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Backpackers St. Pauli Reviews

Bernstorffstrasse 98, Hamburg, Germany

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84%

Rating
826 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 83%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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91%

The location is great and close to many restaurants and bars. The owner is friendly. The beds are comfortable. I would stay again.


77%

I really enjoyed my stay here, would stay again if I travel through Hamburg again. perfect location for night life as was 5-10min walk from two different night spots. less than 30min from centre. only problem I had was the locking mechanism on the door isn't the greatest and broke during my stay and no staff on site meaning I had to wake up other stayers at 330am to get into my room which makes me look like a bad guy. I saw that each day the rooms got cleaned which is always a plus.


71%

Hmmm ... 71% seems harsh. It's a good hostel without being amazing. Staff a little abrupt and not much atmosphere when I was there, but maybe that was just that time? Foam mattresses not amazing but I've slept on worse. No real complaints but I would try elsewhere next time.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Yes you are right. 71% is not the best rating and not what we are aiming and working for. Unfortunately your comment about the atmosphere is worded in general terms. The hostel was nearly full and people come together in the bar, backyard or common room for making plans for the night or just chats and drinks. Foam mattresses are the most easy to clean and most guests are happy with them. For the abrupt staff members i apologize. Maybe you arrived in a very busy moment.

94%

Great hostel. But grungy but at the same time clean facilities. Nice common room, met some great people. 10 minute walk from all the bars and clubs and 5 mins from a supermarket. Highly rrccomeneded

  • 28th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

The staff were extremely helpful. I much preferred staying in St Pauli than central Hamburg (where I stayed last time). Rooms are clean. There is also a common room & small bar which is helpful if travelling alone and if you want to meet other travellers. The area definitely has character.


80%

Great hostel close to the Hamburg Reeperbahn. This is good for a night out but not so convenient for visiting the regular city centre. The rooms where good and the common room was a good place to meet people. The staff was friendly and we loved the checkout time of 12:00 :D We really enjoyed our stay in Hamburg!


89%

Very nice people and a great location if you're looking to party. Not the most central if you're looking to do Tourism near the harbour or the central station.

  • 24th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Portugal
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, thank you very much for your comment. Our hostel is located in the residential of St. Pauli, which is one of the touristic attractions of Hamburg. The harbour is 15 minutes walking distance away and the city center, which is mostly shopping area can be reached by bus within 12 minutes. The bus stop ist 5 minutes walking distance away.

80%

The hostel was ok. The location was far enough away from the metro station that I did not feel too safe walking back at night. I prefer if a hostel is closer to public transportation, even if not in the center of town. I can't say too much about the atmosphere since I wasn't there much, but I did like that there were ensuite bathrooms.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, thank you for your review. Our hostel is located in the residential area of St. Pauli. A residential area is of course not so lively as the area around a metro station but therefore it is quiet and you can sleep ;) By the way: The bus stop is just 5 minutes walking distance away and the bus runs every 5-10 minutes ;)

83%

A very nice hostel with nice personnel and a great atmosphere. Its location is a bit far from public transport, but nearby the nightlife (Reeperbahn) and streets with cafes and restaurants. The room and bathroom was quite clean, aside from a few dusty spots. It's also quite peaceful at night. The rooms are not soundproof though, so whenever there are still people at late hours I would recommend bringing earplugs.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, thank you for your comment. The next public transportation (bus) you'll find in 5 minutes walking distance. This bus runs frequently every 5-10 minutes into the city centre. Earplugs are available at the reception.

97%

This is a very nice hostel. Its not to big and is nearby the Reeperbahn which is the place for the nightlife. Some people said its in a bad neighborhood but thats not the case. I never had or heard of any trouble their or in the hostel. In fact there is a excellent italian restaurant and a restaurant called Mr kebab nearby both with good prices. Go there and see for yourself.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you very much for your comment and come back soon please. :)

83%

The hostel is really nice. I can recommend it to anyone who wants to go to Hamburg but especially to those who want to enjoy the nightlife. It is just some walking minutes away from all cool bars and clubs.


69%

The problem with the hostel is that the staff is rough (except the woman with pierced nose). In addition, there is no breakfast and you have to pay.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, we just asked you to leave the room because we had our team meeting. These 30 minutes were necessary to organize the hostel work and improve the benefit for our guests. Thank you for understanding.

97%

Highly recommend. There were a lot of lone travellers so it was easy to bond and make new friends - probably the best hostel crew I ever knew! The bar is cheap, wifi is fast and it is easy enough to get around Hamburg.


49%

The staff were helpful but they took some of my camping stuff and hid it in the basement, just leaving a note that it's not allowed in the room. I got it all back, but they could have warned me ahead of time.


91%

Quality hostel. Good location near a couple different underground stops. Within walking distance to cool places to go out. Nice rooms and staff. Would stay again.


94%

Really nice hostel for meeting others! A good bar and outdoor area to drink their craft beers, which is wonderful after only having boring German beer for weeks on end. In the St. Pauli neighborhood (obviously) which is the most interesting and liveable part of Hamburg. Staff organizes events most nights which at times draw a good crowd of people who aren't staying at the hostel. Noise curfew at 10ish . Good beds and faculties, the only minor complaint was our bathroom had bad ventilation.


100%

I love this hostel! Good location near the Reeperbahn, Amazing Staff!!! (Seriously cannot speak highly enough of the staff here they make this hostel feel like a second home). This was the 4th time i have stayed here since 2011. Rooms are a good size, equally decent sized lockers and clean bathroom. WIFI access in rooms and common areas. Nice little bar you can chill out in and garden. Thanks again for an amazing stay.


97%

Staff are extremely helpful. Location is close to all the great party spots. Beds are quite comfy. Would stay here again.


83%

I wasn't a huge fan of the beds or the rooms... very small and crowded! But, everything was clean, and what really made this place stand out was the staff. I regret not getting her name, but the young German lady who works in the mornings was AMAZINGLY helpful to me. She sat down with me and went through what I should do or avoid, and was just really friendly and nice. Kudos for hiring such a person!


100%

Great hostel, great people, great staff, great location, very clean! I will recommend this hostel to everyone!


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