눇If your idea of a tight budget, however, is staying in a budget hotel, there are many to choose from in the Kiel city. The hotel in the heart of the city, 0.3m/500m walking distance from the taxi/bus/train stations, and shopping malls everywhere around you. A bit of Internet sleuthing caused me to choose Basic Hotel Ostseehalle for a couple-night getaway.
Arriving on a Thursday evening as the sun set, the receptionist cheerful representative made a pleasant first impression. The main building on Lange Reihe Street, serves as the lobby and check-in was effortless. It is a renovated place, however, a very sanitized version. Wood floors, brick walls, brightly colored area, a lived-in rustic appeal. A completely nit-picky observation, I know, and nothing a few throws and some random chotskies couldn't overcome. You get a free WiFi connection, and a free decent Breakfast. It should also be pointed out that the front desk isn't staffed round-the-clock, however, someone is always available via telephone for emergencies.