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“Good hostel”
Review of The Circus Hostel

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The Circus Hostel
Ranked #2 of 349 Specialty Lodging in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Good hostel”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

This is mostly a good hostel, very clean and very secure - card swiping is required at every door. Good location near the metro and trams.

There's a really large bar in the basement and they have a lot of info available, even a special landing website with information on their wifi.

Free dinner in the evenings, though unfortunately they didn't have a vegetarian option, but you can't have everything...

Unfortunately I had issues with some of the guests here in the rooms, in particular people with really really loud snoring problems - I think this could be a side-effect of too much German beer, as I haven't had this issue in any other countries :-( The hostel isn't to blame for this, and to be fair they did give me ear plugs!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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Budapest, Hungary
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Reviewed October 5, 2013

I stayed with my sister in a double room and it was pretty nice experience! It's a super pretty and well decorated hostel but the prices are still ok. The room was very spacious and clean, as well the bathrooms.Free lockers and free wifi availiable. The location is also great! In front of a metro station and pretty near the Mauerpark. Staff are friendly and heplfull.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed October 4, 2013

I loved the Circus Hostel. From the David Hasselhoff memorabilia to the awesome bar & DJ area downstairs, I was more than satisfied with my stay here. The location is great - easy to move between different parts of the city via walking or the nearby metro station. The staff was very helpful and gave me a lot of ideas for what to do while in Berlin. I would stay here again without a doubt! (Traveled in December 2011)

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed October 2, 2013

We loved this place so much we stayed here twice. It's a great central location, walkable to Alexanderplatz and across the road from Rosenthaler metro station. Fantastic social atmosphere with a bar downstairs that has different events every night, and a great cafe that serves free dinner and a really good 5 euro breakfast buffet. The interior is very modern, quirky and most importantly, clean. We really liked that every bed has its own small locker with personal charger inside. The staff are definitely amongst the best and very willing to help you with anything you need. They really thought about what a typical backpacker wants and delivered.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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San Francisco
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

Great hostel. I stayed with 2 other friends in a ensuite room (room 101). It faces the main street, so it's a bit noisy, but no too much. Room and bathroom were clean and nice. Staff was super friendly, they offer walking tours everyday and help with tips. They serve dinner at 7pm for free! Great for ones on a budget. Lots of young folks. Great breakfast buffet for $5. Location is the best part: metro station is steps away and super easy to visit Berlin main attractions. Close to the hostel there are tons of restaurants and bars with live music!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Cuggiono, Italy
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Reviewed September 26, 2013

I have been recently again at Circus: they are always the number one!
Yes, the city is great and helps a lot, but the hostel is wonderful, well placed (with Tram and UBahn you can reach from there the whole city), well furnished, perfectly organised... I think a lot of 4 stars hotel are worst than it! And everything so cheap!

Just one suggestion: try to find a solution to include breakfast in the price, at list for "high standard" rooms (not just adding 5€ to the price, of course!), it will be the cherry on top!

Keep on!!!!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed September 24, 2013

Would have to be the worlds best, visit here each time I come to Berlin and they never change, it is the all you should get from a hostel. It is such a great hostel, with great people in a great city. In a top location with hundreds of bars and cafes within a hundred metres. Central in the old "East" part of the city, the area is full of character and charm. Get on and off the train at Alexander Platz and walk the two stops to the hostel, you will walk through a really interesting part of this city
.Remember when you visit Germany, you must try a Currywurst, diagonally over the road from the hostel is a good place. $2.00 with a roll.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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Property: The Circus Hostel
Address: Weinbergsweg 1a, 10119 Berlin, Germany
Location: Germany > Berlin > Mitte
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
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Ranked #2 of 349 Specialty Lodging in Berlin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — The Circus Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 80
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