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10 Best Hostels In Berlin, Germany - Updated 2020

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The German capital of Berlin is rich in art, history, and culture. It is also a major economic hub within the EU trading block, besides being reputed for having some of the best night scenes in the world. Whether traveling for leisure or business, there is no denying that the city has a lot to offer. However, one aspect of your trip you don’t want to mess with in Berlin is your accommodation. Though you will have a plethora of options at your disposal, here are our recommendations of the best hostels in Berlin, Germany, if all you need is simplicity, safety, comfort, and convenience. Scroll down to find out more.

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1. Generator Berlin Mitte (from USD 22)

Generator Berlin Mitte is located in central Berlin and it offers accommodation in modern rooms with beautiful decorations and en suite bathrooms. Guests to this hostel will have access to a bar, a 24-hour front desk, free Wi-Fi, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. Breakfast is not free, but guests are free to put in their orders every morning at an extra cost. Since it is located within the city center, most of the city’s attractions and amenities are within walking distance, with the notable ones being the historic Hackesche courtyards, Alexanderplatz Square, and the Museum Island. Berlin Central Train Station is only 2km (1.2miles) away, while the Oranienburger Strasse S-Bahn Train Station is 0.5km (0.31miles) away from the hostel.


Generator Berlin Mitte

Address: Oranienburger Strasse 65

ATM/cash machine on site Heating 24-hour front desk Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas First aid kit available Toilet with grab rails Snack bar Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus

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2. Jugendgastehaus Hauptbahnhof (from USD 24)

Jugendgastehaus Hauptbahnhof is a youth hostel located in central Berlin, and just five minutes away from Berlin Central Train Station. It has a 24-hour reception, a family lounge, a guest computer station and a kiosk where guests can get drinks, snacks, and ice creams. Most of the rooms in this hostel have a balcony and a private shower, with Wi-Fi being available throughout the hostel. There is also has an outdoor terrace and a games room with foosball and billiards for guests’ entertainment. A buffet breakfast is served daily.


Jugendgästehaus Hauptbahnhof

Address: Lehrter Str. 68

Special diet menus (on request) Breakfast options Facilities for disabled guests Meeting/banquet facilities Accessible parking Internet services Packed lunches Newspapers

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3. ONE80° Hostels Berlin (from USD 22)

ONE80° Hostels Berlin is located in the trendy Mitte District, allowing guests the great pleasure of access to amenities. The rooms are uniquely designed, with soundproofing, a seating area, and a wardrobe in addition to the normal hostel amenities. Guests will enjoy the use of free Wi-Fi, a stylish bar serving both drinks and snacks and a spacious common area with comfortable seats and beautiful views of the Berlin streets. From the hostel’s location, both the Underground Station and Alexanderplatz Square S-Bahn Train stations are just 300m (328 yards) away. The hostel is highly recommended for travelers interested in exploring the museums, monuments, and the rich history of Berlin.


ONE80° Hostels Berlin

Address: Otto Braun Str. 65

Snack bar Allergy-free room Postal service Sun umbrellas Adult only Fax/photocopying Fire extinguishers Lift

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4. My Gayhostel

This is an exclusive hostel for gay men, located three minutes away from the Underground Trains Station and the vibrant Nollendorfplatz square in Schoneberg District. The rooms in the hostels are brightly colored and individually decorated, with each featuring a flat-screen TV, linens, and towels. Bathrooms, however, are shared with other guests. The hostel’s location puts it in proximity to a variety of cafes and restaurants, with most of them being within walking distance. Kurfurstendamm shopping street and Kaufhaus des Westens shopping center are a 15-minute walk away, with Brandenburg and the city center being 20 minutes away by public transport.


My Gayhostel

Address: Nollendorfplatz 5, Haus B

Free parking WiFi available in all areas Free WiFi Internet services Adult only Newspapers On-site parking Non-smoking throughout

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5. Excellent Apartments Kreuzberg

Excellent Apartments Kreuzberg is located close to the popular Bergmannstrasse Street, and it offers warmly decorated individual rooms within a shared apartment. There is a fully equipped kitchen where guests can prepare their meals, though, there are lots of restaurants, cafes, shops, and bars within walking distance for those who would love to eat out. The hostel has free Wi-Fi, a spacious seating area, and towels and linens are also available for free. It is a nine-minute walk from the U-Bahn Train Station and a five-minute walk from Hallesches Tor Train Station.


Excellent Apartments Kreuzberg

Address: Waterloo-Ufer 8

Pets allowed WiFi available in all areas Breakfast options Shared kitchen Non-smoking rooms Street parking WiFi Non-smoking throughout

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6. Industriepalast Hostel & Hotel Berlin (from USD 18)

This hotel & hostel is a five-minute walk from the famous Watergate night club and a two-minute walk to East Side Gallery. It has modern rooms with magnificent city views, with most of the rooms having a private bathroom. There is a shared kitchen and a laundry room, though the hotel serves a large buffet every morning. For guests’ entertainment, the hostel has free Wi-Fi and a spacious lobby bar where guests can enjoy games such as a pool table and table football. There are many restaurants, shops, bars, supermarkets and other attractions that can be easily accessed on foot, including the elegant Mercedes Benz Arena which is a 10-minute walk away from the hostel.


Industriepalast Hostel & Hotel Berlin

Address: Warschauer Straße 43

Non-smoking throughout Special diet menus (on request) Private parking On-site parking Packed lunches Free WiFi Table tennis Bar

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7. Box61 Art Concept Flat

Box61 Art Concept Flat is in the beautiful Boxhangener Street, offering spacious and comfortable accommodation in individual rooms with art designs that focus on specific city themes. The rooms have a private balcony, and there is a shared kitchen where guests can fix various small meals, though guests are also free to explore the plethora of local dining options in the cafés and bars surrounding the hostel. From the hostel, the O2 World Berlin and the East Side Gallery are only 2km (1.2 miles) away while the famous TV Tower is less than a 30-minute walk. The nearest airport to the hostel is the Berlin Tegel Airport at 13km (8 miles) away.


Box61 Art Concept Flat

Address: Boxhagener Str. 61

Non-smoking throughout WiFi available in all areas Airport shuttle Library Internet services Breakfast options Private check-in/check-out Airport pick up

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8. Jugendherberge Berlin Ostkreuz (from USD 81)

Jugendherberge Berlin Ostkreuz is a youth hostel located near Ostkreuz City rail station boasting modern accommodation housed in a historic building in Berlin. The accommodation in this hostel features a private bathroom with a shower and a toilet, a rich breakfast buffet, free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour reception. Its location at the town center allows for great access to public transport, and most of the city’s attractions, including monuments, museums, and other historic sites.


Jugendherberge Berlin Ostkreuz

Address: Marktstraße 9-12
Price: from 81 USD

Children's playground On-site coffee house Meeting/banquet facilities Packed lunches Kids' outdoor play equipment Water sport facilities (on site) Vending machine (snacks) Fire extinguishers

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9. Gay Youth Hostel

Gay Youth Hostel is located in a vibrant Berlin’s gay district. It offers nicely furnished rooms that feature personal lockers, free Wi-Fi, in-room flat-screen TVs, and modern shared bathrooms. There is a communal room with a microwave, toaster, and a refrigerator where small meals can be prepared, although tea and coffee are available throughout the day. From the hostel, the gay scene in Schoneberg is just a stone’s throw away, and access to Nollendorfplatz U-Bahn and the Viktoria-Luise-Platz is also simple, given that they are just five minutes away on foot.


Gay Youth Hostel

Address: Motzstr. 28

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10. Kiez Hostel Berlin (from USD 16)

Kiez Hostel Berlin offers rooms and dorms that are attractively and individually furnished with themes of fantasy and country life. The hostel is in a quiet location, though in proximity to clubs, restaurants, shopping malls, and the major transportation hubs. The notable attractions around include the Eastside Gallery and the Mercedes Benz Arena which are all within walking distances.


Kiez Hostel Berlin

Address: Marchlewskistrasse 88

Walking tours Lockers Vending machine (drinks) Luggage storage Board games/puzzles Smoke alarms Live sport events (broadcast) Internet services

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Enjoy comfort, convenience, and affordability in Berlin

The accommodation options in Berlin are numerous so you should not compromise on your comfort and safety. With the above options of the best hostels in Berlin, Germany, you have what you need for a good night’s rest after a day of exploration.

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