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Five Elements Hostel Frankfurt

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Friendly staffs, comfortable rooms, clean bathrooms,great atmosphere, reasonable price, good location...everything you might be expecting in a good hostel, they have it. In addition, they have almost daily evening activities to enjoy and meet people, there's also a comfortable outdoor drinking area. The only downside is that, supposedly, it could be a little too warm in the room in the...

Thank Tan C
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The hostel itself was nice enough. It was clean and the staff were friendly. The dorm rooms did not come with a privacy sheet or anything around your bed, which kind of sucked. The breakfast was good, and it was easy to find from the train station. The only thing I really didn't like was how the hostel was located...

Thank Taylor2995
Winchester, UK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent two separate nights while on business. Friendly staff, everywhere very clean, good facilities, close to railway station and underground. Very good breakfast and often some freebie food around 1930.

Thank Little_Auk
Julian G, Manager at Five Elements Hostel Frankfurt, responded to this review

Thank you so much! That's an awesome review! All the best and see you again soon!

Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here a couple times during my trip to Germany in late 2015 and I don't have anything bad to say! The lobby is the perfect place to enjoy some breakfast, meet some other guests and people watch out of the floor to ceiling windows facing the street. The hostel is a close walk from everything you need --...

Thank evan_a2
Julian G, Manager at Five Elements Hostel Frankfurt, responded to this review

Thank you so much Evan! This is great to read your review from last year! How about you come back visit us again soon? There have been great new spots around the hostel to eat well, drink and party! Take care!

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

This was one of the 5 hostels I stayed in during my holidays around Germany, and it was very good. I was there for 3 nights and stayed in a 4-bed mixed room. The staff is really friendly, the bar has affordable prices, there are lockers under the beds, the room was big and spacious, there are showers and WC...

Thank Maia_62442
Julian G, Manager at Five Elements Hostel Frankfurt, responded to this review

Thank you very much Maia for this review! This is great to read that you enjoyed your stay in Frankfurt. The red light district in Frankfurt is more fun than dangerous, don't worry about the security here ;) We hope you will come back see us soon! All the best and plenty of awesome travels!

Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed in a private double room for one night. It was very reasonably priced, clean, spacious and the beds were lovely and comfortable- much needed after a long haul plane trip. The hostel is short walk from the main train station, making it very convenient. There was free tea and coffee available and the staff were very friendly. The...

Thank Emily M
Julian G, Manager at Five Elements Hostel Frankfurt, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this great review! I am glad that you enjoyed your stay in Frankfurt and that you felt safe here. Hopefully we will see you again soon!

Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

I stayed at this hostel for two nights. The price was quite fair, rooms are big and neat, bathroom and showers were unremarkable, and there was a cosy bar with good beer and music. The area can get a bit unpleasant at night (red-light District) but it's manageable. It is within walking distance from Hauptbanhof, which makes ir rather useful.

Thank Ignacio S
Julian G, Manager at Five Elements Hostel Frankfurt, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your nice review! Happy travels!

Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

This hostel does so many things right it's honestly impressive. First off the location is absolutely mint, 2 minutes away from central station. Secondly they have free all you can eat breakfast if you book 3 days or more which has enough selection to satisfy anybody. And Thirdly everything else is just an absolute breeze. Staff is great they're attentive...

Thank Devin C
Julian G, Manager at Five Elements Hostel Frankfurt, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We are so flattered to be your first 5-Star Rating!!! :D Your review went straight into our hearts. We work really hard so that our guests can feel like home far away from home, and it seems like we have accomplished our mission here! All the best and see you again soon!

Taipei, Taiwan
Reviewed 27 October 2016

This is basically a youth hostel, with a trendy vibe. However, they do offer single and double rooms, if you are not used to stay in dorm rooms and sharing the room with total strangers, you can still choose to stay in their single/double rooms. I stayed in a single room with an in-suite bathroom. It is a relatively bargain...

Thank Saricie_Q
Julian G, Manager at Five Elements Hostel Frankfurt, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the nice and detailed review! This is great to read that you didn't feel unsafe in the area because it is true, there is nothing dangerous here!! And yeah, we did our best to improve the wi-fi and now it is working very well! Happy travels and maybe see you another time in frankfurt? Cheers!

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for a budget comfy place and central location and this place is the place to be. 5' walk from the central station, walking distance around the city. We stayed in top floor and the shared bathroom is clean! Strongly recommend! Perfect for backpackers.

1Thank Mike B
Sandra N, Manager at Five Elements Hostel Frankfurt, responded to this review

Thank you so much Mike for this great recommendation! I am so happy that you could appreciate the location for what it really is : convenient and extremely fun! Safe travels and come back see us again one day! Cheers :)

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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: £17 - £167 (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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“If snoring keeps you awake, choose a separate room.”
 of 5 bubbles Little_Auk, 3 Feb 2017 | Read review
“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”
 of 5 bubbles Blasco_E, 1 Jun 2016 | Read review
“very quite, would recommend a flashlight so not to wake up the other patrons.”
 of 5 bubbles victorbU6429DN, 30 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Pick an upper level to escape a bit of the noise from the streets of the Red Light District!”
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