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“Great find right in the middle of the Reeperbahn action!”
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Hotel Monopol
Ranked #90 of 318 Hotels in Hamburg
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great find right in the middle of the Reeperbahn action!”
Reviewed 4 March 2009

When considering the Monopol you have to fully aware of its location. It is bang in the middle of the Reeperbahn, which for those who don't know, is lined with bars, sex shops, dancing bars along with a few hotels as well as Burger King, MacDonald’s and other fast food joints. Basically Party Central.

If you want a hotel to enjoy a quite weekend in Hamburg then don't choose this place. If you want a hotel that is right in the heart of the action, then I would have no reservations recommending this place.

Its only 3 euros from the airport via train and then 400yds walk from the nearest station or about 20-25 euros in a taxi.
I booked this hotel for a group of 35 people and we had various twin and triple rooms. Breakfast was included which was mainly a cold continental affair but with the addition of some scrambled and fried eggs. The bonus was that it was served right up to 11am, with checkout a very generous midday too.

When booking a large group I would certainly recommend that you make the booking direct with the hotel and NOT go through a website. I booked direct and only had to "reserve" rooms, which meant I could make changes to the room numbers right up to the day before we travelled. Which was brilliant as I had two people pull out of the trip the week before we went and Doris on reception let me change the booking without charge, she was amazingly helpful all weekend. As I’d only made reservations, I didn't have to pay until we left, so only paid for what rooms we'd used.

The hotel itself was very clean. The bedrooms were on the small side, but adequate as we only used them for sleeping in. The bathroom looked nearly new and was very clean too, the shower was nice and hot as well.

We were on the 4th floor with a window facing the Reeperbahn and there was no getting away from the noise from below, even at 3am. But as I said at the top of the review, you have to understand where the hotel is located.

For a group of you looking to party on the Reeperbahn, then this is the place for you, no question.

  • Stayed February 2009
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Reviewed 4 June 2008

Great Hotel, conveniantly located RIGHT ON the notorious Reeperhbahn! We stayed here in 2002 in a triple and also in 2004 in a twin and had a great time! If you are looking for a good budget hotel right on top of all the action, this is the one to stay at!

Pros:
* Staggering distance from all the great seedy (FUN)reeperhbahn sex stores, strip joints, bars and clubs (Headbangers ballroom... Der Clochard!!!).
* breakfast included was great (continental type stuff including hardboiled eggs of which i had a dozen without complaint from the friendly service) and they didnt mind us rocking up half cut straight from an all-nighter the night before!
* Staggering distance from all the fast food you can eat (kebabs, pizza)
* Walking distance from Internet Cafes, Supermarkets and Laundrys
* Conveniantly located between two u-bahn stops!
* Birds eye view of the Reeperhbahn's "Colourful" characters all night and day long!
* Walking Distance from the DOM Fair site

Cons:
* Non-smoking rooms smelled of stale smoke
* Tacky 70s decor
* bathroom was a bit mildewy
* Lack of Airconditioning = HOT Nights In Summer!

  • Liked — Proximity to Reeperhbahn
  • Disliked — Lack of Airconditioning
  • Stayed August 2004, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 31 August 2006

I have stayed at the Monopol many timesin the last 8 years. As a regular visitor to Germany I can not thank the manager and staff enough for the consideration and assistance they give to their visitors.

The rooms are first class, and the cleanliness of both the rooms and the bath area is excellent, Room service leaves nothing to be desired.

The breakfast room is large and airy and food perfect - both hot and cold. On my last visit building work was going on to "imrpove" the Monopol. To my view it was perfect anyway but I look forward to my next visit.

It is in a perfect location for seeing the real Hamburg with two nearby underground stations. And returning late at night -or early in the morning - the intimate little bar is invariably open

I would strongly recommend it to anyone who has a life and wants to see Hamburg. Nearby Altona has a great shopping complex where many goods -perfume etc - can be purchased at a much lower price than at the up market city establishments.

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  • Tips/Secrets — Just avoid the girls by the Davidswache!
  • Stayed June 2006, travelled solo
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Property: Hotel Monopol
Address: Reeperbahn 48 - 52, 20359 Hamburg, Germany
Region: Germany > Hamburg > St. Pauli
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #90 of 318 Hotels in Hamburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Monopol 3.5*
Number of rooms: 82
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