We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 30 Frankfurt accommodations

Five Elements Hostel Frankfurt

2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Moselstr. 40, 60329 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany (Innenstadt)
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Five Elements Hostel Frankfurt to your Saves list
Five Elements Hostel Frankfurt
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
AncalimeB Heredia, Costa Rica
  • Overview
  • Reviews (239)
  • Photos (35)
  • Similar Hotels
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (25)
  • Location
  • More
Write a Review

239 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (25)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Heredia, Costa Rica
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent hostel. The common areas are very nice, I had excellent WLAN in the whole place, the rooms and bathrooms were clean, the location is also great (be warned, the hostel is in the red light area, you´ll see some "interesting" stuff around). The staff is friendly and keen on helping you. The breakfast is normal, and is available until... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lublin, Poland
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
31 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I really liked this hostel. Nice rooms, comfortable beds, clean bathrooms - nothing to complain about. I think the staff were very nice as well, really friendly and helpful people. The location was pretty good too, even though at first it may seem dangerous, but it is not, in fact the area is quite safe and security at the hostel... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well located, right next to the train station and walking distance to the centre. We stayed in a private double room which was huge and very quiet with comfortable beds. The hostel was generally very clean and the staff were friendly. Although it's in the middle of the red light district (which they warn you before and after booking) we... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Spokane, Washington
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

stayed here in a twin private room for two nights. the staff were incredibly nice and helpful and friendly. free towels and linens and that was great as well. the breakfast was normal german and good. bbq on some nights was cheap and worth it. the location is a bit odd, but really quick walk to the main train station... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Frankfurt, Germany
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went for 5 nights to the Hostel and chose it because it's very close to the train station as well as to the center. I was welcomed warmly, liked the style, everything was very clean and the mix of people was perfect. The nicest breakfast I have ever had in a hostel was included in the price and I... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bristol, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cheap hostel, very reasonable happy hour and a different event on every night for you to get to know other guests and hostel owners. The free breakfast was great too, enjoyed our stay here. Perfect for backpackers on a budget

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kennesaw, Georgia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel was right in the middle of sex shops and clubs (which they did say on their website) but the location to the train station was great. The man who checked us in and out the next morning was horribly rude, he was in his late twenties with a beard and pony tail, I highly suggest not letting him... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a pretty decent hostel, It has more of a classic Hostel feel than some of the Chain hostels that seem to be the rage these days, Rooms were tidy clean and the beds was comfortable. The bathrooms were in pretty tidy clean condition and seemed pretty new and modern, 4pm check in maybe abit of a pain, but... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This hostel gives everything you would expect at a very high standard, as well as including breakfast in a very reasonable price. The atmosphere was great as well. The only downside is the location in the red light district, but this isn't a surprise as it states this on the website, it's near the train station and it's very secure... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

First of all know you are in the Red Light district! Other than feeling a little off put, the location was great to the train and easy walking distance. We were in a 8 person mixed dorm, two bathrooms for each gender on the floor The rooms were nice and I could go on and on about the showers, SO... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Five Elements Hostel Frankfurt, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Five Elements Hostel Frankfurt? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Five Elements Hostel Frankfurt

Address: Moselstr. 40, 60329 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany
Location: Germany > Hesse > Frankfurt > Innenstadt
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Five Elements Hostel Frankfurt 2*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, Hotel.de, Priceline, Tingo, BookingOdigeoWL, Agoda, HostelBookers and HostelWorld so you can book your Five Elements Hostel Frankfurt reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
5 Elements Hostel Frankfurt
Five Elements Hostel Frankfurt Hotel Frankfurt

35 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (29)
Room/suite (9)
Dining (1)
Bathroom (4)
Hotel & grounds (9)
View from room (2)
Other (4)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (7)
Hotel & grounds (7)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
hotels in
any neighborhood
in Frankfurt with
any amenities


Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Class
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 
Number of rooms

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Five Elements Hostel Frankfurt staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer