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Conveniently located in the Hohenfelde district of Hamburg, Hostel-Centrum is set 2.4 km from Hamburg Central Station, 3.1 km from Dialog im Dunkeln and 3.2 km from Mönckebergstraße. The property is around 3.2 km from Inner Alster Lake, 3.7 km from Town Hall Hamburg and 4 km from Miniatur Wunderland. The accommodation offers a shared kitchen and free WiFi throughout the property.

The best hostel experience I’ve ever had! Nice concept of private compartment inside a room, clean shared bathrooms and toilet, tv with headset and nice choices of programs, and last but not least contactless hassle-free checkin/checkout. Highly recommended.

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8.2
Very good
1,189 reviews
Price from
£50
per night

Pyjama Park Schanzenviertel is located in the Sternschanze district in Hamburg, 800 metres from Hamburg Fair.

Rooms include a flat-screen TV.

Pyjama Park Schanzenviertel features free WiFi throughout the property. Some rooms include a shared bathroom while others include a private bathroom.

Perfect location. Spacious rooms. Comfy beds.

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8.3
Very good
1,684 reviews
Price from
£111
per night

Offering panoramic views of Hamburg Harbour, Auf dem Stintfang features rooms and dormitories with either a shared or private bathroom. Single-sex dormitories are also available. Wi-Fi internet is free in public areas, and guests can use the hostel’s laundry facilities.

The location was amazing with beautiful views, the staff was super friendly and helpful, and the room was what I was expecting. I liked that the locker in the room can be locked and it was spacious enough for all of my things. Also having an elevator was nice.

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8
Very good
2,104 reviews
Price from
£27
per night

Backpackers St. Pauli in Hamburg provides adults-only accommodation with a shared lounge, a terrace and a bar. Featuring barbecue facilities, the hostel is close to several noted attractions, around 1.6 km from Port of Hamburg, 1.1 km from Millerntor Stadium and 2 km from St. Michael's Church. The accommodation offers a shared kitchen and free WiFi throughout the property.

Great location especially for St Pauli soccer fans!

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7.9
Good
1,647 reviews
Price from
£18
per night

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Hammerbrook Hostel offers accommodation in Hamburg.

Speicherstadt is 1.4 km from Hammerbrook Hostel, while Mönckebergstraße is 1.5 km away. The nearest airport is Hamburg Airport, 9 km from Hammerbrook Hostel.

exactly as described. good value for the price, everything is clean. chocolates are a nice touch! the bathroom is in the room and clean.

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6.9
Review score
1,291 reviews
Price from
£67
per night

Just 800 metres from Hamburg Main Train station, MAC City Hostel offers centrally located accommodation in Hamburg. Guests can enjoy snacks and drinks in its communal lounge, have access to lockers available for storage, and free WiFi is available throughout the property.

Fantastic location- straight link from the airport, subway 15 meters from the entrance. Super friendly staff. Exceptionally clean. Absolutely recommend.

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6.9
Review score
2,173 reviews
Price from
£17
per night

Directly beside Hamburg Train Station, this hostel offers colourful rooms and dormitories with private bathrooms. It has a 24-hour reception, a large lounge and a bar with outdoor terrace.

Opened in January 2012, Generator Hostel Hamburg is one of the city’s largest hostels. All rooms are fitted with secure key card systems and can be reached by elevator.

it’s very good place! 2 min from central railway! it’s clean and calm! everything is new! restroom and shower are in each room.

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6.9
Review score
10,431 reviews
Price from
£13
per night

This hostel offers a free gym for all guests, free W-Fi and rooms with fridge. It is in a quiet side road, a 1-minute walk from the Reeperbahn and a 5-minute walk from St. Pauli Underground Station.

All rooms at the Buch-ein-Bett Hostel include cable TV. Guests have use of a shared kitchen with plates and cooking utensils.

Very clean and quiet enough (even at night) despite being very close to Reeperbahn Street. Good coffee. Great helpful hosts and nice guests.

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7.9
Good
1,415 reviews
Price from
£39
per night

This historic former warehouse is located in the heart of Hamburg, a 12-minute walk from Hamburg Central Station. It offers a shared games room, drinks bar and excellent public transport connections.

The a&o Hamburg Hauptbahnhof offers a wide choice of comfortably furnished accommodation, ranging from single rooms to shared dormitories. Some offer views of Inner Alster Lake.

I was really surprised by how nice every aspect of the accommodation was. Already made beds, our own bathroom and shower, and hand/body wash/towels provided. Was basically a hotel but for way cheaper. I’m used to staying in youth hostels which are not nearly as cozy or well stocked so this was a very pleasant surprise. All the staff were very helpful too with anything we asked them.

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6.2
Review score
9,824 reviews
Price from
£18
per night

Conveniently situated in the St. Pauli district of Hamburg, Hostel Westlight is located 1.4 km from St. Michael's Church, 1.8 km from Hamburg-Altona Train Station and 2.8 km from Elbphilharmonie Hamburg. Featuring a shared lounge, the hostel is close to several noted attractions, around 700 metres from Port of Hamburg, less than 1 km from St. Pauli Piers and a 12-minute walk from Millerntor Stadium. Miniatur Wunderland is 3 km away and Old Elbe Tunnel is 1.3 km from the hostel.

great hostel in the middle of city.

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6.4
Review score
259 reviews
Price from
£23
per night

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Budget travellers know that there is no better way to make the most of their trip than by staying at a hostel: save money for exploring during the day, and swap stories with fellow backpackers in the shared kitchen or bar in the evening. Dorm-style bedrooms with shared bathrooms are standard hostel fare, but private rooms are also available for those willing to pay a bit more.
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  • Hostel-Centrum
    Budget options available
    8.2
    Scored 8.2
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 1,189 reviews

    Conveniently located in the Hohenfelde district of Hamburg, Hostel-Centrum is set 2.4 km from Hamburg Central Station, 3.1 km from Dialog im Dunkeln and 3.2 km from Mönckebergstraße.

    privacy, easy - everything was on the same hallway

  • Hammerbrook Hostel
    6.9
    Scored 6.9
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 1,290 reviews

    Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Hammerbrook Hostel offers accommodation in Hamburg. You will find a kettle in the room.

    Check in was convenient; the facilities were clean.

  • MAC City Hostel
    Budget options available
    6.9
    Scored 6.9
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 2,173 reviews

    Just 800 metres from Hamburg Main Train station, MAC City Hostel offers centrally located accommodation in Hamburg.

    Nice people working there. Location was spectecular

  • Buch-Ein-Bett Hostel
    7.9
    Scored 7.9
    Good
    Rated good
     · 1,415 reviews

    This hostel offers a free gym for all guests, free W-Fi and rooms with fridge. It is in a quiet side road, a 1-minute walk from the Reeperbahn and a 5-minute walk from St. Pauli Underground Station.

    Clean, comfortable, quiet, simple, perfect for a couple of nights

  • a&o Hamburg Hauptbahnhof
    6.2
    Scored 6.2
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 9,824 reviews

    This historic former warehouse is located in the heart of Hamburg, a 12-minute walk from Hamburg Central Station. It offers a shared games room, drinks bar and excellent public transport connections.

    Was amazing location to reach close to train station

  • Ahoi Hostel
    Budget options available
    7.0
    Scored 7.0
    Good
    Rated good
     · 196 reviews

    Located in Hamburg, 12 km from Old Elbe Tunnel, Ahoi Hostel provides accommodation with a garden, free private parking, a shared lounge and a terrace.

    Sehr nettes Personal Sauberes Zimmer Ruhiges Haus

  • Sleep In Hamburg Kajüten
    6.2
    Scored 6.2
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 787 reviews

    Well set in the St. Pauli district of Hamburg, Sleep In Hamburg Kajüten is situated 700 metres from St. Pauli Piers, 1.2 km from Millerntor Stadium and 1.3 km from St. Michael's Church.

    Sehr sauber, kleine Zimmer aber für kurze Dauer völlig ok

  • Room Pauli
    Budget options available
    7.7
    Scored 7.7
    Good
    Rated good
     · 920 reviews

    Set in Hamburg, 500 metres from Port of Hamburg, Room Pauli features views of the city.

    easy, clean and nice staff. above all expectations

Great access to the city centre! Check these hostels in Hamburg

  • sleep1c
    9.3
    Scored 9.3
    Superb
    Rated superb
     · 3 reviews

    Ideally located in the Eidelstedt district of Hamburg, sleep1c is situated 8.1 km from Hamburg Fair, 8.4 km from Hamburg-Altona Train Station and 8.9 km from Hamburg Dammtor Station.

  • Pyjama Park Schanzenviertel
    8.3
    Scored 8.3
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 1,684 reviews

    Pyjama Park Schanzenviertel is located in the Sternschanze district in Hamburg, 800 metres from Hamburg Fair. Rooms include a flat-screen TV.

    Extremely clean, great location, very friendly staff

  • instantSleep Backpackerhostel St Pauli
    7.8
    Scored 7.8
    Good
    Rated good
     · 843 reviews

    This hostel is located near the trendy Schanzenviertel area of Hamburg. instantSleep Backpackerhostel St Pauli offers free WiFi and unlimited free tea and coffee.

    Staff is good. The environment and room and bathrooms are all clean.

  • Jugendherberge Hamburg Horner Rennbahn
    7.8
    Scored 7.8
    Good
    Rated good
     · 979 reviews

    Featuring modern and bright architecture, the Hamburg hostel offers a games room, free bicycle storage and and a leafy garden with barbecue facilities.

    Value for money. Breakfast of a 4 star hotel level

  • Arsi Hostel
    7.7
    Scored 7.7
    Good
    Rated good
     · 43 reviews

    Set in Hamburg, 5.1 km from Inner Alster Lake, Arsi Hostel features views of the city.

    Minimalistic but clean, well equipped and orderly.

  • Arena Hostel & Monteurzimmer
    7.6
    Scored 7.6
    Good
    Rated good
     · 420 reviews

    This Hamburg hostel is located at Eidelstedt S-Bahn Train Station, a 10-minute walk from the Barclaycard Arena and the Volksparkstadium. It offers free Wi-Fi and rooms with heated floors.

    Very helpful. Very clean. Great warm temperature.

  • My Brand Boardinghouse Hamburg Volksdorf
    7.6
    Scored 7.6
    Good
    Rated good
     · 513 reviews

    Set on the outskirts of Hamburg, this modern hostel features free Wi-Fi, free parking, a shared fully equipped kitchen and modern rooms. Buchenkamp Underground Station is 100 metres away.

    The kitchen was wel equipped and the neighbourhood was sweet

  • CitySurfer44
    7.4
    Scored 7.4
    Good
    Rated good
     · 85 reviews

    Citysurfer44 is a young flat-sharing community that boasts individually-themed rooms and creative decor.

    Cama cómoda Ubicación cerca de la estación central

  • Hostel Kiezbude
    7.4
    Scored 7.4
    Good
    Rated good
     · 444 reviews

    Directly on the Reeperbahn in Hamburg, this hostel offers free WiFi and hot drinks facilities in every room. Guests at Hostel Kiezbude can enjoy a bar and lounge which opens every weekend.

    Sehr netter Empfang. Super nettes und aufmerksames Personal.

  • Generator Hamburg
    6.9
    Scored 6.9
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 10,427 reviews

    Directly beside Hamburg Train Station, this hostel offers colourful rooms and dormitories with private bathrooms. It has a 24-hour reception, a large lounge and a bar with outdoor terrace.

    The location is the best. Just opposite the train station.

  • Monteurzimmer in Hamburg West bei Hansezimmer
    6.9
    Scored 6.9
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 42 reviews

    Hansezimmer Hamburg West is situated in Hamburg, 5 km from O2 World Hamburg. You will find a flat-screen TV, a coffee machine and a kettle in the room.

  • Paulibude
    6.9
    Scored 6.9
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 227 reviews

    This hostel offers a free internet terminal and colourful, themed rooms in several buildings. It is located in Hamburg’s St Pauli district, between the Fish Market and the Reeperbahn.

    Die Mitarbeiterin dort war eine richtige Ehrenfrau

  • Hostel City Süd
    6.8
    Scored 6.8
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 632 reviews

    Situated conveniently in the Hammerbrook district of Hamburg, Hostel City Süd is located 1.9 km from Dialog im Dunkeln, 2.3 km from Mönckebergstraße and 2.4 km from Inner Alster Lake.

    Супер. Очень круто и чисто. Шумоизоляция на высоте.

  • Hostel & Monteurzimmer bei Hansezimmer
    6.7
    Scored 6.7
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 276 reviews

    Attractively situated in the Stellingen district of Hamburg, Hostel & Monteurzimmer bei Hansezimmer is situated 3.3 km from Volksparkstadion, 5.9 km from Hamburg Fair and 6.2 km from Hamburg-Altona...

    Habe ein kostenloses Upgrade bekommen, das war toll!

  • Hostel Westlight
    6.4
    Scored 6.4
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 259 reviews

    Conveniently situated in the St. Pauli district of Hamburg, Hostel Westlight is located 1.4 km from St.

    Really good for couple days for stay and enjoy nightlife

  • The Hostel
    6.2
    Scored 6.2
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 599 reviews

    This hostel is located in the Hamburg neighbourhood of Eidelstedt, 20 minutes from the city centre by public transport. Free WiFi, free parking, and a shared kitchen are on offer.

    Sehr gut für uns gelegen. Personal sehr freundlich.

  • The Old Doctors Office
    6.1
    Scored 6.1
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 548 reviews

    Featuring a garden, shared lounge, terrace and free WiFi, The Old Doctors Office is located in Hamburg, 6.2 km from Volksparkstadion and 10 km from Hamburg Fair.

    Alles sehr entspannt, tolle Betreuung! Traumhafter Garten

  • stayinhostel
    Central location
    6.1
    Scored 6.1
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 19 reviews

    Located in Hamburg within 2.5 km of Mönckebergstraße and 2.7 km of Inner Alster Lake, stayinhostel offers rooms with free WiFi.

  • Hostel Hamburg
    5.5
    Scored 5.5
    Average
    Rated passable
     · 53 reviews

    Conveniently situated in the Barmbek Süd district of Hamburg, Hostel Hamburg is located 3.1 km from Hamburg Central Station, 3.4 km from Inner Alster Lake and 4.1 km from Town Hall Hamburg.

  • K 357 - Personal, Monteurzimmervermittlung und Vermietung Hamburg
    5.2
    Scored 5.2
    Average
    Rated passable
     · 187 reviews

    Located in the Eimsbüttel district, this modern hostel is just a 6-minute drive from O2 World Hamburg arena. A garden and shared kitchen facilities are offered here.

    Wir hatten ein 3-Bett-Zimmer und waren sehr froh über die Sauberkeit und Gastfreundlichkeit.

  • Seehafen Hostel
    Central location

    Seehafen Hostel in Hamburg provides adults-only accommodation with a garden, a shared lounge and a terrace.

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Hostels that guests love in Hamburg

  • Avg. price/night: £129.01
    8.0
    Scored 8.0
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 2,784 reviews
    Very comfortable bed and great location (just a few minutes from the main train station). Soundproofing was pretty good and felt safe as a single female traveler.
    Riahn
    Solo traveller
  • 7.9
    Scored 7.9
    Good
    Rated good
     · 1,647 reviews
    Close to station, bars and restaurants, in a quiet and safe area, clean hostel, beds are stable and don’t move as much as other bunk beds
    Franziska
    Solo traveller
  • 8.0
    Scored 8.0
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 2,102 reviews
    The location was perfect. Rooms and beds were clean. Moreover, I didn't hear even a single squeak from the bunk bed. Breakfast was extraordinary. I have never seen so many varieties for breakfast in any youth hostel before. There were sockets even in the lockers. No need for padlock. There was combination on lockers. No deposite for the key cards. Definetely everything was so perfect.
    Deucalion666
    Solo traveller
  • Avg. price/night: £88.17
    7.9
    Scored 7.9
    Good
    Rated good
     · 3,675 reviews
    Big dormitory. A lot of space to put your belongings. Natural light. Nice cleaning. No noise. Great kitchen to cook in, but you need to bring dishwashing products and a sponge to wash your plates and stuff... The location might be 10 minutes by train from the city centre, but you have everything you need nearby the hostel. From a huge supermarket with great and cheap meal options, to pharmacies and restaurants
    Rita
    Solo traveller
  • Avg. price/night: £79.36
    7.6
    Scored 7.6
    Good
    Rated good
     · 513 reviews
    This place is good for a few nights if you are on a budget. Despite being a youth hostel, it is clean. Regarding noise, it really depends on the other guests you will be with. For me, it was a bit loud late in the evening over the weekend, but ther other days were fine. It is a 10-minutes-walk away from a U-Bahn station from which you can reach the city center in about half an hour. All in all, my stay was pleasant.
    ChristelleF
    Solo traveller
  • Avg. price/night: £64.33
    6.3
    Scored 6.3
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 13,625 reviews
    Very cheap, location was close to some nice areas (15 min walk) but hostel not a great location overall.
    Katherine
    Solo traveller
  • Avg. price/night: £83.53
    8.2
    Scored 8.2
    Very good
    Rated very good
     · 1,189 reviews
    I really enjoyed the fact that despite being a youth hostel, you can still find privacy in the rooms. Indeed, each bed has its own facilities (tv, light, remote control, table, closet) and lockers are accessible at no extra cost! I felt so safe there!
    Orlanne
    Solo traveller
  • 7.9
    Scored 7.9
    Good
    Rated good
     · 1,647 reviews
    Very cheap, comfortable beds, overal clean hostel and great location. The receptionist was very nice.
    Dario
    Group
  • Avg. price/night: £69.86
    6.9
    Scored 6.9
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 10,427 reviews
    One of the best hostels i have stayed at, has a great location and great value for money. The staff was helpful, cool and friendly. The hostel seems new and is in a great shape. The hallways remind me of a hotel with thick carpets, cool walls and lovely fragrance. The room furnishing seems new, nothing cracks, everything works, beds are great and the pillow and the cover are not thin and tiny, but very big "meaty" hotelish. I am planning to stay here again.
    A
    Aleksandar
    Solo traveller
  • Avg. price/night: £49.10
    6.9
    Scored 6.9
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 2,173 reviews
    Shared kitchen Cheap price Good location Thses 3 are most important things for long term travelers! We cant ask more for budget hostel.
    Sungjoo
    Solo traveller

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