This hostel in the popular Prenzlauer Berg district of Berlin offers self-catering rooms. The famous Alexanderplatz square is 15 minutes away by city rail. The non-smoking Central Hostel Berlin lies in a quiet side street. The Greifswalder Straße city rail station and tram stop is just a 5-minute walk away. All of the rooms at the Central Berlin feature modern décor and cable TV. Facilities at the Central include a shared lounge with a fully equipped kitchen. Guests benefit from free Wi-Fi in the lounge. A wide range of cafés, shops, and supermarkets are located near the Central Hostel Berlin. Attractions in the area include the lively Kollwitzplatz square, only about 2 km away.
The fact that I hardly saw anyone during my stay apart from the mornings when staff were busy doing chores. The use of the fridge and kitchen was great and I practically had the bathroom for my sole use, November not being a particularly busy time.
The floor resounded with all the movement of people walking across and this did wake me once or twice but as there were so few guests this disturbance was kept to a minimum.
Excellent and hospitable, a wonderful place that Id love to go back to when opportunity arises.
Kitchen could do with a few extra basics, sif and cuttingboards would be a good idea!
Since the accomodation itself is small, guests are able to communicate and help eachothers easily. It takes only a couple of minutes to the tram and S-Bahn stations.
If you are looking for somewhere in Berlin that is cheap, comfortable and clean then the Central Hostel Berlin is excellent. It is a hostel so facilities are basic - no en-suite or room service! However the rooms are modern, clean and comfortable as are the toilets and showers. There is a very nice communual area where you can prepare food (microwave, hob, kettle). Tea and coffee is supplied. There are supermarkets close by and an excellent backerie over the road. Although not in a tourist area of Berlin it is very close to the tram line to Alexanderplatz and the S-bahn circle lines so you can get to anywhere in the city with ease. The staff were very helpful.
Don't expect hotel services. No staff on duty overnight.