My 21day trip to western europe is almost finalized. I’ll be traveling from France to Germany through Italy and Switzerland. I’ve picked out the following hostels along the way and would like some feedback from you. Especially, if someone has stayed in one of these places, I’d really welcome their experience. I’m just looking for places to stay the nights. Nothing too fancy. Cheaper the better but I’d like private ensuites since I’m traveling with my wife. So, hope you can help me select between these choices. The following prices are what I found for two people (double/twin with ensuite settings)
Paris (3 nights) – Hotel Belfort Paris (around $248 for three nights) This was the cheapest I could find
Tours, France (for one night) – Hotel Stars Tours Sud ($60 but not so good reviews), Hotel Trianon ($89), Hotel Val de Loire ($82)
Dijon (for one night) – Hotel Stars Dijon ($48), Comfort Hotel Lons-le-Saunier ($65)
Nice, France (for two nights) – Hostel Smith ($68), Hotel & Hostel Meyerbeer Beach ($110), Villa Saint Exupery Gardens ($124 but excellent reviews, free breakfast, I guess I’ll probably go with this unless someone comes up with a really convincing alternative)
Cinque Terre (for one night) – Camere Enrica ($90) in Vernazza, Corniglia Dream Rooms ($82), Ostello Tramonti ($77)
Florence (for one night) – Fattoria del Bassetto ($96), Hostel Veronique ($92)
Rome (for three nights) – Plus Camping Roma ($179), Tiber Hostel and Camping ($148), Country Club Castelfusano ($173), Hostel Peter Pan ($182)
Venice (for one night) – Plus Camping Jolly ($53), Camping Fusina ($68), Plus Alba D’Oro Camping ($53)
Lauterbrunnen (for three nights) – Valley Hostel ($240) (I guess Mountain Hostel in Gimmelwald is an awesome place but since I’m traveling with my wife, I prefer double or at least twin rooms which are not there in Gimmelwald)
But is it manageable for couples in Gimmelwald’s Mountain Hostel? I mean, I loved what I saw in the web about the Mountain Hostel, except for the fact that it seems an ideal place for single people.
Rothenburg (for one night) – B+B ApARThotel Benji ($120) in Rothenburg
Frankfurt (for one night) – Hotel Garni Djaran ($55), City Hotel Frankfurt ($89), Hotel Jaguar Frankfurt ($63)
That’s it people.
Also, I’d like some hints on taking a nap in train stations. I mean, it seems I can cut back on a few nights’ hostel fee if I take a nap for couple of hours in a train station by taking the night trains. Would this be advisable?
Thanks for any tips in advance.
Paris, Würzburg, Colmberg, Füssen, Salzburg, Interlaken, Pisa, Rome