For what reasons can I stay at your hostel?
You can stay overnight if you have a valid reason to travel. This means that you are NOT allowed to stay overnight for tourist reasons. Any other necessary reason for travel is fine. Work, study, visiting family members in hospital, medical reasons and searching for work or an apartment are all considered valid reasons for travel. A study trip or a photography project are examples of valid reasons for an overnight stay.
How do I prove the reason for my trip?
We ask you to state your reason for travel on the registration form upon arrival. We have no reason to doubt your statement - except in the case of very obvious misstatements.
What information do you collect upon arrival?
In addition to the usual information that we ask for on the registration form (travel data, name, address, birthday, passport number, nationality, signature), we also ask you to provide a telephone number and email address for possible contact tracing and for the reason for your stay.
Do I need a test?
You don't require a negative Covid-19 test to stay with us. It is however in your own interest and in the interest of other guests to be sure you are not infected.
Do I have to wear a mask?
We recommend and wish that you wear a mask wherever you meet other guests or employees of the hostel. This applies in particular to the communal areas, i.e. corridors and stairwells and the reception. This also applies to the guest kitchen and the shared bathrooms.
We are however not police and it is not possible for us to constantly check every guest. In the guest kitchen in particular, it is rather difficult to eat with a mask and it is also rather difficult to shower with a mask. Please take responsibility and use your common sense. If you feel like you are getting too close to others without a mask, then avoid them.
How does it work with overnight stays in shared rooms?
We generally assume that you are aware of the risks involved in staying overnight in a shared room. If possible, we distribute the guests so that you have a room just for yourself or for your travel group alone. The demand is currently so low that we can guarantee this in almost all cases. In other words, you book a bed in a shared room at a correspondingly low price and then very likely have a room to yourself.
If the demand should get stronger, we distribute the guests so that as few strangers as possible have to share a room. That always depends on the respective booking situation and availability.
How does it work with the shared showers or the guest kitchen?
We don't regulate it, the different needs of the different guests are too different. We cannot check for compliance with every rule. Please avoid contact with others where possible. If you want to be 100% sure, wear a mask and avoid others.
How is the reception staffed?
The reception is manned as required. If we know your arrival time, we will wait for you on site. If not, you have to give a short call and in 10-15 minutes someone will be there to check you in at the latest.
For any questions in between, just call us on 0351-5634050, the number will be forwarded to a cell phone, where someone can be reached around the clock. We'll help you over the phone or we'll be on site in 10-15 minutes at the latest.
Is your bar open?
Unfortunately our bar is closed. You can use the guest kitchen area as a lounge and drink your own drinks from the supermarket or a convenience store nearby.
Do you offer breakfast / food?
We currently do not offer breakfast. There are various bakeries and supermarkets in the immediate vicinity. Buy something there or prepare something yourself in the guest kitchen. Get your food at one of the many snack bars in the vicinity (kebab, Asia, burger, Indian, currywurst etc.) and then eat in the hostel or take care of yourself in the guest kitchen.
Can I do a necessary quarantine with you?
Basically yes. You can reserve a room for yourself and then not leave it for the required time. Please organize your food supply yourself. If you don't know anyone here, you can also order food online and have it delivered to you.