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The Circus Hostel
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Reviewed 9 September 2017

Stayed for two nights and found the rooms to be spacious and beds were comfortable. The hostel is very secure and only enables you to access different floors and rooms with the key card. When checking out, I didn't receive my passport back which was acting as a deposit. This caused a lot of panic after I realised once arrived in Hamburg. Fortunately the staff were very cooperative and helped me arrange for a courier service for it to be delivered. A big thank you to them, they definitely went above their duties!

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled with friends
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Thank gav125
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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Cannot recommend this place enough. I was in a 8 bed dorm which was clean and had a lot of space with shower / toilet facilities right opposite the room. The bed was comfortable and they provided a big comfortable pillow (which is a big perk as a lot of hostels just give small, worn down ones). Great location with lots of stuff to do! I would recommend a walking tour that the hostel informs you about as it's a good way to see Berlin and the history behind it (tip based). A connivence shop opposite the building and bars and restaurants just down the street. The micro brewery is what makes this place special, a great way to socialise and the beer was great!

Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank madsbaxter
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Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Overall this place was great. The bar downstairs was a great place to meet people and socialise. Location is great. Facilities pretty good. I did have an unfortunate experience where the cleaners thought my bed was empty and made it up, leading another guest to also think it was empty and rip the lock off the box. The contents of the box were all at reception for me but it was a highly unpleasant experience to realise someone has been through all your stuff. I'm sure it was just a weird mix up

Stayed: August 2017, travelled solo
Thank Rebecca D
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

The hostel is well located, which means it's 30 seconds away from the the metro station, the tram and a bunch of nice restaurants, bars and a grocery store. The staff is great: super helpful and friendly. Recommend staying at Circus :)

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with friends
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Thank Srijana_92
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

I've stayed at the Circus at least six times, and every time I've ventured to other hostels in Berlin I've been disappointed, mainly because the Circus is optimal in its combination of location (the part of Mitte that's not far from Prenzlauer Berg/Weinbergsweg with its park and cafés) and logistics (right at Rosenthaler Platz and on an underground line you'll more likely than not be using several times). You also don't really need to worry about invading local neighbourhoods and cramping their style, because Rosenthaler Platz has long since succumbed to touristification; at the same time, a good day/night out in 'real' Berlin is either within walking or U-Bahn distance.

Service is impeccable. Staff (reception, cleaning, bar and cafe) are consistently jovial, helpful and generous (I've had room upgrades where availability permitted). I've always felt safe in this hostel, with luggage rooms downstairs (€4 for full-day rental) and a small safe box by the bed. Bedrooms are usually perfectly clean, showers slightly less so (bring flip-flops). The bedrooms are also more spacious than most hostel dorms I've come across. The breakfast buffet serves all adult needs (=everything bar Coco Pops) for a mere €5. All in all pretty good value for your money.

Finally, there's a pleasant mix of people: many travelling alone, many in groups; younger students, older non-students (30-50); families; couples. Regardless of category, I've found that it tends to attract the extroverted/sociable type even more so than the average hostel. So it's ideal both as a party hostel and non-party hostel. You might not like Mitte personally, but it's still difficult to find fault with the Circus.

Room Tip: The single rooms are both luxurious and cosy
  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled solo
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Thank AriOskarsson
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