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Herzlia, Israel
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26 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2013

This is more than an hostel, it's your second home away from home. We are talking about a small and warm hostel, with only 4-5 rooms, shower, kitchen and the best staff I have ever met. The prices are good, everything is clean, safe and let you feel like you are home. The staff knows Berlin really well and its... More 

Thank Keidarok
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2012

Staying at Raise a Smile was a highlight of a 6 week, 5 country trip for us. The staff here are just so amazing, especially Esther, and very helpful with places to go, things to do and what to eat in Berlin. The rooms have animal themes and the whole hostel has African themed decor which is really cool. It's... More 

Thank KMJay
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2012

We were in Berlin for three nights and decided to stay in the Eastern part, as that seems to be younger and hipper part of town. It's also cheaper! We had a great stay at the hostel. The staff were great, friendly and helpful. It's also a great charity, so go on and support them! One thing though, you are... More 

Thank slakjaw
Warrnambool, Australia
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 July 2012 via mobile

The wonderful state of German public transport makes it cheap to get to the hostel (although not super easy if you were lugging a huge suitcase like I was!). The website has a very comprehensive and useful guide (with videos!) on how to get there from the major transportation hubs. The owners and staff were hugely friendly and useful. Wifi... More 

Thank nancyhtran
New York City, New York
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40 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2012

Very friendly, courteous, and informative staff who are very eager to help at any time of day. Clean bathrooms and bedrooms with very comfortable beds. Felt more like a friend's apartment than a hostel. And it's for charity to boot! Would recommend again.

Thank dlvassallo
Berlin, Germany
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2011

Really cool place, easy to meet ppl, clean! And it's for a good cause! I would definatly stay here again!

Thank Fred102
Brooklyn, New York
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49 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2011

At first glance, Berlin itself seems to appear so bleak compared to other great European/German cities.  Spent the first two days exploring and then I started to like it.  Changed hostels and checked into Raise a Smile and then I really fell in love with Berlin.  I now understand why this place is always rated #1 in hostelworld.com  Their website... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2011

Staying at Raise a Smile feels like you're staying with a family. It's a welcome change from many of the more business-like hostels that can come off as quite cold. Nightly activities were planned with everyone in the hostel and it was a great way to all get together and know each other. The staff sits down with you when... More 

Thank ali_4415
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2011

I visited Raise a Smile as a rather nervous lone single traveller on her first solo trip abroad. From the beginning (and even when unaware of my nerves), Gray and Esther could not do enough to put me at ease. Initial emails were warm, friendly and efficient, making sure that I knew how to reach the hostel and was all... More 

Thank Staring_at_the_Sea
Tel Aviv, Israel
1 review
Reviewed 9 May 2011

I was in Berlin back in September. This is the best hostel I've ever been in and I've been in quite a few. The staff helped me plan my week in and around Berlin. A kitchen with cereal, basic ingredients (bread, milk, etc.) and accessories is provided. The staff organizes night outs if you want to familiarize yourself with the... More 

Thank maayank

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Staying in Friedrichshain

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When you arrive at Warschauer Strasse in the heart of the district, you have found one of Berlin’s party hotspots. At night in Friedrichshain, the energy is palpable and the streets of this old worker's quarter are full of street musicians. On one hand, you may find a bar with international crowds, electronic music, long lines and panoramic views - on the other, an outside venue by old train yards featuring decrepit buildings and live alternative music. No matter your taste, the best way to end a night out in Friedrichshain is sitting by the Spree River at the East side gallery, the longest and best preserved piece of the Berlin Wall, watching the sun rise over the beautiful Oberbaum Bridge.
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Additional Information about Raise a Smile Hostel Berlin

Address: Weidenweg 51, 10249 Berlin, Germany
Region: Germany > Berlin > Friedrichshain
Number of rooms: 2
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“the Zebra room!”
 of 5 bubbles Keidarok, 30 Mar 2013 | Read review
“Email them for any advice you need!”
 of 5 bubbles Staring_at_the_Sea, 14 Jun 2011 | Read review
“Email them for anything, very communicative”
 of 5 bubbles maayank, 9 May 2011 | Read review
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