Although the trendy 25hours Hotel HafenCity is a little more kitsch than absolutely necessary, it does take guests on a fun trip back to Hamburg's maritime past. The hotel information book is called a Logbook, which, along with guidance about the property and the city, contains the stories of 25 sailors. Guest rooms are outfitted with wooden buckets and rope ladders, and some rooms have bunks. The rooms include modern touches like iPod docking stations. The Club Room is
a relaxing spot where guests can play vintage vinyl; the lobby boasts a Skype Cabin for calling home; and there's space for local bands to jam. There's also a little shop selling magazines and souvenirs, and a groovy bar and restaurant to hang out in on the ground floor.