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Where to sleep? 17 year old Frankfurt airport

Where to sleep? 17 year old Frankfurt airport

  1. Joe Barnes

    Hi,

    I’m flying to Frankfurt airport at 10.45pm and have an outbound flight at 10am the next day. I’m 17 years old, and have been looking for hotels near the airport. Most are minimum check in age 18, but one, the park inn by radisson displays a minimum age of 16 both on Expedia and bookings(.com). However, when I called, they once again said 18.

    So, do you know of any hotels that accept 17 year olds or any lounges open 24hrs. If not, is it safe to sleep in the airport landside, with a large suitcase and a bag.

    Finally, do you think it is worth booking he room at the hotel, and if it turns out the age is 18 showing them websites citing a 17 year old age, and hope for the best (maybe play on pity)???

    Any advice is great!!

  2. rickyw

    If you ask me, every traveler should have to spend at least one night in an airport at some point in their travels! Better to do it when you can plan ahead, instead of involuntarily 😎

    I did it at Madrid airport about 6 years ago and always felt extremely safe (stayed inside security). Pulled a couple benches together and got about 4-5 hours of sleep from around midnight til 5am, when a lounge opened up.

    [URL]http://www.sleepinginairports.net/europe/frankfurt.htm[/URL]

  3. Joe Barnes

    [QUOTE=”rickyw, post: 34664, member: 1436″]If you ask me, every traveler should have to spend at least one night in an airport at some point in their travels! Better to do it when you can plan ahead, instead of involuntarily 😎

    I did it at Madrid airport about 6 years ago and always felt extremely safe (stayed inside security). Pulled a couple benches together and got about 4-5 hours of sleep from around midnight til 5am, when a lounge opened up.

    [URL]http://www.sleepinginairports.net/europe/frankfurt.htm[/URL][/QUOTE]

    Did you sleep past security? The only problem that i have is that I can’t check in until the next morning. I arrive on BA and leave on Lufthansa!!

  4. rickyw

    Yep, same situation for me. Flew in on EasyJet and out the next morning on Iberia/American (can’t remember exactly), but it was definitely different terminals.

    If you decide to do it… just don’t exit security. Plan on spending the night wherever British leaves from, and head over to Lufthansas the next morning when security opens again.

  5. No Name

    [USER=1436]@rickyw[/USER]

    I assume you didn’t have any checked in luggage in MAD?

    Thinking the problem for Joe would be the large suitcase, which he probably going to check in.

  6. rickyw

    Ah yes, did not think of that, sorry. Good call No Name, that might complicate things.

    Been a very long time since I traveled with checked luggage so I often forget others do!

  7. RTBones

    You might try the hostel across from the Frankfurt Hbf.

    [URL]http://www.frankfurt-hostel.com/en/faq-en/[/URL]

    They say there is no age limit, per their FAQ. Getting to it should be straightforward – not sure what time the trains stop running to get you there, but you should surely be able to get back in the morning by train.

    Hope this helps.

    EDIT: Just to follow up, I checked the Deutsches Bahn website
    [URL]https://www.bahn.com/en/view/index.shtml[/URL]

    You want trains from Frankfurt Flughafen to Frankfurt Hbf. (Thats Frankfurt airport to Frankfurt main train station, or Hauptbanhof). Looks like trains run fairly consistently past 0100 in the morning, which would be plenty for you. Its about a 15 minute ride into the city.
    So, once you cleared immigration, head to the airport train station and get a train into town. The hostel is just across the street from the train station.

  8. Donna

    Many years ago when I was in the US Army stationed in West Germany I spent more than a few nights in that airport. Always airside (secure area). There were plenty of armed German soldiers with dogs roaming the terminal throughout the night and I never felt threatened, even as a very young female traveling alone. It’s not the best alternative but it’s not scary.

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