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Alcatraz Backpacker Hostel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed here for three nights in May. Really cool hostel with super friendly staff, really relaxed vibes but still really sociable! Would definitely recommended to anyone heading to Berlin. Also in a really convenient location, only a short hop to the Ubahn/Sbahn. I'll definitely be heading back!

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

The Place is absolutely stunning! We could not get enough of the art on the walls outside! took so many photos! Staff were very friendly and helpful. Plus our room mates were very trusting and a good laugh

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Reviewed 9 April 2017

I booked 2 three-bedded rooms for two nights. The rooms, the common toilet and bathrooms are clean. The rooms are quite at night. Staffs are friendly and helpful. The location is nice with a lot restaurants and bars.

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Heswall, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

If I were to come back to Berlin I would definitely stay here again. The room was clean and perfectly pleasant, and the location was incredible. The neighbourhood where the hostel is, is fabulous and kind of hip and trendy, and the distance of an U-Bahn station was not far, only a few minutes walk, so getting around was easy!...

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Jersey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed in a double room for 3 nights and loved it. The bed was huge! The rooms were clean and warm. Friendly and helpful staff and great kitchen facilities available. It has a beautiful, bohemian feel to it. Super laid back and a really chill place to be. The guys who worked there could not have been more helpful...

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Reviewed 26 January 2017

Purchased a private room with a friend. Found it very clean and comfortable. The staff were really friendly and the hostel had a very relaxed atmosphere. Best of all though was the price and location. You get excellent value for money and the hostel is surrounded with cheap and unique bars and restaurants. Great for those who want to get...

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Thank Sophie J
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Stayed with some friends , staff were very helpful and location brilliant . It was also very cheap so left us with more money for beer! There is an excellent bratwurst stand near by and a metro station pretty much opposite .

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Thank Joe P
Reviewed 15 September 2016

alcatraz backpacker hostel berlin - really good location as its beside two tram stations so we didn't have to get taxis once and the staff will tell you what tram goes where so its very handy! Rooms are clean and exactly what you need if you need a place to stay! The staff that work there are very friendly and...

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Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend have just stayed here from the 11th-14th of August and loved it! The hostel was just what we needed during our stay in Berlin! The staff were friendly and had excellent knowledge about the area and couldn't do enough to help you! The room was basic, but the beds are super comfortable! But that is all...

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Thank Ashleigh C
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 August 2016

We had a lovely stay here. The staff were so helpful and chatty. The location is next to nearly every form of public transport so it is easy to get to wherever you want to go. The kitchen has everything you'd need and there's a great outdoor area to sit and eat/drink. Great stay.

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Staying in Prenzlauer Berg

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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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Centrally located in Berlins Prenzlauer Berg district, the Alcatraz Backpacker Hostel is the ideal starting point for sightseeing, shopping and nightlife.We provide affordable and clean, individually styled accommodation and a lot of free amenities.Feel invited to enjoy our relaxed and friendly atmosphere! We will make sure you'll have a brilliant time and look forward to seeing you in our Alcatraz Backpacker Hostel! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Alcatraz Backpacker Hostel

Address: Schoenhauser Allee 133a, 10437 Berlin, Germany
Region: Germany > Berlin > Prenzlauer Berg
Price Range: $35 - $115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 23
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“Wi-fi is free, but it only works on the ground floor. I am not sure if that extends to the rooms as I was on the third floor.”
bwrat97, 16 Jul 2016 | Read review
“rooms at the 4th floor are really a pain in the * to get up there several times a day, there's no elevator.”
256n_n_k, 4 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Book a shared room to meet fellow travellers”
jn897212, 23 Oct 2015 | Read review
“maybe ask for rooms on the higher floors for quiet”
simpcity, 30 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Ask for a room that does not face the street and the u-bahn track”
mattcL5462XH, 15 Aug 2015 | Read review
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