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It’s ten years ago that 25hours Hotels started with a single hotel in Hamburg, growing steadily within Germany, Switzerland, and Austria to seven hotels in five cities: Hamburg, Berlin, Frankfurt, Vienna and Zurich.

Longer-term plans include target cities from New York to Stockholm and Madrid to Cape Town, but in March 25hours will add a third hotel to its native Hamburg: 25hours Altes Hafenamt, the former harbour office in Hafencity. A listed building, it’s close to the existing Hafencity hotel (and will be run by the same team), and has direct access to the pedestrian boulevard.


Just 45 rooms are divided into M/L/XL categories, filled with quirky furniture – like the chainlink lamp – open-shelf storage, and if you are in an L- or XL-room, a Pelago bike (with the ability to hang it on the wall as the rendering below shows). While (light) gray dominates in the floor and walls, the tiling in the hallway and bathroom takes a different turn, mixing white and burnt sienna.


WiFi is free throughout the maritime-themed hotel. Restaurant NENI will serve ‘eclectic eastern Mediterranean cuisine’ and have a terrace and garden, and there is Boilerman Bar. Rates for an entry-level M-room start at €135 a night.


In addition to its third property in Hamburg, 25hours is working on a second hotel in Zurich and hotels in Munich, Dusseldorf, and Cologne.

[Renderings: DREIMETA Armin Fischer, Augsburg for 25hours Hotels]


Paul J DeVries
Paul J DeVries is a freelance travel writer and was previously a contributing editor for Based in London, he knows the city's hotel scene inside out, while also covering the latest in destinations around the world. When not checking out a new hotel, he checks in on the airlines and inflight products that get you there.

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