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Texas
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Had a great stay here! I was able to check in early and hang out until my room was available, the staff are very friendly and helpful! Very close and easy to get to from Frankfurt Main Station +++ it's close to many local attractions, and maybe too close to others (red light district) but very clean, safe and secure...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hostel located quite near the main station, and shopping central. Around 10mins walking from hostel to busiest street of Frankfurt. Staffs are very nice and helpful. The breakfast is not much of choice (American breakfast). Anyway, this hostel is good choices with budget at FF

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

Thank you for your review! It is great to read that you enjoyed your time in Frankfurt. We are currently thinking about ways to pimp our breakfast. So be ready for new things on the all-you-can-eat buffet when you come back ;) Safe travels!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was there in Feb'17 to visit a fair.Staying here was a good decision.Location is great,nearest to the main train station.Although Red light area is nearby it doesn't bother.Great common area.Staff is very courteous.Place is clean.Only thing to complain about is the shaky bed,especially if you get the upper bed. They have this beer testing every Thursday, which is very...

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

Thank you so much for the review! Safe travels and see you again soon in Frankfurt!

Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My stay here was pretty good. The location is in the red light district, yes, but security is very good at this hostel and I didn't find noise to be too big an issue. It's close to the main station as well. The whole place was clean and there were huge wooden lockers in the room to keep valuables in....

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

Thank you very much for the review! It is nice to read that you enjoyed your time here. We will have a look at these shaky beds and see how we can improve. Thanks so much for the feedback! All the best and see you again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First off we our room was booked to someone else after we had booked it and were in there half naked when some guy came in saying that it was his room.... went down with him and fixed it... the front desk chick made a mistake.... while we where there my fiancé was getting all these red bumps and hives......

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

Thank you for your review! And really, really sorry for all that happened to you! This clearly does not sound like the best stay in Frankfurt. My only concern is that we did not hear about it all. Did you let reception know about all these problems? We could have helped immediately! We have regular checks for bed bugs and...

Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Its well located near the train station and walking distance to the centre of frankfurt. Its in the red light district and some dodgy looking characters loiter in the streets nearby, however security is very high in the hostel and we always felt secure. Staff are friendly, rooms and facilities are clean. And the bar/lounge area was chill through the...

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

Thank you very much for the review! You are right about the location : weird but safe! We'll be happy to see you again in Frankfurt then! Take care!

Reviewed 14 February 2017 via 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...

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

Thank you for the nice comment! I am glad to read that you had a pleasant stay here! You are right, Frankfurt can be hot in summer. This is why we provide electric fans and even free watermelon at reception! Are you coming back in July and August to have fun with us? ;) Take care and see you soon!

Canada
Reviewed 13 February 2017

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...

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

Thank you very much for your review! I am really sorry that you did not like the area. It looks weird, that's right, but it is 100% safe and you have so many possibilities to have fun just a few blocks from the hostel! Restaurants from all around the world (Italian, Indian, Korean,...), very cool and fancy bars, great night...

Winchester, UK
Reviewed 3 February 2017

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.

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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 25 January 2017

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 --...

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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!

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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: $29 - $253 (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 you want BED BUGS come here!”
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“If snoring keeps you awake, choose a separate room.”
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“siebenter stock - im sommer warm aber gute aussicht”
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