Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 1 week prior to 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

For groups of 10 or more persons:

- until 4 weeks prior to arrival date free of charge
- until 2 weeks prior to arrival date 50% of the agreed total price
- until 8 days prior to arrival date 75% of the agreed total price
- from 7th day prior to arrival 90% of the agreed total price.

For groups of 20 or more persons:

- until 8 weeks prior to arrival date free of charge
- until 4 weeks prior to arrival date 50% of the agreed total price
- until 8 days prior to arrival date 75% of the agreed total price
- from 7th day prior to arrival 90% of the agreed total price.

Additional Terms and Conditions

Property will debit 50% of the agreed total price 8 weeks or less than 8 weeks before arrival from your credit card.

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

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  • Nice Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

The a&o Berlin Kolumbus is located in Lichtenberg. Perfectly connected to the public transport, the a&o is an ideal starting point for city tours in Berlin. Especially the memorial Hohenschönhausen is not far.

The standards are the same as in every a&o. Our guests have the opportunity to book our rich All-you-can-eat buffet breakfast or the late check-out for 2:00 pm at the reception. The reception is open 24/7 and our friendly staff will be happy to help and advice you. Our a&o Berlin Kolumbus is ideal for class and club tours, youth groups, training camps as well as backpackers and every visitor to Berlin. The lobby bar attracts with drinks and snacks 24/7. In particular when it comes to sport, we offer advice and assistance for our guests. Bus and parking spaces are available, for those who are travelling by car or bus, as well as an electric car charging station.

The rooms are ranging from single to six-bed dorms, equipped with a shower/WC, two or three separate beds or two bunk beds and suit to all kind of budgets. All rooms are equipped with TV inclusive the free use of Sky News. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.0

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 6.0

  • Staff 8.0

  • Atmosphere 6.0

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 8.0

Latest Reviews

  • 6.6


    31 May 2019
    It's a bit far off... And less of an classic hostel - rather than a hotel kinda thing where you can find the hostel setup in the rooms (bunk beds).., Breakfast buffet is good... Nothing special though, classic east German variety of a solid basis to start the day... The staff is very helpful and friendly... If you are looking for an affordable location for a family trip - you found what you want - if you are looking for a hostel where to get in touch with travellers - other places might be bet
    Germany, Couple, 25-30
  • 6.0


    07 Sep 2019
    We stayed there over a really busy weekend and we were a little disappointed in the staff - there where way to many people and only one person behind the desk. The rooms itself were really clean and nice - we had a ensuit bathroom and the beds were compfy. But we had to wait over one hour in the middle of the night just to get sheets for the bed!!! That was not at all acceptable! There was just not enough staff! Other than that it was pretty ok
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 5.4


    26 Sep 2019
    The hostel itself is ok. It is far from the center of the city, the staff were always busy and not very willing to help. The bathrooms smelled bad. The room was ok. The price is too high for the location.
    Italy, Female, 25-30
  • 5.4


    26 Sep 2019
    I booked a four bed all female room and they gave me a six bed mixed room. The room and the bathroom smelled really bad and wasn’t as clean as I have hoped for it to be. Would not come back.
    China, Female, 18-24
  • 5.1


    08 Jun 2019
    The hostel is great for school trips and group travelers with rented cars, however for solo travelers or travelers planning to use public transportation, I would really recommend booking somewhere else
    South Korea, Female, 18-24
  • 4.6


    31 May 2019
    The hostel is ridiculously overpriced for what you get. It is mandatory to pay extra for linnen (3.50 euros, quite a lot) and on top of that you have to put the linnen on yourself. The location is very bad compared to how expensive the hostel was. Additionally, there are no secured storage places available in the room and not all beds have access to electricity plugs.
    Netherlands, Female, 18-24
  • 4.3


    01 Nov 2019
    Honestly terrible location with rude staff and weird people staying there as well, if you want fun don't go there.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 4.0


    26 Sep 2019
    Here is the low down, not sure if this is still an issue but I stayed here back in September. The check in line was took over two hours to get checked in. Some people were told there was no bed or room. Little if any English is spoken so know either German or Russian. Staff is rude, and point blank if your American. They will ask to hold your passport in exchange for you to get to use the kitchen which is locked and they give you a key. Its some left over cold war BS they are doing.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 3.1


    26 Sep 2019
    Huge queue on arrival. Waiting 30 minutes on check in. At 10pm. And a big group behind me. Thankfully i wasn't waiting after them. No effort to hurry through checking in people or even acknowledge that the queue was long. No bed linen. Let me repeat that, no bed linen. Disgraceful. Way out of town. Fine if you have a car but not otherwise.
    Germany, Male, 31-40
  • 2.6


    09 Nov 2019
    This place blows, and will make you sad. Cold, sterile, nothing atmosphere you would expect from a big corporate hostel. Staff seem to hate their jobs and make it pretty clear. Absolutely nothing going on here, and in a crummy location. Being here is honestly depressing. Also, they just renovated the top floor and somehow forgot to put hooks in the bathroom shower area? Wtf? It's so cheap how do you skimp on that?
    USA, Male, 18-24
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  • Free WiFi
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Flexible NRR
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Hair Dryers
  • Key Card Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe