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'Reformed' brothel
The bad boy of Hamburg hotels, the Village (pronounced Villaaaaage) opened as a hotel in 1991, having spent the previous 30 or so years operating as a brothel. Stefan Schoenfeldt and Bernd Hodermann (both gay) transformed the bordello but appear to have retained the non-sterile sex-welcomoing feel of the previous tenant. Up on the fifth floor they added three relatively modern rooms, which contrast with the 17 semi-sleazy-feeling chambers on the floors below, many featuring the brothel's original silk walls. Admittedly the hotel does not appeal to all gays. whereas its velvetty baroque charms are apparently very popular with straight overnighters. Schoenfeldt and Hodermann run a second hotel (Hotel Beim Funk) in the Rotherbaum quarter, while this friendly and unrepressed one-off establishment is located in the thick of gay St Georg.

Tags: Mixed Gay/Straight, $$ - Standard, $ - Budget, Gay-owned

Steindamm 4
Hamburg, Germany 20099
St. Georg

+49 40/480 6490


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  • markboy was here

    November 3, 2012 via facebook

  • "My straight floor neighbor seems to be gone very early, Petra the maid it's making his room. Poor thing, after bringing an slut back to his lair at 3AM (I know because we arrive around the same time) and then wake up that early I hope he don't fall sleep"

    August 5, 2012 via facebook

  • "Back from the gym, it feels good to work out after so long it makes you feel a little less guilty about all the REGULAR food/carbs ate so far!"

    August 3, 2012 via facebook

  • "Enjoying Hamburg already!"

    August 3, 2012 via facebook

  • soerenpoul gave this place *

    June 6, 2012

  • soerenpoul was here

    August 12, 2011


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