Best Hotels, B&Bs, Guesthouses and Hostels in Hamburg

Best Hotels, B&B's and Hostels in Hamburg

We list the best hotels, hostels, B&Bs and guesthouses in Hamburg that have been recommended by travel experts from CNN, Lonely Planet, Fodor’s, New York Times, Frommer’s and more. All Hamburg hotel recommendations have been referenced with customer reviews and we only list places that have a customer rating of at least 4 out of 5.

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Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten, Hamburg

Neuer Jungfernstieg 9 14, 20354 Hamburg, Germany (show on map)
4.7
Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten, Hamburg
Expert reviews
Fodors review:

“Some claim that this beautiful 19th-century town house on the edge of the Binnenalster is the best hotel in Germany. Antiques fill the public rooms and accentuate the stylish bedrooms.”

Featured as Fodor’s Choice in Hamburg.

Telegraph review:

“This historic and romantic hotel offers a prestigious central location, 156 refined guest rooms and suites, a slew of sophisticated public and dining areas, plus an expansive spa and fitness area. Service is crisp and professional.”

Customer review rating
4.7 out of 5.0
What guests liked
  • Great hotel
  • Helpful staff
  • Top location
  • Excellent Wifi
  • Comfortable beds
From
$269 per night
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All you need to know

This five-star hotel is located on 9-14 Neuer Jungfernstieg in the Hamburg Neustadt district of the city; it is the definition of luxury. Clean environment and premises, comfort at its peak and modern facilities that will guarantee satisfaction – all are present in the modern masterpiece of a hotel. The hotel is located on the famous Alster Lake which is in the heart of the city; it makes the hotel close to the financial, commercial and entertainment hub of Hamburg.

The Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten features luxury facilities such as a full-service spa where guests get the best of body treatment and massage, and a fitness club designed to keep you fit throughout your stay in the city.

The hotel offers luxury room options such as Suite, Single Room, Deluxe Double Room Courtyard, Single Room with Lake View, Deluxe Double Room with Lake View, Junior Suite and Junior Suite with Lake View. The hotel also offers a special suite called the Surprise – you will be amazed by the luxury that awaits you in this suite.

The famous Colonnaden is just 100 m away from the hotel while the State Opera House Hamburg is about 200 m away.

The rooms in the hotel come with standard amenities such as free Wi-Fi for high-speed internet access, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, air conditioning and a comfy sofa.

The rooms also come with a private bathroom with thoughtful touches such as free toiletries and bathroom slippers.

Enjoy the Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Hamburg. 

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August the Boardinghouse Apartment, Hamburg

Schulterblatt 18A, 20357 Hamburg, Germany (show on map)
4.6
August the Boardinghouse Apartment, Hamburg
Expert reviews

“Recently opened in the heart of the Schanzenviertel, August the Boardinghouse is a beautifully designed and compact apartment building nestled in a residential courtyard off Schulterblatt, at the very heart of Hamburg’s creative scene.”

Shortlisted in New York Times’ 36 Hours in Hamburg, Germany.

Customer review rating
4.6 out of 5.0
What guests liked
  • Super comfortable
  • Beautiful bathrooms
  • Friendly staff
  • Top location
  • Excellent Wifi
  • Comfortable beds
From
$145 per night
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All you need to know

August The Boardinghouse is a fine hotel that offers the best in self-catering services and amenities for tourists and travelers in the city. The hotel offers several rooms options such as Superior Apartment, Classic Suite Apartment, Deluxe Suite Apartment and Deluxe Loft Apartment. All these room options are well-fitted with latest amenities and well-furnished with stylish modern décor.

The hotel rooms are excellently painted with warm colors that give the hotel a touch of elegance and class. The hotel is excellently located close to city most famous attraction and fascinating places.

The Congress Center Hamburg is a little over 1 km away from the hotel while the famous Port of Hamburg is just 1.6 km away from the August The Boardinghouse. The Theatre Neue Flora is 950 m away from the hotel while the famous and exciting Reeperbahn is just a short walk away from the hotel.

The nearest airport to the hotel is the Hamburg Airport which is 9 km away from the hotel.

The hotel rooms feature standard amenities such as free Wi-Fi for high-speed internet access, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a well-equipped kitchen with necessary utensils and cookware, and a private bathroom with thoughtful touches such as bathroom slippers and bathrobes. The hotel rooms also come with a microwave, a coffee maker, and an electric kettle.

The parquet floor of the rooms makes it even more comfortable for guests.

August The Boardinghouse offers a fine terrace where guests can relax and have a nice time.

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Hotel Wedina an der Alster, Hamburg

Gurlittstraße 23, 20099 Hamburg, Germany (show on map)
4.5
Hotel Wedina an der Alster, Hamburg
Expert reviews
Frommers review:

“You can chose from a lot of options at this stylish and low-key retreat near the shores of the Alster: a choice of pillows and bedding, the style of decor, which of four buildings you prefer, even where you want to enjoy breakfast.”

Featured as Frommer’s Exceptional Choice in Hamburg.

Fodors review:

“A laid-back oasis in the bustling neighborhood of St. Georg, this unique small hotel is spread over four different buildings a short amble from the outer Alster.”

Featured as Fodor’s Choice in Hamburg.

Customer review rating
4.5 out of 5.0
What guests liked
  • Friendly staff
  • Clean rooms
  • Nice design
  • Top location
  • Excellent Wifi
  • Comfortable beds
  • Great food
From
$85 per night
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All you need to know

This fine establishment is situated on 23 Gurlittstr in the St Georg district of Hamburg where it offers the best in hospitality services and facilities. Hotel Wedina an der Alster is an excellent vacation spot where guests will surely derive maximum satisfaction and get the best value for their money.

The hotel is rated three stars for its level of hospitality; and it rates highly in cleanliness, comfort, modern facilities, friendly staff and great value for money. The hotel also offers a nice view of the city skyline ensuring that guests get the complete fun package while in the hotel.

Hotel Wedina offers chic room options such as Double Room Urban XL, Double Room Urban L, Double Room Urban M, Triple Room Urban L Plus, Double Room Urban S, Single Room Urban XS, Triple Room Urban XL, and Quadruple Room Urban XL.

These room options are all furnished with modern amenities and fitted with fine furniture. The rooms also feature a warm, elegant color which gives the hotel a touch of class and style.

The on-site hotel restaurant offers a wide variety of local and international cuisines, prepared from fresh ingredients and served exquisitely in a stylish and refreshing setting.

The hotel provides other services, facilities, and amenities such as concierge services, luggage storage, 24-hour front desk, airport shuttle, daily maid service and room service.

The Hotel Wedina an der Alster is the place to be when in Hamburg.

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Hotel East, Hamburg

Simon-von-Utrecht-Straße 31, 20359 Hamburg, Germany (show on map)
4.5
Hotel East, Hamburg
Expert reviews
Fodors review:

“Not content to limit itself to merely being a place to sleep, this chic landmark hotel combines a buzzing cocktail bar with a similarly trendy sushi and steak restaurant to create one of the hottest spots in town.”

Featured as Fodor’s Choice in Hamburg.

“In an old iron foundry, East’s bold and dramatic design never fails to impress. The walls, lamps and huge pillars of this hotel’s public areas emulate organic forms.”

Customer review rating
4.5 out of 5.0
What guests liked
  • Friendly staff
  • Large rooms
  • Top location
  • Excellent Wifi
  • Comfortable beds
  • Nice design
From
$135 per night
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All you need to know

This four-star hotel is located on 31 Simon-von-Utrecht Street in St Pauli region of the city offering the best of posh and luxury room options. The hotel offers guests an excellent location due to its nearness to some of Hamburg’s most famous attraction and fascinating places. The hotel is also the perfect departure point for guests looking to visit all the exciting sites in the city.

The famous St Pauli Underground Station is just a 4-minute walk away from the East Hotel while the famous Monckerbergstrabe shopping street and the Hamburg Central Station are just a short train ride away from the hotel.

The hotel rooms are stylishly designed with soothing colors that give the rooms a touch of elegance. The hotel is located on the historic site of a former iron foundry, one of the interesting stories that guests will learn about and enjoy when in the hotel.

The hotel features the best in luxury amenities and offers quality hospitality services for tourists and travelers in the city. The Hotel East rooms are well-furnished with modern décor and also feature the finest furniture.

The hotel offers many facilities and services such as a sporting area with modern facilities, a sauna, heating, concierge services, ticket service and tour desk at the 24-hour front desk and a business center.

Guests can enjoy a wide variety of local and International cuisines such as Asian meals in the hotel. The restaurant provides a view of the courtyard.

Guests can enjoy and sample drinks at any of the two hotel bars.

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25hours Hotel HafenCity, Hamburg

Überseeallee 5, 20457 Hamburg, Germany (show on map)
4.4
25hours Hotel HafenCity, Hamburg
Expert reviews
Fodors review:

“Despite its bland, modern office block exterior, this trendy HafenCity hotel is full of fun, from guest rooms that resemble designer ship cabins to a chill-out room with retro couches and a record player for guests to use.”

Featured as Fodor’s Choice in Hamburg.

Customer review rating
4.4 out of 5.0
What guests liked
  • Excellent breakfast
  • Friendly staff
  • Top location
  • Excellent Wifi
  • Boutique style
  • Nice design
From
$108 per night
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All you need to know

Stylish rooms with a maritime theme, modern amenities and free Wi-Fi are offered at this design hotel. It is directly on Hamburg Harbour, 200 m from the Hamburg Maritime Museum.

The Heimat Kitchen + Bar offers Hanseatic cuisine and international dishes, and guests can enjoy drinks and live music in the evenings. A breakfast buffet is served daily at 25hours.

The air-conditioned rooms at the 25hours Hotel HafenCity combine modern and retro design. Each is equipped with a flat-screen TV, UE Boom Bluetooth speaker and a minibar.

Guests can enjoy concerts at the Elbe Philharmonic Hall, just a 5-minute walk away. The historic Old Town district is a 15-minute walk from the 25hours Hotel.

Überseequartier Underground Station on the U4 line is a 2-minute walk from 25hours, providing connections to all parts of the city.

HafenCity is a great choice for travellers interested in architecturefood and restaurants.

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The Westin Hotel, Hamburg

Platz der Deutschen Einheit 2, 20457 Hamburg, Germany (show on map)
4.3
The Westin Hotel, Hamburg
Expert reviews

“The Westin Hamburg opened last year and occupies 19 floors of the Elbphilharmonie, offering breathtaking views over the Hafencity and Elbe through the floor-to-ceiling glass bubble windows that ripple across the facade. The decor subtly echoes the wavy design of the building, from the lampshades to the wallpaper.”

Shortlisted in New York Times’ 36 Hours in Hamburg, Germany.

Telegraph review:

“The Westin Hamburg, set inside the upper section of the Elbphilharmonie, offers the usual upscale comforts associated with the brand as well as some additional cultural appeal. A location close to the HafenCity and Speicherstadt is convenient, and the hotel offers a decent restaurant and spa too.”

Customer review rating
4.3 out of 5.0
What guests liked
  • Top location
  • Comfortable beds
  • Free Wifi
From
$225 per night
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All you need to know

Located on Platz der Deutschen Einheit in HafenCity district of Hamburg, this fine 5-star establishment is the ideal place for luxury and comfort. The hotel redefines the concept of hospitality by offering new innovative ways of ensuring guests’ satisfaction. With the quality services provided by the hotel, The Westin Hotel is rightly so regarded as one of the best in the city.

The hotel offers posh and lush room options for travelers and tourists in the city. Accommodation options such as Suite, Standard Double Room, Deluxe Double Room and Superior Double Room are available in the hotel. These rooms are fitted with the most elegant furniture and well-equipped with the latest hospitality facilities and amenities.

The Westin Hotel offers stunning views of the landmarks in the area as well as the beautiful skyline of Hamburg. The hotel rooms are well-furnished and stylishly adorned with modern décor.

The hotel is excellently located close to famous attractions and major transport stations such as the St Michaelis Church which is 1 km away from the hotel, the city Congress Center is also about 20-minute ride away and the famous Speicherstadt which is within a 20-minute walk away from the hotel.

The hotel rooms come with amenities such as free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with cable channels and a private bathroom with thoughtful touches such as free toiletries, bathroom slippers, and bathrobes.

The hotel has a fitness center where guests can stay fit during their stay in the hotel.

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Fritz im Pyjama Hotel, Hamburg

Schanzenstraße 101/103, 20357 Hamburg, Germany (show on map)
4.2
Fritz im Pyjama Hotel, Hamburg
Expert reviews

“This stylish town-house hotel sits smack dab in the heart of the Schanzenviertel party zone. Rooms are smallish, with wooAden floors, angular furniture and large windows.”

Customer review rating
4.2 out of 5.0
What guests liked
  • Friendly staff
  • Public transport
  • Interior design
  • Top location
  • Excellent Wifi
  • Boutique style
From
$75 per night
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All you need to know

Located on 101 – 103 Schanzenstrabe, this hotel is the perfect center of hospitality. The hotel offers travelers and tourists a comfortable and well-furnished room options fitted with the latest in hospitality amenities. Room options such as Single Room, Double Room, and Triple Room are all available in the hotel.

The Fritz Im Pyjama is excellently located close to some of the most visited and attractive places in the city. The Theatre Neue Flora is a little over 1 km away from the hotel while the Reeperbahn is within a 10-minute underground train ride from the hotel.

The hotel is also located close to some of the busiest and widely used transport system and stations in the city; the popular Sternschanze underground station lies about 250 m away from the hotel while the Hamburg Main Station is just two S-Bahn stops away.

The city center is about 3 km away from the Fritz Im Pyjama while the closest airport to the hotel is the Hamburg Airport which is 8 km away from the hotel premises.

This pet-friendly hotel offers several services designed for convenience and comfort of the guests.

The Fritz Im Pyjama offers the best of local and international cuisines served exquisitely in a stylish setting. Guests in the hotel can enjoy various dining options provided by the hotel.

The hotel is surrounded by several world class cafes, bars, and restaurants that would ensure guests have a nice time.

Enjoy the best of Hamburg in this hotel.

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F.A.Q

What are the best areas to stay in Hamburg?

Hamburg is a key port city in northern Germany that is connected to the North Sea by River Elbe. The city’s Jungfernstieg boulevard connects the Altstadt (old town) with the Neustadt (new town) and it is home to St. Michael’s Church. Some of the great neighborhoods of Hamburg are:

Altstadt
Altstadt is a neighborhood that is the home to Hamburg’s parliament and senate. The neighborhood also has numerous affordable restaurants, shopping malls and stores. It also has historic landmarks such as St Jacobi and St Petri churches.

Blankenese
Blankenese is among the wealthiest and most beautiful neighborhoods of Hamburg. The area is home to several historic mansions and gorgeous villas. The area has numerous waterfront cafés alongside the River Elbe’s sandy beach.

Eppendorf
Eppendorf is an up market residential neighborhood that is situated near Lake Alster and the largest park of the city. The main street of the neighborhood –Eppendorfer Landstrasse – is filled with historic buildings with restaurants, cafés boutiques, and retail shops.

HafenCity
The HafenCity is one of the most newly built neighborhoods in the city that provides tourists and locals with classic examples of contemporary architecture filled with restaurants, museums, playgrounds, park areas, offices and residential buildings.

Neustadt
Neustadt is an upscale commercial neighborhood with plethora of shopping options for locals and tourists. The area has several landmarks such as St Michaelis church, Neuer Wall, Jungfernstieg, Landungsbrücken and Große Bleichen. It has several great cafes such as Cafe Alex.

How much does it cost to stay in a Hamburg hotel?

For a 3-star hotel you have to pay around $130 per night and for a 4-star hotel you would be looking at $180 per night. If you're after a luxury 5-star Hamburg hotel then you can expect to pay around $260 per night.

Which Hamburg hotels serve great breakfast?

Try 25hours Hotel HafenCity, if you're looking for a delicious breakfast at a hotel in Hamburg. The hotel has excellent customer review ratings for breakfast.
About Hamburg

Hamburg is recognized as the second-largest city in the whole of Germany. The city name reflects its rich history that shows Hamburg as a member of the medieval Hanseatic League. The city is home to the second-largest port in all of Europe while it is also the seat of the oldest German stock exchange and world’s oldest merchant bank, making it an important financial center home and abroad.

Hamburg attracts thousands of people every year making it one of the top destinations in the world. It is ranked 18th in an index showing the world livability in the year 2016. The city of Hamburg is home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites; the Speicherstadt and Kontorhausviertel. Modern advancement and rich history combine to make the city of Hamburg a tourist attraction.

A major hub of European science and research and a major education hub, Hamburg really does have it all. Several universities and institutions are located in the city. Cultural venues for entertainment are also present in the city with the most renowned being the Laeiszhalle and Elbphilharmonie.

If you like our list of best places to stay in Hamburg, then you should also check out our selection of recommended hotels in Frankfurt or the best hotels in Munich.

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