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“Perfect simple hostel!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Kastanien Hotel

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Kastanien Hotel
Ranked #259 of 318 Hotels in Hamburg
A i Lofoten, Norway
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Perfect simple hostel!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2013

I stayed three nights with two friends, we were all 18 yrs old. At first we were a little scared, arriving to St Pauli and seeing all the sex shops and strip clubs and the ruff neighbourhood and the hotel too felt a little scetchy. But the owner was extremely nice and told us everything about the neighbourhood, what to watch our fot and were to go and other valuble information. We had booked three beds in a sex bed room but all the other rooms were full so we got a four bed rooms by ourselves. Not a very fancy hostel but the rooms were nice and cheap and the staff was really nice!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2012

Stayed here for two nights in June 2012 with a bunch of guys for a stag. I didn't expect much but was pleasantly surprised. Main points:
- excellent location with loads of pubs and clubs nearby, seemed really safe
- we stayed in a room for four and whilst it was basic, it was also clean and relatively comfortable
- the bar in the hotel is pretty cool and the beers cheap
- the staff we met were really helpful
- at £45 pppn, it was quite expensive for a hostel but didn't really come across as your usual hostel
- how many people can claim (publicly...)that they spent a night in an ex-brothel!

All in all, I would stay here again for a lads trip and would recommend it for other groups of guys wanting to explore this side of Hamburg.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Kent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2012

Booked 3 nights at the Kastanien for our annual boys trip away. If you're looking for cheap, cheerful and convenient then this is the place for you. Only 30 seconds from the Reeperbahn and all its attractions the hotel which used to be a brothel still has all the trappings you would expect. The rooms were clean and airy and the bunk beds perfectly adequate for all of our party. One minor issue was only one toilet and shower per floor which caused a few early morning queing problems but it wasn't a big deal.

There was a nice little bar downstairs which was a real bonus, you don't tend to get bars in budget hotels. It was a good place to meet before going out and to have a late beer before bed.

The area is just brilliant if you're after nightlife with the Reeperbahn just yards away and so many bars and clubs within walking distance. Easy getting there too, tube from the airport and then 5 minutes walk so what could be easier.

I'd recommend it to anyone after a few days cheap stay in Hamburg, we'll certainly be back!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2009

Stayed here with a German friend of mine in May 09, in a double room on the first floor. We arrived very early on a night bus (7am), the lovely owner let us leave our bags in a locked room, freshen up, and even cleaned our room first so we could check in earlier. Room was large, airey, and had a TV and wardrobe. There is a FREE internet terminal downstarirs too, and a small bar where you can start your night off from. There is also a large room where you can drink your own booze if you're in a group. We ended up going out on the town with a german football team who were staying!

The location is superb, one street behind the reeperbahn so you are right in the action, with none of the noise. You are in walking distance to the harbour with its incredible beach bar and boat tours, and the tube station is a 2 minute walk. The other main owner/manager is an awesome guy who gave us some superb tips where to go and what to do. The building is a former brothel which makes the place very unique and you can see this influence throughout, great fun!

If you're on a budget, I cannot recommend this place highly enough. Lastly, try the Chinese takeaway next to the petrol station - awesome!

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled with friends
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Property: Kastanien Hotel
Address: Kastanienallee 27, 20359 Hamburg, Germany
Location: Germany > Hamburg > St. Pauli
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Bar / Lounge
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Ranked #259 of 318 Hotels in Hamburg
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Number of rooms: 11
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