Five Reasons Hotel and Hostel Review

I like staying in hostels because it’s practical for solo travelers like me especially when traveling long-term. It doesn’t mean though that you have to sacrifice comfort to save money. You just have be thorough in researching for accommodations because sometimes you get what you pay for, but if you’re lucky, it exceeds your expectations. Thankfully, Five Reasons Hotel and Hostel was the latter.


I took a bus from Munich, and I had to walk maybe about 5 minutes to get to Nuremberg’s old town. Getting there was easy, but dragging my luggage through the cobblestones proved to be quite difficult. Following the city walls, I soon found the hostel. It’s hard to miss it because you can clearly see its name on the side of the building.

This is the lounge or common area where you can hang out, work, and/or meet other travelers. This is also where buffet breakfast (for a fee) is served.

I arrived earlier than the check-in time, so to make the most of my day, I left my bags in the luggage room first so I can explore the old town. By the way, I like that the luggage room is a) not located in the basement (like in most hostels I stayed at), and b) their lockers are coin operated, so no need to worry about buying or renting a padlock.

Anyway, I asked for a map, and Johannes from the front desk was super friendly and helpful. He gave me recommendations of places I should check out in the old town. Actually, one doesn’t need to go that far to see some of the historical and interesting places in Nuremberg. The Way of Human Rights, for example, is just a stone’s throw away from the hotel.

The Way of Human Rights
Inscribed on each of the pillars is an article of the General Declaration of Human Rights in German and another language.

Handwerkerhof Nurnberg is just a few minutes away from Five Reasons Hotel & Hostel. It’s a medieval shopping area with small shops selling traditional crafts. There’s also a handful of rustic restaurants.

Female-Only Room and Common Bathroom

Like most European old towns, Nuremberg is very walkable so it’s easy to wander and lose track of time. If not for the rain, I wouldn’t have gone back to Five Reasons Hotel early.

After collecting my bags from the luggage room, I officially checked in and was given an electronic keycard with login details to access the free WiFi. No bed number is provided. You can just choose whichever is available.

They do offer private rooms, but staying in the dorm is more economical for me.

I love the simple but clean and spacious layout of our dorm. Each bed has a power outlet and reading light. There’s also coin-operated lockers and a small table where one can have snacks or do work.

Believe it or not, in some hostels you have to make your own bed. Here, everything’s prepared so all you have to do is relax.

The female bathroom is just down the well-lit hall.

The common bathroom is one of the best I’ve seen in a hostel! It’s clean and modern and even has a rainshower head. πŸ˜€

Other Facilities

A fully equipped self-service kitchen is available if you prefer to make your own meals.
The dining area is another nice place to mingle with other travelers. πŸ™‚ There’s ample space to move around and has a number of power outlets too.

Overall, I highly recommend staying at the Five Reasons Hotel and Hostel.

Nuremberg is also a good base if you’re planning to visit Rothenburg ob de Tauber and Bamberg.


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