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Very good price for what you get. Although we were vey lucky and got a quiet room, I would not recommend this hostel unless you go with a group of friends.
:) - We had to book a room very suddenly due to the strike at Deutsche Bahn, and were very happy that there were rooms available the same day. - Located close to Hamburg Hauptbahnhof, which was also great for us. - There were no problems checking in late at night, and the room was OK clean (a bit sticky floor so perhaps not perfectly clean but OK) - Comfortable bed, felt safe and didn't hear anything from the other rooms :( - Much traffic like 3 meters outside bedroom window. Noisy.
If you are just here for a night to fly somewhere else then it is the perfect location as it is right next to Hamburg hbf train station. If you are travelling and looking to meet people and want some atmosphere, this hostel is not so good. Staff were ok. They were not very informative upon arrival but if you asked specific questions they would help you out. There is no kitchen for you to use which is annoying. Wifi works well.
The Hostel rooms were well equipped and clean and the hostel is a 5 min walk from the station. It didn't have the best atmosphere.
Please understand I do not love big hostels, so my expectations were insanely low. Even so these guys managed to disappoint. Many of those at the front desk are rude and uncaring. A few were nice. Further the lobby is crammed with a bar, video game machines and a big restaurant (all so they can make money) so there is no place you can comfortably sit and relax. Also they say they are 450 meters from the station. Put them in Google maps and it is 1.2 KM! Would not recommend. Ever.
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- Male, 41+
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Situated rather far from the train station, close to a bridge and a highway. Not very easy to go to the city center. No lock for the boxes in the rooms! It might be better to pay a little more to enjoy a better location, with more facilities (no wifi) and pleasant staff.
The hostel is a standard chain hostel. It is quite cheap, the breakfast is expensive, but worth it because you have a large choice and it is all you can eat. The bathrooms and showers are en-suite but are a bit small, however I had no problems using them with my 1,85m height.