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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 1 week ago 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...

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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 4 weeks ago 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...

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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 4 weeks ago 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.

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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 :)

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

The staff here are really nice. From the moment you arrive to when you leave they are great. The hostel rooms are spacious with HUGE lockers under each bed (big enough to fit even my giant long term backpack) - the lockers also take your own lock so no mucking about with having to get a special one from reception....

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Sandra N, Manager at Five Elements Hostel Frankfurt, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for the review! You are right, I thought exactly the same when I arrived in Frankfurt : "after one week I will have enough of this city". This day was 3 years ago ;) All the best and see you soon!

Reviewed 19 September 2016

This hostel is very comfortable comparing with price. Breakfast is more than enough. Room and bed was quite comfortable. Toilets and showers are generally clean. Location is very central but be careful on the street.

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Sandra N, Manager at Five Elements Hostel Frankfurt, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice comment! You are right, be careful on the street, actually be careful everywhere but enjoy it 100%! It goes the same here, nothing will ever happen to you if you use common sense, and you may even taste the best food in town and experience the trendiest bars and clubs of the city just a...

Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

From the moment I entered the front door to the moment I was given my key and sent , happily, to my room; I was made to feel welcome, appreciated and valued. Five Elements Hostel is that rare combination of heart, soul and comprehensive hospitality. Every other hostel whether it be in Europe the Americas, United Kingdom or the Asia-Pacific...

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Sandra N, Manager at Five Elements Hostel Frankfurt, responded to this review

WAOW! Thank you so much for this lovely review! This clearly made my day! We are working hard to make our guests feel at home so it is a pleasure to read that the efforts pay off! Safe trips and hopefully see you again soon!

Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 6 September 2016

The staff is indeed great, friendly and fun, especially to have some drinks with on the nice inner terrace. However, not much of a help when it comes to suggestions for places to visit. The hostel itself looks quite cozy and welcoming. We stayed in a nice-looking double room with private bathroom (though the shower doesn't have a full door...

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Sandra N, Manager at Five Elements Hostel Frankfurt, responded to this review

Thank you for this review! You are right, cockroaches and rats are a very serious issue in big cities and we are doing everything we can to prevent these problems. As soon as we see that it goes beyond control we take big decisions such as blocking a whole floor to treat the rooms. Now, I understand this can be...

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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: €20 - €190 (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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