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“Satisfactory, and worth a stay if on a budget” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Babelfish Hostel

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Babelfish Hostel
Haugerring 2, 97070 Wurzburg, Bavaria, Germany   |  
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“Satisfactory, and worth a stay if on a budget”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

There is nothing wrong with Babelfish and I would have no problem staying here again. The staff is friendly and helpful, and the hostel is well located near the train station and only a few minutes walk from the center of town.

Given the general bear quality of the hostel, I would say it is just average, but more than satisfactory. Reading other reviews, I think "spartan" is the most apt word to describe the place.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012 via mobile

Staffs are kind.
There is in front of the station and near from the center of town.

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Songkhla
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2011

Parking is 2 min drive from the hostel. It's like some floor of apartment renting to service as a hostel. reception and dining area are in second floor and 4th floor of the buiding are rooms which bad color painting smell and poor ventilated smell.The worst is that we have to pay extra for towels and have to collect the bed sheet ,towel everything to reception at the time of check out other wise another deposit of 3 euro for bed sheet,pillow sheet are not refunds.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2010

Wuerzburg was our first stop on a back-packing trip of Romantic Road, and Babelfish hostel ensured we kicked-it-off smoothly. Situated right across the train station. The room was spartan - clearly meant to shoo you off to explore the town. Lack of AC made it a bit stuffy, especially since we had got the top floor. Guess it would be worse in summer! The receptionist was quite helpful to us - with the touring directions and the hostel amenities (which include a kitchen, washing machines). Although free wifi was available, there were problems throughout our stay with accessing it on our floor (the receptionist was clueless on rectifying it)

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2010

Clean Hostel near the train station. Nothing fancy, if you are a light sleeper it can get a little noisy as is on a busy road.
Wurzburg is a great place to visit, try to get there for a wine festival and be sure to have a beer in the beer garden in the castle overlooking the city.
Short walk to all the city has to see.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2010

If you are moving a lot or are carrying heavy lugage, this is the place to be due to its proximity to the train station. It is a rather average hostel, a bit expensive for the service provided (as many other German hostels are).

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2009

We stayed at Babelfish during one night. The Hostel is clean, with large rooms (we took a private room), has a excelent localization. There is free wifi at the rooms also. The only problem is that the hostel don't accept credit cards.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Babelfish Hostel

Address: Haugerring 2, 97070 Wurzburg, Bavaria, Germany
Location: Germany > Bavaria > Franconia > Lower Franconia > Wurzburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 Specialty Lodging in Wurzburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Babelfish Hostel is placed opposite of the main train station. We combine the comfort and amenities of a low budget hotel with the characteristic easy-going and friendly atmosphere of a backpacker hostel. You`ll find it all, single beds in dorms, private rooms as well as apartments.The relaxed and sunny roof terrace is the highlight of every summer evening. ... more   less 
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