Staying at any of the Berlin hostels opens a world of history, culture, great food and fun. This safe, metropolitan city has something for everybody.

Berlin has over 170 museums and galleries. If you love history, don’t miss Deustches Historiches Museum, Topographie des Terrors, Museum Island (5 different museums!), Checkpoint Charlie and Sachsenhausen concentration camp. Art lovers, visit East Side Gallery, which displays 106 paintings along one of the few remaining intact stretches of the Berlin Wall. If you’re a foodie, enjoy a doner kebab and curry-wurst, both Berlin inventions, and imbibe in Germany’s wonderful beer. You don’t have to do a nightclub for a great night out; the Wintergarten Variete is an entertainment cabaret you’ll definitely want to visit. For the adventurous, leave your suits at the hostel and go au natural at one of Berlin’s numerous spas. Finally, and most importantly, take one of Berlin’s famous walking tours. At the end of the day return to your Berlin hostel to share your experiences with like-minded travellers.

Generator Berlin, Berlin, Germany

This modern and expansive Berlin hostel is close to the underground and tram stations, so it’s ideal to explore the city from. Open 24 hours, Generator Berlin has free breakfast, laundry, a restaurant, Internet, linen, comfortable beds, luggage storage, lockers and sinks in every room. What makes Generator Berlin great, however, is the party atmosphere. They have free guided walking tours, pub crawls, bike rentals, a lounge, a game room with foosball and pool table, a BBQ area, summer beer garden and the Generator, a happening on-site bar with great drink specials. Generator Berlin also offers travel information and VIP discounts, and is known for its cleanliness and funky industry-themed décor. Many reviewers comment on the excellence of this Berlin hostel, and one claims that, overall, it’s the ‘perfect hostel’.

Amadeus Hostel Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Amadeus Hostel Berlin offers everything from single rooms to twelve-bed dorms, all with shared bathrooms. Set north of downtown, it’s an easy jaunt from the Amadeus Hostel Berlin to the city’s main attractions: Museum Island, the nightlife of Prenzlauer Berg, the cafes, restaurants and shops of Hackescher Markt and two large urban parks, Maupark and Volkspark Humboldthain. Breakfast at Amadeus Hostel Berlin is cheap and excellent; linen, towels, luggage storage and Internet are free and it’s great value for your money. This clean, secure Berlin hostel is basic but comfortable, and guests all have wonderful things to say about the staff, described as gentle, lovely, kind and helpful.

BackpackerBerlin, Berlin, Germany

BackpackerBerlin hostel is located in the inexpensive ‘alternative’ student neighbourhood of Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg in Berlin. The BackpackerBerlin hostel is small, clean, a great value and near Berlin’s artistic culture and nightlife. It features a well-equipped kitchen, common area, outdoor terrace, laundry, luggage storage and bike rentals. Breakfast, Internet and WIFI are free, coffee is free all day and staff are described by reviewers as warm, friendly and helpful. Of all hostels in Berlin, BackpackerBerlinis most recommended for those seeking a quiet, authentic cultural experience at an unbeatable price.

A&O Hostel City West, Berlin, Germany

The A&O Hostel City West is located in Germany’s oldest, largest zoo, the Zoologischer Garten. Near the popular shopping area of Ku’damm which houses the Gedächtniskirche, the landmark church nearly destroyed by allied forces in WWII, this Berlin hostel has breakfast, around the clock reception, multilingual staff, Internet and WIFI, laundry, lockers and free luggage storage.

With bicycle rentals, free daily newspapers and tickets available for shows, tours and museums A&O Hostel City West is a great base from which to explore Berlin. Or, have a great time without even leaving the hostel: play billiards, foosball, video games or darts, visit the sports bar or Trainspottbar, which has a beer garden and summer roof terrace. Sing your heart out on karaoke Wednesdays, relax in the sauna, enjoy good conversation in the kitchen or lounge or kick back in the TV room – the A&O City West has to be the most entertaining hostel in Berlin. As a recent guest put it, this is one great hostel!

SleepCheap, Berlin, Germany

The SleepCheap hostel in Berlin, true to its name, does have excellent nightly rates but that’s only one of its attractions. It’s close to the metro and Tegel airport and a five-minute walk to the beautiful Baroque Schloss Charlottenburg palace – the largest in Berlin. It’s also near Grunewald forest, Ku’damm shopping district and the trendy Prenzlauer Berg district. SleepCheap hostel Berlin also has two in-house massage specialists, breakfast, great restaurants nearby and cozy décor with hardwood floors, comfy furnishings, a courtyard and even a hostel dog. SleepCheap provides 24-hour reception, luggage storage, a common area, guest kitchen, travel information, free Internet and lockers for security. Recent reviews describe this cozy Berlin hostel as pleasant and atmospheric. One excited reviewer goes further, rightfully claiming that SleepCheap rules!

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