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Check In Hostel
Ranked #157 of 361 Specialty Lodging in Berlin
Reviewed August 22, 2013

This was my first ever trip to a hostel so I was quite nervous however I was instantly put at ease my how friendly and welcoming the staff are at the hostel. We checked in quickly, all facilities were brilliant and the offers for the diner along the road for guests were great too! Fab location too.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

The sewage water from the kitchen just flooded from the kitchen into our room 109 around 22.20 and i really stinks.
We know that it is an accident and the hostel doesnt mean to do it. But the smell is really bad and we might not be able to sleep in the room tonite!

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed August 10, 2013

We checked in a 8 person dorm facing the road, we had really poor sleeping quality due to every morning 5am+ there are kids running & screaming around at downstairs. (apparently there are a function room & we saw quite numbers of wedding couples during our stays)
It was summer & it was really warm when sun rise up.
Good things is staffs working there are helpful and friendly & kitchen is open for guests but limited cutleries & pots provided.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

I have stayed in quite a few hostels and this place is among the better ones. Beds are comfortable, staff are friendly, location is very good and it's pretty much exactly what it says on the tin.
Great safe hostel with lockers provided so it has everything you need.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

We booked a double room (not dorms) for a reasonable price. The hostel was located not far from check-point charlie situated near a row of shops including a nice cafe for breakfast/coffee. The reception area was helpful. Although this is definitely a place for young travellers. We were inter-railing and so were most other people. Quite a fun and busy hostel good for people travelling in groups.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 26, 2013

I was away for a month with a few friends and this was by far the worst hostel we stayed in. They had a stigma with us as soon as we walked in because we were irish as apparently irish people had given them trouble before. Staff were very rude, ignorant and power crazed. Only member of staff that was helpful and smiled was the female member of staff. 2 members of our party were fined 50 euro each for smoking outside and when we checked out they were looking for more money of them.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 25, 2013

Well connected to public transport, short access to all important sights in the center of Berlin. Building/block is a little creepy, seems to have been an old industrial building, heavy metal doors etc. Cosy is not what I would call it.
Main door is always open during the day, at night you have to ring a bell and there is a camera checking you before the door opens. However, from the main door you can directly walk up to the rooms, as the reception is kind of hidden around the corner after the first fling of stairs. This didn't feel very secure.
We arrived on a Friday night around 11pm, being the only ones that wanted to check in at that time, but the only staff working at the reception seemed overwhelmed by the many requests he received during the 25 minutes it took him to check us in, charge my credit card (machine didn't work) and sell us a toothbrush. He seemed to be new (or not working in a position that fit his skills).
We had our own room ("double bed", actually two separate beds next to each other), with private bathroom/shower. carpet floor, several (big!) dead bugs on the carpet when we got in, so obviously they hadn't vacuumed the floor. The bathroom and towels looked fairly clean, the bed sheets didn't. We were to tired to complain. Having read comments about the showers not working properly, I was surprised to see how it worked ok (we had hot water after a few minutes's wait; water pressure could be improved).
There is a café/diner in the same block that has a special breakfast offer for hostel guests. Coffee and a mediocre sandwhich for 2,50 or 3, if I remember right. It works fine for breakfast, but if you walk a couple of blocks, you can find more charming cafés and food places. Behind the hostel you have a discount supermarket (LIDL) open till 9 pm.
We spent two nights (literally just the nights) at the hostel because that's really all it's there for: it gives you a place to sleep in a well-connected area. I would not return, unless I really had to go on a tight budget.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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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 #157 of 361 Specialty Lodging in Berlin
Price Range: $14 - $100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Check In Hostel 1*
Number of rooms: 34
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