Die Wohngemeinschaft

Neustadt Süd

A strange novelty-hostel in the Belgian Quarter with rooms designed around different themes, from space-travel to royal-ballet. Very family friendly, and includes

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Budget hotel

Excelsior Hotel Ernst

Altstadt

In business since 1863, the hotel is about as loyal a standby in the city center as the cathedral next store. For those with euros to burn, this is the place to

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Luxury Hotel

Hotel im Wasserturm

Altstadt

An all-around chic experience, the award-winning Hotel Im Wasserturm has converted a historic water tower into one of the more unlikely pieces of architecture the...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Novelty

Frauen-Zimmer

Nippes

Frauen Zimmer is a well-appointed female-only hotel located on a quiet side street in the trendy Nippes quarter and offers three airy rooms with oak floors and...

  • For Women
  • Guest House

404 Backpacker Hostel

Nippes

In a converted house and owned by a former backpacker, it is a perfect stopover for the intrepid traveler despite its out of the way location in Nippes. In true

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Hostel

Antik Hotel Bristol

Altstadt

For those luxury-minded travelers who also have an eye for furniture, this hotel is full of old-European charm and an astonishing variety of antique 18th- and...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Historic Hotel

Black Sheep Hostel

Neustadt-Süd

Only fifteen minutes walking distance from the old city, the hostel is a simple, affordable option for those wanting to sacrifice a bit of luxury without...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Hostel

Classic Hotel Harmonie

Altstadt

Both a killer location and an extremely responsive personnel characterize the Harmonie, and with its own green and leafy inner courtyard, it is also extremely

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Boutique hotel

Das kleine Stapelhäuschen

Altstadt

A quaint, one-star affair on the Fischmarkt, it has that old-city charm, including shared toilets off of the stairwell. But the location cannot be beat, and the

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Historic Hotel

DJH Jugendherberge Köln Pathpoint

Altstadt

This spacious, centrally located youth hostel is an extremely comfortable and inviting option for young travelers. A nation-wide chain, the model is as basic as you...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Hostel

DJH Jugendherberge Köln-Riehl

Nippes

A classically German, all-purpose hostel smack next to the Rhein. Though a so-called "youth hostel" (Jugendherberge), travelers of any age frequent its extremely...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Hostel

Hilton Cologne

Altstadt

A five-star design hotel, the Dom-side Hilton is for the well-practiced luxxites, with 24-hour gym and spa, bathrobes on request and an onsite fine-dining...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Luxury Hotel

Hopper Hotel et cetera

Belgisches Viertel

A slick hotel in the ever trendy Belgisches Viertel, the Hopper Hotel et cetera is housed in a former monastery and is just as gorgeous as the other properties of...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Boutique hotel

Hopper Hotel St. Antonius

Altstadt

Built in 1905 as a lodging for journeymen under the program started by the catholic priest Adolph Kolping, today this historic building is home to a four-star hotel,

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Historic Hotel

Hopper St. Josef

Altstadt-Süd

Another of the stylish Hopper chain, the St. Josef occupies a building that once served as a daycare for the children of factory workers. Like the others, et et...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Boutique hotel

Hostel Köln

Altstadt

An extremely clean and tidy hostel in the center of the city, Hostel Köln is a good option for large groups and families. The spaces and dark wood furniture are much...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Hostel

Hotel Brenner'scher Hof

Lindenthal

A quirkier hotel off the beaten path in Cologne's west suburbs with a Mediterranean feel, this hotel offers a quiet, residential and green, the location with a...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Boutique hotel

Hotel Chelsea

Neustadt South

The self-deconstructing facade of the Hotel Chelsea is easily spotted on the corner of the scenester Belgian Quarter street. Conceived by German artist Martin...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Boutique hotel

Hotel Cristall

Innenstadt

Just a five-minute walk from the cathedral, this gay-run boutique hotel is masculine fancy, with a rather dour color palette that makes for a good middle-range price...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Boutique hotel

Hotel Germania

Lindenthall

The décor of the Germania is perhaps a bit dated, but it offers spacious rooms in a convenient location. Its traditional restaurant has long been the go-to site for...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Inn

Hotel im Kupferkessel

Altstadt-Nord

A family-run hotel in the heart of Cologne that offers more intimate but no less comfortable accommodations. The bed-and-breakfast feel, its proximity to central

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Inn

Hotel Victoria

Neustadt-Nord

Right on the Rhine, this hotel was originally built in 1906 as a museum of music history. Despite its central location, it remains remarkably quiet, and its elegant...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Historic Hotel

Lindner Hotel Dom Residence

Altstadt

With a blue-glowing exterior of glass block, the Lindner is a high-style option for those business travelers who want a central location that's not too far from the

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Business & Convention

Savoy Hotel

Altstadt-Nord

Centrally located and unapologetically fancy, this Savoy is a favorite among actors and other media personalities. You might just end up rubbing elbows with Götz

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Luxury Hotel

Station Hostel for Backpackers

Altstadt

A popular hostel just around the corner from the train station. The rooms all have tiny, metal-framed singles and come in a variety of sizes, some even with private

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Hostel

Weltempfänger Backpacker Hostel

Ehrenfeld

A well-kept, low-key hostel located in the trendy, multicultural Ehrenfeld, the Weltempfänger is one of the better options for the no-frills, alternative traveler....

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Hostel