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Holiday Inn Express Hamburg St Pauli Messe

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The location of this hotel is ideal for walking around and seeing the attractions, the service isn't bad,but not stellar by any means. The rooms are small and the beds are even smaller,at least in my room that's the way it was even though I had requested a single bed large enough for an adult. The facility is clean and the continental breakfast is above mediocre. The breakfast area has indoor and outdoor seating. But I suggest getting there early between 6:30am and 7:15am to enjoy it the most as it is usually not crowded at that time. The rooms do not have bottled water or a wet bar or bathtubs. However, there is air conditioning and a window that can be opened either fully or partially. There are refreshments and adult beverages available in the lobby at the front desk. The hotel is not fancy but neither shabby in any respect. I had originally attempted to book several other hotels with more amenities such as pools,wet bar etc. But at the time these other hotels were already booked although all the prices were in the same range. The hotel is quiet at night and the rooms have soundproof doors and windows. Wi-Fi is included as well.

Comfy beds, good shower, clean room. Have no complaints about this hotel and it was nice to have breakfast included. Staff were very friendly and spoke English which was a help. Very close to station but we tended to walk, 10 mins to the harbour.

asked for a quiet room and was not disappointed, rooms were very comfortable, very clean, the reception staff were very friendly and helpful. We couldn't have asked for a better location, we were only one street away from the Reeperbahn and a lot closer to the river than it looks on the map. The breakfast was continental but more than adequate. We thoroughly enjoyed Hamburg and wouldn't hesitate to book to this hotel if we return.

This hotel was very nice and in a good location hotel was clean, had tea n coffee in rooms could do with supplying More milk with it though. My only problem with this hotel was the breakfast room just wasn't big enough for the amount of guests there, u had to get up early or fight for a seat, but I would still stay there again

I stayed here for business for one night in April. I arrived by car and made use of the garage, which is very tiny so be careful to not scratch your car :) The reception staff was very attentive and friendly. I received a room on a high floor towards the backyard, which was very quiet. The room itself was fresh and clean, though on the small style. A typical HI express room. Upon my arrival it was very hot, above 30 centigrades, and it took a while for the air condition to get started. But after a while the room was cooled down and I had a good night sleep. I could not make use of the breakfast as I left early. The only point which makes me take off one star is the price: maybe it was a fair week or something but I ended up paying 200+ Euros for my stay, which is definitely too much for a property in this class. For anything around 100 euros I'd gladly return.

Here is place for your car in the garage (15 € per day) - security is very good in the whole hotel - room s are fine - WI FI excellent - well, noise when windows is open, but that's normal when you stay in the middle of a grat town - brakfast okay, but a little sparely.

Fantastic hotel, no issues with any of the people or facilities. Staff very eager to accommodate and assist us as our requirements often needed a swift response. Very good and clean throughout, highly recommended for value and hygiene.

Perfect Holiday Inn Express, it all went right from the early check in with no fuss to well appointed clean rooms and a good basic breakfast . The staff were polite and very helpful , from issues with adding an additional device to the free wifi to calling a cab it all went seamlessly.

Great hotel in a good location. Not far from the tube, 5min walk and 15mins from the harbour. The staff were friendly and helpful and at times and willing to have a good chat with you while drinking at the bar. My room was 206, with a good shower. All rooms seemed to be the same size and was clean and a good size twin room. Breakfast is continental, it was ok. You can get ice from the ice machine next to the elevator on the ground floor. The staff were the stars here at Holiday Inn Express.

If you plan on staying here for glitz and glamour, I'd reconsider. The rooms are comfy and if you shut the curtains you'll sleep for days! The hotel offers no concierge service but the staff are still friendly enough. The use of the words "city centre" in the name are as much misleading as if they called themselves a "fairytale castle". They are 10 minute walk to the local station, and 3 stops on the train from central station, which is fine, but in my opinion a bit rich to claim central location in your name. The surrounding area is certainly not glamorous and the cautious traveler will certainly be keeping a brisk pace to make their way to the station. Once you look past the location, the facilities in the room are good. A good sized bed, and a good size shower. All you need if you plan on heading out and exploring Hamburg. Breakfast was a good spread of international and local favourites so no complaints there. All in all a 3 for the fact it is clean and neat enough to be comfortable while you are here. Just don't think you'll step out the front door into the "City Centre" based on the name.

Simon-Von-Utrecht-Strasse 39a Hamburg HH

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to St. Michaelis Church
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge

Located in Saint Pauli within a short walk of St. Michaelis Church, Holiday Inn Express Hamburg St Pauli Messe is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Fish Market. This 3-star hotel has 120 guestrooms and offers conveniences like free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and a rooftop terrace. Hamburg City Hall and Moenckebergstrasse are also near this Hamburg hotel.


Free continental breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM. At the end of the day, the bar/lounge is a great place to grab a drink.


All of Holiday Inn Express Hamburg St Pauli Messe's 120 soundproofed rooms provide coffee makers, free newspapers, and safes. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Hair dryers, phones, and ironing boards are also available.

Property features

Guests of Holiday Inn Express Hamburg St Pauli Messe enjoy a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room. Self parking is available for EUR 15 per day. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a business center, free newspapers, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Standard Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 Double Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Room, Accessible, Non Smoking

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

83% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 510 reviews