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All In Hostel - Hotel Berlin looks like some asylum for refugees, with lots of corridors and triple-bunk beds. The hostel might be of a little comfort because it is close to a tram stop, but it does not feel safe, and it has public bathrooms with no separate shower units.
The hostel is located in the middle of Friedrichshain area of Berlin. We took a taxi to get there from a metro station at nighttime, as the area doesn't look safe -- there are junkies and some immigrants on the platform. However, during the day we found out that there is a big tram stop within a ten-minute distance from the hostel. Near the hostel, there are several cafes and a pharmacy.
Rooms and Bathrooms
When booking the place, they told us that they would put us in a spare dormitory room. The receptionist gave us a key for an eight-person room, but it appeared to be a room for ten people. It is clean in the room, but it doesn't feel safe at all. We had doubts, as in the corridor there were signs saying "No smoking" and "Price-list for the items broken" (it sounds like it is a common practice there).
Moreover, hostel owners try to make the most of the rooms and place inside the dormitories squeaky triple-bunk spring beds, which are not meant for good and safe sleep.
The hostel presents congregative living facilities -- for example, the showers are not separated by the walls, so you can see other people taking shower at the same time. Many sinks are not clean enough, with some hair on them. There is no space to change your clothes in the shower room, and the common shelves are dirty.
It looks and feels like a communal flat in this hostel. You can hear some quarreling behind the doors and feel the smoke (though smoking is officially prohibited here). It is mainly a place to stay for teenage scholars and poor families. Scholars produce a lot of noise and discomfort in the area. The place smells ugly.
The hostel staff are polite but kind of indifferent to the guests; when we couldn't find the kitchen and asked for hot water at the reception desk, the receptionist told us to go and pour some water in the electric kettle ourselves.
We wouldn't recommend this hostel for you even if you are short of money (besides the room price, we paid a city tax and deposit for a key). However, should you stay there, be ready to spend most of the time outdoors in the city, in order to only see this horrible place at night time only. In addition, be ready to take a taxi to get to the hostel in the evening, so as not to come upon some junkie or some homeless beggar on the dark street.
Check all the details of your booking in advance and ask the receptionist for a smaller room in any case.
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Published on 2016-10-17
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Be careful not to be tempted by the low price.
Be careful not to be tempted by the low price. The hotel's security guard (old man) is engaged in extortion. We had a separate double bed private room. We came back from the bar ahead of time, due to a leg injury. We were stopped by a hotel security guard and he extorted 50 euros from us, as supposedly in the hotels rules there is a ban on being drunk on the hotels territory. We refused to pay him the extorted money and a few minutes later the police broke into our room and we were simply forcibly thrown out onto the street.
Age 42 | Czech Republic
Not that budget-friendly
Unfortunately I can't recommend this hostel for those traveling alone on a tight budget ... sheets, poorly working Wi-Fi, and breakfast cost all extra, should have double-checked that, and hallways packed with noisy minors on a school trip. Area was nice, though.
Age 20 | Finland
Have to pay for linens, breakfast, and internet
For this price, I expect a bed and internet to be included. That's the whole purpose of a hostel. Incredibly bad etiquette. Also had the nerve to tell me, "Germany is different," I have been living here for years ...
When we arrived they told us breakfast was not included. Fortunately we had our reservation with us and we checked -- breakfast was included. Then, there is no privacy at all. Employees enter your room whenever they want, even at night, without knocking. They say this behaviour is due to the fact that they have to control that no one brings alcohol. But they sell beer. So it's just that they want to sell their beer. So if you care about your privacy, and you want to sleep or do other things at night, stay away from this hostel.
I stayed here early December, and it was a perfect way to start off my first backpacking experience. The hostel was a bit of a metro ride out of the way from the city centre, but the surrounding neighborhood is absolutely beautiful, with buildings covered in expressive graffitti and still eminating a sense of the East. The receptionists were very helpful, the rooms were clean (albeit stuffy) with comfortable beds and heaters. Breakfast is included and the upper level of the hostel with the common area and bar are full of character. When I stayed, the hostel was quiet and I had no trouble sleeping, but this might change in the summer. Overall my only qualm with the hostel was that the communal showers were like locker room showers, only without the glass partitions. Not so fun. But, I really enjoyed my stay here, and at the winter special price of 11E a night, it couldn't be beat.
Real good place, bright rooms, clean and safe. We got a woman's room excellent. We had a lot of fun. The surrounding area is great, lots of bars and clubs.
I'm sorry, but this hostel really is damn noisy because of a bunch of school classes staying there. Since there's no one telling them to be quiet, I cannot recommend booking.
great hostel in the heart of berlin east. friendly staff and good breakfast.
All In Hostel - Hotel Berlin Reviews from the Web
there were no other cheap hostel available when I book this one
Liked: nice place Didn't like: breakfast not included
Liked: Location Didn't like: Smelly, creaky beds, bad internet
Liked: Location was perfect Didn't like: No free wifi service and someone slept in my bed while i was out
Liked: very friendly stuff, cleanless, a lot of services (like laundry) Didn't like: No locks, breakfast not included into price
The hotel was fine for us since we just wanted to stay at a nice place which was not very expensive. The shower was quite small and not perfectly clean, but clean enough. The place was a bit noisy but that was not a big problem.
it was a very cool hotel/hostel.. super centrical and all.
Liked: good location! Didn't like: not such a good common room
Liked: it altogether made my birthday visit to berlin a lovely adventure! Didn't like: having to remember the code for the gate after hours!
Liked: The location was nice and the staff was really friendly. Good toilet facilities and showers too. Ok clean rooms. Didn't like: The atmosphere was not cozy at all.
Liked: It was more of a place for large school groups. Me and my friend were told basically not to be loud and have too manny drinks. The showers are one big block so if you don't mind taking a shower with 10 year olds and 60 year olds at the same time then enjoy. Didn't like: Showers, Internet and the lies.
I booked a twin room with private bathroom, which I could enter immediately when I arrived, even though I came before 10am. The room was clean and to my very positive surprise even the bedcloth and towels were included in the price. Staff was kind and helpful at all times. The hostel is very big and therefore you don't meet that many people, but for me who just wanted to sleep somewhere for two nights it was perfect! I can really recommend it!
Be careful. These people charge 3 euros on you when you get there, for some sheets you won't even use (they force you to do it), so if you read 10 it is actually 15. And to top it all, the guy who works there at night is very disrespectful and unpolite.
I would look for something better.
Great location just in the middle of nice area (many bubs, clubs, cafes).
Only one important thing made me dissapointed: I had booked 2 beds private room and also paid the deposit, but as we entered the hostel they gave us 6 beds dorm! So they have sold our room to other else! and they claimed that it was me who was done something wrong.
We had to pay 3 euros for our sheets.
The place to take shower is not very confortable and we have not privacy.
check out is so early to go out,we didnt want to wakeup early,it was by force...
It's a great place to stay in Berlin! the staffs were really nice and helpful! It's clean, everything looks new, and easy to catch public transportation. I would recomend it for sure.
All in all good basic clean hostel with lots of rooms. Only minus was the drilling at 9AM. Quite close to a rockclub and some bars plus the S-bahn.
very comfortable beds, excellent location, friendly staff, clean facilities (except for some nights when funny kids threw food in the showers or messed up the bathrooms), wifi is comparably pretty expensive, IMPORTANT: ONLY GROUP SHOWERS, NO SINGLE CABINS.
All In Hostel is located central in the 'in' district FRIEDRICHSHAIN, close to Simon-Dach-Str., Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berghain - Panorama Bar, Watergate Club, MTV Europe and Universal Music.
Welcome to Berlin! For your visit you have chosen one of the most fascinating cities in the world. The mixture of living culture, arts and classical sights is just great: operas, museums, galleries, superb shopping facilities, pubs and clubs are waiting for you!
If you're looking for a great place to stay in Berlin, central to everything you must see, with friendly staff, a clean and safe environment then the ALL IN HOSTEL is the only option. We are located in the centre of the city, close to everything a backpacker, tourist or group could want from Berlin.
Especially the area around Gruenberger Strasse and Simon-Dach-Strasse to the south of Frankfurter Allee is a popular destination for going out and dining out. Berlinians and people from all over the world love the district for its restaurants, shops, bars and pubs. Come and stay just around the corner from the Berlinian scene.
Special price from 9-24 Euro are without breakfast buffet and linen.
Linen = 4,50 € or bring your own sleeping bag!
Location and Contact
• By Train: • One of the main train stations - Berlin Ostbahnhof - can be reached by bus within 10 minutes. The second main train station - Berlin Zoologischer Garten - is a bit further away: You should take the S-Bahn to Ostbahnhof and take the bus (Line 240) to 'Simon-Dach-Str.' or you take the S-Bahn, any line, to Warschauer Str. and then get on the tram (Lines 10 or 13). By the way, if you are a good walker, it's only 10-minutes walk from Warschauer Str. to our hostel. • By Air: • Berlin has two airports, that offer international flights: Berlin Sch�nefeld and Berlin Tegel. From Berlin Tegel, there are two bus lines going to the city centre. Take X9, which is an express line, to Berlin Zoologischer Garten Fernbahnhof or Line 109 to Alexanderplatz. How to get to us from there please see above. • Airport Berlin Sch�nefeld is located in the southeast of the city. Take the S9 and in about half an hour you arrive at Warschauer Str. (10 stops). From there, the tram (lines 20 and 23) takes you to our hostel. • By Car (From North A10): • At junction Pankow onto A114, direction to Berlin (8 km). Use exit road Prenzlauer Chaussee onto B109, direction to Berlin (4 km). Turn left onto B96a (Warschauer Stra�e), then left into Gr�nberger Stra�e. You will find the ALL IN HOSTEL after 250 m on the right hand side. • From South: • At intersection Sch�nefelder Kreuz onto A113, direction Berlin (11 km). Turn right onto B96a (Warschauer Stra�e), direction to Berlin-Zentrum (17 km). Then turn right into Gr�nberger Stra�e. You will find the ALL IN HOSTEL after 250 m on the right hand side.