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Heart of Gold Hostel
Ranked #13 of 351 Specialty Lodging in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence
Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“Fantastic Hostel”
Reviewed October 8, 2011

Three friends and I booked a four bed dorm when in Berlin for the Marathon. We stayed for four nights after the marathon. The room and communal area (seating area and bathrooms) were clean and really nice, better than expected. The bar was cool and the staff friendly and helpful. Centrally located and ideal for exploring Berlin. Would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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Hamburg, Germany
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Reviewed October 2, 2011

It started out to be a nice place to stay in but the staff working the reception were extremely RUDE on several occasions. The staff do not appear to be aware of the limits of a staff-guest relationship.

I was staying with a visiting female friend and it was unusual to see that the male staff was constantly trying to hit on her at the tables with free drinks whilst trying to man the reception at the same time. He even refused to serve beer to a male friend who he probably saw as competition citing some strange service break. I have NEVER heard of a service break at 9:45pm!

It seems that many of the male staff do their hostelling duties against their conscious will and are holding on to their jobs in the desperate hopes of trying to bed travelling female guests.

Is this a hostel or a pick up joint for the male staff?

This COULD be a nice place to stay but the staff and their overwhelming freedom to interfere with the activities of the guests is simply unacceptable.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
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Israel
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Reviewed October 1, 2011

liked all in the hostel stayed there for 3 days with friends and i wish i were there more

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 17, 2011

This hostel was not the best that we stayed at on our Europe trip (or even in Berlin), but it was good enough. I could be fine staying here again but it wouldn't be my first choice. We stayed here because we booked the day of, and it was the best one available (based on TripAdvisor reviews).

Cost - Decent hostel for the money

Service - Average. They were nice but I don't think they'd bother to go out of their way to help out. Definitely a 'you get what you pay for' kind of place.

Wifi / internet - This sucked. We got no service in our room and had to go to the lobby to connect. They did have a few computers in the lobby you could connect to for 10 minutes if needed. The day we checked out the Wifi was down completely - even in the lobby - and when I told them about it they just said 'oh well'.

Rooms - Very small room with a bunk.

Cleanliness - The rooms were clean enough but nothing special. I still slept in my Cocoon liner as an extra layer to protect me from their sheets, pillowcase, and covers.

Bathroom - I didn't feel like it was clean enough for me to walk barefoot, so I even showered with flip flops. And the shower was a pain. It shuts off every 5-10 seconds and you have to push it on again. Maybe it's the hostel's way of saving on water costs but it made for a miserable shower.

Location - Right downtown and a few blocks from a metro station.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 11, 2011

Clean, quiet, good breakfast, nice people.
Certainly I would stay again.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled solo
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 29, 2011

I was on a week's trip to Leipzig and my brother booked our accomodation at a short notice for a night's stay at this extremely friendly place.We booked two single rooms and were instantly upgraded to twin rooms -a good value for money ,got even better. The place is a walking distance from few main attractions of Berlin.Staff very friendly,knowledgable,efficient and helpful. Rooms clean and tidy. Reception/ Bar area informal and one can linger on as long as one wishes. Will certainly recommend to anyone and return ..well done .Danke shun !

Dr. Shibashish Giri,Leizig University /Sanjay Kaul , Melbourne, Derby

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Spalding, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 30, 2011

Stayed here for 3 days in mid-June and had the most incredible time. The staff were helpful and got us settled straight away. We met plenty of people in the very hospitable common area. Amazing courtyard where we could hang out in the evenings before going out. Internet costed, but most of the time they basically let you off, which is good. Free tour which was amazing, came and picked us up from the hostel - definitely worth doing. An incredible rooftop room with a great view of the sky-line, consider yourself lucky if you get this room! Just a really well run hostel at a very competitive price. If you're young and looking to just go, meet people or explore the city, it's also in a fantastic location and there's just so much to do. Ughh, just take my word for it, it's awesome.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: Heart of Gold Hostel
Address: Johannisstr. 11, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Location: Germany > Berlin > Mitte
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Ranked #13 of 351 Specialty Lodging in Berlin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Heart of Gold Hostel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 40
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