Hostels in Hamburg State Hostels in Hamburg State

You are looking for hostels in Hamburg State? Good news, you have come to the right place.

On this page we list every single city with hostels and other budget accommodations. helps you to find your Hamburg State hostel and compare its prices on the major booking sites such as Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and So you can sleep on a budget and save money while backpacking Hamburg State.

All Cities in Hamburg State

We list every single hostel in Hamburg State and the world. In total, we have 1 cities in Hamburg State for you. Please note that not all cities actually have a hostel to stay in. Below you can filter for cities with hostels and with no hostels-type accommodation, but guesthouses and budget hotels. This will help your planning.

All Hamburg State hostels on a map

Alright, you are more the visual type? Planning your trip with a map is always handy.

Therefore, this map shows you all cities with hostels in Hamburg State. It will help you to plan your trip. Just zoom in the map and click your destination for more details. Just so you know: If we do not have a hostel in a city, it is likely that there is no hostel in that city.

Our handwritten guide on Backpacking Hamburg State

Hamburg is one of the sixteen states, or Bundeslander, of Germany. It is considered a city-state, and prior to the unification of Germany in 1871 it was a fully sovereign state. The capital of the state is the city by the same name, which is also the largest city. Hamburg borders the other German states of Schleswig-Holstein and Lower Saxony.

Hamburg’s international airport, Flughafen Hamburg, is 8.5km from the city. You can also get to Hamburg via high speed train from any other German or European city. It is not necessary to have your own car as trains, buses, and ferries can get you to most destinations

Budget hostel accommodation can be found in the city. Look for the words “jugend,” “herberge,” or “jugendherberge,” as those translate directly to “youth,” “hostel,” and “youth hostel.” The backpacker scene in Hamburg is big, so expect to see a good number of hostels. Away from Hamburg central, consider a guesthouse (“gasthaus”) or bed and breakfast, as backpacker accommodation in small towns is rare.

Once you have your accommodation sorted, explore Hamburg! The state’s roots are in the early 2nd century, on a rocky outcrop between the Rivers Alster and Elbe. In the 9th century, it became a Bishopric and then merged with Bremen. It was invaded by the Vikings and then given status as a free state by the Holy Roman Empire. Hamburg then became an important port on the North and Baltic Seas via the River Elbe. After the dissolution of the Roman Empire, Hamburg became a free state and one of the most important Hanseatic League seats.

Some highlights in Hamburg include the Church of St Nicholas, which at one time was the tallest building in the world, the canals, the Stadtpark, or Central Park, and the botanical gardens. The Port of Hamburg is quickly becoming one of the most largest deep-sea ports in the region, and worth seeing. Do as the locals do, and head to Landungsbrucken to catch a ferry across the river to the Elbe beaches and see the port from sea level. Outdoor enthusiasts should consider hiring a canoe or kayak to explore the city’s waterways. The rivers meander through the parks, which offer nice nature walks, and into the lakes near the city. Whatever you choose to do in Hamburg, you will enjoy it!

expert for Hamburg State hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Hamburg State hostels Jakob Lombardi

Travel Tips for Hamburg State - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Hamburg State. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Hamburg State. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

FAQ on Hostels in Hamburg State

There is a lot of travel planning to do. So let us help you once again by putting together the frequently asked questions:

Finding Hostels and Prices

What hostel booking sites are best to use?

There is several hostel booking sites, such as, and While every platform has its pros and cons, there is a universal truth you as a traveler should be aware of: Not a single booking site can always offer the best prices.

This is where comes in. You can compare all major booking portals with one click.

For you as a traveler, is the best booking site to actually save money.

How much are hostels in Hamburg State?

Prices always vary, depending on various factors. Weekends tend to be more expensive, same goes for special holidays. Please also take into account local vaction time.

You can search for exacty hostel prices in Hamburg State here on Pick your destination and pick a date. The system will track down the prices to give an idea of what budget and prices you can expect.

When to book hostels?

If you want to stay at the best hostels, it is a good idea to have your hostel booked around 1 month before you travel. For the regular hostels, booking one week before should be okay. Yet again, this always depends.

We dedicated a full article to the topic of when to book hostels.


Safety and Packing

Are hostels in Hamburg State safe?

Generally speaking, hostels are as safe as you make them. We highly recommend always to bring your own padlock, using the lockers and taking care of your belongings. Make sure you pick a safe hostel, offering lockers and a safe location. Please always pay attention to the reviews; they can give you a great insight on what to expect and safety tips.

What to pack when staying in hostels?

There is a few basics you should always pack when staying in hostels.

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

There is more actually. We wrote a complete guide with more details. Read our full hostel packing list.

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