The Circus Hostel
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The Circus Hostel

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4.5
#2 of 136 hostels in Berlin
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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Since 2001 we’ve been standing proud on Rosenthaler Platz, the mothership of The Circus overlooking one of Berlin’s busiest squares. You’ll find us in the heart of a lively nightlife and cultural scene in the centre of Berlin and within walking distance of many of the city’s famous sights. There’s always something going on thanks to our regular programme of tours and events to help you experience the best of Berlin, and not only do we have our own microbrewery producing excellent craft beer but The Circus Hostel is also home to the one and only Hoff Museum, dedicated to the man himself.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Evening entertainment
Highchairs available
Taxi service
24-hour security
Wifi
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Karaoke
Walking tours
Nightclub / DJ
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared bathroom
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Room features
Allergy-free room
Desk
Safe
Sofa
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
Room types
City view
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
HOTEL STYLE
City View
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Croatian and 9 more
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Special Price:12% off room rate

Location

Weinbergsweg 1a, 10119 Berlin Germany
Name/address in local language
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Grade: 100 out of 100
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Berlin Brandenburg Airport
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Rosenthaler Platz
1 minBerlin U-Bahn
Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz
8 minBerlin U-Bahn
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Horea wrote a review Aug 2022
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Property's Favourite Review
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The rooms are very spacious and everything is very clean, the bathrooms are impeccable. Definitely enjoyed the privacy of the beds in the dorms, however my USB plug never worked. Great lobby and nice atmosphere, friendly staff. Location is really good - right next to the metro station and the tram stop. Only 2 metro stations away from Alexanderplatz and 10 minutes away from the Central Station by direct tram. However, dorms have no AC and you have to sleep with the windows open in summertime. It gets really noisy at night with all trams passing by every couple of minutes. Be sure to bring some earplugs. Also, there’s no kitchen if you’re looking for that and the breakfast selection is kinda poor but has the basic stuff
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Bring some earplugs, it gets noisy at night. Also a padlock for the lockers and a towel (you’ll...
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Dentone wrote a review Jan 2020
Bridlington, United Kingdom
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Me and my boyfriend stayed in the hostel (if you can call it that, its way swankier!) for 4 nights recently. We booked a double room with shared bathroom. We checked in early and as the Hostel was quiet being early jan we got straight into our room at about noon which was really convenient for us.

The room was spacious for a hostel, with a console are to hang clothes, put toiletries on and books etc. At the end of the bed was a stool and a seating area with a table attached to the bed so we could have a drink and look out the window. he bed itself was a raised platform with the (comfy) mattress sunken into it, almost like a Japanese style bed. I had no problems with this but my BF having. bit of a bad back did struggle to get up for a pee at 3am!

The rooms decor was modern and stylish with nice big mirror. It was a bit dark for doing makeup/contact lenses so I usually went to the shower room.

The toilets and showers were plenty and very near, the ladies for me was right outside our door. The shower and toilets were impeccably clean. We rented towels for 1 euro each.

The location is great, you're right on the M8 and M1 tram with a Ubahn outside too. you've got a direct line to Hauptbahnhof too.

The surrounding Rosenthaler Platz had small late shops for chocolate bars and beers and a great Turkish place we got delicious Kebabs!
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Double rooms are a great size for the price
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Response from Louis Bonneterre, Ventes at The Circus Hostel
Responded 7 Dec 2021
Dear Den, Thank you for your so lovely comment, that is very pleasant to read that you enjoyed your stay at The Circus Hostel. We will be very happy to see you again. Greetings from Berlin.
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Tom S wrote a review Feb 2020
West Midlands, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I have to say, when my partner booked to stay here I was a little concerned about it being a hostel. However, we had a self contained apartment on the 5 floor - microwave, cooker, fridge and dishwasher. It was very spacious and clean with very large windows, which did overlook many other rooms. It wasnt until we arrived that we noticed there was no TV in the room. On the first time on using the shower I burnt myself. The water temperature fluctuates so rapidly as the water is not thermostatically controlled. The USB connection at the side of the bed also didn't work, but this was a minor fault. The all inclusive €5 breakfast is nothing special, but is okay if you dont mind a basic selection. The location is very good with tram and subway stops right outside and plenty of restaurants around. The price made it all worth it, but would have paid more if there were some improvements made to the room and dining facilities.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Louis Bonneterre, Ventes at The Circus Hostel
Responded 7 Dec 2021
Dear Tom, Thank you for your feedback it is really useful for us in order to improve the service delivered. We are working around these aspects and we hope to see you again to show you our renovated breakfast area. Greetings from Berlin
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Cherrie G wrote a review Feb 2022
North Walsham, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Situated at U-Bahn Rosenthaler. You can catch a train from Brandenberg Airport which costs €3.50 and be there within 45mins.
Online check-in enabled smoother check-in at desk. Towels are a €1 to rent. They also have a fridge whereby you can purchase drinks.
I stayed in a 6 bed dorm which we fortunately had to ourselves. Bunk beds are well built, providing privacy and a shelf with USB points and light.
Showers and toilets are separate but clean and functional. Amazing water pressure!
Basement bar has cool vibes with great beer and cocktails.

Only complaint: the cafe/breakfast area. It’s open to general public which may provide difficulty when queueing or getting a seat. Breakfast was good value for €5.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Andrew Hadfield, Vertrieb at The Circus Hostel
Responded 1 Mar 2022
Thank you very much We are so happy you had a good time with us JJ
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O M wrote a review Oct 2021
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed in a private room for a week. The location is extremely good for just about anything (bars, public transport, cafes), and there's a small patio outside the front which is great fun for people watching. I was pleasantly surprised by how quiet it was too. Staff very friendly. Some minor issues with communication (the bar was closed due to Covid, which I only found out when I arrived; the 'free' Covid test centre outside was only free for non-tourists) but otherwise staff were extremely friendly. Bathrooms and breakfast pretty basic but fine. Felt secure. Would go back, hopefully to a reopened bar!
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Date of stay: September 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Louis Bonneterre, Ventes at The Circus Hostel
Responded 7 Dec 2021
Dear om, Thank you for your review, that is always useful for us! We are happy to read that you did enjoy your stay with us ! We are sorry for the communication issues and will be very happy to see you soon for your next city trip in Berlin. Greetings from The Circus Team
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Carmen wrote a review Mar 2023
United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I couldn’t be more grateful to the cleaning staff at this hostel. I love to travel but my autism often makes it difficult staying in hostels, everything was so clean though I actually enjoyed my showers every day! I’ve never felt so comfortable in a hostel.

I also really appreciate that I could open the windows in the dorm, which I haven’t been able to do in so many other hostels. The shower was also a proper high pressure shower that ran for as long as I wanted it to, I didn’t have to keep pressing a button to turn it back on!!

The place wasn’t too social during the day, a few great social areas but they were mostly occupied by people working on laptops. Up until around 7pm it actually felt more like a hotel, which is either a good or bad thing depending on what you’re looking for. The bar downstairs was a great place for meeting people in the evenings though and everyone in my dorm was super friendly, I loved Karaoke night! As long as you have the confidence to say ‘hey, are you going out tonight’ you shouldn’t have any problems making friends haha!

Thank you for a great stay!
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: If you’re not a fan of techno and only like the common pop and hip hop, like me, Matrix club has...
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dannyboy1223 wrote a review Oct 2023
Solihull, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Beds aren't that firm. Seem a bit springy. There are USB ports but not sockets into the headboard, if you have a type C only and a travel adaptor, then you got no choice but to charge in the corner of the room. For a 10 bed room, this didn't have a bathroom attached so instead is a walk down the corridor. Room itself was clean and tidy, located opposite a metro station with plenty of choices of eateries and groceries, along with nice cafes. Showers are cubicles, the extract fan wasn't exactly functioning. Easy check in and check out, they don't charge for lockers to store your luggage - handy when you have an evening flight or you land early before check in time. Towels also priced very reasonably. Probably the main negative was that it's in a busy spot, so you would hear a lot of background noise from people drinking outside especially on Friday & Saturday night along with the sirens so would recommend a pair of ear plugs. Overall a decent stay though...
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Date of stay: September 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Sam A wrote a review Mar 2024
Melbourne, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The rooms were clean and modern with full length mirrors and large lockers. I was in a 6 bed dorm and there was plenty of room for all of us. The location was great and could walk or get public transport to all of the sites quite easily. Staff were helpful and friendly.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from , Inhaber at The Circus Hostel
Responded 10 Apr 2024
Thank you for your kind review JJ
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Swedishtomcat wrote a review Apr 2024
Diss, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This quirky hostel became my father’s four day base whilst exploring Berlin. He slept in a quiet, single room which had plenty of space, a comfortable bed and was nicely laid out, but it didn’t have an en suite. The shared bathroom was clean although there was no soap in the toilets. The staff were friendly and very helpful, especially with his questions about public transport. There wasn’t a self-catering kitchen but a free and substantial breakfast buffet was available daily from 0800-1300.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled solo
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Renin W wrote a review Apr 2020
Navi Mumbai, India
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The rooms were great and comfy bed. Clean bathrooms and hot showers. The reception staff is great and speak good english and very very helpful. One of my friends lost his locker keys and the staff immediately opened it up.

The bar below is good and the drink mixes are nice. Have a couple and get chatty with the bartender and she's pour more till you drop.

Metro is right in front of you and you can just hop n and go places. There are couple of pubs and clubs near by so you don't have to venture across places.
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Date of stay: September 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: If you want silence, ask for a room upstairs.
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Response from Louis Bonneterre, Ventes at The Circus Hostel
Responded 7 Dec 2021
Dear Renin, Thanks a lot for your lovely comment, that is always pleasant to read nice feedbacks. We will be very happy to see you for your next stay to Berlin! Greetings from The Circus Team
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Answer from farawayanita
Chicago, Illinois189 contributions96 helpful votes
Hi, if you can pay a few bucks more they do have single rooms available. I reserved a single room with a private bathroom months in advance because I didn't feel comfortable with that kind of situation myself. It's so much better when you have some privacy.
Answer from Rmck2018
Belfast, United Kingdom106 contributions79 helpful votes
You could always get a private room or a private room with shared showers toilets ect. I visited during the summer and saw kids in the hostel with parents but maybe they had their own room.
Answer from Phil O
Montpellier, France19 contributions11 helpful votes
Forgot to say... The Circus is in a really good district of the centre & they do free walking tours ever day, which take in many of the important sights.
Answer from L-intheworld
Manchester, United Kingdom28 contributions26 helpful votes
I had a private double room and had to share a bathroom. Also no AC just a fan.
Ondra Hanisch wrote a tip Apr 2024
Czech Republic62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"One thing that I found anoyingone was the frequent passing of honking ambulances around the hotel. Bring also some euros in cash."
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MTravels wrote a tip Jul 2023
24 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Lovely"
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Jewel wrote a tip Jul 2023
Perth, Australia30 contributions5 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Try to ask for a high room away from the Main Street."
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Carmen wrote a tip Mar 2023
United Kingdom6 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you’re not a fan of techno and only like the common pop and hip hop, like me, Matrix club has my heart lol"
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Axel wrote a tip Feb 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Look closely at the basement of the hostel, there's a little surprise there..."
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PRICE RANGE
€78 - €171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
the circus hotel berlin
LOCATION
GermanyBerlinMitte / Mitte (Borough)
NUMBER OF ROOMS
80
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Circus Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to The Circus Hostel?
Nearby attractions include David Hasselhoff Museum (0.00 km), Botanical Affairs, Gin & Tonic Bar & shop (0.2 km), and Amano Bar (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Circus Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and breakfast buffet.
What food & drink options are available at The Circus Hostel?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, breakfast, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at The Circus Hostel?
Yes, paid public parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Circus Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include 100 Gramm Bar, PeterPaul, and Zeit für Brot.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Circus Hostel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to The Circus Hostel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Memorial of the Berlin Wall (1.0 km), East Side Gallery (3.8 km), and Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial (6.7 km).
Does The Circus Hostel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.
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