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A&O Hamburg City Reviews

Spaldingstrasse 160, Hamburg, Germany

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75%

Rating
398 Total Reviews
  • 75%Value For Money
  • 79%Security
  • 71%Location
  • 72%Staff
  • 70%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

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77%

I would hardly call this a hostel, as it's a hotel-like building, and the rooms are clearly just hotel rooms with a few more beds. Nevertheless, we had a pleasent stay. The beds were really comfy, and the en-suite shower and toilet a really pleasant surprise. Would recommend if you don't expect to get a real hostel experience!


91%

This hostel was nice and a good deal, although it is huge, which leads to a less typical hostel-like atmosphere. There was also a VERY long line to check in when I got there, so keep in mind that that is possible around 3:30. The staff was very friendly though. The location is close to the S-bahn stop to get around the city, and also not a far walk from the main station (I walked). The rooms and bathrooms are very clean, and there are nice lockers in the rooms.


89%

Friendly staff, good services. Clean, large rooms. Location is a little far from everything but it is within walking distance. Lots of nice people, many activities and overall great atmosphere.


66%

A and O hostels are so large, so if you are travelling alone, avoid them, as i felt faceless. Clean, comforatble rooms, but the back panel of the lockers wasnt actually attached so not very secure at all. Probably just an isolated issue but needs resolved. Staff were very impatient, not surprising as it is so busy and the place was full of kids on school trips running roit. Bar was expensive. Bring your own beer and sit on the roof terrace.


63%

I've waited for 1 and a half hour to check in! Absurd! I've been traveling for years but never have I waited this long! The hostel should be ashamed of itself for allowing these lines! Hire more staff or get a better system going.


71%

Too long of a line to check in. More of a hotel than a hostel really, but otherwise ok


80%

The hostel was nice with a great atmosphere with good wifi although not on the rooftop. We got told off for playing music up there which seems odd considering it has a bar next to it and is a great place to drink and socialise. You have to pay extra for everything so the price adds up.. Some staff were very helpful and others were quite rude. There were long waiting lines at the bar downstairs; seemed under staffed for a weekend.

  • 2nd Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


57%

Actually a decent hostel except: there are only 2 staff at reception and I would guess 1000 guests, so check in wait standing in line was, literally, 1.5 HOURS. That is completely unacceptable. YOU NEED MORE RECEPTION STAFF!


63%

No air-conditioning inside the room - when opening the window, very loud... not really possible to have a proper sleep :(

  • 2nd Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Poland
  • All Male Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


57%

- No locks at the lockers - dirty bathroom - waited one hour at the check in

  • 1st Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


63%

Slow check in. Staff couldn't give suggestions for places to eat or things to do. It was fine as a basic place to sleep, but it wasn't a social place.


86%

The hostel located about 15 minutes from the train station, not so far. The wifi is very good and the staff is helpful and price is unbeatable!


89%

Massive hostel, biggest I've even stayed in. Two bars, games and not far from the main station.


43%

The staff was terrible and unwilling to help beyond expectation of their duty. The location was in a part of town I didn't feel safe being in after dark. Laundry service was horrible and confusing as it took you trough their windy basement and they charged for everything possible.


91%

Great place!

  • 26th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Poland
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


97%

The hostel had a good location. Everything was new and clean and the staff was very helpful. The rooms were very good, we didn't expect them to be that good for that price.


94%

very good


83%

More like a hotel than anything but is good value for money. Expect long lines if you check in at the appropriate check-in time. Only a 10 minute walk from the main station!


80%

I waited for a long time for checking in. Hostel and hotel are located together. Many people checking in at the same time. It is a bit annoying for visitors. But other than that, room is clean and have locker. Good. Location not the closest to HBF, but it is in a walkable distance.


69%

Couldn'f sleep, because the cars on the street were too loud

  • 17th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


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