There's a lot to see and do in this impressive city, from its museums, sights and history to top-notch dining, a very decent nightlife scene and some great festivals throughout the year. Which is why it might be a good idea to bag yourself a bargain bed and spend your cash on exploring this infectious city properly. Check out our favourite cheap hotels in Hamburg below.
The best Hamburg cheap hotels
Superbude Hotel Hostel St Georg
A combination of a hostel and a hotel, Superbude offers up affordable and stylish accommodation. Eclectically decorated with newspapers on the walls and filament lightbulbs, the vibe here is hipster chic, without a huge price tag. The location is spot on for sampling Hamburg’s nightlife and there’s a mean hangover breakfast on offer in the canteen-style dining room.
Pyjama Park St. Pauli
Fusing urban design with an affordable place to rest your head is not easy, but the guys at Pyjama Park have pulled off just that. With loads of plants and a top notch location, you’d think you’d wandered into an urban jungle. There’s a choice of either 14 artsy private rooms or well-appointed dorms, sleeping up to eight people.
Hotel Wedina an der Alster
Slightly more expensive than the hostel variety, this super-cute boutique hotel is packed to the rafters with books to read, beautiful design and cosy places to hunker down for the night. Partnered with the Hamburg Literaturhaus the Wedina works closely with visiting writers to help stock rooms with page-turners that suit your mood. The whole place is light and airy and there are countless chairs to lounge in whilst reading the latest works by contemporary authors.
A&O Hamburg Reeperbahn
Although there's nothing fancy about the A&O Hostel, the prices are not to be sniffed at. From €9 a night for a bed in a dorm, you wake up right in the centre of St. Pauli, home to nightlife, countless cool cafés and incredibly handy transport links. Great for a big night out, or a place to stop off whilst sightseeing.
When it comes to stylish, central and cheap – Generator usually know how to deliver. Their Hamburg branch is no exception. Next to the main train station or Hauptbahnhof, this hostel is design led, trendy and budget-friendly. With an onsite café, arthouse and bar, it’s a decent place to chill before hitting up Hamburg’s nightlife.