A&O Berlin Friedrichshain Reviews
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This was quite simply the worst hostel that we have stayed at so far. AVOID!
The facilities and the hostel in general were really dirty. It looked so dirty, that the staff had to see it, so we knew they just don't care. Most of the staff, especially the girls were unfriendly, looked like they didn't want to be botherd. The only really good thing was the location, and the lounge at the reception, apart from that the whole expierience wasn't that great. Would not recommend it.
The staff was very unpleasant and of no help when needed.
Stayed in 6-bed room. The room is just enough big. The bathroom in the room is a bit messy and dirty (probably because of people in room). The shared bathroom and toilets in the end of corridor is not neither dirty nor clean. From the early beginning of morning, there was extremely loud talking comes from the tables in between the checking desk and building. Staff is a bit uninterested, but okay. The location is easy to find. There is also Lidl in very close distance.
Rude and blunt staff in arrival, think the receptionist was called sophie! Absolutely massive hotel, the wifi doesn't work in the rooms. Bit of a long walk from the centre, wouldn't go back
If you're under the age of 18 or travelling with a big group then this is for you, if not do not stay here! It is full of school groups and makes it very hard to meet people. The staff where also rude and incompetent and the showers had no doors or curtains and nowhere to hang your towel. Everyone can walk past and see you. they also charge extra for pretty much everything including linen. Definitely stay somewhere else.
We stayed for 4 nights, the staff was really helpful and understanding and the hostel had great facilities. Working wifi was a pleasant surprise and the place overall was clean and nice. I recommend this place to anyone!
I hated this hostel. The staff were SO RUDE!!!!! The showers don't have curtains and the door doesn't lock. Everyone sees your bits and pieces while you shower. The line for checkin, checkout and information is the same. I had to wait for 20 minutes to ask how to get somewhere. When I finally got to the desk, I was told to look at the map. I've never been treated so poorly in all my life. There is also only 1 outlet for the entire room. Save yourself a headache, don't stay here.
Hostel was more of a large hotel with about 2 groups of 30 high school students staying on my floor. People at reception and the bar were quite unfriendly and didn't seem to care too much about keeping any sort of reasonable noise level. Also you were forced to suffer the bar if you wanted to use the wifi. I would not recommend if there is another option available to you.
There were school kids running around everywhere, and the whole hostel had a feeling of being back at school. Way too big to be able to get to know anyone. The rooms were SO warm, and it wasn't allowed to open up the windows! Do especially not recommend it to solo travelers.
I stayed here with a group of 10 on a Europe wide inter-railing throughout Europe. I loved Berlin and especially Friedrichshain (the area the hostel is located in). The hostel prices in Berlin on a whole are quite expensive. I found the hostel was competent on all levels but without character or atmosphere. I particularly dislike paying additional costs for bed sheets and the kitchen. A real school tour hostel. The bar is dead. I recommend the bikes.
I guess it use to be an army barracks - it basically still is. Good location and a place to put your head done, that is all
Immediately when we arrived at the hostel we were greeted by an incredibly rude male receptionist. Bear in mind now that all three of us are people who work within the service sector ourselves and find it very important to always be as polite and easy going as possible in these situations. Secondly our room reeked of mold and sewers which made my asthma way worse and made sleeping difficult. Usually not a demanding person at all but this was far below acceptable for the price payed.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
The bathrooms were too dirty to use. This is something I have come across for the first time. Few employees were too rude. They meant only money. The place is way too far from the city, still they charge pretty high for the breakfast or linen.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 31-40
- (1 review)