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“Cheap, basic lodgings”
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Check In Hostel
Ranked #111 of 347 Specialty Lodging in Berlin
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“Cheap, basic lodgings”
Reviewed June 17, 2014

I stayed in a 6-bed mixed dorm for a really great price of just under 12 Euros a night. Book directly from the hostel webpage as they offer up to 20% discounts there. With this cheaper rate comes less flexibility for cancellation; I found upon arrival that my credit card was already charged since I chose the biggest discount, but totally worth it if your schedule is confirmed. They also take a 10 Euro deposit upon check-in for keys and padlocks, which is refunded when you check out. Staff are generally quite helpful.

Location-wise, a pretty decent 5min walk from Checkpoint Charlie and its metro station as well as generally a half-hour's walk from all the major attractions in Berlin. There's a supermarket just on the other side of the street for those wanting to self-cater.

The dorm was surprisingly roomy and could fit lockers inside quite comfortably. Given that my dorm only had 3-4 people lodging in it during my stay, it felt a lot more spacious too. Free wifi was accessible from dorms and electric sockets were also available next to each bed, which was convenient.

Shared bathrooms and toilets were pretty okay and up to scratch. The kitchen is not very well stocked and a bit on the small side. During my 2 night stay, one stove and one urinal were out of order throughout; not sure how long they take to fix these things but with so many people sharing limited facilities, you'd think they would be repaired sooner. There are big common spaces in the lobby and at the other end of the hallway as well.

Overall, I was satisfied with my stay there, especially considering the value I got for such a low cost. If you're just spending a couple of days in Berlin and want cheap, basic lodgings, this is the place to go to.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
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Leiden, The Netherlands
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Reviewed June 11, 2014

Second time I visited this hostel. Central location and cheap price. Beds are ok, not to good.
Great if you are with your own group of friends, less fun for single travellers.
Only big drawback are the curtains at the front rooms, they don't close. I thought the toilets and showers clean enough.
Bring you own lock for the lockers. Next to a lidl and Turkish wedding venue, every night wedding party so if you plan to sleep early don't sleep at the back rooms.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

Came to Berlin with some friends. We were looking for the cheapest central hostel, this was perfect. It was clean and had good facilities. So easy to find and great for transport links. Also a lidl round the corner. Would come back for sure!!!

Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

I was in a 10-bed mixed dorm and the beds were not I credibly comfortable but worth what we payed for them. Rooms are very spacious and the free lockers were nice. The kitchen was tiny, has no mutual tools or plates or bowls, and is pretty filthy. One out of 2 of the stoves was out of order, making it very hard to cook anything. There is an event venue so make sure you bring ear plugs or you won't sleep a wink. The location is perfectly fine if you don't kind walking, which we didn't! Overall a decent place to stay, you get what you pay for.

  • Stayed May 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed May 12, 2014 via mobile

I checked in late Thursday night and first the guy did not know what room I was suppose to be in, then he tried to give me a dirty bed. Following that when I went to the restroom there's was not toilet paper and he told me to wait for someone else at reception. Oh and if you decide to stay here make sure you wear shower shoes because it looks like they clean the bathroom one a month.

  • Stayed May 2014
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Krakow, Poland
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Reviewed May 8, 2014

great cheap place to stay in for a few nights, nice and helpful service, the only downside may be people who share your room, where most of them party all night long.... also a great localization, almost in the middle of the city! all in all i can recommend it to you

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Leipzig, Germany
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Reviewed May 7, 2014

We stayed at the Check In hostel for two nights in April. The two highlights of the hostel are - the location and the value for money Located in central Berlin, the hostel is five minute walk from Checkpoint Charlie, the U-Bahn station and even closer to the Jewish History Museum. We were 4 of us and had booked a 6 bed dorm so that worked well for us - the beds and the room both were always clean, the bathrooms good enough and the service - one of the best. I forgot my glasses at the hostel and asked them to deliver them to me - not only was the staff prompt in their reply, they really went out of their way to help me get my glasses back. Kudos! I'll be back again.

  • Stayed April 2014, 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 #111 of 347 Specialty Lodging in Berlin
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Hotel Class:1 star — Check In Hostel 1*
Number of rooms: 34
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