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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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San Diego, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's an alright hostel, the megadorms may not be what everyone likes but it's not the worst thing. Showers are okay, not a lot of privacy unlike other hostels I've stayed in. The common area/reception/bar/whatever is the only place wifi is, and it often goes out/is very slow. Breakfast, although not free, was still a good deal and offered enough... More 

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Edinburgh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed in a 6 bed dorm for 3 nights. The location is alright, about a half hour walk to the main sights and there's an s-bahn station about 10 minutes away.The hostel had a nice look to it, drinks at the bar were pretty cheap. Our room was located through a separate entrance close to the hostel so it... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

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 April 20, 2015

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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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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