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Last Updated on 15th August 2021

10 Best Hostels in Berlin

This is a guide to the Best Hostels in Berlin, Germany and some of them offer very good value starting from only €10 per night for a bed in a dorm room.

General Info on the Best Hostels in Berlin

As Berlin is one of the most popular backpacking destinations in Europe, there is a large selection of hostels. Here are some things that you might want to consider before booking a hostel in Berlin.

  1. Price - Berlin Hostels have some of the cheapest prices for a major city in Western Europe. In bed in a dorm room starts at €8 per night (normally large dorm rooms), but expect to pay €20 per night in a medium-sized dorm room (8 to 10 beds). Cheaper hostels generally have poor reviews, but this isn't always the case. Prices at the weekend tend to be 20% to 40% higher as there is greater demand.
  2. Location - Berlin is a large city so it's best to stay in a central location close to the top sights and nightlife. Mitte is the most central location in Berlin but you should also consider staying in a more local district such as Friedrichshain or Kreuzberg.
  3. Amenities/Services - Every hostel in Berlin offers free Wi-Fi and a few hostels include breakfast in the price, but if you want more specific services be sure to do your research to find the hostel that best meets your needs.
  4. Staff - Most hostels in Berlin have excellent staff. They are normally very friendly and will give you some great tips on restaurants, bars and clubs etc. But my advice is to read reviews to make sure the hostel you choose has friendly and helpful staff because rude or unhelpful staff could ruin your hostel experience.

Here’s our comprehensive list of the best hostels in Berlin which includes a detailed description and the amenities of each hostel.

1. EastSeven Berlin Hostel

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EastSeven Berlin Hostel is conveniently located between the Mitte and charming Prenzlauer Berg districts, surrounded by cafés, restaurants, bars and clubs. If you stay here you will also be within walking distance of Alexander Platz and Museum Island.

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All rooms include comfy beds with a reading light, locker and a power outlet. Free Wifi access is available throughout the hostel. Other features included late check-out, free luggage storage, walking tours, bike rentals, but their standout feature is their beautiful outdoor terrace. All of these features make it the best hostel in Berlin.

  • Room Types Offered: Dorms and Privates
  • Costs: Dorms from €21.50, Privates from €41.00
  • Female Only Dorms: No
  • Breakfast Included: No but available at an extra fee
  • Guest Kitchen: Yes
  • Laundry Facilities: Yes
  • Bar: No

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2. The Circus Hostel

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Circus Hostel is one of the best hostels in Berlin for party-goers. It's the most popular hostel in Berlin and is situated in a very central location. The hostel has its own Café and Microbrewery with special drink offers and home-brewed beer.

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Circus Hotel offers 5 and 10 bed mixed dorm rooms and a wide variety of private rooms. The hostel's amenities/service include Free Wi-Fi, 24-7 reception, luggage storage, safe & personal lockers, bike rentals, secure keycard access and free walking tours.

Circus Hostel also happens to be one of the best hostels in Berlin.

  • Room Types Offered: Dorms and Privates
  • Costs: Dorms from €20.00, Privates from €57.00
  • Female Only Dorms: No
  • Breakfast Included: No but available for an extra fee (€5)
  • Guest Kitchen: No
  • Laundry Facilities: No
  • Bar: Yes

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3. Pfefferbett Hostel

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Pfefferbett Hostel is located in the hip district, Prenzlauer Berg surrounded by galleries, cool bars and restaurants. The dorm rooms have awesome brick vaulted ceilings and each bed has its own locker, reading light and power outlet.

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Pfefferbett Hostel offers 4 and 6-bed dorm rooms. Services/amenities include free Wifi throughout the building, free City Maps, free city tour, keycard access, a common room, an outdoor terrace and an on-site Cafe/Bar & Restaurant. All of this makes Pfefferbett Hostel one of the best hostels in Berlin.

  • Room Types Offered: Dorms and Privates
  • Costs: Dorms from €15.20, Privates from €59.00
  • Female Only Dorms: Yes
  • Breakfast Included: No but available at an extra fee (€7)
  • Guest Kitchen: No
  • Laundry Facilities: Yes
  • Bar: Yes

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4. PLUS Berlin

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PLUS Berlin is located in the hip Friedrichshain district, a neighbourhood filled with cool cafés and bars. They have a beautiful onsite Bar and Restaurant called Opera and an indoor swimming pool.

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PLUS Berlin offers 4 and 6-bed dorms as well as private rooms. Amenities include free Wifi, free City Maps, laundry facilities, luggage storage and vending machines.

PLUS Berlin is one of the best hostels in Berlin for solo female travellers because they offer chic female-only dorms.

  • Room Types Offered: Dorms and Privates
  • Costs: Dorms from €12.00, Privates from €44.00
  • Female Only Dorms: Yes
  • Breakfast Included: No
  • Guest Kitchen: No
  • Laundry Facilities: Yes
  • Bar: Yes

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5. MEININGER Berlin Alexanderplatz

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MEININGER Berlin Alexanderplatz is located in the central district, Prenzlauer Berg which makes it ideal for exploring all the tourist sights of Berlin. Their dorm rooms have state of the art designed pod-style bunks with each bed having its own writing light and power outlet.

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They offer well-designed 6 bed mixed dorms and a large variety of private rooms. Services/facilities include free Wifi, free city maps, common room, security lockers, keycard access, luggage storage, 24-hour reception, Bar/Cafe and a vending machine.

  • Room Types Offered: Dorms and Privates
  • Costs: Dorms from €10.00, Privates from €75.00
  • Female Only Dorms: Yes
  • Breakfast Included: No but available at an extra fee
  • Guest Kitchen: No
  • Laundry Facilities: No
  • Bar: Yes

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6. Grand Hostel Berlin Classic

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Grand Hostel Berlin is located very close to the centre of Berlin. It's within walking distance from the Jewish Museum, Checkpoint Charlie and the Brandenburg Gates.

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Every morning you can tuck into a large all you can eat breakfast buffet (€ 6.60). All dorm rooms have single beds (no bunks) and there are hairdryers in all bathrooms. The rooms are spacious and are keycard access only giving you extra security. They have their own Tour Guides and Bicycle rental is also available. In the evening you can relax in their cosy bar.

  • Room Types Offered: Dorms and Privates
  • Costs: Dorms from €12.00, Privates from €35.00
  • Female Only Dorms: No
  • Breakfast Included: No but available at an extra fee (€ 6.60)
  • Guest Kitchen: No
  • Laundry Facilities: Yes
  • Bar: Yes

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7. MEININGER Berlin Central Station

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MEININGER Berlin Central Station as it says in the name is located right next to Berlin's Main Train Station (Berliner Hauptbahnhof) bang in the middle of Berlin. Its central location makes it perfect for exploring many of Berlin's Top Tourist Sights.

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This hostel is more like a hotel that just happens to have dorm rooms. The rooms have a very modern and chic design. All beds have a separate night lamp and power-point and all rooms have their own bathroom with a shower and toilet, and TV.

All their dorm rooms have only 4 beds and some of these are female-only dorms making it a good option for the solo female traveller. You can also take advantage of their fully equipped guest kitchen and large common areas.

  • Room Types Offered: Dorms and Privates
  • Costs: Dorms from €17.30, Privates from €69.00
  • Female Only Dorms: No
  • Breakfast Included: No but available at an extra fee (€7.90)
  • Guest Kitchen: Yes
  • Laundry Facilities: Yes
  • Bar: Yes

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8. The Cat’s Pajamas Hostel

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If you want to stay in a more local district of Berlin, then The Cat's Pajamas Hostel is the perfect place for you. It's located in the hip Kreuzberg district and is surrounded by bars, restaurants, galleries and shops. It's easy to get to the centre via the U-Bahn (Underground).

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All rooms include their own shower and en-suite bathroom, hairdryer and towels. Private rooms also have cable TV. Lockers are available in the dorm rooms and at the reception area for each guest. All guests have the use of a modern fully equipped kitchen.

  • Room Types Offered: Dorms and Privates
  • Costs: Dorms from €16.00Privates from €55.00
  • Female Only Dorms: Yes
  • Breakfast Included: No but available at an extra fee (€5,50)
  • Guest Kitchen: No
  • Laundry Facilities: Yes
  • Bar: No

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9. St Christopher’s Berlin

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St Christopher's Berlin is part of a very popular hostel chain in Europe. As with all their other hostels, St Christopher's Berlin offers a very high standard of accommodation that caters to any budget. They are located in the centre of Berlin close to all the major tourist attractions. The Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz U-Bahn station is just steps away from the hostel.

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This is a super-sized hostel that includes a bar (Belushi's) and a restaurant. All hostel guests get a 25% discount on food from their onsite restaurant. All beds (including dorm beds) have their own reading lamp, personal shelf and power-point.

St Christopher's Berlin is one of the best hostels in Berlin for backpackers who are on a tight budget as a bed in a dorm room starts at only €9.00 per night.

General Info

  • Room Types Offered: Dorms and Privates
  • Costs: Dorms from €8.90Privates from €47.00
  • Female Only Dorms: Yes
  • Breakfast Included: No but available at an extra fee
  • Guest Kitchen: No
  • Laundry Facilities: No
  • Bar: Yes

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10. Wombats City Hostel Berlin

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Wombats City Hostel Berlin is an award-winning hostel located in the heart of Berlin close to Alexanderplatz, Museum Island and Prenzlauer Berg. Enjoy a drink at their awesome rooftop terrace and take in incredible panoramic views of the whole city.

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They offer four and six-bed mixed dorms, female-only dorms perfect for the solo female traveller, private rooms and apartments.  Services/facilities include free Wifi, free city maps, security lockers, secure keycard access, a fully equipped guest kitchen, laundry facilities, luggage storage, 24 Hour reception and vending machines.

  • Room Types Offered: Dorms and Privates
  • Costs: Dorms from €13.50, Privates from €72.00
  • Female Only Dorms: Yes
  • Breakfast Included: No
  • Guest Kitchen: Yes
  • Laundry Facilities: Yes
  • Bar: Yes

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I hope this list of the best hostels in Berlin points you in the right direction and helps you pick a hostel that best suits your needs during your stay in Berlin.

FAQ

What is the Best Hostel in Berlin?

EastSeven Berlin Hostel is by far the Best Hostel in Berlin.

What is the Best Cheap Hostel in Berlin?

St Christopher's Berlin is the Best Cheap Hostel in Berlin. A dorm bed starts at only €9.00 per night.

What is the Best Party Hostel in Berlin?

The Circus Hostel is the Best Party Hostel in Berlin.

What is the Best Hostel in Berlin for Solo Travellers?

Wombats City Hostel is the Best Hostel in Berlin for Solo Travellers because they have very chic female only dorms.

Book Your Trip to Berlin

Best Website to Book a Hostel

Hostelworld is by far the biggest and the best website for booking hostels because they have the best prices and availability. The website is designed to include many filters to help find a hostel that best suits your needs. For instance, you can filter hostels by price or by rating for a particular city.

Hostelworld Filters
This screenshot shows how you can filter different room types on Hostelworld's website.

Below are handy links to the best hostels in Berlin by category. Just click on any of the links to check prices and availability for your dates.

Recommended Tours in Berlin

I recommend GetYourGuide for Tours. They offer highly unique tours with Local Guides. Below are a selection of some of the most popular tours in Berlin.

Don’t Forget Travel Insurance

Travel insurance will protect you against illness, injury, theft, cancellations and much more. I recommend World Nomads Travel Insurance.

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