Youth Hostel Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Pfaffenthal
8.4
5,825 Reviews
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This is a great place to stay and fairly cheap for one of the wealthiest countries in the world! The staff are incredibly friendly and it feels a lot like a hotel rather than a hostel. If you're looking for a quiet, relaxed and welcoming atmosphere, then this is the hostel for you!

The Location

Luxembourg City is built in and around a valley, so getting to the hostel can be difficult if it's your first time. There are tons of winding paths that trail off in all directions and it can get confusing. Google Maps is extremely helpful in this regard and prior to your arrival you should download an offline map of the area. Your GPS will still work without any connection and you can use that to make your way to the hostel, which is at the bottom of a steep hill. Despite its location, the restaurant veranda has an amazing view, so it is worth the hike. The city also offers a 7-day bike pass, with a station not too far from the hostel. Rides under 30 minutes are free, but anything beyond that will incur a fee. This is extremely helpful in getting around and strongly recommended!

Rooms and Bathrooms

The hostel rooms and bathrooms are wonderful. They are super clean and each day, cleaners will come through to mop the floors and clean the bathrooms. The mattresses are pretty average but you will still manage to get a comfortable night's sleep, no doubt about that. If you happen to have a room on another level, you will have to carry your luggage up a flight of stairs because there are no elevators. There are lockers available in the rooms (no lock provided) and if you're lucky, you will have hangers to hang up your clothes.

Common Spaces

This is where the hostel somewhat disappoints, depending on what you're interested in. There's a lobby but it's not very big and a restaurant (though most people sit in their groups). There's also ping pong tables and a room with a snooker table, but unfortunately no one seems to utilize these spaces. The bar forms part of the restaurant and is also quite small, so if you like to party you will have to make a trek up to the city. Don't be too alarmed, there are some popular bars close by (less than 10 minutes away) which get a bit rowdy on Saturday nights.

Summary

Overall this hostel is highly recommended. It's the only one in Luxembourg so there's not many options, but Luxembourg is a beautiful city and one that is often overlooked by travelers. If you want to do it cheap, then seriously consider this hostel. It's well maintained and beautifully designed.
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Restaurant /. Bar
Entrance / Lobby
Four bedroom dorm
Sink / Shower
Bathroom / Bunk-bed
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Sid
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
Published on 2017-05-04

Clean and affordable hostel in Luxembourg

Clean and affordable. The rooms were clean and cozy as was the Hostel.

Kevin
2020-09-22
Age 47 | Canada

Less Youth Hostel, More Elderly Hostel

This was a very disappointing end to a long trip around Europe. The staff were pretty unwelcoming on the whole, and twice gave me directions that were such laughable long-cuts I ended up ignoring them, once I wished to go to the American Memorial and Cemetery a couple of miles east. I was told I had to go all the way to the west of the city to get the bus all the way back through the city and past the hostel again, this was just awful advice. As a backpacker the hostel had absolutely zero atmosphere, there is no real bar, just a cafeteria that closes fairly early, you can't play pool of table tennis after 10pm, and there is little to do in the evenings which doesn't require a long walk uphill. There is also no internet access in the rooms which for a hostel of this size is just strange. The majority of the guests also seem to be families or school groups, a backpackers worst nightmare.

Joseph
2015-07-21
Age 22 | UK

Average at best

Wi-Fi access was only available in the reception/cafe, not in any of the bedrooms. There was city-wide Wi-Fi (not free) but the signal to that dropped about 3 minutes walk from the hostel. There were no power sockets next to the beds. It was 20 per night but it included breakfast (06:30 to 09:00) and you got about 1.50 back when you left the hostel.

Elliot
2014-11-20
Age 28 | United Kingdom

Clean, efficient and great value but lacks travel vibe

This hostel is more like a hotel. It is clean and very efficiently run by the staff and offers a great value in a generally expensive city. It has an awesome breakfast buffet. It is in a great location offering an easy walk to most everything you would want to see in the city. It is very institutional and feels like a hotel. It does not have a travelers vibe and the front desk staff really do not interact with travelers except for checking them in. It would be great if they had someone that organized events for travelers and encouraged people to interact. Perhaps they do more of this in the summer season. The restaurant in the hostel has really good food at a great price. As long as there are no Stag or Doe parties which they do allow it is pretty quiet.

Jefre
2014-01-02
Age 41 | USA

Luxembourg City Hostel isnt bad at all for an HI. Its new, bright, and clean.

The Location

The hostel offers low cost shuttles to the airport and train station, a really good bet considering its located down a huge hill and lugging backpacks and whatnot up or down the hill is no fun. If youre not taking the shuttle from the train station you take bus 9 in the direction of Neudorf and ask to get off at the hostel. When you get off cross the street and follow the steep path alongside the bridge. Being down a hill, the hostel isnt the most conveniently located (everything is uphill from it) but it is pretty close to the city center and most things are within walking distance. The area is safe enough to walk in alone.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The hostel has two types of rooms, four beds with ensuite bathroom, and six beds without private bathrooms. The beds are bunk beds and guests pay an unadvertised dollar extra for a room with a bathroom. Each room has lockers for each guest and a small table with a few chairs. Linens are provided but you have to make the beds on your own.

The ensuite bathrooms are a toilet in one compartment and a separate compartment with a shower and sink. The rooms and bathrooms are kept clean in this updated hostel, much better than most. A major problem with the shower is that it is push button and its difficult to turn the knob to control the water temperature. All doors are key card-controlled so the hostel is pretty secure.

Common Spaces

This hostel has many different common areas. There is an outdoor patio, a family room with a TV, a bar/restaurant, the hostel lobby, and the cafeteria/breakfast room. Breakfast is included in the price of the room and you get bread, some meats and fruits, yogurt, and your normal breakfast selection of drinks. The bar, in addition to serving drinks, has televised sporting events. There are also vending machines and lockers in the lobby for you to leave your luggage until check out. Overall the hostel is pretty quiet and not at all social. People mostly stick to their traveling groups, and considering it is family friendly, it isnt really a place to have a drink and get to know your fellow travelers.

Summary

The Luxembourg City Hostel is not a bad deal for the money. You may want to consider that they accept group reservations and will book the entire hostel for one group so a bed may be hard to come by. The place isnt at all fun or social but its not a bad place to stay if youre with friends or dont mind being on your own to see this city.

tkiefs
2009-10-20
USA

Nice to stay

we stayed there only for one night. everything is very clean and tidy. the breakfast was great! But there is no hostel atmosphere. nevertheless I would stay there again!

Katja
2008-12-14
Switzerland

You've seen it all before

it's a normal HI. the en-suite rooms were clean, security was tight, it has no kitchen, an expensive bar/cafe, and average breakfast. the location is perfect for sightseeing and going around the old town, take the bus from the train station. it's nothing special and if this city had another hostel (an independent one), i'd probably stay there.

Kathy
2008-06-13
Canada

Modern with a good atmosphere

The staff were a little flustered because some guest was complaining that they didn't speak spanish at a hosteling international place! Seeing as these guys spoke french, german, english, letzebuergsch, and in some cases, dutch and italian this seemed a little silly and this guy would have a fit if he went to the U.K. or Australia! Breakfast was good, room was clean, good bathroom, very modern. Security was good with key card access. Bit of a walk to station, but the area is nice to walk around. Recommend it.

Kristian
2007-10-27
Australian

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Youth Hostel Luxembourg City Reviews from the Web

I strongly recommend Luxembourg city hostle to others.

mokhtarian20204366
2022-08-03

I had to change rooms mid stay for some reason even though I had 1 booking. Initially I was in a room with an ensuite which was good and clean, I was then moved to a room with shared facilities and the shower was disgusting. Both rooms were painfully hot during the night, but how often do they experience +30 temperatures so its probably fine most of the time. The breakfast was disappointing. The staff came off rude most of the time. On a positive the location is good.

aRqjvGVfoYCIwdNH
2022-08-01

The price and location cannot be beat. They have nice large lockers for every bed. The staff was very helpful and the facilities very clean. I will say that if you have difficultly climbing hills, this is not your best option. It was located on the bottom on a very large hill which was even difficult for me (I consider myself in very good shape)

aBZwWe30SUtpC76S
2022-07-31

The hostel was nice and clean. The location was great, near to the old town and to lots of restaurant and bars if you want to eat out. The hostel also have its own bar and restaurant.

The hostel were in someways more like a hotel, with lots of families staying there. So not ideal if you want more of a relaxed atmosphere.

Also our dorm room was excruciatingly hot so if you going there during the summer, hope you get a room on the lower floors.

JennyHtraveler
2022-07-31

Great location. Very fairly priced restaurant, the free breakfast was an unexpected perk.

Bedroom very hot with no aircon or fan, only able to slightly open the window due to safety.

aucdw1hVk4w8WDAj
2022-07-29

Clean and chill place to stay that is in a very central spot in Luxembourg. There are a lot of spaces and common rooms and the dining area is clean and large, there is also plenty of outdoor spaces and activities on the campus (table tennis, grills, lounge spaces with TVs).

RJ5006099
2022-07-28

It was a bit confusing to get to the hostel, however most of the reason being tied to the topography of the region. Unthinkable to get here carrying luggage, I thank god I was still doing just backpack trips by then

aLwTN7X7GMDNr0Cb
2022-07-25

Breakfast was not the best. And we did not get deposit money back for the card.

Erwin_93
2022-07-25

Cosy hostel with great location. Not much going on but reliable place to stah

niamhd3135846
2022-07-23

Amazing location close to the city center. Perfect stay for a long weekend.

baroxan9075
2022-07-23

Pros: great staff both at the front desk and in the restaurant. Gui was very helpful.

Cons: Location from the train station is quite far.

YaiDee
2022-07-21

Ok hostel the staff could learn about custom service...

vuhuy
2022-07-21

The facilities were great. Staff was nice as well. Located down in the valley but not a horrible walk up into the busier parts of town. Not near a train station but at least buses are free. Was a little bit warm at night.

CBanksP
2022-07-20

Overall great hostel. Friendly staff and very clean. There isn't a shared kitchen however there is use of a room with a microwave and plates and cutlery. There is also an onsite restaurant which is very affordable and tasty.

AmandaT87
2022-07-20

Nice place to stay. A little bit difficult to find when is your first time. It nice atmosphere, but a bit noisy because of the number of teenagers. Simple but good breakfast. Nice, secure, and clean.

tatianagreis8795
2022-07-18

The location is the best thing about this hostel . Its so conveniently located and you get a great view from your room ! Dont think twice before booking . Probably the best in Luxembourg

aLf7sAPFr5lSPFSr
2022-07-16

Good location - the hostel is within walking distance of the main attractions of the city and there is a bus stop close by if you prefer not to walk. Breakfast was very convenient in the mornings, evening meals also available for additional cost and this was also a good option. Room was spacious and clean with generously sized lockers. Very good!

TomWilliams93
2022-07-15

located very close to the old quarter. very nice beds, clean bathrooms, and good breakfast. no self catering service

Tool-Man
2022-07-14

No air conditioning in the rooms, so if travelling in summer bare this in mind - very hard to cool down! All public transport is free in Luxembourg. Quite family orientated, not a party hostel.

charlottehemens
2022-07-13

I stayed just one night in the Luxembourg City Hostel. It is a big, modern hostel, nicely located, with good facilities. The two showers for men on the first floor were not very clean and smelling, but I used the showers at -1, which were ok.

The location, the friendly staff, the terrace, the garden, the cafeteria and restaurant are great assets. You can have good food for reasonable prices (Luxemburg is not cheap). Nice breakfast included. Free lockers.

henrivandenbussche4648
2022-07-09

Description

Located in the beautiful Pfaffenthal district of Luxembourg City, our hostel is perfect to explore one of Europe's coziest capital cities. Just a stones' throw away from the historical old town and fortification walls, there's plenty to keep you busy during your stay. And if the weather lets you down one day or you need to really cure that hangover from last night, we have an budget-friendly in-house restaurant/bar with a stunning view of the valley, a lounge with sofas and a pool table, as well as two table tennis tables.

We have a total of 49 modern dorms, and every bed has its own spacious locker, reading light and power socket. Most of our dorms are actually en-suites, so if you fancy a little upgrade, don't hesitate to let us know when you check in and we'll see what we can do. Speaking of checking in: You can do that any time after 13:00 as the reception desk is staffed 24/7 year round.

At Luxembourg City Hostel, we love the international vibe and currently employ staff from over a dozen different countries. Everyone is welcome here, no matter where you're from or how old you are. As long as you're young at heart, it's all good! We also have two dorms specifically designed for people with disabilities, so please don't hesitate to contact us to inquire about availability or if you require assistance of any kind.

Unfortunately we can't offer pick-ups from the airport or train station, but we do offer a shuttle-service to both on weekdays. And for those arriving by car, we have an excellent news: We offer free parking!

Check in: After 13:00
Check out: Until 10:00

Location and Contact

Location

• The youth hostel is situated in the Pfaffenthal, just a few minutes walk away from the historical city centre.
• The city centre (1km), the main train station (3km) and the airport 6km) can be reached by public bus (line n°9).

Map

Map

Address: 2 rue du Fort Olisy, Pfaffenthal, Luxembourg, Southern Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Youth Hostel Luxembourg City is listed on the following booking sites:

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Website

Website Youth Hostel Luxembourg City Luxembourg www.youthhostels.lu
Phone Number: (+352) 22 68 89-20
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Facilities and Amenities

Digital Nomads

Groups (10+ people)

Party Hostel

Solo Traveller

Bedsheets

Breakfast

Parking

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Airport Pickup

Bike Rental

Lockers in Lobby

Luggage Storage

Towels

24 Hour Security

BBQ Grill

Bar

Board Games

Cable TV

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments

Currency Exchange

Elevator/Lift

Food/Restaurant

Gameroom

Hair Dryers

Hot Showers

Laundry

Lounge Area

Meeting/Banquet facilities

Movie Library/Rental

Pool Table

TV

Table Tennis

Wheelchair Accessible

Max. Age: All Ages

Curfew: No Curfew

Reception Hours: 24 Hours

Size: Very Large (100+ beds)

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