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“Overall okay but a few improvements would go a long way!” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Check In Hostel
Ranked #124 of 344 Speciality Lodging in Berlin
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“Overall okay but a few improvements would go a long way!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2014 via mobile

Overall, is hostel was okay. The location was handy to Checkpoint Charlie, which is also a metro station, and it's only a half hour (depending on how fast you walk) from museum island. The beds are comfortable and the rooms are fine. Toilets and showers generally clean. Common room was fine. Wifi available in rooms but weak so mostly had to go to common room for good internet.

I do think some improvements could be made. For instance, when talking to staff behind the desk, they tended to continue talking amongst themselves which is a bit unpleasant when making queries. The showers did not have hot water in the evenings, and it was difficult to adjust the taps etc. Laundry was five euros for a bag, which staff do themselves; my bag was returned to me with damp rather than dry laundry, which was annoying given the cost.

Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

This place was really nice, clean for the most part, great common room which was very sociable with lots of young people from all over the world to talk to. The kitchen was a bit grotty but for the price, can you complain? The rooms were spacious and clean, and the staff were helpful if not a little slow. I would recommend this place. And the location is very good, near Check Point Charlie, near a Lidl and a metro.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014 via mobile

We decided to book this hostel regarding its privilegiate situation in berlin's center and its low cost compared with other hostels in the neighbourhood. The hostel in general is correct: nice staff and polite bedrooms. The big problem is about instalations: the kitchen is so small, with just 3 small fridges, in the bathroom there are just 6 showers, and 5 of them have a broken hand shower and the common room is humble and plenty of noisy youths. I hope you can't expect anything better by paying 10€ per day for a shared bedroom in the middle of Berlin.

Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

This hostel is a great place to stay when in Berlin, it's close to Checkpoint Charlie and the U-Bahn, so everything is easily reachable.

The Lidl around the corner is also perfect for getting some breakfast in the morning.
The biggest downside were the showers on the first floor, all the shower heads were detached and couldn't be fixed on the wall, resulting in an annoying shower procedure.

All in all a fine hostel for this price.

Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

Me and my friend were backpacking just us two but we met so so many people at this super sociable hostel. There were people from all over the world and the rooms were lovely and clean. Can't drink hard spirits in the common room though so be aware of this!

Stayed July 2014
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014 via mobile

The hostel's location is really good, so you can walk to Unter den Linden and use the U-bahn! The rooms are tidy and the bathrooms and showers are pretty clean too. The common room is a good place to meet other travelers! The kitchen isn't the best though, the stoves didn't work well and the dishes were pretty dirty.

Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014 via mobile

So we chose this hostel because the reviews had mentioned it's great location but in fact it's a 25 minute walk to the most interesting parts of Berlin. We hired bikes to get around quicker which is useful because it can be arranged at the hostel. The hostel was cleaned thoroughly by the staff every morning but unfortunately completely trashed by the evening to the point where the kitchen looked like you could catch something if you cooked there! Not the fault of the staff but the overexcited crowd that this hostel attracts. Another down side was the camera systems throughout the hostel which made a few of us uncomfortable when on several occasions we were told off for opening a window or closing a door because the reception staff couldn't see what was going on. A bit creepy to be constantly watched. Also the common room closes at 12 forcing people onto the streets making a lot of noise. On the up side the bedrooms are spacious with lockers and there's a Lidl round the corner.

Stayed July 2014
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Property: Check In Hostel
Address: Markgrafenstr. 68, 10969 Berlin, Germany
Region: Germany > Berlin > Kreuzberg
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #124 of 344 Speciality Lodging in Berlin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:1 star — Check In Hostel 1*
Number of rooms: 34
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