36 Rooms Berlin is a hostel in Berlin, no surprise there and believe it or not it does actually have 36 rooms too. (I asked at reception before you wonder whether I went around counting them all!) The hostel has a mix of dorms, single and double rooms, as well as a kitchen and social area.
After a lengthy check-in, the computer had cleverly booked my 4-night stay into two separate dorm rooms but the guy on check-in sorted it out for me, thank you :). I climbed the three flights of stairs to my room, there was a lift but I prefer the stairs haha.
I stayed at 36 Rooms Berlin for 4 nights and had mixed thoughts on my stay. Keep reading my full review of 36 Rooms Berlin, Germany to see what I thought of the hostel and whether I would book here again.
36 Rooms Berlin Information
Spreewaldplatz 8, 10999 Berlin – Kreuzberg, Germany
36 Rooms Hostel is in a great location, the hip and vibrant area Kreuzberg, well-known for its street art and graffiti on many of the walls and buildings. In Kreuzberg, you’re spoilt for choice as regards to bars and restaurants in the evening and it’s close to the nearby train station Gorlitzer Bahnhof on the U-Bahn.
From Schoenfeld airport, in the south of Berlin, it’s 40-50 minutes via the S9 train then U3 train.
- Dorm style beds
- Social/dining area with chilled music
- Basic kitchen and seating area
- Hot showers
- Free wi-fi
- Dorm rooms – sleeps 4, 6 or 8 beds
- Single and double rooms
- €10-€17 per person per night*
- Rates change based on the night you were staying, so weekends are more expensive.
Bed linen is a compulsory €2.50 for the duration of your stay and a €10 key deposit is payable on check-in.
Cash is the only option as there are no card payment facilities.
*All rates correct at time of writing. Based on an 8-bed dorm. Click here for all the prices
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36 Rooms Berlin Overall Thoughts
The dorm rooms were a great size, with huge ceilings and plenty of room between the beds. They had huge lockers for your belongings and large windows letting in fresh air and light which is an important factor in an 8-bed dorm! But the pillows were the worst I’ve ever slept on, you had to squash it into a ball to give your neck any form of support or you could use a jumper which is what I did haha.
The bathroom was also a strange setup, with a single toilet and two shower cubicles but nowhere to get dressed afterwards, unless you want to change in a wet shower! The showers were good and hot though so that was something at least.
If you’re planning on cooking and preparing food, the small gallery kitchen didn’t seem overly clean. I also struggled to find a mug for my morning cup of tea and cutlery was a sought-after commodity so maybe take your own.
I did love the social area, relaxing jazz music played most mornings I went down there and same again in the evenings. They also had a chessboard, although I didn’t have a go I loved the idea of old school games.
The staff were lovely and helpful too, which makes such a difference when you’re travelling solo.
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Would I stay here again?
Maybe not, I have a mixed view of this hostel. I loved the area, it had a great vibe during both day and night time but the one thing that let the hostel down was its guests. Now that sounds a bit rude, whenever you stay at hostels you have lots of different people staying so in theory you should automatically expect different people staying.
But the hostel also has beds available for people from the jobcentre, which basically meant two people in my room were not up for socialising (or even saying hello) so not much fun when you are travelling solo. On the flip side, there was one nice guy in my room that I did end up going for dinner with so it wasn’t all dinner for one!
On reflection, I liked the area and this was certainly one of the cheapest hostels I could find in Berlin so if I was staying for multiple nights I might stay here again but for a shorter stay, I would try somewhere else.
More Hostels in Berlin
- Three Little Pigs Hostel
- Happy Bed Hostel
- EastSeven Hostel (I stayed here for my last 2 nights)
- Karl Marx Hostel
- Happy Hostel Berlin
Read my review on my stay at EastSeven Hostel here
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