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4 Best Hostels in Frankfurt

Last Updated: September 21, 2023

This is a guide to the best hostels in Frankfurt, Germany and some of them offer very good value starting from only €18 per night for a bed in a dorm room. Frankfurt doesn’t have a large selection of hostels. In fact, Frankfurt only has 16 hostels and we have narrowed this down to the best four.

General Info on Hostels in Frankfurt

Here are some things that you might want to consider before booking a hostel in Frankfurt.

  1. Price - In bed in a dorm room starts at €18 per night (normally in large dorm rooms), but expect to pay over €20 per night in a medium-sized dorm room (8 to 10 beds). Cheaper hostels generally have poor reviews, but some highly rated hostels are also cheap. As with all other major cities in Europe prices at the weekend tend to be 20% to 40% higher.
  2. Location - Frankfurt is a medium-sized city but it's best to stay in a central location close to the top sights and nightlife. (All hostels listed below are in central locations.)
  3. Amenities/Services - Every hostel in Frankfurt offers free Wi-Fi and a few hostels include breakfast in the price, but if you want more specific services be sure to do your research to find the hostel that best meets your needs.
  4. Staff - Most hostels in Frankfurt have excellent staff. They are normally very friendly and will give you some great tips on restaurants, bars and clubs etc. But my advice is to read reviews to make sure the hostel you choose has friendly and helpful staff because rude or unhelpful staff could ruin your hostel experience.

The 4 Best Hostels in Frankfurt

Here’s our list of the best hostels in Frankfurt which includes a detailed description of each hostel in Frankfurt.

1. Frankfurt Hostel

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Frankfurt Hostel is the best, most popular hostel, and cheapest hostel for backpackers in Frankfurt as they do everything to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. The location is ideal is it is only steps from Frankfurt's Main Central Train Station, 10 minutes to the center, shopping mile, and the Old Town.

They offer a free all-you-can-eat breakfast every morning, a free pasta dinner party every night, and a free walking tour every day. For women, the female-only dorms are perfect for solo female travelers. Amenities include Free wifi, a Guest Kitchen, a 24/7 Reception and there is an on-site Bar/Cafe. All of this easily makes Frankfurt Hostel one of the best hostels in Frankfurt.

Prices: Dorms from €17.80 & Privates from €46.60

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2. Five Elements Hostel Frankfurt

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Five Elements Hostel Frankfurt is in an excellent location just around the corner from the Main Train Station and about a 15-minute walk to the center. This hostel hosts free dinner nights, and activities/events every day and also has a bar that is open 24 hours.

This hostel offers many other free amenities including Free wifi, Free towels, Free lockers & padlocks, Free luggage storage, the use of a guest kitchen, and Free tea & coffee. Breakfast is available every morning for an extra €6.50 and it is both vegetarian and vegan-friendly. Five Elements also has some gorgeously designed private rooms.

Prices: Dorms from €22.85 & Privates from €91.20

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3. A&O Frankfurt Ostend

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A&O Frankfurt Ostend is located near the Frankfurt Ost train station (a 10-minute walk) and about a 30-minute walk to the center. It is also very close to Frankfurt Zoo.

This large hostel has 226 rooms and is the newest and most modern hostel in Frankfurt. It also has a few amenities that you wouldn't normally find in a hostel such as Meeting rooms for Businessmen, coworking space for Digital Nomads, and a children's play area making it ideal for families. They offer an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet for an extra fee. High-speed Wi-Fi is free and available throughout the building and there is also a late check-out option.

Prices: Dorms from €26.50 & Privates from €73.90

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4. A&O Frankfurt Galluswarte

a&o Frankfurt Galluswarte

A&O Frankfurt Galluswarte is situated 20 minutes from the Main Train Station (Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof) and the center can easily be reached via public transport on either the S-Bahn or tram. The Galluswarte stop is right beside the hostel.

Amenities/features include Reception 24/7, a Pool table, free Wi-Fi, multilingual staff, Self-Catering Facilities, Laundry Facilities, Vending machines, and an On-site ATM. A breakfast buffet is available every morning and costs €7.00. By far the standout feature of this hostel is The SkyBar. Here you will get panoramic views of Frankfurt's skyline while enjoying a drink.

Prices: Dorms from €23.90 & Privates from €71.90

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Final Thoughts on the Best Hostels in Frankfurt

I hope this list of the best hostels in Frankfurt helps you pick a hostel that best suits your needs during your stay in Frankfurt. In general, the overall standard of hostels in Frankfurt is good but there are still some bad and mediocre ones. Hopefully, this list will help you avoid bad and mediocre hostels to ensure you enjoy your stay in Frankfurt.

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