The “Bahnhofsviertel” (BVTL as the locals like to call it) hasn’t always had the best reputation in the past, but has developed significantly in the past few years, and we are located right in the middle of it all! Bars and cafés surround the area; and former strip clubs are now hosting parties and live music gigs. We are also only a 15 minute walk away from the Zeil: Germany’s longest shopping street, which also offers an incredible choice of delicious and cheap eats and drinks!

Okay,so we’re located in the middle of the red light district, but in our opinion, it’s more entertaining than dangerous. The area is one of the safest in Frankfurt, and there are plenty of hotels and hostels in the area that don’t sell their rooms by the hour! Still, if you don’t feel good about staying in this area, we would recommend you book with the Youth Hostel located 25 minutes walking distance from the main station, but offers a nice view on the Main river.


At Five Elements Hostel, we believe that the red light district is the most interesting part of Frankfurt, and we would like to make it easier for our guests to feel the vibe of the area. This is why we developped some partnerships with our neighbors! Here is the list of our partners :

  • Falafel 1818 : 1€ discount on your menu if you show your guest pass
  • The Fox & Hound : one free jägershot or silver lime shot on your first order if you show your guest pass
  • Jambo Bar : one free shot on your first order OR 6€ Moscow Mule instead of 8€, if you show your guest pass
  • a href=””> Walking tour € 10 instead of € 14
  • Simit Café : 10% discount on hot drinks if you show your guest pass
  • Pilgrim Fitness : 10% off on SUP + mountainbike tours
  • Tumult : special offers for groups

You will find more infos about these partnerships at the reception.

You’ll find our top recommendations on this map:

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To get some insights in the City and it’s history we recommend to take a guided tour:
Our guests benefit from a special rate of only € 10,- instead of the normal € 14,-


our top recommendations:

DAYTRIP TO THE RHEINGAU (Full day at the Rhine + in the Hills of Rüdesheim / Assmannshausen full of great impressions, landscapes, views, Wines, 1h train from Frankfurt)

HALFDAY TRIP TO THE TAUNUS (easy afternoon walk at the foot of Taunus Mountains, Kronberg Castle, mineral springs, some rare apple wine variety directly from the manufacturer, great view to Frankfurt, just some 20min by S-Bahn from the City)

SUP + MOUNTAINBIKING Our Partner Pilgrim Fitness offers unique views on Frankfurt from the river side + from uphill: via SUP (Full day, incl. barbecue in the evening) and guided mountainbike tours in the Taunus Mountains. Our Guests get a 10% discount on the normal price.