Hostels in Berlin, Germany

66 hostels available. Prices start from $11 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Berlin

Older travelers (+50) Quiet Rest Solo Traveller
"…The staff are very helpful in keeping every guest happy and do their best to meet everyone’s requests, they are very approachable and lovely to have a chat with. The Location The hostel is … More
from $14.56
Couples Solo Traveller Boutique Hostel
"…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 … More
from $16.63
Digital Nomads Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"Best hostel for solo travellers - I am a solo traveler and this hostel just great and exactly what I was hoping and looking for. It was clean, the rooms were spacious and cool, good location, gives … More
from $13.91

BackpackerBerlin

Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg
Free Breakfast
Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…Rooms are kept clean and are quite spacious with plenty of space to store luggage and move around. The rooms can be locked, but as the dorm rooms have their own lockers this isn't a necessary … More
from $17.01

Eastener Hostel

Mitte
Free Breakfast
Digital Nomads Solo Traveller
"…Tim sits you down when you arrive and gets you familiar with Berlin with the free map he supplies. Definitely not run like a business; these people love their jobs! Highly recommended; just don't … More
from $12.22
Couples Solo Traveller
"…But overall, the hostel is excellent. Excellent - It was overbooked, so they gave me a private room. Very stylish, great location. Breakfast not included, but abundant. - Pfefferbett Hostel is a … More
from $17.67
Adventure Hostels Digital Nomads Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…Probably because we were English eighteen-year-olds who turned up at 1 a.m. (then waited in a queue for nearly three hours), but hey -- the club they recommended would have been a much better idea … More
from $13.84
Couples Female Solo Traveller
"…really lucked out with this one - This place is an excellent value at it's current place, I've stayed at places half as nice that cost twice as much. Anytime I end up paying more for some shoddy … More
from $16.08
Couples Female Solo Traveller Solo Traveller Boutique Hostel
"…The MEININGER Hotel Berlin Tiergarten used to be a brewery, at the former Schultheiss brewery grounds. The interior design of the MEININGER Hotel Tiergarten is a reminder of this time and builds a … More
from $13.78

Jugendgästehaus Lichterfelde

Steglitz-Zehlendorf
Free Breakfast
Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…The first thing that comes to mind is it's free breakfast buffet, which was very luxurious when you consider the hostel's price and its other facilities. It has a very large patio which is great … More
from $11.34

Kiez Hostel

Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg
Adventure Hostels Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…Other than this, we love having guests from all over the world and look forward to meeting you. Kiez Hostel is very centrally located in Friedrichshain, Berlin's most visited district. We are … More
from $10.64
Couples Female Solo Traveller
"…Hotelbar Guest kitchen use Game Zone Terrace Services available for a small charge: Breakfast Buffet Packed Lunch Tickets for public transport Tickets for city tours, musicals, etc. … More
from $9.95
Adventure Hostels Family-Friendly Hostel Youth Hostel
Provinzstrasse, 125 More
from $13.55
Couples Family-Friendly Hostel Female Solo Traveller Boutique Hostel
"…I mean, come on, that's just lazy - people don't travel with their own hand soap and now you're creating a pretty gross hygienic environment. Beyond that, not only was the breakfast not free, it … More
from $10.72
Family-Friendly Hostel
"…Cancellation policy: 5 days before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the full amount of your reservation 5 days before arrival. Check in from 9:30 to 13: … More
from $19.57

Grand Hostel Berlin Classic

Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg
Free Breakfast
Party Hostel Solo Traveller
"…Very good. - Grand Hostel Berlin, this brand spanking new hostel, is just beautiful. It opened in July 2009, built in a renovated historic building. The beauty of wooden staircases and doors; … More
from $12.58

Industriepalast Hostel

Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg
Solo Traveller
Warschauer strasse 43/44 ... More
from $12.61

Sunflower Hostel

Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg
Female Solo Traveller
"…The hostel is very easy to find -- it's located right on a corner and has a large "Sunflower Hostel" sign up on the building. Public transit is nearby and it only takes about five minutes to get … More
from $11.91
Adventure Hostels Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…I would highly recommend this hostel, we had a great stay there. Great hostel in the middle of Berlin - At silvester I was guest at the Three Little Pigs Hostel in Berlin for one week. Had a great … More
from $12.80

Comebackpackers

Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg
Solo Traveller
"…Also, with 60 beds and 7 rooms, we are the perfect size, not too big, not too small. Come backpackers Berlin is run by two friends who have traveled the world for many years. It is a hostel built … More
from $8.30

Hostels in Berlin, Germany

66 hostels available. Prices start from $22.00 for a dorm bed.
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Get to know Berlin (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel.

 The Tier Garten during the the Love Parade

Berlin is the capital of Germany and its motto is “poor but sexy”. Even though “poor” is not what it looks like at all, the second part is definitely true for nightlife and clubbing. Berlin is divided into twelve suburbs. If you are looking for a hostel in Berlin, you should try to stay in a central location since the city is very widespread and travelling times are significant. Some of the best suburbs to find a Berlin hostel in are Mitte (this is where most of the historic sights are), Charlottenburg, or Pankow.

Berlin is served by two airports, Tegel and Schönefeld. Both can easily be accessed by train and bus services. Getting around or to and from your Berlin hostel is no problem since there is a comprehensive public transport system in place. It can be a bit puzzling so take your time to familiarize yourself with it. Be aware that it might take a significant amount of time to get around.

While you are there, you can experience the fusion of past and present German history with lots of historic sights and the Reichstag to visit. Discover countless museums (do not miss the Museumsinsel). You can also gaze at the iconic Brandenburger Tor, watch an opera at the German state opera, or try to find a remaining part of the Berlin Wall (the East Side Gallery is the best bit still remaining). According to the motto of Berlin, have some fun and discover the vibrant nightlife or buy some cutting-edge clothes by an up-and-coming German designer.

Book your Berlin hostel bed well in advance, especially if you are visiting in summer. There are many hostels in the city, but Berlin is a popular destination so they can fill up fast.

A Republic since 1990, Berlin is one of 16 states in Germany. Berlin is also Germany’s capital and largest city. Over a third of the area is made up of lakes, parks and forests. Berlin is a perfect blend of the old and the new, historic and the modern architecture, old values and new technology, an interesting study of contrasts. Home to the biggest ballet company in Germany, 3 opera houses, and 170 museums, this is a place where you could spend a lot of time and not see half of what there is to see in this amazing location.

There are castles, cruises, concerts and shows, shopping supreme, and museums of every kind in Berlin.

History buffs may want to see the Church of St. Nicholas, the Ephraim Palais, the Sachsenhausen concentration camp, the Soviet War Memorial, Checkpoint Charlie, The Palace of Tears, The Holocaust Memorial and the Berlin Wall. The Berliner Dom and the Deutscher Dom are known worldwide.

The 170 museums cover just about every subject and include themes such as Jewish, art, musical instrument, ethnological, story, photo, Anne Frank, childhood and youth collection and Islamic Art. Visitors should allow at least 1 full day to visit the Pergamon Museum. A trip to the Museum Park will provide 5 museums on-site for your viewing pleasure. It is recommended that visitors purchase a Berlin Pass that will provide free entry to 60 museums.

Kids will want to visit Legoland, the Berlin Dungeons, Mme. Tussauds, the Berlin Zoo and the Aqua Dom.

There are botanical gardens, an Olympic stadium, biking and walking tours, boat rides, concerts and shows to add to your list of things to do.

If you are looking for something different, you can take a swim at the Bathing Ship on the Spree River. Another option would be to visit one of the weinerei’s in Berlin where patrons pay to borrow a glass, keep track of their drinks and then decide how much to pay for their evening of fun. There are Escape Rooms where you have to use logic to figure out how to open the door. Another option might be to visit a totally dark restaurant where neither you nor the wait staff can see your food.

When you decide to book your room, you will find there are ever so many ways to stay in Berlin. Visitors can choose luxury hotels, inns, guesthouses, hostels or urban camping. There are dozens of hostels in every part of Berlin. Hostels may also be listed under guesthouse, inn, or backpacker titles.

Written by local expertz for Berlin

Written by local expertz for Berlin Mona

Berlin Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Berlin, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 66
Average dorm price $42
Average private room price $162
Cheapest hostel in Berlin Mir Hostel with $21
Party hostels in Berlin Meininger Hotel Berlin Alexanderplatz (18 in total)
Most Berlin hostels are located in Mitte, Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, Pankow
Average rating of all hostels 7.2

FAQ about Berlin Hostels

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Travel Tips for Berlin - from the Community

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