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Five Elements Hostel Frankfurt Reviews

Moselstr 40, Frankfurt/Main, Frankfurt, Germany

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89%

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3842 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 78%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 92%Cleanliness
  • 89%Facilities

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89%

Very great location. I needed a place to stay for a long layover back to the states. $20 is a pretty good price considering it is Germany. There was a free breakfast and beverages were always out! No air conditioning in my room though it was rough. Stay here though !


94%

absolutely loved it here, not a bad word to say. yes its in the rld but you get warned and I didn't see any trouble. Such a good location, staff were awesome (especially the American guy). I've already recommended it to about 4 people. The beer is super cheap and really close to restaurants and the river and so clean! only downside is check in at 4 pm but they have cages for your stuff so doesn't even matter!


100%

Great hostl, nice staff. The area is RIGHT in the red light district but they have that on their description and tell you up front so it wasn't a shock. Great BBQ and pasta nights. Would return


91%

Great hostel! Yes they are in the red light district but the hostel was new and everyone was friendly and helpful. Definitely choose this place!

  • 25th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Thank you so much for this lovely review and the recommendation! It goes straight into our hearts! Happy travels!

97%

one of the best places I have stayed at. There is always something on every night so you can never get bored.

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Thank you for the nice review! We are happy you had an entertaining time here! Come back see us again soon! Cheers!

97%

Great place your staff is amazing and really tight knit creating a great atmosphere. Thanks for being open about the RLD yet taking extra steps in increasing security.

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Thank you for the great review! We are happy that you had a pleasant stay here! Happy travels!

77%

The hostel was lovel and staff were very friendly, however , the location was unfavourable ; the staff did send a warning about being in the red light district , however , as we had just come from Amsterdam's RLD ee expected to be prepared - the area was much worse; its a nice hostel but be prepared and not recommended for girl only groups

  • 21st Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Thank you for the review! Too bad you did not feel comfortable with the area. We want to make no surprises and this is why we write it on the website and in the e-mail confirmations. A few streets from here though, you will find the trendiest area of Frankfurt, with delicious restaurants, nice shops and cool bars! Next time give it a try! Happy travels!

80%

This hostel has really lovely staff who make you feel right at home. Rooms and bathrooms are clean and kept tidy and the breakfast is nice. Wifi is quite slow and there isn't much of an atmosphere but the hostel puts in plenty of events to get people involved if they want to. The area is a little rough but you are warned on arrival. To be honest the area looks worse than it actually is as people mind their own business. Super close to the station. Would definitely stay again. Thank you :)

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Thank you for the review! We will see you again then! Happy travels!

100%

Location possibly the best I've ever seen! Facilities also very good and wide ranging

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Waooow thank you for the 100% !! Hopefully see you again soon!

94%

Even though this hostel (as are most in Frankfurt) is located in the "red light district" the hostel is very secure and is with in a 5 minute walk of the Hofbräuhaus Hause (Berlin's main railway station) where you can catch the trams to the city or chose to walk into the city (15 minutes). The rooms are clean and the staff are always trying to make the stay as best as it can be.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi! Thank you so much for the great review! We hope you had a great trip in Germany! You are right, we are only 5 hours from the Hofbräuhaus in Munich, and only 6 hours from Berlin's main train station!!! :) But most important, only a few minutes from Frankfurt's train station! Hopefully see you again soon!

83%

Well maintained hostel. With bar downstairs. Rooms are nice and big and clean. Was meeting up with friends who live in Frankfurt so didn't experience much of the hostel. It seemed like people were enjoying themselves though. The location is fine in the day time. Can be a little bit seedy at night no one is really out to hurt you but there are some pretty drugged up people in close vicinity. Close to all the major attractions in town no more than a 20 min walk to get to anywhere you need to go.

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Thank you for the review! We hope you had a great time with your friends in Frankfurt! Next time, maybe you will have more time for our activities! Take care!

86%

Slap bang in the middle of the red-light district, but worry not. There's plenty to do around here in terms of sight seeing and bars, located right next to the HauptBahnHof it offers the best access to the public transport. The staff is friendly and they take extra care to limit access of people into the hostel so that everyone inside feels secure. Overall a great experience!

  • 18th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • India
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Thank you so much for this lovely review! It is so great to read that you enjoyed the good sides of the area, this is exactly what we wish our guests to discover!!! Happy travels and see you again soon!

97%

The only thing is the location is a little sketchy, but they do warn you about it. Plus despite being in the red light district may make it safer given there are bouncers everywhere. Sometimes it gets a bit loud at night, but again, they tell you and ask them to warn them. Overall, really good hostel and excellent value for money, really clean.

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Thank you very much for this review! You are absolutely right about the area! The first look is weird but, as we always say, this area is not dangerous at all, and is even one of the trendiest places in Frankfurt right now! It is nice to read that you had a pleasant stay! Take care!

80%

The hostel is located in the red light district and therefore if you have a room to the road it's loud the whole night. The staff is really friendly and the security is great. It seemed that someone had smoked in our room so it was a bit smelly. The bathrooms and showers are small but clean.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for reviewing! Sorry for the smell in the room. Our hostel is a non-smoking area, and we make sure that nobody smokes inside! In this case, just come to the reception and tell them your problem, they will immediately have a look! Hopefully see you again soon!

83%

The hostel has made some effort to create some kind of party atmosphere but somehow you don't get that, maybe is because it's so close to the train station and everyone that comes is just staying for one or max 2 nights? Not sure but can't blame the hostel. Anyway you get a fine vibe, there is a bar, the staff is very nice and good facilities The location is good only if you wanna be close to the train station, otherwise is not cause is in the red district, no parties just red district there.

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Thank you for the review! Happy travels!

86%

Attentive staff, modern facilities, an affordable bar, free wireless, free coffee tea and water all day long, good music. The self-kitchen way too small though. Don't forget to bring your own lock for the lockers and be aware that this hostel is situated in the middle of the red light district.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for the review! Sorry for the kitchen being too small, we try to push the walls sometimes but they just stay where they are ;) If you forget your lock, you can always rent one at reception for 3€ deposit! It is really nice to read that you generally enjoyed your stay! Happy travels!

100%

Overall great hostel. I guess Germany is about the cheapest in Western Europe but I would say it was one of the best value hostels I've stayed at.

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Thank you very much for the 100% !!! Hopefully see you again soon!

97%

Five Elements was excellent. Appreciated the fact that they were up front about location in semi sketchy area that is well known (to locals) as red light district. It was just two blocks from main train station and a block or so from desirable areas. Knowing all this upfront made us confident in our decision to stay there. It would not have been a good surprise!

  • 12th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)

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Thank you so much for this great review! So nice to see that you enjoyed it here! Hopefully see you again soon!

80%

The hostelbwas very nicely decorated an had a very lively atmosphere on the night, it was clean and comfortable.

  • 12th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Thank you for this review! Happy travels!

94%

The hostel is in a good position- close to the station and to the city center: the fact that it is in the middle of the red light district is not a problem- the area is calm and people don't bother you. There are enough bathrooms per room and the kitchen is big, well-equipped and clean. The staff is helpful. I would recommend everyone to stay here when visiting Frankfurt.

  • 11th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Thank you so much for this nice review and the recommendation! Take care and see you soon!

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