Riverside Lodge, Berlin

Neukölln
6.0
1,380 Reviews
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Riverside Lodge Berlin is located in the hipster part of Berlin, known as Kreuzburg. This quirky hostel is situated in a reasonably laid-back part, near the River Spree, hence its name. Nearby are various bars and restaurants catering to all types of backpackers with varying budgets. Kreuzburg is covered in graffiti and has a rough around the edges feel common to hipster areas. Compared to the neat, clean towns of Germany, Kreuzburg seems drastically different but is a pretty safe area. There are three dorm rooms with two-, four-, and six-beds and it seems to be a very popular place. There are also private rooms upstairs which are accessed by a separate entrance. There is a communal area and kitchen, great for any backpacker on a tight budget. Otherwise take a short walk to the nearby restaurants both near the hostel and on the main street for those who can splash out a little more. Free Wi-Fi is provided and seemed to work throughout the building.

The Location

Located a fair distance from the bus station and train station, the hostel is still easily reached, via a combination of the U-Bahn (underground) and a five-minute walk from nearest U-Bahn station. The hostel provides directions on their website. However a little bit of forward planning is required, depending if you're arriving from either the airport, train, or bus station. We arrived quite late in the evening and had rung ahead to let the owner know that we would be late. Reception is not twenty-four hours, but there is a safety box outside the front door where the owner puts your keys and dorm info into if you are arriving late.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The dorms are very spacious and a large locker is provided along with a padlock and key. There is ample space, and even the largest backpack can be stored here. All shoes must be removed when walking around, but sandals are provided to keep the dorms as clean as possible. Small bedside tables with your own lamps are also provided. The bathrooms are fairly well maintained -- both showers are fairly good, with no lack of hot water. There doesn't seem to be much waiting time, despite the hostel being pretty busy.

Common Spaces

The common areas were fairly small, with a couple of couches and a table with benches. You can buy soft and alcoholic drinks, which are kept in a small fridge in the corner of the room. The kitchen has all the necessary utensils and cooking oil left behind by previous backpackers. There is also a cupboard for leftover food items, such as cereal. Otherwise, there is a supermarket a short walk from the hostel. The dorms themselves are fairly large and airy, with reasonably high ceilings and thick walls. We had a warm and pleasant night's sleep, with very little disturbances, which are often common in dorm rooms.

Summary

This popular hostel is well maintained, clean, and comfortable. The owner is very friendly and chatty, providing us with lots of information on places to visit, as well as recommendations for restaurants and bars/pubs. Unfortunately, the hostel doesn't provide pick up, which is probably common with hostels in Berlin. It is an interesting experience, making your way across Berlin on the U-Bahn. Overall, we had a nice, welcoming stay. Thumbs up to this hostel.

TravelMonkey
2016-03-03

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Location

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Address: Hobrechtstrasse 43, Corner of Maybachufer, Neukölln, Berlin, Germany

Riverside Lodge is listed on the following booking sites:

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Website

Website Riverside Lodge Berlin (if you know the URL of their website, let us know and we'll add it)
Phone Number: +49 (0) 30 5306 6535
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Facilities and Amenities

Family-Friendly Hostel

Solo Traveller

Breakfast

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Bedsheets

Bike Rental

City Tours

Lockers in Lobby

Luggage Storage

Towels

Bar

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments

Entirely Non-Smoking

Food/Restaurant

Hair Dryers

Hot Showers

Kitchen

Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental

Curfew: No Curfew

Reception Hours: 24 Hours

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