End of April 2002 I visited a friend in Luxembourg and was therefore looking for a value-for-money accomodation in the Capital. As we all know, Luxusbourg is also the Capital of Money, so Hotels there are quite expensive (not as bad as in London), so I came to the idea to stay in the local YouthHostel. The necessary information was easily obtained over the internet (www.youthhostels.lu) and the booking went problem-free via telefax. Rooms: They offer single rooms up to dormitories with 20 beds. Interesting: A bed in a 20 bed dorm is only 8 EURO cheaper than a single room (15.50 / 23.00 EUR) http://www.youthhostels.lu/e/auberges/luxembourg/auberge.html (The bridge on the photo is a railway bridge, but there's not much traffic noise). Due to some fair in Luxemburg during my stay, all I could get was a bed in a dorm that I took anyway. Thanks to my friend's driving skills the Hostel was easily found, it is located in a quiet street just below the City Centre. There's plenty of free parking space around the house. The check-in itself was done quickly, linen are provided, a lock for the closets however are NOT, so make sure you bring your own. Bathrooms and Showers: are located on every floor and in the basement and are as clean as it is usual and possible in a large hostel. Breakfast is offered as a buffet (Bread and dishes are provided in a room opposite to the food hall). It contains different styles of mortadella, cheese, jam, honey, cornflakes, Müesli, Cocoa, Tea, Coffee and O-Juice. Just the right thing for a good start in the day. The hostel's most important advantage is that it's very close to the centre. Follow the footpath that's leading upon the hill and you'll be with the casemates and the medieval city within 5 - 10 minutes. There's also a street going there, but finding a parking space in the city is far more difficult than walki
ng this short distance... ;-) So leave your car with the hostel and enjoy a nice view over the casemates. If you want to stay in a central location at a reasonable price, this hostel is THE place to go in Luxembourg. More comfort can be expected in a hotel or B&B in the outskirts of the city. Also interesting is the review of a hotel that I just discovered a few minutes ago: http://188.8.131.52/servlets/OpinionConnector?template=prd_opn_main&session ID=aQqBfa9ErU8a&opinionID=398025&action= Hostel Address: 2, rue du Fort Olisy L-2261 Luxembourg Tel: (352) 22 68 89 / 22 19 20 Fax: (352) 22 33 60 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Languages spoken are: Luxembourgish (yes, this is a unique language :-), German, French and English (Hint: Once you're in Luxembourg, you're almost in Trier (Germany) that is famous for it's ancient roman heritage. So if your schedule allows, make sure you don't miss it) P.S.: For some reason, copy'n'paste killed some of the capital letters I used in my review.