O Köln Dom
Just a stone’s throw away from Cologne Cathedral, A&O offers a good deal for travellers looking to be in the thick of things without totally depleting their wallets. A&O is located right on a main road, making it easily accessible. But don’t worry – there is rarely much traffic noise after dark.
Hotel Europäischer Hof Am Dom
Located right behind the Kölnisches Stadtmuseumz (a museum with a flying, golden car atop its roof), the Hotel Europäischer Hof Am Dom is right in the heart of the action, with a U-bahn station nearby to take you all over the city. Or if you fancy doing your sightseeing by foot, Cologne Cathedral is just 10 minutes down the street!
SMARTY Cologne City Center Hotel
Not quite in the middle of all the tourist hubbub, but definitely well located in terms of nightlife, SMARTY Cologne City Center Hotel is situated right on ‘the Ring’ (Cologne’s answer to ‘the strip’). SMARTY is brand new, having opened in 2017 after a complete renovation of the hotel previously located there (MEININGER Köln City Center).
City Hotel Storch
For a little peace and quiet, consider City Hotel Storch. Right next to a massive park that perimeters the city centre, this location is a little less hectic. However, City Hotel Storch is still just 10 mins walk from all the bars and clubs on ‘the Ring’ and less than five minutes walk from a useful U-bahn station. It’s like a little slice of budget heaven!
Although not located in the prettiest part of town, Hotel Cristall is next door to St Ursula’s Church, which, with a shrine of bones inside, is one of the city’s most unusual locations. This hotel is approximately eight minutes walk to Cologne Cathedral, five minutes to Köln Hauptbahnhof (the city’s central station) and two minutes to Eigelstein –a tiny street full of Turkish stores and kebab shops.
Hotel Skada City
Across the river from Cologne Cathedral and right next to the Messe/Deutz station, Hotel Skada City is incredibly handy for those who want to travel east and south of the city. Catch a train to Bonn or Düsseldorf or a long distance one (called an ICE train) to Frankfurt or Frankfurt Airport.
Approximately 50 meters from Köln Hauptbahnhof, it is difficult to find any accommodation more convenient than Hotel Berg. For those arriving on a late train or leaving very early in the morning, taxis are not necessary – even with a ton of luggage!
TRYP by Wyndham Köln City Centre
Like Hotel Berg, TRYP is also roughly 50 meters from Köln Hauptbahnhof – right behind Breslauer Platz (a square in Cologne’s old town). Hotel Berg has modern, airy rooms with free WiFi and a breakfast buffet. These features, coupled with the convenient location for trains and the Rhine, makes TRYP an excellent choice for fast-paced, modern travellers on a budget.
Centro Hotel Arkadia
The perfect place for lovers of live music, Centro Hotel Arkadia is less than 10 minutes walk to Gebäude 9, a major concert venue in town. And, if you fancy a spot of shopping, there is a fair trade market just around the corner!
Novum Hotel Ahl Meerkatzen Köln
Nestled between Heumarkt and Südstadt, and just a few minutes walk from the Rhine, the Novum Hotel is well situated for exploring Cologne by foot. This bright orange building, built in 1262, is waiting for you!