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“Great hostel!” 5 of 5 stars
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Wombat's Berlin
Alte Schoenhauserstr.2, 10119 Berlin, Germany (Mitte)   |  
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Ranked #10 of 334 Specialty Lodging in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Canberra, Australia
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21 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great hostel!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

We had a great stay here. The dorm rooms were some of the best we've stayed in. The rooms are spacious and there is even a small table with seats. The bathroom was nice and the place was clean. The upstairs bar was a cool place to chill and meet some cool people. After staying here we decided to stay at the Wombats in Vienna as well.

Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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Toronto, Canada
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

We stayed here for four nights in July. We travelled around Europe for 3 months and wombats was the best hostel we stayed at. We also stayed at the wombats in Vienna (Naschmarkt) and it was fantastic. Wombats Berlin was better than we expected. The location is great. It's not near the main sightseeing parts of Berlin but it is right next to the subway and in a really cool neighbourhood. The value is amazing. We had a private double ensuite room and it was nicer than many of the hotels we stayed in. It was a bit small but very clean and had it's own balcony. The continental breakfast is an additional 3.80 Euros at the restaurant attached to the hostel, but it's worth it for a quick pick me up in the morning (fruit, buns, cereal, nutella, yogurt, etc.). There is free wifi in the lobby and laundry machines in the basement. The rooftop bar was the coolest part. The terrace has an amazing view of the city (see my pictures above) and the bar itself was a great place to meet people (cheap beer too!) Overall we would definitely recommend staying at any wombats -- it's the best hostel chain out there!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

I went to check in to Wombat's and was told my reservation was canceled. turned out it was their fault for what happened but they didn't have any rooms available for me and my friends (6 total). They found us another hostel to stay in that was a little further east (down side!!) but offered to pay for our taxi ride there and back the next day when they would be able to accomodate us again. We showed up again the next day and they had rooms for us...we had paid for a 6 bed but they put us in a private 2 bed and a private 4 bed for the same price which was nice. They gave us sheets but you had to make the bed yourself. No towels but I found out later I could have asked the front desk for one. I didn't like that they only had WIFI in the lobby but it wasn't the biggest deal. It's in a great location!! The luggage room is kept locked but you have access to all of the luggage in there which made me nervous...mine was fine though in the end.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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18 hotel reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

This was the most hotel like hostel I've ever stayed in. Nice rooms, big bathroom, private balcony, rooftop bar with cheap drinks, helpful staff and a great location. The only let down is the wi-fi...it's not accessible in the rooms and the bandwidth is rubbish. If one person is on a video call then the 20 others in the room can't even access a webpage. Once Wombat's fixes this issue this will be the perfect place to stay to enjoy Berlin!

Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Davao City, Philippines
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

I loved staying at Wombat's City Hostel... the room was clean and lovely, the sheets were soft, the ensuite bathroom was very handy and the atmosphere was great! There are great drink specials in the top floor/roof bar several times a night, which is a relaxing place to hang out and check your email after an active day around the city. Later on in the evening, the bar gets busy and bustling and is a fun place to meet people. It's a very convenient location - lots of lovely restaurants and pubs on just across or down the street, you can walk to many of the centrally located locations in the city and you're close to U-Bahn/S-Bahn if you want to go further afield. Also, the staff were exceedingly helpful - lending me a hairdryer, printing out a train ticket for me, etc... at no extra charge. I'll definitely stay there again!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New South Wales
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16 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Places like Wombats are changing the perceptions of hostels.

Room was clean and comfortable, and had a view of the TV tower. However the construction site next door was a downer when they started work at 6am (obviously not the hostels fault!). But if you're in a room on that side, be prepared for the noise.

Private bathrooms in each room is good, much better than communal! Overall the hostel is very clean and the staff are very friendly. The left luggage facilities are good, I didn't feel worried about leaving my bag after we checked out.

Internet is only in the lobby which was a bit of a pain. I understand why, but maybe offering free wifi in lobby and a small charge to be able to use in room?

Breakfast was great- amazing fresh baked bread rolls! I advise going a bit later to avoid the crowds.

Metro station is very close and the line its on drops you reasonably close to all the main attractions. Its around €10 for a taxi from most areas and around €28 to Tegel airport in peak hour.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Stayed here for two nights in July whilst on a Topdeck tour and definitely the best hostel we stayed at during the 20 day tour. I stayed in a room with three others and the room was spacious enough for all 4 of us with a decent bathroom. Everything was clean and staff were very friendly and helpful. The rooftop bar was also a great place to hangout.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: Alte Schoenhauserstr.2, 10119 Berlin, Germany
Location: Germany > Berlin > Mitte
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 334 Specialty Lodging in Berlin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 26
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