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Generally a pretty decent hostel though a few little extras could improve it. For example adding some hooks in the shower area and changing the door layout so that both shower cubicles can be used at the same time rather than locking them both if you ant some privacy to dry yourself and change. Please also oil the doors! It is hard to come back into the dorm rooms quietly because of the door noise. Wifi and computer facilities are good and staff very helpful and knowledgable.
Really good hostel with kitchen and terrace out side. Really friendly and helpful staff. The 8 bed room i was in was actually 2x four bed rooms with a door in between which was really good. Good location right next to an s-bahn station and only a few stops from Alexanderplatz, and is well connected to the metro/street car network. There is a shopping center and a few small supermarkets near by. Right by Mauerpark also.
Very Nice, really enjoyed Our stay. great staff and Nice rooms. Easy Access to the sub and by bike as well.
As I said in the vistors' book, I read the discussion about the cost issue of having WiFi in the rooms, rather than just in the common areas. If you consulted an expert in WiFi routers you might find a location somewhere in the 'Hof'' where you can place a router and bring the signal to the rooms upstairs also. It is surely worth checking out and may not be expensive. Regards from Dublin, Frank Clissmann
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 41+
- (1 review)
Staff were extremely helpful. Always friendly and going above and beyond to help with directions, places to eat, drink and see! Rooms were of a high standard and the atmosphere of the hostel it self very welcoming and vibrant!
What makes this hostel is the atmosphere. Good social areas to meet people, great vibe. Showers were a bit bad, kitchen was basic but good. The wifi was hit or miss. Regardless of the grievances the atmosphere made it a great stay. Don't rent their bikes though! They are single gear and it makes for a tough ride through the city.
Good sized rooms, friendly staff, great location with two metro stops nearby. The only bad thing I can think of was that out of two showers shared between quite a lot of people, one flooded and the other you had to hold over your head. Otherwise, no problems