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Johannisstr. 11, Berlin, Germany

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2805 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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One of our best stops in Europe so far! The garden and common room is such a great place to meet people and start the night. Recommend for everyone! Definitely coming back :) Stayed in a six people mix dorm, which i felt was the perfect compromise between the smaller and the 42 room - only complaint was air con could have used some in the room (fair enough there was a heat wave)

  • 30th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Denmark
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


It was a clean and modern hostel. And spacious enough in the room. I was a bit disappointed with the bathroom situation for the dorms--few bathrooms for the number of people sharing them. Lively bar and common area in the evenings.


Had a great stay in this hostel. Dorms were roomy and felt nice. Sheets, towels, even a lock for the lockers were free! Breakfast not free - and not worth four euros. We went down the street to a coffee place and had tastier things for less money :) The bar and pool table were fun. It's nice that the checkout is so late.


More like a hostel hotel.. Not very homey feeling. Good location and nice place to stay a little harder to meet people though


cool atmosphere and great value for money and don't pay for the breakfast as you can go to lidl and get way more


We had a great time, lots of things to do and see in the surrounding area on foot or by bike, comfy, clean beds, with excellent shower, bath and toilet facilities. The bar was great in the evenings to meet people to go out with to others bars and clubs with from around the world.


Stayed one night, nice and clean with hot showers. Keycard entry to my 5 bed dorm room made me feel safe even though the locker provided was flimsy and too small for my backpack.


Highly recommend, very good staff, very clean and good atmosphere at night. There is nothing that I could complain about at all. Perfect location as right next to the s-bahn train station that can take you all over the city, and it is only a short walk from most attractions.


Great hostel. Had an amazing room. great people, great hostel, great time. the only small problem was the location, not really a walking distance from the fun bars but a 5 min cab ride and a 10 min metro ride. Other than that it's a great hostel and would stay again.


Very clean


Funky place, get what you pay for. Wifi only available in reception. Quite centrally located and close to a pretty major train station (one stop from the HBF station). Nice and clean place.


Internet Wi Fi didn't work in my room, the recepcionist guy wasn't really friendly, the rest was perfect!!


It is a very very good hostel overall. Just two possible improvements: 1) there are lockers in the room but people have to bring their own locks? It would be nice if locks are provided. 2) Toilets and showers are in the same room so once someone is using one, people cannot use the other. So there can sometimes be a queue.


Great hostel, great staff! I was in a 10 person dorm on the upper floor and it was kind of hot but had awesome windows. Great common room, good cheap beer, and right in the middle of everything. I will come again!


please offer more vegan options at breakfast!


A bigger refrigerator may be good idea!!

  • 13th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Easy to meet other travelers, especially as a solo, female traveler. Stayed 1 night in the 8 mix dorm and was the only female which was unusual. The communal bathrooms are more spacious and clean. Stayed 2 nights in the 6 mix dorm and the communal bathrooms wasn't clean and the trash was spilling out. The bar has cheap beer and the communal area is awesome to meet people.


Wifi didn't work in the rooms, had no curtains in the rooms, no windows that could open, no fan or anything to keep the room cool as it was boiling in our room. Bar area was good, bathrooms were clean and the guest kitchen worked well.


Very good atmosphere and communal area. Overall very clean. Kitchen not advertised/guests not encouraged to use. Not enough bathrooms on each floor but mostly a fantastic hostel in a good location.


Very good facility and above all very clean. Friendly atmosphere with a lot of happenings every day... Unfortunately the internet is not working all the times...

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