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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."

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Five Elements Hostel Frankfurt

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Great Location
  • Marvellous 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

Famous for our tasty FREE crêpes, yummy FREE pasta, 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 towels
- 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!
Monday: Crêpe Night
Tuesday: Homemade Cooking Night
Wednesday: Pasta Night
Thursday: Trivia Night
Friday: FREE Beer Tasting
Saturday: Game Night (check the weekly event on Facebook)
Sunday: Movie Night

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.
Breakfast is included from the 3rd day of your stay

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 centre, 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 (each bed 19,- Euro one day before arrival), 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: Esther, Agne, and David. They're always happy to help you.
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Overview

You’re right in the heart of the city at the Five Elements Hostel Frankfurt. Save euros with our free nightly events – from crêpes and pasta evenings to cosy movie and trivia nights – oh, and don’t forget the free beer tasting! You'll also find cheap drinks at the 24/7 bar. Meet other travellers in the common room or café over a latte, or have some fun with foosball or pool in the games room. In the morning, take your breakfast out onto the terrace (it's free from the third day of your stay). Veggie? We’ve got lots of options for you. Dinner's free too!

Location

You’ll find us near the Altstadt (Old Town) neighbourhood, famous for its red-light district but also its delicious menu of international food and photogenic gothic architecture. Get your culture fix by walking 15 minutes to the city centre, where you'll find the grand Alte Oper opera hall. We're 5 minutes' walk from the Hauptbahnhof, the main rail station, where you can hop on the high-speed ICE train to get to the airport in just 15 minutes.

Rooms and Dorms

When you’re not out and about exploring, take it easy in your comfy room – some are en-suite. You'll get free linen and towels, and there are lockers and padlocks to keep your stuff safe. Whether you choose a twin or single private, a mixed or female-only dorm or a spacious apartment, you’ll have either a 20cm spring and 16cm foam mattress to get your all-important beauty sleep on.

Extras and activities

Fancy a midnight snack? Our kitchen's open 24/7, so you can always cook up something delicious. Settle down in the lounge with one of our DVDs, or grab something from the book exchange (and leave that heavy novel that’s been weighing down your backpack for someone else). Catch up with people back home by renting a tablet and making the most of the free Wi-Fi. Heading out? Remember to grab a free city map from our 24-hour reception first.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.4

  • Security 8.7

  • Location 7.4

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 8.4

  • Facilities 8.5


Latest Reviews

  • 9.7

    Superb

    17 Jul 2019
    Very clean and convenient. Staff were friendly. Nice bar with good deals during happy hour. Was there during free pasta night, which was nice and a new experience. Not the most desirable location but very centralised and near the HBF. Would recommend.
    Singapore, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    06 Jul 2019
    Rooms are really nice and spacious! Facilities are good. Hostel is in the red light district so don’t be shocked when you see a lot of interesting people around on the street. It’s perfectly safe and they won’t bother you if you don’t bother them. Great and relaxed place to stay overall!
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    08 Jul 2019
    Good accommodation. The rooms were really hot, but clean and nice. Friendly service. The location is safe, but honestly still a little nerve wracking as a solo female returning back there at nighttime.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    14 Jul 2019
    check in at 4pm is far too late. everything is good other than this
    Singapore, Male, 41+
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    07 Jul 2019
    Didn't have much of an atmosphere, but had amenities enough and convenient to train station and sbahn to airport. Tablets to borrow for deposit of ID, helped out as my devices were dead.
    New Zealand, Male, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    11 Jul 2019
    Nice place, but I would say the area is best for experienced travelers only as it is in the redlight district with some sketchy characters. Harmless, but still best for those used to traveling in sketchy areas. Close to the train station, so that’s a plus!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    05 Jul 2019
    The location of the hostel is near to the main station. But the street where it is located is worst. Lof of hooligans who are drugged & drunk. The hostel is safe though and clean. You feel safe inside the hostel but not on the street.
    India, Male, 31-40
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    11 Jul 2019
    First and foremost, this hostel is in the middle of Frankfurt's red light dstrict. The hostel physically abuts a brothel and is within meters of many other brothels, sex shops and strip clubs. I personally did not feel unsafe in any way. However, the street noise can be quite loud at night, especially on the weekend. The beds were comfortable, but did not have curtains for privacy. Showers were clean and had good water pressure.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 5.7

    Rating

    10 Jul 2019
    Sketchy spit
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 5.4

    Rating

    03 Jul 2019
    The hostel itself is ok,ignoring the horrible area around it because it's really close to the train station.The problem was being tricked into paying a ridiculous price as I wanted to extend my stay.I had extended one night already by mail,then I asked for 2 more without answer.At the reception I was told the price was 60 euros for friday and 40 for saturday,because the city gets full and I might not get a bed if I waited.As I saw it was false,too late!,they only said their prices always change.
    Mexico, Male, 31-40
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • 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
Services
  • 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
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Foosball
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi


Awards

Nominations

  • 2012

    Worldwide Large Hostel

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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

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