Following research, we loved what we saw about Pyjama Park Hotel and asked to drop by to take some shots. They were kind enough to provide us with accommodation, however all thoughts and opinions are – as always – formed independently and without agreement to be favourable.

In the port city of Hamburg where The Beatles famously laid the foundations for their future success in the nightlife and red-light district of the Reeperbahn you’ll find a hotel and hostel that has a heart of design with friendlyness as its life-blood.

Pyjama Park Hotel and Hostel Logo - Design and a Smile at Hamburg's Pyjama Park Hotel

On Arrival

Once up the stairs into the reception and lounge area you’ll come face-to-face with the style and design which is carried across all floors and into all rooms. The choice of decoration is most certainly focused on the graffiti and street art culture and is done particularly well with a bright colour scheme that comes alive at the light streams in through the window on a sunny morning.

Reception of Pyjama Park - Design and a Smile at Hamburg's Pyjama Park Hotel
Table to relax at - Design and a Smile at Hamburg's Pyjama Park Hotel
Shot of the lobby - Design and a Smile at Hamburg's Pyjama Park Hotel

Morning Relaxation

Pyjama Park Hotel and Hostel comprises 50 hotel rooms and 22 hostel rooms which are spread out across two ‘houses‘ and several floors with a shared communal eating area at the bottom and the individual style and graffiti effect is carried on through this part of the building also.

It’s a nice cosy and intimate style that remains bright and open whether it’s rain or shine on the other side of the window, and in the communal area you’ll find it’s the details and the friendliness of the staff that make the biggest mark, even more than the great drawings on the wall.

Decorated candle holder - Design and a Smile at Hamburg's Pyjama Park Hotel
Wooden seats in the dining area - Design and a Smile at Hamburg's Pyjama Park Hotel
Cosy eating area with graffiti too - Design and a Smile at Hamburg's Pyjama Park Hotel
Embroided pillows on the seats - Design and a Smile at Hamburg's Pyjama Park Hotel
Dale catching up in the communal dining area - Design and a Smile at Hamburg's Pyjama Park Hotel

Bed Time For Graffiti Heads

Each room of the hotel section of the building has been individually designed and decorated by an artist and during our time there we were staying in a ‘Hip-Hop‘ room.

Full of light, full of space, the room is certainly subtitle for any couple travelling like ourselves, but also, the beds in the rooms are stacked so that you can turn one double bed into four single beds should you be travelling as a group of travellers or small family.

Bedroom with graffiti on the wall - Design and a Smile at Hamburg's Pyjama Park Hotel
Coats hanging up - Design and a Smile at Hamburg's Pyjama Park Hotel
Hip-Hop art work in the room - Design and a Smile at Hamburg's Pyjama Park Hotel
Chairs fastened to the wall as shelves - Design and a Smile at Hamburg's Pyjama Park Hotel
Another shot of the bed and artwork - Design and a Smile at Hamburg's Pyjama Park Hotel

Location

Pyjama Park Hotel and Hostel
Reeperbahn 36, 20359, Hamburg

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Summary

As a reader of our site you’ll know that we take the design of the locations we stay at quite seriously as we feel that the atmosphere created there is as much to do with the decor that surrounds you as the people you come into contact with, and having such well done art and design at Pyjama Park without it being too sterile and too distant from your feelings makes for a great escape from the lights and the sounds of the busy streets outside.

On top of that, the people that work the day and night shifts at Pyjama Park went out of their way to help us find veggie restaurants nearby and even films in their original language at cinemas around the city when the rain came down on our first night in town which we both really appreciated.

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