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Instant Sleep Backpacker Hostel Reviews

Max-Brauer-Allee 277, Hamburg, Germany

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317 Total Reviews
  • 74%Value For Money
  • 76%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 76%Staff
  • 77%Atmosphere
  • 71%Cleanliness
  • 72%Facilities

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The location of the hostel is really great that's why I would recommend it. But it's not the cleanest hostel for sure and when it comes to the staff, it really depends of who is working... some were very friendly, the others were suggestive of doing us a favor in doing their job. The atmosphere is nice but I was missing heartiness!


Instant Sleep was awesome. Easily one of the most vibey hostels I have stayed in- spacious dorms, good kitchen and excellent common area. Average showers but worth it for the location and other facilities. Welcoming and friendly atmosphere and just general good times. Thanks, would stay again.


Solid Hostel. Clean and good staff. Unfortunately not really the most social hostel, but there's a few bars right outside, and many more right in walking distance. Location is amazing, close to the S-Bahn and amazingly close to the local scene.


Excellent location if you want to explore some of the more alternative areas of hamburg and only a short walk to the nearest metro. The staff could have been a lot more helpful though. They don't even have city maps so make sure you pick one up from the airport or station!


Great location, nice and welcoming staff and very comfortable beds! Laid-back atmosphere. Would definitely recommend! However, people looking for a hostel that is very organized and scrupulously clean might reconsider.

  • 24th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Great hostel with a great atmosphere, there are cheaper hostels around but this is in a great location with great staff. Great if all you want is a clean bed!


Great place, we'll definitely be back. Great open atmosphere, easy to meet people, and, for once, enough toilets and showers!


Do not stay in this hostel - the staff are rude, its not near the nightlife and there is zero atmosphere and its dirty.

  • 7th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Great hostel, the staff are legends, with a really chilled out atmosphere. Would definitely stay here again.


Instand Sleep Backpackers was a great place to stay. We really enjoyed our stay, even though we stayed in the 12-bed dorm. The rooms and bathrooms were very clean, there's a kitchen available for cooking and you can buy drinks at the hostel bar. Instand Sleep is very well located with lots of cafés, bars, restaurants and clubs close by. And the staff was very, very friendly!


no breakfast :(


Helpfull friendly staff, good environment with reliable wifi access clean facilities and in a good area.

  • 4th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Schocking!!! I've been in almost 50 hostels around the world and never found anything even similar to that. The rooms are dirty, the floor never been cleaned Our window was broken and in the night it was freezing. The toilet was filled with cockroaches and smelled horribly.The sheets are holed by rats and not cleaned. Until here you can quite expect it. BUT the staff was incredibely rude, refused to talk English and charged us one night more for 40 minutes late check-out. PLEASE DO NOT GO.


Enjoyed the chilled out atmosphere.

  • 30th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)

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