I am not 20 years old. But if I was this would be the place to stay. In the effort to save money (and also, because it was all they had) I stayed in a ten room dorm. Which is great if you want to do E, dance at clubs and try to get laid.
However, if you'd like to sleep without alcohol in your system, get up early, and tackle the crazy berlin city in the morning then stay somewhere more private.
I am aware that most hostels with big dorm rooms like this will be geared to the partying crowd (my 20 year old self is jealous). But it's loud. You are on a busy street and the noise from honks and sirens and people yelling will keep you up if you aren't wearing industrial sized headphones.
The breakfast is not included but it is very good, with loads of fruit and muesli and meat, etc. And it is affordable. The bar downstairs is nice. It's a bar. Not necessarily quaint but you can get a pint or two (in one glass) and watch the mix of chaos in front of you.
The staff is great. Very attentive and honest. The second morning I was there, I woke up to find my money belt (with my passport) missing. I freaked, of course, and prayed that it was somewhere deep in my backpack. Had I left it in the bathroom? Did someone take it while I was sleeping? Was I going to miss my next train because I'd have to get a new passport at the embassy? And my bus pass was in there too? How am I going to get around? I have no money, no passport, no bus pass! Why, God, WHY?!!
After tearing apart everything (three times), I headed down to the front desk just to check, just in case...And there it was, in their possession. The cleaning crew had found it in the bathroom and handed it over (everything was in it).
F the noise, the sirens, the drunken idiots stumbling into the room. These guys are awesome.
BUT, if you happen to be more careful than I, and want a peaceful night's sleep, try a hotel. Or at least a smaller room.
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