It's a lovely hostel, with a TV room full of beanbags. It's near two BTS stations, which makes it easy to get around. Traffic jams in the area can be pretty bad so if you have a choice between taking a BTS and taking a taxi, then take the BTS! Each bed has it's own power socket and bed light (we were in the 6 people dorm), so you don't have to compete with other people for power outlets.
There's not a lot of space in the rooms, but each bed comes with its own bed light and power socket. There's a cool rooftop where you can hang out, and a cafe downstairs.
We stayed in a nice little room just behind reception. It came with an ensuite bathroom which was great (water pressure for showers was awesome). The hostel was nicely located that we were able to walk everywhere we wanted to visit
The hostel is in an excellent location, we were able to walk most places (you can even walk to the Alhambra, but it's uphill so we decided to take a bus). The rooms are a little small and the ensuite bathrooms are tiny but the water pressure for the showers is really good. There's always someone manning reception so it's easy to pop down and ask questions. It's a four floor hostel, so you can either walk up the stairs to your room or take the elevator.
We stayed in a two person room, which was lovely with a little balcony overlooking the street. There's a couple of chairs and a table in the room, with a bedside table as well, so there's space to leave things lying around without putting them on the floor. The bathroom is shared, but there weren't many other guests we were sharing bathrooms with so we didn't have to wait to use them. The water power for the showers is great!
There's an extra €2 charge if you're not a Hostelling International member, but the hostel is still worth the money. Breakfast is pretty filling.
I love Meininger! I've stayed in Meininger both in Salzburg and Cologne and both were amazing.
It's really near the Grand Place, but you need to check in at a different place, which is a bit of a walk away.
You get free towels! The receptionists were really good, they recommended Orange Umbrella Free Walking Tours which was fun and also were very helpful giving us directions for the bus etc.
Our room was on the top floor of the hostel (we had to climb four flights of stairs to get there) but all in all it was a decent room. The wifi is also not very constant on the top floor, and would only work in certain sweet spots. The room comes with a kitchen and bathroom that you share with another room, so you basically have the use of both for yourselves if the other room isn't occupied.
The hostel is very well situated. We got a room with an ensuite which was brilliant, but the hot water ran out after three of us had used the shower one night, and we didn't get hot water the next morning. The girls at the check in desk are very nice and were always cheerful.
We got a room for four people and it was massive! There were four single beds and there was even space for a dining table in the room. The only drawback was that it was noisy the whole night as you can hear the revellers outside your window.
This was a nice hotel although a bit on the small side. A note of caution - there's a lot of stairs here. When we arrived at the metro stop, there were 92 steps up the stairs to the entrance (we didn't realise there was a lift), before a further 15 steps or so up to the road the hotel was on. In the hotel, we were placed in a room 3 flights of stairs down. The next day the reception was kind enough to move us to a room not so far down. Our 1st room didn't have a shower door, just a curtain
Hotel Le Grillon is really easy to find, about a three minute walk from the train station. It's also really easy to walk into town from here. We only paid €20 per person per night but we got an amazing room! Between the three of us, we got two single beds and one double bed, a tv and our personal bathroom (as you'd expect in a hotel). Behind the counter there's a tv with the train schedule into other cities. We really enjoyed our stay here.
There's a separate building for girls (if you're coming as a group of girls). The rooms are nice, with bunk beds and a table. The only issue is that there is only two bathrooms for the whole building of girls, so you might need to wait a while to use them. They're nicely equipped though, with a decent hairdryer in the bathrooms. The wifi didn't work in our rooms. The breakfast provided is simple (cornflakes, toast) but it's always nice to have a free breakfast.
Loved the free breakfast and dinner!
The service and location were excellent value for money - we were in a twin sharing room with shared bathrooms; for only £17.50 each a night we got a bed, full English breakfast and a TV in the bedroom. It's right next to town and Picadilly Station so getting around was a breeze. The staff are ever willing to help. There's wifi provided but there isn't any signal in the bedrooms.
- Female, 18-24
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