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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80%
by Su On 2023-07-25
via Hostelworld.com
40%
by rafaelbullio5412 On 2023-07-25
Nota do estabelecimento inflada no Hostelworld. Ambiente sujo, os banheiros estavam em reforma durante o dia de estadia e nada foi avisado, além da localização influenciar bastante. Até avisaram sobre estar na zona vermelha, porém não era apenas uma zona vermelha, parecia um local de venda de drogas. Não recomendo.
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97%
by ulisabel1073 On 2023-07-25
Alles perfekt! Komme sehr gerne wieder!
via Google Places
20%
by Claudia Hulsbosch On 2023-07-24
The staff provided good service, and the rooms, toilets, and bathrooms were clean. However, the location was terrible. Homeless people and drug users were a constant presence outside the hostel, making it feel unsafe and uncomfortable. The disturbances and lack of security measures made it hard to rest properly. It would have been better if the hostel had warned guests about the area's issues beforehand. I wouldn't recommend staying there due to the unpleasant surroundings.
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80%
by Andrew On 2023-07-24
Private room fine. Old but workable A/C. Breakfast good value. Very small kitchen. but free Tea & Coffee in main room
Plenty of druggos in the vicinity but didn't cause any problem to me..
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60%
by Bilel On 2023-07-24
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80%
by Gabriela On 2023-07-24
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80%
by Gulsum On 2023-07-24
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90%
by Mike On 2023-07-24
Bezogen auf die Nähe zum Hauptbahnhof, was gleichzeitig auch das sehr laute Rotlichtviertel ist ist das Hostel dennoch eine gute Wahl. Für das, was man in einem Hostel erwarten kann ist hier sehr vieles geboten. Die Lage lässt sich natürlich nicht ändern, dafür erhält man als Gast nach Buchung gleich eine email mit dem Hinweis auf die Lage im Rotlichtviertel und der Möglichkeit kostenlos zu stornieren falls man es doch nicht in dieser Lage haben möchte. So weiß der Reisende worauf er/sie sich einlässt. Das finde ich transparent sehr fair und gut gelöst. Und es ist gar nicht so schlimm wie oft befürchtet, es ist eher für viele Gäste ungewohnt.
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70%
by Paul On 2023-07-24
Obviously super affordable, located right at the city center. Lots of backpackers open for chats there. In the basement there even was a kitchen and washing machine one could use for free. Generally very nice atmosphere.
If you don’t know what Frankfurt redlight district means, then you’ll be slightly shocked on arrival. Dirty streets with lots of junkies leading right to the entrance. But luckily that is not much of an issue as you are out of there within 200m to any direction. The bathrooms are very „minimalistic“, don’t expect much.
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80%
by Shigehito On 2023-07-24
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60%
by Taylor On 2023-07-24
Accomodating place with plenty of facilities inside the hostel for visitors to utilise. For its low price, delivered on all expectations on staying in a hostel.
The location is extremely daunting. Located in the heart of the crack den of Frankfurt, we passed by a multitude of strip clubs and passed out heroin addicts just getting into the building.
via Hostelworld.com
94%
by marikavaaraniemi5695 On 2023-07-24
the place was overall very good! lovely staff
via Hostelworld.com
54%
by andreaterenzi998251 On 2023-07-24
L'ostello è carino ma è in una posizione pessima, in mezzo ai tossici
via Booking.com
80%
by Christian On 2023-07-23
Frühstück, Aktivitäten
der Weg zum Hostel
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40%
by Kayla On 2023-07-23
via Hostelworld.com
86%
by jdfmlb5050 On 2023-07-23
It’s in the red light district. Don’t engage with the crazies in the area and they mostly won’t engage with you. Price is very fair and as convenient as it gets to the main train station. Socializing here has been hit or miss for me as a solo traveler. Free tea and coffee in a living room where people often keep to themselves. Overall this is a good hostel. Oh yeah a pool table and lockers downstairs as well.
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100%
On 2023-07-22
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90%
by Ezgi On 2023-07-22
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100%
by Olga On 2023-07-22
I booked this place for my 17 y.o. son. Here is his review: At first we thought, that this place will be hardest part of my journey through the Germany. But after 4 days spent in this Five elements hostel i can surely say, that this were one of the best times of my life. Yeah, the street where this hostel located is a little bit sketchy, but inside it’s like a safe space, where you can play pool or try different types of beer with your new friends from all over the world! All staff members are very kind and helpful, rooms are clean and comfortable. For this reason i can without hesitation confirm, that if you want to stay nearby to centre of Frankfurt, you should choose this hostel!
via Booking.com
60%
by Tong On 2023-07-22
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63%
by Anonymous On 2023-07-22
It was not clean. The location is one the hand ideal to the station and for using public transport. On the other hand it is in the middle of the red-light District.
via Hostelworld.com
51%
by arGvFpnNv4GXjAaM On 2023-07-22
Hostel ist eigentlich gar nicht so schlecht, ist aber in einer sehr unangenehmen Straße mit vielen Obdachlosen. Würde es leider nicht empfehlen.
via Google Places
20%
by DK899 On 2023-07-21
Want to start out by thanking the staff. They seemed very nice and were very accommodating. Nothing about my experience here had anything to do with them. That being said, I don’t believe anything positive about the hostel conditions discounts the terrible state of the neighborhood it’s located in. I booked my stay because it was cheap, rated relatively well, and close to the train station. That’s on me for not reading the reviews closely enough and taking them more seriously. I used to work in a neighborhood where there was a lot of gang activity (dr*g dealing/addiction, shootings, dog fights, etc.) so I figured how bad could it really be. When I first left the train station someone threatened to st*b me for my water bottle. Thank god a group of guys drinking across the street got him away. God bless them for that drink. Walking to the train station I was accosted twice by some addicts and there were people with track marks wandering around barefoot stepping on broken glass (I cannot emphasize enough how much broken glass was on the sidewalks). The sidewalks were mostly blocked off due to construction so every encampment was crowded and impossible to avoid. I didn’t want to stay somewhere where I’d either have to get a taxi everywhere or worry about when the sun was gonna set. Not a safe place for solo travelers. I cannot imagine what its like for a solo female traveler. Wound up booking a cheap hotel for the same rate on the other side of town and took a stroll around. Thankfully I saved some money. This is a very nice city with a lot to offer but steer clear of that location.
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80%
by Javier On 2023-07-21
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30%
by Lauren On 2023-07-21
High level of security
They warn you about the area when you book but when you’re actually there it’s so bad. As a solo female traveller I felt unsafe and didn’t leave my room past 7:30pm. I had to move as I felt so unsafe
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70%
by Marcel On 2023-07-21
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90%
by Matias On 2023-07-21
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50%
by Md On 2023-07-21
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70%
by Mr On 2023-07-21
Good for one or two night stay. Close to Frankfurt centeral station Nice common area. They offer kind sweet between 6 to 8 pm if I am not mistaken. At redlight District. Be careful what going around.
No air conditioner, only a small fan
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60%
by Sabrina On 2023-07-21
Leider ist die Lage nicht ansprechend und auch nicht sicher.
via Booking.com
70%
by Diana On 2023-07-20
Muy practico
El domingo 16 de Julio llegue a la recepción y la persona encargada un hombre temprano en la mañana, fue tremendamente grosero y nos trató como mal… de resto todo estuvo bien
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70%
by Sem On 2023-07-20
The atmosphere inside the hostel was nice, nice people, nice bar, nice staff and the rooms where really good and not expensive
The location was in the red light district and there were a lot of junkies in the street of the hostel, did not feel safe on the street. The hostel felt safe tho
via Booking.com
80%
by S On 2023-07-20
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71%
by Anonymous On 2023-07-20
Not in a safe neighborhood but close to everything. Have all basic facilities you need and the atmosphere is okay. Bathroom wasn’t very clean but was alright. Overall a nice place, will come back again.
via Hostelworld.com
77%
by elenamalara5965 On 2023-07-20
You can tell staff really puts their heart into managing this hostel! Friendly space, nicely fitted,with mates rates for food and beverage. The surroundings are a bit rough, given that the hostel is located in the red light district, but otherwise a nice experience.
via Google Places
100%
by Matias Gurmandi On 2023-07-19
4.5 stars. It's a great hostel, staff are wonderful and the vibe is great with friendly travellers from all over the world, just like you would expect in a true hostel. Free dinner, happy hour, great cheap breakfast, very comfy and sociable common areas are huge pluses. They warn you about the location so you can't really blame them for this. It's not a pretty sight, but all in all I felt safe and it's just a couple minutes walk from the central train station. The walking dead around the place are harmful to no one but themselves. They deserve help and compassion, not fear. If anything, the rooms could use some love, ceiling fans or AC would be ideal in the hot summer months, and curtains for each bed would make it perfect.
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50%
by Ryo On 2023-07-19
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80%
by Shane On 2023-07-19
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71%
by lstringer773938 On 2023-07-19
Come, visit the very Heart of Darkness! See the very lowest, most humiliating lifestyles; displayed for you nightly from 1800 to 0000! Continental Europe doesn't get any seedier than this, folks! GASP at the incredible speeds of heroin users off to buy a bag MARVEL at the worst case of subconjuctivital bleeding you have ever seen, *or will ever see* BE RADICALISED by the distinct lack of care the financial district shows for it's most vulnerable Fun HOSTEL, bad AREA. SAFE too. Great BBQ!
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57%
by nanoukspanje4844 On 2023-07-19
The location is great because it is very close to the train station, but it is located in a scary area with a lot of sexshops and junkies. Don't recommend if you're a female solo traveler. The bathrooms were not clean.
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100%
by Barou On 2023-07-18
Persanal
Alles war super
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80%
by Sebastian On 2023-07-18
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80%
by Soojeong On 2023-07-18
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100%
by Watcharathat On 2023-07-18
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90%
by Yannik On 2023-07-18
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50%
On 2023-07-17
Ich hatte das Doppelzimmer oben, deshalb war es ganz ruhig und bequem. Personal war immer und wider höflich und hilfreich ??
Besonders am Abend ist es fruchtbar:( Viele drogenabhängige Menschen draußen, absolut gefährlich in der Nähe zu bleiben.
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60%
by Astrid On 2023-07-17
The hostel is in a weird corner of Frankfurt, close to the train station but on the 3 minute walk I saw more drug use than in my entire life combined
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70%
by Emre On 2023-07-17
Free Coffee,tea and clean rooms
Hostel streets very bad, and district is not safe, additional hostel taken city tax, they need to write this websitw
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80%
by Lina On 2023-07-17