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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

I really had a fantastic time at HOG Hostel. The staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful when you needed some local advice/directions. The bar/gardens is an exceptional place to meet other travelers, even if you are travelling solo. Rooms were cleaned/mopped daily. The beds didn't make me feel claustrophobic, and were large enough to accommodate even tall individuals. Showers/toilets were... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good points: huge rooms, we stayed in a dorm and instead of bunk beds it was a room filled with single beds and this was great as there was lots of space and never got too stuffy. The bathrooms were spotlessly cleaned and the showers were very good. The bar was good and it was cheap so plenty of guests... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Greeted by a charming British gent asking us for our details and led us to our dorm room and showed us all the facilities. What immediately stood out was how immaculately maintained and cleaned the entire dorm room was as well as the bathroom. With such modern facilities, it's amazing how relatively well-priced the hostel is. It almost felt like... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good beds, trendy, reasonably clean, but the bar in the evening is like a sweatbox. Nice courtyard area, views from the fifth floor pretty cool. Not all the rooms have Wifi however, though it is fast and free

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hostel was very central and friendly but the 42 bed room was a bit of an experience! Loud, boiling hot and no curtains, cleanish. Would be nice if you were staying in a smaller room. No plug sockets but wifi in the bar area. Drinks were very cheap!! Nice garden area to sit in, good place to meet people.

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff were friendly and helpful, you only have to ask. They had recommendations for things to do and a handy map. Storage lockers are available for your stuff if you arrive before check in. I got there at 8 in the morning and couldn't check in until 2 but as long as you had a padlock (if you don't you... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All necessary amenities in rooms (would be nice to have a mirror) - clean, comfortable beds and close to main tourist areas. Nice outside area and bar. This was the first time I ever stayed in a hostel and it was quite a good experience.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The guy working the desk when we checked in was very helpful.  The hostel has an excellent chill atmosphere. We booked a private double room with a shower inside.  As a couple, we usually stay at cheap hotels and wanted to have the privacy of a room,  but I've stayed in hostels before and enjoy meeting people in common areas.  It... More 

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have stayed at Heart of Gold 3 times now and each time I have been impressed. The rooms are clean and spacious and the bar area is a great place to spend an evening, although it was better when I went in December than in July as it was less crowded/ overheated. The location is great for accessing Berlin... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of my favourite hostels, the staff were helpful, the drinks were cheap. The bike rental at the hostel was a feature we utilised. We were all apprehensive staying in the 42 bed dorm but once there it didn't feel like you were sharing a room really, everything was clean and nice. Generally the vibe was nice.

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