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Hamburg doesn’t get much more hip than it does in the arty Sternschanze quarter, and here’s a hotel that cooly—as in quietly and tastefully—suits the surroundings. Bright, high-ceilinged guest rooms on a floor of a 19th-century apartment house are done in soothing neutrals with bold splashes of color. Some open to balconies, but the quieter ones face a leafy courtyard off the street. There are few amenities—and no bar or restaurant—but fresh fruit and coffee are on hand and the neighborhood, at the edge of lively St. Pauli, is chockablock with cafes and bars.