The Circus Hostel

Weinbergsweg 1a, Berlin, 10119, Germany | Hostel
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The inspirational wheelchair man

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Flew into Berlin today and arrived at our hostel. Craig was busting to do laundry so we spent the afternoon in a laundromat washing all put clothes. The hostel is pretty cool, they have free dinner and a 2 euro breakfast so we had dinner here and met some of the other travellers for beers. One guy we met was an american called Colin, he was a …

Sleeping in parks

A travel blog entry by natstuff

As we only went to bed at 5am, we wasted half the day sleeping and finally decided to hire some bikes to keep exploring for the rest of the afternoon. We checked out the DDR museum (about the Cold War), went back to explore checkpoint Charlie, then found a nice park to rest in for a few hours cos I couldn't keep my eyes open! Needless to say we didn't go out that night.

I want to ride my bicycle

A travel blog entry by natstuff


Berlin is such a huge city we decided to do a 6 hour bike tour to see everything including a beer garden stop to try the bratwurst (it's not as good as you'd expect). In the evening craig and I went out for dumplings and then came back to the hostel to drink with out buddies from last night plus some more. I did a pub quiz with some English kids …

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This hostel, located in the Mitte area of Berlin, is near Absynth Depot, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Hackbarth's, and Tools & Gallery.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Circus Hostel Berlin

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    Reviewed Sep 18, 2013
    by (1 review) , Ireland Flag of Ireland

    funky lace to stay. built for travellers, they really think of everything you want and need

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    Reviewed by mitchpayne


    Reviewed Sep 16, 2013
    by (3 reviews) Perth , Australia Flag of Australia

    circus hostel is fun cool place. I would return. It is a hostel

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    Reviewed by mikepsilve

    Great place

    Reviewed May 16, 2013
    by (2 reviews) Buffalo , United States Flag of United States

    This place was the nicest hostel I have ever been to. It was great.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    Reviewed by nickghayes


    Reviewed Jan 31, 2013
    by (2 reviews) , Australia Flag of Australia

    great hostel- possibley fave of the trip. Great room, great all you can eat brekkie for 5 euros (includes a machine made coffee!), great people, great bar downstairs and during happy hour you can get two drinks (beer or wine) for 2.5 euro!

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    Historical Traveler Reviews The Circus Hostel Berlin



    I have just come back from here yesterday and have to say that this is a perfect choice for anyone young or old who is visiting Berlin.

    It is centrally located with the U-Bahn stop right outside, and in spitting distance of the bars and restaurants of Prennzlauer Berg (take the U2 one stop north to Senefelder Platz).

    The staff are excellant, really friendly and helpful. I stayed here with my mother and she really enjoyed it too and would stay there again. It is spotlessly clean - in the rooms, toilets, showers and in the common areas.

    Overall I would definitly stay here again.

    Fantastic. Loved it.


    Booked a Hostel for the first time ever and can't really fault this place.

    Great location, great value


    Stayed in January 2005 at the Weinbergsweg Str. hostel. The location in the hip Mitte district directly opposite Rosenthaler metro station (U8) couldn't be better, however the street below is always fairly noisy even on the 5th floor, so would be a problem for some in the summer with the need for open windows (there is no air-conditioning, but at these prices why would there be!).

    I wouldn't go back


    I booked the Rosa Luxemburg on the basis of reviews on this site and was disappointed. Its greatest strength was that it had a good 'backpacker scene' and social life.

    The perfect hostel


    I stayed at the Circus for four nights in November 2004 and it was an excellent hostel - well recommended.

    First time in a hostel, would do it again over a hotel


    Clean rooms, great security, great location. Right across the street from Rosenthaler Platz metro station. Great bakery across the street "Back Frei". GREAT! Private bathroom was nice. Right on the corner, 1st floor, no noise. Cheap breakfast. We were hesitant about a hostel, but we loved it, especially for the price, way better deal than getting a hotel.

    Superb Apartments


    Stayed @ Circus Hostel (Rosa Luxemburg) in top floor Apartment, May 2004 and it was awesome.

    It was extremely clean, had a kitchen, lounge, 2 beds and private deck with table & chairs outside overlooking the city. Bathroom was spotless. And the whole place was decked

    out really funky.

    The staff are very friendly. There is a common area downstairs to hang out. The Metro is about 1 block away.

    It was the best place i stayed on my holiday and for only

    75 euro between 2 people its well worth the money.

    The private rooms are fantastic!


    We stayed in a private room (an apartment they call it) in this hostel for 3 nights. It was without a doubt, the best value for our entire vacation, and one of the nicer places we stayed in. For six weeks we stayed in hotels priced between 80 and 140 euros per night . This hostel (private room with bathroom) cost only 60 Euro per night. The staff were 200% more friendly and helpful than any of our other hotels. The facilities were good, the bar downstairs was well priced and fun. And we couldn't hear a thing from our room - it was very quiet. They also have a cafe downstairs, where you can get breakfast for only a few euro. Location wise, it's right outside a metro station, and although there aren't a heap of restaurants nearby. The one across the road is quite nice and cheap. The only ''downsides" to this hostel are that sometimes (i.e. when everyone is using the water) there is no water pressure (i.e. only a trickle). But because this is a hostel, we found that we were cool if we were having showers before 8am (e.g. early). So. No showstoppers. And I'd definitely stay here again - even if it wasn't so cheap - which is just a bonus!

    Had a ball in Berlin!


    Recently (12/03) stayed at the Rosa-Luxemburg Circus Hostel in Berlin with my 6 year old daughter and found the place to be fantastic. We stayed in a double room which was spotless. The location was great and with it being warm, clean and secure and at a great price we're hanging to return!!

    Best Hostel Experience


    I stayed at the Circus Hostel for two nights in October 2003. It is probably one of the best hostels I have ever stayed in. The location is excellent, right in the centre of Mitte, with a metro station across the street. The rooms are clean and spacious with good security and facilities. The front desk staff are extremely friendly and helpful, wheather you're asking for info on attractions and tours or a good local restaurant. I would reccommend this hostel to anyone and will stay here again if I have the good luck to return to Berlin.

    TripAdvisor Reviews The Circus Hostel Berlin

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding