Located quite close to the action in the Reeferbahn area, the hotel is ideally located for those who want to go out and experience the seedier side of Hamburg.
The price was quite reasonable and we were all provided with welcome shots in the hotel bar, which doubles as the reception area.
The hotel is NOT to be mistaken for a trendy 3 star ... as it is quite 'rustic' in nature - especially upon entering the hotel. However, the rooms were quite clean, though sparse. The bathroom is shared but due to the limited number of guests it was never overly crowded.
Parking can be an issue, but we were quite lucky to find free parking outside. The bar can be rather loud, but ear plugs are provided though none of us required them to sleep. The main problem was the fact that the heating system was not yet working - though we were fine as it was a pleasant evening in October, you wouldn't want to get too much farther into winter without the heat !
Overall, however, exactly what we expected.