The location of the hotel is about 20-30 min with the tram from Alexanderplatz and it takes 5 min from tram stop. There were a few large groups of school kids staying here and they were very noises. The hotel is a former dorm, so that's what the rooms look like. The view from my room was of a disused house littered with rubbish. Good audibility in the rooms. Given the price, the hotel is on an acceptable level.