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Reviews of Circus Hostel

Hostel | Weinbergsweg 1a, Berlin, Germany 10119

92.2% Overall Rating

177 out of 180 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (11/03/2015)

"The location is good, close to the U Bahn. They also have a brewery undeground. I tried the beer and I liked it. The room I stayed in was very spacious. The bathrooms are spacious enough and clean."

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Facilities

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

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast USD 5.48
  • Towel USD 1.10

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

Important Information

“On the 14th December 2013 the Berlin Senate decided to instigate a “City Tax” for overnight stays in the city, to come into effect on the 1st January 2014. Prices do not include the City Tax on private overnight stays in the city. The City Tax is 5% of the overnight price of all bookings made after 1st January 2014.”

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92.2%

Overall Rating

177 out of 180 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Circus Hostel'

Atmosphere
88.0%
Location
93.6%
Facilities
92.0%
Cleanliness
96.8%
Staff
94.4%
Value
85.6%
Safety
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

16 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent and friendly service, great atmosphere, clean rooms and the breakfast is fantastic value.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

97.1%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

12 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Cleanliness, 24 hour reception, there always being something on offer

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Meaghan Li

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

15 September 2013 Meaghan would recommend this property

Liked: Huge, spacious rooms with comfortable beds. Incredibly friendly and charming staff. Nice bar with cheap drinks during Happy Hour. They provide free dinner which is delicious. Luggage room consists of huge locked cabinets. Located right next to the Metro and surrounded by restaurants

Disliked: Meaghan left no negative feedback.

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Andrew Tuson

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

31 August 2013 Andrew would recommend this property

Liked: Outstanding...

Disliked: Nothing.

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Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

23 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Lots of freebies- dinner, occasional beer, great tours. Fantastic facilities and an overall great atmosphere.

Disliked: Nothing!

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Chris McDonald

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

14 August 2013 Chris would recommend this property

Liked: Really cool theme. Free dinner was nice as a money saver. And the 5 euro all you can eat breakfast was fantastic. Always things going on, such as a Monday night there's a free keg of beer at the bar downstairs.

Disliked: Nothing

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Drew Harden

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

10 August 2013 Drew would recommend this property

Liked: Great hostel, really easy to meet people. Putting an electrical outlet in the lockers is an awesome little feature I haven't seen anywhere else.

Disliked: Drew left no negative feedback.

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Benjamin Lyons

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

08 August 2013 Benjamin would recommend this property

Liked: really cool hostel. very social atmosphere and good for partying. breakfast is 5 euros but is all you can eat and amazing and doesnt finish until 1pm, and dinners are included. great loaction, friendly staff and rooms are spacious and social

Disliked: it can be a bit loud in the morning due to the trams, but this didnt bother me too much

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

05 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent city hostel all round.

Disliked: It was noisy as we had to leave the windows open due to the heat.

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Customer review

Alone

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

04 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Fantastic location, very easy to get to any of the major sights in Berlin. Very modern and clean hostel with some nice features such as individual lockers by each bed for valuables. Helpful staff.

Disliked: Limited wifi in rooms, rather noisy if you find yourself in a dorm room on the corner of the building in hot weather and your fellow travellers insist on leaving the room windows open at night.

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Customer review

Alone

City break

01 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, reasonably new condition of building. Maintained well. Good value breakfast.

Disliked: Location, in that there is a tram stop right outside the hostel. Also a lot of sirens blaring in the area throughout the night. It's a good area to stay in, just not in this particular spot on a main intersection. Also, no air conditioning, so really really hot during summer. Having to keep windows open lets in all the noise from people drinking outside and trams/sirens. No common room to hang out in, or Kitchen.

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Sheree considine

Alone

Partying / nightlife

28 July 2013 Sheree would recommend this property

Liked: Location, and common areas

Disliked: No wifi in rooms, no aircon or fans in room

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

19 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly staff, clean, nice neighborhood, easy to meet new people.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

16 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great atmosphere - good for meeting people. Great breakfast for only a few euro. Little ideas like a power point inside the locker make things easy. Good bar - easy location to get around.

Disliked: Nothing

91.4%
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ya-wen shih

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 July 2013 ya-wen would recommend this property

Liked: clean, safe, and good staff

Disliked: wi-fi not always good in the room

91.4%
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Adam Kaplan

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

10 July 2013 Adam would recommend this property

Liked: The bar downstairs was a nice way to start each evening, and the hostel is located centrally enough to easily get to a lot of bars/pubs/attractions. The beds are comfortable, the rooms are big, and the lockers next to each bed were very nice.

Disliked: The Wifi was awful: It only worked sporadically in the lobby, despite Wifi being advertised in the rooms. In addition, when I informed the staff about the problem, they blamed it on my computer. Other than the problems with the Wifi, Circus was great.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

04 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The best hostel I've stayed at. Facilties were clean and spacious. Each bed had its own light and a small locker with an outlet inside, and additional luggage could be secured in large lockers located in the basement. We took advantage of a free (pay what you're willing) walking tour that left from the hostel and the free dinner, which was small but tasty. The bar downstairs had great happy hour prices and was a great place to meet fellow travelers, with free events every night. A 24-hour convenience store across the street, decent wifi, and staff available to answer questions or give suggestions anytime. An excellent hostel in every regard.

Disliked: No complaints.

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Tania Coleman

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

15 June 2013 Tania would recommend this property

Liked: Everything, it was such a great location, great clean and bright rooms and friendly staff and free dinner.

Disliked: expensive water, definitely purchase outside the hostel, other than that I loved it no complaints

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Sergio Manrique

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

11 June 2013 Sergio would recommend this property

Liked: They have a great environment, if you are traveling on your own it's try easy to find other travelers.

Disliked: It is pretty noisy, particularly in the lower floors. It is really hard to sleep at night sometimes because of the noises from the cars

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

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

06 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It certainly has character. There are common areas, such as the bar. They rather smartly have plug sockets in the lockers! Bravo. Spacious rooms with tables and chairs to lay things on. Friendly staff.

Disliked: The scattered arrangement of the common areas makes it a little harder to mingle and create atmosphere, though it is still possible. Not much wrong with the place, in all honesty. Perhaps breakfast included, for the price?

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

29 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Circus was so great, everything really was almost brand new! We went on the free walking tour they have partnered with and it was great too, super helpful and informational on where to go. Loved the free dinner, even though it was very basic.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Ruzzel Bonus

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

19 May 2013 Ruzzel would recommend this property

Liked: Spacious dorm rooms. Wall plug was inside the locker. Free dinner every night. Goldman's bar just at the basement.

Disliked: Nothing

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

16 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Circus hostel had lots of amazing little bits and pieces that really helped to make you feel at home. There were lockable cubby holes that had electrical sockets inside of them and the beds were very comfortable. At first I thought it would be a problem how few toilets and showers there were but there was never a line, so it all worked out perfectly. The free dinner was good and the breakfast prices were reasonable.

Disliked: Nothing.

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Llewell Siow

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

10 May 2013 Llewell would recommend this property

Liked: great location, easily accessible public transport going around Berlin. great team at the reception with lots of information and tips for touring Berlin.

Disliked: Llewell left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

10 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I have probably stayed in hostels in 30 or so cities, and this is the best I have experienced. Hats off to the management and staff.

Disliked: None


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