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9 Best Hotels Near Trains in Hamburg Central, Altstadt and St Pauli

The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. To many of us, it’s just Hamburg — one of many cities in Germany, not particularly top-of-mind when we put together a cross-country European itinerary. But dig a little deeper and bit by bit you’ll discover why it’s earned this unusually glowing introduction from Lonely Planet:

When all’s said and done, Hamburg’s appeal can be narrowed down to one simple calling card: Welcome to one of the coolest cities on earth.

Hotels Near Hamburg Hbf: Top Pick

If you’ll only be in Hamburg for a night or two — between jaunts, say, in Copenhagen and Vienna — it makes perfect sense to stay near the city’s central station. And while the neighborhood surrounding the Hauptbahnhof has the requisite hostel and small two- to three-star hotels, there are also properties within walking distance that feel more like destinations in themselves rather than just an afterthought. Case in point: the Henri Hotel Hamburg Downtown. Everything from the hand-crafted furniture and solid wooden flooring to the breakfast buffet and on-site sauna will ground your Hamburg adventure in a base that feels like home, whether it’s only for a few days or a week or two or more.

Bugenhagenstraße 21, Hamburg City Center (Old Town), 20095 Hamburg

49 m to Mönckebergstraße (U3)
450 m to Hamburg Hbf

Booking.com rating: 9.1 / 10
TripAdvisor rating: 4.5 / 5

Rooms available:
M-Studio * Suite * L-Studio

Prices start at $128 per night

Other Hotels Near Hamburg Central Station

Brandsende 10, Hamburg City Center (Old Town), 20095 Hamburg

280 m to Hauptbanhof Nord (U2, U4)
290 m to Hamburg Hbf

Booking.com rating: 9.3 / 10
TripAdvisor rating: 4.5 / 5

Rooms:
One-Bedroom Apartment * Two-Bedroom Apartment with One Bathroom * Two-Bedroom Apartment with 2 Bathrooms

Prices start at $123 per night

Kirchenallee 34-36, St. Georg, 20099 Hamburg

210 m to Hamburg Hbf

Booking.com rating: 8.7 / 10
TripAdvisor rating: 4.5 / 5

Rooms:
Medium Twin Room * Large Twin Room * Medium Queen Room * Medium King Room * Superior King Room * Large King Room * Superior Large King Room * Extra Large King Room * King Room – Mobility Accessible * Junior Suite * One-Bedroom King Suite

Prices start at $120 per night.

Kirchenallee 49, St. Georg, 20099 Hamburg

87 m to Hamburg Hbf

Booking.com rating: 8.5 / 10
TripAdvisor rating: 4 / 5

Rooms:
Economy Room * Classic Room * Standard Room with Queen-size Bed * Comfort Room

Prices start at $89 per night.

Kirchenallee 45, St. Georg, 20099 Hamburg

110 m to Hamburg Hbf

Booking.com rating: 8.5 / 10
TripAdvisor rating: 4 / 5

Rooms:
Comfort Single Room * Standard Single Room * Single Room Plus * Comfort Double Room * Standard Double Room * Double Room Plus

Prices start at $128 per night.

Hotels in the Altstadt (Old Town)

There’s lots to see in Hamburg’s Old Town, much of which can be explored by foot. Staying in the area — whilst keeping close to a train station to be able to access the rest of the city easily — will give you a good head start. Feel free to then follow any of various walking tour itineraries of the neighborhood, such as this one.

2 Rödingsmarkt, Hamburg City Center (Old Town), 20459 Hamburg

21 m to Rödingsmarkt (U3)

Booking.com rating: 9.3 / 10
TripAdvisor rating: 4.5 / 5

Rooms available:
Deluxe Suite * Executive Suite * Twin Executive Suite * Premier Suite * One Bedroom Deluxe * One Bedroom Executive * One Bedroom Premier

Prices start at $148 per night

25 Willy-Brandt-Straße, Hamburg City Center (Old Town), 20457 Hamburg

280 m to Meßberg (U1)

Booking.com rating: 9.0 / 10
TripAdvisor rating: 4.5 / 5

Rooms available:
Studio * Premier Studio * One-Bedroom Apartment * Premier Apartment * Two-Bedroom Apartment

Prices start at $126 per night

Hotels in St. Pauli

Many previous visitors to Hamburg recommend staying in St. Pauli — and why not? Whether you’re planning to party at the Reeperbahn, catch an FC St. Pauli football match, or just soak in the neighborhood’s distinctly maritime atmosphere, at St. Pauli you’ll surely be in the thick of the action.

Reeperbahn 1a, St. Pauli, 20359 Hamburg

290 m to St. Pauli (U3)

Booking.com rating: 9.0 / 10
TripAdvisor rating: 4.5 / 5

Rooms available:
Comfort Double or Twin Room * Superior Double or Twin Room * Junior Suite * Suite * Superior Premium Room

Prices start at $88 per night

Feldstr. 53-58, St. Pauli, 20357 Hamburg

290 m to Messehallen (U2)
400 m to Feldstraße (U3)

Booking.com rating: 9.0 / 10
TripAdvisor rating: 4.5 / 5

Rooms available:
Superior Double or Twin Room * Family Room * Suite * Suite with extra bed (2 adults + 1 child) * Suite with Extra Bed

Prices start at $97 per night

Summary

Here’s another look at the details of the accommodations listed above. To book, simply click on the hotel/apartment name.

Hotel Name

Booking.com Rating

TripAdvisor Rating

Distance from nearest Hbf

Rates

Henri Hotel Hamburg Downtown

9.1

4.5

49 m

$128

Eric Vökel Boutique Apartments

9.3

4.5

280 m

$123

Reichshof Hamburg - Curio Collection by Hilton

8.7

4.5

210 m

$120

Hotel Fürst Bismarck

8.5

4

87 m

$89

Hotel Europäischer Hof Hamburg

8.5

4

110 m

$128

Fraser Suites Hamburg

9.3

4.5

21 m

$148

Adina Apartment Hotel Hamburg Speicherstadt

9.0

4.5

280 m

$126

ARCOTEL Onyx Hamburg

9.0

4.5

290 m

$88

NH Collection Hamburg City

9.0

4.5

290 m

$97

Pick by Pic

Sometimes it’s in the little details — or the bigger picture. Whether it’s a well-stocked bookshelf, a cosy lounge, a terrace with a view, or an on-site sauna, sometimes there’s just something about a hotel that makes us snap our fingers and say: “That’s the one!” If you feel the same way about any of the hotels below, a click on the photo that caught your eye will take you to the hotel booking page.

Have a wonderful stay in Hamburg!

P.S. Hamburg is only two train rides away from Italy. Why don’t you check out our article “22 Italian Castles You Can Stay In for Less Than $200 a Night” for more unique travel ideas?

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