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“The nicest hostel I have encountered!”
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Babelfish Hostel
Augsburg, Germany
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24 reviews
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“The nicest hostel I have encountered!”
Reviewed 31 March 2014

I only stayed at Babelfish Hostel for one night but for the short time I was there I was very impressed!

LOCATION: This hostel is amazing location wise! Across the road from Würzburg Hbf (Würzburg Central Train Station) and about a 10 minute walk into the heart of the "Altstadt" or Old City. There is also parking available around the Train Station, the one we found costed 14 Euros per day. There is a lively high street around the corner if you want to shop and a few supermarkets within 7-10 minutes walk.

ROOM: Before I continue I want to point out that the room I stayed in was disabled friendly so may differ from the other rooms. The room was very bright, clean and overlooking the Train Station. The bathroom was very spacious.

SERVICE: The reception staff were very friendly and helpful.

OTHERS: Wifi connectivity was good throughout the hostel.

The kitchen (very impressive) in this hostel had everything one could need to prepare a meal (pots, pans, fridge, sharp knives, refridgerator, plates, cutlery and even a dishwasher!) and was clean and well maintained.

There was also a wonderful quiet terrace next to the reception with some picnic benches and a sofa. It was a great place to relax after a long day of walking.

Babelfish Hostel is a wonderful hostel and is very good value for money. If you are looking for a place to stay in Würzburg Babelfish is where it's at!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Australia
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52 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 17 January 2014

Top location near the train station, friendly staff that speak English well (not always found in Germany), nice & quiet (we stayed in a private room). Good internet connection in room.
Expensive for a hostel considering you have to make your own bed & return your bedding to reception on departure but fairly clean.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Northwest
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44 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 13 January 2014

We stayed here on a Tuesday night before flying back to the US in January 2014. The staff was friendly and our room was clean with useful, basic, amenities. We rented the apartment which has a private bath and a small kitchenette. There is a little dinning table and a small living area. It is quite roomy for a hostile. The apartment faced the town so no street noise. While we were there it was quiet and I barely heard anyone else. We didn't go down stairs to the common room once we checked in, so I don't know if there were many others staying there or not. We are a couple in our late 40s and early 50s and so while we are not necessarily the usual crowd, we felt fine there and I would definitely stay there again. It is an easy walk into the heart of the city. We wanted some place close to the train since we were leaving very early to Frankfurt (there is a direct train to the airport) and the hostel is what amounts to about a block from the train station.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2013

i have stayed here about 3 or 4 times, and it is one of the nicer hostels that I have stayed in. I usually book a single room which is quite a spacious room with a large bed and bathroom. The hostel is right across from the train station which is great, but is a good distance from Fortress Marienberg. I would recommend to groups, or anyone traveling by themselves, the rooms are safe, clean and very spacious.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
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Kearny, New Jersey
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9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 August 2013

It is a typical hostel. You will get bed sheets and pillowcase after you check-in because you have to set them up in your room by yourself and return them to the front desk when you check out.

PROS: The front desk is helpful. Free wifi is stable and available in every room. But it does not have air conditioner. The location is good. It is on the opposite side of the train station. The price is reasonable.

CONS: The breakfast is not included. You have to pay 4 Euro or 6 Euro for it (I do not remember the exact amount). I advise not to but breakfast in this hotel. Its breakfast is very limited. It is joking. You can buy much better sandwiches in the train station.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2013

As others have mentioned, it is across the street from the train station. Located in an updated building, Babelfish was a great choice for my group. As an unofficial hostel their were no membership fees. Rooms were big and clean. Large bathroom. Common areas and kitchen were welcoming. Staff very friendly. There can be some street noise if your room is on that side of the building.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
148 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2013

The dorm rooms were big, had lockers, good kitchen, the front desk had heaps of information. Everything was in good clean condition (seemed fairly new) and very easy to reach from the train station. A couple of pubs around the corner and just down the road from the main town centre. Very friendly.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled solo
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Property: Babelfish Hostel
Address: Haugerring 2, 97070 Wurzburg, Bavaria, Germany
Region: Germany > Bavaria > Franconia > Lower Franconia > Wurzburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 11 Speciality Lodging in Wurzburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Babelfish Hostel is placed opposite of the main train station. We combine the comfort and amenities of a low budget hotel with the characteristic easy-going and friendly atmosphere of a backpacker hostel. You`ll find it all, single beds in dorms, private rooms as well as apartments.The relaxed and sunny roof terrace is the highlight of every summer evening. ... more   less 
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