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Hotel Elbe

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This hotel is terrible in terms of location because of it's proximity to the Pik Dame across the street which is a hangout for druggie wastrels and prostitutes. The rooms are ok, however the noise from the goings-on across the street are less than tolerable. I suggest that if you possess delicate sensibilities you stay elsewhere in the city.

I knew this was a budget hotel and very near the main train station and all appeared ok until the night. It is very close to the red light area but to be fair also near the heart of Frankfurt. The room I was in was on the 4th floor and I presume at the back as noise wasn't a problem. The street outside was quiet mid morning and mid afternoon but at night was quite a desperate sight with what appeared to be a mix of migrants, drop outs, druggies and prostitutes. As for the room, it was clean, the bedding was good, tv, safe and bathroom, the shower head was broken but not a big issue as it worked with plenty of hot water. No free wifi which at 7.50 euro for 24 hour access isn't that extortionate, but usually expected these days to be available and free! Overall for my purposes this was ok and the left luggage facility came in handy! 5/10

We had no idea that this place was right next to the red light district until we saw a woman shooting up in the street and a man pissing on the street. What a welcome after a long day on the train. Anyway, the room was decently clean. But you have to pay for WiFi and the staff are not helpful. Also the bathroom leaks everywhere. The nightlife will keep you up all night

While I don't remember the rooms looking bad, and the location is what it is (downtown and close to the train station, but in a relatively sordid, dirty and unpleasant area), I did have a pretty surreal experience with the guy working at the reception. I had booked my room just one hour before from an Internet cafe because the location was close to the train station and the place seemed inexpensive, but upon arriving to the hotel I was told by the guy working at the reception that he didn't have my booking information, and he simply couldn't get access to it (and it's not like the network was off or anything like that, apparently and for some reason I honestly can't remember, this was just a possibility if you had made a booking very recently). Quite frankly, I am everything but a fussy person, but in the middle of one of the world's top financial centres I found it utterly surreal that I had to spend ten minutes trying to open my hotmail account from the computer at the reception so that we could see the hostelworld confirmation e-mail. After a while, and because hotmail sometimes puts you through a lot of trouble if you try to access your account from an unusual location, we couldn't get the information, so the guy kinda asked us kinda guessed what the price must have been... If after this chaos you're still wondering why I am not giving Hotel Elbe the lowest possible rating...I am wondering that myself. I guess it's just because the room wasn't bad, and we didn't have to pay that much. So if you're traveling on a budget and you don't care if you have to stay in a relatively crappy place, you can still consider it as an option. But if your standards are anything but low, don't stay here.

Stayed here for a weekend in frankfurt. ..sure, the place is in the red light district and is surrounded by druggies, but to be honest, you get good value for your money here! It's the best place in the district. ..The 3 star rating is however a little too overrated. ..room was ok, better than the other surrounding hotels. ..just hated the pay for Internet deal! Overall, if you in frankfurt on a budget. ..This is a good hotel. ..

One of the worst hotels in the whole city... stink. Full of bugs .. in the elbe street people are using it as a toilete The street full of homeless and druged people . The police sarin is on there every night The service is too low They charge you for internet while its so slow

the rooms were tidy and clean, decent price. the area surrounding the hotel leaves a lot to be desired red light area, drug use.. despite us nick-naming the area CDC (crack den central) there was little more than a passing glance from any of the users that frequently hung around the outside of the hotel.. If seeing users and drug use offends then please avoid...if you are after somewhere cheap to use as a base then i would recommend.

Bed linens had not been changed (had to change it ourselves), stained head board, bed ruffle stained, rusted fixtures, faucet detached and hard to operate, toilet seat chipped, odor in hallways (mold,smoky, stale).

I should have known this would happen. I have been to Frankfurt once and I arrived by train. On that trip I left the railway station and found myself in the red light area. I beat a hasty retreat. This time I thought I had to book a hotel near the place I would be working. I searched on a hotel site and Hotel Elbe came top of the list. On arriving my colleague who was dropping me off immediately said I should cancel and go to his hotel near the airport. Elbe Strasse is in the heart of Frankfurt's red light area. It is dirty, seedy and not pleasant. However, I had booked and thought it would be too much trouble to change at this late stage. Inside the hotel is rough and care worn. My room, while clean, was dismal and depressing. I could imagine it being used for all kinds of activities which I didn't want to know about. It did not deserve a 3 star rating. The breakfast was not bad but didn't redeem the place. Don't go here. It's very central but there is nowhere decent to eat nearby. I was reduced to a burger bar even after searching. The people of Frankfurt should be ashamed of this area.

We stayed 3 days at this hotel between 12 and 15 September 2012. Location is central, although nearby to 'red lights' district it is rather calm and safe (if you do not need 'their' services - just don't use it) Our room was not so big in size, but clean, no smell of smoke, shower was working and clean, beds comfortable. Breakfast was served by nice lady, speaking German and some English. What irritated the most is the night porter at reception. Cannot speak English, always in head-phones or with loud music playing all the way, you have to wait 5-10 minutes to attract his attention. Very unpleasant person. Overall - will consider staying next time.

Room options

Single Room, 1 Twin Bed

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Triple Room, 3 Twin Beds

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

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Trip Advisor aggregated rating

21% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 68 reviews