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Alcatraz Backpacker Hostel

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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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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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Devon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Really friendly staff at reception when we arrived. Apparently we had the best room - a 6 bed mixed dorm - & there was a lovely lounge area & free use of lockers. The shower area was very clean, & we were given fresh linen on arrival. The beds weren't particularly comfortable but expected when staying in a lower priced...

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 July 2016

My friends and I stayed in a 3-bed room for two nights and had a wonderful time. The staff are very friendly and excited to help you make the most of your trip - they have great advice on what to see and where to eat. The room and bathroom were very clean, and the kitchen and lobby were a...

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Beirut, Lebanon
Reviewed 30 June 2016

I am so happy I stayed at the Alcatraz Hostel. It made my Berlin overall experience an awesome one. From when I checked in until I checked out. Both guys at the reception were really awesome extremely helpful, I don't speak german so the check in guy called and booked my airport taxi for me 3 days ahead to make...

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Thank RittaTT
Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 18 May 2016

My friends and I stayed for 3 nights in a dorm room which was perfect. Great amenities, great location, clean, with fast wifi and very friendly and helpful staff. Would recommend people to stay there and would stay again!

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Reviewed 5 April 2016

The Alcatraz hostel is perfect for a stay in Berlin, in the prenzlauer berg area. The rooms are clean, people are friendly, lots of information that you can get, or ask, you can rent a bicycle there,... everything is all well done. Only breakfast is a bit very basic. But it costs only 3,80 euro's so that's not expensive, not...

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Radolfzell am Bodensee, Germany
Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

This hostel is Berlin in a nutshell. We booked two beds in their 4-bed dorm for 4 days in advance. The bathroom was shared with the other dorm on our story. It's an old building so don't expect you can sneak out your bed at night to go for a smoke without waking anybody up ;) Other than that we...

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Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

Helpful and friendly staff. The rooms were decent. And the location was a good one only a short walk from the s bahn. Would recommend this hostel for anyone wanting a simple, short stay in Berlin. Overall happy with what we paid for.

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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: €17 - €72 (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.”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles 256n_n_k, 4 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Book a shared room to meet fellow travellers”
 of 5 bubbles jn897212, 23 Oct 2015 | Read review
“maybe ask for rooms on the higher floors for quiet”
 of 5 bubbles simpcity, 30 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Ask for a room that does not face the street and the u-bahn track”
 of 5 bubbles mattcL5462XH, 15 Aug 2015 | Read review
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