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Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

For groups of 10 or more persons:

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For groups of 20 or more persons:

- until 8 weeks prior to arrival date free of charge
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- until 8 days prior to arrival date 75% of the agreed total price
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a&o Berlin Kolumbus

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Helpful Staff
  • Good 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 5.7

  • Security 7.0

  • Location 4.0

  • Staff 6.3

  • Atmosphere 5.3

  • Cleanliness 6.3

  • Facilities 6.0


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    14 Sep 2018
    Very clean, nice staff, located a little far from city center but close to transportation so it doesn't matter much. Would recommend!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    07 Sep 2018
    a&o was just what i needed because it‘s farther away from the center which meant a quiet night’s sleep. the facilities were nice, spacious and very clean. i was pleased with the ensuite bathroom but the bed i stayed in was a bit uncomfortable.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    10 Aug 2018
    Cheap and cheerful. With easy access to the centre via public transport. The mixed dorms are simple and you get a varied mix of people staying for different reasons. In all a good budget option.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 6.6

    Good

    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
  • 5.7

    Rating

    20 Sep 2018
    The elevator reaches only until the 7th floor, where there are rooms at the 8th a well. You need for some ununderstood reason to pay extra 3.5 Euro for bedsheets if you sleep in a dorm. The facilities are pretty avarage and the atmosphere the same. It is overpriced
    Israel, Male, 18-24
  • 5.7

    Rating

    01 Sep 2018
    The room was big and I felt safe within the hostel. My issues are that this hostel is quite far from city centre, about a 40 minute commute, my room looked nothing like the rooms shown in the images, and the environment in the lobby wasn’t conducive to meeting people. Definitely a fine hostel and a good value choice, but I wouldn’t stay here again.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 5.1

    Rating

    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

    Rating

    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
  • 3.7

    Rating

    20 Sep 2018
    The place is hot and theres a lot of alcohol bottles in the stairway,the comforter is dirty and has stains on it.would not recommend these place
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 2.3

    Rating

    04 Aug 2018
    Staff were really unhelpful, washing machine was broken, the room had no aircon or even a fan so it was stinking hot and we barely got any sleep. Had absolutely no atmosphere and the kitchen wasn’t very well equipped. Only had one cub board for clothes and no lockers for valuables. One of my worst hostel experiences ever.
    Australia, Couple, 18-24
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Facilities

Free
  • Free WiFi
General
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryers
  • Key Card Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe


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