My personal highlight: It takes five seconds to understand that 25hours Hotel HafenCity is a place thought up to the last corner. Real place, real people

Ahoi and welcome to HafenCity. This vibrant still strongly developing area of Hamburg is fascinating. The name of the streets suggest the international vibes. Singapur Street, San Francisco street, Osaka Allee, we have them all. The buildings here are all architecturally perfectly planned and designed. It’s Europe’s biggest inner-city urban development project. A culturally diverse home to 2,800 residents, a place of work for about 12,000 employees of more than 730 companies, and a center of learning for 5,000 students.

This is the home of Elphi, known as Elbphilharmonie a phenomenal concert hall. It’s THE architectural landmark of Hamburg that opened this year planned and projected by the Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron. I love the fact that this building looks different from every angle you admire it. It may seem a huge sail or a huge cruiser.

This is 25 Hours Hotel Hafencity Hamburg

Hafen City is lovely for promenade walks along the rover Elbe or having drinks and dinner in a bar or restaurant. Find details about that area in my other story about Hamburg and check their informative website!

Who is 25 hours hotel?

A young dedicated management and staff that follows the mission Real place, real people. Which means feel home away from home.

Find 25 Hours Hotels in Frankfurt, Berlin, Hamburg, Vienna and Zurich. All the hotels are tailored to each location. The approach is to offer a Bed & Breakfast including useful additional services. Every house follows a different theme. In Berlin for example the location gives the tone. Being close to the zoo you’ll find the ambience playing with the contrasts of nature and culture. In Hamburg Hafen City obviously it’s all about Sea life.

  • 170 cabins
  • meeting space for up to 200 guests
  • club floor to relax
  • heimat kitchen+bar with traditional food
  • harbor sauna with a breathtaking view over the new harbor area
  • mare kiosk with quality products as food, books, gadgets and gimmicks
  • ue boom bluetooth speakers in all rooms
  • Vinyl room with hundreds of selected vinyls of great music
  • iMac workstations and game room
  • free of charge mini car and bike rental
  • a hearty and service oriented staff that makes you feel home away from home

The 25 Hours Hotel Hafencity is located only 5 minutes walk from the underground station at Überseeallee. Entering the house is like going on a cruise with an individual urban groovy style.

Get the feeling of being being on a container ship. One of the conference rooms consists of stylish containers that have carefully been selected. These containers have been on 7 continents. The elevators  and floor signs underline the industrial feeling. The design is well combined with heartwarming stories. 25 seamen have been interviewed from the designers team to get inspiration on the architectural concept of the house. Stories of dangerous voyages, romantic encounters, violent storms and painful farewells are interpreted in a characteristic and appealing way.


17o cosy and comfortable cabins in the sizes M and L for couples and friends, families or business trips. The rooms feature all you need: UE Boom Bluetooth speaker, TV and a cute teddy sheep to fall asleep.

The rooms are decorated with a lot of attention, here you sleep in a bunk styled room. Forget a classic or standard room concept. The maritime theme surrounds you all over with paired shapes, colors and materials.

There is a in-house radio station that plays songs guests and the staff selects. You are always surrounded by good vibes!

I love all extras listed above. Profit form the free car rental. Drive through HafenCity in a cool mini.

They support local brands. The soap is a very nice reminder to stop water flowing while teeth brushing!

Do you need a stylish bag for a city tour? Use their hand made canvasco bag made of used sails.

Food & Drinks

The in-house Restaurant Heimat Küche & Bar offers classical and seasonal dishes created with locally sourced products. The place is not only frequented by hotel guests. Locals choose it, too. Their Schnitzel is absolutely worth trying. Find delicious local sea food as a baked cod if you prefer a fish menu.

For breakfast I love their tea selection called samova and the hand made jams from Marges, both from local producers.

My personal highlights

Andreas Schnuerer, Senior Sales & Marketing Manager 25Hours Hotel HafenCity and the team gave me a very hearty welcome and made me feel immediately home. Andreas provided me plenty of details for this story. This is the way they treat every guest in the house.

After my dinner I found out by chance through the guide geheimtipphamburg that the Wiener Schnitzel had at their Restaurant Heimat Küche & Bar is one of the best in town. So my culinary highlight: the Schnitzel.

It warmed my heart observing the Chefs through the glass front while preparing plenty of dishes in a fast tempo. Their happy smiling faces and relaxed attitude shows that people feel home here.

Getting a bottle of water after checking out from the staff at the reception was very attentively.

Thank you very much 25HoursHotel Hafencity for this memorable experience. I felt home.

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Marina Lovefoodish

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