5 Best Hostels In Frankfurt, Germany

Updated: March 8, 2021

This beautiful German city sits along the river Main and is the financial capital of Germany. Because of its multitude of skyscrapers and its river location, it is often referred to as Germany’s Manhattan. Although the city only has 700,000 residents it is a highly diverse city, and more than half of its residents are non-German.

During World War II the historic city was nearly completely leveled so what you see today is mainly the work of expert restoration, however, it has been done so well that you can hardly notice where the old meets the new. With that being said there is also a diverse range of things to see and do while here. There is interesting history to discover, beautiful architecture, a great selection of art and museums, as well as delicious cuisine.

Being such a hub for travel makes Frankfurt a great place to meet others and what better way to meet people than by staying at a hostel! Let’s go through five of the best hostels within Frankfurt.


Meininger Frankfurt Messe

This stylish and modern hostel has everything you need to enjoy a comfortable stay in Frankfurt. Positioned only one stop away from the city’s main station makes it a breeze to get around to anywhere you need to go. The location of Meininger Frankfurt Messe itself is within a quiet street so you can rest and recuperate after a long day of sightseeing and exploring the city.

If you feel like spending your day inside, you can play pool or have a drink with your fellow guests at the bar. Choose from either a single, double, or shared dorm-style accommodation. Meininger offers free wi-fi and 24-hour reception as well as the use of the kitchen. Breakfast is provided for a small charge.

Hostel details

Address: Europaallee 64, Frankfurt, Germany.

Guest rating: 4.4 out of 5.

Price per night: from $26.

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Meininger Frankfurt Airport

This hostel is all about convenience and catering to those who are arriving or departing via the airport, as it is able to be reached on foot or if you would prefer you can take the shuttle service arranged by the hostel. A screen is set up to show the latest arrival and departure times so that you are kept up to date if there are any changes and you can check in to your flight via the free wi-fi.

If you are flying out very early you can take advantage of the hostels early bird breakfast service, or if you’re waiting for a late flight you can pass the time at the pool or poker table at the bar. Meininger Frankfurt Aiport offers single, double, or multi bed private rooms as well as a dormitory. If you need to sleep off some jetlag you will love the soundproof windows that can be blacked out completely.

Hostel details

Address: Bessie-Coleman-Straße 11, Frankfurt, Germany.

Guest rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Price per night: from $18.

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Hotel Europa Life

The Hotel Europa Life is situated in the city centre of Frankfurt only 100 meters away from the main train station for ultimate convenience which makes it perfect for leisure travellers or those who are coming to Frankfurt for work purposes also.

Hotel Europa Life provides private rooms all with their own bathroom. There is also a minibar in each room so if you are feeling peckish late at night you don’t even have to leave your room to grab a snack. Free wi-fi is included throughout and the helpful reception team are available 24 hours a day.

Hostel details

Address: Baseler Strasse 17, 60329 Frankfurt Main, Frankfurt, Germany.

Guest rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Price per night: from $35.

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Five Elements Hostel Frankfurt

Right in the heart of the city you will find Five Elements located near the Altstadt (Old Town) neighbourhood, famous for its red-light district but also its delicious menu of international food and photogenic gothic architecture. The main rail station is just a 5-minute walk away, and within 15 minuets walk you will be able to reach the city centre where you can visit the grand Alte Oper opera hall among other things.

Nights in are never boring at Five elements with crepe and pasta evenings, to movie and trivia nights, there’s even free beer tasting available! Accommodation options include private rooms and mixed or female only dorms, which all come with comfortable mattresses and lockers. Both reception and the kitchen are open 24 hours a day and wi-fi is free.

Hostel details

Address: Moselstr 40, Frankfurt/Main, Frankfurt, Germany.

Guest rating: 4.4 out of 5.

Price per night: from $24.

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A&O Frankfurt Ostend

This large brand-new hostel offers 226 single, double, family and shared rooms that are modern and comfortable. You’ll never go hungry with the 24-hour snack bar and budget-friendly all-you-can-eat buffet breakfast at A&O Frankfurt Ostend.

With a public transport stop right outside the front door, you will easily be connected to the whole city. If you have any questions or want insider tips on Frankfurt the friendly 24-hour reception team are happy to help.

Hostel details

Address: Hanauer Landstraße 207, Frankfurt, Germany.

Guest rating: 4.3 out of 5.

Price per night: from $15.

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About our Frankfurt hostel recommendations

Are you a solo traveler looking for a private room? Or a backpacker traveling around in a group wanting to stay in a cheap and cozy dorm? Above you will find the best hostels in Frankfurt for all your needs.

Please note, we only list hostels that have an aggregated guest review rating of at least 4.0 out of 5. We aggregate all reviews from different booking sites and other unbiased review websites. Hence, you can be certain all hostels listed above offer an excellent value-for-money stay in Frankfurt.


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