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 in most areas, free coffee and tea, 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 € 5 all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet is served from 8am to noon.
Guests enjoy free WiFi in most areas and free computer access in the reception area!
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 safe. The large reception area has panoramic windows.
We have a pool table and a yard and garden where you can hang out when the weather’s suitable. You can also rent sunglasses 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: 5 nights
No check-out, no check in on January 1st Bookings need to be paid in full within 10 days after placing the booking.
Availability & RatesTo view availability and prices please select dates and click 'Update Dates'
Hostel Facilities & Policies
- 24 Hour Reception
- Bicycle hire
- Bicycle parking
- Board Games
- Breakfast Not Included
- Common Room
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Free City Maps
- Free Internet Access
- Free WiFi
- Hair Dryers For Hire
- Hot Showers
- House Keeping
- Internet Access
- Key Card Access
- Self-Catering Facilities
- Linen Included
- Security Lockers
- Luggage Storage
- No Curfew
- Non Smoking
- Outdoor Terrace
- Pool Table
- Reading Light
- Safe Deposit Box
- Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
- Towels Included
- Vending Machines
- Wheelchair Friendly
Cancellation PolicyThis 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 InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
Check-out: 12 noon.
Rooms are available from around 2pm, earlier if possible.
There is no curfew or lockout.
We are open 24 hours.
Please note, that the City of Berlin imposes an additional 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.
Special conditions for bookings over New Year's which include 31st December:
Minimum stay: 4 nights
Full payment is due within 1 week after the booking has been made. This payment is non refundable
DirectionsShow MapHide 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.
The RE7 and RB14 trains go directly to Friedrichstr. and run every half-hour.
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.
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.