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“cheap lodging for backpackers in expensive Lubeck” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Rucksack Hotel

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Rucksack Hotel
Ranked #54 of 56 Hotels in Lubeck
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“cheap lodging for backpackers in expensive Lubeck”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2012

It is located in east part of the old town overlooking the canal. It is next to a pleasant eco restaurant and also very near to not so eco Aldi. It is 30 minutes walk from the train station, maybe best to get bus if you have big rucksack, get off in the main shopping street and walk 10 minutes to the Rucksack hotel. It is well appointed, with kitchen, dorm beds were solid, toilets worked OK. I can understand that there are booking problems, yes the owner does not answer the phone much. She is a little eccentric, now I understand what happened to the hippies from the 60s, they run gjesthouses and backpackers places.
I did not book ahead, I just turned up, and there was a young lady who worked there. There were plenty of beds even in July. I suppose many Germans were taking their holidays is sunnier climes.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Wolverhampton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2011

I had a simply great time there but I was already aware that, as the "RUCKSACK Hotel", it is more of a hostel than a conventional hotel: the well appointed kitchen being ideal for self service (which is why I feel I could not give more than three stars for "Restaurant"). I found Piia, the propietor, was very warm and welcoming and gave me some great advice as to where to visit while in the city. The facilities, while slightly basic, were clean and more than adequate for those of us with a preference for friendly, low cost accomodation. You are also more likely to meet interesting and companionable fellow guests is such places. This was certainly the case in the Rucksack Hotel.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Pete S
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2011

Having previously emailed the owner and arranged what dates I wanted to stay, I arrived on my own in Lubeck to find a closed hostel. The opening hours said opened at 5pm, so I waited around, but no-one ever turned up! Tried calling the telephone numbers listed but numbers weren't in use - there was absolutely no life in the place and according to a nearby shop owner this is a common problem with this hostel! You can't book officially through hostelbookers or any other such website, communication is just via email with the owner, Piia. Would recommend that no-one even considers trying to stay here unless they want to be like me, stranded, at night, the day before new year's eve and have to treck around Lubeck trying to find somewhere else last minute to sleep!

Very disappointed, and disgusted with how this woman 'runs' her business!

Stayed December 2010, traveled solo
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Property: Rucksack Hotel
Address: Kanalstr. 70, 23552 Lubeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Location: Germany > Schleswig-Holstein > Lubeck
Amenities:
Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #54 of 56 Hotels in Lubeck
Number of rooms: 191

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