CityStay Hostel

Rosenstraße 16, Berlin, Germany, 10178

Price from: £12

General

By Paul Sullivan, your Berlin expert

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#39 of 40
expert-rated hotels in Berlin
Expert overall rating:3.2 out of 5
Location:
4.5
4.5
Bedrooms:
3
3.0
Eating/drinking:
2.9
2.9
Public areas:
3.3
3.3
Leisure facilities:
0
N/A
Service:
4.2
4.2
Value for money:
4.6
4.6
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Culture vultures, Singles, Shopping

Expert review of CityStay Hostel

Cheap and cheerful hostel accommodation in downtown Berlin.

CityStay Hostel occupies a restored department store building that dates from 1896. It's a modern, loft-style space with a terrace and courtyard and - when I was last there at least - friendly, vibrant atmosphere.

Location: 

CityStay is located in central Berlin (Mitte), but on a quiet pedestrian street. It's close to the S-Bahn, U-Bahn and airport bus stop, and not far from key attractions such as the famed Museum Island and Unter den Linden boulevard.

Bedrooms: 

Dorm rooms have between 4-10 beds, and there are also single and double private rooms with or without private bathrooms. Decor is basic, but all rooms are clean and fairly spacious, and dorm beds have individual reading lamps, so you can stay up without disturbing your roommates. Bedding rental costs a one-time, obligatory €2,50 fee. 

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Public areas: 

There's a pleasant enough courtyard, though this closes at 10pm in order to keep the noise down.

Eating and drinking: 

Breakfast is as cheap and cheerful as the rest of the place, but it features healthy touches like organic bread. During summer it's served in the courtyard.

Leisure facilities: 

There are no in-house leisure facilities but staff do organise pub crawls and other group outings.

Service: 

Service is friendly and helpful.

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Who stays there: 

Backpackers, single female travellers, couples on a budget.

Price advice: 

Breakfast is included in the room rate.

Pros: 
Friendly staff
Good location in Mitte
Cons: 
Lockers are outside rooms in an area not covered by cameras
Lack of amenities

More information on CityStay Hostel:

Price from:
£12
Type:
Hostel
Address:
Rosenstraße 16, Berlin, Germany, 10178
Neighbourhood:
Mitte

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