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Check In Hostel
Ranked #108 of 344 Specialty Lodging in Berlin
Delft, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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“horrible staff”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2013

we were with a group of 38 students in this hostel. the wifi, toilets and location were great. the showers werent in a very good state: wet and dirty floors, and not always warm water. the rooms are clean and the beds okay, but we didnt have good curtains in the room, so in the morning the temperature in the room was boiling hot. some people didnt even have any curtains. but the worst part was the staff. we werent allowed to drink strong booze in the hostel and play music after 22.00 o'clock. thats okay with us. but they crossed some borders in maintaining this rules. they listened with their ears to the door if there was any music, and if they heard smth, they got in without knocking. if they see you have (even unopened) booze you have to hand in the bottles. they dont believe you if you say you drink the booze only outside of the hostel. some of our group where almost kicked out when they were preparing to go outside to drink. conclusion: if you also want to have fun in the hostel itself, you are here in the wrong place. if not, this hostel is okay.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2013

The Hostel is a great deal in Berlin.
The location is great, right next to Checkpoint Charlie and public transport is a very short walk away.

The beds and (male) bathrooms were clean, but my travel companion said the female bathrooms were not quite as nice and had issues with clogged drains and flooding in the showers.

Our 10 bed room was average, perfect for sleeping but nothing more. The lockers provided are not big enough to fit luggage in, but we kept our backpacks in the corner of the room and had no problem.

Overall good hostel, great location and price.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Joensuu, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2013

The hostel is located in 5-8 min to "Kochstraße" underground station and quite close to the Checkpoint Charlie and open-air museum "Topographie des Terrors". The hostel occupies 2 floors and consists of approximately 30 rooms. The price for 1 bed in 4-bed mixed room in October,12 was 53 euro for 5 nights (breakfast was included). The staff was really helpful and provided with all necessary information and maps. They spoke German (surprise, surprise) and English, maybe some other languages also. The furniture was quite good. Only one problem was with showers - in the women showers water was a bit cold, but in the men one it was alright. The staff cleaned the hostel every day (at least, in the common areas). There was also a small area where you could sit with your laptop. Wi-fi was free of charge. The breakfast was served in the separated cafe (but it's located in the same building) - you could take your meal inside/outside. The breakfast consisted of tea/coffee, jogurts and a very big sandwich. The whole atmosphere was really awesome - there were people from so many countries (from France to Canada). We lived with great guys from Dortmund, Germany. So, the levels of accommodation and service were completely enough for that price.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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Lyon, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2013

We paid 12 euros the night in a 10 bed room. Most hostels in berlin were sold-out or had higher prices due to the fact that the same weekend Bayern Munich and Stuttgart were playing the cup final in Berlin...
Half of the staff is made out by pricks, a fat guy (the boss) and a blonde guy were laughing at our questions about hostel facilities and what we were allowed to do or not to do...
The bathrooms are disgusting and on top of that they get cleaned in the early morning when everybody need to take a shower so long queues...
The rooms are nice, beds are comfortable as well as the linen is ok. People in the room were nice except for the first night we had to football fans coming in to the room quite late singing songs and turning on the light...
The location is really good, next to checkpoint charlie, the topogrophies des terrors, etc is a good place to stay because of its location.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2013

I think I paid about 8 Euro/night for my room, so the hostel was pretty much what I was expecting. Their computer service was down when I arrived to check in, but they offered to let me wait in the cafe just down the block (which I think is run by the same people) and told me to inform the server they'd sent me. He gave me a free coffee and a snack, which was very kind of them, and it gave me a nice warm place to wait to meet my friends.

The place is very basic, as you can see in the photos, and I stayed in a room with three bunk beds. Everything was clean enough, and the facilities were just fine. I was a bit surprised to see two people, a woman and a man, trying to clean the women's shower room at 8am when most visitors would be trying to get ready for the day and out the door. Especially because, you'd think if they're separating the male and female shower rooms, they wouldn't then have someone male cleaning the place. While guests were using it. A bit odd.

At any rate, if I needed a really cheap hostel again I'd go back. The location was pretty good--right near Checkpoint Charlie and w/easy access to the U-bahn. You're getting what you're paying for, but it's clean and serviceable and the staff were very friendly.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2013

Only one girl at reception was nice, she sounded Spanish. There was this very+2 rude guy who was arguing on everything and was trying to fight with us. Hotel was very dirty especially toilets. There was no bar or some place to eat. If you will come before check in you will have to stay outside and wait. The whole building smell like a factory with oil. I felt very unsecured because of this guy's behavior, I did not even know if my stuff is safe in room or not. He jumped in my conversation with my friend and started talking without any reason. I will never recommend this hostel, I've been to other hostels where everything was amazing so don't waste your time and don't let anyone destroy your mood.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2012

Not very happy finding this place. Directions given were wrong because there are 2 same name streets. Its all in the postal code. When we did get here the entrance smells of pee and cigarettes. The second night it was better. The room was clean and the bedding I liked. They have a grocery store around the corner that was good. Went to take a shower at 9pm and it was cold so the morning we found better. The price was good and now we know why....got to know the tram and busses real fast. I would pay the extra few euros and stay closer to central

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Check In Hostel
Address: Markgrafenstr. 68, 10969 Berlin, Germany
Location: Germany > Berlin > Kreuzberg
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
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Ranked #108 of 344 Specialty Lodging in Berlin
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Hotel Class:1 star — Check In Hostel 1*
Number of rooms: 34
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