German efficiency is obvious, with amenities that include Internet (2.25€ for a 15-minute card), laundry (reasonably priced at 5€ per load), a bar, a restaurant, a locked luggage room, ping-pong tables, a TV room, a basement disco, a games arcade and pool tables. Hotel-like extras include wake-up calls, a mail and message service, a currency exchange, safety-box rental, and a small shop selling souvenirs, stamps, and postcards.
CIARUS tries to cater to all ages and types – baby cots are available for those traveling with children and business executives can take advantage of the meeting rooms available for rent. The hostel is also wheelchair accessible.
> Reception is open from 7am until 10pm; otherwise, a night watchman is present to ensure security and quiet. Check-out is 9am. No alcohol, food, or smoking is permitted in the rooms, and guests are asked to avoid making noise after 10pm. If you’re looking for a party-type environment, this is not the place for you.
A self-serve breakfast, included in the price, is served between 7 and 9am during weekdays and until 10 am on weekends. Compared to other hostels that offer a measly roll and jam, CIARUS makes sure you start the day right with juice, hot drinks, cereals, breads, and yogurt. The restaurant also serves lunch and dinner and will even prepare meals for takeaway – all at an additional charge, of course.
The hostel accepts MasterCard and Visa. Prices range from 16€ per person in a six-bedroom to 39€ for a private room.
Take bus no. 10 (1.20€ one-way) from the train station to Place de Pierre and the hostel is just a few blocks away. During the busy summer months, I’d suggest making a reservation in advance, as this is a popular place.
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June 16, 2007
From journal Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-Strasbourg
by Re Carroll
Abbotsford, British Columbia
March 14, 2005
From journal Strasbourg's Dual Citizenship