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Moselstr 40, Frankfurt/Main, Frankfurt, Germany

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3142 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 77%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 89%Facilities

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Welcoming staff, amazing common room space, cheap beer and great atmosphere.


It is in the middle of the red light district but that doesn't mean it's not safe. Might be strange at first but nothing's going to happen. The staff was really helpful and the people in the hostel were awesome.


The BEST hostel I've ever stayed in. The BBQ is great and so is the free breakfast!! What's even greater is the incredible atmosphere and social staff!

  • 15th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Finland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


great hostel, wish I had more time to spend here. the atmosphere made it great for meeting people, especially as a solo traveller. staff were very nice and accommodating


A great hostel in a pretty seedy area. I knew it was in the red light district so it was fine, but still not all that enjoyable. Security was really good, and the place was clean, it stunk of windex on my floor though. I was only here for a night, but the BBQ and pub crawl were awesome, great for a solo traveller. My roomies loved the 24 hour bar and included breakfast was great too :)


Pros: Staff was really helpful and friendly. Breakfast was tasty and rich. The whole hostel is nicely renovated. The room (two bed room with shared bathroom) was really cozy with big windows. Pasta night & BBQ organized by the hostel. Free guided city tours by a volunteer guide. Cons: The elevator was not working, it was quite uncomfortable to drag the luggage to the 5th floor. The tap water was not very good for drinking. Red light district are could be uncomfortable for lone women.


The staff were not friendly. They should add that the hostel is in the red light district on there blurb on the hostel world site. I wasn't comfortable going out at night being a single female traveler.


Good free breakfast (which doesn't end until noon), and BBQ or free pasta every night. One problem is that (judging from others' reviews), their elevator has been broken for at least 2 weeks when I stayed there (although the staff gives you an impression that it just broke today). I don't know how long it'll stay broken but if your room is on a higher floor (can be as high as 7th FL), it can be daunting.


No elevator !!!!!!!!

  • 11th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • China
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


I think this hostel is very good. I want use again.


Excellent hostel. Really close to the train station but still easily walkable to the centre. The room was massive too! I'd stay here again if I returned to Frankfurt.


Great staff and nice rooms. Best accommodations in Frankfurt


A very cosy hostel situated closely to Frankfurt Hbf, only a 5 minute walk. Although it's bang in the middle of the red light district, I felt very safe there at night. The staff were helpful and there are plenty of things going on in this hostel. A good choice.


I only stayed here for 1 night for passing through but this hostel looked very good. It's very clean, the dorms are locked with a keycard. The elevator was broken when I visited but that's temporary. The bar downstairs was pretty fun (they play movies untill late at night). It did lack some typical hostel atmosphere, but I still had a lot of fun and the staff was very helpful. Wifi on every floor, small but clean bathrooms. Great bed!


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Awesome hostel! Great activities and facilities. Very clean. It's a little weird walking through the red light district at first, but it's not a big deal. Great location close to the main train station. The only downside is that when we stayed there, the elevator was not working, and our room was on the 7th floor. Even so, the staff apologized and warned us beforehand, and they offered a free €3 drink at their bar (they have great beer with good prices) so it was OK for us. Would recommend this.


Sketchy location, but wasn't a problem in the end, great atmosphere at the hostel, with friendly staff and plenty of events. Would definitely go again.


Very fun hostel with a great downstairs common area/bar. Rooms are big and clean with good common bathrooms. Staff are nice and helpful. It's in the middle of the red light district, but we hung out on the street at night and felt fine. BBQ some nights for cheap.


That one guy there at breakfast was dropping some awesome killer puns. It was transcendent. The hostel was pretty great too.


the room is clean, the bed is prepared to sleep, you dont need to put the sheets, you just need to take if off on check out. they got a all-you-can-eat-breakfast, very good. I would stay there again, i recommend the hostel.

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