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Reviews of Heart of Gold Hostel Berlin

Hostel | Johannisstr. 11, Berlin, Germany 10117

84.5% Overall Rating

814 out of 878 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (06/03/2015)

Sergio Angot thinks…

"All members of staff were incredibly nice and helpful. The location is great because is only about ten minutes walk away from all the major tourist spots. Nice and safe atmosphere, fantastic music…"

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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
  • Communal kitchen
  • Elevator / lift(s)
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast USD 4.32

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. For New Year bookings 28th-December 2014 - 2nd January 2015; No check-out, no check in on January 1st Bookings need to be paid in full within 10 days after placing the booking.

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84.5%

Overall Rating

814 out of 878 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Heart of Gold Hostel Berlin'

Atmosphere
81.6%
Location
89.6%
Facilities
78.4%
Cleanliness
81.6%
Staff
80.8%
Value
88.8%
Safety
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88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

11 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location, atmosphere, big rooms, clean, some bunk/some single beds

Disliked: Beds are incredibly uncomfortable. The mattresses are flimsy and there is a big metal bar across the middle of the frame that jabs into your hips. But maybe they are not all like that?!

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Clare Aloni

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

10 April 2011 Clare would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were particularly helpful and answered all questions we had and were very freindly. The atmosphere was good and we felt comfortable right away. Loved the room we stayed in, it felt more like a loft apartment with really modern facilities. The buffet breakfast was suprisingly good for a hostel.

Disliked: There was nothing I disliked.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

08 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location is great, breakfast well-served from 8-12, not a problem for late risers! Staff members are helpful to sort things out and offer directions!

Disliked: People are so loud in the lounge, and the hostel always plays loud music even around and after mid-night. We can only use wifi at the lounge, so must bear with the nuisance when we have to use the internet, would be a lot better if gentler music is played. Sometimes people shouted in the courtyard, and can be clearly heard even in my room on the second floor...would be nicer if staff can remind people to keep quiet after midnight in the garden...

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

Emily Unruh

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family

08 April 2011 Emily would recommend this property

Liked: I thought the theme was great and the atmosphere of the lounge area was awesome. It was a great place to sit down, have a drink, play some pool, chat with friends, and relax after a long day of sight seeing.

Disliked: People weren't as open and friendly as other places. Also there were a strange amount of elder people there.

94.3%
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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

06 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff, comfortable, clean bathroom!! very efficient location.

Disliked: Well, a little bit noisy, dark light, huge room? :)

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

31 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the location, free internet access, close to all the attractions

Disliked: nothing

97.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

karina bond

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

26 March 2011 karina would recommend this property

Liked: this place was the best place i have stayed has a 24 bar. the rooms are so so so so nice in the 8 bed dorms. it had a lovely breakfast till12 . really good place recomended.

Disliked: shame it didnt have a micro or kitchen but could use the other hostel up the road with ur hostel card.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

26 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice and clean rooms

Disliked: Someone entered our room by mistake as the keys matched.

88.6%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

25 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: atmosphere, location, staff helpfulness, cards with offer for museums and other

Disliked: a bit cold at night, could have used an extra blanket

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

21 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good common meeting place which is big enough and good to socialise. Beds were single and they provided bedsheets. Showers and toilets were rather clean too.

Disliked: No wifi connection from the rooms.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

14 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Beautiful atmosphere.

Disliked: The behaviour of the most of employees.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

09 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Exelent,central location, 2 mInutes walking from Tacheles. Good coffee!!!!

Disliked: Toilets could be cleaner but nothing serious

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

01 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Funky bar, decent breakfast

Disliked: Few showers per floor

100.0%
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Gaurav Singh

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

20 February 2011 Gaurav would recommend this property

Liked: LOCATION BAR WIFI

Disliked: Nothing

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

09 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good atmosphere

Disliked: NA

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
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Kevin Jacob

With friends / other travellers

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

04 February 2011 Kevin would recommend this property

Liked: It's location is excellent and the atmosphere is very friendly and relaxing.

Disliked: Nothing

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Michele Carilo

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

24 January 2011 Michele would recommend this property

Liked: Great place to stay with a very good and friendly staff

Disliked: Some bathrooms are shared between men and women.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

22 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Place, price, clean.

Disliked: No parties, no fun at the bar.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

07 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: it was cheap, the location ir great is you want to keep to eastern berlin

Disliked: there was only one shower in the dorm, which can probably be a problem when the place is full, also the shower is double and doesn't have a lock

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

27 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was located in the heart of town. Within walking distance to Museum Island and the Berliner Dome. You could also get to the Brandenburg Gate within a 20 minute walk. The hostel was also fairly interesting. You picked your own bed from one of the 3 or 4 rooms. Each room had about 20 beds in it. You could also rent a lock and toss your stuff in a locker.

Disliked: I think there was only one bathroom for all the rooms. The mens one smelled aweful. It also could be a hassel to get into the shower since there was only one shower in the bathroom. I was traveling in a slow time of year but there were times I had to wait for another person to finish or another person was waiting for me to finish.

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

Elizabeth Vogel

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

16 December 2010 Elizabeth would recommend this property

Liked: Free wi-fi (only in common area), large room size & bathroom size.

Disliked: The room card sometimes didn't work & you had to try it a million times before you could finally get into the room.

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

Megan Condie

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

14 December 2010 Megan would recommend this property

Liked: Within walking distance to Brandenburg Gate, Gerdarmenmarkt, Museum Island etc. Also very close to two train stations. The staff were very friendly and helpful and even gave me breakfast for free. Dorms were toasty warm even though it was very cold outside, spacious and had plenty of lockers. Dorms are a mix of bunks and single beds which I liked because climbing a ladder after a big night out in Berlin is challenging! No eating or drinking in the rooms, but that's ok because you can do it in the bar downstairs, even allowed to bring in drinks you've bought elsewhere. Also love free wifi! Was also able to easily meet other travelers in the bar.

Disliked: Showers turns off after every 20 seconds.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

07 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean, comfotable place. But most importantly, a great location, and a great price.

Disliked: The bathroom was fairly small

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife
Visiting friends or family
Romantic getaway

05 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: lively atmosphere, some interior decorations, breakfast, location.

Disliked: late check-in, but it's not realy bad.

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

Paloma Domingues

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

03 December 2010 Paloma would recommend this property

Liked: The location is fantastic and the breakfast in the morning was reaaaaaally nice! There is hot water everytime and the shower is very powerful. There is a nice bar at night (and is far from the dorms, so people who want to sleep don't hear anything at all!) Definetelly, was the best hostel I have ever been!!!

Disliked: The key card wasn't working very well and I didn't like the fact of having 2 showers together in the ladies bathroom. It would give us more privice if they were separeted. I also think that the bathrooms of the mega dorm could be cleaned more often (sometimes the drain was blocked and the water flood)


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