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Five Elements Hostel Frankfurt

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7.7
Very Good
7968 Total Reviews
Superb Staff
Excellent Cleanliness

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.
See you soon!!

Reviews & Ratings

7.7
Very Good
7968 Total Reviews
  • Security
    7.8
  • Location
    5.9
  • Staff
    8.9
  • Atmosphere
    8
  • Cleanliness
    7.8
  • Value for Money
    7.7
  • Facilities
    7.7

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Latest Reviews

7.4
Very Good
May 27, 2023
Definitely do not recommend staying here if you’re a female solo traveler. I didn’t think the location would be as bad as it was but on separate occasions me & my roommates all got followed down the street, can’t walk anywhere without being catcalled or offered drugs. Locals have said there is theft in the street in this area. Inside the hostel is great but definitely not worth the area it’s located in. Staff was very friendly, hostel itself (inside) was nice.
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Female, 18-24
2.0
Rating
May 24, 2023
Don't know how this hostel has high reviews. It isn't safe. Simply put. There were ~dozens~ of people doing drugs on the next street. Is among the worst 2 streets in Germany at large, and should not host innocent young travelers that are unaware of this. The hostel in itself was, ok... although when the person in the bunk below me moved, it moved my bed. But anyway, it was fairly clean and inside was ok. But... this hostel doesn't belong in this location. It isn't safe, even if inside it is. Let alone if you believe in spiritual realities and entities. But I will leave that aside.
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Male, 25-30
6.0
Good
May 14, 2023
Horrible location, honestly was super uneasy everytime I stepped out of Hostel, once you walk in any direction for more than 5 minutes you are good, but like honestly, super sketchy, like really really sketchy outside of that hostel. If you are travelling alone I would advise staying somewhere else, other than that, hostel was nice and clean, bathrooms and showers were clean and staff were friendly and helpful. Super close to Frankfurt HBF which is a good perk, just the area around there is super sketchy,
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Male, 18-24

Facilities

  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free City Maps
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Key Card Access
    • Common Room
    • Elevator
    • Bicycle Parking
    • BBQ
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Adaptors
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Cable TV
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Reading Light
    • Hair Dryers For Hire
    • Hair Dryers
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Washing Machine
    • Flexible NRR
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Bicycle Hire
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Housekeeping
  • Food & Drink

    • Bar
    • Meals Available
    • Vending Machines
    • Cafe
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • DVD's
    • Board Games
    • Pool Table
    • Foosball
    • 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.