The Roadinis

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The "Roadinis" — Sid, Zoe, Marty, Dave and twins, Liz and Leslie. Considered to be the fastest roadie crew in the world. Whenever a stage needed to be constructed or deconstructed, a guitar needed pyrotechnics — extremely dangerous to install — all the greats would call who, the Roadinis. Their name is thanks to none other than, Joey Ramone, who revealed in a 1993 interview with Rolling Stone shortly after the "Mondo Bizarro" tour, their ability to make six stages appear and disappear in no time, comparing them to the legendary magician, Houdini. This sentence elevated these hard-working craftsmen from regular guys to rock stars. For their first big tour,  Nirvana's "Nevermind",  Curt Cobain had them sign one of his lumberjack shirts. This iconic shirt hangs in the Hard Rock Cafe in Orlando. The pioneer of punk rock, Iggy Pop honoured them as the Roadinis were inducted in 2010 as the first non-musicians to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Their somewhat rough style is not for the light-hearted nor the sensitive pop-star. This was made clear in 2003 after an altercation with a former German Idol winner, over the role of "The Velvet Underground" in the history of music, at a rest area near Königsforst — while reportedly wearing Hello Kitty boxer shorts. When asked about the incident in an interview, Marty of the Roadinis stated: "We are the Roadinis - if you book us, you get the best - if you cross us, you'll be uncomfortable." Currently, the six are on a club tour with an unknown Australian band. When asked how long her body can endure the hard roadie lifestyle, Liz always answers, "As long as I can still hold a beer and a role Gaffa." That's true passion...


"The Roadinis" is a dorm equipped with 6 beds at the cost of 20 Euros a night, per person. Each bunk is 1.40 meters wide completely separated. For maximum privacy you can close the curtain in front of the bed. Free Wifi, linens and a locker for your things are available for free as well as a beautiful view of south cologne make your stay at the Roadinis rock.

  • 1,40 m large bunks
  • Bedding included
  • Curtain 
  • free locker for each each.
  • free Wifi
  • nice and clean shared showers
  • 24 hour access for checked-in guests
  • 20,- € per person and night (prices might vary depending on circumstances or city events)

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