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Alcatraz Backpacker Hostel Reviews

Schoenhauser Allee 133a, 10437, Berlin, Germany

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85%

Rating
528 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

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97%

Probably the best hostel I've ever been to! It was so clean. The staff were extremely helpful. I would definitely recommend it.


83%

Great Hostel. Great Staff. wish there was a bar. I'd stay there again! Thanks for the advice on where to go for what! It made my visit in Berlin one to remember!

  • 16th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


63%

Alcatraz Hostel has a reasonable price-quality relation. However, it has several annoying deffects: 1) They charge you for the sheets without saying it when you make your reservation and without asking !!!! 2) The mixed bathroom is a problem since there are only 2 showers and they are right next to each other. 3) The wi-fi is not very efficient and it does not reach the rooms (only the common room, and it closes at night) 4) The staff is correct but they are not very interested in helping you.


91%

Perfect hostel to discover Berlin Prenzlauer Berg :) I highly recommand it.


97%

Alcatraz is located in a very vibrant avenue full of interesting stores, and it is a 20 minute walk from metro (U-Bahn) and suburban train (S-Bahn) stations. The staff was very friendly, rooms are cozy, but with small lockers, and there is a code to enter the hostel, so it is very safe. Breakfast did not worth the money, but the kitchen is good to use and they really are the best in terms of maps, flyers, discount mini-cards and other info related to visiting the city. Also, it was cheap!


86%

Great hostel in a great location, right next to the U-bahn. Friendly staff.


89%

There were big chunks of dust in our room under the beds. By the way, this is the only remark, otherwise a very good value for money hostel, which i advise to everyone.


91%

Nice and helpful staff! love them !! Clean and tidy room. the shower is weird with transparent glass door, but it's fine as long as you lock the main shower room door.


94%

It was my 2nd stay at Alcatraz. Evth perfect, I definitely recommend it!


97%

We booked a non-smoking room, but I believe that smell of smoke was lingering there. Friendly and helpfull staff.

  • 14th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Norway
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


91%

Very clean, great place had an amazing time!

  • 10th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

Can't say enough positive things about this hostel. Perfect location, big rooms and friendly staff! An enjoyable stay all around!

  • 4th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

A good hostel with a nice kitchen at a great price.


94%

Wonderful hostel for the weary traveller. Rather than itchy brown blankets you usually get from hostels, we had actual duvets! Staff friendly and sent us plenty of information to get to the hostel from the trains. Wasn't as central as we would have liked but the train link was only 5 minute walk away. Great that we had a double room.

  • 26th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Wales
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

Great hostel. Would stay again and would recommend!

  • 26th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Wales
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


74%

Ìt was good. But for girls might be weird because the shower door is almost transparent


89%

Decent hostel overall. Good location with some cool bars and restaurants around, metro stop and Mauer park with the Sunday flea market a few minutes walk, Alexander Platz a few metro stations away. We only spent one night and can't comment on sociability, but nice courtyard and decent common area. Wifi was fine (you have to log in with username), but iffy in the dorm. Lockers are small. Only problem was the showers which didn't drain properly, leaked and were co-ed with frosted glass stalls.


89%

I stayed 3nights with my wife. Even though I made reservation in a very short notice price wasn't that expensive. All staff were really polite and informative.

  • 5th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Mongolia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

I had a great stay at Alactraz. Good beds, nice room, excellent service and friendly staff, Maybe some points for improvement: breakfast and the showers in the mixed rooms: there are two showers in the 8 bed dormitory. If you want some privacy you can obviously lock the door which leaves one showed unused for other guests. They have to wait. And in mixed rooms you might not feel comfortable to share the bathroom.


74%

Hostel was fine. Pretty basic. Breakfast overpriced for sure, much better going elsewhere for that but everything else was fine.


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