Posted Dec 25, 2016
Stayed here in February 2015, and decided to stay again. Our first experience was good, our second was better.
I will say this, after reading through various newer reviews before booking the second time around, I'm glad I wasn't put off and already knew better. This place is really close to the train station. Don't understand why someone said it isn't. It's along the same road, maybe a five minute walk, or less.
We timed our family's walk to our first stop from the hostel: Residenz Schloss. 22 minutes. Though it seems shorter because there is a lot to see along the way!
There is an Chinese/beergarten restaurant and two small Doner restaurants across the street, and there is an Aldi market behind the hotel (which was open on Christmas Eve morning).
Parking is simple.
You will hear the train go by often, but it didn't bother me while asleep.
This time, our six person family was given a room with a queen sized bed set up (for the two of us adults), and there were two bunk sets for our four kids. Last time, we had three bunk sets for the six of us. I didn't make a special request, I figure it's the luck of the draw? Maybe call ahead and request if you require it.
Also, this time our room had a TV in it, albeit computer monitor size. It did have CNN in English, but most channels were German. Not a bad thing considering I'm used to it. I live in Germany.
Remeber, it's not the Ritz. It's a hostel. But a nicer one. If you keep the word hostel in mind, you'll be less disappointed