3 Best Hostels in Berlin, Germany - From Industrial Chic, Hipsters and joining the CircusWelcome to the 3 best hostels in Berlin in Germany. The German capital is on your bucket list for your Europe trip for sure, no way around it. It goes along with Amsterdam, Paris, Rome, London and Barcelona.

This is your guide to the coolest, most amazing, top hostels in Berlin; You will love these places!

We searched high and low and found you the coolest hostels in Berlin. We found one 5 Star Hostel, creative boutique hostels, chill-out places and party hostels.

This guide is perfect for YOU, when …

  • tired of bad and crappy hostels
  • want to avoid the “young party kids”
  • happy to spend 1-2€ for a better experience

There’s a real mix of art, history and modern architecture found among the streets here. Perfect for travellers looking to learn and have a generally great time.

Looking for 5 Star Hostels? You’re in luck! Wallyard Concept Hostel is, in fact, the only 5 star hostel in Berlin.

Also, check out our 3 best hostels in Munich guide if you’re exploring more of Germany.

In this Berlin Hostel guide we cover:

Quick Introduction to Berlin Hostels

Average price for a bed: A bed in a dorm can be as cheap as 9€ up to 19€ per night. Hostels in Berlin can be quite cheap when choosing dorms. This is a rough average to give you an idea. Prices always depend on season and holidays.

Please always check exact rates on Hostelworld.com or Booking.com.

Check-In and Check Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3pm), while the Check Out time is before 11:00 (11am). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.

Tourism Tax: Be aware that private rooms in Berlin incur an added tax. For example, there is a 5% city tax for private rooms at Wallyard Concept Hostel.

Private Rooms: be in the know by contacting your chosen hostel beforehand if you’re going to book a private room. Especially private rooms in cool hostels are hard to get in Berlin.

Fun Fact to “impress” your mates: Berlin dates back to the 13th century. Not sure why you need to know this…might work with the ladies/ guys…

New to Hostels? Read our full hostel starter guide here. We especially recommend to read:

3 Best Hostels in Berlin, Germany

Come on then, let’s not waste any more precious time. Let’s cut this short, here are the 3 best hostels in Berlin are:

  1. Wallyard Concept Hostel – for solo travellers
  2. The Circus Hostel – great for couples
  3. Grand Hostel Berlin Classic – top pick for female solo travellers

Let’s cut it even shorter: Wallyard Concept Hostel is the absolute BEST Hostel in Berlin. Keep reading.

1. Wallyard Concept Hostel (The 5 Star Hostel)

Alright, you made it that far and we want to make this really quick: Wallyard Concept Hostel is the coolest hostel in town. Period.

First up is a stylish boutique hostel, combining an industrial design with the hipster vibe of Berlin. Come on in and have a look at Wallyard Concept Hostel.

It’s the modern traveller that will surely love our chosen 5 Star Hostel in Berlin.

Wallyard is perched in central Berlin, nearby the Government quarter and Kreuzberg.

Good to know: Wallyard offers cheapest prices on their official website. If you book them, say hi from us, from Hostelgeeks :) It would mean the world to us!

Full review of Wallyard Concept Hostel

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld | Full Review | Official Website

The lounge and breakfast spot at Wallyard Concept Hostel

Wallyard Concept Hostel one of the best hostels in Berlin, Germany

There are double privates, mixed and female dorms available to choose from. All of them have a bold, minimalist design that we just love.

What else is there to get excited about?

  • A lounge + art salon
  • Bike Hire
  • A sunny backyard
  • Wallyard cafe + bar

Treat yourself to a Mama’s Breakfast Ole and a hot coffee to kick-start your day. The former-factory-spaces are a wonderful place to chill and mingle.

Note: groups larger than 6 are not accepted here.

We should mention that linen is not included here. Unusual we know, but that’s the way it is. Set aside an extra 3.90€ per bed.

Have a read of our full review of Wallyard Concept Hostel for even more reasons to book.

Wallyard Concept Hostel is the best hostel in Berlin for:

  • Female Solo-Travellers
  • Hipster Solo Travellers
  • Couples
  • Adults

Good to know: Wallyard offers cheapest prices on their official website. If you book them, say hi from us, from Hostelgeeks :) It would mean the world to us!

Full review of Wallyard Concept Hostel

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld | Full Review | Official Website

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2. The Circus Hostel (home-brewed craft beer)

The time has never been better to run away and join The Circus Hostel.

There really never is a dull moment here.

Once again we bring you a centrally located hostel surrounded by excellent bars, restaurants, museums and sights.

They offer everything from affordable dorm beds to entire apartments decorated in bright design.

In fact, Circus Hostel is more about private spaces than shared.

Book The Circus Hostel here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

The Circus Hostel one of the best hostels in Berlin, Germany

The Circus Hostel one of the best hostels in Berlin, Germany

The Circus Hostel one of the best hostels in Berlin, Germany

So for the travelling peeps out there that appreciate alone time, have a look at:

  • Circus Apartment (4 people)
  • Double Deluxe
  • Double private
  • Solo private

Otherwise, secure a bed in an 8-10 bed dorm and look forward to meeting new faces.

Want to hear something pretty cool? Always!

There is all all-you-can-eat buffet for as little as 5€ that’s available until 1 pm every day! This way you can enjoy a late night, a lay-in AND an excellent start to the day. Thanks, Circus!

The international team at Circus are well travelled and understand what it means to be a backpacker.

That’s why all of these lovely things exist here:

  • In-house bar + cafe
  • In-house microbrewery
  • 24-hour reception + no curfew
  • Bike rental
  • Events, sports, music, trivia nights
  • Free walking tour

Believe it or not, there is still more to mention. But I guess you’ll have to book a night (or three) to discover the rest.

The Circus Hostel is the best hostel in Berlin for:

  • Friends
  • Small Groups
Book The Circus Hostel here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

The Circus Hostel one of the best hostels in Berlin, Germany

3. Grand Hostel Berlin Classic (no bunks!)

Although not always easy to come by, it’s possible to enjoy guilt-free and affordable majestic luxury at Grand Hostel Berlin Classic.

The staff kick-start the experience with a super friendly welcome and continue to always be at hand during your stay.

If you want central, lively and historic; we’ve found the perfect option for you.

Book Grand Hostel Berlin Classic

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

Grand Hostel Berling Classic one of the best hostels in Berlin, Germany

So, of course, there are shared dorms here. But for a nice change you won’t be seeing any bunk beds, just free-standing solid single beds instead. Score!

Honestly, it’s like walking into a hotel room only bigger and more sociable.

Female solo travellers listen up: that little bit of added luxury is waiting for you in the single private option.

All private rooms at Grand Hostel include:

  • Free slippers
  • High-speed Wi-Fi
  • Linen, towel + mineral water
  • Pets allowed

You won’t have to go very far to have a good time – just head to the library bar on-site.

Alongside a cold drink and books, this is where you can join in German lessons, beer tasting, cocktail nights and DJ sets.

Make sure you reserve an all-you-can-eat buffet breakfast the day before. It’s seriously generous!

Staff promise to deliver regular bar crawls and guided tours. In fact, there are actually in-house guides so you know it’s going to be good.

Grand Hostel Berlin Classic is the best hostel in Berlin for:

  • Female solo travellers
  • Backpackers
Book Grand Hostel Berlin Classic here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

Grand Hostel Berling Classic one of the best hostels in Berlin, Germany

Grand Hostel Berling Classic one of the best hostels in Berlin, Germany

Best Hostels in Berlin for Solo Travellers

Honestly, it seems these days that most people are travelling solo. We think that’s awesome! So much can be said for exploring the world your way. It’s ultimate freedom.

With that in mind, you’ll want a great hostel to compliment your journey.

As previously mentioned we found…

We figured we’d throw in one more for you because we’re nice like that.

Let us introduce EastSeven Berlin Hostel.

This is strictly a no party hostel, yet guests continually say it’s a great place to meet people as a solo traveller.

Relax in the quiet garden or lounge and explore as a group by joining the free walking tour that leaves daily.

EastSeven is located in Mitte (central district), with Alexander Platz in walking distance. Ideal for travellers seeking the true spirit of Berlin.

Book EastSeven Berlin Hostel here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

EastSeven Hostel one of the best hostels in Berlin for solo travellers

Best Party Hostels in Berlin

To help you save time, we did some research on the best hostels in Berlin for partying. And we think we’ve found a real banger!

One80 Hostel likes to make it as easy as possible to make new friends.

It starts with a great night’s sleep in a comfy bed and an extensive breakfast for an extra fee. This will surely put you in a good mood.

Take that good mood with you to a Friday pub crawl and or mosey on down to the hostel bar and courtyard after a fun day exploring the vibrant heart of Berlin.

Book One80 Hostel here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

One80 Hostels one of the best party hostels in Berlin

Cheapest Hostels in Berlin

Of course, there are always cheap hostels. And there is also cheaper hostels in Berlin than the BEST ones; obviously.

Yet, here is the thing: We think, it’s not worth it to go with the cheapest hostel out there.

Why?

Hostels in Berlin are generally cheap. The difference between a cool one and the cheap one is usually 1-2€ ($1-2) per night, and a lot of amenities are not included. This can be breakfast or linen. Although, keep in mind a bad location far away from the city center costs you more in transport.

If you are traveling on a shoe-string budget and you wanna save every penny, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Berlin.

  1. Open Hostelworld with full list of accommodations in Berlin
  2. Order the listing by price

Simple. As. That. Take the cheapest one.

But please, do not complain afterwards to us here. We warned you, and again, you will have a wonderful experience with all the budget places we mentioned above. The extra 1€ to 2€ go a long way.

Fun Things to do in Berlin

There are so many awesome and fun things to do in Berlin, Germany. We created a big guide to activities in Berlin.

In this guide we cover many things from history, to walking tours, brunch, restaurant, roof top bars and even kite surfing.

Read: 27 FUN Things to do in Berlin, Germany

Any Discounts or Promo Codes?

Currently, we have no special hostel discounts in Berlin. So for now you can subscribe to our newsletter to receive our newest hostel discounts always to your inbox.

You can find all our hostel discounts worldwide here.

We also do have a 35€ discount for Airbnb here.

Map of Berlin Hostels + TOP Sights

To save confusion in this relatively big city; we’ve created this handy map for you. All of the hostels mentioned in this article are pinpointed on it!

Not only that, but we’ve included top sights in Berlin such as:

  • Brandenburg Gate
  • Alexanderplatz
  • Reichstag Gebäude
  • East Side Gallery
  • Berliner Fernsehturm
  • Jewish Memorial
  • Kurfürstendamn
  • Tiergarten

What about cool things to do, we hear you a ponder. For those that like to plan ahead, check out this great list of activities:

If you’re spending more than 48hrs in Berlin we highly recommend you buy a Berlin WelcomeCard for really great discounts across the city.

The Berlin Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour is convenient way to explore.

Check out all Berlin tours here. There are many!

Flights to Berlin

Berlin is really well connected. You can take several cheap airlines in Europe here.

We enjoy Kiwi.com to find cheap flights all over Europe including Berlin and Rome.

This new website has super cool features like a so-called radius search. Just draw a circle over Europe and find the cheapest rates for the area.

Here is our review of Kiwi.

Testbericht Kiwi

Over to you

How great are Berlin hostels?! We know you’ll have a tough time choosing one.

Are you left with any questions, doubts?

Then please please leave us a comment. This list of awesome hostels in Berlin should be as informative and useful as possible.

Your question(s) will help me to understand what I have missed to mention. You will have your questions answered and help me and your fellow travellers by improving this article further.

Therefore, do not be shy, drop us a comment, we are keen to help you!

Last note: Our commitment

This is a genuine article to help you travel a bit smarter and find the best place on a budget! We ONLY recommend places we know you will enjoy, no matter what.

We will never recommend you any place we haven’t evaluated or are not convinced by. We only share with you places we also recommend to our best friends and family!

Enjoy this fine hostel selection and all 5 Star Hostels.

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How to book the Best Hostels in Berlin?

We fully recommend every single hostel in this list as a top hostel choice for Berlin, Germany!

For every hostel introduced, we gave you the best ways to book them online. Please scroll back up to the hostel you are interested in to find the direct links.

Here you can find

All best-rated hostels in Berlin, Germany

Any questions on booking your hostels? Check out our Guide to Hostels. Also, here you can find all 5 Star Hostels with Hostelgeeks.

Hostel Packing List

It is time to see what you should pack in your backpack or suitcase. Make sure you always pick a quality hostel, it totally reduces the things you need to pack. Here is our ultimate hostel packing list. It features 23 items you should really throw in your backpack.

The most important things to pack are: Read the full packing list here.Download Hostel Packing List