Heart of Gold Hostel

Johannisstr. 11, Berlin, Germany, Distance from city centre: 1.3km
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Rating: 82%from 36 reviews

  • 79%Atmosphere
  • 80%Staff
  • 81%Security
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 87%Location
  • 86%Value for money
  • 80%Facilities
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.

Check out our last-minute special - about one week before arrival the last beds get sold from €10!

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 Jaegermeister on tap and much more...have fun! Our cheap beers start at just €1! 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, foosball 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 see our Must-Read Hostel Info below before booking.
Prices are per person per night.

Availability & Rates

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • 24 hour reception
  • Adaptors
  • Bar
  • Bicycle hire
  • Bicycle parking
  • Board Games
  • Breakfast not included
  • Common Room
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Elevator
  • Fax Service
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Wifi
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • House Keeping
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Kitchen
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Pool Table
  • Reading Light
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included
  • Vending Machines
  • Wheelchair Accessible

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.

Things to Note

Special terms & conditions for New Years bookings including 31st
December: Minimum stay is 5 Nights. No Check-In or Check-Out on 1st January. The full prepayment is required, your credit card will be charged immediately with the full amount. It is not refundable in case of cancellation or no show. If the full payment is not possible, the booking won't be complete and you might loose your beds.
We can only accommodation stag, hen or any groups bigger than 9 guests by request only.
City Tax is not included in the price

Show Map
Hide Map

From the central train station Hauptbahnhof:
Take any S-Bahn (local train) going east.
It's only one stop to Friedrichstrasse. Get off there, follow the signs, exit onto the street Friedrichstr. and turn left, crossing the river. After the bridge, take the second right onto Johannisstr., walk 200 m down the street and you will find us on the left-hand side at number 11.

Schoenefeld Airport:
The RE7 and RB14 trains go directly to Friedrichstr. and run every half-hour.

Tegel Airport:
Take the 128 bus to the U-Bahn (underground) stop Kurt-Schumacher-Platz, get on the U6 going in the direction of Alt-Mariendorf. Get off at Oranienburger Tor, go out of the exit in the same direction the U-Bahn was going. Take the first left onto Johannisstr., walk 200 m down the street and you will find us on the left-hand side at number 11.

Central Bus Station (ZOB):
Walk to the U-Bahn stop Kaiserdamm and take the U2 going in the direction of Pankow. Get off at Zoologischer Garten, change to any eastbound S-Bahn and get off at Friedrichstr. From there, see above.

Located Near

The Hostel is located right in the center of Berlin Mitte, close to the Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag and Museum Island. Almost all other major sights are within a short nice walk.

The Nightlife-Area is just around the corner. You'll find the famous Art Building 'Tacheles' and many Bars and Clubs on Oranienburger Strasse within minutes from the Hostel.

Shop til you drop at Hackescher Markt or Friedrichstrasse. Both just a short stroll from the Hostel.

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