Lette'm Sleep Hostel Berlin

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The Hostelz.com Review

Lette'm Sleep Hostel Berlin is a reasonably unique place to stay. It houses quite a few people, but still manages to retain a small-scale atmosphere. All the rooms are rather small as well, but never feel claustrophobic or anything like that. Some of the guests have made arrangements with the staff to be able to stay for longer durations while paying a slightly decreased fee as opposed to the other guests. Naturally these regulars make up a good part of the hostel's population.

The Location

The hostel is located right across from the Helmholmplatz, which is a nice little park in the neighbourhood known as Prenzlauer Berg. This is an area that houses a lot small restaurants, as well as plenty of alternative bars. If you plan to arrive by train, you can get off at Prenslauer Allee S-bahnhof and reach the hostel after a ten-minute tram ride or a twenty-minute walk. The nearby Eberswalder Straße U-bahnhof provides access to the rest of the city and is only located ten minutes away.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The dorms are quite small but provide everything that's needed -- bunk beds and single beds, a washbasin, and lockers to store all your precious belongings. Dormitories can house three to seven people; we were lucky enough to spend our stay in a four-person dorm. If you stay in the dorms that are located at the front of the hostel, you can probably expect some noise nuisance from the nearby bars and passers-by -- earplugs are recommended. There are two sanitary rooms, which both house enough toilets and showers, as well as a shower with access for the disabled. Again, everything is clean and as it should be.

Common Spaces

The kitchen also serves as a common space and houses a worn-out sofa, a flat-screen TV, and two desktop computers available for free. This is also where a lot of the regular guests hang out at night -- some of them can be very noisy, which is another good reason to bring earplugs. Food might be better off if kept in your room, since ours got stolen, although this is could just be a single occurrence. A washing machine and dryer can be used, but are quite expensive. The bed sheets are free, and a padlock and towels can be rented at more democratic prices.

Summary

All in all, Lette'm Sleep Hostel Berlin isn't a bad place to stay. Sure, there might be better hostels in Berlin, but it offers everything you'd need, plus a very nice location and the personal touch only an independently owned hostel is able to offer.
by FF
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
2015-07-30
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The front.
The dormitory.

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(Location is approximate. You may need to pan/move to find "Lette'm Sleep Hostel Berlin" at Lettestrasse 7.)

Location/Contact

Address
Lettestrasse 7, Pankow, Berlin, Berlin State, Germany
Coordinates
52.543695, 13.418796 (accuracy not guaranteed)
Location
Website
www.backpackers.de
Telephone
+49 (30) 4473-3623
Fax
+49 (30) 4473-3625
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Hostelz.com Guest Reviews

  This place is pretty decent. They have a kitchen, free internet (if you can find it free!), the bathrooms were pretty clean and the rooms too. It was a comfortable stay, in a nice area close to lots of cafes. The room was a little dull and dark, but it's good -- pretty much everything you need.
Anon
2006-10-25
  I was at this hostel in February 2004. It's a laid-back kind of place in a vibrant neighborhood. Some of the dorms are pretty dirty, particularly if there are people in them who've been there for several weeks, and have kind of "spread out." But there are lockers and the free Internet is handy (though the staff and various hangers on do tend to hog it). The atmosphere is great, there is a sense of community, and the staff are friendly and helpful. The kitchen is fairly small, but ok and there was free filter coffee always. Anyway, there are lots of good places to get a cheap meal nearby. Showers are hot and pretty clean. The area feels secure, even very late at night. I would stay here again when next in Berlin.
Mike
2005-03-18
  Don't be fooled by the pictures. This hostel is dirty, and the common room is tiny and gets over taken by long-timers. This is the first hostel where I have felt horrified at the thought of sleeping here, under their urine-stained sheets, or eating in the disgusting kitchen. Go here if you are used to mess.
Anonymous
2004-09-12
  By far the best youth hostel in Berlin. I spent two weeks there and would have stayed longer! The staff are great and the atmosphere is very relaxed. The actual area is probably the nicest in town with plenty of restaurants with cuisine from all over the world. The people in the area are arty and creative which provides a great ambience.
Natasha
2004-09-09
  A decent place to stay, with helpful staff and clean rooms. It seems to be a bit disorganised concerning room allocations, though! Expect to have to change rooms at least once, if not twice. Other than that, I had no problems.
Anonymous
2004-09-03
  A great place. Thanks.
Daniel
2004-09-02
  A small and laidback hostel. There is a small kitchen next to the little common area with some tables and chairs. Internet access is free (when you can get time on the one internet computer). The staff are friendly and it has the feel of a small family hostel.
Anonymous
2004-08-28
  A great hostel in a brilliant location!
Anonymous
2004-08-23

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