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1. Posted by cplford (Budding Member 98 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I have been searching the Internet until my eyes dropped out and cannot decide on hostels in Europe, so I wonder if anyone can recommend ones they have stayed in?

I would like cleanliness, not too much noise, breakfast included & near the centre of the following cities:

Rome, Madrid, Barcelona, Berne, Munich, Berlin, Paris, Prague, Bruges, London, Edinburgh, Dublin.

Thanks for your help in advance!

2. Posted by walkitwils (Budding Member 52 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!


I stayed at the Roma Inn whilst in Rome. It is within walking distance to everything and in a lovely neighbourhood(I have heard staying next to termini station to be not as nice), it was quiet,well located (under renovation at the time but finished now), brandy and pear juice (i think) on arrival and a simple breakfast of juice and sweet bread. Top notch!

In Paris I stayed at the Hotel Bedford which was good. Great location 5 minutes from the bastille (bus tours from there) no breakfast included but a decent place.

Have a good one!


3. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3932 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

i can recommend hostels in a few of the places you are going:

In Berlin i recently stayed at Hotel pension Charlottenburg - it's more of a guest house than a hostel but it's pretty cheap, in a really good location and breakfast is included. it's on a nice leafy street in west berlin.
In Prague i stayed at the Advantage hostel; its very centrally located, clean, and breakfast is included.
I am going to edinburgh tomorrow and will be staying in the Argylle hostel - i will let you know what it's like! it's got good reviews though.

In paris and dublin i opted for budget hotels - Mary's hotel in paris and The Dergvale hotel in Dublin. Both were nice but Mary's hotel did not include breakfast and hostels would probably be slightly cheaper than both of these.

hope this helps.

[ Edit: Edited on Sep 27, 2007, at 8:50 AM by bex76 ]

4. Posted by buscando (Budding Member 38 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hey how┬┤s it going? well if your going to be in frankfurt am main, then i highly recommend the hi hostel or haus der jungend. It is all that u want in one: first its located in front of the river Main-great place to walk when going for a night stroll or something. Second the staff is super-friendly and helpful in telling u of local attractions or what not.(and they speak good english) Third, the place is cleaned daily, i mean like ur room, and all sheets are changed as soon as a guest leaves! Great lavatory facilities and breakfast is included in ur stay. and the best part is that the nightly price to stay: 17 euros if ur under 26.

All in all, great hostel in Frankfurt and I highly recommend it.

PS tons of little restaurants right behind the hostel too and bars so easy stumbling distance.

have fun in Europe.

5. Posted by drmsmq8 (Budding Member 32 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

well the best hostels in frankfurt are around the main train station

6. Posted by Sparhawke (Budding Member 14 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

I will be back in Paris in May and hopefully spending a few weeks in this apparently comes very highly recommended with breakfast included, female only floor and provided lockers in all rooms. Yes, this is definately the one for me, the only reason I didnt come here last time is that I didnt even consider hostels and I was looking in the wrong place lol

(((Great, another topic long since dead 6 months ago bumped to the top)))

[ Edit: Edited on Mar 22, 2008, at 11:33 AM by Sparhawke ]

7. Posted by BlankFrack (Respected Member 280 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

"Miss Sophie's" in Prague sounds like a brothel run by a dominatrix, but is actually one of the best hostels I've stayed at. It's like a high class hotel with walk in showers, lovely interiors and is impeccably clean.

In Bern there aren't that many options, but "Bern Backpackers" is quite comfortable and I've stayed there the few times I've been in Bern and never had any problems with noise.