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London, England, United Kingdom
June 16, 2012
From journal Berlin
May 17, 2007
From journal Berlin in 2 Days
london, United Kingdom
April 12, 2006
From journal Weekend
Sheffield, United Kingdom
August 19, 2005
Located in the former East, two stops on the U-Bahn from Alexanderplatz or a short walk, it is situated in a nice up-and-coming area. It has plenty of low-priced shops and restaurants nearby.
The rooms are excellent, decked out in the standard IKEA furniture, but very comfortable and homely. They consist of five bedded dorms, but have apartments on the top floor I think. There is a bedside table with drawers and a reading lamp by each bed. The rooms are very clean, and the beds are well spaced.
The bathrooms, again, are clean and very modern. There are about eight showers for four rooms, which is a good ratio in my opinion. Each room, floor, and corridor has swipe-card locks so security is excellent. Lockers are free of charge, but do require a deposit of around 10€.
There is no lockout or curfew, and if you have come on an overnight train and your room is not ready, you can still use all the facilities, including the shower. The staff is very friendly and regularly organise tours and excursions out. They can also book hostels and trains for you, and have a goldmine of information on them, too.
Downstairs there is a bar that can be lively and sociable, depending on the night and the people in. I think a better place to meet people is the seating area in reception, with its comfortable leather sofas.
Breakfast is not included, but there is a nice café adjacent to the hostel that is quite nice and averagely priced. Internet access in the hostel is good with four terminals, but it is quite expensive, so it is best to head to the easy Internet café in Alexanderplatz, where it is cheaper and more comfortable, with more computers.
The Circus is of a higher standard than some four-star hotels I have stayed in and is cheap. It is, in my opinion, one of the best places to stay in the world.
From journal 3 Nights in Berlin
August 11, 2004
The Turkish kebab stall across the road was always a tasty treat, and was cheaper than the hostels "all-you-can-eat" buffet. The seating area outside the hostel was always a nice area to meet people from around the world, play cards, and drink some local beer!
From journal Rough times in Berlin
February 14, 2004
The other good thing about the hostel was the various discount cards, tickets, tokens, etc. they were able to provide their guests. I was able to get a subway day ticket for only 5 Euros, a 10 Euro museum pass, and other restaurant discounts.
The staff is very friendly and fun!
From journal Exploring Berlin
November 27, 2003
From journal Berlin - The best city ever!
Huntington Woods, Michigan
October 19, 2003
From journal Two Sides Of a Town
June 1, 2002
There is a cafe with great cheap food and the most sensational bar where you can mix with other hostellers as well as the locals. Plus their Happy Hour drinks change every night so its not just beer - they even have cheap cocktails!
From journal Party in Berlin