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“Great modern hostel that's part of a castle!”
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JGH Nurnberg
Reviewed 3 August 2014

Excellent hostel to stay in. New and well kept. I stayed in a room for four and found it to be clean and relatively spacious. Lots of families were staying here so there was noise from children, but things quieted down early. Breakfast was included - cereal, yogurt, cold cuts, bread - enough to get you going in the morning. The lounge area on the ground floor had plenty of tables to sit and get a drink, etc. Good wifi throughout the building (free). This was a bit more expensive than I expected for a hostel but based on hotel prices in the area, the rate was reasonable for the stay.

The location is great. It is right next to the castle and is a quick walk down hill to the city centre and most of the touristy.

Tip on getting there....the easiest way to get there is not using the directions on the website that take you through the tourist city centre. Rather I got quicker ones via email. Take U2 towards Rothenbach. Get off at Rathenplatz. Cross street to walk along Maxtorgraben. Look for Maxtor on left to Paniersplatz. The hostel will be up a hill on right (sign will be there to point you up). All in all a ten minute walk. From the HBF it eould be about 20 with more uphill than this other route.

Would absolutely stay here again.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

We stayed here with our family with three young children in a family room. The building is incredible, and inside they have stuff to keep the look of a castle (fireplaces, archways, columns) that was great. The staff were friendly and helpful. The family room is six bunk beds, just fyi. The rooms are clean but the walls are a bit nasty--some gross looking stains (i don't want to think about what they were) but the bathroom and floors were VERY clean as were the linens. I would highly recommend! Breakfast was free but not more so cafeteria food--nothing to wow over, but still nice to have there in the hotel.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 April 2014

We stayed in the tower room, really a wonderfull view in the morning. We loved the option of breakfast and dinner in the hostel, also a great way to meet people. There were a lot of families when we were there and we understand why, a great affordable place to stay. A hostel where history and modern decoration is combined, we highly recommend it!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 February 2014

Very interesting hostel and newly renovated from inside, the main hall serve as a breakfast room which is nicely decorated.
Room was clean but a bit dusty floor, bathroom can't be cleaner and the mattress was on the hard side.
Nice breakfast, the normal standard hostels one, also friendly and cooperative staff.

For walking from the train station, I don't recommend as it's a long uphill walking (I estimate 30 minutes), I went outside the train station to the tourist office and got the public trasportation directions, which consists of taking U-bahn, change to another, then taking the tram and stopping near the west of the hostel (still would be around 8 minutes and some uphill walking).
But returning back should be easy and nice walk through the old quarter, you just head straight south to the train station.

Would I recommend it? yes if you're fit and not carrying a heavy backpac, and sure I could stay again in it.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 2 January 2014

We stayed at the hosted for only one night but we did enjoy it much. The Hostel building used to be the castle stables and is only 5 minutes on foot from the center
we were lucky to enjoy the awesome city view from the 7th floor where we had our room. Clean with private toilets, excellent service and friendly welcome. We loved everything about the building especially the louche and breakfast area. Wifi is available in almost all building occupied not only by youngsters but also by couples and families.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 February 2010

The Hostel is located in one of the Castles buildings, so you can actually stay at the castle :) Amazing view, especially from the 7th floor where we had our room. Clean and safe, toilets and showers shared, which were ok, clean. For you night people, you have to be at the hostel at 1am, doors close and you can't get in after that, so if you want to stay out later, I would recommed some other accomodation. Breakfast quite poor, loved the free sparkling water though. There wasn't the possibility to book mixed dorms unless you booked an entire room.

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled with friends
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Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Address: Burg 2, 90403 Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany
Region: Germany > Bavaria > Franconia > Middle Franconia > Nuremberg > Altstadt - St. Sebald
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Ranked #4 of 24 Speciality Lodging in Nuremberg
Price Range: £57 - £116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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