Davids Cozy Auberge in Old Berlin

Bredowstr. 35b, Berlin, Germany, Distance from city centre: 4.8km

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Rating: 70%from 10 reviews

  • 74%Atmosphere
  • 72%Staff
  • 76%Security
  • 54%Cleanliness
  • 88%Location
  • 72%Value for money
  • 60%Facilities
Our cosy and intimate hostel is specially designed for single travellers, young couples and groups of less than four.

It's the ideal place for those who appreciate old-fashioned, romantic, artistic atmosphere.

Each of our beds has a private lamp, and all beds are individual - no bunk beds! Our living room is full of plants and comfy sofas for chilling out and meeting your fellow travellers. We have a library full of Berlin guide books in English, French, Italian and Japanese.

We also have a kitchenette with a microwave, toaster and kettle.

We have lots of free little extras, such as Wi-Fi, a book swap, local maps and four different events magazines - Tip Magazin, Zitty and the two gay publications Siegessäule and Sergei.

Your host, David, speaks Indonesian-Malay, Arabic, English and a little French.

Special discounts available for people who repair bicycles!

We're only two minutes' walk from Birkenstr and Turmstr underground stations, and only seven minutes from the Hauptbahnhof.
Prices are per person per night.

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • 24 hour security
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Bicycle parking
  • Board Games
  • Book exchange
  • Breakfast not included
  • Café
  • Child Friendly
  • Common Room
  • Credit Cards Not Accepted
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free Wifi
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • House Keeping
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Not Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meeting Room
  • Mini Supermarket
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Pet Friendly
  • Postal Service
  • Reading Light
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Taxes included
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Towels For Hire

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

Must-Read Hostel Info

This property has specific Terms & Conditions.

Reception is open from 9am to midnight; please ring us before you arrive at the hostel to ensure someone is there to check you in. We are often away from the hostel.

Cash only, please. Credit cards are no accepted.
Check-out: noon. We charge one Euro per hour after that.
Check in is from 9am to midnight only. Please specify what time you will arrive when making your booking. We will only wait for you for one hour after this time. If you don't select an arrival time, the default is 11am and we will only wait for you until noon. If you think you'll be delayed, call or text us.

We charge a deposit of 20 Euro for the key.

We have a 48 hour cancellation policy. No shows and late cancellations will incur a charge of the first night's stay.

We only accept groups with a maximum of four people. Bookings of more than this shall be cancelled without a refund.

Towel rental: 1 Euro
A small German breakfast: 3 Euro
Bed linen with pillows and blankets: 3 Euro
Luggage storage: 2 Euro per person.
Laundry service: 7 Euro

This is a smoke-free hostel. You may smoke in our lovely front garden which has benches to sit on.

Alcohol is only permitted in strictly limited quantities.

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Directions & Advice about
1.)Tickets, 2.) our Cash-policy 3.) our Limited arrival-times

1.) Ticket-advice: Cheaper than single tickets is a day pass or a week pass

All tickets are valid for all busses, metros, local rail ways & ships in Berlin
Day pass= 6Euro, week pass = 24Euros, month pass 50Euros.
Single-2-hours-tickets are 2,80Euro,a short-ticket for 3 Metro stops 1Euro50

2. Cash only: We accept cash only, no credit-cards. Your complete Booking has to be paid on arrival.

3. Our opening hours are from 9 morning to midnight.
Please try to come at the time you wrote in your booking.
We wait for you for 1 hour. After this, you might have to phone us , at +49 176 63 19 72 91. Please call us in case of delay, We reserve the right of cancelling your booking 2 hours after your mentioned arrival time.
After midnight we are closed, except for 10 Euro extra charge.

1.) From Berlin \'Hauptbahnhof\' =Central station: a) by bus, b) by train
a) By Bus: Take the exit of Washington Platz\'. When you come out of the hall, go strait across the square, to the bus stop of the TXL bus.
Take the bus TXL, 3 stops only, until the underground-station \'U-Turmstrasse\'

At \'Turmstrasse\' get off the bus and walk into the same direction as the bus was going.
First street is Wilhelmshavener, at the second street, at Bredowstr. turn right.
( There is a Bank with a cash-machine, (ATM), remember, we take cash only.)
Walk along Bredowstrasse, at the second corner at the left side is our entrance, at Bredow/Wiclefstr. Please knock the door.
b) by train to Zoologischer Garten

2. ) From the station \'Zoologischer Garten\' :
Take the underground \'U9\' (two levels down), in the direction of \'Osloer Strasse\'.
Get off at the 3rd stop, \'Birkenstrasse\'. Walk upstairs and take the left exit. Walk straight ahead and turn left at Bredow Strasse, the first street. At the first crossing, at Bredowstrasse / Wiclefstrasse, is the entrance of Davids Hostel at the corner, on the right side.

3. )From \'Tegel\' airport (TXL):
Take the bus \'TXL\' a few stops, until the underground station \'Turmstrasse\'. From the bus-stop, walk a few meters back, until the traffic-light. There you turn right, cross the street \'Alt Moabit\' and walk along Thusnelda-Allee, the shortest street of Berlin, beside the Church. Cross Turmstrasse as well and walk strait, along Jonasstrasse. (On your left hand side you will pass the Cityhall of Tiergarten-District, then a Market hall of 1875.) At the end of Jonasstrasse turn right & the next left, into \'Bredowstrasse\'. Walk along Bredowstrasse; on the first crossing, you find our entrance on the left side, at the corner.

4.) From \'Schoenefeld\' airport (SXF)
Take the free shuttle-bus from the airport to the train station \'Schoenefeld\' or walk 5 Minutes. Then take the \'Airport-Express\' train, RB or RE, which leaves every 30 minutes, and needs 20 minutes only, until Zoologischer Garten\'.
from there follow the directions of 2.)
Don\'t take the S-Bahn, because is stops 20 times, and need much more time.

5. From 2014there will be only the new airport BER Berlin-Brandenburg. From there, take any train to Hauptbahnhof, then look at 1).

6. From the central bus station \'ZOB\':
Walk out the main exit, turn then left and walk until you arrive at the underground station \'Kaiserdamm\' of the U1.
Take the train in the direction of \'Warschauer Str.\' until \'Zoologischer Garten\'. Then follow the directions 2.)

7.By car:
From the motorway = high-way = Autobahn take the exit \'Beusselstrasse\'.

If you are coming from the south, drive first in direction Center, then Tegel, and then Wedding.

At the exit Beusselstrasse, go into the direction of Tiergarten. After the S-Bahn station \'Beusselstr.\' go strait, turn the second street left, at Wiclefstrasse.
At nr. 66 you will find the hostels entrance, on the corner.
Knock on the door.

Located Near

Located in the heart of Berlin, in the district Mitte (=Center) in the Sub-district Tiergarten in Moabit Quarter

Moabit was first settled by french refugees at 1685, named after its former swamps (das Moorgebiet) . The french misunderstood it as 'mon habite' or the promised land of the bible, Moab.

It is now a very lively area with a very mixed population with a lot of students, Germans mixed with refugees from Palestine, and immigrants of Turkey, Vietnam, Kroatia, Japan, Taiwan & Korea.

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