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Reviewed September 18, 2012

We were visiting Leipzig in a weekend and also took our bikes to combine also fun with some sports and for us the hotel was all fine, compared to how much we payed for one night :D However it was not so easy to find the location as it is so hidden next to a gas station, and there are no additional signs helping you where exactly is the hotel. All in all we loved being there in Leipzig.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank agnesrk
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Reviewed November 10, 2011

I slept in the Stern hotel just one night, in my road trip to Berlin. It's convenient, because it in the outskirts of Leipzig, so traffic is not an issue. The rooms are clean, and there's nothing special to complaint about it.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank DaniMolina
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Reviewed April 19, 2011

Booked a double room for 2 nights at 33 Euro per night via booking.com We arrived at around 10pm at night and it was really difficult to find. Also, the location of the hotel on google maps was wrong. We spend about 20 mins finding it. Its actually not along the main road but very near the Smart Car dealership. When we arrived at the hotel, we were warmly greeted and promptly given our room keys. The room was better than we expected. The bed was pretty comfortable and towels were provided. There was also a TV with about 10-15 channels (mostly German) as well as a small table and 2 chairs for you. A really pleasant stay and I would not hesitate to stay there again.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank dwonthehw
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Reviewed October 19, 2010

I can confirm the description of this hotel from booking.com that «The Stern Hotel has been recognised as being one of Germany’s top 2-star hotels on 3 occasions».

It`s located a little bit far from the city center, but it also offers a good room values, so 15-minutes ride on a train to Leipzig train station is a small inconvinience. Trains go every half an hour. If you have a car, this`s not a problem at all.

A man at the reception was very friendly, and we talked for a several minutes about travelling, visas etc. He gave us a couple of advices about staying in Leipzig.

I can recommend this hotel for everybody who wants to get a good, but modest service for a good value.

P.S. The wireless internet worked great, the first time in hotels for a week I spent in Germany.

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled on business
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2  Thank michael_skipper
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Reviewed April 19, 2008

I recently attended a conference in Leipzig and, having a not-so-extravagant expenses budget at my disposal, booked a room at the Stern for 37.00 EUR / night, breakfast included.

On their website they claim that the property is a 10 minute walk from the nearest commuter train (S-Bahn) stop and a 15 minute. walk from the nearest tram stop. Probably they tested this while running at high speed, not while lugging a huge suitcase and a flight bag. As the hotel is situated in an industrial zone (Industriegebiet West) on the outskirts of town, trains and trams take about 15 minutes to get downtown (central station).

The funny thing is that the hotel appears to be one of those prefabricated jobs that suspiciously look like a seaman's mission or a shelter for the homeless, regardless of where the actual location is. The ACTUAL location of the Stern is behind a SHELL gas station and a SMART (this *** little car) center and next to ... a recycling plant! The area is pretty quiet as you might imagine, especially at night. I cannot recommend taking the S-Bahn at night, though, as you will probably be the only person waiting at the ill-lit, lonely platform. Probably IS safe (because all potential muggers will have been bored to death by around 8 pm) but FEELS extremely unsafe.

Back to the hotel. Reception is ok, you receive a short briefing on the correct door-opening procedures (transponders). Beware: the hotel charges extra if you wish to pay by credit card, although I managed to reduce this "surcharge" to about 1.00 EUR after some haggling.

The rooms are actually really clean but functional (read: spartan). Premiere 1 and 2 (for you Americans out there: it's like HBO) is accessible on your in-room TV at no extra charge.

The hotel also offers THAI MASSAGES (the legitimate ones, NOT the cool ones). They're like 20.00 EUR for 20 minutes or so.

If you are in Leipzig as a business traveller, on a budget, and not looking for any kind of nightlife, the Stern should do just fine.

Tourists should probably stay away.

  • Stayed: March 2008, travelled on business
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1  Thank Cosmopolite
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