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Cheap areas to stay in Frankfurt

The Bahnhofsviertel, renowned for its buzzing nightlife and picturesque parks, is a great option for a cheap stay in Frankfurt. There are low-cost hotels aplenty, and its central location puts you within walking distance of many major attractions. Nearby, Gutleutviertel is another budget accommodation hotspot. This cosmopolitan riverside neighborhood is awash with independent shops and laid-back restaurants. You’ll also find a number of wallet-friendly hotels hidden amidst the gleaming skyscrapers and luxurious shopping streets of Innenstadt.

Cheap hotels in Frankfurt

INNSIDE Frankfurt Eurotheum is a stylish, centrally located hotel, offering spacious, self-contained apartments at a great price. Here, you can save on costly restaurant bills thanks to generous self-catering facilities, and room rates include great perks like the use of a state-of-the-art fitness center. The InterContinental Frankfurt is a smart riverfront hotel, offering in-room home comforts like flat-screen TVs, coffee and tea makers, and deep soaking bathtubs. The ibis Frankfurt Airport is another good choice for budget-conscious travelers. Here, you can take advantage of free WiFi and a convenient 24-hour bar and restaurant.

Where to find cheap food in Frankfurt

Bahnhofsviertel boasts an eclectic array of cheap eateries – take your pick from warming Vietnamese noodle soups, flavorsome Ethiopian meat stews, or authentic Italian wood-fired pizza. Sachsenhausen is also packed with first-rate no-frills restaurants, where you can gorge on juicy American-style hamburgers, or addictive German fast food staples like currywurst with crispy fries. West of the city center, Bockenheim is a bohemian student quarter, dotted with restaurants catering to a young, cash-strapped crowd. Here, you can enjoy everything from succulent, Turkish-style grilled meat kebabs, to fiery Indian curries, all at unbeatable prices.

Cheap things to do in Frankfurt

You can while away hours without spending a cent exploring the enchanting streets of Römerberg, Frankfurt’s fairytale-like historical core. Here, you’ll marvel at meticulously reconstructed Medieval structures like the Römer, with its lavish, Gothic façade and distinctive 3 gabled roof. Afterwards, take a refreshing stroll along the scenic banks of the River Main, past the world-renowned Museumsufer, or Museum Riverbank. Many of these fascinating cultural attractions offer generous concessions, and free admission to all on the last Saturday of every month. You’ll have to pay a modest fee to enter the Palmengarten, but you can easily spend the whole day taking in the enchanting spectacle of Germany’s largest botanical gardens. Enjoy a picnic lunch by a shimmering boating lake, before wandering through giant greenhouses packed with colorful tropical flowers.

Cheap ways to get around Frankfurt

Central Frankfurt is relatively compact, so it’s perfectly possible to explore the major sights by foot. If that sounds too much like hard work, the city also boasts a cheap, efficient, and extensive public transport network, with U-Bahn underground trains, S-Bahn suburban trains, buses, and trams. If you’re making multiple journeys, you can save cash by buying daily or weekly passes. It’s also worth considering the Frankfurt Card, which in addition to allowing unlimited travel, offers reduced admission at many museums and attractions.

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