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10 Knorrpromenade, Berlin, Germany

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solans solans
5 reviews
Very nice Nov 29, 2011
BackpackersBerlin was very clean and felt very homely and the staff was very friendly, I still keep in touch with one of the staff members actually. We missed our flight from Paris and got there around midnight when the staff had gone home so one of the travelers let us in and we slept on the couch for the night since we didn't know which beds were ours. Backpackers decided not to charge us for that night because they felt bad hehe

It's located in the former East Berlin (East Belrin > West Berlin IMO), neighborhood is a bit residential but there are many restaurants and cafes about a 2 minute walk from the Hostel. Warschauer Strasse is also a very bubbly street and the hostel is about a 7 minute walk from Warschauer strasse. The hostel itself was very quiet, not many college aged travelers but it wasn't a big deal for us. In fact, I welcomed the quiet after where we had stayed in Paris

Backpackers have 2 computers wiht internet that can be used for free (though the catch is that the computers are older and a bit slow). They also have wifi for a charge. There is laundry in the hostel as well and it was very cheap (I think it was 1 euro to wash and dry).

The con is that it is a bit far from the closest S-Bahn stations (15 minute walk from Warschauer station and 15 minute walk from Ostkreuz station). However, there is a tram that stops almost right in front of the hostel but we never really did get used to the tram, it was more fun walking anyway.

Overall, I highly recommend this place! Also, they have free cereal all day, whenever you want it and however you want it (with milk or dry)! :-)
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