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Baxpax Downtown Hostel/Hotel Reviews

Ziegelstr. 28, Berlin, Germany

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3473 Total Reviews
  • 78%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 75%Staff
  • 79%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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The breakfast deal wasn't made clear at all and the girls were rude. It was also a complete rip off, very average spread. The reception didn't give much information on entry maybe due to the fact that they were clearly understaffed. People were left waiting for ages to just get checked in and on numerous occasions. The common room needs to chill out with the music. I think that the hostel is trying a bit too hard to have an "edgy" vibe and it just comes across forced and unpleasant.


Nice hostel, cool vibe, the k studio is alright but it's dark and the beds are pretty squeaky. It's good if you're the type to spend mist of your time outside the hostel.


'tell us abut your best s**t via facebook' on a promenent sign, and techno beat music at breakfast. Staff said the owner required it. I thiink trying a little hard to be HIP.


good hostel, had a great time. They charged you for everything. Would stay again if i'm back in Berlin.


Great hostel, clean with good facilities. Met a lot of people at the bar, some I'm still in touch with. Great atmosphere and accommodating staff.


I wasn't impressed, especially not for the price. I can say that the location is good, near public transport and the iconic tower, and that everything was fairly clean. However, that's about all I can say. Some staff are very helpful; some look and act like they couldn't be bothered. The quality of everything is sort of a mixed bag. "Good enough" is the best I can do for these guys.


Great personal (especially for Lisa), great atmosphere with a small like-home ambient. Highly recommended


great location, close to the city center, nice terrace and garden, clean bathrooms, fast internet...


We stayed in the 30 person dorm, which oddly enough was quiet and peaceful. It was just a place to sleep. So we expected a fun group to be in the main lounge. Although there was a nice social setup, no one was enjoying it. the lockers on some of the beds were missing the door. So your stuff was exposed to anyone. Even if they did have a door, many of the lockers were way too small for backpacks. Conceptually it was a cool- we may have had bad timing


The room smelled like someone's dirty gym socks, mixed with diarrhea and sweat, same with the bathroom. I'm not saying staff can regulate personal hygiene, but why did they continue to close the door and windows when someone tries to air it out? It was so disgusting I had to sleep with a friend in another room in her bed the second night of my stay, it was unbearable. A staff member came up to settle Issues with sleeping arrangements at 1 am, but was so loud speaking while people were sleeping.

  • 25th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Poland
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Was here for marathon weekend, and hostel put on special evening meal option and early breakfast


God, clean hostel that is affordable as well. And the location was perfect for getting around and getting to know the city on feet.


In a four bed room there are only 3 lockers! No toilet on main floor where restaurant and bar are at.


no WiFi in the bedroom...you should let us know in the description :( it's really sad


The amount of deposits needed was ridiculous-22.50 Euros worth of deposits! 10 Euros for the key to the luggage room (I'd arrived before the room was ready and so had to check in my bags) Then 5 Euros for the room key, 5 Euros for the locker and 2.50Euros for the sheets! Staff were very unfriendly and I wasn't allowed to have my water bottle filled at the bar without buying anything??? Also there are NO computers. Heart of Gold hostel is just one road away, friendly staff + computers +free water


The steel bunk beds are very noisy and annoying. I didn't sleep well in the two nights I stayed. Staff were friendly but I recommend during check in to go through the facilities and breakfast/meals etc. I had to figure this all out on my own. I didn't feel comfortable here after staying at Wombats down the road which had a great vibe and wooden bunks. Breakfast at Baxpax was too pricey for what was available. 6.50 euro for a buffet was ridiculous. It wasn't a buffet at all. I won't be back.

  • 21st Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


I had possessions stolen whilst staying at this property. I don't hold the hostel responsible for this though found out when dealing with police that the hostel don't cross reference people's passports with the information they have given. Perhaps if this was done correctly and not merely staged it would act as a deterrent to would be criminals choosing to stay here. With the small exception of one maybe two staff the rest are quite useless disinterested not very helpful. Facilities are clean.


Great location; close to the Reichstag and other historical German sights. Staff was helpful and nice. Atmosphere was great due to the lounge area and bar. Only problem was security and wifi. I was in the big room in the basement and wifi does not work there. As for security, not much the staff could do, but my locker and several others had our lockers almost broken into. My lock broke but they couldn't get in. I would stay in this hostel again but not in the 30+ person room.


Very nice hostel. just some problens: The beds do too much noise. only one bathroom for 8 people is not enough. Very difficult to meet people if you are traveling alone.


Nice hostel, conveniently located. Beautiful bar/lounge/outdoor area. Room was nice and clean. Only drawback is there is no kitchen - but there is plenty of places nearby to eat or you can eat breakfast/lunch/dinner at the hostel as they serve meals. Breakfast buffet available for 6.50e - breads, fruit, yogurt, cereal, coffee, tea, spreads. You can get some hot food extra too.

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