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Featured Hostels in Berlin

Heart of Gold Hostel Berlin
1.5 out of 5
Johannisstr. 11, Berlin, BE
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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! (167 reviews)

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

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2019

Heart of Gold Hostel Berlin
one80º Hostel Berlin
2 out of 5
Otto-Braun-Strasse 65, Berlin, BE
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $73 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5

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
Grand Hostel Berlin Classic
2 out of 5
Tempelhofer Ufer 14, Berlin, BE
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The price is $63 per night from Dec 21 to Dec 22

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
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Generator Berlin Mitte
1 out of 5
Oranienburger Strasse 65, Berlin, BE
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The price is $51 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7

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
St Christopher's Berlin Mitte
3.5 out of 5
Ziegelstraße 28, Berlin, Berlin
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $39 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5

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
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! (113 reviews)

"Great and clean - quiet !"…"

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2020

St Christopher's Berlin Alexanderplatz
Generator Berlin Prenzlauer Berg
2 out of 5
Storkower Strasse 160, Berlin, BE
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The price is $44 per night from Dec 9 to Dec 10

Located in Prenzlauer Berg, this hostel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Velodrom, Mercedes-Benz Arena, and Alexanderplatz. East Side Gallery and Berlin TV Tower are ...

3.5/5Good! (979 reviews)
Clean and cheap

"Good, clean and cheap. Sketchy people though staying there so just be careful other than that its totally fine."…"

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2020

Generator Berlin Prenzlauer Berg
Singer109 Hostel
2 out of 5
Singerstr. 109, Berlin
The price is $49 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5

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
Sunflower Hostel Berlin
1 out of 5
Helsingforser Str. 17, Berlin, BE
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The price is $37 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7

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
Ootel.co
Allee der Kosmonauten 32, Berlin, Berlin
The price is $37 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 6

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 (169 reviews)

"Good enough for this money"…"

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

Ootel.co
Design Hostel P182
2 out of 5
Potsdamer Straße 182, Berlin
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Located in Schoeneberg, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of German Museum of Technology and Kurfürstendamm. Berlin Zoological Garden and Friedrichstrasse are ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (119 reviews)

"Very good impression. Enjoyed🙂"…"

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

Design Hostel P182
citystay Hostel Berlin
2 out of 5
Rosenstraße 16, Berlin, BE
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Located in Mitte, this hostel is steps from Berlin Dungeon and Aquadom. Berlin TV Tower and DDR Museum are also within 5 minutes. Hackescher Markt Station is ...

3.6/5Good! (150 reviews)

"Clean and friendly staff. Easy check in snd check out"…"

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2020

citystay Hostel Berlin
The Circus Hostel
2 out of 5
Weinbergsweg 1a, Berlin, BE
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The price is $18 per night from Dec 22 to Dec 23

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
CLUB Lodges Berlin Mitte - Hostel
2 out of 5
Caroline-Michaelis-Straße 8, Berlin
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Located in Mitte, this beach hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Visitor center of the Berlin Wall Memorial and Berlin Wall Memorial. Friedrichstrasse and Charite ...

3.8/5Good! (190 reviews)
Berlin Stay

"Haven’t stayed in many hostels in my time but this was ok for a one night stay. The rooms where adequate but with 4 beds and 4 people It would have been squeeze. But it is a backpackers so I guess that’s ok. The bar and food available where adequate and it was walkable to a lot of attractions."…"

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019

CLUB Lodges Berlin Mitte - Hostel
Easy Lodges
1.5 out of 5
Columbiadamm 160, Berlin
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The price is $36 per night from Dec 3 to Dec 4

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 ...

2.9/5 (24 reviews)
Cute pods

"Really good location - 15 minute walk to the underground that took you straight into the centre. The pods were really cute and had good heating systems in them. The beds were a bit hard and as they were a metal framed bunkbed style creaked a lot. There were 2 toilets and 5 showers so it wasn’t too ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2019

Easy Lodges
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 $36 per night from Jan 1 to Jan 2

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
Metropol Hostel Berlin
2 out of 5
Mehringdamm 32, Berlin, BE
The price is $18 per night from Dec 3 to Dec 4

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
Amstel House Hostel Berlin
2 out of 5
Waldenserstr. 31, Berlin, BE
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The price is $42 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5

Located in Mitte, this hostel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Victory Column, German Chancellery, and Berlin Zoological Garden. Reichstag Building and Brandenburg Gate ...

3.9/5Very Good! (354 reviews)
Good connections and good breakfast-

"Excellent place, good connections with Ubahn and bus. The staff is really nice and helpful. Rooms are spacious and comfortable, but it just needs to be better well kept."…"

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2019

Amstel House Hostel Berlin
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 ...

Gay Hostel - Caters to Gay Men
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Hotel Berlin, Berlin

Hotel Berlin, Berlin

4.5 out of 5
Lützowplatz 17, Berlin, BE
The price is $79 per night from Jan 2 to Jan 3
4.2/5Very Good! (2,893 reviews)

"I had a lovely stay here. Good location and modern hotel. Thought the hotel would be very touristic however all the rooms are so creatively decorated and very comfortable. Thank you for making the best out of managing covid 19 so professionally as well as providing comfort !"…"

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2020

Hotel Berlin, Berlin
Steigenberger Hotel Am Kanzleramt

Steigenberger Hotel Am Kanzleramt

4.5 out of 5
Ella-Trebe-Straße 5, Berlin, BE
The price is $115 per night from Jan 1 to Jan 2
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,663 reviews)

"Had a fantastic stay at the Steigenberger am Kanzleramt. Location is super convenient if you arrive at Berlin Central station. Check in was very fast. An Expedia Gold room upgrade was given without having to ask for it. The room was great. Spacious, stylish and looked brand new. The view was also ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2020

Steigenberger Hotel Am Kanzleramt
TITANIC Comfort Berlin Mitte

TITANIC Comfort Berlin Mitte

3.5 out of 5
Elisabeth-Mara-Strasse 4, Berlin
The price is $59 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5
4.2/5Very Good! (1,040 reviews)

"Brilliant Hotel, friendly staff great breakfast helpful nothing too much trouble"…"

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2020

TITANIC Comfort Berlin Mitte
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What Is a Hostel?

If you're looking for somewhere affordable to stay in Berlin, one of its 51 hostels could be a great option for you. These dorm-style accommodations come in many forms, but all of them have three main things in common:

  • Budget prices
  • A social atmosphere
  • Shared rooms (though many have private options too)

By staying at a hostel in Berlin, you can reduce your spending on accommodations and set aside more of your trip funds for exploring during your trip. You can check out the museums and other cultural highlights in this destination, as well as activities like shopping.

Hostels in Berlin

You might be wondering, what are the most popular hostels in Berlin? Based on reviews from our customers, these have the highest ratings:

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?

Good weather's always better when you're discovering new places, so here's some information that might be helpful:

  • The hottest months are typically July and August, while January and February 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 your interests, you might enjoy 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'll find the closest airport in Berlin (TXL-Tegel), 3.5 mi (5.6 km) from the city center. Another option is Berlin (SXF-Schoenefeld), which is 11 mi (17.7 km) away. Once you're on the ground, you might want to make use of public transit. You can walk to nearby metro stations including Hansaplatz U-Bahn, Bellevue S-Bahn, and Tiergarten S-Bahn. To explore more of the area, catch 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 lower cost, so you can save your budget for exploring. You can check out the museums and other cultural highlights in this destination, as well as activities like shopping.
What is a hostel?
These dorm-style accommodations come in many forms, but they all have three main qualities in common, including budget prices, a social atmosphere, and shared rooms (though many have private options too).
What are the best hostels in Berlin?
Based on reviews from our customers, these Berlin hostels have positive ratings: The Circus Hostel - Close to public transit, this property is within a 5-minute walk of Rosenthaler Place U-Bahn. You can take advantage of free WiFi and a restaurant, as well as a bar. You’ll find linens in all rooms. 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. 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. Easy Lodges - Close to public transit, this property is within a 10-minute walk of Boddinstrasse U-Bahn. Property features include free WiFi, a nightclub, and a restaurant. Rooms come with showers. CHECK IN HOSTEL - Located within a 5-minute walk of Friedrichstrasse. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a restaurant, and a shared/communal kitchen. Rooms come with TVs.
How many hostels should I expect to find in Berlin?
If you’re hoping to find an affordable place to stay in Berlin, one of Expedia’s 58 hostels might be a great choice.
When is the best time of year to stay in a hostel in Berlin?
Good weather’s definitely a plus when you’re discovering new places, so here are some stats about the seasons: 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?
In general, 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 and around Berlin in your back pocket to make the most of your stay: You can search for flights to the closest airport, which is Berlin (BER-Brandenburg), located 12.3 mi (19.8 km) away from the city center. After you’ve arrived, you may 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 surrounding area, catch a train at Berlin Zoological Garten Station, Berlin Central Station, or Potsdamer Platz Station.