Alcatraz Backpacker Hostel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsAlcatraz Backpacker Hostel Berlin
Comfortable bed, clean bathroom, extremely friendly and helpful staff. Internet only available on ground floor unfortunately. Lovely outdoor courtyard. Recommended.
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