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Heart of Gold Hostel

We slept there a week in June 2009 in mixed dorm for 6.
Very central location - just perfect!
Rooms are simple (that OK), but dirty (that pity!). Also it was very noisy - not the street, but in the room and in the hostel.

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  • 24 hour reception
  • Adaptors
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Hairdryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Towels Included
  • Vending Machines
  • Wheelchair accessible


  • Fax Service


  • Board Games


  • Elevator

In Room Facilities

  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities


  • Bicycle Parking

Sport & Leisure

  • Pool Table

About Heart of Gold Hostel

Welcome to our state-of-the-art hostel that looks a bit like a spaceship but is mostly harmless.

We’re your hostel for free stuff in Berlin! We’ve got free Wi-Fi at reception, free coffee and tea from sunrise to sunset, free maps and free English-language guided tours!

We are the most centrally located hostel in downtown Berlin and offer dorms, private cabins and private rooms with showers.

Each of our rooms has been painted by a different artist and features tables, chairs, reading lamps, lockers, a mirror, panoramic windows and wheelchair accessibility. Sheets and towels are included but are subject to a €5 deposit.

Our €4 all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet is served from 8am to noon.

Guests enjoy 10 minutes of free internet access! Further internet is available from only €1 per hour.

Our relaxed bar has a comfy Chesterfield sofa and cheap beers (bottled and draught) plus Jagermeister on tap and much more...have fun! Snacks and drinks are also available at the bar and there’s more nightlife just around the corner.

Our reception desk is open 24hrs and we have keycard access, a free safe and a free secure luggage room with lockers so you can always feel secure. The large reception area has panoramic windows.

We have movie nights on our large video screen, plus a pool table and a yard and garden where you can hang out when the weather’s suitable. You can also rent sunglasses and buy phone cards from us.

Our friendly and helpful staff will do their best to make your stay as enjoyable as possible in one of the most hospitable (and wheelchair-friendly) starships in Berlin.

Please read our Things to Note below before booking.

Special conditions for bookings over New Year's:

Minimum stay: 4 nights

No check-out on January 1st

Bookings have to be pre-paid in full by December 24th.

Important Information


Check-out: 12 noon.
Check-in: anytime.
Rooms are available from around 2pm, earlier if possible.
There is no curfew or lockout.
We are open 24 hours.

Please note, that from 1.1.2014 the City of Berlin imposes a city tax of 5% on accommodation costs. This tax will be collected from all tourist travellers. Business travellers may be exempt from this tax by showing corporate certificates.



Johannisstr. 11

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We slept there a week in June 2009 in mixed dorm for 6.
Very central location - just perfect!
Rooms are simple (that OK), but dirty (that pity!). Also it was very noisy - not the street, but in the room and in the hostel. Shared bathrooms - few on every floor, often busy, especially at the mornings. Breakfast is simple but OK. The Staff were very helpful and nice.

Probably there are some changes in last 0,5 year, but few things that written here are wrong (where not right for 2009?): "Free Breakfast
If you book for more than 2 nights, you get breakfast included" , "free tea and coffee" - we staid for a week and paid breakfasts, also coffee and tea were not free ever.

Underline: it was ok, but next time I'll try another hostel (maybe Helter Skelter Hostel it seems nice)


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