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“Good choice for budget travellers”

David's Hostel Berlin
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David's Hostel Berlin
Ranked #273 of 349 Specialty Lodging in Berlin
Tokyo, Japan
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“Good choice for budget travellers”
Reviewed August 16, 2012

The place itself is nothing special: small hostel, simply furnished rooms, shared bathroom, old mattresses...

Nonetheless, if you travel on a budget, it still can be an acceptable option. Personnel is kind (young people from all across the Europe help to create the vibe of modern Berlin), rooms and bathrooms clean, place easily reachable by public transportation, great Turkish fool all around and prices more than ok for a Western European capital.

To sum up: if you're looking for a fancy place, you'll be disappointed but if you want for a cosy little hostel, David's Hostel can be the good choice.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 14, 2012

We stayed over for 3 nights, and rented the apartment with ensuite bathroom and double bed. it came with a television and a selection of DVDs and books. The adjoining kitchen could have been useful if there was a microwave, and the cutlery and pans didn't look like they'd been washed. The fridge hadn't been cleaned out from the last visitors and still had a pepsi bottle inside it.
The 'towels' we leased were basically hand towels as they were so small and so utterly used that they were useless! Not worth paying for!
The bedding however looked fresh, and that was good to see, but the room in general was unclean as you could see bits of dirt and paper under the bed or in corners.

The bathroom was unclean as the fittings were so old! I'm sorry, but I do NOT like seeing my own poop in the toilet (it was an old fashioned one!) And having a gaping hole in the wall (where the exhaust fan used to be?) is not assuring.

The apartment was about 3 minutes walk from the main hostel, and so if you wanted wifi you'd have to go back to the common room of the hostel to access it. Decorative to the max with African masks and Buddha statues in the corner and lots of bright colours, the common room wasn't social with hardly any guests (despite it being a week before Christmas!) There was an adjoining kitchenette though to use, with a working microwave and lots of condiments if need be (not recommended as again, looked 'too' used).

Good points: There is a security gate to enter, and then a set of double doors, and then you're in a courtyard for the buildings. The front door of the apartment is again accessed with a key and since it's on ground floor easier to transport your luggage.

Bad points: Location of the hostel isn't convenient if you're wanting to instantly explore the main city as you're really far out! It took approximately an hour to get to the main train station. But if you don't mind, there is a metro nearby to the hostel.
Food wise, it's mainly fast food like kebabs! And there are some markets to buy fresh goods or regular supermarket stuff.

Over all, you get what you pay for really! And for 70 euro for 3 nights, for 2 people with own bathroom and kitchen.. I'm not complaining! Especially since closer hostels/hotels were far more expensive!

Room Tip: Judging from the fact we got the 'best' room, looks like you should opt for the ensuite apar...
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Sacramento, California
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Reviewed June 14, 2011

Little hostel, central location and relatively cheap.
But not very clean, and i didnt like the bathroom: 2 showers and 2 toilets in the SAME room. Not great to have the "smell" when you're having a shower...

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 20, 2011

My stay in david's hostel is one that I will not forget. While the staff were very friendly and helpful and the price was extremely cheap, this was an experience that I hope to never repeat. The main rooms consisted of about 12 matresses placed on the floor with about 30cm space between each. The bed linen was filthy and appeared not to have been washed from the previous guests. Both men and women stayed in the same room which made for an interesting experience at times. My advice is that you get what you pay for in life and paying little to stay in david's hostel will deliver an experience to match that price.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 17, 2010

Great place to stay! David is the best guy/gay ever! Although some days he doesn't feel like David. He has to other names. Daniel en Bratt. He's just good clean fun. Great place to stay for a couple of nights. Close to u-bahn, supermarkt in a very quiet area of town. They provide you with a key so you can always walk in and out the door when you feel like. If you're searching for a cheap place where it's easy to meet people this is the place to be. If you are a gay-hating-ignorant-person please stay in youre own cave. Cheers!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with friends
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Lillois
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Reviewed April 22, 2010

I came to Berlin for the ITB market fair and rent a room with David. The room was correct and clean. Kitchen, hot water,... I spend 2 other night in the dorm...that was a bite of a mess...my bed was in a very bad state, to many beds (+-15beds) and hard to sleep with so many people around. Thanks to David, i could recover the private room (that i didn t book in advance).

Be aware for your safety and good service...they are very strict about rules...but at the end it s all for the best stay and all for a very cheap price.
I will recommend to stay in David

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 9, 2005

Impossible to sleep, mattresses on the floor, commun showers, between 8 to 12 people per room, dirty floors and mattresses, non-respect from other users who were going constantly in & out from the room...
In brief, it was the worst backpackers hostel ever seen!

Stayed May 2005
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Property: David's Hostel Berlin
Address: Bredowstr. 35, 10551 Berlin, Germany
Location: Germany > Berlin > Moabit
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Ranked #273 of 349 Specialty Lodging in Berlin
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Number of rooms: 15
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