5 Charming Hostels in Berlin with Private Rooms

by Oliver Stallwood  |  Published April 25, 2024

There are plenty of fancy hotels in Berlin but somehow the grungy Berlin capital suits a more budget-friendly hostel option – and there are some great ones to choose from. 

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Berlin has become one of the best-loved destinations in the world in recent years, with a mix of full-on partying, fascinating history and a unique liberal attitude. But the last thing you want to do when heading to Berlin is drop all your money on an expensive hotel, leaving you with no cash to experience the legendary nightlife. Luckily Berlin has a lot of cool, affordable hostels that have both dormitories and private rooms – the latter being essential if you need to sleep in after a long night. Here are five charming hostels in Berlin with private rooms.

a&o Berlin Friedrichshain

Located in a huge old factory building, this hostel certainly embodies the spirit of industrial Berlin. It’s really well positioned, right in the middle of Berlin’s vibrant Friedrichshain district, with easy access to the best bars and restaurants in what was once the punk squat district. There is a range of rooms and dormitories available and all room types include a private bathroom. WiFi available in all rooms and public areas, free of charge. The breakfast buffet is a €11 option in the hostel’s bright breaklfast room. There is also a stylish lobby bar with billiards and Sky TV, plus a play room for families. From €57. 

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St Christopher’s Inn Berlin Alexanderplatz

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Another hostel with an excellent location, St Christopher’s Inn is situated in the very heart of Berlin, around 800 metres from Alexanderplatz square. It is easy to get from here to the many shops and gastronomy that the district of Mitte has to offer, as well as a range of boutiques and big name shops. All rooms at St Christopher’s Inn Berlin Alexanderplatz have access to shared bathroom facilities and a continental breakfast is available daily. The hostel’s Belushi’s Bar offers guests a discount on food and drinks. It’s a really happy place to stay with super friendly staff who can offer tips to make the most of your Berlin vacation. From €33.

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a&o Berlin Hauptbahnhof

The a&o hostel chain is big in Berlin with numerous locations in the city. This one is found near the central station, Hauptbahnhof, so is great if you are just visiting for a night or two or planning on travelling outside of the city. The station may be busy day and night but the hostel itself is located on a quiet side street. The decor is fresh and contemporary with brightly decorated rooms with a private bathroom. Wi-Fi is free in all rooms as well as in the lobby. There is also a lobby bar as well as a games room that includes a billiards table and table football. A souvenir shop, bicycle rental, and free luggage storage facilities are also available. €67.

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a&o Berlin Mitte

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This is a great option if you are planning to explore some of Berlin’s historical elements. The hostel, which got a refresh six years ago, is just a 10-minute walk from the famous East Side Gallery, which features a variety a murals painted along a section of the old Berlin Wall. The hostel offers a variety of accommodation and a shared lounge, as well as a table tennis and air-hockey table. The hostel is cheerfully decorated with a fresh contemporary feel. WiFi is available in all rooms and public areas free of charge. For an extra €11 you can get a varied and very tasty breakfast buffet every morning. From €58. 

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Metropol Hostel 

This contemporary hostel has a great location in one of the best areas of Berlin. Situated in Kreuzberg, near Mehringdamm U-Bahn, it has a wealth of excellent eating and drinking options on its doorestp, plus vintage stores and vinyl shops. The hostel offers a 24-hour reception, free Wi-Fi internet, and daily breakfast buffets. Every room at the Metropol Hostel Berlin features secure lockers and the single and double rooms have a TV and a private bathroom. The dormitories are offered either with a bathroom in the room or with access to shared bathroom facilities. The hostel also has a bar. From €77.

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