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Holiday Inn Express Hamburg St Pauli Messe

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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.

The hotel is very clean and comfortable, the room we were in was also very quiet. The breakfast was good and plenty of it. The hotel is not far from the U-bahn which makes it easy to get round the town, the hotel is also walking distance from the river front.

On finding that my usual hotel was fully booked, along with most hotels in Hamburg due to a conference, I was a little stuck for somewhere affordable to stay on a recent business trip. I don't mind a Holiday Inn Express, you know pretty much what you are going to get - and this one was no exception. The best thing was probably the location, in St Pauli you are close by the Reeperbahn and most of the nightlife in Hamburg, but also not too far away from anywhere else either. The room was clean, although I did have twin beds in the room, but this was not such a big deal as at the end of the day all I was doing was sleeping there. The staff in the hotel were really friendly and helped us to find somewhere for dinner that evening, as well as giving advice on where would be a good place to watch the football. Breakfast is the usual HIExpress buffet - more than adequate for being on a business trip. Would certainly consider adding this hotel to my usual hotel list in the city for the ext time that I have to be in town.

Had a long weekend in Hamburg, so booked into Holiday Inn Express.. Great welcome by lovely staff! Room was excellent - High floor and could see over the fun fair too :-) Room so clean fresh and tidy - I would say this hotel is quite new as is really smart clean and tidy everywhere. Internet great int eh rooms! 3 devices per guest too. Grab a street ma from reception too. Breakfast buffet is amazing..Among the best I have seen! Highly recommend and would stay again. Thanks to all the staff for such a pleasant sty :-)

This hotel is perfect for an overnight stay. Good breakfast, large great room with bar area and the bedrooms are clean and spacious. This is not somewhere that you would maybe stay for a week but perfect for overnight.

This is the right place to slip at night and then go waking during the day! Pros: cleanliness, comfortable beds, location close to the Messe, the Dom, St Pauli District and restaurants. Cons: small rooms, poor breakfast as part of the Express concept. Gentle personnel working there, friendly and ready to assist you. The hotel is just beside East hotel and his famous lounge (too expensive) bar...I recommend this place to whom are looking efficiency rather then appearance, they offer what you need to do not loose time in...amenities. Considering the time you usually spend in a hotel, doesn't make sense to loose money into big hotel chains...I prefer to go waking and discovering the city, at the end of the day just a comfortable and clean bedroom is enough. Thanks for the hospitality.

Stayed here for 4 nights with my family and it was a perfect location! Right next to the Dom which we had planned to go to, and 5 minutes away from the tram station! It is quite close to the Reeperbahn which can be a little scary sometimes but it is all apart of the experience if that's what you are going for! The hotel is far enough away from it though and very quiet! The rooms were clean, spacious and quite modern and the beds are very comfortable! Buffet breakfast is small and only continental and boiled eggs! So if your looking for a full English you won't get it! Plenty of bars and restaurants near by to, and I would recommend making a journey to the harbour and the Portuguese area as there are lots of beautiful restaurants and bars round there all at reasonable prices! Would definitely stay here again as it was perfect for us and had the most fantastic experience in Hamburg. 😃

Nice rooms very centrally located. Free breakfast is a nice touch. Quiet given the location. Staff always very friendly. Plenty of bars and restaurants nearby beer lovers must try alles elbe with a great selection of craft ales.

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 served 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

Twin 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 Double Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Room, Accessible

Twin 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, Non Smoking

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

83% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 484 reviews