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Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

You can cancel your booking 4 weeks before arrival. If you cancel later or just don't show up we charge the first night.

Additional Terms and Conditions

You can cancel your booking 4 weeks before arrival. If you cancel later or just don't show up we charge the first night.

We cancel or don't check in stag night's or similar partys right away.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Five Elements Hostel Frankfurt

Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Nice Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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We love this Hostel!

It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

Hostelworld says

Five Elements Hostel Frankfurt is in a great location just around the corner from the Hauptbahnhof and about 15 minutes' walk from the Alte Oper. This safe and comfortable hostel features free dinners and activities every day and also has an onsite bar open 24/7. Several Hostelworld guests have told us that they'd stay here again, citing the games room with foosball and pool table and the Wi-Fi throughout the building.

Property Description

Corona update:
from 15th of November 2021 we only accept vaccinated or recovered guests, in return we are free from masks and distancing in the house. Finally normal hostel life! We are looking forward to it!

Famous for our delicious FREE homemade dinners, our 24/7 bar, and much more! We do our best to make your stay unforgettable.

Want more? Check out our free stuff:
- FREE wifi & tablet rentals
- FREE bed linens
- FREE lockers & padlocks
- FREE luggage storage
- FREE 24/7 guest kitchen
- FREE DVD rentals
- FREE city maps
- FREE activities in the evenings
- FREE tea & coffee

There's something going on every night! Please check at the reception daily!

We do our very best to bring our guests the full Five Elements experience. But sometimes things happen, so please note that activities may be changed/cancelled at any time.

No more aching backs! We offer new, comfortable mattress in all rooms (20cm spring mattresses, and 16cm soft foam mattresses) to ensure you have the most comfortable stay with us.

We have breakfast every morning from 7:30-12 for 6,50 EUR. Our breakfast is vegetarian, and vegan friendly as we offer a variety of breakfast foods, ranging from different breads, locally sourced meats (local sausage & bacon), fruits, vegetables, cheeses, hummus, lentil spreads, yogurts, nuts, cereals, muesli, jams, and more! We're also proud of the fact that the majority of our foods come without packaging, as a way to help reduce waste.

Check our website and Facebook for special events, special food offers, and news.

There is one tiny downside to our LOCATION: we are located smack dab in the middle of the RED LIGHT DISTRICT! Anyhow, it is NOT at all dangerous and our hostel has a HIGH safety standard. We only mention this so you don't find yourself surprised upon arrival. Our neighbourhood is home to some of the best food and clubs Frankfurt has to offer. In fact, the New York Times even wrote an article on our upcoming neighbourhood in 2016! However, if you don't feel comfortable staying in this area, feel free to book somewhere else.

If this isn't a problem, you'll discover many upsides to our location:
- 3 min walk from the train station
- 10 min walk to the museums/river bank
- 15 min walk to the city center, old city, and main shopping area
And - we promise - you'll find the best international food in our neighbourhood!

Look out for our LAST MINUTE SPECIALS and our seasonal specials.

Want to see what is going on at the hostel now? Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact one of our lovely office team members: They're always happy to help you.
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Best For: Central Location Meeting People

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.4

  • Security 8.5

  • Location 6.7

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 8.6

  • Facilities 8.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    01 May 2022
    Excellent !!
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    28 Apr 2022
    Don't let the bad reviews about the neighborhood put you off - and I'm a solo female traveler. It's safe enough. Just walk past and don't look around. This is by far the best hostel I've stayed in. There's something fun going on every night. Perfect place to make new friends. Kitchen facilities, free breakfast and dinner.
    Brazil, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    22 May 2022
    I enjoyed five elements. I did miss a towel in our room- I didn't know you have to ask. The breakfast was really great- enough variety even for someone with gluten and dairy allergies. I also think the container for pouring out cereal could have a better design- I poured out too much by mistake. The location near the main train station is really convenient- 2 blocks away and also near the airport. You should ask about the track numbers at the airport and when going back to the airport.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.1


    23 May 2022
    I would 100% recommend this hostel to anyone who is looking to stay there. If you are worried about the location of the hostel. I can assure you that the hostel is completely safe and well secured. But obviously, if you are travelling solo keep an extra eye out and remember to travel during day light hours as much as possible. The hostel is also very close to the Flixbus station and train station. Finally, if you respect the locals they will respect you aswell, so dont worry 😊
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    08 May 2022
    Great place if you are okay with being in the red light district. If you are worried about safety, the hostel itself is very secure with friendly staff. I had a private room which was clean, spacious, and comfortable. The rain shower was a dream, definitely worth it if you’re coming off a long flight like I was.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    16 May 2022
    A very nice hostel, fun bar and good atmosphere. Good staff and free meals! Dont let the area put you off, it looks a lot worse that it is, everyone does their own thing and walks past and does not bother you!
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    10 May 2022
    This hostel was decent. All the communal space were big and enough seats for everyone, the bathrooms were a good layout but the kitchen was tiny and not that clean. Free meal was great and staff were friendly faces but the area is just not nice. It is mentioned as being in the red lights district but I personally wouldn’t hang about or go out in the evening due to the unsettling location.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 6.9


    09 May 2022
    Good quality hostel that is close to the train station with friendly staff. As many others have said, the location is close to the train station and right in the middle of a very sketchy part of town. The AC was broken so I slept with the windows open until I had to shut them because homeless people were screeching in the street.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 6.6


    12 May 2022
    Problem is not a hostel, problem is around the hostel
    Greece, Male, 31-40
  • 4.6


    15 May 2022
    Grungy hostel in a grungy area of the city. Little to no effort in creating a sense of community amongst travelers. Staff was extremely rude and almost expected you to know the ins and outs of the hostel prior to arriving. Clarifying questions to staff were met with a sense of annoyance and frustration. Overheard one staff member say to a guest who did not speak very good German or English, “I’ve explained this to you five times what do you not understand.”
    USA, Male, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Flexible NRR
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Foosball
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi



  • 2012

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Five Elements Hostel Frankfurt says

I'd say our most unique feature is that our staff love the hostel and our guests so much that they end up spending lots of their free time at the hostel! There's always someone you can talk to here. Really, our staff have been called the most friendly staff in Germany. There's free activities every night, plus billiards, a bar and a backyard.
We're quite close to the main station. We've quite close to the Main River, the museums, the botanical gardens and shopping malls. The one local place that I'd definitely recommend is the Äppelwoi pub quarter in Sachsenhausen. It's full of small unique stores, bars and restaurants. We like it so much that we offer a free pub crawl through Sachsenhausen once a week.
No matter if you come to explore the city and the beautiful area around Frankfurt, or just stop over flying in or out via Germany's biggest airport, we are happy to be your home away from home. Sarah, Manager