Alcatraz Backpacker Hostel
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8.5
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8.7
Excellent
Location rating score
Excellent location - 670 meters from city center
  • Max-Schmeling-Halle130 m
  • Icon Club170 m
  • Joachim Rongs Galerie fuer Moderne Kunst220 m
  • Klub der Republik230 m
  • Eberswalder Strasse Railway Station290 m
  • Becketts Kopf Bar350 m
  • Ratzekatz Shop420 m
  • Ta(U)Sche Shop420 m
  • Marietta Cafe Bar430 m
  • Gethsemanekirche Church450 m
  • Alcatraz Backpacker Hostel

    Schoenhauser Allee 133a, Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin, Germany, 10437 - See map
    "The staff was super friendly and helpful, answered all of my questions, and gave me great recommendations!!"
    Dayna - March 22, 2018
    Exceptional service
    9.3 rating for service
    Excellent cleanliness
    8.5 rating for cleanliness
    • 280 meters to public transportation

    • Ticket services

    • Laundry service

    • Shared kitchen

    • Game room

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    Service score
    9.3/10
    Review score - United States
    10.0/10
    Couples review score
    9.1/10
    Value for money score
    8.2/10
    Better than
    99
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    of Berlin properties
    Better than
    99
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    Better than
    96
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    Better than
    94
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    of Berlin properties
    Value for money8.2
    Distance to city center4 km
    Location rating8.7
    Nearest airportBerlin Tegel Airport (TXL)
    Distance to airport8.1 km

    Rooms available at Alcatraz Backpacker Hostel

    Double Room
    Double Room
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    • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 double bed
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    Single Room
    Single Room
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 single bed
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    Quadruple Room
    Quadruple Room
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 2 bunk beds
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    1 Bed in 8-Bed Dormitory
    1 Bed in 8-Bed Dormitory
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 bunk bed
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    1 Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory
    1 Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory
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    • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Triple Room
    Triple Room
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    • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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    Twin Room
    Twin Room
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    • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 2 single beds
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    1 Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory
    1 Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory
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    • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 bunk bed
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    What people love about Alcatraz Backpacker Hostel

    • 9.2
      Exceptional
      Location

      "The location was great for where I needed to be."

      Yung-Yu

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      January 25, 2018

    • 9.2
      Exceptional
      Location

      "Very close to the culture brewery clubs and restaurants, also a 10 minute walk to the flea market."

      Yung-Yu

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      January 25, 2018

    • 9.2
      Exceptional

      "I would recommend this hostel!"

      Yung-Yu

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      January 25, 2018

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    10.0
    Exceptional

    "Super super great place!!!!!"

    Dayna

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    March 22, 2018

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    What they offer

    9.2
    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "The staff were lovely and superb!!!"

    Yung-Yu

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    January 25, 2018

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    Nearest essentials

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    Food and dining

    Breakfast options

    Continental

    Nearby restaurants

    German cuisine
    German cuisine
    Bonnie & Clyde
    400 m German
    Marietta Bar
    450 m German
    Meta Cafe
    450 m German
    American cuisine
    American cuisine
    Burgerie
    220 m American, Gastropub, Vegetarian
    The Bird
    500 m American, Bar
    Black Cat
    1.1 km American, Gluten Free, Italian
    European cuisine
    European cuisine
    Trattoria Felice
    370 m European, Italian, Mediterranean
    Restaurant Les Valseuses
    380 m European, French, Mediterranean
    Ristorantino Cotto e Crudo
    400 m European, Italian, Mediterranean

    What's nearby

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    Reviews of Alcatraz Backpacker Hostel from real guests

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    Agoda Reviews (33)Booking.com Reviews (787)
    8.5
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    10
    Excellent
    Cleanliness8.5
    Facilities8.0
    Location8.7
    Service9.3
    Value for money8.2
    Rating
    9+ Exceptional (10)
    8-9 Excellent (0)
    7-8 Very Good (1)
    6-7 Good (1)
    <6 Below Expectation (2)
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    Mar - May (5)
    Jun - Aug (1)
    Sep - Nov (4)
    Dec - Feb (4)
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    5.6
    Monique from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in September 2019

    Above average”

    We got slumped with an additional fee which we were never informed about on the website.

    Reviewed September 10, 2019
    4.4
    Fakhira from United Arab Emirates
    Solo traveler
    1 Bed in 8-Bed Dormitory
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2018

    Worn down hostel, Uncomfortble bed, tiny showers”

    Pros; - Ok location with alot of eatries around and a market near by. - They do laundery for you and accept payments by card. - Front desk guy was really helpfull. Cons; - Very uncomfortable beds. Windows had no proper curtains. Floor was squeaky. - Showers were tiny..no hooks to hang cloths or racks to put your shampoo/soap. - Toilets smelled bad and had ni ventilation. The whoke hostel was old, not maintained and probably needs a refurbishing soon. I wont recommend this hostel.

    Reviewed April 01, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Dayna from United States
    Solo traveler
    1 Bed in 8-Bed Dormitory
    Stayed 3 nights in March 2018

    Best bang for your buck!!!!”

    This facility was, by 1,000 times, the best place I stayed on my 2 week trip to Germany and Ireland! The staff was super friendly and helpful, answered all of my questions, and gave me great recommendations!! The 1st floor room had wifi, it's own common room, lockers, and separate restrooms and showers. There's plenty of light and electical sockets, but bring an extention cord. And my regular adapter worked, even though the sockets are receded a little into the wall. The breakfast costs and Is just bread, cheese, cereal and such...but there's a nice little grocery store really close so you can cook your own. No microwave or coffee maker, but you can make tea. Super super great place!!!!! I'll definitely stay again if I return to Berlin!

    Reviewed March 22, 2018
    6.4
    Good
    Piotr from Poland
    Solo traveler
    1 Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in March 2018

    Generally ok, but located next to noisy street”

    Hostel is located next to noisy street, so forget about sleeping with the window open. In 4-bed dorm room my bed was bent in the shape of letter U which made sleeping impossible. Besides everything was ok.

    Reviewed March 21, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Yung-Yu from Australia
    Solo traveler
    1 Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory
    Stayed 3 nights in January 2018

    Exceptional”

    The staff were lovely and superb!!! The location was great for where I needed to be. Very close to the culture brewery clubs and restaurants, also a 10 minute walk to the flea market. The metro is nearby (like 1-2 minutes) and Alexanderplatzis only 3 stops away that means you can purchase a half fare ticket. At first I was unsure about the bathroom as it was unisex (I was on level 2) but there were 2 cubicles, but I basically just locked the whole bathroom and it was fine as not too many shared the same floor anyway. The common area was really cosy too. Ps. Apparently wifi only works in he common area but as I was on the second floor I was able to catch the wifi. On the second floor are 4 bed dorms. Anyway I would recommend this hostel!

    Reviewed January 25, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Hayley from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Double Room
    Stayed 4 nights in April 2017

    Exceptional”

    The staff were so nice and friendly (especially the Dutch guy, what a legend!) And the location was great. Right next to a Utrain and a few minutes walk from mauerpark. Recommend the mauerpark flea market! !! Only downside is there's only WiFi in the common room which isn't so bad, I only used WiFi to plan the day ahead anyway.

    Reviewed April 18, 2017
    9.6
    Exceptional
    WILLIE from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    1 Bed in 8-Bed Dormitory
    Stayed 4 nights in August 2016

    Excellent”

    Great staff. Very nice and helpful. Deserving of name 'Alcatraz'

    Reviewed August 22, 2016
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Jürgen from Germany
    Couple
    Triple Room
    Stayed 1 night in September 2019

    Tolle Lage und gute Einrichtung ”

    Das Hostel lag sehr zentral im Prenzlauer Kiez. Das Ein-und Auschecken war problemlos. Die Leute an der Rezeption waren sehr nett und auskunftsbereit. Das Zimmer war sauber und zweckdienlich eingerichtet. Das Bad war nur für zwei Zimmer und somit gab es keinen Andrang.

    Reviewed September 26, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Ji from South Korea
    Couple
    Double Room
    Stayed 3 nights in September 2017

    Had nice stay”

    The staff was very kind and nice. U can cook urself at the kitchen and they have everything u need to cook and drink. Better to prepare urself ur own breakfast cuz it can be more cheap. Room was nice. A bit noisy outside but it was okay. Slightly thought bit expensive. 24hr operating supermarket near. 부엌에서 요리해먹을수있고 필요한건 다 있어서 좋습니다. 지하철에서도 가깝구요ㅎ숙소가험악해보이지만 안에는 전혀 그렇지 않습니다. 근처에24시슈퍼있어서 식비아끼기 좋습니다.

    Reviewed October 06, 2017
    8.0
    Excellent
    wei from Germany
    Solo traveler
    1 Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2018

    Very good”

    环境很好,附近有rewe超市和餐厅,公车站很近,到主要景点可以搭乘城铁, 房间靠近马路晚上睡觉稍微有点吵。

    Reviewed May 13, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    LIANG from China
    Solo traveler
    1 Bed in 8-Bed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in December 2017

    Exceptional”

    一切都很完美,200米内就有地铁站和公交站以及超市,有厨房可以自己煮东西吃,八人房实际上是可算是私人房,很安静

    Reviewed December 17, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    LIANG from China
    Solo traveler
    1 Bed in 8-Bed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in December 2017

    Exceptional”

    公交站,地铁站都非常近,附近还有超市,这里有很大的厨房和公共区域,房间也很宽敞,员工特别友善,而且高大帅气。

    Reviewed December 08, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    LIANG from China
    Solo traveler
    1 Bed in 8-Bed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in November 2017

    Exceptional”

    位置非常好,走三分钟就是地铁站,还有公交站,出行特别方便,距离200米处有超市,房间很大很宽敞,有足够私人的空间

    Reviewed December 08, 2017
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Berk from Turkey
    Business traveler
    Double Room
    Stayed 5 nights in May 2016

    18-23 Mayıs 2016 arasında geceliği 50 Euro'da özel odada kaldım. Banyoyu diğer bir özel odayla paylaştım.”

    Genel olarak memnun kaldım.

    Reviewed May 24, 2016
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