Sleep Cheap Hostel

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The Hostelz.com Review

The word "depressing sums up Sleep Cheap Hostel quite well. Have you ever watched a movie where a character takes a rock-bottom-priced room in a rough area of the city? The landlord shows them to their room up some long creaky stairs; past the stains on the wall; then opens the door to reveal a dark, cramped room with a worn bed in the corner. Those films may have been filmed here.

It's cheap and called Sleep Cheap Hostel for a reason -- the area is actually fine though. If you need a quick and cheap bed near the airport for a night, then it serves a purpose -- but be warned, there's also an extra charge for bedsheets.

The Location

Take the tram to West End station; once there, it's a two-minute walk. Turn left as you exit the station and walk over the bridge. You'll soon see some shops on the lefthand side of the road, which is where the hostel is located.

Rooms and Bathrooms

Rooms are cramped and furnished with creaky metal beds. They are, however, comfy enough for one night. If you are lucky, there will be a small table in the room, and that's about it for facilities. Each dorm has an en suite shower and a toilet; however, this can soon turn into a negative if there's a smelly guest. Hot water was also an issue on this visit, as this is not present everywhere in the building. All areas are relatively clean; however, as most nights this is the cheapest place in the city to stay, you will have many non-travelers staying here long term that won't value cleaniness or being tidy.

Common Spaces

The official pictures for the common areas totally oversell this property. There is a small area at the entrance with some sofas, but you'll rarely see guests here. This area also has a computer, which is free to use, and a few board games too. In addition to this area, there is a small kitchen, which is surprisingly well equipped. There is a working cooker, fridge, microwave, and lot of pots and pans. This is also quite clean, as a cleaner comes daily.

Dorms are locked and each guest is issued a key but security is still an issue here. There are no lockers and even if there were you probably wouldn't want to leave any valuables here. Wi-Fi is strong throughout the building, yet a little slow.

Summary

There really is only one reason to stay here and that's to be near the airport. It's a long way from the sights of Berlin; with the extra money you will spend on traveling, as well as the bedsheets, you could have booked a much nicer hostel. The vibe here is nonexistent and meeting other travelers is going to be very difficult.
by Chris
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
2017-09-24
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Location/Contact

Address
Spandauer Damm 101, Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf, Berlin, Berlin State, Germany
Coordinates
52.517970, 13.281990 (accuracy not guaranteed)
Location
Website
www.sleepcheaphostel.com
Telephone
+49 30 70223991
Fax
+49 (30) 70 22 39 93
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Hostelz.com Guest Reviews

 
A terrible place!!!
Very rude reception worker (a middle aged man), hostel did not inform us that after the check out we cannot be at the place and use the bathrooms and the kitchen, the reception worker said he would call the police after using the facilities after check out. During cooking in the kitchen the cleaning people came and said "Now, we give you 5 min to get out because we are cleaning the kitchen". We were in the middle of the dinner cooking, we had to go out, and eat on the stairs!!! Extremely rude, below any possible acceptable borders of social communication. When we complained about it at the reception, the guy said: "It is our hostel and we clean the kitchen whenever we like and we don't have to inform you about it." Btw, the kitchen is in a separate building on the 4th floor without a lift, is dirty, there was one cup available, no spoons, we had to eat using a fork. The kitchen is very dirty. I discourage from using the place!!!!
Ewa
Age 33, Poland
2016-07-19
 
Good Experience
Friendly staff, spoke perfect English. Nice airy room. Plenty of space for storage. Plenty of showers for the floor. No elevator. 3 flights of stairs with a backpack, not fun! Check out isn't until 12. Was allowed stay in the common room after check out until I was ready to leave.
noreen
2015-05-28
 
Great, Cheap Place
The hostel was super cheap and easy to get to, right next to the Westend stop in Berlin. It was clean and the guy at the front desk was helpful and handsome. Great place for a good price!
Catherine
Age 26, USA
2015-05-26
 
Great cheap room close to the bus station
Having never been to Berlin before I didn't know what to expect or where to go, so I wanted somewhere easy to get to for a good price. For about €10 plus bedding I got everything I needed for my first night. Close to some shops (including a big Netto) and some food it was very convenient after a long bus journey. The girl working on reception was very helpful. Right by the S Bahn too. Good cheap sleep.
Daniel
Age 21, British
2013-10-17
 
Ok for the price
reasonable quality with the price.
Indi
Age 22, HONG KONG
2013-07-18
 
I will not stay there again
The room is not very good, even you choose the single room for yourself. do not have better equipment in there, the price not worth it. Did not have good service. I would not choose them again.
Hui hua
(Taiwan)
2013-07-14
 
Good value for the money
Sleep Cheap is just that, you get a clean, safe, reasonable place for a great price, cost for me was ten euros a night, can't beat that. The place is right by the Westend S-Bahn station, easy to find, they have a kitchen if you want to make anything. Not at all a party place and it's about 35 minutes at least to the center. Very basic, but clean, safe, quiet. If you come in very late, like after 11 or 12 midnight make sure you have a phone because ringing the bell just didn't work for me, I would be out there all night. I would definitely stay there again due to the price as I just needed a place to crash and your needs are simple.
Jerry
(USA)
2012-06-04
  It's worse hostel that I ever seen. Yes, they have comfortable location, but it's workers zone -- there are many worker from Poland. Also they have not very pure toilet and bath-room. Maybe it's good for teenager traveler for one night.
Dyma
(Ukraine)
2011-06-25

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