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“Very Very Affordable, Great staff, poor Atmosphere”
Review of Cityhostel Berlin

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Cityhostel Berlin
Ranked #55 of 358 Specialty Lodging in Berlin
Reviewed August 10, 2012

Rooms:

I slept in a room with 6 beds. The beds are comfortable, the curtains can darken the room enough to not wake up too early and the bathroom and rooms was cleaned well. In addition there is enough space to get along with each other. There are also cabinets which you can close if u bring a lock.

Staff:

Extremely helpful and friendly. Always ready to help. Very young and energetic staff. Despite the fact, that the head of the cleaners is very rude and impolite (even infront of customers) to some foreign cleaning staff. I would not have expected that tone and chicanery in a Hostel which is run by an owner with Turkish roots. Some comments and words were Unacceptable.

Food:

The breakfast is amazing for the price you pay! Great buffet for a 17Euro room. I couldn’t expect more.\
The Drinks are medium priced but the bar is not very welcoming. A nice sitting area is missing.

Varies:

Customers can rent Downstairs alarm clocks, hair dryers and a lot more can be rented. Well equipped.
Also the internet is for free and easy accessible (not from most rooms). Parking lots are close and the location is great. Just a short walk to a lot of sights and the tram station.
It is not easy to meet people as there is no sitting or TV area. The atmosphere needs to be improved.
Unfortunately the building is owned by the North Korean embassy but run (rent) by a local business men from Turkey.
Check out time is very early (10am) but the staff is closing both eyes if you check out at 11 or 12. Also, check inn is at 3pm.
It is not the best Hostel to meet people. A good place to work (free internet, tables, headsets for rent, not busy afternoons)

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 20, 2012

One of the best hostels I have stayed in Europe. Large rooms, big windows and lot of daylight inside. The bathroom was little bit small compare to the rest of the room.
Breakfast was like in a hotel. Would definitely go there again!

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 12, 2012

Good access in from airport - very cheap so no need for taxies - really helpful staff - breakfast very European. Also very flexible on booking so easy to change reservation at last minute with no charges. Could not fault for the price.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Angelique69_12
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Reviewed July 7, 2012

I used the hostel once, when I was 1 day in Berlin without accomodation.
After that when me or my friends need accomodation in Berlin, City Hostel Berlin is our destination.
I stayed with friends there as well. Rooms with bathroom, everything is clean, great service and staff members are very friendly and ready to help anytime. And breakfast is fantastic! Location is perfect-nearby there is U-bahn.
Everything was perfect for me. Thank u,guys!

Room Tip: u should bring laptop or smthing,cause wi-fi is free,but u'll have to pay for using PC in there...
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  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 26, 2012

the breakfast was tasty and filling. the service was very good because the staff has answered every question. the location is very good and close to Alexanderplatz. wifi for free, rent a bike and a 24 reception was very comfortable

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Luise B
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Reviewed June 16, 2012

FREE Breakfast, bed linen, towels and WiFi help make this hostel a good place to stay if you want to visit the Topography of Terror which is only a short walk away.

For the price this was worth the stay. Breakfast in the morning, WiFi access in the lounge and the very helpful staff makes this a good hostel.

Room Tip: As there are no in room toilets and showers try to get close to one.
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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 1, 2012

Very good location, close to Metro stations and cyrcle sightseeing Bus Stop. Friendly and efficient people in reception. Super breakfast to start the day with. The place is clean and confortable and has free LAN access with a voucher.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled solo
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1  Thank Isaac P
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Additional Information about Cityhostel Berlin

Address: Glinkastr. 5-7, 10117 Berlin, Germany
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Location: Germany > Berlin > Mitte
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #55 of 358 Specialty Lodging in Berlin
Price Range: $11 - $112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Cityhostel Berlin 2*
Number of rooms: 109
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Cityhostel Berlin, right in the middle of Berlin`s pulsing "Mitte" district, is the perfect starting accommodation for seeing Berlin`s main attractions - all within walking distance! But don't panic: No traffic noise will disrupt your sleep. The house is located on a small quiet side street of Friedrichstraße. Want to see sights like the Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie, Alexanderplatz or the German Parliament? Want to stroll along the famous Friedrichstraße or Unter den Linden? The New and Old National Gallery, the Jewish Museum, the Wall Museum. Or do you feel like spending your money on fashion shops at Potsdamer Platz or just sitting in a nice cafe to watch Berlin pass by? You will find that and far more just around the corner at the Cityhostel Berlin! For example also only a few minutes away by subway is the ultra trendy east berlin district and happening area with its famous nightlife: bars, clubs, beer gardens, fabulous scene shops - what you're looking for in Berlin, with our central accommodation you're not for away and got best transfer connections! ... more   less 
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