In the old production building of the Mont-Blanc company they produced pens in the years from 1919 to 1990. In 1991 the place was converted into a trade and merchandise complex - however, with a social character. You also find a small cinema here with a good program. They also serve breakfast as a buffet and mostly use organic food, in summertime with a small garden cafe. Situated between the very lively and hip quarters Sternschaze and St. Pauli. There's also a second hostel in Altona-Ottensen which is also a lively quarter.
Single room around 40 €, double room around 55€, bed in a dorm around 20€.
Accommodation in Hamburg is not especially cheap, and 51 Euro for a double room per night was the best deal we could find. We stayed at Hotel Schanzestern, part of a network of similar hostels/hotels across Germany, one of which I had previously stayed at, The Circus, in Berlin.
Schanzestern is very much a backpacker type place though certainly not in terms of price. Furthermore, there was no TV in our room and the showers and bathroom were shared. However, the location is excellent - the Schanzenviertel must be one of the best neighbourhoods in Hamburg as regards pubs and nightlife - and there was a nice bar/restaurant on the ground floor. You might find cheaper places in and around St. Pauli but all in all this was good value.
Directions: Nearest S-bahn: Starnschanze
Very nice hostel located in the Schanzenviertel district, in a very quiet street. The hostel crew have been very nice and helpful and the room was really GREAT! Four beds, shower inside the room, bed linen and towels included, perfectly clean, and shared toilet in the floor.
We have no complaints at all, really a great place to sleep in!
Unique Quality: Very nice location
Not far from public transportation (U and S-Bahn)
Very clean and big room
Bed linen and towels included
Shower inside the room
Very nice and helpful Hostel crew
Reasonably low prices
Directions: 10 minutes walk from Sternschanze U+S-Bahn stop.
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