We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Good enough for a night stay while visiting Neuschwanstein Castle”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
House L.A. City Hostel
Ranked #12 of 18 Specialty Lodging in Fussen
Reviewed September 8, 2013

There are 2 parts to this hostel- we did not stay in the property featured in the profile photo of this hostel. They had lots of booking and hence we were put in their annex property in another part of the town (not too far) which had more private parking space. Six of us stayed in one room- a bit crammed for 6 but OK for a night. We had an en-suite washroom and were also given the choice of using the common toilets. There was only 1 person handling the check in (no check in or fancy reception -just a desk with a PC for him to work) -but the tall German gentleman handling the duty spoke good English (and quite a few other languages) and was a jolly good fellow.

The hostel facilities are basic, the location is not bad (not central but then Fussen is a pretty small place most of which can be covered on foot) the rooms are so-so and a bit run down , but basically not a bad deal for the tariff considering that this town is almost always filled with the tourists visiting the nearby Neushwanstein castle and all the establishments have touristy rates reflecting the high volumes that this small town sees.

Fussen itself is a pretty small town worth meandering around with lots of choices for dinner and breakfast. But I guess it gets lesser credit than it deserves because of the more famous nearby attractions.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank UNNIMAYA
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (63)
There are newer reviews for House L.A. City Hostel
See the most recent reviews
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

26 - 32 of 63 reviews

Reviewed July 27, 2013

Reading other reviews, it sounds like the private rooms are coming out on top of the dorm rooms. We stayed 2 nights at the hostel in a 3-bed private room with a bunk bed & double bed. Room was neat and tidy. Towels provided were too small and looked a bit worn out. Lucky for us we always carry our own as backup. There were 1.5 bathrooms (both clean) on our floor, so if at all there was a wait, it was only to use the shower (we found no wait time at all for early risers). Amenities provided by the hostel are very basic. Guests should bring their own toiletries. There was good wifi coverage. We did not opt for breakfast at the hostel. There is ample parking out front, or on the street. Great location, close to the castles.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Salsera270
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed February 17, 2013

Extremely rustic even for a hostel. My only positive comment is that the workers were very kind. But here is the rest of the story: When you arrive (no matter the hour), you have to call on a phone for someone to come check you in. They say it will take 3 minutes, but they really mean 30 minutes! We got in at 4pm by train, walked to the hostel by 4:15 and had to wait until almost 5:00 for them to check us in. This meant we missed the last bus ride up the mountain to the castles. (We ended up finding a taxi to take us). Booking online is VERY DECEPTIVE and tricky--we were under the impression that we had our own bathroom, but when we arrived we found that we were sharing two bathrooms with about 20 people. The towels were dirty and old. The shower experience was interesting: you only had two choices....1. scalding hot trickle (no water pressure) or 2. freezing cold water with a lot of pressure. We would not recommend this hostel.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Hefmama
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 5, 2012

We stayed in Fussen for one night and arrived late on the train. We called the day before to confirm that we could check in between 9 and 9:30pm. The owner told us, absolutely, he would make sure there was someone there until 9:30pm. We arrived at 9:10pm, and there was no one there. We tried calling the number posted, with no answer. By 10:15, we had looked around and found that there were 2 beds left in the 8 person dorm we had booked. So we took those beds as we had to be up really early the next morning. As I was falling asleep, I heard them stroll in around 11. The next morning we were packed and ready to go. We called the number again to let them know we needed to check out. I should point out that the owner through all of this was really great to deal with over the phone. The entire problem is with the reception staff. We had to knock on her door for over ten minutes before she finally answered. We let her know that we needed to pay her and check in and out. We were extremely disappointed in the service we received, especially since we called ahead to warn them of our situation.

Apart from this, I can see how staying in this hostel would be very convenient. It's in a good location, it's cheap and it's relatively clean. It's too bad that the service completely overshadowed the positive aspects of this hostel for us.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
3  Thank Lauren_skye
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 22, 2012

We visited Fussen for one night, in order to visit the castles and bike along the Forgensee Rundweg. We stayed in the 8 bed dorm in the attic, which was clean, spacious, and had an excellent view of Neuschwanstein. The staff was okay ... certainly not offensive, but not overly forthcoming either. For less than 20 euros a night though, one should not expect a concierge service.

Go out for breakfast as the offerings seemed pretty mediocre but note that they sell beer for 1 euro a bottle.

We really enjoyed our stay in Fussen and found the hostel complemented our experience.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Ross S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 22, 2012

Rooms a bit small, no cupboard or any sort of closet in the room. Shared bathrooms, worked out ok, however gentleman put the flipped toilet seat down how disgusting... And people shared bathroom means it is the maids day off. Cleanup after yourselves.
The location could not be beat.. Amazing view of the castle, sadly covered in scaffolding for repairs.. But the area was amazing... Yes I would recommend House LA.. Nice old world charm loved the creaking wood floors

  • Stayed: July 2012
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank Suzi S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 5, 2012

We stayed in a private room, 3 people with a double bed and a bunk bed. The house is sweet enough, though old and therefore very creaky as others have said. I liked that it reminded me of my host family's house where i stayed for 6 weeks in Germany. It was a bit far from the station, but really not that bad, and I definitely do not like to walk. The shared bathroom situation was not a problem for us, and the showers were pretty nice compared to other hostels I've been in. The check in was ridiculous as there was a boy there that I am assuming was new or didnt speak English well, though I could've spoken in German and it might not have helped. He was very slow with our check in, and didn't have change and wanted us to pay with credit card which I didn't want to do. it ended up working out but it was a rough beginning. Also we are allergic to down pillows we discovered, but they have others if you ask! Breakfast seemed lame so we didn't buy it, but wifi worked just fine for us. The tour of Neuschwanstein is not worth 11euros a person in my opinion, but we got in free because the website says that students are free, though the ticket seller disagreed at first before letting us in free. There is a lot more walking/stairs than I was prepared for, though I am a bit out of shape. Honestly I thought we spent more time walking up stairwells than in rooms in the castle...Just know this ahead of time!!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Katie F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Fussen hotels
0.1 mi away
Best Western Plus Hotel Fussen
0.2 mi away
Hotel Schlosskrone
Hotel Schlosskrone
#5 of 40 in Fussen
845 reviews
0.2 mi away
Hotel Sonne
Hotel Sonne
#1 of 40 in Fussen
1,632 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.2 mi away
Hotel Hirsch
Hotel Hirsch
#3 of 40 in Fussen
706 reviews
0.3 mi away
Luitpoldpark-Hotel
Luitpoldpark-Hotel
#11 of 40 in Fussen
458 reviews
0.3 mi away
City Apart Hotel Fussen
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to House L.A. City Hostel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about House L.A. City Hostel

Address: Wachsbleiche 2, 87629, Fussen, Bavaria, Germany
Location: Germany > Bavaria > Swabia > Fussen
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 18 Specialty Lodging in Fussen
Price Range: $48 - $99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 21

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing