The cosmopolitan city on the Elbe is one of the most popular destinations in Europe and in the world. In addition to the many historical details, the second-largest city in Germany offers cultural events and attractions at a world level. Being the watergate of Germany to the rest of the world makes Hamburg an international city with traditions. Concert halls, theatres and more than 60 museums leave no chance for boredom in Hamburg. And why not, the attractions of the city include the right accommodation. We have compiled the best hotels in the Hanseatic city below, dividing them into different categories:
- The best 5-star hotels in Hamburg
- The best 4-star hotels in Hamburg
- The best 3-star hotels in Hamburg
- The best budget hotels in Hamburg
- The best hostels in Hamburg for travellers on a budget
- The most stylish hotels in Hamburg
- Historic hotels in Hamburg
These accommodations focus on affordable prices but at the same time being the best in the category will offer you great service.
Pyjama Park St. Pauli
Located in the heart of Hamburg on the famous and busy Reeperbahn nightlife street, this design hotel offers free Wi-Fi and individually decorated rooms. Hamburg's harbour is a ten-minute walk away. Each room at Pyjama Park Hotel & Hostel has bright décor and a flat-screen TV.
Ibis Hotel St. Pauli Messe
This modern downtown hotel is close to the famous Reeperbahn nightlife district, the harbour and musical theatres. The spacious rooms at the completely non-smoking Ibis Hamburg St. Pauli Messe feature modern furnishings and air conditioning.
Offering non-smoking rooms and free Wi-Fi, Elbgalerie Hotel is located in the centre of Hamburg, right on the beautiful Elbe River. Each room has a TV, a seating area, a comfortable bed, and a private bathroom with hairdryer.
Ibis Hamburg City
Ibis Hamburg City hotel boasts a central location, just 500 yards from Hamburg's main train station and the Speicherstadt warehouse district. A rich breakfast buffet is offered every morning, and you are also welcome to relax in the snack bar or on the terrace.
This cosy superior hotel is close to Hamburg-Altona train station, just a short walk from the harbour and the world-famous Reeperbahn. Hotel Central offers modern en suite rooms with free Wi-Fi. From here you can easily reach the stores, restaurants and bars of the trendy Ottensen district.
The hotels in this category combine low prices and a high level of facilities and comfort. Here, too, we present the five best hotels.
Super8 by Wyndgam
The Super8 by Wyndham welcomes you in the centre of the city, just 1.9 km from Hamburg Central Station. Free Wi-Fi is available and private parking can be arranged for an extra charge. The hotel offers air-conditioned rooms with a desk, a safe, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a shower.
Heikotel - Stadtpark Residenz
Near Hamburg's Stadtpark in the attractive Winterhude district, this modern hotel offers comfortable rooms and free Wi-Fi throughout the building. The rooms are inviting and modern and equipped with the usual amenities.
The Aparthotel Adagio access Hamburg is located just 1.8 km from Hamburg Central Station. It offers express check-in and check-out, allergy-friendly rooms, a shared lounge, free Wi-Fi throughout the building, and a terrace.
The niu Keg
The niu Keg hotel is conveniently located in the Wandsbek district, five km from Mönckebergstraße. All rooms at the hotel are equipped with a flat-screen TV and an invisible sound system. A breakfast buffet is available daily at the niu Keg. Staff at the 24-hour front desk speak German and English. The hotel features a bar and of course free WiFi.
Hotel Alt Nuremberg
This small hotel in central Hamburg is just 100 yards from Hamburg Central Station and Hamburg Bus Station. It offers traditional-style rooms with cable TV.
In this category, you will find some wonderful accommodations with excellent facilities.
Modernly decorated Barcelò Hamburg hotel in central Hamburg offers an elegant restaurant, a lobby bar, and excellent sauna and fitness facilities. It is just 500 yards from Hamburg's main train station. The modern rooms are decorated in Spanish style. Restaurant 1700 serves as a breakfast café, dining room, meeting place and à la carte restaurant, serving Mediterranean dishes with a northern German touch made from regional ingredients. The B-Lounge offers a restaurant, wine bar, and patio terrace.
Leonardo Hotel Hamburg Altona
Leonardo Hotel Hamburg Altona offers accommodations with a fitness centre, private parking, a restaurant and a bar. Facilities at this accommodation include room service and a 24-hour front desk, as well as free Wi-Fi throughout the property. The accommodation is allergy-friendly and is located 3.7 km from Volksparkstadion.
Jufa Hotel Hamburg HafenCity
Jufa Hotel Hamburg HafenCity is located in the HafenCity district. In addition to a 24-hour front desk, this accommodation also offers a terrace. Guests can enjoy a meal at the hotel's restaurant or relax in the bar. All rooms at the hotel are equipped with a flat-screen satellite TV. The daily breakfast includes continental, buffet or vegetarian options.
The Holiday Inn Hamburg offers great views of the Elbe River and easy access to the highway. The hotel has bright rooms with various international satellite TV channels and free non-alcoholic drinks from the minibar. Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas.
Hotel du Nord Alster is a family-run concept hotel located north of Hamburg city centre, 500 yards from the Außenalster lake. Rooms feature upscale beds, designer lamps and mirrors, and a welcome tray. The lobby has a lounge with a fireplace.
5-star hotels stand for the highest comfort and luxury. In Hamburg, there are a number of hotels with the highest category. We have compiled the best five-star hotels below and briefly introduce them to you.
Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten
The Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten is located right on the Alster River in the heart of Hamburg. The Fairmont Hamburg offers gourmet cuisine, free Wi-Fi, and a luxurious spa and fitness club. The rich decor of the spacious rooms is particularly striking. All rooms have espresso machines, flat-screen TVs, DVD players, and free movies. A breakfast buffet and afternoon cakes are served in the Biedermeier-style Café Condi. Dine at the elegant Haerlin Restaurant, which has 2 Michelin stars. Japanese cuisine with South American specialities can be enjoyed at the Nikkei Nine design restaurant. The ideal place to stay to relax, enjoy luxury and "conquer" Hamburg.
The Fontenay hotel is located on the banks of the Alster River, just a short walk from the famous Jungfernstieg shopping boulevard. The city resort offers a 1,000-square-foot rooftop spa with indoor and outdoor pools. Meals are enjoyed at the gourmet Lakeside restaurant, which overlooks the Alster River, and at the Parkview restaurant, which is open all day. The innovative Fontenay Bar offers 320-degree panoramic views. Each room is air-conditioned and offers floor-to-ceiling windows with stunning views of the surrounding area.
Grand Elysee Hamburg
The Grand Elysee Hamburg hotel in Hamburg's Rotherbaum district offers free high-speed Wi-Fi, three restaurants, two bars, a café and a luxurious spa with an indoor pool. The Alster Lake and Jungfernstieg shopping district is less than a 15-minute walk away. The bright and spacious rooms at the Grand Elysée are elegantly decorated. All rooms are air-conditioned and feature a flat-screen TV with satellite sports channels, an entertainment system and a modern bathroom. Guests enjoy a spacious spa area at the 1000-square-meter Elyseum Wellness & Spa with an indoor pool, saunas, a whirlpool, and a fitness room.
With excellent connections to Hamburg's city center, Privathotel Lindtner in the Heimfeld district offers individually designed rooms and suites. In addition to the sauna and steam room, Lindtner Medical & Spa Beauty offers a variety of high-quality wellness and beauty treatments, as well as medical therapies.
The Westin Hamburg
Overlooking the Elbe River and the city, The Westin Hamburg is located in the Elbphilharmonie building in Hamburg's HafenCity district. The property features a spa and wellness area, a restaurant and bar, and modern event and banquet facilities.
The best hostels in Hamburg for travellers on a budget. Young, modern and inexpensive: these are the characteristics that distinguish the best hostels in Hamburg listed below.
Hostel-Centrum boasts a convenient location in the Hohenfelde district, 2.4 km from Hamburg Central Station. The hostel offers a shared kitchen and free Wi-Fi throughout the accommodation.
This hostel offers a free gym for all guests, free Wi-Fi and rooms with a fridge. It is located on a quiet side street, a minute's walk from the Reeperbahn and a five-minute walk from St. Pauli Underground Station. All rooms at Hostel Buch-ein-Bett are equipped with cable TV. You have access to a shared kitchen with plates and cooking utensils.
Backpapers St. Pauli
Backpackers St. Pauli offers adults-only accommodation with a shared lounge, a terrace and a bar. Featuring barbecue facilities, the hostel is close to several popular attractions, around 1.6 km from Hamburg Harbour and 1.1 km from Millerntor Stadium. The accommodation offers a shared kitchen and free Wi-Fi throughout the building.
Horner Rennbahn Youth Hostel
Featuring modern and bright architecture, Jugendherberge Hamburg Horner Rennbahn Hostel offers a games room, free bicycle storage and a green garden with barbecue facilities. Horner Rennbahn subway station is just 600 metres away. A varied breakfast buffet is served every morning in the modernly furnished dining room, where hot meals are also available daily.
Pyjama Park Schanzenviertel
Pyjama Park Schanzenviertel is located in the Sternschanze district, 800 yards from the Hamburg Trade Fair. The rooms feature a flat-screen TV. Pyjama Park Schanzenviertel offers free Wi-Fi throughout the building.
Check the best hotels in this category if you want to stay in Hamburg with style.
Raphael Hotel Wälderhaus
The eco-friendly Raphael Hotel Wälderhaus hotel is located in Hamburg's Wilhelmsburg district. It is set in a unique wooden building and offers free Wi-Fi. The stylish rooms at Raphael Hotel Wälderhaus are decorated with light wood and feature a flat-screen TV.
Stylish maritime-style rooms, modern amenities and free Wi-Fi await you at 25hours design hotel. It is located right on Hamburg's harbour, 200 yards from the Hamburg Maritime Museum. The Heimat kitchen offers classics of reinterpreted seasonal dishes from various German-speaking regions.
This design hotel is a historic Art Nouveau villa in the elegant Blankenese district, a 20-minute drive from downtown Hamburg. The Strandhotel Blankenese has a lovely garden terrace right on the Elbe River. The individually decorated rooms at the Strandhotel feature modern furnishings, free Wi-Fi, and a large flat-screen TV. Some offer a terrace or balcony overlooking the Elbe River.
The George Hotel
This 4-star design hotel in Hamburg offers large rooms, free Wi-Fi, and a sauna and relaxation area overlooking the Alster River. The city centre is just a 15-minute walk away. All rooms at the George Hamburg have a flat-screen TV and opening windows. The DaCaio restaurant serves fine Italian food and wine. The DaCaio bar offers traditional British chairs and furniture, as well as afternoon tea and a wide selection of spirits.
Prizeotel Hamburg City
The Prizeotel offers modern non-smoking rooms with free Wi-Fi. The hotel is centrally located in Hamburg. All rooms at Prizeotel Hamburg-City are equipped with a flat-screen TV, air conditioning and a docking station for smartphones. Every morning, a breakfast buffet is available at the accommodation for an extra charge. A wide selection of restaurants, cafés and bars can be reached within a 5-minute walk from the accommodation.
Hamburg has an undoubtfully rich history. If you want to feel that in full we suggest staying in these hotels.
Overlooking the Outer Alster Lake, this classic hotel, renovated in 2020, offers a spa with an indoor pool, a private movie theatre and a gourmet restaurant. Behind its magnificent facade, Hotel Atlantic Hamburg, Autograph Collection offers spacious rooms and suites with flat-screen TVs and marble bathrooms. Each floor is inspired by a different colour. Hamburg's main train station is 500 yards away.
Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten
The Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten 5-star hotel on the Alster River in the heart of Hamburg features gourmet cuisine and a luxurious spa and fitness club. The adjoining Café Condi features a complete Biedermeier-style décor.
Hotel Louis C. Jakob
The 5-star Louis C. Jakob hotel on the Elbe River offers elegant rooms, an impressive restaurant, and a spa. The Hotel Louis C. Jacob is over 200 years old. All rooms and suites have wooden floors, handmade carpets, walk-in closets, and Nespresso coffee machines. Some rooms offer lovely views of the Elbe River.
In a 19th-century water tower, this unique hotel in central Hamburg offers a stylish bar, a fitness room, and air-conditioned rooms with flat-screen TVs. It is across the street from Sternschanze Train Station. The 4-star-superior Mövenpick Hotel Hamburg offers soundproofed rooms with dark wood, extra-long beds and modern bathrooms.
Hotel Fürst Bismarck
Across from Hamburg's main train station, this hotel is a five-minute walk from Hamburg's Old Town. Look forward to classic-style rooms. Hotel Fürst Bismarck offers individually decorated rooms with a flat-screen cable TV. Guests are welcomed in a marble lobby with 24-hour reception.