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Heart of Gold Hostel

1.5 of 5 Johannisstr. 11, 10117 Berlin, Germany
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Jerusalem, Israel
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The "Heart of Gold" hostel understands exactly what is important to a backpacker: the rooms has the basics needs, the shower and toilet is nice and clean, and the receptionists are very helpful. It's true, the bed could be more comfortable, but hey, you are paying 10 euros per night. Highly recommended.

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Dublin, Ireland
12 reviews 12 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at this place with a friend during my first trip to Berlin, I really wish I paid a bit extra and chose something else, the place was absolutely DREADFUL to be in, let me list the things that I hated about this place: - The mattress on the bed was wafer thin and probably made out of recycled... More 

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Nes Ziona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has everything you would need for a relaxing stay. When I first walked in the guy at the counter was very helpful and helped me with all the questions I've had. I stayed at one of the 6-person room which was a really huge room with lots of space. The room and private shower are all new and... More 

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Ibadan, Nigeria
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed for 1 night in a mixed dorm of 12 bed. I choose it because of the cost, it was really inexpensive and breakfast was eat all you can. the atmosphere was good and they have a good bar with a lot of friendly co-tourists. The room and the bathroom was cleaner than I expected for a facility of... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Absolutely DIRE! Utterly joyless staff who make zero effort to make guests feel welcome. Unfriendly to the extent that you ask yourself "What have I done wrong?" Zero atmosphere in the dorms and even in the chill-out area. I had my laptop stolen from a LOCKED LOCKER and they didn't seem at all perturbed or even surprised. My friend had... More 

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Pune, India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Stayed for 1 night in the mixed 8 bed dorm but there were only 4 staying. Room was spacious although no doors. Staff was good and helpful. Toilets were clean enough but only 3 toilets shared by 3 dorms. But the best part is the location, many of the sights are in walkable distance, e.g., Hackescer Markt, Neues Synagogue, Berlin... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I stayed for 4 nights in a room for 8 people and we chose it because it is cheap. The first 3 nights we were in a room without a door, only one charger for 8 people and we had 3 common bathrooms with other 3 rooms. The bathrooms were dirty sometimes and the sheets did not have fresh smell.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

Is good athmosphere, they have a good bar and the beer is not expensive, the room and the bathroom was cleaned,the location is really good, you can see Almost all city by foot, they also have free coffe and tea. But the WiFi doesnt work

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The Hostel was in a really good location. However, the staff was not helpful and not kind with us in the majority of time. We spent a lot of time to try to solve some problems. They also don't provide towels and reading light as they say in the Hostel World profile. The room, the bathroom and the kitchen were... More 

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Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Located in the centre of Berlin you would not find anything as cheap as this place with good quality! The rooms and bathrooms are clean and staff is friendly. The only downside is the free Wifi it basically doesnt function.

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Address: Johannisstr. 11, 10117 Berlin, Germany
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Location: Germany > Berlin > Mitte
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Heart of Gold Hostel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 40
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The center of Berlin, Mitte is most famous for sights like the Brandenburg Gate, Alexanderplatz, and Museum Island. The central location makes this one of the city's most expensive places to live. It is here the oldest traces of the city can be found, and evidence of some significant transformations, as well. The gangsters that once ruled the impoverished streets between Alexanderplatz and Hackescher Markt have given way to an international crowd pursuing fashionable designer clothes, the newest food trends and frequenting the many craft shops. Graphic designers have taken up residence in what used to be backyard barns and stables. There are still vestiges of the old days, however. The occasional housing complex is a reminder of the neighborhood’s past. And if you look carefully, an old 1920s ball house nestled amongst the art galleries and exhibitions of Auguststrasse can still teach you how to dance the old fashioned way.