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Expert reviews of cheap hotels in Frankfurt

Who are we? EuroCheapo is a guide to affordable hotels in Frankfurt and throughout Europe. Our Frankfurt editor showed up unannounced at budget-friendly hotels in the center of Frankfurt (yes, they exist!). He inspected the rooms and in our guide recommends only the properties that he believes present the best value.

Frankfurt isn’t an easy city for budget travelers. As one of Europe’s most important financial centers, the city fills up with business travelers on most weekdays, which obviously ratchets up the hotel rates. Still, small independent hotels and B&Bs exist in the city—and we’re here to lead you to them!

Getting started: To find the right hotel for your trip, you could head straight for hotel recommendations. If you’d like some help choosing the right part of town, be sure to read through our neighborhood overview. For more budget tips and advice, check out the city guide articles listed below.

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Our top 15 reviewed hotels in Frankfurt

Editor's Picks Name Price User rating

Editor's Pick
Europa Style, Frankfurt

The flashy Europa Style Hotel shares its convenient location and competent staff with EuroCheapo pick the Europa Life Hotel, but this hip sibling adds a few extra luxuries (and a few extra euros).

9.0 Guest Rating

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$75

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Hotel am Berg, Frankfurt

Situated in an old world villa, the eccentric Hotel am Berg is a truly special establishment, where each room represents an era in the evolution of post-war German aesthetics.

8.3 Guest Rating

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$42

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Editor's Pick
Mercure Hotel Kaiserhorf Frankfurt City Center, Frankfurt

An outpost of the European Mercure hotel chain, the Mercure Hotel Kaiserhof (formerly the Quality Hotel Kaiserhof) offers 76 reasonably priced rooms within a few blocks of the train station in Frankfurt’s red light district.

7.6 Guest Rating

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$70

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Editor's Pick
Excelsior, Frankfurt

It would be easy for the Hotel Excelsior to rest on its unbeatable location facing the train station’s southern entrance, but the three-star property also throws in a friendly staff, terrific rates and various extras.

8.3 Guest Rating

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$84

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Editor's Pick
Goldman 25hours, Frankfurt

In every city we visit, there is always that one affordable gem that makes us wish we could just move in. In Frankfurt, that hotel was the four-star 25 Hours Goldman.

8.0 Guest Rating

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$88

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Editor's Pick
Kautz, Frankfurt

Situated in the heart of the upscale Sachsenhausen neighborhood, the family-run Hotel Kautz is a three-star gem combining a convenient location with familial attention.

7.9 Guest Rating

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$100

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Editor's Pick
Five Elements Hostel, Frankfurt

The Five Elements Hostel is a trendy, young-spirited place befitting its gritty urban environment. And its 188 beds can be some of the cheapest in the city.

8.3 Guest Rating

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$46

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Lloyed, Frankfurt

The three-star Lloyed benefits from a laid-back, multilingual staff and an excellent location in a residential area within a 10-minute walk of the train station.

7.9 Guest Rating

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$75

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Editor's Pick
Astoria, Frankfurt

Catering mostly to a business crowd, the three-star Hotel Astoria offers 64 reliable rooms, supremely friendly service and impressive weekend and off-peak deals.

7.9 Guest Rating

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$95

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Editor's Pick
Frankfurt Hostel, Frankfurt

The Frankfurt Hostel offers clean rooms, unbeatable rates and a convenient location near the train station. It’s also a great place to forge new friendships with other travelers.

7.3 Guest Rating

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$50

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Editor's Pick
Europa Life, Frankfurt

Situated in the middle of Frankfurt’s action and steps away from the train station, the three-star Hotel Europa Life is a functional budget hotel with a competent staff and convenient location.

8.3 Guest Rating

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$48

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Editor's Pick
Ibis Frankfurt Centrum, Frankfurt

With its excellent location near the lush riverbank and reliable service, the two-star Ibis Frankfurt Centrum is a solid pick.

7.7 Guest Rating

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$52

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Editor's Pick
Hotel Cristall, Frankfurt

And, although it’s not the most memorable, the clean, convenient and reasonably-priced Hotel Cristall is a good solid pick, especially if you have an early train to catch.

8.3 Guest Rating

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$83

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Editor's Pick
National, Frankfurt

Situated kitty-corner to the train station, the four-star Hotel National is a standard business hotel with a touch of old-world elegance.

7.8 Guest Rating

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$70

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Editor's Pick
Haus der Jugend, Frankfurt

Situated on the river and flanked by grand museums, Frankfurt’s official Hostelling International hostel, Haus der Jugend (or DJH Hostel), is a 400-bed bohemoth that offers clean accommodations at low rates.

7.1 Guest Rating

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$67

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