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Reviews of Heart of Gold Hostel Berlin

Hostel | Johannisstr. 11, Berlin, Germany 10117

81.1% Overall Rating

789 out of 850 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (21/08/2014)

"We could take as many towels as we wanted from a cupboard by the reception, at any time. The free coffee was also great, and the breakfast was really good and cost only 4€. The staff was friendly and helpful. I liked…"

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • No curfew
  • Free city tour
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Fax
  • Bicycle hire
  • Elevator / lift(s)
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast USD 5.28

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

Please note that groups consisting of more than 10 people must book via the group bookings department. The hostel does not accept these bookings through the website and reserves the right to cancel them without refunding the deposit.

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81.1%

Overall Rating

789 out of 850 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Heart of Gold Hostel Berlin'

Atmosphere
81.6%
Location
93.6%
Facilities
78.4%
Cleanliness
72.0%
Staff
82.4%
Value
82.4%
Safety
77.6%
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88.6%
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Ville Bergholm

With friends / other travellers

City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

05 October 2011 Ville would recommend this property

Liked: The 4-bed dorm ensuite was spacious and bright, with good beds and a great, clean bathroom.

Disliked: No lockers in the rooms themselves. The downstairs restrooms were a bit grimy. The reception desk was sometimes understaffed.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

01 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Not a bad place overall, quite spacious, the staff accommodated our needs, breakfast wasn't too bad (3.50 euros is quite reasonable). We came to run the marathon and had a largely trouble (and noise) free weekend.

Disliked: I didn't find the bed too comfortable and I won't say I had the best sleep ever. But perhaps I could ask for a better pillow and all would be all right. There also seemed to be a lack of showers and toilets and sometimes you'd have to go to another floor to find one. Then again there were quite a few marathon runners coming back from the race for a shower and I assume it wouldn't be a problem if it wasn't that weekend.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

30 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, organized.

Disliked: No organized events.

45.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Rachael Bennett

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

18 September 2011

Liked: You get what you pay for. It is indeed a 10€ a night hostel.

Disliked: Everything. Bed setup. No lockers.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

17 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: A really cool hostel! I stayed in the biggest dorm section - if you do this, walk through all the massive rooms as there are smaller more private rooms at the end. Breakfast was good value, very good location.

Disliked: Staff often annoyed if you ask them something, kitchen was not in the hostel but in another hostel around the corner - 2 lots of hostels using one kitchen = chaos!

82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

15 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: atmosphere, clean

Disliked: internet not working in the evening for almost 2 hours..

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

08 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really great atmosphere, really great price.

Disliked: Nothing.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

07 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: great location, near the city center and the s-bahn( there's a great supermarket down the s-bahn). The room is clean and steady. The price is really valuable.

Disliked: a little bit too many rules to follow.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 20%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

07 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: they offered a great breakfast. the hostel is extremely good located. it was truly cheap.

Disliked: there weren't enough lockers at all, even though there were huuuge rooms! you couldn't lock the bathrooms. Despite the lofty character of the rooms there was some big lack of privacy/security.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

07 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Definitely a good place to meet cool people! There are good common places to hang around and get a good party mood! I liked they offered free tea and coffee!

Disliked: Using the internet was quite expensive.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Work / volunteering

05 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It is great designed and the property is quite new. Modern touch. Lots of space in dorms.

Disliked: Nothing really worth mentioning.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

04 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were mostly friendly and there was a good atmosphere in the bar when it's busy. A good place to meet other people and there was free tea and coffee!

Disliked: Nothing really

40.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

30 August 2011

Liked: Relatively clean.

Disliked: Overpriced!!!! Staff rude and unhelpful.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

20 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: c'était tout neuf et très spacieux et lumineux . Lots of space and light in the rooms

Disliked: I think the receptionist does not like people arriving in the morning , but afterwards he was very nice ...

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

As a family with children

Family Holiday
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

13 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the bed rooms were nice and quite, very clean and good bathrooms, the lift in the hallway, excellent location, lovely patio .

Disliked: i liked every thing.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Sabine Sharp

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

10 August 2011 Sabine would recommend this property

Liked: Lovely people, comfy beds, tasty breakfasts, in a *really* fantastic place (close to U-Bahn, shops, galleries etc.), and looks pretty damn cool. Had a fantastic time.

Disliked: Atmosphere was a bit lacking at time, but that's to do with the other people staying there, not the place itself, I suppose.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

06 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff, well-equiped rooms, the location in the center

Disliked: noise in the night

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture

06 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It is at walking distance from all the major sights of Berlin and it has very nice and clean facilities.

Disliked: There is no breakfast included.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Patricia O'Sullivan

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

05 August 2011 Patricia would recommend this property

Liked: Great common area, very helpful staff. Free tea and coffee all day, and cheap beer too! Free wifi!

Disliked: The big dorm rooms are very open, no privacy whatso ever. The shower doors are clear and the bathroom doors do not lock.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Shopping

01 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location!

Disliked: good price for quality

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Sandra Alvarez Velasquez

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

16 July 2011 Sandra would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the location and the athomosphere

Disliked: one of the staff was a bit rude

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 20% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

09 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: High quality modern feel and rooms are well equipped with lockers etc. The breakfasts are pretty good so it works out fairly good value for money. Bar is very good and busy which creates a good atmosphere.

Disliked: Reception are pretty useless and often quite rude. Standard time to check someone in seems to be about an hour and they aren't even slightly apologetic about this. It was also pretty noisy at night because people gather in the courtyard drunkenly singing etc rather than sitting inside the bar.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

08 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very lively and young

Disliked: Bed linens were changed if you didn't leave something of yours on your beds, this meant that someone might take your bed if you went out for the day

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Andrew Leipzig

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

07 July 2011

Liked: Free luggage room after check-out. Bike rental available. stellar location: a minute walk to a nearby u-bahn station, and a five-minute walk to a nearby s-bahn station. museums in walking distance.

Disliked: no privacy while taking a shower: anybody could just walk into the door and you are just a shower curtain away. there is a series of large rooms full of beds just lying on the floor. so in order to exit the building, you pass through many rooms filled with beds and people sleeping in it--or, you are one of them while someone else passes you by. There are some lockers available in the rooms, but more often than not, the part where you place your lock is broke so there is no point of storing any valuables in the lockers. free wi-fi available only in the lobby. The bottom line: I have stayed in a better hostel before, and I wouldn't come back to this one.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Ashley Chapman

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

06 July 2011 Ashley would recommend this property

Liked: Really enjoyed the bar area, very lively and fun, breakfast was nice.

Disliked: Not very many showers on the floor, but wasnt really a problem because we never had to queue.


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