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7 Cheap Hostels in Berlin

Last Updated: September 20, 2023

Want to make the most of your Berlin trip but have to watch your budget? If you want to save on the accommodation and spend on the fun, then take a look at our list of cheap hostels in Berlin! Most hostels offer either mixed, male or female dorm rooms. These are always the cheapest options. And of course, you’ll get the chance to meet fellow travelers and pick up tips on what to see and do.

Hostels often offer other ways to save money, such as communal kitchen facilities where you can cook your own meals and some hostels also offer very cheap meal options. All the hostels listed below have WiFi included and all offer a bed in a dorm room for between €11 and €16 per night.

7 Cheap Hostels in Berlin

Here’s our comprehensive list of the cheapest Hostels in Berlin which includes a detailed description and photos of each hostel.

1. AO Berlin Friedrichshain

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A&O Berlin Friedrichshain is located in the heart of the alternative area Friedrichshain and it is surrounded by numerous pubs, bars, galleries, and trendy shops.

This area has plenty of culture on offer, such as the East Side Gallery which consisted of the longest part of The Berlin Wall that is still standing. Catch the bus, tram, or S-Bahn from Ostkreuz and you will arrive comfortably and swiftly in central Berlin in just a few minutes.

Price: Dorms from €12.70

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2. AO Berlin Mitte

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The A&O Berlin Mitte is located in the Berlin district of the same name and is just two underground stations from the Alexanderplatz station and 10 minutes by foot from the Ostbahnhof station.

Due to its size, the A&O Berlin Mitte is an excellent choice not only for group trips but also because of its Family Lounges and playroom it's also great for holidays with the kids. For those arriving by car, there are numerous parking spaces available right by the hostel.

Price: Dorms from €13.10

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3. Baxpax Downtown Hostel

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Baxpax Downtown Hostel is located right in the center of Berlin, between the shopping area Friedrichstraße, Museum Island, and the nightlife-area Oranienburger Straße with many bars, clubs, and restaurants.

It's only a 10-minute walk to Brandenburg Gate, Potsdamer Platz, and Alexanderplatz. There’s easy access to all public transport services; the metro, tram, buses, and the S-Bahn are all just around the corner.

Price: Dorms from €14.00

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4. Check In Hostel

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The Check In Hostel Berlin is located in a historical part of Berlin and offers you comfortable rooms for low prices. You will be impressed by our clear and simple design, we offer superior comfort and convenience in a pleasant atmosphere.

The Check In Hostel Berlin is centrally located, which allows you to reach the most exciting places quickly and very easily. From our centrally located hostel, you can reach in a few minutes Checkpoint Charlie and the Jewish Museum. Also, the Potsdamer Platz, the Brandenburg Gate, and the shopping district on Friedrichstrasse are reachable within walking distance.

Price: Dorms from €16.80

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5. AO Berlin Hauptbahnhof

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A&O Berlin Hauptbahnhof has very modernly furnished rooms and business suites. Their lobby is spacious and bar with a pool and foosball tables.

The A&O Berlin Hauptbahnhof is just 10 minutes by foot from the Berlin Central Station. In spite of its central location, the hostel is on a quiet side street. Due to its excellent location, the A&O can be easily reached by car, train, or bus.

Price: Dorms from €16.00

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6. St Christopher's Berlin

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St Christopher's Berlin is located near the TV Tower, Alexanderplatz, and Museum Island. Guests say they appreciate the "super helpful and proactive" staff as well as the extra hair dryers and good mirrors in the women's bathroom.

St Christopher's is located right in the heart of Berlin providing free bed linen and free Wi-Fi - making this hostel the ideal base for you to explore the culture, history, and nightlife of this amazing city. There is a continental breakfast available every morning. All guests receive a 25% discount on food at the onsite restaurants plus great discount deals on drinks.

Price: Dorms from €14.90

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7. Industriepalast Hostel Berlin

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The large lobby at Industriepalast Hostel includes a bar, table soccer, and a pool table, as well as a guest kitchen and vaulted cellar with a ping pong table, which are great places to meet other guests and just hang out.

Above that, you can watch the most beautiful Industriepalast sunset of Berlin from our exquisite terrace. The Industriepalast offers you not only huge and spacious rooms for groups of up to 8 people but also favorable single and double rooms that meet a hotel standard.

Price: Dorms from €16.30

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Final Thoughts on Cheap hostels in Berlin

I hope this list of the cheapest hostels in Berlin helps you pick a hostel that best suits your needs during your stay in Berlin. In general, the overall standard of hostels in Berlin is excellent but there are still some bad and mediocre ones. Hopefully, this list will help you avoid bad and mediocre hostels to ensure you enjoy your stay in Berlin.

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