The place is old, smelly and hot. The staff did try to keep the rooms and bathrooms clean, but you can't polish poop into diamonds.
Most of the staff And other residence are not the "typical" hostel type. Much older and weirder.
Outside the hostel does not get much better. There are prostitutes, crazy people, and more crazy scary people. Probably not a good place for solo female.
Hamburg is a beatiful city and i wish we stayed somewhere else.