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“You couldn't find a cooler, cheaper hostel in the very heart of Berlin!”

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Heart of Gold Hostel
Ranked #14 of 357 Speciality Lodging in Berlin
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Reviewed 16 August 2010

My boyfriend and I stayed here in July for two nights and couldn't recommend it enough - the location is just fantastic, just off Friedreichstrasse (the main street of Berlin) and is within walking distance of Unter den Linden, where you will find the BrandenBurg Gate, the Reichstag, Checkpoint Charlie etc. The hostel is cheap (14 euros per person per night) and clean - it is a converted office block and therefore very big! It is also clean, although one thing I would comment on are the bathrooms - there aren't that many considering all the dorms and the showers and toilets are not separate, so if someone is in the shower and have locked it (which you have to because it isn't a cubicle) you cannot use the toilet! The staff are very warm and welcoming, there is a bar and breakfast is also offered at a charge. At reception you can get towels and a free city map. The internet is reasonably priced (you get 10 minutes free when you arrive). The best thing about this hostel has to be the location, you don't have to take the underground at all, which is good because it is expensive.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 February 2010

The staff gave a smile and were happy to help with advice on Berlin or just to have a general chat. The beer is cheap and the bar has style (Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy theme).

The price is pretty good for Berlin and the Location is quite good, we walked to there from Berlin Hauptbahnhof (Main international train station) and the hostel is a short walk from city center.

The showers are filthy and hard to use because the shower heads were broken when I was there. The rooms are clean but average, not that you'd be spending much time in them.

Recommended.

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 December 2009

Good location, friendly service. The rooms were clean and quiet.

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled solo
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Reviewed 1 December 2009

It was a great place where u can meet really nice people. Not so far from the center, u will be at 20 minutes reach of almost anything u have to see in Berlin, on foot or by U-Bahn

Stayed: November 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 November 2009

The reception bloke called the police for playing an acoustic guitar, then had 4 of us escorted out at 11:30pm with no where to go.The police were empathetic and quite a number of witnesses also tried to talk reason to the stubborn bloke but to no avail.My girlfriend was in tears, She couldn't understand why we were getting kicked out, considering we weren't even playing the guitar or even own a guitar. Even though we had only been there for 3 hours they wouldn't give us a refund, in total the 4 of us lost 100 euros.
Heart of gold? [--]!! Heart of steel more like it.

Stayed: September 2009
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Reviewed 4 October 2009

I loved this hostel so so much. The dorm was big and spacious and the beds comfortable. The showers were hot and powerful. The toilets clean and lots of space inside the bathroom area. There is a bar and a smoking area which is always full of people because the drinks are cheap and the staff are so friendly. I didn't end up going out much because the environment and atmosphere in the hostel bar was really excellent. This hostel is also in an excellent location. Five minute walk from Friedrichstrasse station and two minutes from Oranienburgerstrasse. All the main sites are in walking distance including Bebelplatz, Checkpoint Charlie, Reichstag, Brandenburger tor, Topographie of Terrors, Hitler's bunker and more!!
PLUS, it's only 10 euros a night!!! What a bargain!
10/10 hostel, amazing stay, thank you so much Heart of Gold hostel

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled solo
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Reviewed 19 August 2009

I was staying at the Heart of gold with my school students and was sharing 5 beds in a very spacious room. nice location, cheap rates, good food ... great budget location.

BUT.... i heard people who got the window to the street side complain about the traffic.!

  • Stayed: January 2009, travelled on business
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Address: Johannisstr. 11, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Region: Germany > Berlin > Mitte
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Ranked #14 of 357 Speciality Lodging in Berlin
Price Range: £10 - £99 (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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