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Ballhaus Berlin Hostel

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
8.3
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

At the location of Berlin’s oldest hostel Ballhaus Berlin Hostel awaits you an unique old brick building which also hosts Berlin’s oldest ballroom, and now also one of Berlin’s oldest pubs, the infamous Alt-Berlin which invites hostel guests and locals alike on 6 days of the week. With a long history of hosting travelers from all over the world. A meeting point for the creative, music lovers, culture and history fans alike. Carrying on the tradition of the ballroom downstairs, our theme ranges from the previous “golden 20’s” to the upcoming 20’s.

Our hostel Ballhaus Berlin Hostel is located in the district Mitte, literally meaning 'the middle' and being a contraction of Stadtmitte (city center), contains the historical heart of Berlin and represents in many ways the real center of the city. It is here where you will find the vast majority of the most popular sights, museums, and theatres. Fans of history, art, and culture will feel right at home. Right around the corner you’ll find the Naturkundemuseum (Natural History Museum) and Berlin Wall Memorial. Also the central train station is in walkable distance. With a short trip by public transport you’ll find shopping at Alexanderplatz, the Brandenburger Gate, and Museum Island. There are many places for a quick lunch, enjoyable dinner and relaxing drinks in the evening. In about 30 minutes by public transport you can get to the club and party districts of Friedrichshain und Kreuzberg.

Our rooms are tall, bright, and clean. Every guest has their own full size locker and a big comfy mattresses. Each bed has its own reading light and power outlet for charging phones, tablets, or laptops. Access to the rooms is provided over an electronic key system, the hallways are secured by CCTV. Free WiFi is available in every room! View House Rules

Overview

The Ballhaus Berlin Hostel really is one of a kind. We're set in a historic brick building that's home to the city's oldest ballroom. Built in 1905, the dancehall has original features from the 1930s and a spiral staircase leading up to the gallery bar. We make the most of the space with plenty of parties (think burlesque and cabaret) as well as live music from well-known DJs and bands. Order a stein or two of beer in one of Berlin's oldest pubs (it's under the same roof) and really get into the city's party mood. We've also got an outdoor terrace and sociable communal areas.

Location

We're in the central Mitte district and you'll find museums, galleries and theatres nearby. The Naturkundemuseum (Natural History Museum) and Berlin Wall Memorial are both just a minute's walk away. Arriving by train? We're an 18-minute stroll from Berlin Central Station. From Berlin Tegel Airport, take bus 128 for 11 minutes to Kurt-Schumacher-Platz metro stop and change to line U6 for 11 minutes to Naturkundemuseum. For some epic nights out, the party district of Friedrichshain is 28 minutes away on tramline M10 – jump off at Frankfurter Tor.

Rooms and Dorms

In our clean mixed and female-only dorms, sheets are free and each bunk has a reading light and a power point. Offload your gear in a large locker and freshen up with a hot shower in the shared modern bathroom. If you haven't packed a towel, we have plenty for hire. You can grab a private twin, triple or quad room with an en-suite if you like to spread out.

Extras and activities

Wi-Fi's free in the common areas, as well as in all the rooms. Whatever time you arrive, you'll get a friendly welcome from staff at our 24-hour reception. Join us on a free walking tour to really get under the skin of the city – you can get cash from our ATM for souvenirs (and beers) along the way.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.3

  • Security 8.6

  • Location 8.5

  • Staff 8.6

  • Atmosphere 7.5

  • Cleanliness 8.5

  • Facilities 7.7


Latest Reviews

  • 9.7

    Superb

    10 Jan 2020
    Good simple hostel with very clean bathrooms which was nice. Had a bit of an odd atmosphere but perfectly nice facilities and people. Good sturdy beds that didn’t creak when you climbed into them, but the lockers were very narrow so I had trouble getting my stuff into them. Would recommend but not if your traveling with a large suitcase and want to be able to lock it up. Hey
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    19 Dec 2019
    Good location and clean hostel.
    Turkey, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    28 Dec 2019
    Wonderful historic hostel. The location was pretty good - only 10-15 minutes walk to downtown. I would stay here again if I ever came back to Berlin.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    25 Dec 2019
    Daks ok kalo adiaforo
    Greece, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    09 Dec 2019
    Hostel is very clean and is a good place if you want to get sleep at night. It does it noisy in the weekends as expected. The kitchen doesn't have a stove but a microwave and oven. Not a big common area to meet people but there was always someone to talk to in my room. Well located to the central train station and metro. The staff was friendly and very helpful.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    08 Dec 2019
    Supermarket, restaurants, bakeries etc nearby. Amazing Asian restaurant directly opposite, highly recommend. Walking distance from main train station. Easy connections by train or tram to the city centre, or a 30-45min walk. Slightly weird feel walking into the dark building, but my 4 bed female dorm was light and airy and clean. Bed pre-made. Only two toilets and showers for about six rooms but it wasn't a problem. Walking tour was interesting, informative and a good way to met people
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 6.9

    Good

    30 Dec 2019
    The dorm beds are too small, especially when you are sleeping on the lower bed. No space to sit on bed n do anything. Washrooms are nice n clean. Staff is quite helpful. But this place is a bit expensive. For the facilities I had, i was charged more than required. If you want a budget friendly hostel, you can skip this one.
    India, Female, 25-30
  • 6.6

    Good

    04 Dec 2019
    Only 2 showers for males and females which meant having to wait most mornings. €15 deposit for a locker is way too much. Kitchen had oven but no hob and an overall poor atmosphere. The hostel was clean and the bathrooms were always clean
    England, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 4.0

    Rating

    27 Dec 2019
    Firstly, we couldn’t stay in this hostel. Because our reservation was non-refundable. They didn’t accept our credit cards. We sent so many card types. We sent a lot of email but they canceled our reservation. But again we paid 13 euro. We stayed a lot of hostels in different countries. Some of them made non-refundable reservation. But when our card has problem, they said that it doesn’t matter you can pay when you come. But this hostel didn’t do this. I don’t have any idea about hostel.
    Turkey, Female, 18-24
  • 3.1

    Rating

    06 Dec 2019
    Not a nice place. Didn’t feel safe, a bit somber. Very uncomfortable. The shower turns on a splash of cold water for about 5 seconds at a time. In winter and early in the morning is very unpractical and uncomfortable. The bathroom is next to the door to the elevator and someone came in while I was in the cubby and just peak d their heads (not walked in). Then stayed there for a min or so. Creepy. I was put in the top bunk bed and every time I moved my bed swayed sideways a few cm to each side.
    Brazil, Mixed Group, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free City Tour
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • Wi-Fi


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