Firstly, this is the best budget hotel I have stayed at in Germany. It cost 35 euros for a single room in August. If all you need is a bed with a shower in the room and an all-you-can-eat breakfast, there’s absolutely nothing to complain about.
It’s easy to get to by tram or underground (2 or 3 stops), though I wouldn’t recommend walking with heavy luggage from the main station unless you rate yourself. It’s also convenient for Königsstrasse, the university and the renowned El Greco restaurant.
On the negative side, there’s no air-con, so it gets terribly hot in the small rooms. Of course you can open the windows that look onto a women-only fitness centre, but only if you’re not sensitive to the noise of traffic outside because it’s on a main road. Another bounce-factor for some people is that the ageing carpets are matted with suspect residue.
Adding to the negative aspects, the walls between rooms are rather thin, so it could be, that like me, you have to listen to a lady next door continuously saying “ja” in long slow drones around midnight, then increasing the frequency of the “ja’s” 5 minutes later and eventually culminating in a baritone growl. There was a man there too, but he didn’t seem to have any ability vocabulary-wise until after she had almost reduced to a whimper, at which point he kept stuttering the name of a well-known biblical character.
The toilet is great: a real gem in terms of flush power, which is important if you get stuck into the Nurnberger sausages in the morning. But the design of its catchment area, which has an unsubmerged overhang, requires the guest to utilize the toilet brush provided or risk leaving a message for the maid.
WLAN connection functioned very well on the first floor in room 108. But room 108 is next to the hotel sign, so the light from it comes into your room all night giving you the feeling you’re camping in an Icelandic valley on mid-summers eve.
If you want cheap, clean-ish accommodation at a good price, then this is your target, but I wouldn’t pay more than what I did for a single.
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