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Reviews of A&O Berlin Friedrichshain

Hostel | Boxhagener Straße 73, Berlin, Germany 10245

78.6% Overall Rating

282 out of 336 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (11/02/2014)

"It was really centrally located, rooms were comfortable and clean and a good size."

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Bicycle hire
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry service
  • Bar(s)
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Elevator / lift(s)
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Pets allowed
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast USD 8.29
  • Linen USD 4.15
  • Towel USD 1.38

What's Included

  • Luggage Room

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78.6%

Overall Rating

282 out of 336 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'A&O Berlin Friedrichshain'

Atmosphere
69.6%
Location
89.6%
Facilities
72.0%
Cleanliness
80.8%
Staff
74.4%
Value
80.0%
Safety
84.0%
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77.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Work / volunteering

11 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was really centrally located, rooms were comfortable and clean and a good size.

Disliked: Lacking in personality

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

City break

18 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, right next to Ostkreuz, near lots of good clubs. A cheap area with loads of cool bars and places to eat. The bar staff were really friendly and its small enough so that you can meet loads of other people. The pillows were huge and really comfy.

Disliked: The receptionist was kind of moody but that was it

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

Michael DeVivo

Alone

Events / festivals

02 January 2014 Michael would recommend this property

Liked: The artwork in the rooms is truly unique and enjoyable. The bar atmosphere was nice. The kitchen option was good as well. Beds were comfy, but sheets were extra

Disliked: Shared bathrooms were somewhat dirty, no internet in the actual rooms, not many outlets, squeaky old beds, and not much space in the common room

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

12 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Pros: - University campus style layout - Spacious large rooms - Good, cheap location not far from tram stop

Disliked: Cons: - Lack of shower curtains. Bit weird. No? - Wifi limited to just the common room and reception area - Have to buy bedding.

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Visiting friends or family

06 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly atmosphere, nice neighbourhood

Disliked: Variable prices every night are confusing, rooms were dirty (though I realise this is as much the fault of other residents as staff)

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

03 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent and cheap italian place next door with pizzas and pastas from 2.50 up to 3.50, and a cocktail place on other side with cocktails for 3.50 which can be for takeaway (given in plastic cup). Also Lidl very close.

Disliked: The individual showers have no doors, instead half of where a door would go is wall and half is an empty gap you have to squeeze in via, would not suit fat people. Showers could also do with a good attack of bleach/mould killer.

48.6%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

shadiya chaib

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

23 July 2013

Liked: absolutely nothing

Disliked: Where do I start. Staff at the desk were very rude and unhelpful, one girl explained to me that I must pay for linen (something they should highlight) then let me leave without explaining where to get it or wether someone would put it in the dorm room. I had a suitcase and had to lug it on 5 floors to then discover we were on the same floor as the school groups. The hallway smelt so bad I cant even explain. Then, we get home at night and security had closed all our windows and only had small windows open at the top of the room, it was like being in a sauna, this was due to other immature guests throwing bottles out of the window. It was around 30 degrees that day so you could imagine how hot the room was in a 8 bed dorm. The showers offer absolutely no privacy, the doors are completely see through and there is no where to get dressed. The shower only turns on for 10 seconds at a time. You need to pay for the computers at the lobby, there was never anyone around and when they were they were rude and unhelpful. I would literally rather stay in a squat house if I ever go back to Berlin.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

05 January 2013

Liked: Nothing !

Disliked: The decoration in the room was horrible (with beatles painted on the wall) !! Also, that's supposed to be a youth hostel but the atmosphere was cold, people staying there were not friendly and the beatles on the room wall didn't help ! We felt oppressed in this hostel ... This is not a youth hostel but a real hotel where people can't meet and share a good experience !

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

Customer review

As a family with children

Family Holiday

15 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nil

Disliked: Nil

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Visiting friends or family

23 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The very nice and welcoming staff, the cosy atmosphere, the cleaniness and facilities. Very good location: close to public transport and situated in a friendly and outgoing area.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

09 July 2012

Liked: nice common area

Disliked: locked windows!

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

orlando gonzalez

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

08 July 2012 orlando would recommend this property

Liked: It is ample, clean and has many facilities. Besides, it is located in a quarter with lots of bars and restaurants.

Disliked: All goo.

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

Susan Webb

With friends / other travellers

City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

04 May 2012 Susan would recommend this property

Liked: My friend and I stayed in a twin bed private room with a private bathroom in May. It was a very bright and clean room with a really clean bathroom, towels, hairdryer, etc. The staff were very helpful and spoke excellent English. It is about a 5 minute walk to Ostkreuz station so is in a great location to easily access the rest of the city. For the cost it is fantastic value for money.

Disliked: No bad comments!

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

10 November 2011

Liked: -Good entertainment facilities -Formality

Disliked: -No sheets,towels -At least breakfast had to be included to the charge -Bathroom doors not available !

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

16 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Lots of activities on offer with nice garden and good bar.

Disliked: The dorm rooms weren't kept very clean.

34.3%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

08 August 2011

Liked: Some of the staff were nice.

Disliked: This can be a very frustrating place to stay as everything costs extra and not many things work.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

05 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the rooms, bathroom, bar and common room

Disliked: kind of hard to find

51.4%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Steffen Spee

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

26 April 2011

Liked: The location was good, there were lots of bars, restaurants.

Disliked: It was to noisy.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

24 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: nice location, quiet

Disliked: not may guests, little networking opp..

54.3%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 20%

Marina Lavastrou

Alone

Business / conference
City break
Sightseeing & culture

15 November 2010

Liked: Just location

Disliked: Many things... I have to pay for many services that was unfair: LINNEN, TOWELS, WI-FI!!! (the worst!). The room on a 4th floor without elevator, just amazing. And of course, nobody helps you wiht your luggage. Other thing, just one plug to switch all your stuffs in a room per 6 persons!! A kind of camping...

71.4%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Graham Morrison

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

14 October 2010

Liked: Cheapest bed in Berlin, and in a good neighbourhood for cheap food and drink.

Disliked: The Ryanair of hostels! The bed itself was cheap but every possible extra was charged for - linen, internet, breakfast. The showers were very "institutional" - a bit rubbish. The bar was more expensive than the one just round the corner (which also had free internet...). Also, the place was full of school trips.

51.4%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 20%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

02 October 2010

Liked: I enjoyed the area this hostel was in very much.

Disliked: I disliked how impersonal the hostel was. It could house several hundred people and there was no sense of character about the place. I also disliked how everything extra cost money, sheets, food (there was no kitchen space to use at all) drinks and laundry were overpriced.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Michal Bodnár

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

29 September 2010 Michal would recommend this property

Liked: I liked an atmosphere there - many young people at one place, most of them only travelling through Europe and enjoying their life :)

Disliked: I did not like that internet was not free of charge. Also when I bought a half-hour admission to the internet, the connectivity was very unstable and I had to wait sometimes more than 5 minutes to proceed to some website.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

01 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good location (S-Bahn and partylocations), breakfast great!!, Café very recommendable (try the hot chocolate!!!!!)

Disliked: anoying showers, transperant showerdoors (but in general you can take a shower without big problems)

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

Kitty Radojev

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

01 September 2010 Kitty would recommend this property

Liked: You felt very secure, the communual areas were nice, it was nice to be close to a train station

Disliked: That there was no lift even though some of the dorms are up four floors of three sets of stairs!


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