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Five Elements Hostel Frankfurt Reviews

Moselstr 40, Frankfurt/Main, Frankfurt, Germany

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87%

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3232 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 75%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 89%Facilities

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74%

If you're a voyeur, or loved the HBO series The Wire, book a day or two in this place. The glass along the front wall of the common room affords a commanding view of the pushers, peddlers and dope fiends that hang around on the other side of the street, just a few doors down. Not only will you be guaranteed to witness some hand-to-hands, but you might be lucky enough to see some busts (around 9am usually), and even some 'heads shooting up in the street in broad daylight.

  • 17th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

The staff were extremely helpful and welcoming. It is not ideally situated being in the red light district but the hostel itself is still very safe and whilst being an unattractive area I didn't find it particularly threatening. Definitely worth staying here for the free breakfast and friendly vibe!

  • 15th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • FinnHuzzey
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

In terms of location, it is quite close to the tourist attractions. Despite being located in the Red Light (as more than once highlighted by them), the biggest issue for me was the noise. The street is quite noisy and even staying at the 4th floor, I had a hard time to fall asleep. Other than that, the staff is friendly and their activities are quite cool (movie night, crêpe night, etc)


86%

It's a funny hostel in the middle of the city. Weirdos and drug addicts are hanging just outside of the hostel but it's kind of amuzing to observe. The hostel is secure and breakfast tasty!


66%

The hostel is nice as the staff, kind and helpful, and the location, perfect even if in the Red zone. What is completely OUT OF BUDGET is the cost of a single bed in the 6 bed dorm: 50 euro only one night reserved 4 months earlier!!!! Really UNFAIR and even more unfair the explication of this price increase (more then doubled): "You're right but, you know, there's the Buchmesse and no other bed in town". Guys you're an hostel, please think deeply in this, what kind of service do you offer...?

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi , we are sorry that you are upset about the price ... but please, be honest ... why did you book then? Because the other Hostels in FFM were even more expensive with lower quality, right? What we try to do, and what we see as fair: we always want to be able to offer a bed. 4 Month earlier as well as for the same day. This means we cannot sell all the beds cheaply in advance - we would not have any left for walk-inns. The average price during the fair was still reasonable 30 Euros...

80%

Great staff and good environment overall. Would definitely stay again.

  • 6th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

I lived on the 7th floor which is really cold at night.

  • 5th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • China
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


60%

The hostel itself is ok, not too bad or great. Staff members werent rude but it seemed they were there just doing their jobs, nothing else. The area isnt the best one, but two blocks away it gets to look beautiful.


94%

really need to advertise that this is in the RED LIGHT district. Very shadey characters hanging around plus a lot of weirdo casinos. The security is quite good though, so the idea is that none of that will get in.....


89%

the staff was amazing, really helpful, gentle, kind and supportive all the time. i even got to leave my luggage and take a shower after check out. everyone stays in the bar, so very good to meet people from everywhere. lots of places to leave luggage, plugs everywhere and cheap drinks at the hostel. only problem i personally saw was the music, they could please some rock or pop songs instead of electronic all the time. besides, more than recommended!!


83%

The location (red light district) was safe but looked grungy It was evident that the staff loved working at the hostel which made the atmosphere great I didnt sense a friendly atmosphere from the guests in the common room Breakfast was good, Internet etc was all good Bathroom were really clean! Bedrooms could use some maintenance but the beds were clean

  • 3rd Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

The red light district makes you uncomfortable at night.

  • 1st Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

What a friendly and welcoming hostel! We stayed here for two nights, both of which were fun and memorable. The staff are friendly and make a real effort to chat to you and help you out with where to go, what to see and do etc around Frankfurt. Being close to the red light district, it's best to be wary of that when walking around at night! Good breakfast and fun evening entertainment provided - including pasta night (free pasta!) and a quiz night too!


94%

The hostel is very upfront about the fact that theyre in the red light district which is great. Showers were very clean and rooms were spacious. Excellent breakfast buffet. Good wifi


91%

Hostel right on the edge of the centre and very close to main station. Staff very helpful in terms with aid of booking things for me etc. With free wifi everywhere and pool table, kitchen, TV lounge, large lockable baggage storage, washing and drying facilities. Free breakfast and free tea/coffee! Good atmosphere, plenty areas to hang and chat. And social events to get involved with at weekend. Seems a reasonable bet as a place to stay in Frankfurt, stay here. Won't find much better.


100%

This hostel is absolutely wonderful! We arrived on Thursday and our room wasn't ready but they let us just hang out. Also the atmosphere at this hostel was incredible. Very easy to meet people as the reception is also the bar and right next to the common area. Even though it's in the red light district I felt completely safe. I would recommend this hostel to anyone who wants to have a good time and meet lots of awesome people

  • 25th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

Really enjoyed the stay here, great location, very clean and with a great all you can eat breakfast included. My only comment is that the staff, whilst pleasant and efficient, didn't really go the extra mile to create a good atmosphere, luckily when I stayed there was such an eclectic mix of people this didn't matter!


97%

Great hostel! Would highly recommend! The staff are friendly and quiet fun! It's not so bad in the red light district quiet entertaining to people watch from the bar out on the street!


97%

Great hostel. Rooms were big and spacious! Breakfast was very good. Staff very friendly and helpful. In the red light district but that did not bother us. Close to train and bus stations. Highly recommend and would stay there again


80%

It's advertised, but it's definitely noticeable that you're in the red light district. If you plan to go out, be aware that guys stand outside of sketchy strip clubs and all but force you to go inside. I argued with one for a good 20min before he gave up and stopped following me down the street. Otherwise, the staff is friendly. The beds are comfortable. The showers are amazing, and the booze is cheap. I just wish location didn't drag down an otherwise brilliant hostel.


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