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Old Town Hostel
Ranked #50 of 351 Speciality Lodging in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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“I feel so at home here....”
Reviewed 28 July 2014

The second time I have stayed in this hostel, this time I was in Berlin on my own. They're so welcoming and the hostel is like none I've ever stayed in. Stylish and super cool. Big rooms and bigger bathrooms (that are spotlessly clean and you never have to wait for!) How many hostels give you towels??! This one does. Beautiful! I love it...

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
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Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

This was a such a clean comfortable place that it could be considered more as a hotel than a hostel. High standard and staff very helpful & kind (a part from one- who checked me out on last day and was rude& fake but all the rest very sweet. Location is fabulous close to all yummy vegan foodoutlets i couldn t have been better. Arrived late at night n all was prepared for me to get in- how to get it etc. a downside- u have to pay cash.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
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Helsinki, Finland
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

Very clean, calm and pleasant hostel in a lovely neighborhood. Bathrooms were clean, sheets and towels were crispy white. The staff were helpful and friendly. We needed to visit a doctor during our stay and would have been lost with where to go without their help! I would imagine this to be a nice place to stay with children.

I would only not recommend Aurora if you would like to socialize with other visitors during your stay. We hardly saw anyone else there and the common area didnt seem to be in very active use. We didn't mind at all and enjoyed the privacy, but if I had been travelling alone this might have been an issue for me.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bremen, Germany
1 review
Reviewed 13 September 2013

I stayed there with my husband for two days.
Hotel Location is very good, near to city center of Berlin and near to Train Station.
Hotel price is cheap.
Our room view is the street so a bit noisy at night and early morning of the cars and Tram.
Our Bathroom is share but it is clean.
overall the hotel is Good and the receptionist is friendly and helpful too
for the people with minimum Budget we could recommend this hotel

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 10 September 2013 via mobile

Great location, very friendly staff, room and bathrooms were clean. Good place to stay if you're on a budget and want to save some money. Just make sure you coordinate with them if you are arriving past 10pm because the staff leaves by then.

  • Stayed September 2013
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 26 June 2013

I stayed in this hostel for aw eekend in June in a private room. Had booked a single but was given a large room with two beds. Room was a good size and very light with large street facing windows. The room didn't seem too noisy although trams travel up the street the hostel is located on. The floor I stayed on had about four bathrooms on it and there was no queuing at any point. Overall, the hostel was of a much higher standard than I expected. The staff were friendly and spoke English. Best of all, I arrived after midnight on my first night and this was no problem and did not incur any extra charge (I contacted Aurora in advance to arrange).

The location is top draw. Plenty of restaurants and bars right outside the front door. I would definitely stay here again if I was on a budget and wanted a cheaper alternative to a hotel.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
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Groningen, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 17 April 2013

was in Aurora again the other week and I liked it again. Advantage of travelling outside the holiday season is that there aren't as many guests, although the only advantage that offers is that it doesn't happen that often that you need to wait in order to use the shared showers!

Room Tip: when you like private shower/toilet/washbasin, book a double room WITH private bathroom! Is only abo...
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled solo
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Property: Old Town Hostel
Address: Pappelallee 21, 10437 Berlin, Germany (Formerly Aurora Hostel)
Region: Germany > Berlin > Prenzlauer Berg
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Hotel Style:
Ranked #50 of 351 Speciality Lodging in Berlin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Old Town Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This hostel enjoys a youthful, relaxed atmosphere and a central location in Berlin's trendy district of Prenzlauer Berg, close to many popular bars, cafes and restaurants. The stylish single, double and triple rooms of the Old Town Hostel offer all comforts normally associated with a hotel. All rooms feature a changing lighting scheme which guests can set to their own taste. The Old Town Hostel also offers free internet access in the rooms and common areas as well as an in-house library. The lobby's kitchenette is available for guests to make small meals, while many cafes are located near the property. The Old Town Hostel is close to the Eberwalder Straße U2 underground station and 3 different tram lines, and provides easy access to all cultural and historic attractions in Berlin city centre. ... more   less 
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Aurora Hotel Berlin

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