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EuroCheapo Launches a Guide to Hotels in Frankfurt

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Frankfurt is surprisingly welcoming to budget travelers. Photo: C H Kwak
Frankfurt is surprisingly welcoming to budget travelers. Photo: C H Kwak

We mean business, Cheapos! Today EuroCheapo is proud to announce the launch of our guide to cheap hotels in Frankfurt, Germany.

Although Frankfurt is Europe’s largest financial center and attracts business travelers with mighty expense accounts, the city can be surprisingly affordable to budget-conscious travelers. EuroCheapo’s new Frankfurt section includes recommendations for 31 affordable places to stay in central Frankfurt, from 1-star to 3-star hotels, with a couple of youth hostels thrown in for good measure.

Playing with German aesthetics at the Hotel am Berg

Fun options

Among the hotels in Frankfurt that we recommend are some fun and unusual options.

For example, the Hotel am Berg is a two-star “eccentric” pension situated in an old-world villa, where each room is decorated in a style that represents a different period in German aesthetics. Rooms have the look of the 1950s, 1960s, or 1970s–replete with period wallpaper and furnishings. According to the receptionist our reviewer spoke to, “Every room is special.” Indeed they are!

Best of all, room rates are very affordable, running about €100 for a double with private bath. (Some very Cheapo singles with shared bath are available for a deliciously cheap €32!)

You know what to expect at the Ibis.

Surprise-free options

For those looking for a more “standard” experience, Frankfurt has no shortage of surprise-free hotels that offer clean rooms and efficient, professional service. One such option is the Hotel Ibis Centrum, situated a 10-minute walk from the main train station near the lovely waterfront.

The Ibis Hotel chain, which our reviewer referred to as the “Starbucks of European business hotels,” does a great job of providing affordable two-star accommodation that is perfectly nice, if unwaveringly standardized. Rooms, equipped with air conditioning, TV, telephone and private bath, run about €79-100 for a double.

Trendy, simple rooms at the Five Elements Hostel

Super cheap options

If you’re not hostile to the hostel option, we’ve got a few suggestions for you, as well. Take the Five Elements Hostel, located in the Red Light District very near the front door of the train station.

The Five Elements offers a whopping 188 beds in cheapo-friendly dorms (€18-39), singles with shared bath (€26-64) and doubles with private bath (€36-74). Aside from the bare basic guestrooms, the hostel offers a trendy “rec” room and lounge, guest kitchen, organized events and even a nightly pasta meal (served at a very cheapo-friendly price).

More options

For many more sleeping options, check out our new guide to budget hotels in Frankfurt. Also, make sure to swing by our city guide to read articles about getting around Frankfurt (including Metro, bus and tram info), getting in from the airport and Frankfurt budget tips (including information on popular museums, ticket prices and discounts).

Special thanks to C. H. Kwak, our contributing editor who visited and inspected these (and many more) hotels in Frankfurt to find the best affordable options.

About the author

Tom Meyers

About the author: Tom Meyers created and launched EuroCheapo from his Berlin apartment in 2001. He returned to New York in 2002, set up office, and has led the EuroCheapo team from the Big Apple ever since. He travels to Europe several times a year to update EuroCheapo's hotel reviews. Tom is also a co-host of the New York City history podcast, The Bowery Boys. Email Tom. [Find Tom on Google Plus]

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