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The Hostel Hamburg Reviews

Kieler Strasse 645, Hamburg, Germany

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123 Total Reviews
  • 75%Value For Money
  • 69%Security
  • 55%Location
  • 81%Staff
  • 68%Atmosphere
  • 64%Cleanliness
  • 62%Facilities

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The hostel is so small (about 10 rooms), if your neighbour is noisy you will hear him clearly trough the wooden walls. Far from the center (about 1h by bus),dirty kitchen. but it is fine generally to stay there if for 1 or 2 nights.

  • 24th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Tunisia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Although on arrival the staff are friendly the hostel is disgusting. I've been traveling for 7 months now and I have never been somewhere so remote, filthy and cramped in my life and for 18 euros. What a rip off. Would NEVER RECOMMEND THIS HOSTEL TO ANYONE


I am a frequent traveller and I have been to different hostels in Europe. This hostel is in my positive list. Though it is a little far from the tourist attractions, it wouldn't be a problem if you buy a day ticket in Hamburg. There is a kitchen equipped with an oven and there are supermarkets which are a few steps away. Bathrooms and toilets are neat. If you don't want to spend an extra 3€, take your own sheets for the bed. I only wish the rent is a little lower..i feel it is over priced.

  • 24th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • India
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Very welcoming atmosphere in the hostel. the staff are all very young and friendly and do their best to accomodate your needs. Not located right in the city centre, but only a short distance from the S bahn and has shops and food options next door. I would definitely stay here next time I am back in Hamburg

  • 12th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


I was pleasantly surprised with this hostel after having read the previous reviews. The hostel was small and cleanly, it definetely was not a party hostel which was fine by me. However the atmosphere was very relaxed and the staff friendly. Be aware the location isn't central, but there's a bus stop right outside and an Sbahn station a 10 minute walk from the hostel. Get a map and a Hamburg Card and you'll have no problems whatsoever. Downside, the facilities were abit delapidated.


staff was friendly. room very small, with very few space to store our backpacks, but okay for the price. as to the safety: front door was open all night even when there was nobody at the reception. facilities: there were works in the men's showers so there was only one room with showers for men and women. toilet doors could not be locked nor even closed :(

  • 16th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • All Female Group, 41+
  • (1 review)


Long distance between subway Station and hostel. bad breakfast facilities in the area. supermarkets (Aldi & Co.) nearby.

  • 8th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


I do not recommend this place. First of all, this hostel is pretty far from the center. Only few buses get there and there's a train station not very near. The hall is beatifully presented, but the true is hidden downstairs. Toilets in very bad conditions and not very good cleaned. Staff isn't very kind and helpful. It looks cheap but bed clothes are not included in the price and they are mandatory even if you bring your own sleeping bag. we found some nice people here though.


I would not recommend this hostel at all. Yes the rooms are cheap, but the property is so far away from the center that I think you're better off booking closer to the center and seeing more of Hamburg (plus with added costs like sheets, locks, etc. the price is comparable to closer hostels). My room did not have a lock on it at all, so I didn't feel safe during my stay. The space was dingy and depressing - no atmosphere whatsoever. Do yourself a favor and book somewhere else!!


Thanks loved this place


The lack of security in the rooms is made up for by the trusting staff. Although out of the city, it is easy to catch the S-Bahn into town. If you want somewhere a bit cheaper, this is a great option.


I really liked this hostel. The staff was extremely polite and helpful the entire time and the hostel has a nice atmosphere to it. It is a bit outside the main city center but is easily reach via a couple of different ways. Also, for those inclined to focus in this aspect, the wifi works quite well.


I stayed here one night only. The thing that let's this place down is the location, but it's a 10 minute walk to the nearest s-bahn station then 15 minutes to the city centre. The staff are very helpful and maintain a cozy environment. They also have a dog who does tricks!


Nice staff who is very friendly and make you feel home, but quite far from the centre...and the bathroom and toilet are downstairs

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