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Smarthostel-Berlin Reviews

Genter Str. 53 a/b, Berlin, Germany

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98 Total Reviews
  • 91%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 74%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 79%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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More like a hotel than a hostel. Not a good place for meeting people but a great place for quiet.


quite good next to metro and lake to swim

  • 23rd Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


Although far from the city center, really close to a very simple metro to get there.


It was a little bit hard to fine at first, great lication, near the metro, the staff are really friendly and helpful, super clean rooms with private bathroom inside your room you only need to share it with your dorm Mates, 5 people, you cant connect wifi inside the room but, sitting on the stairway always works... Great way to minggle with fellow wifi users aswell...


Miss naughty attitude at the front desk when I asked her to show me the room for free internet at reception; refused because the camera does not work in wireless. Free internet works in front of the reception and lobby, but you have to stand up or walk. Inadmissible.


Close and easy taxi ride to airport. Close to public transport. Not close to the city- but we merely stayed here for an early flight the next morning. Wifi is rather average and you have to sit in the corridor for it to work- not the best situation for guests or management. Spacious rooms. Big lockers, close to shops. Exceeded our expectations.


The hostel had no communal area for people to mingle and chat, the bathroom had flooded prior to my stay and I alerted reception and nothing was done. The wifi only works on floor one and the lower floor. Would not advise staying here.


It was a pleasant stay, the employees were friendly and gave us lots of useful information about going out and about. We didn't stay much there since it was the city we wanted to see but the short periods were really enjoyable and the stay was pleasant. You would need a bit of travelling to get to the main attractions but the subway is close and the connections are really good so this isn't much of a problem. Looks of the interior is well maintained and pleasant. One should bring their own locks

  • 9th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Slovenia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The hostel advertises lockers, but you are required to buy a lock there (they didn't have any when I arrived) or bring your own. This information was not provided before hand.They did, however, allow me to keep my laptop for safe storage at reception. Also, information about cost of breakfast is inconsistent. Their website says free of charge in one place, and that it is charged additionally in another place. The hostel offers linen and towels free of charge. They also printed my boarding pass


The room and lockers were large in the dorm we stayed in. The bathroom was good except for oddly long shower curtain that would clog the drain. Internet was painfully slow. Location Is close to public transportation and lots of grocery stores/fast food places in the area to eat at.


It was a good stay. The front desk guy was really kind and funny ! The rooms have 2 bathrooms so it's perfect for the 6 people But the wifi doesn't work in the rooms and even in the lounge sometimes it is really slow! But overall great stay. Vielen Dank !


It's a good hostel, but without a public kitchen and the wi-fi don't work from the third to sixth stages.


Near to the Tegel airport Berlin (around 14 euro by taxi), Many kebab shops are nearby. Good place. Staffs are also good and communicate in English and German both. There are locker facilities in the room but you must have your own lock to keep your valuable things in the lockers. Internet is available in the common lobby in ground floor but now insider room. Overall it was a nice staying there. Thanks.

  • 31st Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Bangladesh
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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