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Five Elements Hostel Frankfurt

2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Moselstr. 40, 60329 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany (Innenstadt)
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

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

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

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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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 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

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Naples, Campania, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 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

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

I was told about this hostel from another hostel in Munich and usually I don't go with recommendations from hostels but I figured that there is not a lot to choose from in Frankfurt. I usually travel as cheap as possible and this hostel is not the cheapest but I was in a good mood! Pros: The best WiFi I... More

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Balasore, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

So the ups of this place was that it was in a funny little location, definitely a red light neighborhood, but I never felt in danger kind of crazy some of the things we saw like drug deals but it was all conducted nearby with a friendly jollity that at once seemed absurd and humorous. The place was a good... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Clean hostel rooms and linen with friendly staff on the front desk that were happy to help. The times they seemed to struggle with were check in where they couldn't really handle the numbers of check ins. That aside its a nice close walk from the Hauptbahnhof. As like a lot of larger hostels do, this place has organised evenings... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

If you don't mind being surrounded by sex shops and having junkies shoot up all night across the street from you then this could be the place for you. The hostel is very safe and like in many European cities the red light district is mostly harmless. It's really close to the train station as well. The reception/communal area is... More

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Also Known As:
Five Elements Hostel Frankfurt Hotel Frankfurt
Five Elements Hostel Frankfurt Hotel
5 Elements Hostel Frankfurt
Address: Moselstr. 40, 60329 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany
Location: Germany > Hesse > Frankfurt > Innenstadt
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 27 Specialty lodging in Frankfurt
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Five Elements Hostel Frankfurt 2*
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 
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