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Wriezener Karree 5, Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, 10243 Berlin – Show map
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Free! Wireless Internet Hotspot is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free! Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not possible).
24-Hour Front Desk, Baggage Storage
Safe, Convenience Store (on site), Family Rooms, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private)
Spanish, English, German
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
Free! All children under 4 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
All older children or adults are charged EUR 20 per person per night for extra beds.
The maximum number of extra beds in a room is 1.
There is no capacity for cribs in the room.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Free! Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.
When booking for more than 10 people, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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In Berlin's trendy Friedrichshain district, this traditional hotel is a 5 minute walk from Frankfurter Tor Metro Station. Free Wi-Fi, rental bicycles and and cozy bar are available here.
Score from 576 reviews Good
This modern, 3-star hotel and hostel in Berlin’s trendy Friedrichshain district is across from Warschauer Strasse Train Station. It features an Italian restaurant, indoor pool, and free Wi-Fi.
Score from 2979 reviews Very good
This hostel is conveniently located in Berlin's bustling Friedrichshain district, close to the famous Alexanderplatz square and public transportation allows you to easily explore the whole city.
Score from 299 reviews Review score
Just a 10 minute walk from the East Side Gallery and the historic Oberbaumbrücke Bridge, this hostel in the lively district of Friedrichshain enjoys excellent connections to sights across the capital....
Score from 654 reviews Good
Very clean, good location (especially for nightclubs)
In dark unlit area
Everything. The best value place to stay in Berlin.
Nice atmosphere with styled rooms. Good location and free on street parking. Easy to hop on the S-Bahn at Berlin Ost Bahnhof.
Rooms with private bathrooms are available but the bathrooms are on the corridor and not in the room itself.
Huge bed, shared bathroom but we only shared with one other room so it wasn't an issue in the slightest! Perfect location literally a 2 minute walk from Ostbanhof which had a quick route into Alexander platz the centre! Would definitely recommend the hostel ... Loads of stuff going on in and around!
We were on the ground floor right by a road so it could be quite noisy at times... But fairly quiet in the main!
Good location and clean.
Loud with very thin walls No internet in the room! Would rather stay somewhere else for the same price
Everything: the location, the nice and helpful staff and above all the style, which is simple but peculiar. Will book again 100%
Both days at 7.45 AM someone started hammering (with a pneumatic hammer) close to my room and couldn't sleep anymore. Not sure was in the Ostel or a neighbour, but they seemed to be aware at the reception when i mentioned later on. On Day 2 I got some earplugs and managed to sleep a bit longer. If it was the Ostel or if they knew when I arrived, it would have been great to be informed upfront.
The style of the furniture and decorations ; really close to berghain and ostbanhof
I think My room was not usually on offer for renting, it was not well cleaned,some dust in places; the bed was really squeaky ; a bike rental service would be much appreciated too
Very friendly host. Quiet place. Funny interior and cozy backyard.
The location very close to Ostbahnhof station which is very conveniant.
About everything else wasn't really good. Let's start with no lift, so if you're not lucky you end up in the upper floors and you have to get up and down on foot. -Lots of dusts in the rooms, you feel that it's not cleaned well enough. -Nobody does the bed for you from one night to another. -The walls are so fine that you hear everyone around, and if you're not lucky they will come at two 2am no caring about anything of anyone and you'll wake up. -The curtains are almost see-through, so in the morning, and during the summer in Berlin sun rises as soon as 4am, it is very bright in the room and it's hard to sleep well. -The showers are not separated from the toilets, which means if someone takes a shower, you can't go to toilet or vice versa. -They give only one towel and no shower gel or shampoo just soap for washing your hands. -The wireless doesn't work well in upper floors, where I was I didn't even receive it. I mean don't get me wrong, you pay for what you get, or don't get, but for Berlin it's very expensive and really not great. You can find much better for less money, but the location is nice, so I guess you pay some of that.
Good location, near the Ost Bahnhof station and supermarket. Clean, good sound isolation.
No kitchen, WiFi only near the reception, small room, no fridge and tv in room.
The deco, the location close to the S-bahn and train station, the price
no internet in the room (6th floor without lift) just in the lounge. Too much light passing through the curtains. Very small bathroom which would need better ventilation. Very basic amenities (e.g. no soap, but it was cheap!)
Near the station, Ost bahnhofe. Near Friedrichshain, Kreuzberg, East Side Gallery, where includes the youth cultures, clubs, modern street art and drink!
Not bath in the room. Not easy to lock the door.
clean, cheap and nice hostel, very easy to find
some rooms have bathrooms outside the room
Comfortable bed, room looks nice.
Bathroom was moldy and smelly. And there were bedbugs! I will never visit again.
comfortable room in cold war style, with good balcony to have a drink in a warm night. close to Ostbanhoff
no internet in room, only in reception. hotel very close to train station Ostbanhoff, but environment around not very interesting. No lift
-There is no bike rental onsite. -Even when the hostel is listed as a pet friendly you are not allow to leave your dog in the room alone. -Bath tube of the shared bathroom was unclean and the drain didn't work very well.
-Moving through a shared hallway for a private bathroom
Bathroom, a lot broken.
Decor, huge bed, location
Be aware the walls are quite thin so you can hear people opening and closing doors but we didn't find this a problem
i liked the location of the hostel,within walking distance of some really nice pubs and restaurants etc and close to the river. Also there's a small deck outside the hostel where you can chill out and get chatting to people.
there was no wifi in the rooms so you had to sit around the reception area if you wanted internet. There were no kitchen facilities which means constantly eating out,if i'd realised there'd be no kitchen i wouldnt have booedk.staff in general were nice, one girl on reception constantly had a bit of a grumpy face on her though...cheer up love :)
For the money this place is incredible. Though accommodation is basic its light years ahead of other places in the same price bracket. Perfectly situated in trendy area of Berlin with underground access directly outside for access to city centre. Very easy to get to from airport and staff were super helpful.
I liked the theme of the Hostel a lot and its location. Also the fact that we had someone waiting for us the day of our arrival at 2 AM in the morning was handy.
There is no elevator and we were staying on th highest floor (6th). Wifi was only available in a 10 meter range of the lobby. The site told us there would be typical vintage bikes to rent, but the hostel denied this. There is no airconditioning in the rooms and it was horribly hot during the night. We had to share a shower and toilet (they are not separate) with 4 other rooms (the website said 2 tot 3 other rooms) and the bathroom wasn't very clean. No other toilet available than the one on your floor. The opening and closing of the doors was extremely loud and made us sleep very interruptedly.
It's near the train station 2 minutes walk The receptionist is kindly
The bed in the signle room is too small The bathroom is not so clean
Excellent location for virtually everything in Berlin.
No internet, No Elevator, checkout should be after 6:30am
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