Where To Stay in Berlin: Plus Hostel Berlin

Posted on 17. Mar, 2013 by in Destinations, Europe Travel, Germany, Reviews

Welcome to Plus Berlin!

If you think that this is just another review of a European hostel, you are dead wrong. This hostel isn’t anything like the others. It will ruin hostel experiences for anyone because, well, it’s just too good, and few other hostels around the world can boast being equally cool, and luxurious.

Yes, a luxurious hostel. Such a thing exists. It’s called Plus Berlin, and it’s awesome.

Plus Hostel Berlin: The Location


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The hotel is located in East Berlin, just a 2 minutes walk from the Warschauer Strasse S-Bahn station - from which you can easily get to Berlin’s many attractions - and a few steps away from the world-famous East Side Gallery.

There are a few restaurants and bars in the area, as well as a mini grocery store. In my opinion, though,  there isn’t all that much to do in the neighborhood, BUT the hostel’s facilities far make up for that - you won’t even need or want to go out anyway!

Plus Hostel Berlin: The Hostel

Yes, this is a hostel. Not a 5* hotel.

The first impression is always the most important one, right?

And in this regard, Plus Berlin doesn’t disappoint. Both the hall and the lobby are more reminiscent of a luxurious hostel rather than an affordable hostel. Clad in technicolor works of art and comfortable seats, a welcoming and friendly staff, and several spacious common rooms, the Plus Berlin may, in fact, just be the best hostel I’ve ever stayed in.

The fun, cheap and delicious Opera Bar & Restaurant

Some of the funky art in the hostel

Some of the amazing things you can do/find at this hostel is, well, a POOL!!!, a sauna, a giant outdoor terrace, a modern and delicious bar and restaurant, free yoga classes, and several common areas (with Foosball and ping-pong tables, Nintendo Wii, huge TV screen and bean bags).

I stayed at the Plus for 3 nights, and I didn’t even get enough time to do everything that was offered!

Plus Hostel Berlin

Yes. That is a freaking pool in a hostel. © Plus Hostels

Always something going on!

Colorful hallways, all the more welcoming.

My room: 421.

Plus Hostel Berlin: The Rooms

My comfortable private room.

My room was located on the very quiet 4th floor of the hostel, away from the action of the ground floor. It was one of the best hostel rooms I’ve ever stayed in - completely private, and fully equipped with comfortable beds, an LCD TV, a desk, a small fridge, 2 large lockers, several power sockets, and a small, but ensuite and functional bathroom.

Also, bonus points for free, reliable and efficent WiFi.

Since I was in Berlin during a raging snowstorm, I spend even more time than I normally would in my room, mostly working - and by that, I really mean watching 12 episodes of Homeland in 3 days.

Small but functional bathroom.

Beautifully decorated too!

This hostel may just raise the bar very high up for other hostels, not just in Europe but around the world. Competitive prices, a cool neighborhood, free activities and tastefully decorated rooms are just some of things that make the Plus brand so special. And I am happy to say that I would love to stay with them again, and I would gladly recommend them to anyone.

Even people who typically hate hostels - because these, well, they aren’t your typical hostel. They’re much, much better.

Disclaimer: I was a guest of Plus Hostels. As always, all opinions are my own. I genuinely think they are awesome.

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8 Responses to “Where To Stay in Berlin: Plus Hostel Berlin”

  1. Michelle

    18. Mar, 2013

    And now I know where I’ll be staying when I head to Berlin over the summer…

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    • Marie-Eve Vallieres

      18. Mar, 2013

      Happy to hear that - the Plus hostel really is awesome, you won’t regret it.

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  2. Olfert

    20. Mar, 2013

    ” In my opinion, though, there isn’t all that much to do in the neighborhood”

    Then you should have done a bit of homework…since the hostel is located on the edge of east and west…
    one of the biggest party area’s is just 5 - 10 minutes away (RAW area)
    and the area behind it is a nice alternative arty neighborhood “Friedrichshain”…loads of small shops nice chilled down atmosphere and loads of small restaurants and bars.

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    • Marie-Eve Vallieres

      20. Mar, 2013

      It was just a way to illustrate how cool the hostel is by providing everything I would need in terms of food and entertainment. ;)

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  3. Prii

    20. Mar, 2013

    I agree with Olfert, being located between Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain there’s a lot to do in that area. Maybe you were just too lazy to find out because of the nice hostel, which is a nice hostel indeed :)

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    • Marie-Eve Vallieres

      20. Mar, 2013

      Exactly - the hostel offered everything that I needed and more ;)

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  4. tonia

    14. Apr, 2013

    The Hotel is nice, but we found bed bags and the staff was only able to say that they were sorry about that. They gave us a refund of the room, but they affirm that “it’s common in the hostals, you do not have to worry about that, they are just bed bugs”!!!!
    I throw out the buggage and gave all my stuff to a laundry, who is gonna pay for this?

    Don’t go there!!

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    • Marie-Eve Vallieres

      15. Apr, 2013

      I had a very good experience myself at the Plus. Bed bugs are unpredictable and largely depend on the people staying in the hostel, not the hostel itself.

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