Hotel & Hostel Friedrichshain3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
When we checked it I was fine that this supposedly 3 star hotel didn't have a phone in the room or coffee making facilities. I was fine as this was in a convenient location and the hotel seemed clean though worn out. However I started getting bites on a regular basis and since the lighting is pretty poor in the rooms I never saw why or how. I complained to a young boy at the reception who was shocked that I even suggested it. Tonight another night itching and I woke up and put the light at the head rest. I quickly saw the bugs on the bed and on the head rest. We went to the reception but they had no extra room to put us in and I will be spending this night just like this - killing bugs. Have already killed around 6. What surprises me is how the municipality of Berlin or whosoever governs the hygiene conditions here doesn't shut such hotels down!
Good location for night stay. Room is clean and well kept and provided all basic amenities. The bar and games area is wonderful, offered few options in game. Bar is full stoked and serving good cocktails as well. . Reception team is very polite and keen to help for any assistance. Stayed for night as we traveled for business trip.
We checked in for 1 night, and while I was checking the Person at the reception named Andrew, was not speaking very clearly to me. I asked him to please repeat what he said, he then started to be short-tempered, and disregarded my requests. I said he was being quite rude and unfriendly. His only response was "No, your rude!" Honestly couldn't believe I was having to deal with this while checking in. I needed this room, so I stayed. But if I had another Option, I would've left!!! I called the Manager, who didn't even apologize, and all she said was Ok, I'll talk to him. WORST customer service I've ever experienced in a hotel!!!!
I booked this hotel through booking.Com and photos on booking website was very different from my actual room. Instead of normal double room I got twin looking like campus room from the 90'. I asked for hard mattress due to my back problems - they just ignored it. shower curtains had some stains on it and I was really discussing. Guy responsible for breakfast was creepy and keep asking for my room exactly when I was swallowing... They charged me 8euro (instead 7- on their website) for really poor breakfast. I wouldn't stay there again even if they would pay me.
During our walk from the S bahn to the hotel (<200m) I was offered drugs, saw hoardes of drunks sunbaking and a guy cutting bike locks. Some call this area as 'alternate' but it obviously attracts alot of unsavoury types. Behind the hotel about 2 blocks down are nice restaraunts and bars, however the immediate vicinity of the hotel is sketchy with many stumbling in to use the wifi which only works in the foyer. The room was nice and spacious, fan included and we did not have any bad smells like others complained off. Good beds and plenty of pillows. Hotel itself is nice, be wary on your walk to it though.
I sincerly recommend this place located in the heart of party-berlin! Affordable prices, clean rooms and friendly service. Nearby a lot of concerts, events and good places to eat. I've visited Hotel & Hostel Friedrichshain already three times and never get disappointed :)
This hotel is on the edge of a wonderful location in Berlin. That's true. Unfortunately, you have to walk through a TERRIBLE 200m from the S-bahn station to get to it. We witnessed a mugging, walked through a gauntlet of drug dealers and human traffickers, had someone try to grab my purse, and waded through a street fight in front of the hotel to get to it. On one day. In the middle of the day. In addition, our room (108) was awful. While it was clean, the beds were terrible - as soon as you sat down on them, they creaked, moaned, squeaked, and made it impossible for you to move in bed without waking up the person in the other bed. People two rooms away heard the beds squeaking. Also, we were apparently the only room in the hotel with a sign telling us we were not allowed to flush toilet paper. When you flush the toilet, the whole hotel room vibrated with the sound of a pump that we dubbed the bathroom monster. Every time you use the water, the pump would vibrate the whole room. Even in the middle of the night. It was SO loud. So, the only room where you can't flush toilet paper, a monstrous loud vibrating noise every time you use the water, and then toilet water kept bubbling up into the shower. It smelled terrible. So... stay here at your own risk, but make sure that you definitely don't get room 108.
We had all we needed in this hostel. The weather was hot, but they provided a fan. The street was noisy, but the room was the quietist we have had on our trip. The breakfast was ordinary, but optional, so we found great restaurants around the lovely tree lined back streets. No wifi in the rooms, bit space in the foyer to contact the outside world! Beds comfortable and bathrooms clean. Staff were friendly and helpful. Easy access to the train and trams.
Hotel Friedrichshain is located in the heart of east Berlin. A minute walk from bars, restaurants, night clubs, and the S+U trains to the city. The location is FANTASTIC. The staff in the hotel were kind but spoke little English. Most spoke Russian, so that's a plus. Didn't try the hotel breakfast. The rooms were big enough. Lacked sufficient lighting, and didn't have air conditioning, nor mini bar, nor a safe. Though, the hotel was GREAT for the price we paid. We didn't expect too much and it was ok for young adults trying to go on a cheap vacation. Would definitely recommend- but know watt to expect.
Location is amazing & the rooms are clean, which is why I gave it 2 stars. My bed collapsed in the middle of the night & half my mattress was on the floor. I was the only one in the room so was able to use the other bed. I plan on being in Berlin again the fall & will not be staying here.
- Free WiFi in public areas
- 24-hour front desk
Located in Friedrichshain, Hotel & Hostel Friedrichshain is within a few miles (5 km) of popular sights such as Alexanderplatz and Nikolaikirche. This 44-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a bar/lounge, express check-in, and a 24-hour front desk. It's also close to Checkpoint Charlie Museum and TV Tower.
Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 10 AM. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.
The 44 rooms have desks. For entertainment, guests can expect to find cable TV. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries.
Guests staying at Hotel & Hostel Friedrichshain enjoy free WiFi in public areas, express check-in, and a TV in a common area. You'll find limited parking. The front desk has multilingual staff standing by 24 hours a day to assist with luggage storage and tours/tickets.
Reviews from Trip Advisor
47% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 116 reviews