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Wombat's Berlin
Ranked #9 of 344 Speciality Lodging in Berlin
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“Great hostel in Berlin”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2012

This hostel is in a great area, conveniently located next to a train station (Rosa Luxemburg Platz). There are also plenty of restaurants nearby. There's no curfew and someone working at the front desk reception 24/7.

We stayed in a 6 bed dorm (3 bunks) ensuite (bathroom in the room). The room was spacious and cleaned daily. It had a small table with chairs, a full sized mirror, and large lockers big enough to fit a backpack. Each bed had its own lamp and electrical outlet. The toilet and shower were kept clean as well, and the hot water and water pressure was great. The bed linens were free and towels were available for rent, if needed. I liked the key card system, too. You only need one card for everything including your locker. I appreciated this after staying in another hostel where I needed to keep track of multiple keys for everything.

The lobby is spacious and has a section with computers and internet access, which is nice. It's 50 cents for 20 minutes or 1 Euro for 40 minutes. This is reasonably inexpensive, but the only complaint I have is the computers were sometimes slow and didn't work right. Also, internet access is free if you have your own device, but it only works in the lobby and not in the rooms. There's also an internet cafe across the street.

I tend to prefer smaller hostels, but this one was a pleasant surprise even though it's large like a hotel. Overall, I liked it and would recommend it to others.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2012

The Wombats Berlin is an excellent hostel. The staff was friendly and helpful. It was one of the cleanest if not the cleanest hostel I stayed in. I saw people cleaning the hostel at all hours of the day. Someone was always cleaning. The location inst the best as the train station closest to it is a smaller station (Rosa Luxemburg Platz) which means you have to take a train to a larger station to get around. Not much of an issue once you get used to it. Also its a short walk (15mins) to Hackescher-Markt which has tons of restaurants and along the way there a bunch of clothing stores if you want to do some shopping. Mainly American brand stores. Overall, the hostel is excellent and would recommend to any one traveling to Berlin.

One negative was the breakfast. I ate it once but there is a nice bakery around the corner and just ate there instead. I would skip the breakfast at the hostel and just go to the bakery.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2012

I stayed in a triple room, it was very Clean, it was practicly brand new! I felt comfortable there. I dont stay in Backpackers, but i stayed there with a tour group. More like a hotel!!

They even had Meile washing machines! (Premium Top end brand of appliances)

The place was very secure and central - everything you could want in a hostel.

I thought the Staff where knowledgeable and helpful and spoke good english.

Definatly reccommend anyone who may be used to Hotels but want to squeeze more bang for there buck by staying at a hostel.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2012

Since our arrival, everything was really easy and flawless, we had a double room on the top floor, very comfortable bed and clean, nice bathroom, great power shower.
The bonus of having a lift is priceless, and the bar on the top floor with a terrace with a nice view of the Tv tower is great.
Location is perfect close to lots of touristic sites, bars and restaurants, 5 min walk from Alexander Platz station, and 20 meters from the U-bhan ( subway ) which was very efficient and affordable ( €2.50 for a combo ticket for U-bahn, S-bahn, buses, trams and trains for up 2.30 hours...)
The staff was really helpful and knowledgeable, at arrival they gave us a map and basic info to star digesting...
The staff working at the bar was very funny and talented !! can't explain that ! you have to see it your self !
They have free wireless at the lobby and at the Kentucky kid restaurant which is part of the hostel have great food ( try the chilly burger, nice !! with a beer of course ! )
Also they have some computer to connect if you don't have an smart phone or table, ( who doesn't ?!?! )

What else to say.... ah ! the kitchen, with microwaves and fridges, very handy to keep some cereals and milk to have a quick breaky if you don't feel like going for the buffet breakfast in the Kentucky kid... (it's also cheaper... ).
If you follow the trams on the main road to the right you will find a grocery shop on the left where you can buy all sorts of stuff !

Well thanks to all the staff of Wombats - we had a great time - we hope you too !!

Get in there !!

Room Tip: double room top floor, the best one
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2012

Clean, secure and central - everything you could want in a hostel. Staff are knowledgeable and there is a OK bar up stairs to start your night in this awesome city. Mitte is the perfect location to explore Berlin.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled solo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2012

This is one of the easiest hostels to meet people. The bar has a great outdoor patio overlooking the city and you are handed a free drink ticket upon arrival. Everyone usually goes for happy hour (euro beers) and you will meet all your fellow roommates and hostel travelers.

The rooms are really clean and facilities maintained. It's situated in a really trendy and convenient area of Berlin, and a 15 min walk from all the museums and sights. Also, the laundry is really cheap.

Checkout at 10am is a bit harsh and they will definitely come wake you up if you're late. Be careful about partying in the rooms, especially if your drinking or playing music - they don't appreciate it and are unjustly strict! Otherwise, this hostel is awesome for meeting people and I would definitely recommend it for anyone looking to party in Berlin.

Room Tip: The 4-person rooms are really nice and even have their own bathroom.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2012

Rooms were clean and staff excellent.
Nice location (close to trams, busses, metro, trains) and in a nice area with shops, cafes, bars and sights.
Bar on top floor - Wombar - is just the best!! Atmosphere, prices, staff = great!

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: Wombat's Berlin
Address: Alte Schoenhauserstr.2, 10119 Berlin, Germany
Region: Germany > Berlin > Mitte
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Bar / Lounge Kitchenette Wheelchair access
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Ranked #9 of 344 Speciality Lodging in Berlin
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Number of rooms: 72
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