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

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

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.

Also check out our guide about the best areas to stay in Hamburg.

What is the best budget hotel in Hamburg?

If you're looking for a cheap hotel in Hamburg, then book Fritz im Pyjama Hotel. It's an excellent budget hotel offering great value for money. It's in a good location, it's been recommended by travel experts and the hotel has excellent customer reviews.

What is the best luxury hotel in Hamburg?

If money isn't a problem and you're looking for a luxury hotel in Hamburg, then go for The Westin Hotel. The hotel offers excellent service, it's in a top location, it has been rated very highly by previous guests and renowned travel critics have recommended it.

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.

What are the best things to do in Hamburg?

Hamburg: Evening Illumination Cruise through Harbor. Enjoy an evening journey from the illuminated Speicherstadt and travel through the Hamburg port. Take a look at the HafenCity, the Elbe Philharmonic Hall and the St. Pauli Piers. Price: $24.

Guided Hamburg City Bike Tour. Glide around the atmospheric St. Pauli district, pass the modern waterfront of the HafenCity and cruise through the Speicherstadt, Hamburg’s famous warehouse district. Price: $36.

Sex and Crime in St. Pauli - tour for ages 18+. Explore the red light district of Hamburg on this exciting 2-hour sex and crime tour in the St. Pauli district. Hear anecdotes and details about the lives and loves in this district, and visit the boxing club in the basement of the “Zur Ritze” bar. Price: $28.

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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.

We recommend that you read our guide about where to stay in Hamburg. It gives you an excellent overview of the most popular areas, highlighting the main attractions and hotel recommendations for each area. If you like our list of best hotels in Hamburg, then you should also check out our selection of recommended hotels in Frankfurt or the best hotels in Munich.