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Hotel Vorbach

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The Vorbach is located in a quiet and leafy area, near the Hamburg university. The 19th c. building develops on five floors - with lift - and it has an underground garage - but no lift to the reception. Our room was fairly large, with hints of gentility (bay window, high stuccoed ceiling), well designed and furnished. Garage, breakfast and hotel wi-fi connection are extra.

My wife and I lived in Hamburg 34 years ago in this neighborhood. My wife found this hotel online which is about 2 blocks from where we lived on Schluter Strasse. This hotel was a pleasant surprise. The staff made us feel welcome at check-in. The room was spacious, clean, beautifully decorated and the bathroom was very nice. The room over looked a beautiful street Rothenbaum Chassee (spelling??), The room had 15 foot ceilings with plenty of windows. In the bathroom there were plenty of towels, water pressure and hot water with a towel warmer on the wall. Unbelievable mattress and sleep quality. Quiet at night. The location is ideal, away from the busy tourist area. Within walking distance of the Ise Markt, a very large market in the Eppendorfer area. There is a small grocery store within 100 meters of the entrance and there is a fabulous gyros place called the Feine Kost Essen und Trinken about a block away. The U-Bahn and S-Bahn station is about 800 meters from the hotel. Treat yourself and stay at this grand hotel in Hamburg. M. Greg Miller Ennis, County Clare Millersville, PA, USA

This is a quiet, well run hotel in a lovely building with helpful, courteous staff. The hotel is in a Germain, non-touristy area and safe. It is near the university. Our room was lovely, and had the added fun or having proper keys that looked as if they belonged to an old castle of something. The breakfasts were good and quite sustaining. The hop on hop off tourist bus is just round the corner, and other public transportation is close too. There is a great German cuisine restaurant across the road.

Both cab drivers were surprised that we were staying here and not at the typical tourist hotels. Down the block from the University it often hosts college professors and locals. We have stayed here for the past several trips to Hamburg, the last being three years ago, (see my review,) and prefer it to the upscale hotels we have stayed at in the past. Since we stay for a week or ten days we want a home not a hotel room and Vorbach provides that if you ask for it. My wife and I actually rent two of the flats on the top floor so that we mainly have it to ourselves. This time we rented all three and it was great having the whole floor. We converted the smaller studio into our work out room, we have an office, a nice kitchen and two living rooms, one with a balcony. This might be extreme but since we are both working we need our space and the very reasonable room rates make this comparable to an upscale hotel. We do not eat the breakfast as it is not very good, although the eggs are fine. We prefer to make our own and we buy our food at Al Natura the health food store and enjoy breakfast at home. Staying here, you have all the benefits of the campus, which is quiet, and side streets filled with small restaurants and shops. Just a few blocks and you are at the Alstersee with miles of walking along the water with green meadows and ponds filled with ducks. Adirondeck chairs are scattered around along with benches if you don't wish to sit on the lush green grass, or jog to a cafe afterwards. Staying here you can actually walk to downtown, the pedestrian mall, and the streets filled with high end shops and yet live in a quiet leafy neighborhood. The hotel is made up of several interconnecting town houses. They range from just a bedroom to a fully furnished two bedroom apartment with kitchen, living room and great bath tubs. We stay at number 69, which is the last building that is part of Vorbach. It still is mainly inhabited by long term locals, but the top floor is part of the hotel and more like an apartment house than a hotel. One caveat: the small elevator only goes up to the floor below the top, so it does take walking up the last flight of stairs. For check in or check out the women who run the hotel are happy to help carry the luggage.

Great Hotel, excellent service and breakfast!! very helpful staff. Situated in a very nice area, close to Hamburg center. The room was spacy enough, reception was operated 24 hours and all staff was very eager to answer to any questions or provide assistance

I stayed in this hotel for two weeks and very much enjoyed the helpful staff and the wonderful breakfasts. The hotel does not have a restaurant for lunch or dinner, but the lobby bar is great for meeting people. My room was spacious and comfortable and I appreciated the great shower. The only problem was that I couldn't adjust the heat and it was always too warm or too cold if I opened the window.

I had booked a room for 2 weeks, and to happily find out that it was upgraded, so i cant comment on my expectations, since i got a better room than i expected. Positives: Really friendly employees, great location(close to Dammtor station), my room was really clean. Negatives: Wifi was really bad, taking about less than a 1M, i paid for extra high speed, and went to 2M. I would have liked if it had a fitness room (gym room). Some rooms arent reachable via elevator, you need to go 3rd floor and then move 1 floor via the stairs (which is fine for me, but maybe not for others). Chairs were a little uncomfortable when using laptop.

We were looking for something outside the Center, but close enough for easy transporation to tourist attractions. Some five good restaurants within five minutes walk if you don't want to go further. The hotel was very clean and nice, quiet and enough room for a couple. Glutenfree bread available at breakfast. Only reason not 5 was that there was “no extra treats“ in the room.

The hotel has a location close to the University of Hamburg and the important Damtor station. It has a classic style, with spacious rooms, with a lot of privacy and an extended breakfast schedule. The attention and service would be good

Located in the Rotherbaum neighborhood of Hamburg and within walking distance of Hamburg University and the CCH trade fair grounds the Vorbach combines several 19th century villas in quiet Johnsallee. The rooms vary quite widely in size and character so it is useful to inquire beforehand. All of them, however, will have the necessary functionality and a certain charm and can hence provide a good alternative in this price segment to chain-hotels with their unsurprising middle-of-the road features. Overall good service, although the front desk continues to show room for improvement. Very charming breakfast room with invariably good, even personalized service.

Johnsallee 63-67 Hamburg HH

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Hamburger Kunsthalle
  • Bar/lounge
  • WiFi in rooms and public areas (fees apply)
  • 24-hour front desk

Located in Rotherbaum, Hotel Vorbach is within a 5-minute walk of Museum für Völkerkunde and within 15 minutes of other popular attractions like University of Hamburg. This 116-room, 3.5-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a bar/lounge, coffee/tea in a common area, and free newspapers in the lobby. Centrally located in Hamburg, the hotel is also a short walk from Hamburg Kammerspiele and Congress Center Hamburg.


For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is available for a fee. At the end of the day, the bar/lounge is a great place to grab a drink.


Hotel Vorbach's 116 individually decorated rooms provide refrigerators, free bottled water, and safes. Guests can expect to find TVs and stay connected with WiFi. Hair dryers, phones, and desks are also available.

Property features

Hotel Vorbach features WiFi in public areas, coffee in a common area, and free newspapers. Self parking is offered for EUR 16.00 per night. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage.

Room options

Standard Single Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 1

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

70% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 184 reviews