Stayed here with a friend while spending 3 weeks interrailing around Europe in July 2013 and really liked this hostel.
We booked here because It was cheap and I was a little nervous because of that plus it doesn't help that i'm quite a clean freak, anywhere that's slightly dirty or grotty and I'm out. However, I was surprised.
Great location firstly, right near checkpoint Charlie although we found it a little hard to find as the building and signing was misleading and hidden but that could be down to us travelling all day from Amsterdam so our brains probably weren't functioning very well.
We were greeted by a really friendly brunette girl behind the reception desk who was the only member of staff I encountered while staying there. She was really helpful and gave us loads of information and hallelujah free WiFi that actually worked!!
The stairs and the building it's self was pretty depressing and not that appealing or nice to look at but not much of a big deal as the rooms were great. Really clean and big which was a relief as some of the hostels I stayed in elsewhere were so small for mixed dorms, I felt suffocated. The room also had lockers which is good to know when travelling alone/in small groups and staying with randomers and they were big enough to fit our big backpacks in! however, remember to bring your own padlock!!! There's also a Lidl supermarket right round the back which is good to know if you're travelling and on a budget such as me and my friend... this meant more money for beer :)
This hostel also had a great social side to it, I met lots of people here and it seemed to attract a young crowd with a sort of common room to meet new people, good if you're travelling alone and want to meet some friends. The showers were also acceptable, nothing special but clean and they all worked fine.
I can't stress how much I love Berlin, great city with great people and I'm planning to head back in the new year. If all goes to plan I would definitely consider staying here again.
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