Travel to Frankfurt
Hotel-Pension Bruns, Mendelssohnstr. 42, 2nd fl. (74 88 96; www.brunsgallus-hotel.de). Take U4 to Festhalle. In the wealthy Westend area near the Uni, Bruns has nine Victorian rooms with high ceilings, hardwood floors, cable TV, and breakfast in bed. Ring the bell. Showers ‚1.50. Doubles ‚46-52; triples ‚63. O
Haus der Jugend (HI), Deutschherrnufer 12 ( 610 01 50). Take bus #46 from the main train station to Frankensteiner PI. Turn left along the river. In the museum district. Popular with student groups. Breakfast included. Reception 24hr. Check-in after lpm. Check-out 9:30am. Curfew 2am. Reservations by phone recommended. Dorms begin at ‚20, under-27 ‚15.
Hotel-Pension Backer, Mendelssohnstr. 92 (74 79 92). Take U6 or 7 to Westend. Cheap, clean, and near the city center. Breakfast included. If you’re on a tight budget, ask for room #1 (‚10). Singles ‚25; doubles ‚40; triples ‚45.
Hotel-Pension Golz, Beethovenstr. 44 ( 74 67 35). Take U6 or 7 to Westend. Quiet and beautiful rooms with phone, couch, and TV. Big breakfast included. Singles ‚50; doubles ‚81; triples ‚96.
Fennis Fuchser, Mainzer Landstr. 95 ( 25 38 55). From the train station, take a left on Dusseldorfer Str. walk 2 blocks, and take a left onto Mainzer Landstr. A convenient place to crash. Enter through the restaurant downstairs. Special rates for stays longer than one night. Singles ‚20; doubles ‚40; triples ‚60.