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A&O Berlin Hauptbahnhof

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I can understand young people and groups of teenagers chose this place to stay. However, for people looking for slightly more quality, this is not the place. The staff is unfriendly, almost rude, and the main advantage, which is to be a few blocks from Hauptbahnhof is really unimportant. In a city wher epublic transport works fairly well, you can find much better alternatives a couple of Tram or U-bahn stations away. I would simply not recommend staying here unless really there is no other alternative available and you want to be 5 minutes walk from HBhf.

This place is more of a hostel and not a hotel. The place was filled with young crowd when we arrived and was noisy. It did not give us a feeling of a family hotel where you can stay with children. Receptionist was surprised that we are staying with a kid and sharing bed with her. We booked the hotel based on their policy which quotes children are welcomed. We also mentioned about this in our special message to property while booking. Apparently as per him it was legally not allowed hence he had to give us a bigger room with bunk bed for kid. We were told that room could be given only at 3 pm. Since we had only a day in Berlin and had a flight next day morning, we had to leave our luggage at their locker for a price of 12€. We returned to the hotel at midnight just to catch some sleep. The room was neat and tidy and we had a much needed sleep.

Hotel is realy big, but it is clean. Check-inn and out are express, only few minutes. Wi-Fi is free and it is ok (only in restaurant not working). Breakfast good and various, maybe it is hard to find place to sit, but you can came at bigining of working hours, or in second part of it. Neighbour is quiet, and nearest metro station is Hauptbanhof, only 5-7 minutes by foot. There you will find many S-bahn and U-bahn lines, regional and international trains. Many fast foods and shops. Close to the hotel you will find small shop with drinks, food, cigaretes... Sleaping quality is ok, and bathroom is same as in every A&O hotel (I like it). Only bed thing is door at the coridor on every flor. They are to loud, especialy if hotel is full of youg students, and that is not rare.

The Rooms are quite clean, there is also a hair dryer and towels in every room which is pretty nice. However, the breakfast seems to be quite chaotic in some points. There is also for example this 'sky bar' (so to say) which is the worst bar i have ever seen.. But nevertheless the staff seems to be quite friendly and helpful. All in all an average central-city-hostel.

I stayed in January when there was snow on the ground, however at all times the streets from the hotel/hostel to the railway station were kept clear, including in the early hours of the morning. Despite being well over 30 I found the hotel convenient for the my purposes i.e. entering and leaving by train plus site-seeing. I have to confess to staying well clear of the hostel side of the ventures and could have done without being ticked off by the receptionist for not having the initiative to consolidate two booking for him but all in all very satisfied with a basic but clean room and operating wifi,.

Breakfast was simple and the plates and mugs were always dirty, really disgusting to grab a plate and feel someone else's yogurt on your fingers. The bartender at the bar was a really nice guy, don't remember his name but was from El Salvador (there's probably just one).

The hostel is located about 800m i.e around 5 minutes walk from the Berlin Hauptbahnhof. Had booked a private twin sharing room and it was quite spacious. Both the room and the bathroom was well maintained. With the hostel close to the Hauptbahnhof, it is very convenient to travel to any place including the airport in Berlin. The place as such resembles a typical hostel. On entering, one can see the reception, a lounge and a cafe. The cafe is not much of use in case one wants a quick bite. Chocolates and Beer are available. However, there is a buffet breakfast that is served in the basement. The spread is elaborate and is really good. However the wifi connectivity is pretty bad in the rooms. There is 1 access point catering to a lot of rooms. So, if you go and stand next to it, the connectivity is good.

Clean and nice hostel in Berlin ..I defenetly recommend..It is very central Near to Hautbanhof. It is good to stay with family and with freinds. Easy to reach any where.. You can walk to Brandenburg Tor in 10 minutes.

If you are over 20 years old DO NOT GO. Absolute disorganization in the reception, descontrol in the reservations, disorder in the hour of breakfast. The area is scary, I do not advise going out alone to go to the station, always go two people, to reach the hostel the street does not have electricity in the street. I stayed 3 nights, the first night a man came in at 3 in the morning, he told us that this was also his room. DISASTER. There is no security in the rooms. It's been a disastrous experience but I've taken it with a lot of humor. There are hotels in Berlin a thousand times better located and with the minimum conditions. The third night I left. Better choose a hotel near Alexander Platz.

Great accommodation, in a walking distance from main train station. We had double bed room. Room was big enough, clean, with all you need. We arrived late and checked out early so we did not try the breakfast. As it is hotel/hostel it is very lively place, which might cause some noise. And indeed it was, I was awaken twice by groups returning from party, but you have to count on that on place like this. Definitely good choice worth the money.

Lehrter Strasse 12-15 Berlin BE

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Reichstag Building
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge
  • Rooftop terrace

Located in Mitte within a mile (2 km) of Reichstag Building, A&O Berlin Hauptbahnhof is within 2 miles (3 km) of other popular sights such as Brandenburg Gate. This 300-room hotel welcomes guests with a bar/lounge and conveniences like free in-room WiFi and a rooftop terrace. Located in central Berlin, the hotel is also near Checkpoint Charlie Museum and Alexanderplatz.


Start your day off with breakfast, available for a fee. At the end of the day, the bar/lounge is a great place to grab a drink.


All 300 rooms feature desks. Guests can expect to find TVs and stay connected with free WiFi. Hair dryers are also included.

Property features

Guests of A&O Berlin Hauptbahnhof enjoy a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room. There's free offsite parking if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with tours/tickets and securing valuables. Additional amenities include coffee/tea in a common area, an arcade/game room, and a library.

Room options

Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Quadruple Room

Twin 2 | Twin 1 | Sleeps 4

Family Room

Twin 4 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

56% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 401 reviews