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Hemingway's Hostel Reviews

Fahrtgasse 1, Heidelberg, Germany

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102 Total Reviews
  • 70%Value For Money
  • 70%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 67%Staff
  • 72%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 68%Facilities

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This place has a really good location and is very close to the main shopping street. It's not as close to the train station but you can take local transport. The rooms are ok, you will have to climb up narrow stairs since there is no elevator. To check in, you will have to go into the pub downstairs. The staff are helpful though but it didn't have the same feel as a hostel or hotel. It is more of place to check in to sleep.


The hostel was in a perfect location and great as a base if you just wanted to explore Heidelberg. The hostel was a bit cold and the staff weren't always as friendly or warm as they maybe could have been. Plus our bedroom door was a bit rattly and the floorboards squeaked quite a lot. However if you're not looking for anything fancy and are happy to rough it up a little bit then this was fine. The bar downstairs was really nice though and the portion sizes for food were AMAZING!


The room was nice but since the rooms are above the pub and the building is quite old, when someone closes a door downstairs it shakes the room. I couldn't sleep well on the second night because the doors would slam every couple of minutes and wake me up. Even though there is no devoted area for reception the staff were accommodating and let us leave our bags there for a few extra hours.


Very clean room and great location and view.

  • 6th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Greece
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Unfortunately we did not have a good experience at this hostel. The rooms and location were fine but the service and reception (there was none) were very bad. There was no sign for a hostel so we entered Hemingway's bar. The bartender laughed when we asked if he spoke English, so we left assuming it was the wrong place. Someone seated in the bar then came out to say "uh are you looking for the hostel?" and then she took our money and gave us the key. No communication other than that.


Nice place to stay with a beautiful room and comfortable bed. Probably one of the best sleeps I had on the trip. It was unique that the rooms were above a bar/restaurant, and there was no noise to interrupt our sleep. Location was right near a busy street with all kinds of shops and restaurants. We did have to share a bathroom, but we never saw the other guests and so this didn't pose as a problem.

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