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Heart of Gold Hostel Reviews

Johannisstr. 11, Berlin, Germany

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88%

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2887 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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80%

Great hostel. Good location and good atmosphere in the common areas. Aircon might be good in the summer months.


86%

Good clean hostel helpful staff and cheap beer:)

  • 26th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


86%

Had a good time! The mega dorms weren't as bad as I expected and it was fairly easy to talk to people.


60%

The location was perfect, easy to find and I walked from the train station (Friedrichstraße) which took about 10 minutes.. Check-in was pretty confusing, the staff didn't tell me much about anything only that I had to pay for a key deposit. I stayed in the 42 bed dorm which i thought was overpriced and was very noisy all night and day which wasn't really a problem for me but I couldn't really relax in quiet anywhere after a night of clubbing!


91%

Truly, Heart of Gold is well-run by extremely friendly staff, kept spotless, and boasts grand facilities, such as a full bar, lounge, and courtyard. While not my style, as the typical clientele appear to be mostly interested in enjoying the clubs all night and returning near or past sunrise, I found it a great base to explore Berlin for the four days I was there. Also, the metro and train stops are both less than 500 meters away. I recommend it for almost anyone, even the "mega dorm!"


97%

I stayed in the big dorm for five nights. It was much fun.

  • 21st Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Iceland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


83%

I was a solo traveler and I had a good stay here. The bar and the open area are great places to meet people. Though it gets crazy hot inside the bar and they close the open area after 10 pm. For a hostel of that size, the bathrooms/shower area were decently clean most of the time (However they should have a few more of them). The room (4 bed dorm) & beds were comfortable; breakfast option was decent and fairly priced. Location is also good and has a train station right round the corner.


97%

Fantastic hostel with great staff, there is a big courtyard in the centre of the hostel so guests can sit outside and smoke, drink, relax. There is a large bar at reception with free tea and coffee - the staff will tell you not to play wonderwall if you ask for the guitar that alone makes it a great hostel. Only downside is the bar gets extremely warm in the evening, it's unbearably hot. We tried to open windows but were told we were not allowed. If this bothers you, go out for drinks.


80%

average to good hostel, fits a traveler's needs. beds are comfortable, rooms feel spacious but not super new, can get hot at nights with only one window to open and no AC, and with windows open noise is loud, mostly from downstairs hostel bar that blasts music. unbearably hot in that bar at night since they can't open windows to ventilate for noise ordinances. so it's noisy upstairs in the rooms, and hot downstairs. these are the cons, but it was a fine hostel. bike rentals 6E/day great service.


100%

Great hostel for a solo traveller. Nice beds, good showers, and affordable breakfast. Really helpful and welcoming staff, and there are lots of them. Great hostel bar, with really cheap jägermeister shots. It gets really hot in the bar tho. Had a lot of fun in there, would really recomend it. Just the most amazing atmosphere ever, really easy to meet people!


63%

Staff´s attitude was not always the best and they need to work on how they work, the staff did not have the same rutines in some areas.


77%

We were in an 8 bed mixed dorm and were happy to find no bunk beds in our room. Overall we enjoyed the stay and all of the staff. However, there is an indoor smoking room on the main floor. The door to this room is frequently left open which resulted in reception and the bar area smelling very smokey-- as non-smokers this was disgusting especially since those rooms were very warm. Also the storage lockers were located in the smoking room and the lockers in our dorm were too small to fit our bags


71%

Although there are no individual electric sockets and lights for each bed, the bed sheets are a bit old and the rooms tend to be noisy during the day, the relation -quality-price is good. Perfect for one or two nights.


86%

Great atmosphere however very loud at night so if you are there to sleep forget it, this is a party place. Really easy to get to from the train station and walking distance from the tiergarten and other great places. Had to wait for a shower in the morning as was only one in our area plus people locked the bathroom so you couldn't even use the toilet during peak shower time. Not the cleanest.


77%

Really cool vibe and staff at the hostel. It was super easy to meet people if you are travelling alone. Great value for the price!

  • 15th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


69%

Need to clean the bathrooms more often


69%

The beds where old and not comfortable. It felt like chaos in the reception. One member of staff promised something and another did the something else.


100%

Despite one member of our party breaking his nose on the glass door in the reception on the first night the hostel was fantastic, would recommend to all.

  • 13th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Male Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


77%

The hostel has too few toilets and showers in comparison to the number of beds. Some of the time the toilets also smelled sewer. The beds have passed their end of life time and are uncomfortable.


86%

Quite a good hostel. Average in what I've stayed in. Great location, good that it has a bar. Not a great place for meeting other people though. Rooms had lots of space and the facilities were kept very clean.mid probably stay here again.


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