We have identified a number of quality hotels in the city and negotiated discounts for attendees. Available group booking codes are listed in descriptions of the hotels below. We expect heavy attendance and rooms will fill up, so book early if you can. Keep checking this page as we will update as hotels fill up.

JUFA Hamburg Hafen City (4 stars)

Versmannstraße 12-14
20457 Hamburg, Germany
Phone: +49 40-7941 67660

This 4-star-hotel is located very close to the HafenCity University, just a three-minute walk. It offers a beautiful view of Baakenhafen, where you can watch the growth of a new city district. It is ideal for guests traveling with children as there are indoor and outdoor playgrounds.

Participants must email and mention the booking code “GIJC19” in their email to qualify for the group booking contingent (169 Euro/night – 194 USD/night). Bookings are possible until 4 weeks before arrival.

THE MADISON (4 stars)

Schaarsteinweg 4
20459 Hamburg, Germany
Phone: +49 40 37666-0

This hotel, next to the famous Elbphilharmonie, is centrally located between St. Michaelis church and the harbor, directly bordering on the HafenCity and the Speicherstadt. The port promenade and piers are just two minutes walk away and the underground station Stadthausbrücke a five-minute walk away. Guests can enjoy the adjacent Meridian Spa & Fitness.

We have reserved large studio rooms with 35 sqm for conference attendees (165 Euro/night).  The rooms can be booked individually until August 15, 2019. Please mention the keyword “GIJC19” when you get in touch with the hotel (


Ludwig-Erhard-Straße 26
20459 Hamburg, Germany
Phone: +49 40 3571890-0

This designer hotel is located in the heart of the city and close to Hamburg’s landmark “Michel,” the baroque church of St. Michael. In the surrounding area of the hotel you will also find some of Hamburg’s most important sights such as the Reeperbahn and the harbor as well as the shopping streets of the city.


Holstenstraße 7
22767 Hamburg, Germany
Phone: +49 (0)421 59 49 94 01

The Prizeotel is an economy designer hotel with the motto “high design affordable to all.” There are two Prizeotel locations in Hamburg – and we have reserved rooms in both. This hotel is located in St. Pauli — not far away are the famous Reeperbahn, the fish market, the HafenCity or the Schanzenviertel, known for its vibrant, independent, cultural and creative scene as well as its thriving nightlife.


Högerdamm 28
20097 Hamburg, Germany
Phone: +49 (0)421 59 49 94 01

The Prizeotel is an economy designer hotel with the motto “high design affordable to all.” There are two Prizeotel locations in Hamburg – and we have reserved rooms in both. This hotel is not far from Hamburg Central Station and Hafencity, one of the GIJC venues. It is a 15-minute walk to Der Spiegel at Ericusspitze, another GIJC venue.


Krayenkamp 5
20459 Hamburg, Germany
Phone: +49 40 37096-0

The Seemannsheim is an original, affordable place to stay. It mainly houses sailors whose ships have docked in the port of Hamburg. Some rooms are also rented to guests from all over the world. These are simple rooms with shower and toilet. The guesthouse is a sea-mile from the harbor.

We have reserved a couple of rooms. So be quick! For queries, guests can contact the guesthouse at Be sure to mention that you are attending the Global Investigative Journalism Conference.


Schmilinskystraße 78
20099 Hamburg, Germany
Phone: +40 284 25-0
Flyer: St. Ansgar-Haus

This is the guesthouse of the Catholic Archdiocese of Hamburg (Erzbistum Hamburg), which offers simple and affordable rooms. It is located in St. Georg, east of Hamburg Central Station, in a lively and multicultural neighborhood filled with galleries, shops, restaurants and bars. St. Georg is Hamburg’s center of the LGBTQ community.

You can find more accommodation facilities on popular online platforms (like, Tripadvisor and Airbnb) and at

Couchsurfing: Find an accommodation at Hostwriter

Need somewhere to stay for the Global Investigative Journalism Conference (GIJC19)? Our partner, Hostwriter, offers the opportunity for you to be hosted for free by a journalist colleague in Hamburg. Hostwriter is an open network that helps journalists to easily collaborate across borders. In the network, you can find local colleagues who are offering a couch to fellow members. Journalists who host a colleague in Hamburg will receive a free ticket to the GIJC19 awards ceremony. Find a couch by checking out the listings on the network’s HostWIRE channel, specifically set up for GIJC19. If you’re not a member yet, join here:

Need a Roommate? Check this page.