Central Europe Hostels and Dormitories I Checked-in

France-Switzerland-Luxembourg-Belgium-Netherlands-Germany-Czech Republic-Austria-Italy
October 10 to November 02, 2013

Train travel experience and tips in roaming Central Europe last part

* 5 star is the highest, 1 star lowest. Recommended means the hostel/dormitory passed my overall qualification based on satisfaction stay.
* All booked accommodation have 10% reduction in their actual price during payment on arrival. This is due to the 10% payment did on hostelbookers website.
* Italy requires 2 Euro city tax for every night stay.


Friends Hostel, Paris (booked) Oct. 10-13, 2013, 3 nights for 54 Euro
- just infront of barbes rochensuart metro stn, very cheap & walking distance away to souvenir items and red light district
-somehow rude staff, only 1 outlet for 6bedroom dorm, very narrow bathroom, scheduled wifi(9am-6pm) & lots of bystander blacks infront
- somehow recommended (2.5 stars)
 

St. Charles Train Station, Marseilles Oct. 13-14, 2013.
- I intentionally sleep inside train station due to the ff;
1. I must exchange my booked online ticket to the SNCF counter (opens at 0500h) due the machine does not accept Mastercard intl, only Mastercard europe
2. I finished roaming around the city by almost 11pm and my etd was 0506h the next day. Its a waste of money for approx 5hrs sleep.
3. St. Charles stn is very clean and safe. I slept discreetly (on seating postn) behind the stores inside.


Hotel Glocke Backpacker, Bern

Hotel Glocke Backpacker, Bern

Geneva youth hostel, Geneva (walk-in) Oct. 14-15, 2013, 1 night for 38 Chf

-around 1km away from Geneva stn. Free wifi and breakfast, very neat, very safe and very organize. There is also free transport card on for all tram, railway and ferry within geneva. What I like best is the magnetic card key protection for room, locker and shower.
-highly recommended (4.5 stars)


Hotel Glocke Backpacker, Bern (walk-in) Oct. 15-16, 2013, 1 night for 37 Chf
-around 500m away from Bern train stn. Free wifi only but no connection in midnight until the staff wakes-up, very neat, very safe and very organize. There's a key protection for room, locker and shower.
- recommended (3.5 stars)


Night trains from Bern to Luxembourg Oct. 16-17, 2013, 2100-0900, 3 stops
- I intentionally availed the night ride due to the ff;
1. To experience euro night train trip
2. To save money, sleeperette coach is somehow comfortable (3.5 stars)


Generation Europe , Brussels (walk-in) Oct. 17-18, 2013, 1 night for 28.6 Euro
-around 1.5km away from Brussels central train stn. Free wifi & breakfast, very neat, very safe and very organize. There's a key protection for room and shower.
- somehow recommended (2.5 stars)


Central Train Station, Amsterdam
Oct. 18-19, 2013
- I intentionally sleep inside train station due to the ff;
1. I arrived late due to over an hour technical problems in train on my way
2. This day is fri, a very peak day for Europeans as usually they make this place as weekend getaway.
3. All hostels/hotels are fully booked.
4. Even if I found, I have only 5 hours to stay for a price of more than 50e

 
Geneva youth hostel, Geneva

Friends Hostel, Paris

Venlo Station, Netherlands Oct. 19-20, 2013
- I intentionally sleep inside train station due to the ff;
1. I did not noticed that the more than 5hrs middle of the night was stopover only and not overnight train cruise.
2. I arrived around past 0130h so its just a matter of around 4hrs for the train stn to be open.
3. I'd still tried to look around around more than a 2 km radius, I did not find any cheap hostels.


Station Hostel, Cologne
(booked) Oct. 20-21, 2013, 1 nights for 23 Euro
- around 300m away from koln hbf. Free wifi, very neat, very safe and very organize. There's a key protection for room. Key for lockers are for rent.
- recommended (3.5 stars)


A&O Hostel, Hamburg (booked) Oct. 21-22, 2013, 1 nights for 17 Euro
- around 1km away from hamburg hbf. Free wifi, very neat, very safe, very spacious and very organize. There's a key protection for room. Key for lockers are for rent. with nice staff.
- whats best was they give discount from what was posted price during my booking date. And im the only one sleeping on a 6-bed dorm. The only prob is the access road going there, no pedestrian from short cut coming from hbf        
- highly recommended (4.5 stars)


Night trains from Berlin to Fussen Oct. 22-23, 2013, 2100-0900, 2 stops
I intentionally availed the night ride due to the ff;
1. To exp euro night train trip
2. To save money, sleeperette coach is somehow comfortable (3.5 stars)
 

Euro Youth Hostel, Munich (booked) Oct. 23-24, 2013, 1 nights for 17 Euro
- around 100m away from hamburg hbf. Free wifi, very neat, very safe, and very organize. There's a card key protection for room. Key for lockers are for rent. with nice staff. There's bar in lounge exclusively for guests only
- offers breakfast buffet for 4.5e only         
- highly recommended (4.5 stars)


Central Train Station, Munich (booked) Oct. 24-25, 2013
- I intentionally sleep inside train station due to the ff;
1. To save 1 night hostel due to my train departure on oct25 was 0455h to prague, a very early morning trip.
2. Euro hostel lounge opens only up to 0300h. I transferred to train station which is just 100m only due my train etd is around 0500h.
3. I have a very early in the morning train departure the following day to Prague
4. I have stayed in Eurohostel bar until 3am. I have stayed in the stn only around more than an hour.


A&O Hostel, Hamburg

Station Backpacker Hostel, Cologne

Praha Hln Station, Prague Oct. 25-26, 2013.
- I intentionally stay (yes, Im awake coz of the cappucino) inside train station due to the ff;
1. I have a very early in the morning train departure the following day to Vienna
2. I have only less than a day stay in Czech Republic so why not strike while Im still there
 

Hostel Husseldorf , Vienna (booked) Oct. 26-27, 2013, 1 nights for 17 Euro
- around 700m away from huttledorf stn. Free wifi, very neat, very safe, and very organize. There's a card key protection for room. Key for lockers are for rent. with rude staff. Location is very far and hard to navigate, to all tourist spots and almost isolated to Vienna central                 
- somehow recommended (3 stars)


Night train from Salzburg to Venice Oct. 28, 2013, 0230h-1000h, 1 stop
I intentionally availed the night ride due to the ff;
1. To exp euro night train trip for the 4th time
2. To save money
-same with there morning wagons, 2 sets of 3 rows facing each other enclosed in a cubicle (2nd class). Thus, it was very incomfortable knowing that we were 3 inside and all were very sleepy.(1 star)


Alloggi Gerotto Calderan, Venice (booked) Oct. 28-29, 2013, 1 nights for 25 Euro
- around 400m away from venize stn. Free wifi, neat and very safe. There's a card key protection for room. Key for lockers are for rent. with nice staff.
- highly recommended (4.5 stars)


Central Station Hostel, Milan

MA Hostel, Rome

Central Station Hostel, Milan (booked) Oct. 29-30, 2013, 1 night for 20 Euro
- around 300m away from milano centrale. Free wifi, very neat, very safe and very organize. Staffed by Koreans. Their bldg was deceitful as there were no markers ir posts except asking the locals fot the address. I confirmed the place after checking the bldg's directory for the tenants list.
- recommended (4.5 stars)


New Ostel, Florence (booked) Oct. 30 to Nov. 01, 2013, 2 nights for 28.6 Euro
- around 500m away from firenze sm novella. Free wifi and safe. Staffed by Japanese & Filipino.
- somehow recommended (2.5 stars)


MA hostel, Rome (booked) Nov. 02, 2013, 1 night for 15.5 Euro
- around 100m away from roma termini. Free wifi and safe. Staffed by nice Indians.

- somehow recommended (2.5 stars)


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