Germany Hotels: 25hours Hotel Altes Hafenamt Hamburg

Germany Hotels: 25hours Hotel Altes Hafenamt Hamburg

Back in March, I headed to my favourite German city Hamburg, not once but twice!

That first weekend, I went there for a brief 24 hours, hanging out at the Gastwerk Hotel to get away from it all. After 14 months in Berlin, I was stressed and needed some quality “me time” after losing my job in January, finding a new one, and waiting for my visa to be approved.

I returned a mere few weeks later over Easter weekend to properly explore the city and experience yet another design hotel, the 25hours Altes Hafenamt, which just opened on March 1.

Germany Hotels: 25hours Hotel Altes Hafenamt Hamburg

25 Hours Hotel Altes Hafenamt Hamburg Lobby
A new offering from the 25hours hotel chain, which also has locations in Berlin and Frankfurt, this is their third hotel in Hamburg. Situated in a historic venue, the former office for Electricity and Construction, the small boutique hotel now houses 49 rooms decked out in a nautical theme befitting of its maritime past.

The cozy lobby of the 25hours Altes Hafenamt, with its exposed brick, modern touches, and overall warm setting, make you feel immediately welcome upon check-in.

The M Room

25 Hours Hotel Altes Hafenamt Hamburg M Room25 Hours Hotel Altes Hafenamt Hamburg M Room Bed
The 25hours Hotel Altes Hafenamt Hamburg offers four luxurious room types, starting with the M-room, which is where I stayed. Also available are M-attic rooms, L-rooms, and XL-rooms.

The maritime theme pervaded in the 25-square-metre room, which came with a king-sized bed (crowned with an old door for a headboard), small seating area, desk, and a bathroom complete with a rain shower.

Considering that I’d stayed at a hostel the night before, the room was became my temporary sanctuary from the rest of the world.

25 Hours Hotel Altes Hafenamt Hamburg Seating Area M Room
25 Hours Hotel Altes Hafenamt Hamburg M Room Amenities
25 Hours Hotel Altes Hafenamt Hamburg M Room Setup
As I love the weird and offbeat, I appreciated the quirky design details found around the room, like a lighted globe, face masks, and toiletries encouraging guests to conserve energy while showering. 
25 Hours Hotel Altes Hafenamt Hamburg M Room Globe
25 Hours Hotel Altes Hafenamt Hamburg Special Touches
25 Hours Hotel Altes Hafenamt Hamburg Toiletries

Neni Restaurant

Located on the main floor of the hotel, the Eastern Mediterranean Neni Restaurant serves up an intoxicating fusion of Persian, Arabic, Moroccan, Israeli, and Turkish dishes.

When I arrived, the restaurant was jam packed, surely a good sign for the meal to come. I readied myself for a mouth-watering tasting experience.

25 Hours Hotel Altes Hafenamt Hamburg Neni Restaurant
25 Hours Hotel Altes Hafenamt Hamburg Neni Restaurant Views
After I placed my order, the server quickly returned and rather pleasantly surprised me with a small plate of hummus, homemade bread, and olives.
25 Hours Hotel Hamburg Neni Bread and Olives
Next up was an appetizer of Zigarren, “oriental spring rolls filled with minced beef, pine nuts, and spices, served with Har Bracha tahina.”  While I could’ve ordered another plate, I couldn’t wait for my main to arrive.

25 Hours Hotel Hamburg Neni Appetizer
Following that, I opted for the Jerusalem Teller, comprising of “grilled chicken with oriental spices, fresh herbs, hummus, Har Bracha tahina, bell pepper, and Neni’s pita bread.”

25 Hours Hotel Hamburg Neni Chicken and Hummus
Although I was stuffed, and I didn’t order it, the server came by with yet another sweet surprise, a small piece of homemade cheesecake, doled out on the cutest of plates.

25 Hours Hotel Hamburg Neni Dessert
To get an idea as to their full culinary offerings, check out Neni’s menu. You can further complement each course with a glass of wine — simply request an expert recommendation from the incredible waitstaff.

Good to Know

1) Room prices at the 25hours Hotel Altes Hafenamt Hamburg are fairly reasonable, with varying rooms types all starting around €150 per night.

2) On weekdays, Restaurant Neni opens at 12:00 p.m. and closes at 11:00 p.m. On weekends, they’re open from 12:30 p.m. through 11:00 p.m.

3) A breakfast buffet is available daily from 6:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. during the week and from 7:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m on weekends, costing €19 a person. 

4) Wi-Fi’s available throughout the entire hotel.

5) Underground parking is available next to the hotel. Speak to the hotel concierge for more details.

6) You can rent a Mini or a bike for free. Again, chat with the concierge for availability and booking.

7) For rest and relaxation, guests of the hotel have access to the sauna in the nearby 25hours Hotel HafenCity (just around the corner). There’s also a small gym equipped with a small rooftop terrace. 

8) The nearest U-Bahn station is Überseequartier, only 300 metres from the hotel.

9) A taxi ride from Hamburg Hauptbahnhof will run you about €10.

10) If you’re thinking about road tripping through Germany, consider renting a car.

11) If you want to look into other Hamburg hotel options, check

12) If you’re more into renting your own flat, consider Airbnb. First time users can click on this link to score travel credit toward their initial stay!

13) For guided tours in Hamburg, look no further than here.



14) For a unique experience in Hamburg, try learning how to fly with iPilot.


25hours Hotel Altes Hafenamt Hamburg
Osakaallee 12
20457 Hamburg
+49 40 55 55 75 0

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Germany Hotels- 25hours Hotel Altes Hafenamt Hamburg
Disclosure – In order to offer personal insight about hotels to stay in when visiting Germany, we received a one-night complimentary stay. As always, any opinions expressed here are entirely our own.

Founder of Canadian in Berlin. Frequent traveller now at 43 countries and counting.

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