The Circus Hostel

Address: Weinbergsweg 1a, Berlin, 10119, Germany | Hostel
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This hostel, located in the Mitte area of Berlin, is near KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Absynth Depot, Hackbarth's, and Alter Garnisonsfriedhof.
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          • Free High-Speed Internet


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          TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Circus Hostel Berlin

          Reviewed by aifs2po


          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

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

          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, very friendly,efficient and knowledgable staff throughout the hostel and in a great location.

          If you have never been to a hostel before then clear all the thoughts you have about one. Here you can book private apartments with a double bed and shower etc just like you'd have in any 3 or even 4 star hotel and have the privacy and effiency of one too. Ours was very clean, smelled great, had a lovely bed and was very reasonable.

          The hostel itself has a great cafe where you can eat a very healthy choice of breakfast meals and serves great coffee ( serves salads and sandwiches etc later ). I particularly liked the CD listening point with its comfy chair where you can sit + relax with your beer and listen to anyone of about 80 albums provided by a nearby record store. ( available to purchase too ).

          The clientele tend to be young and made up of international travellers using up their visas or just city hopping etc but that makes it more interesting. Experiencing/sharing Culture is a good thing!!

          The one thing I would say against it is that it is a very smoky hostel. My advice to them would be to ban ------!! We were definitely a minority and we stank ------. Yuk.

          But otherwise it was great. In the right district too and right opposite a metro stop. Perfect. Make sure you check out the museum at checkpoint charlie. The 10 euro price seems a bit steep at first but if you're interested in history then this museum fulfills all you need to know about the berlin walls history. Fascinating.

          We liked it here!! :)

          Ps: little restaurant secret for you: we had probably the best meal we've ever ever had at Thuringer-Stuben which can be found at Stargarder Str.28, Prenzlauer Berg. The nearest metro stop is Schonhauser Allee and then a 10 minute walk but it is absolutely worth it. Heaping portions of creamy mash, meat, veg, potatoes etc. Very reasonable , very cute. The place looks like any normal corner bar but go there, you will not be disappointed. Pps: Have the lamb+garlic mash. Its amazing!!

          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!).

          We had an apartment for the forst couple of nights and a double room on the last (due to a booking mix up). The staff there were excellent and always friendly and the hostel was generally well maintained and very clean.

          The apartments are good value, very stylish and offer a good alternative to a hotel for older travellers or families who don't want to share in the dorms. The twin room was only slightly cheaper but was more prison cell like! Also, without any TV or radios provided I would recommend packing a small radio!

          Stalls opposite offer excellent and veggie falafel virtulally 24hrs a day for those hungry drunk moments after hitting the bars!

          Berlin is a great city, cheaper still in the East than the West for food and beer, and offers lots for all tastes. I'd definately go again, and definately reccomend the Circus, but I would make a reservation by phone and not internet the next time to avoid any confusion!

          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.

          On the downside, the location is not that great. It's adequate as it right outside a tube station, but it's not on a good line, and there is not much of interest in the immediate area.

          We were put in room 15, which did not have heating, and was not adequately insulated. We froze as the tiny blankets offered no protection. We asked reception if they could do anything to heat the room up, or provide better blankets, but they couldn't. Instead they said that room 15 is not usually used in the winter as it's too cold. This was of little consolation after a very poor night's sleep, and wastage of an hour or so the next morning (tired and cranky) sorting it out.

          On our second and third nights we were given a better room, but the first night marred our experience here. Facitilies were adequate, but i still wouldn't go back even if we were in the type of room given to us after complaining.

          The perfect hostel


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

          Location: next door to an underground station; some three or four bars directly opposite and loads of cool restaurants, bars and shops within a ten minute walk in every direction from the hostel.

          Rooms: There were three of us travelling and we shared a really well designed 3-bed room. Clean, spacious, wood floors, modern furniture, quiet.

          Costs: we paid 18 euro each a night; varies depending on size of the room. Inexpensive breakfast - ranging from €1.50 for a choice of cereal with some friut and yogurt to €4.50 all you can eat buffet breakfast of fresh fruit, a choice of breads, salamis, salads, cheese etc.

          Facilities: shared toilets and (power) showers were clean. The reception area has a few sofas, 4 internet points, a library of guidebooks. Cafe is open every day until about 8pm (serving excellent coffee) downstairs there's a great bar.

          Atmosphere. Although busy with lots of people in the cafe and bar, the sleeping areas were really quiet. Quite a mix of ages there too - and it seemed that there were several people on return vists. Very helpful staff.

          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

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