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Hopper Hotel St. Josef

Your design hotel in Cologne –
Privately managed, central and affordable!

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Hopper Hotel St. Josef

Your design hotel in Cologne –
Privately managed, central and affordable!

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Hopper Hotel St. Josef

Your design hotel in Cologne –
Privately managed, central and affordable!

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Welcome to the Südstadt -
Your HOPPER Hotel St. Josef!

The “Josefshaus” is located in a former monastic building in the heart of the lively Südstadt district of Cologne. An exciting spatial concept with impressive art and many extras awaits you in this listed building dating from 1891. The stylishly furnished rooms and suites

feature original sculptures according to a theme – individually created by young artists from Münster Art Academy. In the former chapel with its outdoor terrace you can enjoy a sumptuous breakfast buffet. Within our historic cellar walls you will find a small

wellness area with a Finnish hemlock sauna and high-quality fitness equipment. Afterwards you can relax at our in-house bar on the ground floor, which is connected to the library and patio courtyard offering charming discoveries.

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Our rooms…

Arrive, enjoy peace and relax: Your Südstadt sanctuary with space and comfort tailored to your needs.

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Our rooms…

…each promise a unique spatial experience and incorporate the history of this special monastic building.

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Our rooms…

…each feature an original sculpture in their own presentation case.

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Our rooms…

… offer a degree of comfort and service including a foldaway ironing board.

Here You Will Find Peace...

In our single rooms, double rooms and suites you will find a quiet location and comfortable furnishings, cleverly and stylishly tucked away behind white joinery. In our breakfast room in the former two-storey chapel you can start the day with our breakfast buffet – and weather permitting even sit out on the hotel’s own courtyard terrace.

Our “Josefshaus” in the Südstadt district of Cologne impresses guests with a three-dimensional art concept: inspired by the building’s biblical namesake, young artists from Münster Art Academy created for each room an

original sculpture, presented in its own showcase. Together with the discreet furnishings, these artworks give the rooms a pleasantly unique and timelessly elegant touch.

  • Economy Single Room

    Small and sophisticated: Our economy single rooms offer you perfect overnight accommodation for your short trip to Cologne.

    Economy Single Room
    Flexible booking from € 69.90
    • Walnut furniture
    • Oak parquet floors
    • Natural stone bath with hairdryer and cosmetic mirror
    • Opening window
    • Flat-screen TV
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Docking station for iPhone/iPod
    • Phone
    • Laptop safe and minibar
    • Ironing board and iron
    • Kettle with unique selection of teas etc.
  • Economy Double Room

    With our economy double rooms you can opt for either a double or twin beds.

    Economy Double Room
    Flexible booking from € 95.00
    • Walnut furniture
    • Oak parquet floors
    • Natural stone bath with hairdryer and cosmetic mirror
    • Opening window
    • Flat-screen TV
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Docking station for iPhone/iPod
    • Phone
    • Laptop safe and minibar
    • Ironing board and iron
    • Kettle with unique selection of teas etc.
  • Economy Suite

    The open panorama shower makes this room a special experience.

    Economy Suite
    Flexible booking from € 135.00
    • Walnut furniture
    • Oak parquet floors
    • Natural stone bath with hairdryer and cosmetic mirror
    • Opening window
    • Flat-screen TV
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Docking station for iPhone/iPod
    • Phone
    • Laptop safe and minibar
    • Ironing board and iron
    • Kettle with unique selection of teas etc.

Our “Josefshaus” in the Südstadt district of Cologne impresses guests with a three-dimensional art concept: inspired by the building’s biblical namesake, young artists from Münster Art Academy created for each room an

original sculpture, presented in its own showcase. Together with the discreet furnishings, these artworks give the rooms a pleasantly unique and timelessly elegant touch.

  • Business Single Room

    The rooms of this listed building have been transformed into modern and well-equipped business singles.

    Business Single Room
    Flexible booking from € 75.00
    • Walnut furniture
    • Oak parquet floors
    • Natural stone bath with hairdryer and cosmetic mirror
    • Opening window
    • Flat-screen TV
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Docking station for iPhone/iPod
    • Phone
    • Laptop safe and minibar
    • Ironing board and iron
    • Kettle with unique selection of teas etc.
  • Business Double Room

    This business double room has a balcony thereby offering a wonderful view over the southern part of Cologne.

    Business Double Room
    Flexible booking from € 119.90
    • Walnut furniture
    • Oak parquet floors
    • Natural stone bath with hairdryer and cosmetic mirror
    • Opening window
    • Flat-screen TV
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Docking station for iPhone/iPod
    • Phone
    • Laptop safe and minibar
    • Ironing board and iron
    • Kettle with unique selection of teas etc.
  • Business Suite

    In addition to a bathtub and shower, our Business Suite also has a spacious walk-in wardrobe.

    Business Suite
    Flexible booking from € 135.00
    • Walnut furniture
    • Oak parquet floors
    • Natural stone bath with hairdryer and cosmetic mirror
    • Opening window
    • Flat-screen TV
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Docking station for iPhone/iPod
    • Phone
    • Laptop safe and minibar
    • Ironing board and iron
    • Kettle with unique selection of teas etc.
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Discover the neighbourhood
around St. Josef!

Cologne is a place to rave about – in the lively Südstadt you will discover many trendy locations, beautiful parks and culture galore. Welcome to the hip south of Cologne!

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Discover the neighbourhood
around St. Josef!

Cologne is a place to rave about – in the lively Südstadt you will discover many trendy locations, beautiful parks and culture galore. Welcome to the hip south of Cologne!

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Discover the neighbourhood
around St. Josef!

Cologne is a place to rave about – in the lively Südstadt you will discover many trendy locations, beautiful parks and culture galore. Welcome to the hip south of Cologne!

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Discover the neighbourhood
around St. Josef!

Cologne is a place to rave about – in the lively Südstadt you will discover many trendy locations, beautiful parks and culture galore. Welcome to the hip south of Cologne!

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Discover the neighbourhood
around St. Josef!

Cologne is a place to rave about – in the lively Südstadt you will discover many trendy locations, beautiful parks and culture galore. Welcome to the hip south of Cologne!

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Discover the neighbourhood
around St. Josef!

Cologne is a place to rave about – in the lively Südstadt you will discover many trendy locations, beautiful parks and culture galore. Welcome to the hip south of Cologne!

Cologne’s Südstadt

The Südstadt, located in the south of the city is renowned as one of the most original districts in Cologne. Here second-hand shops, traditional crafts, Cologne pubs and historic buildings meet modern architecture. The futuristic Rheinauhafen Harbour with its upside-down L “crane houses”, museums and restaurants provide a contrast to the narrow streets. 

The Südstadt offers many opportunities, especially for walks and strolls – for example through the enchanted Römerpark, the lively Volksgarten or along the banks of the Rhine. In the evening it is worth exploring local restaurants, clubs and cabarets.

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Heavenly Bliss meets Fruit Muesli –

our breakfast restaurant at Hotel St. Josef

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Heavenly Bliss meets Fruit Muesli –

our breakfast restaurant at Hotel St. Josef

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Heavenly Bliss meets Fruit Muesli –

our breakfast restaurant at Hotel St. Josef

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Heavenly Bliss meets Fruit Muesli –

weather permitting also on our terrace.

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A Break at Noon, at the End of the Evening…

with a coffee, a local Kölsch beer or a recommendation from our international range of wines and spirits.
 

Heavenly Bliss meets Fruit Muesli:

Our breakfast restaurant is located in the hotel’s former chapel; an imposing room with a neo-Gothic vaulted ceiling restored to its former glory complete with stained glass windows and parquet flooring. Weather permitting, we also offer our guests a spot on our sunny courtyard terrace.

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  • Breakfast Restaurant in the Chapel

    After this “sacred” start to your day, it can be ended in a perfect and very grounded way at our hotel bar, which is open all day.

    Our freshly prepared breakfast buffet offers a selection of cheese and cold cuts as well as many other extras to give you a healthy start to the day. The magic aura of our chapel makes it easy to get up early: Breakfast is served daily from 7.00 am to 11.00 am.

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Wellness at Hotel St. Josef

Relax within the historic cellar walls – our fitness and sauna area is the perfect place to do so.

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Wellness at Hotel St. Josef

Relax within the historic cellar walls – our fitness and sauna area is the perfect place to do so.

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Wellness at Hotel St. Josef

Relax within the historic cellar walls – our fitness and sauna area is the perfect place to do so.

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Total Relaxation

Our small but modern fitness and sauna area is tucked away in the historic cellar walls of this former monastic building. Here you will find our Finnish hemlock sauna, training equipment for healthy power and endurance training as well as space to rest and relax.

 

Opening Hours

> Sauna: daily from 10.00 am to 10.00 pm
> Fitness: Mon to Fri from 9.00 am, Sat, Sun + holidays from 10.00 am

  • Fitness & Sauna

    – Finnish hemlock sauna p. p. € 10.00
    – Rainwater shower
    – Kneipp shower hose
    – Fitness room (free of charge)
    – Rest areas

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Art in the rooms of the
Hopper Hotel St. Josef

The biblical carpenter Joseph as a model: a variety of original sculptures presented
in display cases adorn the guest rooms.

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Art in the rooms of the
Hopper Hotel St. Josef

The biblical carpenter Joseph as a model: a variety of original sculptures presented
in display cases adorn the guest rooms.

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Art in the rooms of the
Hopper Hotel St. Josef

The biblical carpenter Joseph as a model: a variety of original sculptures presented
in display cases adorn the guest rooms.

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Art in the rooms of the
Hopper Hotel St. Josef

The biblical carpenter Joseph as a model: a variety of original sculptures presented
in display cases adorn the guest rooms.

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Art in the rooms of the
Hopper Hotel St. Josef

The biblical carpenter Joseph as a model: a variety of original sculptures presented
in display cases adorn the guest rooms.

The “Joseph Rooms”

In a special project undergraduate and master scholars studying under Maik and Dirk Löbbert created sculptures for each of the rooms. The starting point for each of the works was »St. Joseph« in a form to be defined by each individual artist.  

The works were then placed in a fitting display case in the guest rooms. This resulted in a variety of interesting interpretations of the theme – and the »Joseph Rooms« were born. A book of the same name is available in both HOPPER Hotels.

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Following in the Footsteps of the History
of the Hopper Hotel St. Josef

An eventful history that has shaped the charm and
lasting charisma of Hotel St. Josef.

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Following in the Footsteps of the History
of the Hopper Hotel St. Josef

An eventful history that has shaped the charm and
lasting charisma of Hotel St. Josef.

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Following in the Footsteps of the History
of the Hopper Hotel St. Josef

An eventful history that has shaped the charm and
lasting charisma of Hotel St. Josef.

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Following in the Footsteps of the History
of the Hopper Hotel St. Josef

An eventful history that has shaped the charm and
lasting charisma of Hotel St. Josef.

Strong Women and the Emperor’s Blessing

Due to rapid industrialisation in the second half of the 19th century, there was a great need to care for children not yet of school age whose parents worked full-time in the factories. In 1881 the two Catholic families Greven and Schülgen founded a nursery school “Kleinkinderbewahrschule” on Annostraße together with the women’s association St. Severin. Due to lack of space, a new building at No. 1 Dreikönigenstraße was inaugurated on 10 December 1891. Running of the institution was then taken over by the Christian sisterly order “Schwestern der Christlichen Liebe” from Paderborn. Until World War I the establishment housed up to 400 children. Soon a facility to feed poor schoolchildren was set up, alongside a handicraft school for young girls and a home for young women.

To cover household expenses, in 1891 wealthy women pensioners were admitted to St. Josef-Haus. In 1904 the “St. Josef-Haus” foundation was set up with the approval of Kaiser Wilhelm II. In 1906 the first extension into the adjoining building took place. During the period of hyperinflation in 1923-24 the nuns then set up a “people’s kitchen” serving 400-500 meals a day. In the World War II, “St. Josef-Haus” suffered severe damage although most of the old building was saved. After the World War II a gradual rollback took place: by 2006 only kindergarten, day nursery and old people’s home were left. Due to the new construction and relocation of the kindergarten and old people’s home as well as the closure of the day nursery in 2006, the building lay largely empty until its renovation and establishment as a hotel in 2009.

A Venerable Monastic Building

Until 2006 the St. Josefshaus housed a day nursery (small picture). In order to meet current requirements, the nursery moved into a new building in the former garden of the monastic building.

The founding families Greven and Schülgen built the St. Josefshaus as a social project against the backdrop of the impoverishment affecting large parts of the population over the course of industrialisation. The design and furnishings still bear witness today to the high standards of the founders of the day.

FAQs – How Can We Help You?

  • Yes, cats and dogs are also very welcome.
    For a small cleaning fee (€ 10 per night per animal) your pet can stay with you overnight in your room.

  • Want to store your luggage at the hotel before and after check-in?
    Just drop off your luggage at reception. We’ll take care of everything else.

  • Thanks to our laundry provider Bräuninger we offer a laundry service in all HOPPER hotels from Monday to Friday.
    Simply drop off your laundry at the reception by 8.30 am and you will have it returned to you the same day!

    To give your garments a quick press, we will gladly provide you with an ironing board and iron free of charge.
    At HOPPER Hotel St. Josef an iron can be found in your room.

  • Parking for coaches near the cathedral is available on Komödienstraße. Here you can park for up to 15 minutes.
    Entering and alighting the vehicle is possible at any time.

    Further coach parking is available at the Chocolate Museum (both directions). Here, too, the number of parking spaces and parking times are limited. On the left bank of the Rhine, below the Bastei, there are further coach parking spaces right by the river. Free coach parking for longer periods (overnight or longer) is signposted on the exhibition grounds.

    Cologne coach park (“Buspark Köln”) is located in the Cologne-Riehl district. This offers space for 80 coaches. Parking is free of charge.