to dine or chat with your fellow hostel guests.
Although breakfast is not offered, there is a shared kitchen to prepare some local food.
2.Hotel Drei Kronen ⭐ ⭐
Centrally located overlooking the Rhine, the three-star Hotel Drei Kronen is hard to beat with its low rates, clean rooms and location just 7 minutes walk from Cologne’s main station.
The rooms at the Hotel Drei Kronen are quite simple with basic hotel furniture, but here you will find all the comforts of home. Despite the low rates, there are still flat screen TVs, coffee makers and free wireless internet connection. Be sure to order one of the rooms with a river view in advance to make the most of your investment.
A continental breakfast is served every morning for an extra charge, and there is also an Italian restaurant, Cosa Nostra, on site.
3. Hotel Engelbertz ⭐ ⭐
We love the sweet, family-run Hotel Engelbertz, which is just steps away from Cologne’s main attractions, such as the cathedral, museums and the Cologne Opera House, as well as the convenient central train station.
The rooms and common areas are very much like a visit to a grandfather’s house, with floral sofas, wooden furniture and simple artwork framed in the walls. Most rooms have excellent views of the city, a welcome bonus for these low rates. In addition, there are private bathrooms with bathtubs, free wireless internet and televisions.
As if the low rates, the central location and the rooms with views were not enough, breakfast is included in the price.
4.Motel One Köln-Neumarkt ⭐⭐⭐
The Motel One Köln-Neumarkt offers rooms with an elegant and relaxed atmosphere located in a popular shopping district of the city and just over a kilometer from the Wallraf Richartz Museum.It is located next to the city’s old cattle market, founded in 1076, which now serves as a fashionable destination.
The blue-green and gray rooms are attractive, with crisp white bedding and abstract art on the walls.You can rent an iPad from the front desk or take advantage of free Wi-Fi on your own devices. Each room includes a flat-screen TV and private bathroom. Be sure to pre-order a room with a view of the city.Hotel Glockengasse ⭐⭐⭐
A pleasant and welcoming place, Hotel Glockengasse is located in a central but quiet part of Cologne, only a 10-minute walk from the central train station and a 10-15-minute walk from the main sights, such as the Rhine Promenade and Cologne Cathedral.
The rooms are standard rate: basic wooden furniture, clean white linen and small but impeccable suites.Free Wi-Fi and flat screen TVs complete the list of services.
Every morning a delicious breakfast is served in the cheerful dining room and is included in the already low night rate.
6.Hotel im Wasserturm ⭐⭐⭐
If you are looking for a dose of charm, Hotel im Wasserturm has it.Located inside a converted water tower (once the largest water tower in Europe, no less), this hotel will give you plenty to talk about when you return from your travels. 1.6 km from Cologne’s train station, the hotel is only a 10 minute walk from the banks of the Rhine River.
In contrast to its exterior, the rooms are decorated in a contemporary style and have many amenities: free Wi-Fi, private bathroom, additional lounge areas, flat screen TVs and more.
The hotel also includes the Brick Lounge, a traditional bar and a terrace with food and drinks available every night.
7.Koncept Hotel zum kostbaren Blut ⭐ ⭐
The Koncept Hotel zum kostbaren Blut is an attractive, modern hotel with state-of-the-art technology for the guest experience, located just a few steps from the Wallraf Richartz Museum.
The rooms are equipped with stylish decor, and there are high-definition televisions, Apple TV boxes, free Wi-Fi and even record players and vinyl records which, get this, can be controlled via Bluetooth on a smartphone.
There is also a space for every type of budget. The smaller nun’s rooms are the most affordable, while Matron’s rooms offer views of the city.Meanwhile, the rooms in Prioress are spacious and include a kitchen, and the more expensive rooms in the abbey are even larger, many with balconies.
There is no breakfast here, but it is easy to prepare it yourself in rooms with a kitchen or to start exploring the city early to eat something.
8.Ibis Hotel Köln Am Dom ⭐ ⭐
The Ibis hotel chain is known for its affordable rates as well as modern decoration and amenities, and this location near Cologne Cathedral and the Central Railway Station is no exception.
The clean and comfortable rooms are equipped with air conditioning, television, free wireless internet connection and private bathroom. Each room has its own view of the cathedral and the city, and those who are ready to explore will enjoy all the restaurants, bars, cafes and museums near the hotel.
The breakfast buffet is available for an additional fee and is ideal for those who wake up earlier or later, as it runs from 4am to noon.
9.Eden Hotel Früh am Dom ⭐⭐
The three-star Eden Hotel Früh am Dom is located directly opposite Cologne’s cathedral and offers contemporary rooms at affordable prices in the heart of the city.
The rooms feature touches of bright red with many amenities to suit your needs. Each room has a private bathroom, as well as a flat screen TV, minibar, iPad, free Wi-Fi and more. Many of the rooms also offer views of the city or the cathedral.
The hotel also gets bonus points for the included breakfast buffet, the Hof 18 restaurant serving local food, beer garden and outdoor terrace.
10.Pathpoint Cologne – Backpacker Hostel
If you are looking for a super cheap stay, visit the centrally located Youth Hostel Cologne Pathpoint, located in an old converted church building only 5 minutes walk from the central train station.
With wooden furniture and white bedding, the rooms are basic but comfortable.Each shared room has its own bathroom and guests can enjoy free wireless internet connection.the hostel also offers lockers.
The real attraction here (apart from the low rates) are the common areas.with a lounge, garden, BBQ area, shared kitchen, table tennis and pool tables and a terrace, there are many places on site to make new friends.