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Heart of Gold Hostel
Ranked #14 of 349 Specialty Lodging in Berlin
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2 reviews
“You get what you pay for- under £8 a night”
Reviewed March 9, 2014

Ok rooms, shared bathrooms surprisingly clean (had 3 womens 4 mens bathrooms on our floor) free breakfast (take cheese rolls&nutella & make it a free lunch) cheap beer, not a massively sociable hostel

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 21, 2014 via mobile

My friend and i stayed at this hostel when visiting Berlin on a 3 week trip through Europe, and out of the 6 hostels we stayed at during that time, I can definitively say that, Heart of Gold was the worst one. When we checked in, we were given a pillow and sheets and told we had to make our own bed, and the receptionist offered little to no information about Berlin, like good places to see, drink and eat; like we had gotten at the other 5 hostels. He simply pointed at a map and gave us our bed sets. When we got to our floor, the entire wreaked like burnt hair rapped in dirty diaper and dipped in curry. We were there during the Summer, and even though extremely, Heart of Gold had no air conditioning at all. When we got our rooms, the guy on the bunk above me was sleeping naked on top of his bed because it was so dam hot. On a more positive, the in-house made sausages were delightful. Still, this was the worst establishment of any kind I've ever patronized, God be with you if you decide to stay here.

Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Reviewed February 21, 2014

This hostel was incredibly cheap which was awesome. Free breakfast in the morning was perfect and they had filter coffee--YESSSSSS! It was quite clean as well, bathrooms were big and clean. It was pretty quiet, but that could be partly because it's now the middle of February. A lot of that is because of roommates as well, so I guess I got lucky with that. They have a smoking room which is nice for smokers who can't go outside because of the residential area. They also have a garden in the back which would be PERFECT in the warmer months--but actually wasn't so bad while I was there because the weather was nice. The staff seemed friendly, and a lot of them hung out around the place after they seemed to be off work, so that's a good sign. The only thing I asked them for was how to get to the bus station and they were happy to give me directions. The location was just fine, it was about a 30 second walk from Freiderichstrasse and near entrances to both the U-bahn and S-bahn. There's also an amazingly cheap and pretty delicious Indian restaurant next door. Cheap beer was also a plus. I'd stay there again in a minute.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
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Rome, Italy
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Reviewed February 19, 2014

I stayed in this hostel with a group of 6 friends. Hostel is great for groups or for single travelers. Rooms and bathrooms were very clean. Bar in the lobby is always full of people drinking cheap beers and socializing. GREAT location, right in the center of Mitte and about a 5 minute walk from the subway station.

  • Stayed February 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 18, 2014

cheap beer and sausage sold every night in the summer. clean and good location. get to Warschauer strasse train station at night for nightlife if you're in your 20s. like nothing you've seen before...

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay in this hostel. The staff were friendly and the bar had a fun atmosphere. Our rooms and the bathroom were very clean, and warm which was great considering it was -10 outside! We would recommend it and would stay there again.

Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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Reviewed January 29, 2014

Stayed there in January'14. We choose private room for 3, which is the best option if you don't want people coming and leaving the room at crazy hours, which is typical for all hostels. The location of the hostel is just perfect - you don't need to catch buses to the most popular sights in Berlin - they are in a walking distance. There are lots of places to eat nearby. In the hostel lobby they have a bar with good been on good prices. It's cozy and anybody can feel comfortable. the room, sheets and towels are fresh and clean. Showers are private and designated for women and men. There is plenty of hot water and pressure. They serve breakfast in the morning - i recommend it - for 4 euro you get all you can eat + good coffee. The price is the best for such a place, that gives you the opportunity to stay in a calm, secure, clear and very comfortable area.

  • Stayed January 2014, 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 #14 of 349 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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