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The Black Forest Hostel

Kartauserstrasse 33, 79102 Freiburg im Breisgau, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
The Black Forest Hostel
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hostel had the nicest atmosphere, all the services you would need and a fair price, and it's only a little walk away from the very centre of Freiburg. The highlight of this place are the common areas: a big, fully-equipped kitchen-dinning room and a big lounge with some comfortable couches, a little stage, a piano, books, games and many... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a humble little establishment in the centre of Freiburg. It has a unique "spiritual" vibe going on. There's many little shrines and references to buddha scattered throughout the hostel. At night, the staff light candles in the common area to really set the mood. This hostel is quite "one with the earth". On the practical side, there is... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my friend asked to book there about 12 nights in a 6-8 female dorm and to pay 21 euros per night per person. They decided to put us in a 3 bed dorm because they didnt have any room available and did not inform us that it cost 6 euros more!!! So we didnt had a chioce but... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in a 21—bed dorm, and are quite pleased with the hostel. It is surprisingly near the centre of the city. A 10 minute walk, and your in the Old Town. The room and beds were okay, and the showers was nice. It's very close to the Schlossberg, with good oppurtunities for taking an afternoon trip. The hostel itself... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

overall it was a very good experience except for the fact that the WiFi was not available in the rooms, since its a quaint sort of hostel. But some computers with internet are available in the main reception area and anyone can use them.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Really nice hostel with hippie-feeling. They had a big common room with pool table (fee), table tennis (free), books (in german, what I saw), musical intruments, plants, sofas and pillows. Our room was good and light with lockers (and extra lockers in the hallway). But you could easily hear people walking in the hallway. It's close to the city centre... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

As a female travelling solo and on a super-tight budget, this hostel was the cheapest I could find in Freiburg (17 euros per night in the 21-bed mixed dorm). The place was fairly easy to find. You can: 1. Walk for 30 mins from the train station. Pretty much a straight road that is going slightly uphill 2. Take the... More 

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National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I loved my stay in this place in December. it is a globe-trotter's paradise, heaven for the artistically inclines and provides an amzing spiritual experience. In Freiburg as such there are not many options for stay, but this came us a surprise for me. The staff at the BFH are very friendly, My favourite are Fleur and Julia. I loved... More 

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Ermelo, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Stayed in the Hostel for just one night. It is a hostel with a high hippy/spiritual feeling :-). We stayed in a room-for-two, which is not very large, but roomy enough. The roomdoor had a lock (I read somewhere about doors without locks). The beds were very good. Hostel is clean and the young staff was nice and helpful. Kitchen... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

As others have said, there aren't many choices for hostels in Freiburg, and the Black Forest Hostel was closer to town than the other option. I stayed in a 17 bed dorm, but it wasn't even close to full either night. Conveniently placed partitions create an illusion of privacy, which is nice. The bed was comfortable, but it was 4... More 

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