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Torun, Poland
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good location, reasonable prices, very spacy and well equiped kitchen and this is all positive things that Black Forest offers. There is a problem with shower cleanliness and no WiFi (which nowadays should be a standard). It has quite positive atmosphere but that is due to people who stay. If you are looking for a cheap accomodation in Freiburg...

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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

This is a bit of a mixed review. This hostel is a hippy style place. It has plenty of common areas, and the kitchen/dining area is great. Our room was basic and older but perfectly adequate. Though it did have very flimsy window coverings. Apologies to any locals that might have seen me starkers. One of the toilets also had...

1Thank Sagefield
Austin, Texas
Reviewed 10 October 2016

I stayed at the Black Forest Hostel for a few nights with three friends this summer. I wish we would have read these reviews before booking, because they are spot on. The hostel is in a fantastic location, about five minutes walk from everything, and it's super affordable. The staff are incredibly rude and constantly seem tired and grumpy. The...

Thank 10bh
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Staff very friendly, lovely quaint old school yet funky charm. Very clean. Nice beds in dorm. No WiFi which is pleasant for a change. Gives you tome to enjoy stay properly.They have computers you can use till 1am. Loved this place!

Thank kmrings1
Reviewed 18 September 2016

I was there with three friends, we only stayed one night. The staff was really nice and we didn't have any problems. We asked them questions about restaurants, places to visit and bars. There is a huge kitchen, no breakfast but coffee and tea in the morning. Unfortunetay no wifi, but there are computers you can use. Really close to...

Thank 885vickib
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

During a driving trip across Europe, 3 friends and I stayed at this hostel and of all the hostels we stayed in, this was the worst by a big margin. The service from staff was equidistant between obstinate and inept. On arrival, after paying, we were told we couldn't have bed linen, pillows or breakfast. The rooms felt more like...

3Thank Steve A
Coventry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Two extremely self entitled people behind the desk who think coming in and going straight to bed at 10 o'clock is unacceptable. We also had a complaint by the cleaner because one of the mattress toppers needed cleaning...? Which I thought would needed to be washed every time due to sanitation, that's my opinion. They offered no breakfast or option....

1Thank Wsharpo
Fredericton, Canada
Reviewed 24 August 2016

This was my first stay in a hostel and I was extremely disappointed with it. It was part of a university class I am taking and I should have booked separate accommodations. The showers and bathroom were terrible, they were dirty and no privacy. You had to undress in a room which opened into the main hallway because there was...

1Thank Morgan B
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Arrived in Freiburg with no hostel or hotel booking, everywhere was fully booked due to a beer festival in the park. they allowed us to sleep in their common room as a favour as we had no where else to go. Staff are very freindly and helpful, the place is very clean and the kitchen is well stocked with morning...

Thank Teddingtoon
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Absolutely horrendous. For in depth list of reasons why, read on... - Problems before arrival - • Took approx. 3 days to get a reply from hostel after trying to make a reservation through their website multiple times. should probably have taken this as a sign not to stay, but was desperate and couldn't really work out any alternate arrangements...

3Thank smelf1

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Additional Information about The Black Forest Hostel

Address: Kartaeuserstr. 33, 79102 Freiburg im Breisgau, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Region: Germany > Baden-Wurttemberg > Freiburg im Breisgau
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The Black Forest Hostel Germany/Freiburg Im Breisgau, Baden-Wurttemberg
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“The door to the showers doesn't stay closed, so be careful when undressing.”
 of 5 bubbles 10bh, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
“If you stay on the bottom floor it's loud at night!”
 of 5 bubbles morganb829, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
“cheap dorms from 17 euro on”
 of 5 bubbles stevenhQ556BZ, 6 Mar 2016 | Read review
“This is for travellers, hitch-hikers, and not for luxury seekers”
 of 5 bubbles AnujKarkare, 4 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Don't choose this hostel.”
 of 5 bubbles tommycq, 28 Oct 2015 | Read review
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