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Sunflower Hostel
Ranked #29 of 357 Specialty Lodging in Berlin
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

Great location, really near to transport links and easy to get to shops / bars / clubs. Staff were friendly, (one or two members of the bar staff being a bit over friendly!) - Breakfast was basic but filling. Really nice atmosphere and great to meet new people in the bar / lounge area. Would recommend.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 1, 2013

I stayed at the hostel with a friend of mine for just one night. Great location to experience the young Berlin. However, I keep bad memories from staying at the place due to the staff's reaction to the fact that my laptop, 2 chargers, and headphones got stolen from the luggage room. Instead of calling the police they started mocking at my situation. Despite having promised to check the surveillance cameras they abstained from doing that the next day. If you are willing to empty your buggage feel free to stay at Sunflower hostel.

Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 15, 2013

I have not booked the room beforehand, I just went out from the train station and this was the closest hostel I could find, and luckily it was a great choice.
The hostel has a great atmosphere and I felt very welcome. The staff are very friendly and helpful, one of the receptionists gave me many tips about where to visit in Berlin.
The rooms are big and the breakfast is delicious.
My only negative point is that during the days I were there, the corredor from the floor I was in, was a bit smelly. Apart from that, the hostel is a very good option.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled solo
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Thank Carol S
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Reviewed April 17, 2013 via mobile

Nine of us stayed for 4 nights. All the best. Friendly staff, give you all the info you need. Vicinity of U&S bahn. Peacefull location. Clean rooms. AYCE breakfast. Acceptable prices. Warm recomendation. Definitely see You again.

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Reviewed April 6, 2013

I stayed here for about a week. It was really hard to leave. The staff was friendly, the beds were comfortable, and the atmosphere was incredibly relaxed. The breakfast was typical, but nevertheless delicious. And the location was prime. Wouldn't mind returning one day.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

We stayed for 3 nights in a group. The hostel is a little walk from the underground, the area is safe. The staff is helpful. What surprised me is the amount of space they have in rooms for people, they dont try to squash 12 people in a room for 6. There is plenty of space.
They breakfast is ordinary, very good.
Another thing is the soundtrack, great choice of music for the evenings and for the mornings. Nice cocktails, although expensive ish. But what do you want, it's a hostel, not a bar.
Recommended.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Lourenzo P
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

I don't understand why so many people are whining about The Sunflower Hostel. It is a great hostel. The staff is nice if you are nice to them. Everybody is relaxed and the most people who go to sunflower are relaxed people. If you expect a Hilton hotel service, you are at the wrong place. But thats what you choose for. For me it was just importaint to have a clean bed. And my bed was clean. And the bar was fun.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Helen E
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Additional Information about Sunflower Hostel

Address: Helsingforser Str. 17, 10243 Berlin, Germany
Location: Germany > Berlin > Friedrichshain
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #29 of 357 Specialty Lodging in Berlin
Price Range: $17 - $102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Sunflower Hostel 1*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In 2001 Sunflower Hostel Berlin opened its doors for guests from all over the world - an island of independent budget accommodation. Sunflower Hostel still embraces the idea of "Old School" attitude of offering a bed in a central location and a multicultural, creative and colourful environment, where communication, cultural exchange and meeting other travelling guests is more important than a television in the room. ... more   less 
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