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The 10 Best Cultural Hotels In Hamburg, Germany

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Maria Menegaki
Updated: 9 February 2017
A stroll through Hamburg illustrates why it is called the ‘Gateway to the World’ or the ‘Venice of the North’. The second largest city in Germany and one of the most important harbors in Europe is well known for its maritime spirit infusing everything from its architecture to its eating spots. Filled with amazing sights and vibrant nightlife venues, it is also among the most beloved destinations for every age and budget. As you would expect in such a large cosmopolitan place, the accommodation options are endless. If you prefer to avoid chain hotels and need something more unique for your stay, read on to explore the very best hotels in the city.

Green Haven

Filled with inspired up-cycled and reused furniture and decoration, this lovely bed and breakfast is the ultimate eco-friendly choice you can make. Green Haven offers three rooms for up to eight guests along with a large community space, including a living room, dining room and kitchen. Find some lovely books, CDs and other stuff waiting to be exchanged, use only vegetarian products and and talk to Christiane, the friendly owner, in case you need any help or advice as to what to view when in town.

Address & telephone number: Mühlenstieg 3, Hamburg, +49 40 28477274

Henri Hotel

It’s hard to guess that this unconventional business hotel is hidden in a former office building. Yet from the moment you enter Henri, you will be immersed in an unparalleled ‘50s feel blended with modern conveniences. Consisting of 65 rooms and suites equipped with individually decorated vintage interiors, Henri makes for the perfect stay for every fan of urban life and retro design. Before you leave, make sure to take advantage of the spa services on the 7th floor, the sauna and the steam bath.

Address & telephone number: Bugenhagenstraße 21, Hamburg, +49 40 554357557

Hadley’s Bed & Breakfast

Housed in a 19th-century former hospital, this cozy bed and breakfast in the Rotherbaum district welcomes you with four relaxed, individually decorated rooms, all featuring free WiFi and flat-screen TVs. The only problem you may face in Hadley’s is having to decide whether to enjoy the nearby sights or spend your time in the elegant and welcoming atmosphere of the hotel.

Address & telephone number: Beim Schlump 85, Hamburg, +49 40 859477

Hotel Wedina

Spreading over five color-themed buildings, Hotel Wedina is ideal for travelers interested in culture for numerous reasons. Not only is it close to the heart of the city’s cultural hub, but you will also be able to experience the owner’s passion for literature, architecture and art everywhere around you.

Address & telephone number: Gurlittstraße 23, Hamburg, +49 40 2808900

Superbude St.Pauli

Located on Hamburg’s most exciting lively district, this stylish successful mixture between a hotel and a hostel is unique in its kind. Superbude St. Pauli is where you should head to if you’re traveling on a budget, you love music or you’re a bookworm. Book one of the colorful private or shared rooms with recycled furniture and original verses written by bloggers, authors and journalists on the walls, and get ready for the most fun and easy-going trips of your life.

Address & telephone number: Juliusstraße 1, Hamburg, +49 40 807915820

Hotel Kogge

Between the Reeperbahn and the harbor, right in the center of St. Pauli, you’ll find a pleasant surprise. Once a seaman’s home, Kogge has now been restored into a well-equipped hotel offering accommodation to bands and musicians as well as open-minded travelers. Stay in one of the twelve small yet cozy rooms with creative themes ranging from disco to a ship’s cabin and spend some time at the bar to chat with some fascinating people.

Address & telephone number: Bernhard Nocht Straße 59, Hamburg, +49 40 312872

Nippon Hotel

Once you enter the lobby of this boutique hotel, you will realize how special it is. Nippon is fashionable and authentic, offering peaceful sleek rooms, Japanese low futon beds, tatami flooring and shoji rice-paper blinds. From the room numbers drawn in calligraphy to the exceptional flower arrangements, the details will exceed even the highest of expectations.

Address & telephone number: Hofweg 75, Hamburg, +49 40 2271140

Gastwerk Hotel

When an industrial landmark built with brick and steel is carefully restored with contemporary design and antique pieces, the result is more than impressive. Gastwerk is Hamburg’s first design hotel featuring numerous stunning architectural elements. No matter which room you stay in, the stylish industrial-style details and rustic vibes will surely enchant you.

Address & telephone number: Beim Alten Gaswerk 3, Hamburg, +49 40 890620

Hotel Bellmoor

Whether on a business trip or just taking a break, no one can resist being spoiled. Bellmoor satisfies even the most demanding guests in a location that is both central and quiet. After a hearty breakfast in the dining room with spectacular views over the city, you will be full of energy and ready to discover the nearby sights waiting for you.

Address & telephone number: Moorweidenstraße 34, Hamburg, +49 40 4133110

Hotel Amsterdam

With endless opportunities to shop, dine and party, this elegant hotel invites you in with its homey ambiance. Book one of Amsterdam’s single, double or family rooms for an experience you won’t forget.

Address & telephone number: Moorweidenstraße 34, Hamburg, +49 40 4411110