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Heart of Gold Hostel Reviews

Johannisstr. 11, Berlin, Germany

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87%

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2981 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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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.


91%

Easy access to s-Bahn and U-bahn. Great bar in the lobby. Friendly staff.


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.


100%

Excellent hostel. Good location, friendly staff, good atmosphere. No complaints, one of the best hostels I've stayed in,would definitely stay here again.


91%

i stayed here 2 years ago, so returned again! the price has gone up a bit since i last stayed, but its still good. but the atmosphere is what really makes this place, really great hostel!


71%

Loved my stay there but the strange 80s music that was played downstairs was rather odd and actually quite snide. From an anonymous beer shy reviewer.

  • 8th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

The staff were fantastic, they were so genuine and friendly, after 6 nights we felt like we were leaving a second home. The bar is also great for pre drinking and meeting new people, the atmosphere is always welcoming. The room we stayed in was amazing, couldn't have asked for a better one (411) and the pillows were incredibly comfortable. All in all 10/10 would definitely recommend and come again. Best hostel we stayed in out of all the different countries

  • 7th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

This hostel was exactly what I was hoping for! The rooms were nice and spacious, there were private shower and bathroom facilities, and it had a great bar area to meet people in! The location is perfect. Less than ten minute walk from two different train stations (which we actually used a lot because Berlin is HUGE). The only negative I can think of was that the bunk beds were really squeaky. Every time anyone moved an inch they would make loud noises.

  • 6th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


83%

Definitely a party hostel every night of the week which was great for me


83%

There was nothing wrong with this hostel, except it wasn't really near the night life and it had no air conditioning--and there was a ridiculous heat wave while we were there! The hostel itself was nice and the bar downstairs made it easy to make friends.


89%

Clean facilities and helpful staff. Was unlucky that the 45 person dorm was filled with college freshman who were loud and obnoxious. Bar in the lobby gets hot during summer nights because they close the windows due to noise complaints. Definitely good value for the money though.


94%

Really great hostel, good vibe and location. Loads of friendly people.

  • 5th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Great hostel. Big clean rooms with lockers and nice bathroom and shower facilities. Close to the train station and walkable to most of the sights. The bar and patio downstairs had cheap beer and a cool atmosphere with live music on some nights. I would definitely stay here again.


74%

We stayed at Heart of Gold during a very intense heatwave, and the hostel rooms and lobby were uncomfortably hot. We were barely able to get any sleep because of the heat, and there was literally no where to escape it. Also, no wifi in the rooms was a bit of a bummer.


94%

Definitely our favourite hostel on our Europe trip! We stayed here for 3 nights in the largest dorm. The dorm was very clean for the number of people staying in it, and there were plenty of showers and toilets. The hostel bar was by far the best hostel bar I've been to, allowing young travellers to make friends and pre drink before hitting up the crazy Berlin nightlife. The hostel breakfast was also good value for money. Overall, a fantastic stay and would definitely return in the future.


94%

The hostel is awesome ! but they could put plugs to charge the phone close to the beds.


80%

This place is the ultimate hostel experience. Maybe it's the bar attached to the front of the hostel or the fact that I was traveling at a time when a lot of young people were traveling too but something about this place provides an environment that fosters quick friendships and a great experience. The location is great-within walking distance of museum island and some other great sights I just really loved the whole experience and everything in between.


86%

We had a great time in Berlin, it was a good laugh.


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