Mobile Key

Sharing the Mobile Key

Yes, that is possible! Simply share the link to your guest folder with your fellow travelers, so they can also use the mobile key for check-in.


Booking at the Stapelhäuschen

Simple. Book on our Website or your favourite online travel agency such as expedia or etc. Select your preferred travel dates, choose your room type and move on to the payment. You receive your booking confirmation within minutes via email and message.
Almost forgot: Of course you'll always pay the best price if you directly book on our website.

Booking platform

On our website or on your preferred OTA such as

Booking confirmation

Right after you have completed your booking. You receive the confirmation via email and message. It can take up to 15 min so don't be too impatient! Please get back to us in case you haven't gotten anything.

Missing booking confirmation

No problem! Just text us and we'll get back to you within a couple of minutes.

Extra costs for children

No, we love children as much as you do. Therefore we only charge for children which are older than ≥ 13 years.

Extra charges or fees

No. But there might be an accommodation tax. You will see the city tax in the last step of the booking process on our website, this amounts to 5% of the total price of the booking in Cologne. On the other channels, the city tax is always already included in the total price of the booking.

Free cancellation

Yes you can, the question is if you can cancel for free and that depends on the rate you have booked. The flexible rates are cancellable up to 2 days before your arrival. So in that case you'll get a full refund.


As soon as possible. It depends on your credit card institute and the payment method you have done the initial booking with. Usually it won't take longer than 3-10 days.

Booking extension

Depending on the channel you have booked with Charly. For instance: If you have booked through, please log in, go to the Charly booking and extend your stay from there. The same process applies to all other booking channels (expedia, airbnb, hrs etc.). Please note: the extension must be done until 10am on the day of departure latest. When you have missed that time, then please drop us a message.

Booking cancellation

Through the channel you have booked. By the way, the same process applies to every booking amendment you wanna make.

Booking being underage

No, unfortunately this is not possible. To make a booking with us, you must be at least 18 years old. However, with a declaration of consent from your legal guardian, you can also book a room in the Stapelhäuschen from the age of 16.

Online Check-In


Good question! The online-check-in is the registration form Charly is required to gather controlled by the German authorities. It is nothing else than the online-check-in you need to do for a flight.


Easy. You'll find a link or button in your confirmation. Just click on it and you'll get forwarded to the online check in mask. Enter your personal data correctly and complete the form. The online-check-in is something Charly needs for the German authorities since there won't be a real reception on site. One tip: the earlier you complete the online-cehck-in the less effort you'll have when your stay is upcoming.



You will find the network name and the wifi password in your personal guest map.

Staff on site

No, we don't have any staff or a reception on site like in a normal hotel you might know. Charly is digital and spends the money on thing you'll love. We are reachable all the time though, just not in person :)

Room key

There isn't a classic key which you will receive at the reception because there isn't a reception. You will open the door with your phone by using a mobile key which you will receive on the day of arrival.

Room access

By using your smartphone

Early check-in / late check-out

Just shoot us a message and we'll see what we can do. The usual check in time is 3pm. And the usual check-out time is 10am. Charly needs some time to clean the rooms so we hope for your understanding in case we won't make it happen.

Check-in / check-out times

Yeah, it is indeed. Check-in is from 3pm and check out unitl 10am.

Room categories

You will find the following room categories in the Stapelhäuchen:
- Single room with sink and shared bathroom
- Single room with sink, shower and shared toilet 
- Single room with private bathroom 
- Double room with sink and shared bathroom
- Double room with sink, shower and shared toilet 
- Double room with private bathroom 
- Four-Bed room with shared bathroom

Special request

Of course you can! Just give us a heads up and we'll try to fulfill your wishes. But please note that it of course depends on the capacity so we won't make any promises.


Of course, we offer a Smart-TV with normal television.


You are welcome to bring your dog for an extra charge of 20€.

Smoking in the room

No, you are not allowed. We don't want our rooms to smell like smoke and likely also not the guest after you. In case you think about violating this rule we serve the right to charge a fee. You can find the entire house rules on the website.

Issue reporting

We won't leave you alone. Drop us a message and we'll get back to you within a couple of minutes.


We provide shampoo and shower gel in all rooms that have a shower.

Lost & Found

Drop us a message and we'll give our best to find your missing item. If we find it we're happy to send it back to you in exchange to a small fee.

Limit to the check-in time

No, after 3PM you can check-in whenever you want. Through your mobile key you are completely independent from strict opening times. There is no check-in on site.

Community bathroom

About 1 to 3 rooms share a bathroom on one floor. The rest of the rooms is equipped with a private bathroom.

Luggage storage

Unfortunately, we don't have any facilities on site to store your luggage safely. However, if you are urgently looking for a secure nearby storage facility for your luggage, it's best to take a look here.


Payment failed

Choose another payment method and try it again. There can be several reasons why it's not working: volume on credit, not accepted credit card etc. card If it still does not work then please reach out to us and we'll help you getting it done!

Payment methods

We accept every common credit card.


For any flexible rates you pay two days before the arrival.

City tax

Sure thing! You can already state in your online-check-in that you are travelling due to business reasons. If you have done so we'll remove the city tax automatically.


Incorrect invoice

Just reach out to us and we'll send you the updated invoice via your preferred channel. Please directly include the right billing address so that we can reply by attaching the new correct invoice.


Automatically on the day of your departure via email. We cannot provide you with a printed invoice since we don't even own a printer.


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Telefon: +49 157 35990436


Das kleine Stapelhäuschen
Fischmarkt 1-3 / Gästeeingang: Lintgasse
D-50667 Köln (Am Rheinufer)