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Grand Hostel Berlin
Ranked #5 of 349 Specialty Lodging in Berlin
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Sydney, Australia
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“Great Hostel!”
Reviewed October 3, 2013 via mobile

Excellent hostel located in the quieter southern Berlin. We had a double room which was spotless. The bathrooms and toilets were incredibly clean with all the facilities working. FYI, the ground floor private rooms have access to a shower room which is unisex, however you can use the first floor shared same sex showers! Great staff and lovely bar area with wifi throughout. Right opposite möckenbrüke u-bahn so ideal for travelling into town. Do the fat tire bike tours (tripadvisor) they are rated 5* for a reason!!! Awesome time!!!

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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San Ramon, Costa Rica
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Reviewed September 27, 2013

We stayed here for 5 nights in mid-September and had a few different rooms. Two girls traveling with us had a two-bed room with shared bath and they said it was excellent. They weren't big fans of the shared showers on the first floor, since it's a bit unclear if it's for men or women or both. But on the other floors there were more showers.
My wife and I stayed in two different doubles with bath and they were both excellent, too. Comfy beds, very clean, very modern. For one night we also had a two bed room with shared bath on the second floor and it was also very nice.

The staff is indeed excellent and helped us with a lot of things. All were very friendly and full of recommendations.

The location is also good, although if you're getting there on subway line 7, it's a bit complicated to transfer from the Hauptbahnhof if you're coming by train (you'll have to change lines at least twice, and if you're carrying bags it's not that cool). Do-able, though. The hostel's site had instructions to take a bus but when we got to the station, we couldn't find it and got a bit confused since the transportation system in Berlin can be a bit overwhelming. We decided to go the S-U-Bahn route, but that was also a bit complicated.
My suggestion: if you've got bags and it's during rush hour, I'd say to just take a taxi. It'll probably cost you 10-15 Euros but if you've got a few people in your group, it's worth it. That's how we got back to the Hauptbahnhof at the end of our trip and it took less than 15 minutes.

We also got the breakfast included after we received an email from the hostel before our arrival. It included a discount on the normal price and it was 5.90 EUR per person. We thought it was a good value. I'm sure that there are other options but if you're not the type of person who can motivate and get going in the morning, it's a good, easy option (and coffee's included, which will help motivate you). There are hot dishes (eggs, sausages and bacon, beans), lots of bread, cold cuts, yogurt and muesli, and other items.

All in all, it's like most people have said: this really is more of a great-priced hotel than any hostel I've ever stayed in. We'd definitely stay there if we go back to Berlin.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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joelue, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Grand Hostel Berlin, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
Dear CostaRicaOutsider - what a brilliant rating.
Wow! Thank you soooooooo much.
Hope you did not mind, that we posted it on our facebook page ... :)

All the best wishes from all of us.
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Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

My kids stated there. The place is very nice and the people attending was more than excellent. I wish many big hotels had those kind of guys. The only problem was the bathrooms, not private, only common, but the rest compensates that.

  • Stayed September 2013
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joelue, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Grand Hostel Berlin, responded to this review, September 23, 2013
;-) Thaaaaank you! ...and best regards from all of us.
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

My trip to Berlin wouldn't have been what it was if not for my stay here! From the helpful staff to the friendly environment in the bar/lounge... my time here was all that I wanted from a hostel experience. Don't miss the bike tour - totally worth the price! And be sure to take advantage of the fun bar nights... even it it's just on your way out for the night!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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joelue, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Grand Hostel Berlin, responded to this review, September 18, 2013
Dear Quincey - best regards from Berlin to New York and thank you so much for the brilliant rating.
Would be cool to see you again - some day!
Till then - enjoy life!
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Hanoi
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

We first came and stay at Grand Hostel Berlin in April, 2012. And three of us stayed here in the mixed dorm with 4 beds. There was nothing to complain about the facilities. You can easily find it or reach any places in Berlin from there. I will come back here on the next time to Berlin!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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joelue, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Grand Hostel Berlin, responded to this review, September 15, 2013
Dear Ha N,
Best regards from the Grand Hostel Team. It would be a pleasure to see you again.
Until then, have a good time. :)
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Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

I stayed there for four nights in the mixed dorm room with five beds. All the facilities were really clean and the bed, blanket and pillow were all so comfortable! Location is good, the hostel is easy to find and you can easily reach every corner of the city by using U-bahn and it takes only 10-15 minutes to walk to the more colorful streets of Kreuzberg. The staff was really friendly and helpful. The breakfast that they serve at neighbour restaurant for small cost is OK, but I recommend to have a breakfast somewhere else in the city. Kreuzberg is full of wonderful and cheap breakfast places! I do not have any negative words to say, IF I am trying to search something to "complain" about, the beds in the room where I stayed were quite close to each other. So, if you need little more personal space, choose a single room. Still, the great place and I would definitely stay there again!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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joelue, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Grand Hostel Berlin, responded to this review, September 15, 2013
Thank youuuuu! :)
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

This is my 5th time staying at the Grand Hostel. It is multi award winning and its getting better! Two friends and their families have stayed there, and they rate it highly too!

Everything was perfect, from arrival to departure. It is everything you'd want from a hotel let alone a hostel. Clean comfortable beds with dark curtains. A bedside lamp with two power points.

The location is perfect. Out of town, but close to a U bahn station (Möckernbrücke), so easy access to the centre and airports. On booking you get sent clear instructions to find the place. It also very close to the Kreuzberg district and Potzdamer platz. The city centre is easily reachable by public transport

Reception is open 24 hours with seemingly multi lingual staff, friendly and available for problem solving and to recommend attractions. A bar serving good beer and open late. Free wifi available throughout the building and PC's available to use if needed.

The hostel is secure. Reception is open access. The front door is locked at night. Access to your floor and room is via a single access code issued at check in. So don't forget it if you go to the bathroom in the middle of the night!

The stairs are steep, and there is no lift. If you are unfit or have heavy bags a lower floor is strongly advised! I had a 3 bed room on the 3rd floor. I've enclosed some photos to give you an idea.

Bike hire, organised activities and much more are available. I'm pretty independent and did my planning and I didn't even scratch the surface of what's there.The quality of service would not disgrace a 5 star hotel. This may sound over the top, but I have paid much more and got much worse service at big brand hotels.

Would return. I wouldn't stay anywhere else in Berlin!

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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joelue, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Grand Hostel Berlin, responded to this review, September 15, 2013
Dear Stendec,
Wow - thank you very much for that detailed, wounderfull discription & rating ...and all the stars ;).
Your Grand Hostel Berlin Team**********
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Property: 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 #5 of 349 Specialty Lodging in Berlin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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