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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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Ok first of all we only stayed here bc everything else was overbooked ore way to expencive. We endet up in a 40 person dorm (for around 13€ per person) whitch was way to much. The dorm itself was really OK and clean but the staff is just rude and doesn't show andy intrest in helping you anyway (kind of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great clean facilities and the price is good. However, you'll stay in a "megadorm" which isn't ideal...people in and out all hours of the night, being loud and inconsiderate. The reception attendants also serve as bartenders, so be prepared to wait until they have a break from tending bar to check you in. The WiFi is also spotty and works... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I stayed there last week an I loved it, very good price, great location, very clean, lots of toilets, friendly staff and also safe, but the best of all is that they have a bar in the reception, I will defenetly go back there!

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here for a total of 5 nights while in Berlin. I will start - for the price during the week, it can't be beat. 9.50 euro while in Mitte, a nice central location where you can walk to all the touristy things, is amazing. However, it is very weird how price fluctuates. I understand costs going up over... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved our stay here, the hostel is really close to some really great sights, 2 stops from Alexanderplatz, really close to the river. The staff are really friendly and helpful, the common area was large and had a great buzz. Probably the best bathroom in a hostel that I've ever seen. Really clean, lots of space and lots of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was at heart of gold for 5 days with my 3 friends. Downstairs in the lobby there were always interesting people. The backyard is lovely, I only wish it had been warmer. The rooms are very quiet and nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here for 3 days and 2 nights. It's located very strategically, u can easily reach Friedrichstrasse and the Orienburgerstrasse. Everything is on walking distance. They also have a very cool bar at the reception with pool table haha. Theres alot restaurants nearby, i love a particular indian restaurant nearby but i forgot the name of the restaurant.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The room I stayed in was basic, clean and fantastic value. Very central location on a quite street off friedrich strassse. Staff spoke good English and answered the questions I had. No Wifi in rooms although you can get on it in bar area. Some of the other guests were a bit noisy which made getting to bed early for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Very good location.The hostel is located on a quiet side street but walk to the end of the road and you are on a main street. One street over there are tons of restaurants. Located right near metro stop. The sheets had some stains, I think just old stains from the coils of the mattress based on where they were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The hostel is in a very calm street, but in an area full of bars,... the common room is itself quite nice and stays open very late. The rooms are clean and not too noisy. The staff is friendly, although a bit slow (especially for check in). The breakfast is ok, it costs 4€ (all you can eat). I recommend!... More 

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