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Heart of Gold Hostel Reviews

Johannisstr. 11, Berlin, Germany

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2711 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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I had good times in Heart of Gold Hostel. It is a nice place and clean, and the room is very big and confortable. It has a good localization, You nerd to walk for a few minutes to reach the museum Island and TV tower.

  • 24th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Cheap beers, nice rooms. Would recommend


I stayed in the 42 bed dorm, it was much better than expected. The room was separated into two with showers and bathrooms in the middle. The lobby was nice, there was free tea and coffee 24/7 and it was a great place to meet new people. Location was great so it was easy to go out. My only complaint was that the kitchen was almost nonexistent, it was not really possible to cook, luckily there were lots of places to eat nearby.


Great location and nice facilities; the free coffee and tea were a huge plus and I greatly enjoyed it. The 42 bed dorm wasn't too bad and the bathroom was pretty spacious; only downside was the tiny kitchen which wasn't very well equipped. Had a great stay overall.


Absolutely amazing hostel. The staff were all so friendly and helpful, even when I lost my wallet they did everything they could to help. Really good location close to all the sites and the bar is cheap and fun. If ever I am back in Berlin, I will be staying here.


Very spacious and clean rooms. Staff were friendly as well, and it was possible to walk to the main sights. There seemed to constantly be a lot of school groups staying here, so the atmosphere wasn't as backpacker friendly as could be desired, but it was still easy to meet some other travellers.


One of most comfortable hostel I have stayed, staff extremely helpful, good wifi connection in rooms, lovely breakfast...


Friendly, clean and comfortable hostel, good location


The location was perfect, the bar was a great place to meet new people. The staff was most welcoming and extremely helpful


The facilities were nice and clean however I dont like megadorms which is what this place mainly has...many of the guests were out until very early in the morning and weren't considerate when it came to being quiet. Not enough outlets to charge your devices in the room either. The WiFi took forever to connect and didn't even work in the rooms. The staff was friendly but if you check in later in the evening they also serve as bartenders and will make you wait to check in until they have time.


When we arrived i did not really feel welcome. There was no enthousiasm with the staff during the weekend. Sure there was a laidback atmosphere but wherever we looked there were regulations and what would be done if those regulations were broken.

  • 14th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • All Male Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The staff was really friendly and helpful. There is a good vibe to the hostel. Didn't use the kitchen, but eating out in Berlin is so cheap in Berlin anyway. The free internet on the computers is a plus (although a bit slow). Good location in general (to tourist attractions, but not to party areas) but you can't always have both!


Staff is terrible except the blond girl from Hungary. The other ones only talk to each other and forget the customer. A girls bag was stolen in the common room which can happen but the staff member didn't do anything and instead was watching her Facebook page. Wifi only works normal in the kitchen area and not in the common room. i think there is 1 shower for every 15 persons which is very bad for a Berlin hostel. Music was very loud and normally the choice of the person who is working there.


Hands down your best value for money. Beds were comfy, rooms were relatively large. The staff are friendly, the bar is cheap, and it was easy to meet people. Location is incredibly central in the Mitte neighbourhood. They also offer super convenient things like locks and sunglasses with a small fully refundable deposit.


I had a great time at Heart of Gold for 4 nights. The rooms were clean and the bathrooms were very modern with great water pressure. The bar was nice and a great place to meet people. My only complaint is that there was no kitchen to make your own food.


Great location, fun bar on site, very clean with nice bathrooms. No bunk beds in the 8 person room, which was a nice surprise. However, the wifi only works in the bar area, and even there not well (and not at all for my last 2 days).


Overall great experience. Stayed in the 42 bed room and it was no problem at all. Room is split into two 20 bed rooms with a large bathroom in between. Great location, really cool bar in the lobby with lots of young people. Great for backpacking.


After confusing some dates up, they adjusted our booking within the 24 hours without even charging us and we're extremely understandable. Good location near Alexanderplatz, some touristy sights and the underground. They let us shower and store our luggage before being able to check in since we had been traveling for almost 24 hours and then checked us in as soon as they could. Bar atmosphere is really great there and everyone is friendly. Breakfast was mediocre but there's some good cafes near


This hostel was fantastic! Our 8-bed dorm was huge and really cool. The common room was always lovely, where the wifi was strong and it was a great place to meet people. Each room had a key card and large lockers. The bathrooms were big and fairly clean. The hostel is within walking distance from all the main city centre attractions, but breakfast was expensive. Overall a great stay, would highly recommend!


Great place to stay, lots of places to eat around, and close to the clubs for the nightlife. Easy to find, but being earplugs!! Having 42 people in a room there will be people that snore and come into the rooms at all hours of the night having been to the bars, so highly recommend earplugs.

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