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Frankfurt Central Hostel im Gallus (Messe) Reviews

Mainzer Landstrasse 341, Frankfurt, Germany

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66 Total Reviews
  • 53%Value For Money
  • 73%Security
  • 61%Location
  • 65%Staff
  • 53%Atmosphere
  • 74%Cleanliness
  • 58%Facilities

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GOOD.. The lady at the desk was very nice and the place was very clean with excellent new style bath/showers. BAD.. No check in till 3 O lock which is very inconvenient for a tired traveler. They charge for sheets (mandatory). They charge for kitchen use, lockers, etc,etc . The 12 bed dorms are too small and overcrowded ergo VERY SMELLY. Valuewise, a disaster. I would recommend the AO hostel down the street. 12 euro rooms and far more user friendly. And a lot closer to the train station.


This hostel was fine, nothing special. The staff was friendly and helpful. It was overpriced, however, for what it was.


It may be cheap but they squeeze out as much extras as they can. Additional 3€ for bedding, fee for lockers, and if you arrive after 23:15 (11:15pm) you must also pay extra (... don't ask me the logic). The rooms are clean, but with as many bunks crammed in as possible- I can imagine it being very unpleasant during hot weather. 'Geizkragen' is the perfect German word haha. But it is close to the train station and sufficient for a place to sleep. Would not recommend for a longer stay.


The hostel had additional fee 3euro. The hostel page wrote in germany. So I didn't expect about that. If I know about that , I will book the other hostel. Also, The hostel staff looks so nervous to guest.


If you stay more than 2 nights, I advise you not to go. There are no kitchen and no dinning room so we had to eat out. There is a big balcony but you have to order a drink to use it. The property of the hostel was good but the bathroom had a bad smell sometimes. Inappropriate reflections from the manager of the hostel. We had to leave the hostel EVERY DAY between 10h and 15h, for cleaning. NO HOT WATER DURING MORE THAN 1 WEEK.

  • 10th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Compared to other hostels we stayed in it did not offer very much. We had to leave every day at 10 until 3. This was for cleaning purposes! When we returned the room wasn't clean. Floors still dirty, the bins were changed that was all. Shower facilities were inadequate. Water was cold in one shower and the shower hose was at a height that you were unable to use it. There's only 2 bathrooms for all of the rooms, wait time to use a bathroom was very long. Other hostels offered more for less money.

  • 16th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Easy to get, if you're traveling heavy you should take the tram. No spaces for atmosphere creation and the curfew hours where awful. If you just stay for 1 or 2 days it's a really good option


The bathroom was excellent. BUT we had to pay 3€ to use bed linen and they were clearly already used! It had other people's hair and darkish stains.

  • 29th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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