Hostels in Hamburg, Germany

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Get to know Hamburg (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Hamburg. To help you make friends with Hamburg before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Hamburg is a city-state in Germany, was a member of the medieval Hanseatic League, and impresses its visitors with one of the largest ports in Europe.

If you are looking for a Hamburg hostel, it is best to look for a central location. The Altstadt (old city center) is the heart of the city and boasts of excellent museums and tempting retail therapy. However, you should be aware that it might be quite expensive to stay there. St. Pauli, the former proscribed red-light district, is now the nightlife metropolis of Hamburg. HafenCity is a young borough with lots of modern buildings The Neustadt features lots of upscale shopping and is adjacent to the old city center.

Getting around from your Hamburg hostel is easy thanks to an extensive public transport system. A fun way to get around is by ferry; there are six ferry lines operating along the river Elbe which can be used for sightseeing tours as well. Hamburg airport is accessible by train. Hamburg is also a major railway junction on the way to Scandinavia.

While you are visiting a Hamburg hostel, we recommend enjoying the wide variety of cultural activities. Hamburg offers more than 60 museums and 40 theaters. Excellent ones include the contemporary art gallery (Kunsthalle Hamburg) and the International Maritime Museum. Visit the old warehouse district (Speicherstadt) and the harbour promenade (Landungsbrücken) and take a tour of the harbour. We also recommend exploring the Reeperbahn, where The Beatles started their career, and trying some specialties of the local cuisine like Rote Grütze or eel soup.

Written by local enthusiast for Hamburg hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Hamburg hostels Mona

FAQ about Hamburg Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Hamburg. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Hamburg. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Hamburg costs on average $38 for a dorm. A hostel in Hamburg with private rooms costs on average $137. shows all 33 Hostels in Hamburg. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 33 hostels in Hamburg, Germany. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Hamburg such as
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Jugendherberge Hamburg Horner Rennbahn is the best rated hostel for partying in Hamburg.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Hamburg

Your Packing List for Hamburg

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Hamburg and Germany.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

Get your full Packing List here

Hamburg Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Hamburg, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
33 Total number of hostels
$38 Average dorm price
$137 Average private room price
$30 Cheapest hostel in Hamburg
12 Party hostels in Hamburg
Most Hamburg hostels are located in
4.4 Average rating of all hostels

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Travel Tips for Hamburg - 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. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Hamburg. 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!

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