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Lotte - The Backpackers

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

By far, this hostel is the best I have stayed in. The location is very good, in the old town and it's a short ride to the centre. The hostel itself is very clean and well-kept. There is a shower/toilet for female only which is great for female travellers. And again, the toilets are all very clean. I saw them...

Thank Tasneem C
Carmen S, Inhaber at Lotte - The Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks so much for this great review, Tasneem! Was a pleasure meeting (and helping) you. Maybe see you again one day? Take care, Carmen

Gairloch, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've stayed in a lot of backpacker hostels and Lotte is perhaps the nicest I know. There are no fancy gimmicks or unique features, it simply gets all the basics right - friendly welcome, nice atmosphere, cosy but not overcrowded, convenient location, all the amenities you need. Highly recommended.

Thank Tabisini
Reviewed 1 January 2017

I've been in a lot of hostels all over the world gut Lotte's was the best one. Very quit allthough in the centre, very very clean and unique. Nice stuff and very special furniture. I will come back soon I hope.

Thank Berta M
Carmen S, Manager at Lotte - The Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks so much! Come back soon! :-)

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Had an awesome stay at Lotte! Check in was very smooth even though we arrived quite late (9pm). We stayed in a private room up on the top of the place, it was huge, very comfortable and there was a good view of the castle from the window of the shared kitchen. On top of the free cereal, milk and...

Thank hughbaca
Carmen S, Inhaber at Lotte - The Backpackers, responded to this review

I´m happy you liked our Christmas party and the new coffee machine! We love it, too! ;-) Come back soon! Cheers, Carmen

Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Can't say enough good things about this hostel! The location was incredible, right in the heart of old town for a really good price. The staff was wonderful, she was so friendly and welcoming. A small breakfast of coffee and cereal for free was nice. The room was spacious even for 6 people, and very clean. There aren't tons of...

Thank Micaela M
Carmen S, Inhaber at Lotte - The Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Micaela, thanks for your great review! I´m happy you liked it here. I´m still thinking about improving the bathroom situation, but as it is such an original old house it´s hard to think about a solution. Hope to see you again one day! Take care, Carmen

Quezon City, Philippines
Reviewed 15 November 2016

I stayed here for a night when I explored Heidelberg and I wish I could've stayed longer. The hostel is very cozy and kept clean at all times. I stayed in a 6-bed dorm for a night located near a bathroom - so it was very convenient. The bed & blanket were very cozy, I had a very fitful sleep....

Thank melodymedley
Carmen S, Inhaber at Lotte - The Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review! We´re about to improve the accessibility of the plugs in every room at the moment. We did quite some renovations lately. Will be better soon!

Reviewed 4 November 2016

Once in a while you end up in a hostel that beats five star accomodaation. Lotte is one such place. I was unlucky I could only spend one day here. Carmen, who runs the hostel, is very friendly and helpful. When I asked for help she quickly drew up a plan for me of things to do durning the day....

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Carmen S, Inhaber at Lotte - The Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Kaushal, thanks so much for your great review! I´m always happy to get such good feedback. Hope to see you again one day! Take care, Carmen

Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Service and facilities are perfect! Especially, the kitchen makes me comfortable. But the keys are quite uncomfortable and there's only one women's toilet, so that's sorry to wash in nights. I am willing to come back in Heidelberg and retake this hostel - Lotte the backpackers!

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Gescheckte, Inhaber at Lotte - The Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello and thanks for your review. I´m glad you liked it here. About the keys: Some people like them, some don´t. Some say it´s emphasizing the feeling of staying in someones home and that it´s more personal than a plastic card. But I noticed before that especially my Asian guests have troubles using them. It seems to be a different...

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Had a GREAT stay at this place. My only regret is that I had to leave after the first night. Carmen, the owner and hostess, is an absolute pleasure to know. Thank you, Carmen, for a very nice stay. I appreciate all your help in finding me another place to lay my head for the night. About the place: Everything...

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Carmen S, Inhaber at Lotte - The Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello J.! Thanks for your wonderful review! Was a pleasure meeting you, too! Next time we´ll go for the promised drink for sure! :-) Take care, Carmen

Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

This was a great place, the staff was extremely nice and helpful. They told everyone to take the free coffee, tea, and cereal whenever they wanted. The rooms were very clean and welcoming, and most importantly the bathroom was extremely clean!! It was also right in the heart of the old city, right under the castle, and the train up...

1Thank Moca84
Carmen S, Inhaber at Lotte - The Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Moca84, thanks for your great review! I´m glad you liked it here and hope to see you again one day! I´m also glad that our construction works didn´t bother you. Will be over soon! Then we´ll have a nice hostel also from the outside! ;-) Take care, Carmen

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our hostel “Lotte” is located in the heart of the Old Town of Heidelberg. You are going to reside in one of the classic mansions of Heidelberg, a dwelling house with a rich tradition. It is situated directly below the castle, by the foot of the castle hill. Our eight guest rooms (there are currently seven of them available) are decorated and furnished in either antique- or retro-fashion style. The classic ambience is surely going to give you the feeling of being taken back to the good old days. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lotte - The Backpackers

Address: Burgweg 3, 69117 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Region: Germany > Baden-Wurttemberg > Heidelberg
Price Range: RM107 - RM325 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Lotte - The Backpackers 1*
Number of rooms: 8
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“All rooms are fine. The biggest room has 6 beds and well managed. All spacious, including double rooms.”
reginaldmichel, 29 Jul 2016 | Read review
“The female dorm room is just opposite to the female bathroom - very convenient!”
faagi22, 10 May 2016 | Read review
“The private room upstairs just off of the kitchen was AMAZING! It was practically like having your own room, kitchen, and bathroom. It is a very nice size and secluded enough for privacy. Highly recommended!”
777christinan, 1 Jun 2015 | Read review
“We stayed in a private double share bathroom room #8 (a vintage 1950's themed room) with a great little window onto the street”
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carmenannwood, 26 Sep 2014 | Read review
“I did the private room on a separate floor which was wonderful. Shared bathrooms were neat and clean.”
RP3x454, 3 Sep 2014 | Read review
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