Sleeping in Airports

Sleeping in Frankfurt Hahn Airport

sleeping in frankfurt hahn airport

If you’re dealing with a long layover or an early morning flight departure at Frankfurt Hahn airport, you might be wondering if it is possible to sleep in the airport. Our guide to sleeping in Frankfurt Hahn airport provides essential information for seasoned airport sleepers and newbies to help travellers arrive prepared for the experience.

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Sleeping in Frankfurt Hahn Airport Overnight

While the Frankfurt Hahn Airport technically stays open 24 hours, the airside zone closes when Security checkpoints close for the night. Any travellers on the airside will need to relocate to the landside/public area until Security re-opens in the morning.

Locations & Seating

Generally, seating here is somewhat limited, particularly at the Gates just before a flight departs. Armrest-free benches are scattered throughout Terminals 1 and 2, but many are metal. The airport is small enough that it’s easy to walk back and forth until you can find a sleep spot. Sleeping on the floor is a decent option if you’ve brought something soft to cushion the hard tiles. There is some carpeting in certain corners, too. Surprisingly, more than one traveller had success sleeping on the luggage conveyor belts!

Travellers have specifically reported sleeping on the floor around the rental car counters for some privacy.

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Rest Zones

At the time of this update, there are no designated rest zones within the airport.

Hotels

frankfurt hahn airport hotelsIf you prefer privacy and comfort, there are a few hotels within a 3-minute drive of the airport, and one offers day rooms. See the hotel section in our Airport Guide for locations, or visit Tripadvisor to find hotel deals at Hahn Airport.

Lounges

frankfurt hahn airport loungesThere are no pay-to-use lounges at Frankfurt Hahn Airport.

More Airport Services & Facilities

For information about drinking water, 24-hour food & drink options, luggage storage, showers, mobile charging and WiFi, visit our Frankfurt Hahn Airport Guide.

Airport Conditions

If you plan to spend the night at the airport, here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Temperature: Expect the airport to cool down at night, with air conditioning running and fewer people inside.
  • Noise: Even as overnight flights slow down or stop entirely, the airport may still run announcements, and cleaning crews may make the rounds, so anticipate some noise.
  • Lighting: The airport may stay bright thanks to around-the-clock lights, but certain corners may be dimly lit.

Arrive prepared! We recommend earplugs or noise-cancelling headphones, an extra layer of warmth, eyeshades, or something else to cover your eyes, such as a shirt or towel.

Security & Safety

Security staff seem to tolerate overnight sleepers, though you’ll need to be in the pre-Secure areas. If not, they’ll direct you where to stay.

At the time of this update, we have no reports from travellers commenting on safety issues at Frankfurt Hahn Airport. However, sleeping in any airport can include a certain level of risk, especially when travelling alone. It’s important to take certain precautions to ensure your safety and the security of your valuables. Here are a few tips:

  • Safety First. It’s a good idea to know where the security office is located and look for video cameras where you plan to sleep. You can also ask the security personnel for advice on the safest places to spend the night.
  • Don’t Seclude Yourself. If you’re travelling alone, we recommend you stay near other travellers or close to security. This will help you feel more secure and deter potential thieves.
  • Hide Your Valuables. It’s also important to hide your valuables. Don’t leave them out in plain view, as this could make you a target for theft. Additionally, if you are a deep sleeper, you may want to padlock your bag to something or sleep with your bag up against a wall to make it harder for someone to access zippers and pockets. We have received reports of sleepers who woke up without their phones and laptop bags. The travellers were left with just their headphones and laptop bag strap.
  • Stay Alert. It’s best to stay alert and awake if you feel unsafe or uncomfortable. Drink coffee or other caffeinated beverages to help you stay awake, and remember that you can always catch up on sleep during your flight. These simple precautions can help you enjoy a safe night at the airport.

Pro-tip: If you sleep in the public zone, don’t be surprised if you receive an early morning wake-up call. Security is known to make the rounds, waking people up as travellers arrive for morning flights.

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