Amstel House Hostel Berlin, Berlin

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Highly Recommended!

Really nice hostel. Good location, very close to all the public transport you need to get around. Beds and bathroom were both very clean. The staff were friendly and helpful. Overall great atmosphere, would definitely recommend! Thanks for a great stay!

Age 26 | British

Good price, clean, all required amenities available

free luggage room, free linen, walkable to nearest metro station, value for money.

Age 29 | United Kingdom

Amstel House Hostel Berlin is a large, affordable hostel in the Moabit neighborhood of Berlin. Because of its size and wide range of common areas and amenities, the hostel is a great option for all kinds of travelers. With Amstel House as a base camp, families and backpackers alike can explore all that Berlin has to offer.

The Location

Amstel House is located in Moabit, an eclectic neighborhood, from which all of Berlin's best attractions are easily reached. Headed east, it takes about an hour to walk to the Berlin Wall Memorial. Along the way, visitors can pass several museums, the University of Berlin, and wander through the historic Mitte district. Moabit itself is home to lots of markets and affordable Middle Eastern eateries. The hostel is less than ten minutes from the Turmstrae U-Bahn Station and there are signs along the main road from the station directing guests toward the hostel.

Rooms and Bathrooms

Amstel House is huge and there are several stories of rooms available inside. The dorm-style rooms in which we stayed were clean and many have a sink and lockers inside. Unfortunately, the rooms are quite hot and those with windows facing the alley could be very loud at night, because noise from the twenty-four-hour hostel bar below echoes off the buildings and into rooms. But, if you prefer to stay up late talking and carousing with other guests, then this is the place for you. There are family rooms offered, however, and these may be away from the noise. The bathrooms are communal and fairly clean, considering the size of the hostel. However, they are a bit small and not big enough for more than one person at a time.

Common Spaces

The hostel provides many spacious, open common areas where guests can relax, play, and interact. On the main floor, there are three computers available for guest use, a small book exchange, a large dining area, a bar, and a kitchen. In the basement is a gaming area with a ping-pong and foosball table. The hostel only offers Wi-Fi in the downstairs common areas, which means that the common areas are always busy with guests. The bar offers cheap happy-hour specials, and it is easy to strike up a conversation with other guests in its friendly and open atmosphere. The hostel is definitely not as wild as a typical party hostel, and there are families in the common areas alongside young backpackers and couples; however, it does provide a fun, jovial atmosphere at night and is a good place to have a drink or two and meet fellow travelers. The kitchen is significantly better than what you find at most hostels. It is large and appears newly renovated. Inside are two of everything from two gas ranges and sinks to two microwaves and two dishwashers. There is also plenty of quality cookware, plates, and dishes. The hostel also provides free, locked luggage storage in the basement.


While certain rooms themselves can be less than perfect for a quiet night's sleep, Amstel House Hostel exceeds expectations in terms of security, cleanliness, and social atmosphere.

Amstel House Hostel The check-in desk Common area on the main floor One-half of the guest kitchen A ping pong table in the recreaction area Foosball in the rec room Don't worry, there is also an elevator! A hallway with doors to rooms on one of the floors typical bunk beds in one of the Amstel House dorms A twin bed private room

Amstel House Hostel is a great value -- a very large, very clean building situated in a nice quiet residential area. The hostel offers tours, bike rentals, free linens, and luggage storage and is equipped with a great staff on hand to help you out.

The Location

It's set in a quiet residential area just outside of the "center" of Berlin's main attractions. Not the place to be if you want to be near the action, but there is a decent amount of commerce (pharmacy, supermarket, department store) just two blocks away. Upon exiting the metro, the hostel can be a little tricky to find. Since it is nestled on a back street that runs parallel to the main road (Turmstrasse), it would be best to find detailed directions before venturing out to find it. The metro is not too far from the hostel, about a five-minute walk.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The rooms have a great set-up and the bunk beds are some of the best you'll find -- very sturdy wood with individual personal shelving and a light. (Some rooms have steel bunks which tend to be noisier.) Each room has a sink with mirror and plenty of closet space. The hallways have multiple doors to dampen sound at night -- a very nice feature. The bathrooms are communal and very clean. And as an added bonus for any backpacker, the water is hot and the pressure is excellent!

Common Spaces

The hostel opens up into a very spacious, communal area with three computers situated at the front for paid internet access (Wi-Fi is free). The charge for internet is reasonable. The large common area has many tables and chairs, which makes privacy and space easy to find. However, the first floor seems to be more of a corridor for foot traffic and web surfers rather than a place to mingle. The first floor also has a nice bar area serving a decent selection of beer, bottled water, and soda.


This hostel is both clean and very welcoming as far as dorms go and creates the feel of a nice hotel setting. The staff are a good mix of people willing to help with any questions you may have. Breakfast is provided for a fee, but is not anything to write home about -- just the standard bread, honey/jelly, cereal, coffee, and juice. Location could be a little better, but it's not a deal breaker. Overall this place is a terrific value, and a good base to experience Berlin.

William Simpson
United States America


Amstel hostel is a good hostel to stay in. The interiors are really nice, staff is friendly (but anyway always ask for a receipt when you pay cause i have the impression they tried to cheat, like "oh, there's a problem with the pc -- we are not sure you paid"). I spent there three nights. beds are good, showers too. I could also leave my luggage there after the check-out.


Good 'n Simple!

I've stayed at this hostel two times before, and both times turned out to be great! I can't really complain about anything. There isn't anything very special about this hostel (other than it was just renovated within the past couple years) and there isn't much of a "unique" atmosphere, but it is a comfortable & cheap place to stay! There are sinks in the rooms, the shared bathrooms are kept clean. Yes, sometimes there are some student groups that stay here and the kids are sometimes noisy --I think this is something to expect from hostels in Berlin. The meals offered there are filling, but not spectacularly tasting. The location is good as it's only a few minutes walk to the closest U-Bahn station (Tiergarten). During my two stays here I experienced absolutely no problems at all, and it was a nice place to sleep. I would recommend it (especially to people ages 16-30).


This place sucks

Dudes, don't stay in this hostel if you wanna get some sleep. Too many noisy school kids making party all night long. And they charge ya 2.50 euros for a bottle of beer!


Amstel House Hostel Berlin Reviews from the Web

Amstel House Hostel was by far one of my favorite hostels I stayed at in Berlin and for me the rooms were the cosiest part of staying here!


Average hostel, enjoyed my stay


Me encanto el hostel! Las habitaciones perfectas; las camas con cortina, lo que ayuda mucha a la privacidad! La cocina es pequea, pero muy bien equipada y sper limpia. Est a solo 5 minutos caminando de la estacin de tram, que te conecta a el casco histrico de la ciudad. El staff muy buena onda! El nico problema Esque no tiene ascensor, pues si llevas una maleta grande debers dejarla en recepcin.


The room was perfect and the hostel is nice, it's great that they don't charge for bed sheets. The only thing was that there were only 3 working toilets in the whole floor where we stayed, which can get kind of complicated. Having soap in the room's lavatory would be great.


"This is a hostel, not a hotel" - The answer to my question whether or not the rented towels could be swapped. The hostel in always stay in Paris offers such service, though.

The bed was painfully uncomfortable, with a thin mattress. Taking a shower made me stand in 1+ cm of water before I was done.

Breakfast was good and the staff, besides my first encounter, friendly. Location is conveniently close to public transport.

Next time in Berlin I'll take another hostel, though.


Honestly a fantastic hostel - great facilities, chill vibe and a genuinely lovely team running the place!

Will definitely come back next time I'm in Berlin :)

Sam x


Really good hostel, nice location but far from the centre, clean rooms, good atmosphere, kind staff!


Amstel House Hostel was a great place to stay for a first-time hostel experience. Such a cool place! My friend and I opted for the double room instead of the mixed dorms, which was far more expensive, but we felt the most comfortable with that due to covid. The only thing was the photos online showed the beds far more apart than they were in the room, so it was a bit closer quarters than we had thought it would be. The breakfast option was super helpful. Location was decent bit far.


The hostel is located in a quiet neighborhood, the room is good size and there is locker for our belongings. Location is not close to all tourist attraction, but not too far from bus or metro stop.


Overall a nice hostel except for the showers that were flooded and had bad streaming of water


Great place...extremely safe and all of the amenities are great. Beds were surprisingly comfy, toilets and showers were clean, and the 24-hour bar was great. The staff was very helpful in their knowledge of Berlin and humor late into the night at the bar. Awesome place.


Lobby was too noisy because of tons of school children, made it hard to speak to the reception at check in.

I was then placed in the wrong room with a romanian guy who didnt speak english but clearly didnt want me there.

The many school children also run and scream in the hallways making it a really chaotic hostel.


The personal was very kind and the hostel is good, a little bit far from the city but us easy to get there


Great hostel chill vibe plenty of space to Cowork and also they have game room it wasnt open because COVID. I loved the hostel but unfortunately it is very far away from all tourist areas. You can easily get around on the metro though so thats a positive. Showers were good and so was the wifi. Overall I would stay here again.


Very good hostel not really in the center but very close to the subway.


Best hostel of Berlin


I really enjoyed my stay. The stuff is polite and helpful. All place is clean - including showers and bathrooms

Pillows objectively s*uck, but fancy pillows is not something you expected from a hostel, so if you are a picky one - bring your own, its just fyi.

The breakfast if is 6. nothing fancy: bread, butter, cheese, sausages, jam, yogurt - if you want to save some time it is fine. I enjoyed.

Would definitely recommend the place and come back myself.


I've stayed here before and liked it both times the front desk was very helpful and I appreciated all the COVID guidelines. My only grip would be that the showers smelt a little funky this last time around. Maybe I showered at a bad time. Other wise id recommend this place to anyone staying in Berlin. Close to the public transit.


Staff isnt friendly. One of the receptionist was very rude (a tall and bald guy).


Nice, comfortable hostel with a good location. I particularly liked the common areas, the courtyard, and the kitchen and storage areas. Amenities were decent; you get what you pay for. Would recommend it to anyone looking to stay somewhere affordable and fairly comfortable.



Central located, 24h/7 Reception and bar, full infrastructure and good prices! The Amstel House Hostel has everything needed to make your trip to Berlin an unforgettable experience. By bus or by metro, we are only a few minutes from the central station, historical center, the Brandenburg Gate, the Zoo and the biggest and most famous shopping street Kurfürstendamm.

About Amstel House Berlin

Officially opened in 1914 in honor to the 25th anniversary of William II’s reign - in the presence of the Majesty himself – our building was first used as a house for young single workers. Today a historical heritage, its impressive façade in Art Nouveau style recalls the Lüftlmalerei, an upper-Bavaria art form of mural paintings. In 2004 it caught the eyes of two friends during a bike ride. That was the beginning of Amstel House, since then a great host of thousands of contented guests from all around the world. Our great infrastructure offers 24h/7 reception and bar, game room, free internet, bike rent, laundry and tickets services, clean and comfortable rooms. Central located we are only a few minutes bus ride from the main station, the Brandenburg gate and the historical center and two metro stops from the Zoo and the famous shopping street Kurfürstendamm. The Museums of Contemporary Art, Photography, Story of Berlin, between others, are also close by. Come join us!

Accommodation Options

We offer a diverse range of accommodation options such as dorms, 4bedrooms, family rooms, twin rooms - ensuite or with shared facilities - and single rooms, all clean, comfortable and with lockers. Except for the big dorms, all rooms have tables, chairs and readings lamps. We offer 24h/7 reception and bar, cheap breakfast buffet and all-you-can-eat burger BBQ, free computers and Wi-Fi at the lobby, laundry and tickets service, bike rent, game room, free maps, karaoke nights, safe, luggage room and much more.

Location Moabit

A very unique central district, Moabit is an island merged into Berlin in 1861. It was once a heart of the industrial revolution and a vibrant scene of a strongly engaged proletarian class. Later, over the Moabit’s Moltke Bridge, was scene for the Battle of Berlin, the final major offensive of the European Theatre and end of the WWII. Over the last years Moabit is experiencing an incredible artistic boom since artists, galleries, ateliers and studios are moving in. Behind the Contemporary Art Museum Hamburger Banhnhof, the Heidestraße Gallery Mille has become one of the main centers of Berlin’s Art scene. Up in the north, in a former railway depot, the ZKU - center of art and urbanism – opened its door in a unique space for artistic residencies. The multiculturalism in Moabit also created a diverse gastronomic culture. Many of city’s favorite Turkish and Arabic restaurants are located in the region. Berlin’s oldest and best patisserie too. Recently the old market reopened in a brand new phase as a “place of good things”, an amazing hall that offers all kinds of delicatessen, fine restaurants, live music and cultural events. An exception among the central districts, it seems to be holding out of gentrification. As many say - and as we expect to remain – Moabit is the ultimate original Berliner district! Go check it out.

Location and Contact


• From Hauptbahnhof (Central Station): take the southern exit Washingtonplatz, go across the station forecourt. At the bus stop 7 (Washingtonplatz/Hauptbahnhof) take the airport bus TXL direction Flughafen Tegel (2.40 € per ticket, regular fare) for 2 stops. Get off at the Underground stop Turmstr. Walk on Turmstr. For 3 blocks in the same direction as the bus. Turn right into Bremerstr and than first left into Waldenserstr. The hostel will be on your left in approximately 70m. You have reached Amstel House Hostel Berlin (walking distance from bus stop: 4-6 min).
• From Ostbahnhof: take the city train line S7 or S5 direction Potsdamer or Westkreuz and get off at the station Zoologischer Garten (zoo station). Take the Underground line U9 direction Osloer Str. After 2 stops get off at Underground stop Turmstr. Use the exit near top/ head of the train. Turn right. Keep following the sidewalk of Turmstr. For 3 blocks going in church’s direction. Turn right into Bremerstr. then first left into Waldenserstr. The hostel will be on your left in approximately 70m. You have reached Amstel House Hostel Berlin (walking distance from bus stop: 4-6 min).
• From Airport Tegel (TXL): take the bus TXL direction S + U Alexander Platz ( TXL/ Jet Express Bus: 2,40 Euro per ticket, regular fare) for 4 stops and get off at Underground stop Turmstr. You are right in front of the underground entrance on Alt-Moabit-Str. Go in opposite direction to the bus until next intersection. Cross Alt-Moabit-Str and walk straight towards the big church. Pass the church and cross Turmstr. Go straight on into Jonasstr. Take the next left into Arminiusstr. Turn right into Bremer Str. And than first left into Waldenserstr. The hostel will be on your left in approximately 70m. You have reached Amstel House Hostel Berlin (walking distance from bus stop: 4-6 min).
• From Airport Schoenefeld (SXF): walk to S-Bhf. Flughafen Schoenefeld and take the Metro-Train 'RB 14' direction Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten, get off there and change into Underground U-Bahn line U9 direction Osloer Str. After 2 stops get off at Underground stop Turmstr. Use the exit near top/ head of the train. Turn right, keep following the sidewalk of Turmstr. for 3 blocks going on the church s direction. Turn right into Bremerstr. and than first left into Waldenserstr. The hostel will be on your left in approximately 70m. You have reached Amstel House Hostel Berlin (walking distance from bus stop: 4-6 min).
• From Airport Berlin-Brandenburg (BER) (will open some day - maybe in 2013): Take Metro-Train (Regionalexpress) "RE 9" direction Berlin Hauptbahnhof (main train station), get off there and choose northern exit (Europaplatz) cross the forecourt and Invalidenstr. to find busstop pos. No. 2. Take bus line 245 for 8 stops and get off at busstop "Rathaus Tiergarten" (one stop after the subway station Turmstr.). Head north into Thusnelda Allee and pass the church (leave it on your right). Cross Turmstr, turn left for one block until Bremer Str. Turn right into Bremer Str. for another block and turn left into Waldenserstr. The hostel will be on your left after approximately 70m. You have reached Amstel House Hostel Berlin (walking distance from bus stop: 4-6 mins, total travel time aprox. 50 minutes).
• From terminal (ZOB): Follow the signs to Underground station Kaiserdamm (3 minute walk). Get on Underground U-Bahn Line 2 direction Pankow for 5 stops get off and change station Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten (Zoo Station) and take Underground U-Bahn Line 9, direction Osloer Str. for 2 stops and get off at station U-Bahnhof Turmstr. Take exit at top/ head of the train turn right and follow Turmstr., until intersection of Bremer Str. (3rd one) turn right straight ahead and pass the market-hall until intersection Waldenserstr. turn left and reach Amstel House after a few meters.
• If entered the city borders of Berlin head to motorway A 100 and take exit (2) Beusselstr. or exit (1) Seestr. (depends if you are getting in from north or south) follow the signs to Tiergarten until intersection Huttenstr./ Turmstr., take a left into Turmstr., and left again (Oldenburger Str.) until you reach intersection Waldenserstr. then head right until Housnumber 31 or call us via mobile for more assistance.



Address: Waldenserstrasse 31, Mitte, Berlin, Germany

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Website Amstel House Hostel Berlin Berlin
Phone Number: +49 (30) 395 40 72
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Facilities and Amenities

Party Hostel

Solo Traveller


City Tours

Lockers in Lobby

Lockers in Rooms

Luggage Storage

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Bike Rental (12 €)

Breakfast (5 €)

Parking (7,50 €)

Safe Deposit Box

Towels (1 €)

BBQ Grill


Board Games

Book Collection/Exchange

Clothes Dryer

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments


Entirely Non-Smoking



Hair Dryers

Hot Showers



Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental

Outdoor Seating

Pool Table

Power Point/Sockets in Rooms


Table Tennis

Walking Tours

Wheelchair Accessible

Airport Pickup


Service Animals

Genders: Males & Females

Max. Age: All Ages

Min. Age without Parent: 18

Checkout: 11:00 (11 AM)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: 7 nights

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 24 Hours

Size: Very Large (100+ beds)


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