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A&O Hamburg City Reviews

Spaldingstrasse 160, Hamburg, Germany

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513 Total Reviews
  • 76%Value For Money
  • 77%Security
  • 73%Location
  • 73%Staff
  • 71%Atmosphere
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

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was absolutely crowded at a friday evening/ night and the following saturday. But staff and cleanliness was very good


This was probably the worst hostel I ever stayed at. So much about the place was crap that it is too much to list. I would never stay here again.


Excellent hostel, easy access and warm comfy rooms


Very pleasantly surprised. Contrary to some peoples expectations, this is not a funky backpacker hostel and also not a hotel. It is a quiet family/youth hostel. We stayed in a double private ensuite and while it was basic it was clean and a good size. When you compare the cost to a double room in other hotels (and some well known hostels) in Hamburg it is excellent value. It isn't in the "centre" but is located close to a U/S Bahn station that serves 6 lines. Breakfast was basic but cheap.


Very good Hostel, i bought a night in a 8-bed room and they put me in a 4-bed room with private bathroom. The location is good, very close to the SBahn station. There were a lot of people to do the check in and there is a club just in front of the hostel which was a little bit noisy

  • 28th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


One criticism: they need to do a better job of directing customers to their room. This hostel is 8 stories high and huge and I sometimes took the wrong turn. I didn't take advantage of their bars, breakfast, etc. Great location if you want to explore downtown. If you want St. Paulie, the metro will get you there conveniently enough. They charge you a €3 fee for linens. Came during a "university meeting", so they atmosphere may be a lot livlier than usual. In the dorm, basic fare.


Very nice hostel! I was shocked at how big it was, but very efficent. Only a few things, I didnt know about the 3 euros for sheets if you dont have any.. and also, they are in need of like 5 more receptionist with how many people they have. At one point the line for reception was down the hallway.


You have to inform/suggest that in the price the linen bed are not includd.

  • 15th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • All Male Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Short walk to the train, and worth your money. Would stay here again :-)

  • 14th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Puerto Rico
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Overall was a good experience, but was one of the most rundown of the A&O Hostels that I've stayed in. The staff were also really slow which was pretty annoying.


Was not a fan of this place, most of the staff were okay but sadly one or two let them down incredibly. Pretty sure it was the most senior person also. Just rude basically and unhelpful. If you just need a bed this place is handy, don't expect any kind of atmosphere. The beer from the bar is also awful. Should probably clean their lines.


It was a very nice place to stay. Low price, good location, bar downstairs.


Average hostel - en suite rooms where clean but basic. Noise, other then slamming doors in the night, was not a problem. Staff where slow but this is the largest hostel I've been in and their are a lot of guests.


Big hostel with hice and helpful staff. We had a six bed private room with private bath. It ist very helpful having separated shower and toilette for a group of six people! Bar in the hostel very nice: Opens til late, showing soccer and sports on big screen! I recommand this hostel.


You have to spend another Money for foreinger and Bettdecke. And it cost 20 min to walk from Main Station to Hostel.

  • 1st Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Taiwan
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Staff is absolutely impolite and linen/sheet fee is ridiculous. It is 3 euro per person and it doesn't include towel. I think they are acting like that because of they earn enough money but I hope u won't from now on.

  • 31st Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Turkey
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


just good for 1-2 nights. pretty average


In the main bar there is only the possibility to eat pizza and sandwich, it would be better if there were more options.


It may be big, but it was comfortable. I may be rating higher than I need to, but at the same time we weren't unimpressed either. It's a trek from the train station and across from a skate park, so location isn't great. To those who complained about checking in, yes it was a bit long but it can be long at hotels, too.


the worst hostel in my life

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