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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
    3.5 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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26 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

There're not many choice for hostel seekers in Freiburg. If we think about this, this hostel is not a bed option, but not a best hostel among overall hostels around the world. I stayed 8 beds dorm which has all single beds and this is quite good.(not bunk beds and big room.) But the room was a big cold and... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This is one of the only hostels in Freiburg and the way they advertise themselves makes it seem way better. Maybe it is better in summer, but when I was there it was not great. There was a kind of weird atmosphere, not that welcoming or comforting, just generally, and I found my dorm mates to be very inconsiderate so... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I was there for two nights because I needed a place to stay in Freiburg for university. All in all it made my time in Freiburg to a total nightmare. It starts with a undefinable funny smell in the entrance, high prices for almost nothing, you have to pay for every basic thing you like to have such as sheets.... More 

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Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

I stayed for three nights here in an 11-bed room. Clean, comfortable (there is an additional charge for bedding) and good kitchen if you want to cook while you are there. Black Forest has one of the best common areas I've come across at any hostel, wide spaces, lots of cushions and chairs. As a solo traveller, it was a... More 

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Sassuolo, Italy
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7 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This curious hostel is what I would like to find in every city: multicolour, curious furniture and accessories, a large living room and kitchen, to prepare your meal and meet interesting people. I've been sleeping in the largest common room, I was a bit scared because of the noise. It was summer and the windows were open. Well, the relaxing... More 

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