This funky installment from the 25 Hours chain is situated towards HafenCity, Hamburg’s recently redeveloped harbor district and proud home to the new Elbphilharmonie. With the waterfront and warehouse district in walking distance, it’s a great neighborhood in which to get a sense of Hamburg’s seafaring identity, though relatively quiet by night. Each of the hotel’s “cabins” combine compact style with maritime touches, whether lit globes or rope ladders. After a sweet night’s sleep, enjoy the breakfast buffet at the Heimat Küche and Bar, which also has snack, set and à la carte dinner menus. 25 Hours has a meeting room, fitness area, sauna and reception will happily sort you out with bikes or Minis to ride about town.