Welcome to the 3 best hostels in Berlin Germany. And oh boy, this guide is juicy, filled with some epic good-vibes only hostels. This is your answer to where to stay in Berlin city on a budget AND have an epic time.
We actually visited all accommodations on this list in person!
There will be no reviews here stating ‘Berlin hotel cheap, no social vibes’. This is strictly a guide to awesome hostels with memorable rooms to stay in. We’re confident that these are the absolute coolest hostels in Berlin Germany! Keen for a 5 Star? Jump straight our full guide to Wallyard Concept Hostel here.
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
In Berlin, 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. The German capital is on your bucket list for your Europe trip for sure, no way around it.
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.
Suddenly cheap areas to stay in become that little bit more expensive so choose a shared room if you’re looking to save pennies.
Private Rooms: Book as soon as you have your dates fixed. Be in the know by booking 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. You can always check as well Airbnb.
Looking for a quiet hostel? Then Wallyard is fantastic too.
Why? It is located in a quiet street AND the rooms are separated from the common area.
This is why at night you will sleep without any noise. We absolutely love that (a quiet good night sleep is really important to us when travelling!)
There are double private rooms, 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 (recommended!)
A sunny backyard
Wallyard cafe + bar
Free WiFi in the bar and rooms
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. There is no free breakfast at Wallyard, it costs extra. However, highly recommended to start your day with the delicious breakfast here.
We had a super creamy coffee, and Nutella waffles – yummy. Great value for price!
Note: Groups larger than 6 are not accepted here. Scroll down for nice hostels accepting groups in Berlin.
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. We have actually been in person here. Have a read of our full review of Wallyard Concept Hostel for even more reasons to book.
You will see why it is a real hit. It is a beautiful design hostel, a real Luxury Hostel in Berlin. Simply put: it is the cities only 5 Star Hostel!
Wallyard Concept Hostel is the best hostel in Berlin for:
Hipster Solo Travellers
Families too (rooms are separated from common area, good for sleeping!)
You won’t find the young kids and hardcore party travelers here!
The staff kick-start the experience with a super friendly welcome and continue to always be at hand during your stay.
If you want a central hostel in Berlin, lively and historic; Grand Hostel is the perfect option for you.
Important: There is two Grand Hostels in Berlin. One is Classic, the other one is called Urban. We recommend the Classic due to its vibe and location. Have a look at the Grand Hostel Berlin Urban here.
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!
Update: They now offer as well few dorms with bunk beds as well as single beds. Make sure you check the correct room type when booking.
You can choose from basic dorms to luxury dorms too. They also offer apartments now and family room with 3 bunk beds. It is one the best hostels in Berlin for families with children.
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:
Linen, towel + mineral water
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! The price is around 7€-9€.
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 coolest hostel in Berlin for:
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.
Looking for the best hostels in Berlin Mitte?
EastSeven is located in Mitte (central district), with Alexander Platz in walking distance. Ideal for travellers seeking the true spirit of Berlin. Please check our map so you get a better idea of all the different hostel locations and sights.
To help you save time, we did some research on the best hostels in Berlin for partying. Personally, we are not huge party travelers, but of course we want this guide to be complete.
And we think we’ve found a real banger! Vetted by one of our craziest party buddies, One80 made the cut!
One80 Hostel likes to make it as easy as possible to make new friends.
In fact, when looking for good hostels in Berlin, One80 will come up for sure. It is for sure the best hostel in Berlin east. 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 the city.
Though it’s not a techno hostel Berlin offers, techno music can be found in the clubs nearby.
Especially in summer, One80 is a super fun place to stay at. Make sure you hit the bar and check their happy hours and special offers.
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