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Hotel Stadtnah
Ranked #34 of 41 Hotels in Aachen
Porto Alegre, RS
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461 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
“good choice for a short stay”
Reviewed December 18, 2012

The hotel is in front of the main train station and it is very good. The rooms are comfortables and clean, but not very wide, specially the bathroom. The staff didn't talk any language than german, but was helpfull anyway.
There is no elevator!!
Anyway, the price is good to stay 1 or 2 nights.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Madrid, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed December 3, 2012

One of the first hotels you will see when exiting the main train station in Aachen, which makes it very practical. You can reach the old town within 7 to 10 minutes on foot. They have single rooms (the one I stayed in) which are inexpensive, comfortable and clean. Good quality of sleep, the hotel was not noisy at all. The one and only drawback that I found was that the water off the shower did not get very warm at all...
People working there and in the nearby hotel am Hauptbahnhof were really nice. Free wi-fi.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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Thank MITOMAD
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Moscow, Russia
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113 reviews
113 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed September 16, 2012

The hotel is located in close proximity to the train station which is very convenient. Perhaps, this is the only thing to which I had no claims. Everything else was not so positive. I arrived late, at the reception desk was empty. I found a note in which it was written that I must contact the reception desk of a neighbouring hotel. Fortunately, that they are next door... The hotel does not have elevator. Lift heavy things up the stairs very uncomfortable. The furniture in the room is old, though the room is quite spacious. Due to poor sound insulation is hard to fall asleep at night. Internet speed is very slow. I definitely made a mistake with the choice of this hotel, wanting to save money.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
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3 Thank Wind41
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed May 17, 2012

We requested quiet room and this was confirmed by the lady manager/owner when she gave us the room key. If this was a quiet room, would hate to be in a noisy one! We were pleased it was situated on 1st floor as we had heavy luggage to bring upstairs, but turned out to be very noisy from drinkers in nearby bars. Another hotel guest brought friend(s) back to his room on 2nd night and shouting, banking on doors interrupted our sleep and we felt very insecure! No member of staff seemed to live-in to offer some security. Room was spotless but decor is truly ghastly! We chose to book breakfast in advance and had reasonably good selection but with bakery close to hotel, it would have been nice to have more than one type of bread roll for breakfast as German bread is world famous! We don't plan to return to Aachen so will not visit hotel again nor recommend it to anyone who needs a good night's sleep.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cologne, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed May 4, 2012

1. the worst thing is the hotel staff distoried my mood during and after the stay.
2. The old lady there doesn't understand what "Service" mean, and even shouted to customers, very bad manner.
3. No elevator, people who come with luggage should prepare to carry them.
4. many hidden costs, which they even wanted to charge 10 Euro only for a small paper written the Room number, which hangs with the room key. The costs are not written for public, and now I need to contact with my bank and don't let them book this money from my credit card. Breakfast of course not included, need to pay another 6.50 Euro for that.
5. It's impossible to change the date after the payment, as I need to leave one day earlier than my plan, they won't return me any single cent, of course for this hotel....
6. The air in the room and toilet is not very good, and the roof of toilet even is even moldy!

In a word, it's the worst hotel ever, people in Aachen are generally very nice, but there's always some bad one.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
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6 Thank Tiantian Z
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Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed July 27, 2011

It’s been two years since I was at the Hotel Bahnhof/Hotel Stadtnah in Aachen, Germany. It’s still an ideal location (right across from the train station) within walking distance of the old city and main shopping areas with a great variety of restaurants (from Turkish to Chinese to Italian and German Bakery) within a minute’s walk. The rooms still seemed pretty clean, with TV and free wifi access. However, I was no longer allowed to make calls from the room phone—only receive calls, which is inconvenient unless you’re traveling with a cell phone that doesn’t have exorbitant roaming charges. (On the other hand, you are right across from the train station which still has coin pay phones if you really need them). On the slightly disappointing side, I noticed a distracting smell when I first entered my nonsmoking room (a cross between hay and something more noxious). I assumed that it might have been the cleaning agents that were being used because otherwise the room seemed clean. The breakfast fare is also less impressive than it used to be. Getting there even mid way through the breakfast hour (7 am-10am), meant reduced choices like a minimal amount of juice and 1 boiled egg left. Still, if you're looking for convenience and good basic, safe accommodations, the location and room rate (@53 Euros a night) mean this hotel is still a bargain. I will continue to choose Hotel Stadtnah.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed July 20, 2011

The hotel is very convenient to the train station and an easy walk to the center of town. As others have noticed, check-in was at the Hotel am Bahnhof next door, and this was also where we were able to store our luggage. The owner (of both hotels) greeted us at check-in and could not have been friendlier or more helpful. The other staff at breakfast (including, I believe, the owner’s wife) were a bit grumpier.

Our room was small (but not too small), clean, quiet, comfortable, and extremely yellow. It was up several long flights of stairs with no elevator; as we were staying only one night, we opted to leave most of our luggage in the lobby overnight and also the next day when we explored the town before heading back to the train station. No problems there, and much appreciated.

Breakfast was quite good, with a wide array of German and international fare, all of a reasonably high quality, and well worth the five euros a person.

All in all, a perfect choice for a short stay if you are travelling by train.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Stadtnah
Address: Leydelstr. 2, 52064 Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Location: Germany > North Rhine-Westphalia > Aachen
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Ranked #34 of 41 Hotels in Aachen
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Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Stadtnah 2*
Number of rooms: 16
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