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Excellent

Perfect location. Staff very, very helpful.

Nicholas
2012-11-05
UK

Really good value!

Stayed for three nights (June 28 - July 1, 2010). There's actually two buildings: the main one on the north side of the canal and a second one on the south side. Reception is only open from 7am-2pm at the south side location, so it's a pain in the ass because you have to check in at the north building and then haul your luggage over to the south building (which I had to do). However, the facilities were spotless. I got a four-bed mixed dorm with a private bathroom down the hall and even a small TV! It's a little hard to meet other people, but the people in my room were cool and really friendly. Breakfast was typical fare, but good and the staff friendly. Like previously mentioned, the subway is only a couple minutes walk away and relatively easy to get to all the main sights. For only 14 euros a night, this place was a steal.

Anonymous
2010-07-25
Canada

Breakfast! Clean!

Still can't forget that amazing breakfast! Absolutely the best! Nice, big, clean rooms and bathrooms. Nice staff and great view from rooftop! Location might seem a bit isolated, but near U-Station and had no problem at all arriving late at night. Kitchen a bit cramped but has a big fridge and cook tops. Great stay!

Adriana TR
2009-06-28
Brasil

Awesome

I really enjoyed my four day stay here. The hostel is a bit out of the way, but it is walking distance to everything you might want to see in Berlin (we walked pretty much everywhere we went to), and there are buses and metro stops nearby as well. The staff were all very helpful and friendly and the rooms were very clean. Breakfast was great -- the best I've seen at a hostel -- and it was really nice to eat out on their balcony. We met some great people here, though there are no real common areas except the dining room to speak of. I would definitely stay again!

Nicole
2008-06-13
USA

Best hostel ever! Perfect!

Wow! Where to begin. The breakfast is delicious and huge! The rooms are comfortable with a toilet and a shower in the room. Hot shower, with pressure! Very clean! Well located! The cheapest hostel but the best one! incredible.

Marie-Pier
2008-01-09
Canada

Meininger is the place to be in Berlin! I stayed here in the summer of 2006 and it was one of the cleanest and friendliest hostels I have ever stayed at. Couple minute walk from the U-Bahn Station. The staff were very polite and the rooms were very clean and tidy. The rooms are non-smoking and there is an outside bar. It has a very safe feeling to it, and is not loud at all. Beds are very comfy and I wasn't awoken in the middle of the night by loud guests in my room. I really recommend this hostel.

Alex
2007-04-16
USA

Great, great, great!

Sof
2006-12-25

Stopped here three nights in November; nice hostel, really helpful and friendly staff. Clean and tidy rooms. Superb breakfast. could not fault this hostel at all. Do not miss the free berlin tour, it is excellent. would definitely recommend this hostel.

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STEVEN CHAMBERS
2006-11-24

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As per previous poster, the Hostel/owner allows large groups of students to stay here regardless of their behaviour. The kitchen was also closed (going on 3 days), guests could not use. Myself and another guest lost over $100 dollars worth of food as we were not allowed to store our food in the fridge. The staff seemed disinterested as it was not their problem. Staff member, reluctantly gave me a refund after I had to explain that I had payed to use the services of the kitchen. Go elsewhere.

beachrelax14541
2020-02-12

Hostel allowed the booking of nearly the whole floor to spanish/italian students. Who have, and are continuously allowed to run riot smashing on other guests doors and being extremely disruptive. One of the dipshits from this same group surposedly made a "mess in the kitchen (14.02.20)" and staff closed the kitchen. What is upsetting, the staff havent kicked this group out on their ass but would rather make a quick dollar of them at all the other guests expense.

beachrelax14541
2020-02-05

The hostel is nice and clean, with a beautiful top roof terrace. The only drawback: the room was a bit noisy, from the room you can here the aerial metro, so better bring earplugs. The staff gets into the room without knocking (this happened a few times), what I found a bit impolite for a woman dorm. Otherwise, it is convenient.

noeliadcb1164
2020-01-30

Nice staff and good bfast!

Anonymous
2017-07-09

Liked: Location Didn't like: n/a

Anonymous
2017-04-13

Liked: Great location. Rooms were clean and very comfy. Breakfast was free for under 25s, which was sensational. Could wash clothes cheaply, and the hostel receptionists were very helpful and friendly. Didn't like: The leisure areas, like a TV and billiards room, are locked away downstairs. Would be much better if they had it for free use on the top floor - would help create a more social atmosphere.

Anonymous
2017-01-02

Liked: friendly staff, fine location in kreuzberg, clean room and bathroom and we had a free breakfast because we were 27 years and younger. Didn't like: lacks atmosphere, not a place where you can chill with other travellers(if im correct). Close to a big road, but that actually didn't matter. Berlin nights are intens, so no problem with the little noise. (or just close your window)

Anonymous
2015-10-31

Liked: Decent location, cheap late check out fee (trust me, you will need it after Berlin's nightlife) rooms were quite spacious, the younger staff are very friendly and helpful. Didn't like: Not a lot of atmosphere in the place, we hardly saw anyone else over the couple of days we were there. Also, the older man behind the desk (possibly owner) was very grumpy, got quite agitated when we were trying to buy our late check out.

Anonymous
2015-05-09

Liked: Very friendly staff ran the property, and they were also good at offering advice and providing assistance to the visitors. The hostel was in a very convenient location, minutes away from a local train station, so easy to travel around the local area and visit the sites. Good facilities were on site, such as the downstairs kitchen and tv room. Was also very happy to find out that breakfast was included for free for guests under 27years of age. Didn't like: Although free WiFi was provided the network wasn't great and struggled to gain connection at times.

Anonymous
2015-02-12

Liked: The staff was very friendly Didn't like: It was not clean

Anonymous
2014-10-31

Liked: the friendly and helpful staff Didn't like: the room was to small for 8 people. We didn't have extra lights by our beds, so everyone had to wake up the others if we need light.I also think that the mold in the bathroom wasn't ok, don't matter, what price we pay..

Anonymous
2014-09-08

Liked: Very friendly staff, they helped with all my questions and things I needed. There's a possibility for a small breakfast every morning for a small amount of money (4,5 euro) and the bathroom-shower room is inside the room Didn't like: The water in the shower took a while to drain, but it's a small thing regarding the quality o the room, which was good, especially comparing to the price.

Anonymous
2014-08-01

Liked: the staff are friendly and the rooms are very clean. Also they gave everyone in my group of friends a room key which is useful Didn't like: it is very near a motorway so there is noise throughout the night but its not too bad. Also walking back at night from the underground station made me slightly nervous as there is a dodgy park located nearby.

Anonymous
2014-07-16

Great location, clean facality and good stuff

Giray Kefelioglu
2012-08-16

Quite positive overview: very good service considering such a low fee.

Well positioned and clean enough.

Rich breakfast for only 4.50.

Free luggage deposit: great!

Very helpful staff.

If you're looking for fun when you're not wondering around the city, maybe it's not the best place for you, but if you want to chill out with a beer at hand, the next-door bar is perfect!

Donato
2012-08-06
Italy

We had a nice stay at this hostel. It was clean with good breakfast.

Customer review
2012-07-23

Really Cool Place :)

Douglas
2012-07-16
Colombia

Booked a double room and it was like a hotel! Location is really great.

Andrea Vendrik
2011-08-14

The staff were friendly and helpful, and the site was clean and secure.

Customer review
2011-06-08

In between a U-Bahn and S-Bahn for greater transit flexibility. A full kitchen and free wifi in the bar area.

Customer review
2011-05-08

Description

ALWAYS INCLUDED: ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT Breakfast Buffet, BEDLINEN and TOWELS! Located between POTSDAMER PLATZ and the coveted BERGMANN DISTRICT in Kreuzberg / Mitte, our hostel is the perfect location for your stay in Berlin. You'll be able to visit such highlights as the BRANDENBURG GATE, CHECKPOINT CHARLIE or the WALL MUSEUM in just a few minutes' walk. Get the day started with a bulky breakfast and explore both EAST and WEST Berlin! In the SUMMER, our ROOFTOP TERRACE can't be topped. LONELY PLANET and LET'S GO don't recommend us for nothing!

Lonely Planet:
"This small, well-run chain sports modern rooms and a comfort level that rivals small hotels. All rooms have a private bathroom and there's lots of free stuff, including breakfast, linen and lockers, plus fun bar and rooftop terrace."

Hotel Quality at Hostel Prices – This is what MEININGER City Hostel & Hotel at Hallesches Ufer has to offer:

- Top location with connections to public transportation
- All rooms are furnished with shower/WC and TV (double and single rooms also have a telephone)
- All-you-can-eat breakfast buffet
- Towels and linen included
- City walking tour included
- 24-hour reception and check-in – never closes
- Washing machine and dryer (for a fee)
- Guest kitchen can be used free of charge
- Free bus and car parking
- Taxes and service charges included
- In-house free time entertainment available: game room with billiards, table football (foosball), karaoke, movies, PlayStation, TV, stereo system
- Free luggage storage and lockers
- Internet terminals & wireless internet (for a fee) – first 10 minutes free
- Credit cards accepted
- M-Bar
- Beer garden with grill
- Rooftop terrace
- Seminar rooms
- High level of security with modern keycard system
- Non-smoking rooms
- Information for sightseeing and entertainment in Berlin
- Handicapped friendly
- Family and child friendly building
- Elevator
- Coin telephone
- Bike rental
- Pets allowed
- Multi-lingual personnel
- High level of comfort
- Personal atmosphere

Booked rooms will be available starting at 3 pm on the day of arrival. Check-in can be processed earlier. Your luggage can be stored securely and free of charge in our luggage storage while you explore Germany's capital city.
INDOOR / FUN
No time to be bored: internet access for surfing, chatting and checking email (for a small fee), billiards, table football (foosball), video games, karaoke, free movies on a large screen and much more. Meet cool new people in the M-Bar, in our beer garden or on our rooftop terrace on the seventh floor when there is good weather.

SIGHTSEEING & NIGHTLIFE

Highlights
- Jewish Museum: 1.3 km
- Potsdamer Platz: 1.5 km
- Wall Museum / Checkpoint Charlie: 1.5 km
- Bergmannstrasse: 1.7 km
- Brandenburg Gate / Reichstag: 2.6 km
- Museum Island: 3.3 km
- Ku'damm / Memorial Church: 4 km
- Alexanderplatz / TV Tower: 4.5 km

Going out:
- Restaurants & Bars: 1km
- Shopping, Cinema: 1.5 km
- Clubs in the district Berlin Mitte: 2 km

Berlin's nightlife is legendary, colorful and diverse. Its creative music scene attracts club-goers, new artists and musicians from all parts of the world, thereby guarantying variety, innovation and that everyone who likes music will be able to find something they like within their budget. Ask us directly or find information about current events in the popular city magazines Zitty or Tip.

Food
You can find the perfect meal in Berlin, day or night. Everywhere one looks there are restaurants, bars, clubs, cafés and pubs with seating both inside and outside.

OUR TIP: the Kreuzberg Bergmann district is just a 10-minute walk away. There, you are guaranteed to find a café, restaurant or club… and we can also reveal where you will find the best CURRYWURST!

CLEANLINESS & SECURITY

Cleanliness is of the highest priority for us. All guest rooms and common areas are cleaned daily.

The hostel and its rooms are equipped with a highly modern keycard system. The entire hostel is equipped with a modern fire alarm system with smoke detectors and fire extinguishers on every floor, as well as a video monitoring system in the entrance area and bar.

Furthermore, our reception is manned 24 hours a day so that you will always find someone to speak to about questions and concerns.

Location and Contact

Location

• LOCATION
• The MEININER City Hostel & Hotel Hallesches Ufer is located in the Berliner central district of Kreuzberg/Mitte. Our central location makes it extremely easy and quick to reach us by public transportation.
• Whether you are looking for entertainment at Potsdamer Platz, the local scene or sightseeing around the BRANDENBURG GATE, you can find it all in just a few short minutes either within walking distance or by taking a short ride on the U-bahn lines U7, U6, U1.
• DIRECTIONS – The fastest way to find us
• The closest U-bahn stations are U1/U7 Möckernbrücke and U1/U6 Hallesches Tor (both ca. 2 minutes on foot).
• From the Hauptbahnhof (Main Train Station)
• - Take bus M41 toward Sonnenallee/Baumschulenstrasse (16 minute ride).
• - Get off at the stop Willy-Brandt-Haus and walk in the same direction as the bus was going. Take a right at the next intersection.
• - Follow the street for 50m and you will find our ho(s)tel.
• - Our Tempelhofer Ufer hostel is directly on the other side of the street.
• - A taxi ride will cost ca. EUR 7.00.
• From the Airports
• - From Tegel Airport (TXL), take bus X9 or 109 toward Zoologischer Garten.
• - Get off at the stop Jakob-Kaiser-Platz.
• - Take the U-bahn line U7 toward Rudow and get off at the stop Möckernbrücke. (17 minute journey)
• - Leave the U-bahn station via the exit Hallesches Ufer/Tempelhofer Ufer, take a right and cross the street Am Halleschen Ufer.
• - Follow the street, walking in the opposite direction as traffic to the next intersection and cross Grossbeerenstrasse.
• - After ca. 100m you will see our hostel's entrance
• - A taxi ride will cost ca. EUR 25.00.
• - From Schönefeld Airport (SXF), take bus X7 or 171 toward Hermannplatz and get off at the stop Rudow.
• - Take U-bahn line U7 toward Rathaus Spandau and get off at the stop Möckernbrücke. (24 minute journey)
• - Leave the U-bahn station via the exit Hallesches Ufer/Tempelhofer Ufer, take a left and cross the street called Am Halleschen Ufer.
• - Follow the street, walking in the opposite direction as traffic to the next intersection and cross Grossbeerenstrasse.
• - After ca. 100m you will see the entrance to our hostel.
• - A taxi ride will cost ca. EUR 25.00.

Map

Map

Address: Hallesches Ufer 30, Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany

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Website

Website Happy Bed Hostel Berlin www.happybed.de/
Phone Number: 0049 30 793 3647
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Facilities and Amenities

Family-Friendly Hostel

Solo Traveller

Bedsheets

Breakfast

City Tours

Luggage Storage

Parking

Towels

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Bike Rental

Lockers in Lobby

24 Hour Security

BBQ Grill

Bar

Board Games

Clothes Dryer

Concierge/Info Desk

Elevator/Lift

Entirely Non-Smoking

Gameroom

Hair Dryers

Hot Showers

Kitchen

Laundry

Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental

Pool Table

Wheelchair Accessible

Credit Card Payments

Service Animals

Max. Age: All Ages

Checkout: 10:00 (10 AM)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: Unlimited

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 24 Hours

Size: Very Large (100+ beds)

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