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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Cancellations can be made until 7 days prior to arrival, 10% change in persons allowed

Additional Terms and Conditions

We will charge the remaining amount of this booking 1 week prior to arrival.

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

Additional Info:

We do not host Stag, Hen nor Bachelor Parties.

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


Heart of Gold Hostel

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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We love this Hostel!

It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

Hostelworld says

Heart of Gold Hostel is located just off Friedrichstrasse, a short walk to Alexanderplatz, Museum Island, Brandenburg Gate and the Bundestag. This hostel has spacious and clean rooms and a common room which is 'great for meeting other travellers with a game of pool and cheap beers', according to Hostelworld guests, who also say they'd recommend it to friends. We like their colourful and unique murals.

Property Description

Welcome to our state-of-the-art hostel that looks a bit like a spaceship but is mostly harmless.

We’re your hostel for free stuff in Berlin! We’ve have free Wi-Fi, free coffee and tea, free maps and free English-language guided tours!

We are the most centrally located hostel in down-town Berlin and offer dorms, private cabins and private rooms with showers.

We have a number of murals painted by a different artists throughout the hostel, and some of our rooms features include tables, chairs, reading lamps, lockers, mirrors, panoramic windows and wheelchair accessibility. Sheets and towels are included in the price of your stay, but are subject to a €5 deposit.

Our €5 all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet is served from 8am until noon.

Guests enjoy free computer access in reception area!

Our relaxed bar has a comfy Chesterfield sofa, cheap beers (bottled and draught) plus Jägermeister on tap and much more... Snacks and drinks are also available at the bar and there’s more nightlife just around the corner - ask us for suggestions!

Our rooms have keycard access. We also have a free safe and a free secure luggage area with lockers so you can always feel safe. The large reception area has panoramic windows.

We have a pool table and a yard where you can hang out when the weather’s suitable. You can also borrow sunglasses if needed.

Our friendly and helpful staff will do their best to make your stay as enjoyable as possible in one of the most hospitable (and
wheelchair-friendly) starships in Berlin.

Please read our 'Things to Note' below before booking.

Special conditions for New Year's reservations (bookings which include 31st December):
Minimum stay: 4 nights
Full payment is due within 1 week after the booking has been made. This payment is non refundable View House Rules


Soak up the fun and welcoming atmosphere here at Heart of Gold, our spaceship-inspired hostel full of colourful murals and interesting people. Swap nightlife tips with other backpackers over a beer on our cosy Chesterfield sofas in the common area. On warmer days, grab a cocktail from our on-site bar (in summer, we have happy hours!) and make a beeline for the garden terrace, or stay in and get involved in a pool tournament. You can also hire a bike from us – we'll let you know the city's cyclist-friendly sights.


Our hostel is located in downtown Berlin, off Friedrichstrasse, only a 4-minute walk from the Oranienburger Tor underground station. Once you land at Berlin Schönefeld airport, hop on an RE7 or RB14 train which goes directly to Friedrichstrasse in 30 minutes, and we’re a 10-minute walk from there. Looking to shop some of the city’s eclectic boutiques? It's a 20-minute stroll to bustling Alexanderplatz, which is packed with trendy stores and restaurants. For the culture vultures among you, don’t miss Museum Island and the historic Brandenburg Gate – 20 minutes away, across the River Spree.

Rooms and Dorms

Couples can treat themselves to a private cabin and shower, and solo travellers can opt for a dorm with a shared bathroom. Each of our bright, wheelchair-accessible rooms has been painted by a different artist and has a hand luggage-sized locker – don't forget your padlock. Sheets and towels are available for a €5 deposit.

Extras and activities

Our reception is open 24 hours and you'll get a keycard, so you can dance the night away and come back whenever you like. Make the most of the free Wi-Fi to update your Snapchat, or help yourself to a free tea or coffee before going on a free guided tour of Berlin. Before you embark on your day of sightseeing, you can fill up on our all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.1

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 8.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    11 Sep 2020
    This place is great. There wasn’t much of an atmosphere due to corona but the staff are great, the music is good and the whole place is easy going. They clean the rooms everyday. You can have a locker in your room which is nice but its so secure anyway. I would really recommend! Oh! and in such a good location too!
    Scotland, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    09 Sep 2020
    Very well located . Good conditions.
    Portugal, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    07 Sep 2020
    Clean, friendly, cheap, easy, safe, accommodating, relaxed, would recommend
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    27 Sep 2020
    As said in earlier reviews this hostel is set out more like a hotel, no real social atmosphere but that may be down to Covid 19. Good value for money for private rooms, clean, good staff, and in central Berlin so close to all the tourist sites. I would stay here again if possible.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    17 Sep 2020
    Overall excellent place and experience, just a shame the kitchen was closed due to covid but nothing to be done about that :)
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    01 Sep 2020
    Great hostel in great location... bar, kitchen, cheap price, good atmosphere. No complaints. I'd stay there again for sure
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    13 Sep 2020
    The beds and pillows were not the best, but the place was great otherwise.
    Denmark, Male, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    22 Jul 2021
    Really great location and big hostel. However, the atmosphere was terrible. No social events, no one talking to each other groups. The the kitchen is not open either so no opportunity here to talk to anyone. The bathrooms at one point were all blocked. Still most clean and a nice hostel.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    01 Sep 2020
    Nice but nothing special. Sweet, alternative staff, half of them had piercings and mullets! 💕But the vibe was dead...doesn't look like the pictures. Rooms were clean, how ever the curtains didn't close and I had to change beds since mine was quite uncomfortable. Breakfast could be better. It was nice , but mainly due to corona there was barely anyone there...wouldn't go back in a hurry.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 6.3


    16 Oct 2020
    Beach use of the COVID-19 all hostels in the center became ghost houses. You sit alone in a room, can’t move to a different room (I asked twice, and the regulations allow half of the beds full) and absolutely no atmosphere. No one sits downstairs, and there is no kitchen. Had to move out early. A nice, clean place if you like to be alone.
    Israel, Female, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Flexible NRR
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • 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
  • Utensils
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi

Heart of Gold Hostel says

We were really inspired by the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy when we created this hostel. There's a real 'Don't Panic!' backpacker/party atmosphere here. We're in walking distance of almost all sights, like the Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate, Jewish Synagoge, Museums Island, Checkpoint Charlie and more.

For fun around here we've got a pool table, happy hour in the summer in our beer garden and movies on the big screen in the winter.
Most of our guests are aged 18 to 27 and we cater to people with special needs or disabilities. Tom, Owner/Manager