HI - Lbeck - 'Altstadt' Hostel is clean, bright and quiet, and centrally located a block from the river and a few minutes walk from restaurants, shopping, and historic landmarks. The staff is helpful and friendly. Baggage can be left in a locked room or behind the counter. No laundry room is provided, but there is a laundromat a few blocks away. A large breakfast is included.
The hostel is in a great area of old town Lbeck. It is only a fifteen-minute walk from the main train station. It's located on a quiet residential street close to shops, restaurants, and the beautiful city gate tower. There is also an Irish pub that hosts an English pub quiz half a block down the street. The lovely city center and many beautiful churches are also in walking distance.
Rooms and Bathrooms
One- to four-bed rooms are available. The rooms are clean and bright, with big windows overlooking the street or courtyard. The beds are bunk bed style with clean sheets and blankets. Each bed is accompanied by a shelf with a reading light. There is lots of storage in the lockable closets provided and the room is locked with a key card security system. There is a private sink provided and the bathrooms are close by and very clean. There are separate stalls for each toilet and shower. The showers and towels are decent and everything is very new and clean.
Free breakfast is provided every morning in the common space, a small cafeteria with nice tables and chairs. Breakfast is a full German spread with juice, tea, milk, a selection of bread, cereal, fruit, jams, Nutella, and cheese and meat platters. Coffee is available for purchase from an automatic vending machine.
Overall the Altstadt Hostel is clean, quiet, and safe -- a great place to stay in Lbeck, one of our favorite towns in Germany. There is so much to do and see, and everything is in walking distance -- from touring the many beautiful churches, wandering among the quaint neighborhoods, or visiting the Puppet Museum (which has the largest private collection in the world). Lbeck is a gorgeous town with lots of photo opportunities, good shopping, and plenty of restaurants.