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Hostelz.com's Review
Schlafmeile Hostel is an excellent budget option in Berlin. Prices are extremely competitive in both high and low season, and the facilities are excellent.

The Location

The hostel is located very close to lots of cheap places to eat and drink. It's also close to several supermarkets for self-caterers. Unfortunately the hostel is a long way from the action -- about seven kilometers by foot to the main sights such as Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag. However, it is close to several metro stops, so getting into the city centre is not a problem. If you choose to walk though, it is great exercise to work off all those beers and pretzels!

Rooms and Bathrooms

Accommodation ranges from two- and three-bed apartments with ensuite facilities to eight- to ten-bed dorms with separate facilities. Rooms are accessed from the street and are on ground level. On the one hand this is positive in that it allows guests to access their rooms without walking through the building and gives a sense that you are staying in a more private house rather than a hostel. On the negative side, it does mean that there is the potential for security issues should a door not be closed properly, and the noise from the tram line directly outside can be an issue. Rooms do not have lockers and beds are exceptionally high -- a point to bear in mind if mobility is an issue.

Bathrooms are clean though the showers tend to get flooded on a daily basis. This is taken care of promptly however. If privacy is a concern, guests should note that the showers only have a curtain -- it is a not a cubicle where you can leave your clothes and get changed in afterward. This problem could be solved by getting changed in a toilet cubicle.

Common Spaces

A cosy common room is available to guests where Wi-Fi internet access is available. There is also a small kitchenette and a fridge for guest use. Again, this room is accessible from the outside of the hostel.

Breakfast is not included in the price -- however the hostel is attached to a restaurant that is run by the same people where a great breakfast is served each morning. For a couple Euro it's all-you-can-eat rolls, cereal, toast, spreads, cold meats, some fruit and veggies, juice, and milk. This is great for making yourself up some rolls for lunch too!


Schlafmiele Hostel is a friendly and comfortable place to stay in Berlin, especially for travelers on a budget. It's definitely recommended!

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August 2009

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Hostelz.com Guest Reviews
5   Enjoyed my stay at Schlafmeile Hostel, thanks. Pleasant neighbourhood with quiet streets across from a park. Reasonably priced, a few blocks from grocery shopping, subway and the option of Bistro dining.  , age 70, Canada ()
5   Good, nice employees, great owner, good coffee and clean. The hostel is, clean, the people are not just friendly, there are nice, feel like talking with you and fun. The beds are mattresses are pretty well. Not the best, but one of the best budget hostel beds I've seen. The showers are good. There is good coffee for just 1 euro. And the location is close to the center of Friedrichshain and there is plenty of public transport around. For this price it's an excellent hostel.  , age 30, Netherlands ()
5   ACE Good area, clean/warm/spacious/tasteful rooms, helpful staff Glen is top, cheap, no curfew!  , British ()
5   Thumb up! The Schlafmeile was exactly what a hostel should be like -- friendly staff, friendly people in the common room, clean, and cheap. Thanks for the night!  , Germany ()
5   A great moment A great hostel -- clean, well-situated, in a nice part of the city, cheap, and comfortable. the welcoming was perfect and the common room is perfect to meet other people from all over the world. perfect for young people! and berlin's wonderful.  , France ()
5  this place is great. it was such a relief to arrive in berlin and stumble on the Schlafmeile hostel. warm friendly staff, cushy beds, and great food in the cafe/bar. what more do you need to know? it's the only place i want to stay when i go back. can't wait.  ()
5  Excellent place to stay! Simple, but fresh and colourful -- design in reality is more stylish style than you can expect from the web-photos. Comfortable beds, TV and living-room corners, friendly enthusiastic staff, clean rooms -- a really well organized small hostel.  ()
5  We all had the best time ever at Glen's hostel. Easily the best hostel I've ever stayed in with friendly laid back staff who showed none of the usual 'I work in a hostel I'm so cultured' nonsense you have to put up with most places and great food in the Kiwi-pub. And well priced too. I would happily go there again anytime.  ()

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