The Circus Berlin

Hostel Berlin

The Circus Berlin

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The Circus Berlin Hostel is a home from home for backpackers and independent travelers, right in the heart of Berlin. We have everything from dorm beds to penthouse studios with panoramic views of the city. You can rent a bike or Segway, and even borrow an iPad, iPod or a Laptop.

You will find us in Rosenthaler Platz, perfectly placed for the best sights and sounds of the city, from the museums of Mitte, the shopping and arts quarter around Hackescher Markt, trendy cafes and bars in Prenzlauer Berg, and a short U-Bahn hop from the happening neighbourhoods of Kreuzberg and Neukölln.

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The Circus Berlin Hostel is a home away from home for backpackers and independent travellers right in the heart of Berlin. At Circus Hostel Berlin have everything from dorm beds to penthouse studios with panoramic views of the city.

You will find us in Rosenthaler Platz, perfectly placed for the best sights and sounds of the city, from the museums of Mitte, the shopping and arts quarter around Hackescher Markt, trendy cafés and bars in Prenzlauer Berg, and a short U-Bahn hop from the happening neighbourhoods of Kreuzberg and Neukölln.

Here’s what makes The Circus Belin the best hostel in the city

*Our friendly staff that will gladly share all their insider tips with you and are there to help with any of your queries.
*Our very own micro-brewery in the basement of the hostel, where brewmaster Heiko produces one of the finest craft beers in the backpacking world
* Katz & Maus – the hostel café bar with the famous all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet until 1pm, refreshing cocktails and our very own craft beer.
* Free guided tours every week – from street art tours, to history or street food tours, our staff take you to the city’s hidden corners.
* Great Events. Every week for travellers to come together, from trivia nights or concerts to history talks, and the chance to ‘drink around Germany’ with our virtual beer tour

What else does The Circus Berlin offer?

*Great Location right in the heart of Berlin with U-Bahn outside the front door
*Free Wi-Fi throughout the whole hostel
*Borrow iPads or laptops
*Walking Tour pick-up plus football tickets, concert giveaways, tickets to various cultural events and all the tips you need to make the most of your time here
*Bike rental plus deals on public transport to get you around town
*Luggage storage, safe and personal lockers
*Hairdryers, alarm clocks, padlocks, phone chargers etc to borrow

So what are you waiting for? Run away and join The Circus Berlin Hostel.

 

Hostel facilities

  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Adaptors
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Parking
  • All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast Buffet €5
  • Café
  • DVDs
  • Elevator
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hairdryers For Hire
  • Key Card Access
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking
  • Postal Service
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Wheelchair Accessible
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Useful information

City: Berlin
Country: Germany
Address: Weinbergsweg 1a, 10119 Berlin, Germany
Phone 1: 0049-30-28 39 14 33

How to arrive

How to arrive:

From Hauptbahnhof (Main train station)
Two options:

(1) By Bus

* Take bus 142 from 'Europaplatz' in front of the main station, direction
'Ostbahnhof'

* You can buy a short trip ticket from the driver, and the journey will cost 1,50 Euro.

* Get off at Rosenthaler Platz. The Circus Hostel is the white building on the corner.

(2) By Train (better at night)

* Buy a 2,10 Euro AB Zone ticket and don't forget to stamp it on the platform.

* Follow the signs for the S-Bahn (White 'S' on green background) and take any eastbound train to 'Alexanderplatz'.

* From there go downstairs to the U-Bahn and take line U8 in direction 'Wittenau' for two stops to 'Rosenthaler Platz'. The Circus Hostel is the white building on the corner.

From ZOB (central bus station)

* From the ticket machines buy a single AB ticket 2,70 EUR (validate before departing).

* Take the U-Bahn line U2 in direction ‘Pankow’, get off at ‘Alexanderplatz’.

* From ‘Alexanderplatz’ take the U8 in direction ‘Wittenau’ two stops to ‘Rosenthaler Platz’. The Circus is the white building on the corner.

From Airport Schönefeld (SFX)

* From the ticket machines in the terminal, buy a 2,80 EUR ABC ticket. You will need to stamp it on the platform.

* Walk across to the train station, and take the regional 'Airport Express' to the city centre. It usually goes from platform 3.

* Get off the Airport Express at 'Alexanderplatz'.

* From there go downstairs to the U-Bahn and take line U8 in direction 'Wittenau' for two stops to 'Rosenthaler Platz'. The Circus is the white building on the corner.

From Tegel Airport (TXL)

Buy a 2,40 Euro AB ticket from the machines outside the terminal or from the bus driver - stamp the ticket on the bus.

Take the Bus 128 in direction 'Osloer Strasse' to the end of the line.

At Osloer Strasse, go down into the U-Bahn station and take line U8 in direction 'Hermannstrasse'. Get off at 'Rosenthaler Platz'. The Circus is the white building on the corner.

 

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100% 01 December 2014
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I cannot give this hostel any other rating than 100%

Stay here!!!

100% 25 October 2014
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I stayed at the Circus Hostel in Berlin in early-mid October and my experience was wonderful. The facilities were clean, the staff was helpful and knowledgeable, the location was perfect (literally just in front of a subway and tram stop, and also within walking distance of Alexanderplatz and Hackescher Markt). The cafe and bar downstairs are great places to meet other travelers and hang out (and the bar has games like Twister and Cards Against Humanity). The building is secure and safe with keycard access points at every door.

My only complaint is that the internet is spotty. Access is fairly solid but cuts out in certain places, and the connection is sometimes slow. However, there are computer terminals available to use if you need to do something absolutely essential.

I met other travelers who stayed in other hostels in Berlin and they said they much preferred Circus.

I highly recommend this hostel!

100% 26 September 2014
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Great location, loads of stuff happening, great stay in general!

100% 23 June 2014
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Great location in the East part of Germany, just a short walk from everything and literally right next to the tube. Staff were super helpful and breakfast was also great. Lookign forward to going back there!

80% 12 January 2014
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Great hostel, very good location near the centre of Berlin.
Only problem I had is that, while great in the reception area, in the rooms (or at least the one we stayed in) the wi-fi connection is absolutely atrocious making it extremely difficult to book the next step of your journey without leaving the room.

80% 05 December 2012
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Nice place

100% 09 July 2012
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That was the best hostel I've been in my visit to Europe. It's fun, the crew is very helpful and the price is good for the confort given. I recommend everyone's staying there. I'll be back for sure.

100% 13 August 2011
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Very Clean,Fun, Safe Stylish hostel! One of the best Ive stayed at:) Veery helpful staff!

100% 28 January 2011
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The service is superb, the staff were very friendly and helpful.The rooms were comfortable and safe. The food is fantastic at their cafe and the bar is a great place to hang out. It's in a great area, and with the transportation system just outside its doors, you can get anywhere fast.

100% 09 January 2011
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The staff were extremely friendly, genuine, and helpful. A few went above and beyond in terms of helpfulness. It was really a great and fun atmosphere.

100% 21 December 2010
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This is a famous "Famous Hostel", one of the best experience I had! Thanks for everything! Just one point to improve: room doors are a bit difficult to close and make noise. This is the only thing negative I have to say ;)

100% 11 November 2010
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What a fantastic hostel! Super-clean and super-friendly, it has everything you could possibly want. We were overwhelmed by the amount of things on offer to do/hire/see and the cafe and bar we're brilliant. Thanks Team Circus - we'll definitely be back!

100% 10 November 2010
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I stayed at this hostel in late October and loved every minute of it. The staff were very friendly and helpful, the cafe had great, affordable food and the rooms were clean and comfortable. The location was a bit of walk from some of the major sites but the Metro station is right outside the hostel door making it easy to get anywhere in the city. I highly recommend this hostel!

100% 12 October 2010
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Clean and tidy rooms and comfortable beds with all bedding included. Although the breakfast was an additional cost on top of the room I would recommend it for anyone sticking to a fairly tight budget.

100% 14 August 2010
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Super friendly and helpful staff and manager :) Highly recommend staying here! The breakfast was very nice as well!

100% 11 May 2010
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A great place to stay!! The staff is extremly friendly and knowledgable, they will help you with any info you need to about Berlin! Perfectly organized with posibility to rent computors, movies, ipods, bikes, tram cards etc etc. Very clean and nice rooms!

100% 16 April 2010
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Best hostel ever! The most friendly staff and perfect cleaniness. The location couldn´t be better

100% 12 April 2010
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Hands down, best hostel ever! Traveled for three months, didn't find a better place than the Circus.

100% 04 January 2010
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I have stayed three times this summer, and I consider the staff my friends. Easily the best hostel I have ever stayed in with the most wonderful staff, modern amenities, and something rarely mentioned, the quality or the guests that stay there. The consistently high quality of the people that stay here and work here, is what makes The Circus hands down the most enjoyable place to stay. Even with the budget to stay at a fancy hotel, I would prefer The Circus to stay at because one can instantly befriend a fellow traveller and have dinner or drinks the first day there. Highly recommended!

100% 11 December 2009
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GREAT TRIP! The staff was extremely good-natured, fun, and helpful. I would recommend the Circus Hostel to anyone looking for any kind of trip in Berlin.

100% 07 October 2009
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Fantastic place to stay. Staff were helpful, breakfast was really good and Bad Gastein is breath-taking. Loved the free upgrade to my own room.

100% 13 September 2009
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i stayed here my first night in berlin. very modern and clean! the breakfast was great and the staff was more than helpful with everything! also a great location! take the tour!

100% 10 September 2009
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I have stayed here every time I have gone to Berlin - which is 9 times - I think that speaks for itself. Rooms, Staff, Food, Fun = 10/10. Cant wait for the next time!

100% 14 August 2009
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Really good hostel! I'm sure that i'm coming back :)

100% 12 August 2009
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The Circus Hostel is amazing. The service is great and the staff were very helpful and friendly. The rooms were nicely furnished and the view from the balcony was splendid. Love the little extra stuff they provided us with- free dvd player and dvds.. The location is great too, with lots of cheap food and quirky shops found nearby. Would recommend it to anyone (:

80% 12 August 2009
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Good location, and good size rooms. Feels more like a hotel. On the downside, there is no kitchen, and the bar in the basement didn't work as a commonroom.

100% 30 July 2009
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The Circus hostel was easily the best and cheapest hostel I've ever stayed in. The 5 Euro all you can eat breakfast was such a good deal for the money you pay, the staff was great, the bar was a fun way to meet people and it was super inexpensive. I tell everyone I know going to Berlin to stay here!

100% 12 May 2009
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One of the best hostels I ever stayed. Superb rooms, very friendly and helpful staff and the perfect location.

92% 29 March 2017
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Positive: Great location. Friendly staff. Fairly priced. Comfortable bed + pillows. Negative: The walls are thin so you get people slamming doors and talking lo...

100% 17 March 2017
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Source Expedia

Excellent services to help you get the most out of a stay in Berlin.

100% 15 February 2017
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Best hostel I've been to. Highly recommend

94% 03 February 2017
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Great hostel - clean, great location, and good facilities. Only negative would be that I didn't feel like it was easy to make friends as a solo traveller.

100% 11 January 2017
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Positive: I arrived a bit earlier than expected. A friendly staff let me check in earlier as my room was already ready. The bar downstairs has the original beer...

96% 06 January 2017
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Positive: Great hostel, nice and clean with good staff and facilities. Good location right next to all the public transport. Negative: I thought having to pay p...

100% 26 December 2016
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Positive: The staff were brilliant, the whole atmosphere made my Christmas one of the best ever. Beds were comfortable, secure place to store your things, and a...

83% 23 December 2016
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Positive: Really enjoyed my stay at the Circus Hostel. Met some awesome people, staff were very helpful and friendly. Food in the cafe was excellent and great v...

96% 14 November 2016
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Positive: they have very comfortable beds and the pillow was awesome, a bit far from the main train station to walk, but there is a bus stop right out front.

100% 01 November 2016
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Positive: Nice location, nice ambience and comfortable installations. Negative: .

96% 14 October 2016
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Positive: Wonderful staff, location, facilities.

97% 06 October 2016
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Awesome hostel with such a good vibe, especially the bar where your guarenteed to meet people. Breakfast is awesome also

89% 24 September 2016
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I enjoyed my stay at Circus Hostel. The room was nice, bright and cozy. The buffet in the morning was quite good, and people were friendly and helpful. What els...

100% 15 September 2016
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I love this place!

92% 04 September 2016
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Positive: Really clean and well run hostel in an excellent location. Negative: Pillow cases are kinda scratchy.

100% 20 August 2016
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Positive: The staff were amazing, on arrival i had realized my handbag had been stolen; the staff were caring and helpful and offered to help in so many ways. T...

100% 03 August 2016
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I loved this hostel!!! Staff was super helpful and nice. Definitely felt safe and everything was really clean. The atmosphere was awesome. Definitely would reco...

100% 25 July 2016
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Very nice workers and great place to stay.

90% 09 July 2016
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Awesome hostel! Great location, plenty of places to go to and visit. Lots of great restaurants around. The staff is super friendly and helpful

100% 27 June 2016
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Amazing services, amazing location.

100% 14 June 2016
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Great location. Wonderful staff. Clean facilities. Well organised tours and events. A wanderbar place to stay.

100% 23 May 2016
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A great, clean, and hip hostel in the heart of Berlin's Mitte district with plenty of great bars, stores and restaurants around. It's very clean and the staff a...

96% 01 May 2016
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Positive: Everything was great. Helpful personal, clean restrooms,room, showers. Really good breakfast for 5 euros (all you can eat). Nice cafe and bar with goo...

94% 13 April 2016
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Great Hostel from which to explore Berlin! Clean, secure, very helpful staff, good location and reasonably priced. Bar in the basement is a treat and U-bhan sta...

88% 02 April 2016
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Positive: Zeer goede locatie voor een zeer betaalbare prijs! Aardig personeel. Negative: Kamer was erg warm / bedompte lucht.

92% 29 March 2016
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Positive: Location Cleanliness Showe bar Staff Just a great looking hostel. Negative: If anything, I'd have liked a basin in our room Price can seen much for a ...

92% 29 March 2016
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Positive: Beautiful, organized, enough bathrooms, enough individuals showers, perfect location, nice bar. Negative: The hostel is perfect. The only problem is w...

80% 24 March 2016
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L'hotel es fantàstic i el tracte es molt agradable i desenfadat.....la gent súper maca i la veritat tot estava perfecte. Ambient jove i molt educada.

96% 24 March 2016
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Positive: Loved the bar downstairs! Fab way to meet people and top quality beer!. Negative: Bathrooms all cleaned at same time, a bit inconvenient. Would have b...

92% 23 March 2016
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Positive: şehir merkezinde, rahat ve konforlu, dekorasyon çok başarılı, çalışanlar çok yardımcı ve güleryüzlü...

88% 21 March 2016
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Negative: My room being changed during my staying without inform me. I went out to toilet and can not go into my room again...

92% 17 March 2016
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Positive: Good location. Nice and helpful staff. Clean places. Negative: Could be perfect if there are curtains around the bed

79% 15 March 2016
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Positive: Very clean. Nice staff. Negative: There were only these swimming-pool-style showers available (fixed to the wall), which are not very comfortable to u...

79% 15 March 2016
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Positive: Beliggenheten var veldig bra, det var rent og pent. Kafeen i tilknytning hostellet var hyggelig, men bra frokost. Negative: Det var veldig lytt fra ga...

92% 08 March 2016
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Positive: Really good hostel with nice staff. The brewery bar is a nice touch, especially having their own beer brand. Negative: The road outside can be a bit n...

100% 03 March 2016
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Terrific in every way.

79% 03 March 2016
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Positive: Excellent service and staff. Negative: The double bed was weird, but the maddress was very good.

100% 03 March 2016
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Positive: Really nice staff at first...and at second, they have amazing beer :P!.

100% 01 March 2016
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Positive: Excelent location, with many bars, restaurants and public transport just around the corner. Nice staff and a brewery inside the hotel!! Couldn't be be...

92% 27 February 2016
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Positive: Goede lokatie, ruime kamers en super vriendelijk personeel :). Negative: Niks!

80% 22 February 2016
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well located hostel with a nice bar and friendly staff, of course popular with international and young travellers

90% 19 February 2016
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Positive: Udmærket værelse og morgenmad til prisen. Dejligt afslappet og levende sted med mange forskellige mennesker. Negative: Jeg boede på 4. etage og der va...

92% 18 February 2016
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Positive: Friendly and helpful staff available 24/7 Great location with U-bahn station and tram stop on the doorstep Wifi consistent and fast throughout buildin...

88% 16 February 2016
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Positive: Staff is very friendly. Hostel is fancy and well located. Will recommend for staying 2-3 nights.

100% 15 February 2016
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Very friendly, very clean well priced. Good location for tourism, 1hr+ walk from clubbing district but very good public transport location so trams every 20 min...

100% 10 February 2016
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Positive: Location perfect! Everything is very modern and the room is very comfortable.

83% 09 February 2016
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Positive: Location and great buffet breakfast. Negative: No tv in room and two single quilts for a double bed.

100% 09 February 2016
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Positive: Super friendly staff, clean rooms and bathrooms, good security. Great location and right across the street from a metro station. Would definitely reco...

100% 09 February 2016
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Positive: I am travel beginer, but kindly supported I glad it. Big thanks to staff!. Negative: Nothing

79% 09 February 2016
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Positive: friendly staff comfort bed. Negative: people in the dorm came and went out all night long making a lot of noise

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