Five Elements Hostel

Hostelscore:
71.7%
1739 reviews in the past 12 months from 7 sites

Reviews for Five Elements Hostel

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90%
by Fernando On 2023-08-24
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70%
by Jaehyun On 2023-08-24
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50%
by Marco On 2023-08-24
Simple hostel near the train station
Terrible quarter with drug dealers and sex workers
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80%
by Reddouane On 2023-08-24
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70%
by Behnaz On 2023-08-23
Looking at the location, the price was reasonable. And it was clean
There were a lot of addicted people in the neighborhood, I did not feel safe enough to put my car outside.
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60%
by Bohdana On 2023-08-23
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50%
by Driss On 2023-08-23
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80%
by Franco On 2023-08-23
La ubicación
Ruidoso
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60%
by Margot On 2023-08-23
la pièce commune, thé et café à disposition,
Le lieu, le bruit dans les chambres venant de l'extérieur la nuit
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60%
by Myriam On 2023-08-23
le personnel très bienveillant et chaleureux, l'oreiller est comfortable.
si le lits du bas bouge, la personne en haute le ressent. c'est donc inconfortable si l'autre bouge beaucoup dans la nuit. le quartier fait peur.
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50%
by Zore On 2023-08-23
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26%
by afuyDDtiNIHj2gJf On 2023-08-23
Arrived, took one look at the room which was falling apart and a massive safety concern and checked out to go to a hotel. Enquired to 5Elements for a refund. Yet to hear any response.
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60%
by Aleksandr On 2023-08-21
I would rate this hostel 7 out of 10. The biggest disadvantage, as many people in the reviews noticed, was the neighborhood. I mean, if you go in and out between 10 and 17, it's pretty safe, but during the nights, it is just crazy. Overall, the hostel itself was nice, especially the stuff. I'll take 1 point because the cleaning lady decided to put into trash my electric tooth brash. When I was sleeping, I accidentely dropped it on the floor, and when I searched for it the other day, it dissapeared. The hostel manager said sorry and informed that they put into trash everything that is on the floor. However, when you pay 60 euros for your stay and the cleaning lady puts a tooth brash into trash with the same money value, it becomes irrritating. All in all, nice hostel with horriable location and, for me, not the greatest impression.
location was the worst for me. also, their breakfast is a bit pricy and there are not so many options there.
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20%
by El On 2023-08-21
Mauvaise
Mauvaise service J’ai été pas remboursé de ma caution
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20%
by Haukur On 2023-08-21
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80%
by Konstantin On 2023-08-21
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30%
by Neshmia On 2023-08-21
Nothing was likeable ,
The location was spooky and didnt offer value for money
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100%
by Torben On 2023-08-21
Das Umfeld im Viertel
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86%
by Anonymous On 2023-08-21
This Hostel is smack in the middle of the red light district. The neighbouring building is a brothel, and many brothels all around. The streets are full of junkies. It’s very close to the Frankfurt central train station and so easy to get to the airport. The Main river is close and plenty of restaurants, supermarkets and shopping close by. My single room was great, clean, private bathroom, soft bedding, A/C, strong wifi.
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100%
by ericsmesserich4400 On 2023-08-21
I give them a 10/10 review across the board because the description, pictures and reviews accurately described the place. It is clean and in order. They restock things when they run out. The staff is friendly and helpful. Yes the place is next to the red light district with people openly doing drugs but they leave you alone and just do their thing. Sounds crazy, but I never once felt unsafe. Chris was super friendly, had great convo with him while he made crepes. Standup guy for sure.
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77%
by heidihaavik7867 On 2023-08-21
Its in a sketchy area, a lot of drug users in the streets at all hours of the day.. but it is close to the train station and city centre. Kind staff
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100%
by Willihouston On 2023-08-20
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100%
by Carlos On 2023-08-19
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50%
by Cornelis On 2023-08-19
The nice staff
There was a cockroach in my room, and the street is one of the worst streets i have ever been in
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80%
by Francisco On 2023-08-19
Very close to the train station and close as well to the City center. Safe storage option for luggage (spatious locker down the bed, safe lock at reception for valuables, and additional lockers downstairs for early check-ins and after check-outs). Basic but good breakfast (worth the price). Easyness for socializing with other guests/travelers. There was a beer tasting sponsored when I arrived, and that allowed interactions among guests and staff.
Room temperature was hot in mid-August (because of hot weather days), and insufficient ventilation. There was only a small electric and spinning fan for the whole room, but was not sufficient/effective to improve the temperature. Coinciding with most reviews, the surroinding area of the hostel is the red district. For me, personally, it's not dangerous, but of course it is recommended to not be around there late night and alone. Within the hostel is safe and well-protected against the outside. Entrance is controlled and monitored.
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63%
by aN51F16GG95dld4F On 2023-08-19
Nice hostel. staff were friendly, bar is nice, had a little outdoor section with a bbq dinner.However I am traveling solo, and stayed in Franfurt just one night, I would absolutely not recommended this hostel to women, traveling solo. It is right in the centre of the red light district, lots of strip clubs and similar establishments. A huge majority of men in the area. I was approached numerous times and even followed. I have travelled a lot and never had such a bad area.
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63%
by aqRXAatbKGrcnUaS On 2023-08-19
The neighborhood is really sketchy which makes for a quite unpleasant stay although the hostel in itself is okay. I was scared everytime I had to leave the hostel which isn't great when you want to explore the city. The staff was nice enough but they seemed to struggle with the system and ask me questions about my reservation for which they should have had the answer. The facilities are nice but the kitchen was really dirty. The view from the room was awesome and the bed confortablz
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74%
by a9RLdOTe6gZ2aJOW On 2023-08-19
The staff was friendly and the pricing was great. Facilities were a bit lackluster, as the toilet was sometimes flooded and the shower was a bit janky. But all that was trifle, really. The only actual bad thing was the location, as others have mentioned. I'd like to say that it really looks worse than it is - I was never accosted, and I walked around at midnight etc. People keep to themselves - don't go looking for trouble and you'll be fine :) I'm a tall man though, so maybe different for some.
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100%
by Assim On 2023-08-18
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90%
by Insu On 2023-08-18
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100%
by Roman On 2023-08-18
Clean, safe, and comfy
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20%
by Viguié On 2023-08-18
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70%
by Davi On 2023-08-17
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90%
by Justina On 2023-08-17
The hostel itself was very safe, the staff was especially helpful, and the hostel offered free food in the evenings to introduce you to different cultures.
The location is not safe, had to come back before sunset every day.
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30%
by Md On 2023-08-17
The lady on the reception she's beautiful
Available facilities
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100%
by akVhJ57Drc6jtx0L On 2023-08-17
Great, but the breakfast is not really worth the 6 euros
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40%
by aDpC9TUQ0Wf21pkV On 2023-08-17
Don't take my review as gospel but we went back to the train station and went to nurmberg because the streets around the hostel and where the hostel is was full of folk shooting up, human excrement, and loads of shadey characters. We researched more after and found the hostel itself is meant to be very clean, comfy and safe inside, but outside was definitely nor safe. Not the hostels fault, just a big problem that area in frankfurt struggles with.
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60%
by Christine On 2023-08-16
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60%
by Escolà On 2023-08-16
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80%
by Evers On 2023-08-16
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100%
by Gloria On 2023-08-16
Todo genial. A pesar de la ubi lo recomiendo
Localización no muy buena pero no es culpa del sitio y te avisan y todo.
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40%
by Kyle On 2023-08-16
Five elements was like an oasis. It's a full service hostel with a kitchen and bar. They have baggage storage downstairs so make sure you bring your own lock. The rooms are on the bigger size, which was nice. Their location is fantastic if you're using the trains to get around.
The neighborhood is awful. Major drug problems.There's no A/C in the rooms.
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60%
by Damiano On 2023-08-15
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80%
by Jamie On 2023-08-15
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10%
by Shapagat On 2023-08-15
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54%
by stbilge On 2023-08-15
tres dangereoux emplacement
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91%
by gerardmckee On 2023-08-15
Best place to stay in Frankfurt am Main. Very convenient location to the main train station (5 minute walk) and then the S-Bahn train to the airport.
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54%
by claudiacamm001102 On 2023-08-15
DO NOT GO HERE AS A SOLO FEMALE TRAVELLER. i know the hostel warns about the location but it is so much worse than i could have expected. at 8:30 in the morning after i arrived i stood right outside the hostel to have a smoke and was approached instantly by three druggie men asking me if i’m alone, how long i’m staying and where i’m staying. i obviously lied and said i wasn’t staying at the hostel and then had to do a loop of the block to get away from them. on my loop of the block i had another man approach me saying you me hotel sex and then offered me drugs aswell. the whole area is absolutely filled with crackheads i have never felt so unsafe. i only left the hostel to go to the shops because i was so scared and even in doing that was cat called and stopped multiple times. the actual hostel itself was not bad but the crackheads living on the street ruin it. Cannot express how much i would not recommend going here
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51%
by aAIJy8NUALa7GlbN On 2023-08-15
es un buen sitio, pero está en una zona repleta de p**ticlubs, y*nkies, etc etc. Literalmente habia gente fumando cr*ck en la puerta del hostal. A mi personalmente eso me arruino bastante la experiencia en Frankfurt y no mr senti muy seguro.
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80%
by Melisa Beatriz Cerda On 2023-08-14
First things first, this hostel is quite nice, clean, nice common areas, decent kitchen with everything needed for a simple meal, super friendly staff and a good atmosphere in general. That being said, the area as many other reviews say is pretty awful. I thought, you only have to walk two blocks from the station, how bad can it be? It's not the worst but you definitely feel uneasy. A lot of drug usage in plain sight, homeless people, broken glass everywhere and I could keep going. The good part is, in my experience, everyone was doing their own thing and didn't disturb you, but I felt quite unsafe. If you choose this hostel I would recommend not looking at anyone, mind your own business, ignore if they talk to you and try to not leave the hostel alone (you will surely make some friends there).