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Grand Hostel Berlin Classic

Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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We love this Hostel!

It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

Hostelworld says

Majestic luxury isn't always easy to come by when you're on a budget, but at the Grand Hostel in Berlin you won't have to feel guilty while you're enjoying its stunning historical setting. The staff here are an added bonus, 'always so friendly' and 'willing to help', you'll feel right at home. The hostel is within walking distance from the Jewish Museum and Checkpoint Charlie, and promise regular pub crawls and guided tours with the staff. Perfect for solo travellers looking to get orientated and make some new friends.

Property Description

HOSCARS 2016: 'Best Hostel in Germany', 'No.1 Hostel in Berlin'.
Moreover Winner Hostel of the German Hostel Contest 'My heavenly Hostel' on VOX TV.

... what makes us so successful?

Top location - right in the city's centre. A great yet cheap luxury hostel in the centre of Berlin. Great value accommodation in a central location for travellers to Berlin on a budget.
We serve every morning a large all you can eat breakfast buffet (€ 6.80) and all the things travellers need.

Most of the city's main attractions such as Checkpoint Charlie, the Jewish Museum and the famous Brandenburg Gate are in walking distance.

We offer the following services and facilities:

Free:
- WiFi.
- luggage storage.
- hairdryers in all bathrooms.
- best staff you can expect - time, experience and friendliness.
- free parking.
- smiles :-).

More:
- reception and check-in 24 hours.
- delicious breakfast buffet
- modern and clean facilities.
- in-house tour guides.
- highest safety and security standards.
- in-house bicycle rental.
- outside terrace.
- laundry service
- towels for rent
- We usually have vacancies for walk-ins. View House Rules

Overview

Experience the best of buzzing Berlin when you stay with us at The Grand Hostel Berlin Classic. It's been standing for over a century, but we've updated it for the modern world! There's Wi-Fi in every room and secure codes on the doors. Our outdoor terrace is the place to be during summer, while our Library Bar is ideal for cosy winter chats. We organise regular pub crawls, delicious community dinners from a local Indian restaurant and walking tours, making our hostel the perfect base to explore one of Europe's most exciting cities.

Location

Our hostel is on the outskirts of Berlin's vibrant Kreuzberg neighbourhood, within easy walking distance of the tourist attractions of Mitte and the bars of Landwehrkanal. Famous sights like Checkpoint Charlie, the Jewish Museum and the Brandenburg Gate are a short stroll away. Getting around is easy: we're a minute's walk from the Möckernbrücke underground station and a five-minute taxi from Berlin Central Station or 35 minutes from Schönefeld airport by bus and U-train. We also have a bike rental service.

Rooms and Dorms

There are no bunk beds in our mixed dorms – everyone gets a single with a nightstand. The building dates back to 1874 so our rooms have classic features like high ceilings and arched windows. Every room has handy en-suite bathrooms and lockable cabinets to keep your stuff secure (you get in using a keycard). Our private rooms, perfect for couples, are in a quieter part of the house, and come with useful essentials like free mineral water and towels.

Extras and activities

Reception and check-in are open 24/7 – essential if you're here for the world-famous nightlife. The next day, you might want a chilled one – that's what our comfy sofas are for. Or head to our cosy bar or terrace to relive last night and scroll through photos with your roommates. For a small extra fee, you can tuck into the breakfast buffet, rent towels and get your laundry washed and dried.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.9

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 8.7

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 8.8


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    15 Aug 2019
    Great hostel!! Fantastic staff, very clean and in a good area right near the metro. Stay here for Berlin!!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    06 Aug 2019
    THIS IS WHERE YOU WANT TO BE! My four day stop in Berlin turned into nearly two weeks! (and the best two weeks of my whole trip) Meeting the staff here (shoutout to Mitch and Anna) it’s no wonder I couldn’t leave! And no wonder the guests are so epic too! The staff create a real vibe and the library/disco/bar area always has a couch for you to sit on and meet people. The hostel itself has everything you could need and more! It’s clean, easy, and they have the best/ONLY advice for Berin.
    New Zealand, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    05 Aug 2019
    Amazing hostel. Well cleaned and good facilities. Location was pretty good, about a 15 minutes walk to the heart of Berlin. The bar was incredible. They had a nightly happy hour that drew lots of guests to have a beer and chat. I met a ton of really fun people that i ended up continuing to travel with. The staff were amazingly friendly, gave excellent recommendations, held good conversations, and led fun activities every night. Highly recommended.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    10 Aug 2019
    Nice connectivity and very good common area and lots of books. Staffs are really friendly and they do warm welcome with some tea/coffee to new guest.
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    04 Aug 2019
    Pretty good hostel. It is only 5 minutes walk from the metro. The showers are pretty good, with hairdyers. The staff was helpful and friendly. The bar allows are a good atmosphere.
    Ireland, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    04 Aug 2019
    Good pick. Excellent beds. Nice to have laundry and even a bar and WiFi in all floors. But might have been because of the time I arrived but I didn’t like taking the shower too much hairs and seemed gross other stuff was fine
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    11 Aug 2019
    This place was social in the bar area which was great and Berlin is big but you’re still close to stuff in this neighborhood. Nicest bunk beds I’ve stayed in at a hostel. Staff wasn’t attentive or engaging- had to look for someone to pour me a beer several times during peak times and the staff never actually initiated the trivia event that was advertised for the Monday night. Would recommend the breakfast. And they only do hostel bar crawls on Friday nights.
    USA, All Female Group, 41+
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    11 Aug 2019
    Very good location, very close to the center ! Staff is nice and helpful. Just a bit disappointed about the cleaning and unfortunately close to the tram who can be a bit noisy with the windows open..
    France, Male, 25-30
  • 6.6

    Good

    19 Aug 2019
    My experience was different, for some reason in room which I was except men's have been 2 women, which it's strange because usually mens and womens room are separated. Here was all in. If you don't have any other places to stay, ok otherwise try to find other accommodation
    Greece, Male, 31-40
  • 3.7

    Rating

    08 Aug 2019
    Two words: Bed Bugs. We liked the location of the hostel and when we arrived the staff were extremely helpful. We would have had a great stay... except OUR ROOM WAS CRAWLING WITH BED BUGS. It was bad enough that we checked out early and paid more to go stay in a hotel. Clearly this wasn't the first time they have had this problem. When we brought this to the attention to the staff they were frustratingly unhelpful and only refunded half of our stay. I do not recommend staying here.
    USA, All Female Group, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
General
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Linen Not Included
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
Entertainment
  • Wi-Fi


Awards

  • 2013

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Berlin

  • 2013

    8th, Worldwide Medium Hostel

  • 2013

    1st, Country Winners Germany

  • 2012

    9th, Worldwide Medium Hostel

  • 2011

    2nd, Best Microsite

Nominations

  • 2013

    Worldwide

  • 2012

    Worldwide Medium Hostel

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Grand Hostel Berlin Classic says

Majestic luxury isn't always easy to come by when you're on a budget, but at the Grand Hostel in Berlin you won't have to feel guilty while you're enjoying its stunning historical setting. The staff here are an added bonus, 'always so friendly' and 'willing to help', you'll feel right at home. The hostel is within walking distance from the Jewish Museum and Checkpoint Charlie, and promise regular pub crawls and guided tours with the staff. Perfect for solo travellers looking to get orientated and make some new friends.

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