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Alcatraz Backpacker Hostel
Ranked #36 of 349 Specialty Lodging in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence
Madrid, Spain
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32 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“For young people”
Reviewed January 2, 2014

I was with my boyfriend and we don´t like this hostel, first at all the beds are really uncomfortable and make a lot of noise, you can see everything from the next room. Secondly the young people who are guests in this hostel are very noisy and unpolite, the girls in the room next to us were all the nights totally drunk, and wake up us with scream etc at 3-4 a.m.
The location of the hostel is very good but I will look for another one if you want to rest after a long day visiting the city.

Room Tip: I will not choose any room here.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Elgin, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

I stayed here afew weeks ago, and loved every minute off it. The rooms are big and roomy, the kitchen is nice and has everything you need to cook and it is not very busy and crowded like most other hostels! The staff are really friendly, especially Lara and Freda? I forget her name now! I got lots of advice on where to get things etc from the staff, and when there was a problem with my booking (I extended my stay) it was sorted out within 20mins which was real good as I was waiting to head out for plans that I had made.

The hostel was quite quiet but real laid back, and perfect for relaxing at nighttime if you've been busy all day. The outside courtyard is nice also.

I would definately stay here again and recomend it to others, it even has free internet for those who go on holiday and sit in front of a computer all day!!

The only downside is that the showers are a little small and the floor is always wet, but it really is no big deal!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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Prague, Czech Republic
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148 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

If you are to explore the Prenzlauer Berg area, and dont want to spend money on lodging, this is a good deal. Two rooms share a bathroom. Dont forget to bring your own towel! The rooms are basic but quiet. The staff is friendly and helpfull. For a bit extra you can check out at 13.00. Therés wifi and a 3 euro breakfast if needed. But along the lane where it´s located are other eateries and bakeries too. Near a very interesting shopping centrr and not to far from sundaýs fleamarket at Mauerpark. I have been here manytimes and that says a lot.


  • Stayed June 2013
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed May 6, 2013 via mobile

The alcatraz place is perfect. Even thou its a liitle far from the city center its a great ROI. Service is great and a good nice clean place. Ideal solo's. prices are more then fair for what you get. I am looking for disadvanteges but there arent any... Really. I would guess it woulx be leas suitable for families or those who sre looking for luxury hotels its not that kind of hostel. But what you pay i paid 37 euros per night single room and its great return on investment.

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Vancouver, Canada
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 22, 2013

Was recommended to stay in the Prenzlawer area and it did not disappoint, this hostel was right in the middle of it and the U-bahn was literally right out the front door, as in I could literally see the little yellow subway trains wiz by from my dorm window !!! Everything was pretty good about this hostel, staff were very friendly and helpful, it had a really cool chill out area and kitchen. Met up with some people who were staying in another hostel, forgot the name, but it was super modern and slick, very different from this one, but I have to say I prefferred the laid back and more organic vibe of this one, and of course the neighbourhood has to be the coolest in the world !!!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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London, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed March 5, 2013

My stay was really pleasant, the staff is good, the service provided is good too :
Breakfast for cheap price, free coffee, late checkout (not free), clean, nice atmosphere, near to the places to be.
Excellent !

Room Tip: Well, we just happen to pick a room and it was good :)
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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1 Thank cfrancomme
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Nyon, Switzerland
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2013

We stayed at the Alcatraz Backpacker Hostel in Berlin. The staff was very friendly. We could use the little kitchen and the dinning room. The location is perfect! You can take the metro easily and in no time you are in the city center! The room was a bit cold and dusty but the bathroom that we shared with another room was clean. There are lots of facilities around the hostel. Supermarkets, asian restaurants, shopping center! I would go back!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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1 Thank calendulaofficinalis
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Property: Alcatraz Backpacker Hostel
Address: Schoenhauser Allee 133a, 10437 Berlin, Germany
Location: Germany > Berlin > Prenzlauer Berg
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #36 of 349 Specialty Lodging in Berlin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Centrally located in Berlins Prenzlauer Berg district, the Alcatraz Backpacker Hostel is the ideal starting point for sightseeing, shopping and nightlife.We provide affordable and clean, individually styled accommodation and a lot of free amenities.Feel invited to enjoy our relaxed and friendly atmosphere! We will make sure you'll have a brilliant time and look forward to seeing you in our Alcatraz Backpacker Hostel! ... more   less 
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