Reviews for Babelfish Hostel
I only stayed 1 night at this hostel, in a shared 6-bed dorm, however I got a good impression of it.
I'll start with the bad stuff, electricity sockets, there were enough, but they were oddly located - 2 next to the lockers and 3 behind one bed. The toilets while clean could do with some modernisation, same with the showers.
The weird, the hostel is split in two floors of the same building, however, they're not consecutive!.
The good, nice comfortable lounge and even better terrace, decent-sized dining room and fully equipped kitchen, the staff were friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. if youre a solo backpacker you'll definitely like this hostel; it's also quite well located, right next to the old town and 3 minutes away from the train station.
I'd never stayed in a mixed dorm room before, but I was kinda stuck and had to find something the night before and I was unexpectedly heading to Wurzberg the next day. Recommended by Lonely Planet, called as a shot in the dark and the next day there I was. Hostel is so very clean, very friendly and helpful staff, the common area is bright and comfortable, the terrace is lovely. I stayed in a four dorm bed that had plenty of space, lockers, and own secured keycard for the different parts of the hostel. Felt very safe. Having never stayed in a mixed dorm before, was a little intimidated but that only lasted for 10 seconds as I opened the door and found two lovely girls from Korea sharing the room and we all had a laugh and exchanged emails and travel tips. Next day met another traveller who gave some tips about Paris. Spent several late evenings sipping wine and relaxing in the common room. Great location close to train station and short walk to all the sites. Residenz is amazing and completely worth the tour admission.
Stayed on a weekend so did get a little noisy with people coming back really late from the bars, but with earplugs and the expectation that it's a hostel and not a four star hotel it's all good. Totally recommended.