If you’re looking for somewhere stylish and affordable to stay when visiting Hamburg, then you can’t go wrong with a trip to Superbude St Pauli. The Superbude brand has hotels across Hamburg, however, we chose the one in St Pauli due to its excellent reviews and fantastic location.
Superbude St Pauli is in a perfect location. A short walk away was a hive of restaurants, bars and cafes as well as small independent shops.
There is a bus stop directly outside the hotel. Here you can catch the number 3 bus into the more central part of the city. The bus was a 13-minute ride into the main shopping area of town, further on the bus route will take you to the Miniatur Museum and the Chocoversum Museum.
We stayed in a double room with ensuite on the top floor. The lift could only go to the 4th floor and then there was a short walk up the last few steps to our room that was on a long corridor. The room was bright, clean, comfortable and came with everything you would need and more.
The bed was very comfortable with what I can only imagine to be a bedding with a high thread count (seriously, it was so soft and smooth and just perfect!).
The room had a multi-purpose bench that doubled up as storage with a padlock for your stuff, on the side was a little table that swung around to be a desk. The bed had a lamp on each side with plug sockets and a separate USB port.
The ensuite bathroom was very clean, spacious and bright, though the lighting was dim, the use of the wood made it feel much lighter.
What we really liked were the additional services within the room such as the emergency kit for women, a hair dryer, laundry bag and locker for your belongings. We really like the quirky and unique touches such as the flip-flop magazine holder.
The hotel had a dining area for breakfast, with an adjoining communal area with repurposed furniture such as wheelbarrow seats. The reception was clean, tidy and very welcoming with bright colours and a cool feel.
Within the reception, there was a little display that had sandwiches, fruit bowls and some snacks that you could purchase along with 2 fridges with a variety of drinks to purchase at the desk. The fridges are open around the clock which is great for if you need to grab a drink before you head off for your early flight like we did or a late night snack.
There are so many other facilities available to use such as an iMac station and printer to print off boarding cards. Magazines, board games and drinks are available which all contribute to the most perfect ‘day in’ or ‘evening off’ with friends.
What we really enjoyed (perhaps a little too much) was the fruit bowl full of stickers for you to take and decorate everything from your notebook to your bag.
For a small additional fee, there’s a fantastic buffet breakfast on offer. Without a doubt, the highlight for Helen was the waffle maker. There was a jug and ladle to one side with the mixture and a variety of different toppings from syrup, Nutella, sugar and icing sugar. Helen had never had a waffle before so this made her day.
There were a variety of jams, spreads for toast, freshly baked rolls with hard-boiled eggs. As well as a selection of meat and cheeses along with fresh coffee, tea and juices. There was possibly everything you could think of to have for breakfast and the presentation was wonderful.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Superbude St Pauli and would definitely return to Hamburg to stay there again. However, if this hotel doesn’t sound like the right place for you, go ahead and check out our guide on where to stay in Hamburg. This should help you find the right district as well as the right hotel for your visit to the city.