Five Elements Hostel

Hostelscore:
71.4%
1791 reviews in the past 12 months from 7 sites

Reviews for Five Elements Hostel

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89%
by Anonymous On 2023-09-12
This is a great hostel and would have a top score if it were literally one block away from its present location. The area is full of drugged and homeless and frankly not very safe, especially at night. I am not sure if I would go again only for this reason. Everything else is run amazingly well. The staff, customers, atmosphere, rooms, beds, pillows, everything is amazing, if you can make it safely inside their building. Don’t arrive after dark and look like you can handle yourself.
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50%
by Diego On 2023-09-11
The staff's linguistic skills and availability at all times. Also, the low costs.
Unfortunately, the location: it madus feel quite unsafe every time we had to leave and come back
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80%
by Niazi On 2023-09-11
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40%
by lauraarias93 On 2023-09-11
The hostel is located in the red light district, which is a crucial fact to know before booking since the area feels unsafe and sketchy. I would have appreciated if such information would have been included in the hostel description. Aside from the location, the bedsheet was full of holes and the mattress had blood spots. It was dirty. The room doesn't have AC why it was very hot during night.
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80%
On 2023-09-10
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50%
by Alistair On 2023-09-10
Scary location
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70%
by Mohmmad On 2023-09-10
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10%
by Touchanti On 2023-09-10
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69%
by aw878ExyXCwju4zK On 2023-09-10
Not the safest of areas.
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94%
by drforbes On 2023-09-10
Awesome hostel, Staff are fantastic, incredible facilities, and has an awesome bar, pool table, lounge and outdoor area! Would definitely visit again!
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60%
by Anonymous On 2023-09-10
The staff is nice and friendly and they clearly do their best to keep the place safe. That being said the neighborhood the hotel is in is the reason why I wouldn’t book it again (specifically as a a female solo traveller). I arrived in the evening and found the 5min walk from the station quite creepy. It wasn’t much better in the middle of the day as I saw many people injecting drugs in the middle of the street. I didn’t feel safe walking from the station to the hotel.
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74%
by aAe0VAO2oWS4gYvA On 2023-09-09
Area is sketchy ????. The hostel is nice enough though.
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89%
by meikeknapp7448 On 2023-09-09
Die Unterkunft lag im Bahnhofsviertel, in welchem ich Nachts alleine als Frau nicht unbedingt unterwegs sein will... Sonst ist aber alles wichtige einfach per Fuß zu erreichen und das Hostel an sich ist echt super und nur weiter zu empfehlen!
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49%
by bahetydev5450 On 2023-09-09
The property is in a really bab locality. Toilets do not have proper flushes and are very narrow and small. The beds make a lot of noise and if the person on the lower bunk moves, the whole bunk bed vibrates. A lot of work needs to be done!
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80%
by Ariadni On 2023-09-08
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30%
by Holger On 2023-09-08
Lage zum bahnhof kaffee ist kostenlos
Dreckige matrazen dreckiges bettzeug , lages des hostels unwürdig direkt in einer protuierten strasse, ständige anmache von damen, kein deutschsprechendes personal, fernseher nicht funktionstüchtig
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90%
by Mohammed On 2023-09-08
location is goods but this time area is not peace , lots drugs seller are there near by gate. Scary situation
now a days street is full of drugs trafficking's , vey sad
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90%
by Rafiq On 2023-09-08
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70%
by Sidrah On 2023-09-08
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74%
by ninakuijsten5566 On 2023-09-08
It was a good hostel to stay for a couple of days. Staff is friendly and upgraded me for free from a mixed room to a women's only room :) The facilities are good and they have enough tips for things to do. However, it's truly located in a sketchy neighborhood, they gave a heads up, but I was still a bit surprised by how bad it was. Inside the hostel I felt safe, but I didn't feel safe going out of the hostel alone / walking back, so I let an Uber drop me off in front of the door.
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60%
by Alexey On 2023-09-07
Hostel was decent, not dirty and not too noisy.
The neighbourhood next to the train station was not the most pleasant place to stay. The city tax has to be paid only in cash.
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60%
by Clement On 2023-09-07
Le personnel est efficace et souriant. Le petit déjeuner était de qualité même si payant.
Le quartier de l’hôtel est vraiment sale et pas très bien fréquenté, la chambre donne sur la rue et il y’a beaucoup de bruit. Des gens se sont installés dans la chambre à 3h du matin alors que le Check in est censé être fini depuis longtemps… En plus de nous avoir réveillé ils étaient très peu discret.
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70%
by Flick On 2023-09-07
The hostel itself is nice once you get inside. It is in a dodgy area but they let you know this when you book and you can cancel for free if this changes your mind. I felt very safe inside the hostel! It was quite clean and offered free tea and coffee which is nice! There is plenty of space inside the hostel to relax and lots of people order Uber eats and just drink at the hostel so you don’t have to leave of an evening.
In a dodgy area but this is made known to you. There are no curtains on the beds so there isn’t a lot of privacy in the rooms.
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50%
by Gholamreza On 2023-09-07
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60%
by Manuel On 2023-09-07
Comfortable
I think the girl at the reception desk in the morning was a bit stressed, and saying good morning was not very nice, I think it is important because you are starting the day and it would be nice to have a good presence. The bed made noise when moving and the corridors are smelly.
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40%
by Sirbu On 2023-09-07
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83%
by aDMsr07hp1Ymidvo On 2023-09-07
the beds where dusty and this caused sneezing issues
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71%
by kathrynblyon9257 On 2023-09-07
Worth it for the cost (I stayed with a friend in a private room) but it’s in a pretty sketchy neighborhood. Would not have felt safe if I’d been traveling as a woman alone.
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49%
by a8uWNbrEogb1WC4j On 2023-09-07
Location right in the middle of brothel, and area is not safe at night full of drug addicts, the building is eh not bad but inside the room there was literally no air and there few people who were not clean at all and the room was stinking, bathroom in my opinion was not clean in general if I knew these things before I would never go there
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80%
by Audrey On 2023-09-06
Although the hostel is right in the red light district with a slightly unsafe surrounding area, they make sure to warn you of this and the Hostel itself is very safe and I never found that security was a concern of mine. It is right by the central train station and tram lines (very convenient). The room was very cozy and clean with good windows and blinds.
Two of the guys in room snored like they actively fighting demons for every new breath, but the hostel has nothing to do with my personal grievance with these two Brits.
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80%
by Bente On 2023-09-06
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100%
by Habibullah On 2023-09-06
people kept saying it’s a bad area but I lived it
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90%
by Huu On 2023-09-06
Good budget idea for solo travellers
the neighborhood around is really sketchy, but its near central station
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90%
by Johanna On 2023-09-06
Autentisches Hostel mit nettem Personal. Das Zimmer und die Bar mit dem Billiard Raum waren super. Trotz der Lage ein prima Aufenthalt :)
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90%
by Marina On 2023-09-06
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90%
by Mike On 2023-09-06
Die Lage am Hauptbahnhof ist perfekt, um bei einer späten Anreise per Zug einen Schlafplatz zu bekommen, ohne erst lange innerhalb der Stadt seine Unterkunft suchen zu müssen. Die Lage im Rotlichtviertel zeigt den Reisenden aus aller Welt auch gleich, wie nah beieinander Arm und Reich bzw. Bankenviertel und Rotlichtmilieu liegen kann und man sieht hautnah, was soziale Unterschiede und Stadtentwicklung sind. So ist neben dem angenehmen und empfehlenswerten Hostel auch gleich Bildung mit inbegriffen.
Die Lage im Rotlichtviertel hat leider auch die Konsequenz, dass es auch bzw. vor allem nachts durch die direkt vor dem Haus und in den angrenzenden Straßen liegende Drogenszene durchgehend laut ist. So sind auf jeden Fall Ohrstöpsel zu empfehlen, dann kann man im Hostel auch ruhig schlafen. Diese Lage des Hostels im Rotlichtviertel direkt in Hauptbahnhofsnähe ist es, mit dem das Hostel und die Gäste leben müssen und deshalb wird auch direkt nach Buchung nochmals darauf hingewiesen und man kann sich das nochmals überlegen und kostenlos stornieren. Ein weiterer kleiner Wermutstropfen: Manchmal fällt es dem Personal offenbar schwer richtig zu priorisieren. So erklärt es öfters mal in epischer Länge einem Gast Dinge bzw. beantwortet mehr oder weniger wichtige Fragen zu Ausflugstipps etc., was mit einem Blick aufs Handy auch prima selbstständig beantwortet werden könnte, während sich eine lange Schlange wartender Gäste fürs Check-In gebildet hat. Da wünsche ich mir, dass das Personal mal überlegt, was in dem Falle wichtiger sein könnte und würde erst mal die anreisenden, müden Gäste zu einem Bett verhelfen und dann solche Fragen beantworten, welche sich vermutlich mit etwas Nachdenken oder Eigenrecherche schon in Wohlgefallen aufgelöst haben.
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80%
by Sudhanshu On 2023-09-06
The property is very good from inside. Property is very nice, all the facilities are here. Very near from the old Town and very near to railway station.
Just the negative thing is it is located in a red light area. Where some people are drunk and may bother you on the weekend.
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83%
by dvs77 On 2023-09-06
beautiful place to stay close to station and downtown
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80%
by Samuel On 2023-09-05
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77%
by atLK2EyCp9sLivLB On 2023-09-05
it's alright. in the red light district so a bit sketchy but its a bed i guess haha
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80%
by Amir On 2023-09-04
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60%
by Ciria On 2023-09-04
The staff was great. Very friendly and helpful. The place was good considering it was a walking distance from the main train station (5 min). There are good places to have breakfast around the hostel and some places to buy food, a chip for your phone, and other essentials a traveler might need.
Although I knew the hostel was in the red light district and it might be dangerous to walk around the place at night I went anyway. I'm used to traveling by myself and I think I'm brave enough. Still, I felt a bit uncomfortable a couple of times. I wouldn't recommend this place for people who are easily scared or first-time solo female travelers.
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100%
by Tanseef On 2023-09-04
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80%
by aBL7iwa1KdvaDL7i On 2023-09-04
Ci siamo trovate molto bene, peccato per la strada su cui è posizionato perché è a due passi dal centro. Molto coinvolgenti, facile fare amicizia, anche per chi viaggia da solo
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40%
by Cikiswila On 2023-09-03
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100%
by Hermandez On 2023-09-03
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100%
by Khan On 2023-09-03
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100%
by Maricel On 2023-09-03
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80%
by Tobias On 2023-09-03
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60%
by Gabriel On 2023-09-02