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Heart of Gold Hostel
Ranked #14 of 349 Speciality Lodging in Berlin
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Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
“If you like your wifi, don't stay here.”
Reviewed 29 October 2013

Great place to meet people. Has a very hip, young and partying vibe. However, note that this is a bigger hostel and doesn't have that home-y feel if that's what you're looking for. Rooms are good and clean and so are the toilets. My worst complaint is that there really is virtually no wifi in this hostel. They say they do. Yes you can connect to the network but it's impossible to do any research or email or anything with their connection. Being on the road, wifi is one of the most important tools we need. I had to go carry my laptop off to cafés (I didn't use their computers at the lounge for €1per hour) and buy food and coffee I wouldn't have necessarily bought if the hostel's wifi just worked.

  • Stayed October 2013
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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

the heart of gold hostel in berlin is one the coolest and cleanest hostel ive stayed at in europe!!! the staff are very helpful when any question is asked and can speak english very well. the rooms were very neat & tidy but most important the bathroom was clean and the shower actually had some pressure to it and we all enjoy a good shower!! the bar downstairs is very cool with cheap drinks and a good pool table to have some fun around and is a very good place to meet other fellow travellers and share some cool travelling stories. so all round this is a awesome hostel!!!

Room Tip: the 6 bed dorm was very good, alot of room for everyone
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Hervey Bay, Australia
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

Heart of gold is the best hostel i have stayed at in europe so far, the staff are really nice and the bar is really good for meeting other travellers and is very roomy, the rooms are really big and very clean and same with the bathrooms. I deffinately recommend this hostel if you are heading to berlin!

Room Tip: I stayed in a 4 bed and a 6 and both were great
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 September 2013

The location can't be beaten - we only used the U-Bahn for the airport and visiting attractions out of the centre as everything else was walkable. We stayed in a 7-bed dorm which was clean and spacious. Linen is provided for free (you're not allowed to use a sleeping bag) and towels and padlocks are available for free provided you give a deposit. There are large lockers in the rooms (to lock with padlocks). The wifi didn't reach the rooms but was very good in the downstairs bar/reception area. Free tea and coffee available all day, and breakfast is 4 euros for an all you can eat buffet with lots of cereal, bread, meats etc. Good prices at the bar. Helpful staff. Good decor, though that's about as far as the Hitchhiker's Guide theme extends so don't think it'll be tacky! The bathrooms were a bit of a weird layout but that wasn't a major annoyance, and there aren't many plug sockets in the rooms, but otherwise I can't think of any criticisms. I'd definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 September 2013 via mobile

Staff were super helpful
Drinks were reasonably priced.
Rooms are clean.
Bathrooms are clean.
Very relaxed place.
Excellent location 5 mins from train station and a 15/20 min walk from checkpoint Charlie. Will certainly be staying there again.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

Central location, easy and safe to walk around near by at night. Close to all transport links foe airports and city attractions.

Hostel is friendly, clean and feels safe. Wifi in lounge downstairs is good, and desk comps allowing you to print.

Bar down stairs seemed lively enough, though you don't hear it in your rooms upstairs.

Only thing missing is a kitchen!

Room Tip: 6 bed mixed dorm..between 4 and 6 folk through out my week. Good locker space and choice of bunk or...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 August 2013

We went to this hostel for two days in August, stayed in a 7-bed mixed dorm. The room is big and clean, as well as the facilities. The hipster looking staff is very friendly. On the plus side, there is a pub located in the lobby of the hostel. Breakfast, consisting in ham, cheese, bread, jam, cereals, tea and coffee, cost 4 euros on a "all you can eat" basis.
I also would recommend this place for its location, right in the centre of Berlin.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Heart of Gold Hostel
Address: Johannisstr. 11, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Region: Germany > Berlin > Mitte
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Ranked #14 of 349 Speciality Lodging in Berlin
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Hotel Class:1.5 star — Heart of Gold Hostel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 40
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