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Thank you very much for your booking!
Your rooms will be ready for check-in from 3 p.m. Should you arrive earlier, feel free to ask for our luggage -room! Should you plan to arrive later than 6 p.m. at our hostel, please inform us in advance.
At check-in, we will ask you for your identification-card number, please make sure you have a valid ID with you!
The check-out time on the day of your departure is 11 a.m. Should you plan to leave us later than that, again you may use our luggage-room, of course completely free of charge!

Have a safe journey to Berlin!

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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Alcatraz Backpacker Hostel

Schoenhauser Allee 133a, 10437 , Berlin, Germany
Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
8.0
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

The alcatraz backpacker hostel - central, individual, affordable.

The Alcatraz Backpacker Hostel is situated right in the middle of the popular district Prenzlauer Berg, where students, party folks and unstressed residents mingle.

The house was colorfully decorated by local graffiti artists and is a popular photo opportunity both for passers-by and our guests alike. Just around the corner from us you may find cosy coffee shops, trendy designer stores, old fashioned record shops, second hand clothing and lots of low-priced restaurants to feast on either asian, italian, arabic or german food. The ideal starting point for sightseeing, shopping and nightlife!

Around the Hostel:

- 5 minutes walking from here you will find the Helmholtz-Kiez, a small district of charming cobblestone-streets packed with cosy cafes, cool bars, inviting restaurants and small shops selling unusual things
- 5 minutes walking from here you will also get to the Kulturbrauerei, a former brewery which has been refurbished and now hosts several clubs, theatres and a cinema as well as a beer-garden in summertime. Worth visiting, not only for the nice industrial age architecture
- 5 minutes walking from here you may find the Mauerpark, a municipal park situated where the Berlin Wall has been back in the days. A big, lively flea-market takes place here every sunday
- 5 minutes walking from here you will find the 'Max-Schmeling-Halle', a big venue for concerts and sport events
- 10 minutes by tram you may find the Wall Documentary Center. A very informative exhibition of pictures, videos and other information about the division of Berlin and what it meant for the city of Berlin. You can see the original parts of the Berlin Wall as well as the death-strip including watch-towers, all rebuild within the city.
- 10 minutes (or 3 stops) by underground line 2 you will reach Alexanderplatz with its famous, huge television tower that can be seen basically from everywhere in the city. Find lots of shopping opportunities here. At Alexanderplatz the district of Mitte begins, with all main points of interest to be reached within walking distance from here. For example, the Nicolaiviertel is the historical center of Berlin. This is basically where the story of Berlin began (go here and eat Eisbein mit Erbspueree, you won't find any other food which is more typical to Berlin than this!). But also Museum-Island (with its famous Pergamon-Museum), the Opera-House, Gendarmenmarkt, Friedrichstrasse, the Brandenburger Tor, the Reichstag or the Holocaust-Memorial can all be reached by foot from Alexanderplatz!

Ask us, and we will tell you even more points of interest in Berlin!

What we offer:

- breakfast-buffet for just 3,80 Euro per person
- open 24h
- no curfew, no lock-out
- friendly, multilingual staff
- 2 common rooms
- free internet access, free wifi hot spot
- all rooms and common rooms are non smoking
- outdoor terrace on courtyard
- cool drinks at the reception
- fully equipped kitchen and eating-area
- bikes for rent
- safe luggage room (locked!)

Please note: all guests are obliged to pay a fee of 2,00 for bed sheets per person.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.9

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 8.1

  • Staff 8.4

  • Atmosphere 7.3

  • Cleanliness 8.1

  • Facilities 7.4


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    02 Aug 2018
    The staff was great with us answering all the questions we had before and during our stay. The atmosphere is casual and the facilities very good.
    Canada, Female, 41+
  • 9.1

    Superb

    27 Jul 2018
    Was a lovely place and nice staff, the only detail is that the wifi only works in the reception.
    Italy, Female, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    21 Sep 2018
    Staff are very friendly and location is very good, only 3 minutes away from transport that can bring you all over the city. Hostel was very quiet, which was perfect for us but may not be ideal if you're looking for a party hostel. Will definitely be back.
    Ireland, Couple, 18-24
  • 6.3

    Good

    04 Jul 2018
    Not a hostel to drink and meet people at but accomodation is fine
    Australia, Male, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
General
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Linen Not Included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
Services
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi

Policies

  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

Things to Note

Cancellations and changes of your booking are free of charge up to 48 hours prior to arrival. Cancellations and changes of your booking between 48h and 24h prior to your arrival will be charged with 50% of the total costs of the booking. Cancellations or changes made later than 24 hours prior to arrival as well as no-shows will be charged with 100% of the total costs of the booking.

Our Reception is open from 7am until 1am. You can check-in to your room from 3pm until 1am. Check-out is until 11am. For payment, we will accept cash or your Visa- or Mastercard. Please note that there is a small fee for payments with credit cards.
Please keep in mind that we are located in a nice, old building and therefore have no elevator!

Age restriction for dormitories: please acknowledge that we have an age-restriction in our dormitories (4-bed, 6-bed and 8-bed dormitories). If you are 40 years or older, you may not stay in the dorms, but are more than welcome to book one of our private rooms! Should you nevertheless book our dorms, we will change your booking to a private room (based on availability) at your arrival. Please note that the price for private rooms are usually higher than the price of dormitory-beds.

We look forward to welcoming you!


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