The Circus Hostel, Berlin

5,804 Reviews

A True Boutique Hostel

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An absolutely amazing hostel!

The hostel was truly amazing. The staff were very friendly and helpful and always willing to go the extra mile! The location is right next to the U-bahn and S-bahn stations and there is plenty of great places all around. The showers and bathrooms were great and the rooms were very clean. I met some of the best people I've ever known in this hostel and will surely be lifelong friends because of it! Highly recommend!

Age 25 | United States

Circus Hostel is a nice place to be for your first few days in Berlin, mostly because it is located in Mitte area, and close to the main tourist and historical elements and locations in Berlin.

The Location

This hostel is in a central location, very close to a large junction, and a metro exit. As a result, most of the night it is quiet, and you can have a good night's sleep. During the day, however, loud noises are a bit disturbing, especially police and ambulance sirens, which are loud enough to wake up the late sleepers. Nearby there are a couple of restaurant and pubs -- some are open until late.

Rooms and Bathrooms

Bedrooms are of decent size, some with bunks and others with single dorm beds. A small locker is located above each bed. Each hallway leads to approximately ten rooms. The long hallways are all colored with multiple "circus colors," which might make tipsy visitors get lost on a regular basis.

Every hallway has its own bathroom and toilet, both are very clean. One soap device is located near each sink, but none in the showers. The main bathroom area leads to couple of small showers, each one with a lock. There is only a small space for personal items, with hooks and a small shelf in every shower.

Common Spaces

The common spaces are a bit small, with a sitting area, a pub located downstairs, and a coffee place, with a door separating it from the lobby. The pub is open only at night, while in daytime the coffee place is open. In the lobby there are sofas, some regular chairs, and a few rocking chairs, which are very comfortable. The lobby is usually not too crowded, and if you get there on time you can catch the daily free tours in Mitte area, which begin here.

The security level in this hostel is very strict. You need to have a magnetic card in order to get to any location in this place, including the elevator, and the main entrance at night. The most absurd thing is that if you wish to use the stairs instead of the elevator you still need to wait for it to get to the ground floor, as the elevator separates between the stairs and the lobby.


If you are a tourist who wants to see the basic attractions of Berlin, this would be a good option to choose from the variety of hostels. Feeling safe and comfortable, you will enjoy the pleasant atmosphere, and feel almost like you are in a circus tent.

Oron London

Quality hostel

Circus hostel is a little expensive, but is worth the price. The room I stayed in was large and open, with four massive windows and a nice view of the street. There was a table and chairs in the room and powerpoints inside each individual locker. The showers and toilets are clean and rarely crowded. The staff were helpful and friendly.

Age 24

Very good stay

The rooms were very spacious and clean as were the washrooms. One thing that was annoying in the washrooms was the lights would time out so I found they were turned off on me while brushing my teeth. The staff at the front are very helpful with places to eat/hang out. The buffet breakfast had a good, healthy selection of food. The entire style of the hostel was very modern/funky. It's located in a great area right next to the U Bahn and has quite a few cafs and restaurants nearby. I would recommend the pizza place beside the doner kebab place (not to be confused with the pizza place inside the doner kebab place). Overall I had a great stay.

Age 27 | Canadian

Damn good

This hostel has brought my expectation way to high for future hostels because it is just too good.

Age 19 | Australia

Can't fault it ...

Had a brilliant stay, such helpful staff. We had problems with train connections and the receptionist went out of her way to offer help. Best buffet breakfast I've seen so far, great selection. Funky style and relaxed atmosphere, great location and places to eat nearby. Recommend the Rosen Burger across the street and the Vietnamese restaurant, loved the food and great prices! Very clean and modern.


Great hostel!

Loved having the cafe and bar at the hostel. Very clean, good security, and good wifi. Very helpful staff.


Excellent Hostel

Very clean, helpful staff, friendly guests, nice rooms, decent location, good price. A very good hostel.


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The Circus Hostel - a home away from home for travellers and backpackers in Berlin. Here’s what makes us special:

* Microbrewery: our very own brewery in the basement of the hostel, where brewmaster Heiko produces one of the finest craft beers in the backpacking world
* Katz & Maus: a two-floor café, bar and lounge, with late breakfasts, freshly made sandwiches and a big drinks menu - including special drink offers, and our home-brewed craft beer
* Free Weekly Tours: each week we offer a history tour, an art tour, and special staff-led tours to their favourite corners of Berlin
* Great Events: every week for travellers to come together, from trivia nights or concerts to history talks, and the chance to ‘drink around Germany’ with our virtual beer tour
What Else?

*Great Location right in the heart of Berlin with U-Bahn outside the front door
*Borrow iPads and use our Guest PC to stay connected with the world
*Walking Tour pick-up plus football tickets, concert giveaways and all the tips you need for a great time in the city
*Luggage storage, safe and personal lockers
*Hairdryers, alarm clocks, phone chargers etc to borrow
*Bike rental
*All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast Buffet €5

So what are you waiting for? Run away and join The Circus!

***Berlin charges a “City Tax” for overnight stays in the city. Our prices do not include the City Tax, which is 5% of the overnight price of all bookings.***

Location and Contact




Address: Weinbergsweg 1a, Mitte, Berlin, Germany

The Circus Hostel is listed on the following booking sites:

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Website The Circus Hostel Berlin
Phone Number: +49 (30) 283 91433
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Facilities and Amenities


Solo Traveller


City Tours

Lockers in Lobby

Lockers in Rooms

Safe Deposit Box

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Wi-Fi in Rooms

Airport Pickup

Bike Rental

Breakfast (€5)


Luggage Storage (€2/day)



24 Hour Security


Book Collection/Exchange

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments


Entirely Non-Smoking


Hair Dryers

Hot Showers



Live Music/Performance

Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental


Outdoor Seating

Power Point/Sockets in Rooms

Swimming Pool

Walking Tours

Wheelchair Accessible



Genders: Males & Females

Max. Age: All Ages

Min. Age with Parent (dorms): All Ages

Min. Age with Parent (private room): All Ages

Min. Age without Parent: 16

Checkout: 12:00 (12 Noon)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: 14 nights

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 24 Hours

Size: Very Large (100+ beds)


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