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5 reviews
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Reviewed 30 May 2014 via mobile

I love this place. The staff is awesome. Stayed for two nights and didn't go to bed before 5.30am on both occasions. Just a great atmosphere for a backpacker, great variety of music in the lounge, drinking games, free breakfast till 12pm, late check out, organised nights out... anything you would want, really. Yes, there are homeless people just outside... More 

3 Thank Ben F
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

Hostel was very accommodating, letting me check in early. Good breakfast includes cheeses, meat slides, museli, toast, and coffee. Bar and kitchen areas both nice. Rooms are standard dorms. Lockers a bit awkward, large boxes under the bed. Washrooms are decent, mostly clean bit did have a bit of a smell. Overall the hostel is well designed. Staff were helpful... More 

1 Thank PolarBear777
Longueuil, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2014

This hostel is really great. The staff is really nice and the location is good too. There is always activities organized and the pub crawl are just.. amazing! Beautiful rooms and easy to get to know people.

3 Thank Marissa C
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2014

We booked double private room, and stayed there for 6 nights. Excellent, friendly and very helpful staff. Thank you, guys! The breakfast is great and they have quite cheap drinks to order at the bar. 24h reception, free WiFi, free coffee and tea... Great location, great value. Probably the best place to meet new, interesting and great people. We couldn't... More 

3 Thank TabibitoM
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Reviewed 19 April 2014 via mobile

If you don't mind staying in the red light district, this is very central to the main station and staff are very friendly. Showers were very clean and the place comfortable. Beds were fine and our view of the city from floor 7 fantastic. Would recommend.

1 Thank Matthew L
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Reviewed 8 March 2014 via mobile

Dont be put off by the area, i am a young woman travelling alone and was never hassled day or night. The hostel is great, friendly staff, clean rooms, individual plugs in room, can use a kitchen and laundry service. The breakfast is great and they have quite cheap drinks to order at the bar. I went out on a... More 

3 Thank Kelly L
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Reviewed 8 March 2014 via mobile

It's right near the train station, so it's good for anyone passing through. It's in the red light district, so you'll have to walk through that if you're going anywhere else in the city. Staff was nice. Rooms were a good size with nice lockers. The free breakfast was the best I've had so far. Kitchen is small, but usually... More 

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Algiers, Algeria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2014

Maybe because it's my first time staying in a hostel.its seems very weird for me.in the heart of red district area too many drank homeless people hanging around making the place unsafe to stay.a fight broke at night near the hostel making it impossible to sleep till around 1:30 in the morning.very cold inside the room since they don't have... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2014

So this may seem like a bad area map wise, but walking along the area it isn't very scary. I am a young female too, so it's not like I'm a 6 foot tall dude. There is some really good places to eat right around the corner too and the hostel itself is cozy and quiet during the day and... More 

1 Thank schose
Naples, Campania, Italy
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Reviewed 18 January 2014

I stayed in this hostel just a couple of weeks ago and had a great time!! The staff were always helpful and obviously know and love their city. The price was good, and the location for me was perfect...I don't know why anybody even mentions the fact they are located in the Red Light District. Above all on their website... More 

1 Thank Harriet D

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Isn't it strange? Germany's biggest international airport, lots of interesting destinations on the doorstep, but hard to find a bed for a backpacker? From summer 2008 on these times are over! Then, the Five Elements Hostel will open its doors to the public. In a beautiful turn of the century building right in the center of Frankfurt, we created a quality hostel, from scratch, stylish and brand new. The Five Elements Hostel is wholly dedicated to you, the traveler. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Five Elements Hostel Frankfurt

Address: Moselstr. 40, 60329 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany
Region: Germany > Hesse > Frankfurt > Bahnhofsviertel , Innenstadt
Price Range: ₹ 1,307 - ₹ 12,630 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Five Elements Hostel Frankfurt 2*
Number of rooms: 44
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“siebenter stock - im sommer warm aber gute aussicht”
 of 5 bubbles kirstenheller, 12 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Depends on your budget you can chose individual rooms”
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“very quite, would recommend a flashlight so not to wake up the other patrons.”
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“Pick an upper level to escape a bit of the noise from the streets of the Red Light District!”
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