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A&O Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof Reviews

Bahnhofplatz 14-16, Karlsruhe, Germany

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216 Total Reviews
  • 79%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 79%Staff
  • 76%Atmosphere
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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It was a great place to stay. Friendly staff and helpful.


POSITIVE: easy to find as located right next to Hauptbahnhof... close to transport round city... NEGATIVE: even with windows open in rooms, rooms stuffy... Staff only adequate...


Located just right next to the Karlsruhe train station and plenty of trams nearby as well. The room was tidy and neat with plenty of windows, enough sunlight coming in. The price was ok but a little steep and could be due to the Das Fest taking place the weekend I was there. Otherwise, everything was good :)


Great location, clean room and a nice bar.


Pretty nice place. A hotel\hostel mix. Like 20 steps away from the train station and a bit of a hike to the downtown but not too bad. Staff was helpful. Rooms could have used a fan


Absolutely recomended! will repeat in other cities the same hostels! =)


Good hospitality


Very nice hostel right in the city center, staff is friendly, beds are big. I wore ear plugs because room was looking at the tram station witch is noisy, especially in the morning.


Great location for train station. Not so much for sightseeing, but it's a pleasant enough walk past the zoo to centre or a quick tram ride. Good breakfast buffet (at extra cost). Friendly staff. Next door to a decent restaurant. Dorm room was a hotel room with single beds and a bunk. No lockers but you can leave bags in a luggage room. The location means you might get some early morning arrivals in the room (2am then 5am for me one night).


I can't believe a business that sells nothing but beds for travellers actually does not automatically provide bed linen. They actually asked me if I brought some! Linen! For a one night stay! I don't care if it was in some terms and conditions, who reads that. What a naff business.


Overpriced value for what you're getting. Great location near the train station, though. And the wifi worked well. If you just need a place to crash before/after a train, then it's fine, just expensive. The woman behind the counter gave me incorrect information about train times, which almost ruined my entire day. Fortunately I asked someone for help in the train station, and they were able to point me in the right direction. No lockers in dorms. Pay for linen.


The room smelt of smoke however this is this fault of a guest who smoked in a non-smoking room and not the fault of the hostel. Great location right next to the hauptbahof and town centre. Walking distance to the trains and trams.


Right next to the hauptbahnhopf is very handy and central. Can do day trips to other towns from there.


Located beside the main rail station. Tram stop also outside the hostel for the short trip to the city centre.


This might just be your typical A&O hostel of that sort, but it's a really nice one with a superb location next to the train station. The staff I have met there was really nice, helpful & relaxed. It's got nice and spacious room with everything you basically need & good mattress. I particularly liked the luggage room, that helped me lot. It lacks a bit of atmosphere and it's not that social as it basically feels like a hotel - but that is just perfectly fine. I enjoyed it - thank you!

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