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Heart of Gold Hostel

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Johannisstr. 11, 10117 Berlin, Germany
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Bad: Rude and unhelpful staff, they close all doors and windows at night so the common area gets really hot, small rooms. Good: there is a patio, it's quite clean, pool table, good bar, cheap breakfast, okay wifi. I think you could find something that's way better for a cheaper price. Also if you want to cancel reservations you only... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great location, near to the U and S Bahns, supermarkets etc but basically in the shopping district. Price was amazing when we were there (in February). Comfy dorms and spacious. However I would have liked lockers in the rooms, I think it's such a basic thing that a hostel can offer which ensures peace of mind and ease. In fact... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I chose this hostel for my first visit to Berlin and had a great experience. The location is the best part as you can walk around or easily access the S-Bahn and U-Bahn. Amenities are good, though I mostly stayed in for sleeping. It´s clean and not very noisy. Simple, but just what I wanted; I would come back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall the hostel was great! Positives: Rooms and facilities were clean, the bar downstairs was fun and a nice spot to hang out, and the location was very easily accessible. Negatives: Bathrooms are shared by many people and the floors get very wet in the shower stalls

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When staying at the heart of gold with 3 friends we thought it was a friendly hostel at first, the receptionist greeted us and was very welcoming, over the next few days I noticed the service and staff were very slow and didn't really seem to be any help at all. They were particularly rude, on one incident we were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent value for money. Big bar with good prices, perfect to meet people if you're travelling alone. Beds were clean and comfy as were the bathrooms. Proficient kitchen, near the S-Bahn station. Only criticism is that one wall of my dorm was a giant window (opaque) so it got very bright very early so bring an eye mask! Would definitely... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hostel was clean and the wifi worked well in our room. The bathrooms never had a queue for them and were fairly clean. The location is good and within about 25 minute walking distance of major sights. However, the hostel has quite an unfriendly feel about it. When we checked in the member of staff was uninterested and didn't... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had my bag stolen a locker within this hostel on my second day of traveling across Eastern Europe. My bag contained all my clothes, passport, money ect. Immediately I informed the hostel staff who said 'it will probably turn up' giving the impression that this occurs often. Whilst showing sympathy, limited information was offered to what I could do... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the best hostel I have stayed in while being a solo traveller. I slept in the 40 beds dorm which didn't look like that much as it was seperared in little rooms, we shared a kitchen and living room and many toilets for the 40 of us. The backyards and bar are a good way to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in two hostels in Berlin - this one was the cheaper of the two, yet it was miles better. We stayed in a 7 bed dorm here. The staff were friendly and helpful, the rooms and bathrooms were clean and spacious. I will come back to this hostel when and if I visit Berlin again. Very reasonable prices... More 

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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.
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