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A&O Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof Reviews

Bahnhofplatz 14-16, Karlsruhe, Germany

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158 Total Reviews
  • 77%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 81%Staff
  • 71%Atmosphere
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

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More like a hotel than a hostel, but a good place to spend the night so near to the train station. Rooms have no lockers. Wifi is strong even in the rooms


The sheets I payed for were dirty and there was blood on the wall beside my bed, the breakfast was ridiculously expensive for what most hostels give for free.


Very nice location if you want to stay for a night before getting on a train the next day. Breakfast is pretty good as well. Definitely has a hotel feel to it, but it has everything to make you feel comfortable. The city is also gorgeous.


As close as you can get to staying near the train station without sleeping on the platforms. Literally next door. Nice enough rooms and staff are good as well. Walking distace to the centre of Karlsruhe, but public transport is available right out the front door as well.


nice, comfortable, good price

  • 27th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Poland
  • Mixed Group, 41+
  • (1 review)


The cleanliness was good. The washing machine broke and there was a problem with the water that was both out of staff's control. Generally I thought the staff at reception were helpful. The main downside to this 'hostel' is that it's really a hotel.


I stayed in the female dorm for three nights and it was very dirty. The shower was full of hair and there was no soap in the distributor. There was wet towels and linen of the floor. Despite this, the staff was very helpful and friendly. I had a problem with a girl in my room (she brought a guy in the dorm) and the staff intervened quickly. The location is good, just next to the main train station, but it's not in the center. If you're looking for a hostel atmosphere, it's not the place to be.


the WIFI system is...well I think the hotel makes it too complicated.


Close to the train station, easy to find. Good facilities, free wifi in the lobby. I have not met one person during my travels who carried their own sheets so don't see why not just include them in the price. To each their own I guess. All you can eat breakfast was well worth it. Rather hotel-like so no real hostel atmosphere. Hefeweissbier on tap at a decent price. Good place to stay.

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