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Hemingway's Hostel Reviews

Fahrtgasse 1, Heidelberg, Germany

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85%

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91 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 90%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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69%

The staffs at the cafe/bar were kind. Stairways are narrow. Restroom/Shower was clean, but didn't have lights. The location is great right next to the river and the bridge. It is also close walk to all the shopping areas and the sightseeing places. Bit of a walk from the station (Heidelberg HBF) about 15 to 20 minutes. You have to use the key to lock the door from the inside also. That was bit inconvenient. During my trip, this hostel was also the only hostel without wifi access from the room.


100%

Hemingway's was great! The location is perfect (in the dead center of where you want to be), the staff friendly, the atmosphere fun. We booked a private double and had a lot of space and very comfortable bed, with a very clean bathroom available on our floor (shared with just one other room).


86%

Good basic hostel. The room was clean and the bathroom was well equipped and very clean, I've noticed some complaints about carrying bags upstairs, but's this place is located in the Old city. There are no elevators. That's part of the cool factor.

  • 25th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


83%

Small rooms right above the bar, you have to go into the bar first, sound from the bar at night was fine though, narrow staircase but all good. One bathroom per floor so it could be busy, great location on the river and short walk to old town


60%

The room was good but the floor was very old and makes too much sound while walking. Even with a small step. Also the door of the room was almost broken and you can hear all the sounds from the hall and the next door.The cleanliness and the location is very good. However, the hostel is on up-floor of Hemingway's cafe and there is no lobby. The bar tenders are responsible from checking-in and checking-out (if we can say they are really responsible!!!) and there is no professionalism.


97%

We stayed in a very spacious double room with a shared bathroom on the second floor, but we were only sharing the bathroom with one other room and we hardly saw the other people. The room was airy, bright and spotlessly clean, with great views across the river. We had breakfast (not included) in the bar and it was very good, as were the drinks the night before. We'd definitely stay here again.

  • 1st May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

The place is very nice, the restaurant/bar specially, it has a really cool atmosphere. Location is great!

  • 17th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Mexico
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


77%

Good value for a centrally located, spacious private room. With only one other room on our floor there was never a wait for the shared bathroom. We were also concerned about bar and street noise given the location but noise turned out not to a big problem. Travelers should be aware that you need to climb lots of steep narrow stairs to get to the rooms, and the hostel is a sort of add-on to a bar/restaurant so there's no traditional reception area or housekeeping services.

  • 8th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

Simple, easy, clean, convenient, I found the Hemingway hostile and excellent value. I would definitely stay there again. We arrived pretty late but they were still ready for us.


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97%

Small, but really convinient and quiet room, VERY NICE personnel, located directly over a restaurant with delicious food and directly in the center of the old town town next to the riverside. If I stay in Heidelberg again, I will defnitly stay in this hostel;)


91%

We loved this hostel! The rooms were spacious and modern, the washrooms were clean and we had a nice view of the river. Despite the steep stairs to the rooms, which made carrying luggage difficult, the rooms were well worth the climb! Would stay here again for sure!


97%

The hostel was in a great location for exploring Heidelberg. It was very clean and spacious.


100%

Great location on the river! The staff was very helpful and friendly. Also, the room was very spacious and clean. I would definitely return in the future.


83%

great location, clean room and bathroom

  • 9th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Czech Republic
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


86%

Huge bedrooms and very nice facilities. In the old-town too! Great place to stay!


89%

Cosy place with stylish decoration on the edge of the old town. Room 222 on the 3rd floor is huge and comfy. Very kind and helpful staff. Good pub food and a wide range of booze, especially some exquisite rum.


86%

This hostel has a perfect location in the centre of the city near the river and the shopping way. It is clean, but is rather old-fashioned. In the ground floor there is a bar where you can have breakfast or a drink in the evening. There unfortunately no kitchens on the floors, so you can't cook yourself. Rooms are rather small but cosy and clean. Internet is available only as free WiFi in the bar. And there is no elevator, mind it if you have heavy luggage.


80%

Room was nice, perfect location

  • 27th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Thailand
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


83%

Great place. Good location (walking distance to the castle and also above a pub by the same name!), friendly staff and decent rooms. It's not a party hostel but if you feel like a bit of privacy with the option of a beer or ten downstairs then this is your place.

  • 8th Oct 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


83%

Location good, at beginning of old town/shopping area. Tram ride from train station €1.10 which is close to hostel. Standard room. If you have heavy luggage be prepared for tight and long stair case to your room, bring muscles or a cute face to get them to the top.


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