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Alcatraz Backpacker Hostel

Schoenhauser Allee 133a, 10437, Berlin, Germany


  • 85%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 82%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

Property Information:

The alcatraz backpacker hostel - central, individual, affordable.

The Alcatraz Backpacker Hostel is situated right in the middle of the popular district Prenzlauer Berg, where students, party folks and unstressed residents mingle.

The house was colorfully decorated by local graffiti artists and is a popular photo opportunity both for passers-by and our guests alike. Just around the corner from us you may find cosy coffee shops, trendy designer stores, old fashioned record shops, second hand clothing and lots of low-priced restaurants to feast on either asian, italian, arabic or german food. The ideal starting point for sightseeing, shopping and nightlife!

Around the Hostel:

- 5 minutes walking from here you will find the Helmholtz-Kiez, a small district of charming cobblestone-streets packed with cosy cafes, cool bars, inviting restaurants and small shops selling unusual things
- 5 minutes walking from here you will also get to the Kulturbrauerei, a former brewery which has been refurbished and now hosts several clubs, theatres and a cinema as well as a beer-garden in summertime. Worth visiting, not only for the nice industrial age architecture
- 5 minutes walking from here you may find the Mauerpark, a municipal park situated where the Berlin Wall has been back in the days. A big, lively flea-market takes place here every sunday
- 5 minutes walking from here you will find the 'Max-Schmeling-Halle', a big venue for concerts and sport events
- 10 minutes by tram you may find the Wall Documentary Center. A very informative exhibition of pictures, videos and other information about the division of Berlin and what it meant for the city of Berlin. You can see the original parts of the Berlin Wall as well as the death-strip including watch-towers, all rebuild within the city.
- 10 minutes (or 3 stops) by underground line 2 you will reach Alexanderplatz with its famous, huge television tower that can be seen basically from everywhere in the city. Find lots of shopping opportunities here. At Alexanderplatz the district of Mitte begins, with all main points of interest to be reached within walking distance from here. For example, the Nicolaiviertel is the historical center of Berlin. This is basically where the story of Berlin began (go here and eat Eisbein mit Erbspueree, you won't find any other food which is more typical to Berlin than this!). But also Museum-Island (with its famous Pergamon-Museum), the Opera-House, Gendarmenmarkt, Friedrichstrasse, the Brandenburger Tor, the Reichstag or the Holocaust-Memorial can all be reached by foot from Alexanderplatz!

Ask us, and we will tell you even more points of interest in Berlin!

What we offer:

- breakfast-buffet for just 3,80 Euro per person
- open 24h
- no curfew, no lock-out
- friendly, multilingual staff
- 2 common rooms
- free internet access, free wifi hot spot
- all rooms and common rooms are non smoking
- outdoor terrace on courtyard
- cool drinks at the reception
- fully equipped kitchen and eating-area
- bikes for rent
- safe luggage room (locked!)

Please note: all guests are obliged to pay a fee of 2,00 for bed sheets per person.

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  • Latest Review

    The hostel is in a good location, very clean and the staff was great. I would stay there again and recommend to a friend. However, the wifi that only works in the common areas is a bit annoying and the toilet at my room didn't have hand towels and the windows were not covered, so was difficult to change clothes after shower.
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      Anonymous, Brazil, Female, 25-30
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  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • DVD's
  • Fax Service
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Games Room
  • Hairdryers
  • Hairdryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Kitchen
  • Linen Not Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meeting Room
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Postal Service
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines


  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 2 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay, unless otherwise stated below (see 'Things to Note' information).

Things to Note

Cancellations and changes of your booking are free of charge up to 48 hours prior to arrival. Cancellations and changes of your booking between 48h and 24h prior to your arrival will be charged with 50% of the total costs of the booking. Cancellations or changes made later than 24 hours prior to arrival as well as no-shows will be charged with 100% of the total costs of the booking. Our Reception is open from 7am until 1am. You can check-in to your room from 3pm until 1am. Check-out is until 11am. For payment, we will accept cash or your Visa- or Mastercard. Please note that there is a small fee for payments with credit cards. Please keep in mind that we are located in a nice, old building and therefore have no elevator! Age restriction for dormitories: please acknowledge that we have an age-restriction in our dormitories (4-bed, 6-bed and 8-bed dormitories). If you are 40 years or older, you may not stay in the dorms, but are more than welcome to book one of our private rooms! Should you nevertheless book our dorms, we will change your booking to a private room (based on availability) at your arrival. Please note that the price for private rooms are usually higher than the price of dormitory-beds. We look forward to welcoming you!

Alcatraz Backpacker Hostel Located at Schoenhauser Allee 133a, 10437, Berlin.
Alcatraz Backpacker Hostel
Berlin Schoenhauser Allee 133a, 10437
85% 679
52.5444557 13.4120965
Alcatraz Backpacker Hostel
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