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Grand Hostel Berlin
Ranked #6 of 358 Specialty Lodging in Berlin
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Reviewed July 11, 2013 via mobile

This place was so nice, we were greated on arrival with free beverages and were told to sit down and take our time to fill out the forms. The staff were incredibly helpful with anything we needed including booking our transport leaving Berlin.
The rooms were immaculate with high ceilings and large windows. There were no bunk beds and it was more like a hotel rather than a hostel.
The only downside is that the showers weren't exactly private. But I highly recommend this hostel!

  • Stayed: June 2013
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joelue, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Grand Hostel Berlin, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2013

Dear Raanzie,
Thanks a million for the recommondation!
Best regards from all of us. Hope to see you again @ Grand Hostel Berlin

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Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

We stayed for 3 days in June and had a great time. We opted for a private room and it was nicer than any hotel we could have chosen. The building is clean and charming, original features but with modern and clean bathrooms, comfortable beds. Location is just a few blocks from the u Bahn station, incredibly convenient to get anywhere we had to go. The immediate neighborhood is also great, easy walk to quality restaraunts and cafes. The hostel staff was so friendly and energetic, and truly interested in making sure we received great advice on how to make our limited stay in Berlin absolutely perfect. I would stay again anytime!

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Thank Courtney L
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joelue, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Grand Hostel Berlin, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2013

Hi Courtney & friend.
Sounds you have had a realy great time in Berlin @ Grand Hostel.
Thank you for the wonderful rating. :)

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Reviewed July 7, 2013

Fantastic hostel, set in a gorgeous building, it feels like you're staying in a hotel!
Beds were super comfy, no bunks, rooms were really spacious and were kept perfectly clean.
Really close to the train station, and walking distance to checkpoint Charlie, topography of terror etc.
All the staff were really friendly and very helpful. All in all a great stay.
However, if you're looking for a party hostel, this isn't it. No one really drank at their bar which would make meeting people difficult if you're travelling alone..

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank KatLMu
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joelue, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Grand Hostel Berlin, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2013

A big thank you goes from Berlin to Melbourn for that terrific rating :) Your Grand "Hotel" team.

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Reviewed July 5, 2013

As soon as I walked inside I was made feel welcome, the staff here were great. However by far the best feature was the single beds, not bunks, and the rooms were huge (room for cartwheels).

Only a short walk from the ubahn and a couple of stops to the main attractions. The bar is only small but lovely.

The manager asked as I checkout if they could do anything better, we want to be the best. If I had one complaint it would be the showers need a little more privacy, other than that they are the best! Totally worth it.

  • Stayed: May 2013
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Thank Dale C
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joelue, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Grand Hostel Berlin, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2013

Dear Dale C, wounderfull to hear that you have had a good time in Berlin @ Grand Hostel Berlin. Thank you so much for the soft words. ...we will try to find a way how we can manage to give more privacy in the showers. Promise :)

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Reviewed June 25, 2013

This place is running out of wall space for awards and its easy to see why. Amazingly helpful staff gave us a welcome drink and map-tour of Berlin so we could plan out our 2 day stay as well as possible. We weren't too interested in the traditional tourist trail and got a whole load of alternative suggestions which turned out to be great. Double room was enormous and had a great bathroom (up 3 flights of stairs but so worth it!)
There's always a bunch of things to do through the day, like free pasta wednesdays or tea club from 6 every day. "Quiet at night" rule is in effect, but you can come and go at any time of day or night as long as you're not acting like a total idiot.
Couldn't fault this hostel!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank AshGavin
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joelue, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Grand Hostel Berlin, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2013

Thank you so much Ash!

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Reviewed June 19, 2013

I stayed at the Grand Hostel Berlin for 5 nights - in a 5 bed dorm. I say bed, because they don't do bunks.

The room was huge, with reading lights and 2 powersockets for each bed. The lockers were actually wardrobes not only could easily hold all of my stuff - but I could hang things up! Luxury!

The showers were a bit of an experience for a non-european (not much in the way of privacy for getting changed) but they were lovely and hot and strong, and you work around these things!

The staff are all great. They really take the time to go through everything with you at check in (they sit you down with a coffee!). They are so friendly and were great in their suggestions for places to eat/drink/see

The building itself is absolutely beautiful, and right across from the river, and only 2 minutes walk to a U station.

You can buy breakfast, which is a really decent buffet. It's really nice quality food and you can definitely eat your money's worth and be properly fuelled for a day of walking (if you are nuts like me and want to walk everywhere) around Berlin.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Stephanieefany
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joelue, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Grand Hostel Berlin, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2013

Thank you Staphanie!

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Reviewed June 18, 2013

Atmosphere relaxed and welcoming - we were offered a coffee on arrival, friendly - barman chatty, common room funky and all extremely helpful and knowledgeable - we were sat down and shown around the map and advised on the less touristy, real Berlin
Room was spacious and very clean and quiet at night yet allowed 24hours access to fall in after the Berlin nightlife!
Grand Ma's next door offers an awesome, filling, tasty and bargain breakfast buffet.
Not massively central but right near the underground along one of the main lines so easy to access all aspects of the city

Room Tip: We had a private twin room with own bathroom but apparently no bunks anywhere and all communal bathr...
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Grand Hostel Berlin

Address: Tempelhofer Ufer 14, 10963 Berlin, Germany
Location: Germany > Berlin > Kreuzberg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 358 Specialty Lodging in Berlin
Price Range: $24 - $110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Grand Hostel Berlin 2*
Number of rooms: 32
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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