They put us in room #9, the closest room to the bar, which is open 24 hours a day. Other guests were having a great time in this bar until 2 or 3am some of the nights we stayed there and I had to wear earplugs as a result.
There were lots of extra charges at check in that were not included in the original total, sheets and towels.
It was hard to figure out how to fill a water bottle back up with water because all the taps are set to mix hot water automatically (water is expensive to buy in Europe!).
Showers were on motion sensors so they kept turning off while you were trying to shower, were hard to turn off and then would randomly turn on when you were trying to get out of the shower and dry off. The wifi was spotty. Even when you had a decent signal it kept prompting you to login over and over in a 15 minute span.
Now for the good:
Rooms were very clean and well put together with well conditioned furniture. Staff was friendly and helpful. If you have the opportunity to get the breakfast at the neighboring restaurant 'Grand Ma' take it. Delicious and well worth the 5 euros we paid per person/day. We managed to eat so much here for breakfast we wouldn't be hungry until dinner each night. The hostel is in a great location, in the trendy Kreuzberg neighborhood but only a few Metro stops from the Brandenberg Gate, where most tours begin.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hello and Welcome to the "best Hostel in Germany" 2013 and the winner Hotel of the German VOX TV show "my divine Hotel" 2014. We are located very centrally in the heart of Berlin's Mitte Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg. We offer as well private rooms or luxurious dorm beds - just as your travel budget allows. Everyone is welcome at the Grand Hostel and we're looking forward to welcoming YOU soon! We grant the best prices always on our own webpage (Best Price Guarantee) ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Hostel Berlin Hotel Berlin