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“Decent clean hostel in Hamburg-Altona”

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MEININGER Hotel Hamburg City Center
Reviewed 16 June 2014

Staying here as part of a stag-do, I didn't expect much, so I was pleasantly surprised to find that our five bed room was clean and spacious, with an en-suite bathroom.

The staff were friendly and helpful, even making a restaurant reservation on our behalf.

The location is in Hamburg-Altona, approximately five minutes walk from the Altona station. From there you can get the S1 train to the city centre (three stops) and the airport (approximately 40 minutes).

The only drawback is that we had to make up one of the beds, and that is is frequented mainly by groups of stag or hen does, so it might not be the right atmosphere if you're travelling as a couple or family.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Meininger H, Front Office Manager at MEININGER Hotel Hamburg City Center, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2014

Dear guest,

thank you very much for staying with us and writing this review.
We're happy to hear you were satisfied with your stay here.
We would like to welcome you again in the future.

Best wishes,

The MEININGER Team Hamburg

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Reviewed 16 June 2014 via mobile

This place did the job you would expect of a hostel. Moved my group to a room so we could have the extra bed. Clearly popular with school/college trips.

I'd recommend this place to a budget traveller.

Didn't have the breakfast so can't comment. Staff helpful.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Meininger H, Front Office Manager at MEININGER Hotel Hamburg City Center, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2014

Dear Guest,

thank you for staying with us and taking the time to write this comment.

We're happy you had a nice stay here.

Make sure to visit us again next time you're in Hamburg.

Best wishes,

The MEININGER Team Hamburg

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Reviewed 16 June 2014

Between us we had four rooms, three single rooms and one shared room. I was in a single room and it was decent, spotlessly clean and a good bathroom.

This is a Travel Lodge style hotel and and very busy with young travelers but had no issue with noise etc. If you are just after a bed for the night in comfortable room for the night its ideal for a short stay.

There isn't much in the local area and as with most of Hamburg you have get taxi's to find anywhere as we didn't try and venture on the tube.

Special notice to the young staff at the Hotel, who dealt with all English and German customers with a smile on their face and whilst being very helpful.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Meininger H, Front Office Manager at MEININGER Hotel Hamburg City Center, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2014

Hi there,

thank you very much for your nice review.
We're happy to hear you were satisfied with your stay here and our service :)
Did you know that just a five minute walk away is the next S-Bahn station and from there it's only a 10min ride to the city center?
Besides Altona has some nice bars and restaurants in walking distance. Ask the staff for directions next time you're here ;)
Anyways we would love to welcome you back again in the future!

Best Wishes,

The MEININGER Team Hamburg

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Reviewed 9 June 2014

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Meininger H, Leiter Front Office at MEININGER Hotel Hamburg City Center, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2014

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Reviewed 27 May 2014

We stayed as a party of 11 and had private twin rooms as well as a dorm room.
The beds were comfortable, rooms generously sized, clean with a great shower! The tube station is about a five minute walk away with great links into the city and out to the airport.
Definitely worth getting the breakfast, vast choices, all fresh and regularly replenished.
The bar area is generally quite quiet but the prices are very reasonable

Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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Meininger H, Guest Relations Manager at MEININGER Hotel Hamburg City Center, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2014

Dear Guest,

thanks for your review. We are pleased that you like your stay in our Hotel.
Hope to see you again.

Kind regards!

Team Meininger Hamburg

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Reviewed 7 May 2014

This is a no frills hotel so if you plan to spend most of your time out and about then it is perfect for you. The rooms are clean, the showers are efficient, the staff are helpful and friendly and the breakfast is a standard continental affair. You are only a 5/10 min walk from Altano station.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Meininger H, Front Office Manager at MEININGER Hotel Hamburg City Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2014

Dear Guest,
thank you very much for your review.
We're happy you were satisfied with your stay here.
We would be delighted if you would visit us again next time you're in Hamburg.
Safe travels,
MEININGER Team Hamburg

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Reviewed 11 March 2014

We had a little problem with our booking when we checked in but the staff were really friendly in working it out for us. Hostel is very clean spotless infact but the only problem is we booked an 8 share room and we got given to beds inside a miny room (closet? it only fit our suitcases and 2 beds we could not walk in the space) inside a room that looked like a hotel room. This "room" got really hot and stuffy and for some silly reason our 8 share room had a TV inside it and our roommates watched tv all night which meant we got no sleep.. Then they got up at 9am and turned the tv on again.. Tip for the hostel.. Get rid of the TV in dorm rooms and dont check people into a 8 share that has been converted from a hotel room or at least give your guest a heads up or a choice to go into a proper 8 share room.

Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Meininger H, Front Office Manager at MEININGER Hotel Hamburg City Center, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2014

Thank you very much taking the time to write a review. We are happy to hear that our staff was able to sort out your problems and help you with your booking. The issue with the 8 bed rooms that you talked about, is because of how the house and the rooms are set up. As we are not solely a hostel, but a mix between hotel and hostel, we try and set the same standards for hotel and hostel rooms, which is why we also have TV sets in the bigger dormitories. I understand that, when sharing the room with other guests this can lead to conflicts, especially when sleeping patterns do not match up. We are sorry to hear you had issues with this and we will make sure to pass this feedback on and will evaluate the benefits of having a TV in the dorms to these issues.
We hope you had a pleasant stay with us, despite this, and hope you welcome you back on your next journey to Hamburg.
Your MEININGER Team Hamburg

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Additional Information about MEININGER Hotel Hamburg City Center

Address: Goetheallee 11, 22765 Hamburg, Germany
Region: Germany > Hamburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 106 Speciality Lodging in Hamburg
Price Range: £46 - £142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — MEININGER Hotel Hamburg City Center 2*
Number of rooms: 116
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The MEININGER Hotel Hamburg City Center is located directly by Altona railway station. It is the ideal starting place if you want to explore the tourist attractions of the Hanseatic city. The 116 low-cost, well-equipped rooms all have a TV and telephone. The hotel bar, free WiFi, guest kitchen and gaming area means there is no time for boredom. For a small fee you can use the underground car park. ... more   less 
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Meininger City Hostel And Hotel Hamburg

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