Hamburg – A childhood dream comes true! I, the BILD reporter (27), spend the night in a shopping center – in the Europa Passage.
Since this week there has been a tent-like cube on the first floor, a “sleeperoo”. Anyone can rent it and sleep in it: 1.60 m bed, storage space, combination lock, tall people can stand in it. A proud price: from 170 euros per night.
The information on the ground floor becomes the reception: Here I get information, a snack box and a bathroom chip. Camping experience is clearly an asset.
The employees are privy to the word and are not surprised by leopard pajamas and pink slippers, but greet them nicely. If you get lost, security notices on the surveillance cameras and rushes to help. The sleeping area is obscured in the recordings.
You can have dinner in one of the restaurants in the center: I choose a noodle box from the “Food Sky”. The doors of the center close at 11 p.m. and nobody can come in.
Luckily: Before that, I felt like a monkey in the zoo in my locked sleeping area with sofa and table.
If you want to wander around Hamburg before you go to the center, you can: Call security, they will let you back into the “hotel”.
But I stay inside and explore the center. The catch: all shops are closed. Those who are inventive still have fun: The long corridors are perfect for inline skating. It’s quiet in the mall, I only hear a few bangs or a rumble. Here and there someone is tinkering or cleaning.
The night is warm but short: the cleaning work starts at 5 a.m. Earplugs recommended!
Breakfast is served in the café from 9.30 a.m. Franzbrötchen and coffee against tiredness! I enjoy that with a view of the Alster.
Conclusion: A 1-room hotel in a dream location with a proud price for adventurous early risers!