Hostels are the most affordable choices if you’re a budget traveler visiting Berlin.
With so many options, it can be difficult to choose which hostel to stay at. Here is my list of the best hostels in Berlin to help you make a choice that suits you.
Grand Hostel Berlin Classic
Set in an elegant 19th-century building in the trendy Kreuzberg district, Grand Hostel Berlin Classic is top-notch for those who love comfort, style, and a bit of luxury.
Decent private rooms and dorms come with bright color schemes, natural light, and a mix of modern and retro furnishings. There’s a lounge with books, also serving as a café and lively bar.
An interesting feature is you can also learn a new language here! Free German lessons are a regular event in the 24-hour Library Bar.
Address: Tempelhofer Ufer 14, Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, 10963 Berlin, Germany.
The Circus Hostel
The Circus Hostel is in young and hip Rosenthaler Platz with many sights, shopping, and drinking options. It has cute illustrations and funky artwork on the walls.
The hostel offers spacious dorms and private double rooms with fully-equipped kitchens, balconies, and great city views.
You can head to the in-house microbrewery and enjoy craft beer, cocktails, and Scottish whiskey. Also, treat yourself to karaoke sessions, live music concerts, and film trivia nights hosted weekly!
Address: Weinbergsweg 1a, Mitte, 10119 Berlin, Germany.
Eastseven Berlin Hostel
Looking for a non-party hostel sandwiched between popular Mitte and charming Prenzlauer Berg? Eastseven Berlin Hostel comes to my mind. There are no party groups, so it’s a quiet ambiance.
Characterized by an orange-painted façade, the hostel varies from spacious double bedrooms to private family rooms with attractive furnishings and warm color schemes: soothing greens, mellow oranges, and minimal whites.
There’s no in-house café or restaurant, but there is an excellent kitchen to prepare your own food, which you can eat in the lounge or garden. It also has occasional supper clubs or walking tours.
Address: Schwedter Straße 7, Prenzlauer Berg, 10119 Berlin, Germany.
Wallyard Concept Hostel Berlin
Wallyard Concept Hostel Berlin is the first and only concept hostel in Berlin with a loft style. On the ceiling, you’ll notice old machines from the building’s former days as a factory. The hostel offers private rooms or dorms, a lounge, a bike rental, and an art salon.
Being a family-run hostel, the family will prepare you a yummy breakfast to start the day. Don’t forget concerts by local bands, DJ music events, BBQs, and other happenings in the backyard.
Address: Lübecker Straße 46, Mitte, 10559 Berlin, Germany.
As a former brewery, Pfefferbett Hostel is another industrial-styled hostel on the list. Some lounge chairs are set in front of a log fire in the communal space, creating a cozy atmosphere.
Especially the bar, with its red-baize pool table, table tennis, and foosball, gives a chance to socialize and mingle with other travelers.
This hostel has a selection of singles, twins, and dorms with modern furnishings, decent reading lights, and plenty of power sockets. Check out breakfast for an extra fee and some fresh homemade snacks and meals.
Address: Christinenstr. 18-19, Prenzlauer Berg, 10119 Berlin, Germany.
Three Little Pigs Hostel
Settled in a women’s convent, Three Little Pigs Hostel offers a relaxed retreat with its spacious courtyard and cozy beer garden. At the youth hostel, guests sleep in spacious high dorms with a unique atmosphere.
I love that the hostel is located on a lovely patio behind St. Clement’s Church. It’s pretty calm, and you can even possibly hear the birds singing. There’s also a breakfast room, snooker den, concerts, and a nightclub.
Address: Stresemannstr. 66, Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, 10963 Berlin, Germany.
New Hostel Berlin Mitte
Mixed comfort with gracefulness, New Hostel Berlin Mitte includes a charming shared lounge, a lush garden to roam around, and a wealth of chic and modern rooms. Don’t miss the free snacks, hot tea, and coffee here!
The hostel is quiet but still social. You can also visit the Natural History Museum and Memorial of the Berlin Wall, a step away from the hostel.
Address: Provinzstraße, 125, Reinickendorf, 13409 Berlin, Germany.
Frequently asked questions about Berlin hostels
What are the best areas to stay in Berlin?
The best areas to stay in Berlin are Mitte, Kreuzberg, Friedrichshain, Charlottenburg, and Prenzlauer Berg.
How much do hostels cost in Berlin?
The average price for a dorm bed in a hostel in Berlin starts from $20 to $40, while a private room falls between $50 and $80.