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Discover Germany  |  Travel  |  Hostel Superbude

Superbude St. Pauli, lobby.

Superbude St. Pauli, Kitchenclub. Superbude St. Georg, lobby.

Hamburg for friends How about a trip to Germany’s northern metropolis this autumn or winter? At the Hostel Superbude’s two locations in St. Georg and St. Pauli, you can be sure to feel right at home. After all, ‘Bude’ means ‘flat’ in German so the hostels are designed like a ‘friend’s flat’. And friends are known for providing the best insider tips to their city…

bed or a spontaneous campfire on the beach shores of the river Elbe. At the Hostel Superbude, guests, employees and locals regularly come together and exchange ideas. This is truly inspiring – for everyone involved!”

TEXT: SONJA IRANI  I  PHOTOS: CHRISTIAN PERL

“Most of us like to stay with friends when visiting a different city,”says marketing and PR manager Constance Perl. “Especially if your friends have a really cool flat.” Or ‘Superbude’as the Germans would say. “We want to be that friend’s home. A place that’s welcoming, honest, lively and personal.” As Constance explains, the two Superbude Hostels located in Hamburg’s trend districts St. Georg and St. Pauli are an invention of hotelier Kai Hollmann, who has previously founded the Hamburg design hotels Gastwerk Hotel. The George, the very first 25h No.1. Hostel Superbude, was added as an equally stylish but more budget-friendly alternative to Hollmann’s three to four-star design hotels.

However, the Superbude is much more than your average hostel. Offering double rooms, five to six-bed rooms as well as the option to book single beds, the award-winning design hostel also provides a hotel-style daily housekeeping service. Plus, the Superbude socialises with various Hamburg locals on a regular basis and thus guarantees a Hamburg city break ‘from the insider’s perspective’. “Travelling these days is all about authentic experiences,” explains Constance. “Many guests want to explore the backyards of big cities together with the locals. Our secret sightseeing tips from the locals take us to the quirkiest events and places in Hamburg – for example to an old track

Ready for a super stay in Hamburg? If you book direct via the website below and use the promo code ‘Discover’, you will receive a five-euro discount per room and per night. www.superbude.de/en

Superbude St. Pauli, four-bed room.

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