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Wombats City Hostel - Berlin

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Hostelz.com's Review
Wombats City Hostel - Berlin is a great place if you are looking for accommodation in a central location, but it’s more like a chain restaurant than a small unique gem, so if you’re looking for character and a smaller environment, this may not be for you.

The Location

Wombats has a great location and is just a block from the Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz metro stop. It is in a good neighborhood with easy access to tourist and nightlife activities.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The rooms are extremely clean and the furniture seems new or well kept. There are bathrooms attached to each of the dorms, which tend to have less than ten beds. This may make it harder to access a bathroom during peak hours, but keeps them in general cleaner.

Common Spaces

This hostel has plenty of common areas. The main lobby has a lounge vibe with tables and chairs as well as a beanbag lounge area. There is a private computer area with several computers, a public kitchen for guest use, and a reasonable restaurant all attached to the main lobby. There is also a rooftop bar with a good view and upon check-in you get a free drink. The website has great pictures and panoramic views of the rooms and common areas that are pretty close to the actual experience -- minus the expected clutter from other guests. The benefit of a big chain hostel is that the rooms and common areas are very well kept.

There is no free breakfast, but for a reasonable price, you get an all-you-can eat buffet with slightly more options than your ordinary hostel fare.

Before you check-in and on the day you checkout, there is a luggage room that is locked with entry requested at the front desk. There are no lockers in the luggage room so while you know they are monitoring who goes in, there is no guarantee as to what comes out with them. Overall, however, it feels safe leaving your non-valuables in this room. In the dorms there are lockers.

Summary

Overall, while not offering the character of a smaller, independently-owned hostel, Wombats can provide pristine amenities, lots of guests to mingle with, and a great location (not to mention, a free drink!). Overall, we give this hostel four stars out of five.

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August 2011

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Wombats City Hostel - Berlin Reviews from the Web
Hostelz.com Guest Reviews
3   Loud Fun if you're going out on the town, but is otherwise loud -- next to a main road. The beds are comfy.  ()
5   Great hostel Clean, modern with helpful staff. Ideal location close to the u-bahn to explore berlin. with many bars and restaurants close by.  , english ()
5   Perfect!!!!!!!! Perfect hostel!!! Best hostel ever!!! There is safety measure on each floor so there aren't strange people walking near your room, just people who have rooms on the same floor as you. We get a free glass of wine or beer at the first day, and we can spend amazing time at the bar. The localization is perfect: by the U-Bah station, close of restaurants, just a few blocks from Alexanderplatz ... so at the first day I just walked to enjoy the many things were near by. The room and the bathroom were very clean, organized ... I have nothing to complain. The principal is the staff ... they are just awesome, very friendly, very helpful. Denis, this guy is cool -- helped us a lot! Perfect hostel!!!!!! I really really really recommend this hostel!!!!!  , Brazil ()
5  This hostels has pretty much everything you ask for. Location, location, location. Wombats is by the U-Bah station Rosa-Luxembourg (East Berlin), which is near Alexander Platz, which is downtown and has clubs (Weekend!) and plenty of history. Very clean and modern. Helpful staff. Good bar upstairs with rooftop. We had tons of fun in Berlin and Wombats was a great base. We will come back.  , France ()
3   Not as good as other Wombats Hostels. Having stayed at Wombats Hostel in Munich, I was hoping the Wombats Berlin would be as awesome as Munich was. Unfortunately it was the exact opposite. Dont get me wrong, the rooms were great. But it was severely lacking in Atmosphere. The bar was very boring and the place as a whole was very very quiet and I found some of the reception staff to be quite standoffish. Was definitely more like a hotel. We checked out of this Hostel after two nights and went and stayed somewhere else nearby.  , Australia ()
5   Great hostel! Great city, great hostel! Very close to the U-Bahn (great when carrying too much luggages!). Nice rooms! Private lockers! Met so many people! You must try the pub crawl! No curfew but very quiet past 10 p.m. Definitively recommend! One of the best hostels I've been to! The downside is the 2 p.m. check-in (like a lot of hostels), but you can leave your bags and come back later.  , Canadian ()

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