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Reviewed 1 August 2011

This was by far the best hostel I've ever stayed at. Great location, superb standard and really friendly and helpful staff.

Thank Sofister
Sliema, Malta
Reviewed 5 November 2010

The Hostel is about 15 to 30 minutes from tegel airport and it cost about 20 euros taxi. We arrived at night and though late at night there is no receptionist you can get a code by email and let yourself in. The receptionist was there and he was really helpful and informative...actually all the staff we met there were...

1Thank shiva1961
Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 21 August 2009

This isn't a hostel in the traditional sense; there's very little common space to get to know fellow travelers and what there is isn't inviting, compared to other hostels that have open courtyards and inviting space. But the location is right in the middle of Prenzlauer Berg and the neighborhood has a lot of character and charm, plus nightlife. The...

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Reviewed 4 July 2009

This is a great hostel in the funky Prenlauer Berg district of Berlin. The rooms are clean and funky (try and get a room away from the noisy main road), and the bathrooms are very clean and private. The staff are very nice too.

Thank w0rld_traveller1981
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 26 May 2009

Stayed here just recently and had a fantastic time. Easy to find hostel very accessable from Tegal Airport (short bus and train ride) in a very funky area of East Berlin.

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Reviewed 18 October 2008

The Aurora hostel is located in a fairly new building in the hip Prenzlauerberg district of East Berlin. It is easy to get to, with a tram stop directly outside and it is a few minutes walk from/to Schönhauser Allee station on the U-bahn. It is also very close to the bustling trendy intersection of Danizger Strasse/Kastanienallee/Schönhauser Alle which teams...

2Thank Maroushka_PZT
Reviewed 4 August 2008

Planning our '07 Interrail trip, my girlfriend and I did a lot of research online. Travelling with friends is one thing, but this would be my first real trip with my gf, so I wanted to avoid the stress and strain of arriving at crap places just barely useful for crashing after a night out. Knowing how lodgers have a...

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Paris, France
Reviewed 10 March 2008

Prices are ok (60 € for 2 nights, single room, beginning of march), the hostel is clean, bathroom shared (2 or 3 bathrooms showers per floor), no tv in the rooms, good quality wifi in rooms, very welcoming, the area (Schonhauser Allee and Prenzlauer berg) are underground fashion areas but quiet (ancient East Berlin), many restaurants around. You could go...

1Thank BrunoGomes
Reviewed 20 February 2008

Stylish, great value hostel right in the middle of Prenzlauer Berg. The rooms are comfy and spacious, with amazingly soft beds. Single person bathrooms are exceptional - the cleanest I've seen in a hostel - and the hot water never runs out. In short, this place feels more like a designer hotel. Super helpful staff, free internet, good security (24...

2Thank brisbane21
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 October 2007

This is a great little hostel in the east of berlin. The staff are very friendly & accomodating, the rooms are clean and the beds very comfortable. There are shared bathroom facilities however there are so many bathrooms that we didn't have to queue once. The hostel is about a 5 minute walk from the nearest U-Bahn station and there...

1Thank k.j.mcnab

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Prenzlauer Berg
No Berlin neighbourhood has undergone a greater change than Prenzlauer Berg. The artists and non-conformists that defined the district’s intriguing subculture in the 1980s and 90s have been replaced by a young, hip crowd that frequents the many cafes. Where there were once run-down houses in the shadow of the Berlin Wall, there are now designer shops. Beautiful old homes have been modernized and renovated, and on Sundays, thousands turn the park next to remnants of the wall into a playground for street artists, musicians, and flea market shoppers. This attracts young urban families who enjoy the balance of big city life and small-town comfort. Meanwhile, trendy, young, upper-class visitors from all over the world are attracted to the local high-end shops, cafés, and sophisticated bars and restaurants. The merits of this transformation are a favorite topic of debate around the city, but it makes for some of the best people-watching Berlin has to offer.
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This hostel enjoys a youthful, relaxed atmosphere and a central location in Berlin's trendy district of Prenzlauer Berg, close to many popular bars, cafes and restaurants. The stylish single, double and triple rooms of the Old Town Hostel offer all comforts normally associated with a hotel. All rooms feature a changing lighting scheme which guests can set to their own taste. The Old Town Hostel also offers free internet access in the rooms and common areas as well as an in-house library. The lobby's kitchenette is available for guests to make small meals, while many cafes are located near the property. The Old Town Hostel is close to the Eberwalder Straße U2 underground station and 3 different tram lines, and provides easy access to all cultural and historic attractions in Berlin city centre. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Old Town Hostel

Address: Pappelallee 21, 10437 Berlin, Germany (Formerly Aurora Hostel)
Region: Germany > Berlin > Prenzlauer Berg
Price Range: RM189 - RM374 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Old Town Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 26
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Aurora Hotel Berlin
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“Lower floor are better as there's no elevator.”
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 of 5 bubbles Salma_Ossama2, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Geen lift aanwezig dus geef aan het hotel door als je niet van traplopen houdt.”
 of 5 bubbles loraines803, 8 Jun 2016 | Read review
“They were all cool!”
 of 5 bubbles smallgirl80, 19 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Top floor is quietest.”
 of 5 bubbles GroovyBebe, 28 Jul 2014 | Read review
“when you like private shower/toilet/washbasin, book a double room WITH private bathroom! Is only about 10 € more expensive and it saves the trouble of getting dressed properly before going to the shower. So you won't need to bring your flip-flops and bathrobe!”
 of 5 bubbles JoostZw, 17 Apr 2013 | Read review
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