My wife and I were here for 2 days. There are some positives first ....
Location is good for accessing Leipzig.
Room was spacious and clean.
Unfortunately a few negatives that impact upon the overall experience.
My wife asked for walk in shower facilities as she is disabled. Shower was fine, but at no point did the hotel warn us that there was no lift and she would need to use the stairs.
Shortly before our departure from the UK the hotel contacted us to say there had been a kitchen fire and that breakfast was no longer possible. They offered us either a discount or cancellation, but it was too late in the day to find another hotel so we opted for the discount.
When we came to leave we had to show them confirmation of this discount as they seemed unaware of what they had agreed to and wanted to charge the original price.
Be aware that the hotel is on a busy nightlife street. You can look out the window and there are 6+ bars, resturants within spitting difference, including 2 directly below. In the summer it gets hot and there is no air conditioning in the room, therefore you open the window and get the noise. Keep the windows closed and you are in a sauna.
The Friday was not so bad and things got quiet by 1am, but on the Saturday there was a great deal of activity until 4am Sunday. It was very hot so we could not close the window.
There is no-one on reception to complain to whilst this is going on.
My wife complained the following morning and was told she should have called the police
I would strongly advise if you are using the hotel that you ensure you have a back room or you go at a time when it is much cooler.
My wife did complain as she got no sleep and we had a long drive the next day. In fairness the hotel reduced the price after negotiation.
So whilst it is lovely, clean and well positioned take care if you are booking a stay. We would go elsewhere should we return to Leipzig.
The hotel in an older, converted building, and that partly adds to the charecter, partly makes things not always function as well as they might elsewhere.
Staff is very friendly and helpful, but if there is a problem in the night there is noone.
WiFi had a weak signal and sometimes did not work at all.
In the winter the room facing the street was OK, as the sound insulation worked well in the window. However if you need to open the window at night in the summer, there will be a lot of noise.
This is because of the otherwise great location, in a street close to the Center, with lots of bars, restaurants and very interesting little shops.
Breakfast was OK
All in all you get what you pay for.
My wife and I stayed at Rizz City during a weekend break in Leipzig. We enjoyed our time there and would recommend it to anyone in search of a cost-effective accommodation in a good part of the city.
Rizz City sits atop a bar/restaurant and has about six rooms. Our room had comfortable twin beds (put together), a separate kitchen area (with two-burner stove, fridge, cabinets, and basic cutlery), a bathroom (decent shower, and toilet), a TV (CNN and BBC World Service were the only English language channels). The room was clean, comfortable, spacious and, with the windows closed, quiet. The room was noisy with the windows open, as it faced the street, but some rooms faced the rear and are undoubtedly quieter.
We enjoyed lovely continental breakfasts each morning in the third-floor dining room. There was a plentiful supply of breads, cheeses, cold meats, cereals, and drinks.
A friend fluent in German helped us check-in (at the bar); and the person that checked us out spoke English. I think you could stay there without knowing much or any German.
Rizz City is located a short distance from the city center (at most a 12 minute walk or easy tram ride), in an area replete with restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. We found the area to be very relaxed and friendly. There is no need to head into the city center to dine or relax if you don't want to.
The hotel is easily accessible by tram from the city center, including the rail station. It is located on a main street, so taxis should be able to find it easily.