A&O Hostel Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg

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A&O Hostel Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg

Hostel address
Boxhagener Straße 73, Berlin
Bus 240 Tram 21 S-Bahn Ostkreuz
Tel
(030) 297 7810
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24 hours
Price
Dorm bed €10-19

Single room €30

Twin room €34-90
Prices are in local currency and are inclusive of all taxes.
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User Reviews (9)

smileanddie@hotmail.com
Pretty good
5 February 2004
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My stay here was in July 2002. This A&O hostel is a long way from the city centre, close to Ostkreuz metro station in the eastern suburbs. There were hundreds of school kids when I was there, which made it noisy. The rooms are large and mixed-sex, though they are clean, have a table in the room, and have lockers for the guests. This is the cheapest hostel in Berlin (to my knowledge), and really quite good. The only slight drawback is the location.

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theoaktree
Receptionist Blind to Disability
30 September 2003
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A&O Hostel Boxhagenerstr. is located about a five minute (ten with luggage) walk from the highly confusing Ostkreuz S-Bahn station. When we arrived, and were allocated a room (8 bed) the receptionist completely ignored my visual impairement and the walking difficulties of one of my travelling companions (he uses two sticks and has obvious difficulties when moving about) and gave us keys for the fourth floor - up a seemingly endless flight of steps. The room was okay - very sparse, and lacking in curtains or blinds, but comfortable and reasonably spacious. It had the advantage, however, of wardrobes that could be locked with one's own chain, instead of the hostel-issued padlock. The bar was definately an advantage, as the hostel is situated some way out of the city, and the internet access was convinient, though tended to crash, and used the European style keyboard (the "Y" and "Z" are swapped over). All in all, a reasonable hostel, but nothing to sing and dance about.

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musicdisciple
the worst mattress I've ever met
20 May 2003
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Subject line says it all. It's a huge place, loud and dirty. Nothing special, just lots of beds. Really good dner kebabs nearby but that's about all.

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Jeff
Cheap and Noisy
24 April 2003
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I was happy to find a decently located hostel in Berlin that was so cheap, but in fact, this place is HUGE. It is so big that I was located in a dorm on the 5th floor that could only be accessed by grueling stairs and it did not even begin to get quiet until the early morning hours. There picnic tables were people go to drink and make a lot of noise and the whole building can hear it. The mattresses were filthy and some of the bathrooms were not even marked whether they were male or female.

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Hannah Zoe
Cheap yet boring
17 February 2003
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I stayed in this hostel because it was the cheapest in town. But found that no one was staying here cuz everyone was at the Circus. I left and spent the rest of my week there, I could not have been more pleased.

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Mike
Clean, Cheap & Convenient
2 January 2003
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Stayed at this place for a few days in August and it was much better than expected. It's in the former east Berlin so there are tons of renewal projects going on in the area. Around the corner is Ostkreuz train station - a major Berlin transportation hub. The neighborhood isn't too pretty, especially at night, but there are a few bars, one of which was just opening and featured an amazing Afro-Cuban Jazz band. Rooms were clean and lockers are available. Friendly and helpful staff. Definitely a good deal!

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Anonymous
Lover Parade 2001 Rocked
23 April 2002
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I stayed there for about 5 nights over the duration of the 2001 loveparade, with a group of friends. It was a nice clean place, with good facilities. Great, cheap place to eat just out the front of the joint. Lots of other friendly travellers there to brew on and party with.

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Anonymous
home away from home
11 February 2002
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I stayed there for a whole week!very friendly staff,clean and cozy dorm,wonderful kitchen -with nice view over berlin -where everyone meets,close to public transport and just an easy going atmosphere.only bad thing:no elevator....and you have to go up to the 4th floor!!!

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Anonymous
Pretty Good
7 February 2002
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Its a litte way outside the city (to the east) but very close to a local train station. About a 15 minute ride to Zoo Station. Staff was friendly and accepted credit card. Dorms were veru large holding about 15 travelers. However, the 2 nights that I stayed in this Hostel in mid-june I was the only one in my dorm. Area seemed safe. Decent breakfast at an reasonable price.

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