I am looking for a laid back pension or guesthouse in Erfurt. I notice that although Rick mentions Erfurt in a number of videos, the pickings for accommodations are truly a bit slim in his guidebook - they are mostly business hotels, which are usually not his thing. So why are so many listed for Erfurt? I don't get it.
The one pension guesthouse I tried was full (Rad-Hof). I am going in the mid-December period. Lonely Planet has a few pensions that I will contact, but I would prefer to work with Rickniks, or Rickheads, or whatever. We have used his tips in other countries and have always enjoyed his choices.
There is an Augustinian cloister in Erfurt, but the prices listed for it are just way too high (over 200 Canadian). What I want is a cheerful pension with breakfast in the Aldstadt at mid-range prices. I have found very useful tips on this forum before, so I would be grateful for your creative assistance. I am of baby boomer vintage but young at heart. Vielen dank!