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Heart of Gold Hostel
Ranked #12 of 362 Speciality Lodging in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 6 August 2014

I stayed at the Heart of Gold hostel for a week and i have to say it was one of the best hostel i've stayed, and on top of that the price! Easy to book and good communication, i had wrote about a late arrival and there was no issue at all the guy at the front desk welcomed me and helped me get around. The place is secure and easily accessible from the central station (Hauptbahnhof), the dorms & restroom were clean and there is plenty of space. They have a bar which is great, and a nice buffet for breakfast, pool table and a nice inside courtyard where you can meet other traveller

Overall i'd recommend this place without hesitation.

Room Tip: They have all kinds, i was in the largest dorm and didn't mind at all.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 August 2014

We were really impressed with this hostel because of the great atmosphere, good rooms, and location. We arrived before checkout but we were allowed to leave our luggage in reception so we did not have to wait around. We went on a free tour that went from the hostel, and it was one of the best tours that we have done in Europe. The bar had a good atmosphere and beers were reasonably priced. However, the Wifi at the hostel was impossibly slow, but all round, one of the best hostels we stayed at on our trip.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Susanna D
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Reviewed 1 August 2014

Heart of Gold is a great hostel. It is clean and safe...blah blah. But what I liked most about it was the vibe of the hostel. As a solo traveler, it is much more fun to stay in a place where the guests seem friendly and easy to meet. I happened to meet a great group of people at this hostel which made my time in Berlin amazing. The bar/lounge area makes it easy to meet people. The crowd is young and ready to explore Berlin. I'd definitely recommend it.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled solo
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Thank Blake W
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Reviewed 31 July 2014

I was in Berlin for 3 nights after a conference finished and didn't have much money. Managed to find this for ~11 per night, 6 bed dorm.

Staff were all very nice
The place was clean
No excess noise in the corridors etc
Enough outlets for charging etc
Locks given for a deposit to lockers (no issue with getting it back).

Free coffee (a few months ago anyway)!

The location was very good. It is less than 30 mins to Alexanderplatz, and maybe 40 mins to brandenburg gate (not sure on this, I got a bit lost). The metro stops maybe 5 mins from the hostel.

All in all a very good stay. Wifi was slow, but it was free after all!

The only thing I might say is that the music was loud in the bar (not bad if it's your taste in music), but was not an issue in the rooms.

Thanks for the stay!

Room Tip: Cant really advise here, I just went for an economical one
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled solo
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Thank Liam A
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Reviewed 26 July 2014

This is a mixed review. Hostel is in a good location, staff are helpful and place appears clean.

But where this hostel failed myself and a friend was its unwillingness to invest in a strong internet connection for guests. The hostel actually brags about how weak wifi is there (so you are forced to be social in the main bar). It is BAD. The hostel management has forgotten that today's traveler is constantly making reservations and social connections and us on the move. So if you really want to serve your guest a strong wifi is a must today. Researching the city and making new plans was near impossible. Neither myself or my friend could make any connection so could research Berlin or even look up information. While other hostels sell their free wifi Gold has not kept up. For this reason i give this place a poor vs average hostel. Management invest in the wifi and while you are at it home about some fans in the bar and some reading lights in the rooms.

I would not stay here again.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

I, along with 3 friends, stayed here in a 8 bed mixed dorm. Our room was massive, and the bathroom was nicer then my one at home! The staff are friendly, helpful and fun.. this hostel attracts all the right kind of people if you're a young traveller. The bar at the hostel is really good and holds a great atmosphere.

Its location is quiet, but only a 2 minute walk from the main road, where theres loads to do, and a 10/15 minute walk from some tourist attractions like the brandenburg gate.

We payed around 30 euros a night for this place, which was definitely value for money. I would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: don't be afraid to book a mixed dorm room, the rooms are spacious and the bathrooms lovely.
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

First thing: despite the whole Hitchhikers-angle in the name, this is not one of those self-consciously themed hostel where everything is needlessly crammed to fit the theme, and thank god for that. Instead, it's a relaxed and cheerful place with lots of interesting people - staff and guests - for fees that are honestly just ridiculously low. And it's within walking distance of two Public Transport hubs. Good times. Recommended.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Max U
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Address: Johannisstr. 11, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Region: Germany > Berlin > Mitte
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Ranked #12 of 362 Speciality Lodging in Berlin
Price Range: £15 - £111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Heart of Gold Hostel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 40
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