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The Circus Hostel
2 out of 5
Weinbergsweg 1a, Berlin, BE
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The price is $24 per night from Feb 20 to Feb 21

Located in Mitte, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Torstrasse and Hackescher Markt. Friedrichstrasse and Berlin Wall Memorial are also within 15 minutes. ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (293 reviews)

"The fun and interesting decor. Staff were friendly and always helpful with our enquiries. Also gave us great suggestions on places to see and where to eat. Breakfast at hostel was plentiful and huge choices for EU5. Bathrooms were nice and clean. Bedroom was good and comfortable. Will definitely ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

The Circus Hostel
Generator Berlin Mitte
1 out of 5
Oranienburger Strasse 65, Berlin, BE
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The price is $48 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27

Located in Mitte, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Friedrichstrasse and Friedrichstadt-Palast. DDR Museum and Hackescher Markt are also within 15 minutes. ...

4.1/5Very Good! (798 reviews)

"Staff was really friendly and helpful they are lovely. But 8mixed room bathroom's smell was bad... I don't know why even no one use it but always smell was remain in there.."…"

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2020

Generator Berlin Mitte
Ootel.co
Allee der Kosmonauten 32, Berlin, Berlin
The price is $30 per night from Jan 27 to Jan 28

Located in Marzahn, this hostel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Alexanderplatz, DDR Museum, and Berlin TV Tower. Berlin Wall Memorial and Gendarmenmarkt are also within ...

2/5 (170 reviews)

"Good enough for this money"…"

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

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1.5 out of 5
Columbiadamm 160, Berlin
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The price is $33 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27

Located in Neukoelln, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Huxley's Neue Welt and Columbiahalle. East Side Gallery and Friedrichstrasse are also within 3 mi ...

3/5 (25 reviews)
Dog friendly place

"It is a simple and nice accomodation for low budgets, right behind the Tempelhofer Feld. Very dog friendly!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2020

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1 out of 5
Markgrafenstr. 68, Berlin, BE
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The price is $60 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27

Located in Kreuzberg, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Friedrichstrasse, Checkpoint Charlie Museum, and Checkpoint Charlie. Gendarmenmarkt and Konzerthaus ...

3.3/5 (160 reviews)
no way

"Was very last minute and cheap but it was very disgusting and the showers just no"…"

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2020

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one80º Hostel Berlin
2 out of 5
Otto-Braun-Strasse 65, Berlin, BE
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The price is $81 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27

Located in Mitte, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Torstrasse and Alexanderplatz. Berlin TV Tower and DDR Museum are also within 1 mi (2 km). Schillingstrasse ...

4/5Very Good! (989 reviews)

"Good value for the price. Clean room, decent beds."…"

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2020

one80º Hostel Berlin
St Christopher's Berlin Mitte
3.5 out of 5
Ziegelstraße 28, Berlin, Berlin
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Located in Mitte, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Friedrichstrasse and Friedrichstadt-Palast. DDR Museum and Humboldt University are also within 15 ...

4.1/5Very Good! (16 reviews)

"Excellent location Lively bar restaurant Friendly staff"…"

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2019

St Christopher's Berlin Mitte
Gay Hostel - Caters to Gay Men
2 out of 5
Motzstr. 28, Berlin, BE
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Located in Schoeneberg, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Kurfürstendamm and Department Store of the West. Berlin Zoological Garden and Kaiser Wilhelm ...

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enjoy hostel Berlin City West
2 out of 5
Kalischer Str. 38, Berlin
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The price is $44 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29

Located in Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf, this hostel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Kurfürstendamm, Berlin Zoological Garden, and Messe Berlin. Theatre of the West and ...

4.1/5Very Good! (95 reviews)

"Hostel was extremely clean and staff really helpful."…"

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2020

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Heart of Gold Hostel Berlin
1.5 out of 5
Johannisstr. 11, Berlin, BE
The price is $20 per night from Feb 22 to Feb 23

Located in Mitte, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Friedrichstrasse and Friedrichstadt-Palast. DDR Museum and Humboldt University are also within 15 ...

4.1/5Very Good! (170 reviews)

"Great place,great people,great 3 days spent here"…"

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2019

Heart of Gold Hostel Berlin
St Christopher's Berlin Alexanderplatz
2 out of 5
Rosa-Luxemburg-Strasse 39-41, Berlin, BE
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Located in Mitte, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Alexanderplatz and Berlin TV Tower. Museum Island (Museumsinsel) and Brandenburg Gate are also within ...

4/5Very Good! (114 reviews)

"Great and clean - quiet !"…"

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2020

St Christopher's Berlin Alexanderplatz
Grand Hostel Berlin Classic
2 out of 5
Tempelhofer Ufer 14, Berlin, BE
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The price is $63 per night from Feb 7 to Feb 8

Located in Kreuzberg, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of German Museum of Technology and Tempodrom. Friedrichstrasse and Checkpoint Charlie Museum are ...

4.3/5Excellent! (188 reviews)

"Sparkly clean, friendly and helpful staff, spacious beds and dorm, high celing (the hostel is retro-fitted in an old looking building), easy and smooth check in and out, firm and comfortable beds (yes, beds again), 3 mins walk to the closest U Bahn, and I had a Glühwein upon arrival on the house. ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2020

Grand Hostel Berlin Classic
Sunflower Hostel Berlin
1 out of 5
Helsingforser Str. 17, Berlin, BE
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The price is $37 per night from Feb 15 to Feb 16

Located in Friedrichshain, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Mercedes-Benz Arena, East Side Gallery, and Oberbaum Bridge. Alexanderplatz and Berlin TV ...

3.9/5Very Good! (161 reviews)

"good place"…"

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2020

Sunflower Hostel Berlin
Metropol Hostel Berlin
2 out of 5
Mehringdamm 32, Berlin, BE
The price is $18 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27

Located in Kreuzberg, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of German Museum of Technology, Friedrichstrasse, and Checkpoint Charlie Museum. Checkpoint Charlie and ...

3.2/5 (152 reviews)
Do not go there

"Worst odor ever possible"…"

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2019

Metropol Hostel Berlin
RixHouse - Hostel
2 out of 5
Richardstraße 1, Berlin
The price is $64 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27

Located in Neukoelln, this hostel is 2.5 mi (4 km) from Tempelhof Park and within 6 mi (10 km) of Checkpoint Charlie Museum and Potsdamer Platz. Gendarmenmarkt ...

3.7/5Good! (6 reviews)

"praktische unkomplizierte unterkunft in verkehrsgünstiger lage in neukölln"…"

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2019

RixHouse - Hostel
Holi Hostel Hotel
2 out of 5
Wönnichstr. 69-71, Berlin, BE
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The price is $32 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29

Located in Lichtenberg, this hostel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Tierpark Berlin, East Side Gallery, and Mercedes-Benz Arena. Oberbaum Bridge is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) ...

4.3/5Excellent! (110 reviews)

"Location: 10min walk from Lichtenburg S+U, N94 stops nearby. Very close to REWE supermarket, open Mo-Sa 7-23.30! Booked a room with shared WC, bathroom was ok and clean, number of WCs may not be enough during high season. Room simple but modern, no fridge in rooms/on floor. Breakfast ok, served between ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2019

Holi Hostel Hotel
Jugendherberge Berlin-International - Hostel
2 out of 5
Kluckstrasse 3, Berlin, BE
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The price is $32 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2

This family-friendly Berlin hostel is located near the airport, within a 15-minute walk of Berlinale Palast, Kurfürstendamm, and Berliner Philharmonie. Potsdamer ...

3.9/5Good! (174 reviews)

"Great location, great room & breakfast available. Slightly concerned that 20 minutes after arriving to our room someone else unlocked our door and said they’d been assigned this room. After asking the staff what happened they said “it doesn’t usually happen” but never apologised"…"

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2019

Jugendherberge Berlin-International - Hostel
Hostel StayComfort Kreuzberg
1 out of 5
Schlesische Str. 22, Berlin
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Located in Kreuzberg, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Oberbaum Bridge and East Side Gallery. Mercedes-Benz Arena and Friedrichstrasse are also within ...

3.2/5 (26 reviews)
Good location, minimal comfort level

"Good location, minimal comfort level. It's not bad for overnight stays. The dormitory room doesn't have lockers for every guest. But there are extra lockers in the common area."…"

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2020

Hostel StayComfort Kreuzberg
HappyGoLucky Hotel & Hostel
2 out of 5
Stuttgarter Platz 17, Berlin
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The price is $23 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29

Located in Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Deutsche Oper Berlin, Kurfürstendamm, and Theatre of the West. Messe Berlin and Berlin ...

3.7/5Good! (209 reviews)

"It is in front of Charlottenburg train station for the DB S bahn and 5 minutes steps to the U bahn from the left side of the main door and the X109 buses from Tegal Airport just round the the corner, A few supermarket and food kiosk. They provide clean towels to every room in everyday, It will be ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2019

HappyGoLucky Hotel & Hostel
Singer109 Hostel
2 out of 5
Singerstr. 109, Berlin
The price is $49 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27

Located in Mitte, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Alexanderplatz and Berlin TV Tower. Gendarmenmarkt and Checkpoint Charlie Museum are also within 3 mi ...

4.3/5Excellent! (44 reviews)

"Hight cleanness good staff but internet connection was bad"…"

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2019

Singer109 Hostel
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The Mandala Suites Berlin

The Mandala Suites Berlin

4 out of 5
Friedrichstr.185-190, Berlin, BE
The price is $163 per night from Feb 5 to Feb 6
4.6/5Wonderful! (824 reviews)
Mandala Suites

"Excellent location in the centre of Berlin. All staff spoke excellent English. Comfortable bed and good shower. Everything very clean. The lounge section was not very comfortable or "lounge like", just a room with three single chairs and a desk."…"

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2020

The Mandala Suites Berlin
Hotel Berlin, Berlin

Hotel Berlin, Berlin

4.5 out of 5
Lützowplatz 17, Berlin, BE
The price is $82 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27
4.2/5Very Good! (2,886 reviews)
stylish decor!

"Stylish decor, good location, a little noisy from folks in room above us...... would recommend"…"

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020

Hotel Berlin, Berlin
Hotel Adlon Kempinski

Hotel Adlon Kempinski

5 out of 5
Unter Den Linden 77, Berlin, BE
The price is $303 per night from Feb 15 to Feb 16
4.7/5Exceptional! (996 reviews)

"A truly superb hotel - utterly flawless"…"

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2020

Hotel Adlon Kempinski
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What Is a Hostel?

If you're in the market for an affordable place to stay in Berlin, one of its 51 hostels might be a great option for you. No two hostels look identical, but these dorm-style accommodations all have the following:

  • Shared rooms (though many hostels also have private rooms)
  • Low prices
  • A social atmosphere

Hostels are a great way to stay in Berlin for a good value, so you can save more for sightseeing. You can check out the museums and other cultural highlights in this destination, as well as activities like shopping.

Hostels in Berlin

Ready to book a hostel in town? These ones get the highest reviews from our customers and might be a good place to start looking:

Cityhostel Berlin Mitte - Close to public transit, this property is within a 5-minute walk of Mohrenstrasse U-Bahn and City Center U-Bahn. You can take advantage of free WiFi and a bar, as well as a 24-hour front desk. Rooms come with showers.

Generator Berlin Prenzlauer Berg - 2-minute walk from Landsberger Allee Station for easy access to public transit. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a restaurant, and a bar. Rooms come with linens.

The Circus Hostel - Close to public transit, this property is within a 5-minute walk of Rosenthaler Place U-Bahn. Property features include free WiFi, a restaurant, and a bar.

Generator Berlin Mitte - 2-minute walk from Oranienburger Straße S-Bahn for easy access to public transit. Property features include free WiFi, a restaurant, and a bar. You'll find showers and linens in all rooms.

Amstel House Hostel Berlin - Close to public transit, this property is within a 10-minute walk of Turmstrasse U-Bahn and Birkenstrasse U-Bahn. Property features include free WiFi, a bar, and a shared/communal kitchen. You'll find showers and desks in all rooms.

When Is the Best Time to Visit Berlin?

The weather can be a big factor when you want to venture out and explore, so here's a little information about the seasons:

  • The hottest months are typically July and August, while February and January are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 51° F and nighttime temperatures average 27° F
  • April-June: 72° F is the daytime average and 37° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 74° F and nighttime averages are around 48° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 61° F during the day and 29° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 23.74 inches in a year

What Can I Do in Berlin?

Depending on how you want to spend your time, you might like these places to visit:

Top Sights
  • Reichstag Building
  • Brandenburg Gate
  • Checkpoint Charlie Museum
Natural Features
  • Tiergarten Park
  • Gleisdreieck Park
  • Lustgarten
Cultural Attractions
  • Museum Island
  • DDR Museum
  • Grips-Theater

Generally, Berlin is known for its:

  • Museums
  • Architecture
  • Monuments
  • Shopping
  • Art
  • Theater
  • Restaurants

How to Get to Berlin and Around the Area

You can search for flights to the nearest airport in Berlin (TXL-Tegel), located 3.5 mi (5.6 km) from the city center. An alternative is Berlin (SXF-Schoenefeld), located 11 mi (17.7 km) away. When you're out and about, you may want to use public transit to get around. You can access metro transit at Hansaplatz U-Bahn, Bellevue S-Bahn, and Tiergarten S-Bahn. To explore more of the surrounding area, hop on a train at Berlin Zoological Garten Station, Berlin Central Station, or Potsdamer Platz Station.

Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Berlin?
Hostels are a great way to stay for a good value, so you can save your budget for going out. You can check out this destination’s cultural highlights, such as its museums and monuments.
What is a hostel?
No two hostels look exactly alike, but these dormitory-style accommodations all offer shared rooms (though many hostels also have private rooms), low prices, and a social environment.
What are the best hostels in Berlin?
Ready to book a hostel in town? These options have the highest reviews from our guests and might be a good place to start: Generator Berlin Mitte - 2-minute walk from Oranienburger Straße S-Bahn for easy access to public transit. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a restaurant, and a bar. Rooms come with showers. HappyGoLucky Hotel & Hostel - Close to public transit, this property is within a 5-minute walk of Charlottenburg S-Bahn and Wilmersdorfer Strasse U-Bahn. You can take advantage of free WiFi and a 24-hour front desk, as well as tour/ticket assistance. Rooms come with showers. Ootel.co - Close to public transit, this property is within a 10-minute walk of Springpfuhl Station. You can take advantage of free WiFi and free parking, as well as a restaurant. You’ll find towels, showers, and lockers in all rooms. The Circus Hostel - Close to public transit, this property is within a 5-minute walk of Rosenthaler Place U-Bahn. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a restaurant, and a bar. Rooms come with linens. Generator Berlin Prenzlauer Berg - 2-minute walk from Landsberger Allee Station for easy access to public transit. Property features include free WiFi, free parking, and a restaurant. Rooms come with linens.
How many hostels are there in Berlin?
If you’re in the market for a low-cost place to stay in Berlin, one of Expedia’s 59 hostels could be a great choice for you.
When is the best time of year to stay in a hostel in Berlin?
Good weather’s always better when you’re experiencing new places, so here are some stats that might be helpful: The hottest months are usually July and August with an average temp of 63°F, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 34°F. Average annual precipitation for Berlin is 1 inches.
What is there to see and do in Berlin?
Overall, Berlin is known for its museums, architecture, and monuments. Major attractions include Berlin Zoological Garden, Reichstag Building, and Potsdamer Platz. Get out into nature with places like Botanical Garden, Mueggelsee, and Mauerpark. Cultural attractions include Checkpoint Charlie Museum, DDR Museum, and Waldbuhne.
What's the best way to get to and around Berlin while staying at a hostel?
Keep this information about transit options in Berlin on hand to make the most of your stay: You can search for flights to the closest airport, which is Berlin (BER-Brandenburg), 12.3 mi (19.8 km) away. When you’re out and about, you might want to make use of public transit. Take advantage of metro transit at Hansaplatz U-Bahn, Bellevue S-Bahn, and Tiergarten S-Bahn. To see more of the area, catch a train at Berlin Zoological Garten Station, Berlin Central Station, or Potsdamer Platz Station.