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 Value for Money  5.0
 Rooms  4.0
 Cleanliness  3.0
 Location  5.0
 Security & Safety  4.0
 Service & Staff  3.0
 Food / Dining  5.0
 Total  4.1

"A place of miracle and wonder - but not for everyone"

User Rating:  4.1
Reviewer:   Polonius P. of Vilny, Lithuania
Reviewed:   September 1, 2008  (see hotel reviews from Instantworldbooking.com)
Traveled:   July 2008     Type:   Youth/Student
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Comments  (English):
Highly recommendable if you are looking for a home!
Not recommendable if your priority is on sterile, modern & dainty.

Student dorm, hippiesque shared apartement, showcase of old and nostalgic furnishings, historic building under construction, quirky authentic backpacker hostel , sober no-frills guesthouse - this unique place is all of that and none of it!

Hababusch Hostel is named 'out-of-the-ordinary' and 'alternative youth hostel' by the non-profit organization that runs it.
That is also true.

Upstairs from the hostel is an apartement full of students. Downstairs is a construction site.
Your experience of the hostel floor in the middle also depends on the other guest that you are sharing the facilities with. This, of course, is also true for many other small city-hostels that cater for a range of travellers.
Weimar is not the place for the young party crowd. But there are many groups of young students on the streets and I hear that occasionally they also squat this hostel.

During my stay, on the other hand, there was a group of klezmer musicians fiddling in the central hall, some art and architecture students visiting the holy sites of 'Bauhaus' and the unholy 'Buchenwald Concentration Camp' and a family of bike-travellers on their way from Sweden to Bavaria.


If you are open for the unusual - go there!


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