The Best Budget Hotels in Hamburg

Superbude | © Christian Perl
Superbude | © Christian Perl
Photo of Ilze Ieviņa
21 June 2018

A visit to the beautiful north German city of Hamburg doesn’t have to break the bank. From unique local hotels to establishments of international chains, these excellent lodgings across the city’s diverse neighbourhoods provide great value for money.

MEININGER Hotel Hamburg City Center

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Triple Room | © Expedia
The Hamburg location of the MEININGER low-cost hotel chain is located in the popular Altona neighbourhood. Offering a mix of single, double, multi-bed, family and dorm rooms, the hotel is a great base for exploring the best Hamburg has to offer. The shops, cafés and bars of the bustling district are right around the corner, it’s just a short walk to the River Elbe, and the great public transport means that most sights are no more than 15 minutes away. When back at the hotel after a busy day, the guests can relax at the hotel bar or make use of the guest kitchen and the gaming area.

Pyjama Park Schanzenviertel

Boutique Hotel, Hostel, Hotel
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Deluxe Double Room | © Expedia
One of the newest Hamburg addresses for budget travellers is the Pyjama Park Hotel and Hostel in the middle of the hip Sternschanze district. True to its motto “welcome into urban wilderness”, each of the 14 hotel rooms is equipped with stylish furniture and decorated by local urban art painters. Between the great location, the charming surroundings, the quality facilities, and the amazing views from the hotel’s top floor, the guests are in for a treat. Additionally, the hotel’s siblings, the Pyjama Park Reperbahn and the Fritz im Pyjama boutique hotel, offer unique interiors and great prices.

Hotel Imperial

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Double Room | © Expedia
Located on the legendary Reeperbahn, the Hotel Imperial is perfect for travellers who want to be in the middle of action. Hamburg’s best bars and clubs are right outside the door. The harbour, the St. Michaelis Church, and other city’s landmarks are easily reached on foot or by the U-bahn that’s just a three-minute walk away. The 50 rooms of the private hotel are well-equipped and comfortable, priding itself in offering a peaceful respite from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Superbude St. Pauli

Hostel, Hotel
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Superbude | © Christian Perl
The trendy Superbude hostel and hotel is located directly between the city’s two main nightlife areas – the St. Pauli and the Sternschanze. Each of the modern rooms is individually designed, complete with recycled furniture and original quotes on the walls. The hotel’s highlight is the Rockstarsuite – made for special events, recordings, and big enough to sleep six. The kitchen hub with self-service fridges doubles as a game room and hosts mini concerts. For experiencing the queer and multicultural side of Hamburg, check out also Superbude St. Georg.

Hotel – Pension Fink

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The small, Art Nouveau Hotel Fink lies in the Rotherbaum district, close to the beautiful Lake Alster and the lively university neighbourhood. The lovingly renovated rooms present a quaint, old-fashioned ambience that suits the historic city villa. The upper room opens onto a quiet garden terrace. The price of the family- and pet-friendly hotel includes breakfast, served in its charmingly rustic dining room.

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  • A&O Hamburg Hauptbahnhof

    Budget Hotel, Hostel
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    Modern architecture in the HafenCity | Pixabay
    One of the four A&O hotels in Hamburg, the A&O Hamburg Hauptbahnhof offers both good facilities and a convenient location for exploring the city. Nearby are the Kontorhausviertel and Speicherstadt UNESCO World Heritage site, as well as the new HafenCity district, and several excellent museums. The former warehouse now hosts guests in 276 rooms of various sizes, and provides them with plenty of entertainment in its well-equipped recreation area and the Astra bar complete with a party room.

    Apartment Hotel Hamburg Mitte

    Hotel, Apartment
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    Comfort Single Room | © Expedia
    Along the canals of the central Hamm district lies the modern Apartment Hotel Hamburg Mitte. Its comfortable and spacious 120 rooms offer facilities suitable for everyone from individual travellers to large families. The hotel’s restaurant provides a hearty German breakfast, and its stylish lounge invites the guests to relax while sipping a drink from the integrated bar. The excellent public transport connections ensure that Hamburg’s main sights are within easy reach all hours of the day.

    Motel One Hamburg – Altona

    Motel, Hotel
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    Old buildings in Hamburg | Unsplash
    The Motel One chain also has four locations in Hamburg, each skillfully catering to city’s guests. Arguably, the best value for money is the Hamburg – Altona hotel, situated in one of the city’s most popular residential neighbourhoods. The contemporary, stylish hotel caters to a variety of the city’s guests and is particularly favoured by business travellers. The bus stop right outside the door provides rapid connection to the lively Ottensen and Osterstraße areas, and further on to the city’s famous landmarks.