Wombats City Hostel

Hostelscore:
86.4%
664 reviews in the past 12 months from 5 sites

Reviews for Wombats City Hostel

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by gpc2ha On 2019-08-02

I am a solo female traveler and I was happy to meet a lot of people from around the world. I stayed in a mixed 6 person - bedroom for 4 nights and 3 days. I had social roommates who visited the East Gallery Wall and Wannsee Beach with me and then I explored the Berlin nightlife with my roommates and the people in the next room. We loved the Hostels' rooftop bar as a start to our night and visited multiple bars in the surrounding areas. A few of us decided to travel to Amsterdam together because we became really good friends! I recommend this place for solo female travelers because safety is not an issue.

The room and bathroom were cleaned daily and the staff was helpful. I was unaccustomed to carrying cash/coins with me, but the staff was able to exchange my bills for 50 cent coins for laundry machines ( 4 washers and 4 dryers).

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by Gulistan On 2019-08-02
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by Dimitrios On 2019-08-01
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by Ed On 2019-08-01
The setup was great the bar very lively. I was well accomodated for.
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by Safa On 2019-08-01
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by Traveller On 2019-08-01
Pretty clean in bathroom.
I came late to hostel, the girl in counter seems impatient. Moreover, the girl called me"dummy" in my face, very humiliating!!!
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by William On 2019-08-01
tima localização na porta do metrô e tram. Restaurantes e mini-mercados abertos 24h! Staff da recepção cordial e prestativo. Pude usar o serviço de guarda-volumes mesmo após o check-out, então aproveitei mais algumas horas na cidade sem preocupações.
Wi-fi não funcionava no quarto (terceiro andar). Apesar de conectar na rede, não havia possibilidade de navegação. Ventilador colocado no quarto (ventilador de chão tipo torre) não ventilava as beliches mais longe da janela.
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by Yevhenii On 2019-08-01
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by Conor_M253 On 2019-07-30

I stayed here with 2 friends in a dorm to ourselves. I had stayed in other Wombats hostels in Europe previously and pretty much knew what the expect but it definitely exceeded my expectations.

The location is great, just a short walk from Alexanderplatz and the TV tower and with numerous U and S bahn connections close by. The area itself is also well serviced with restaurants and there are loads of decent bars within walking distance but it's also a short train to the busier club areas if that's more your thing.

Our room was spacious with a table and chairs and a decent sized en-suite and we also had a lovely view of the TV tower from our window. Beds were comfortable and clean and what you'd expect from a good hostel. My only complaint was that the room got very hot in summer and the small stand up air con unit didn't really work and it would have been better to have a proper air con unit with remote. The curtains were black out though and keeping them closed while we were out helped keep things a little cooler when we came back in the evening.

I really liked the rooftop bar which had a lovely terrace with views of the city, chilling up here with a few drinks in the evening was wonderful and surprisingly for a large hostel it wasn't too hard to socialise with the other guests although I still personally would not pick a large chain hostel if I were travelling solo and wanted to meet others.

I'd have absolutely no problem recommending this hostel for others, particularly groups and we already have plans to come back next year for a weekend!

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by Ailise On 2019-07-30
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by Marie On 2019-07-30
Great location walkable distance from Alexanderplatz + nice brs and restaurants around Cool bar and rooftop + happy hours lot of cool people Will definitely stay there again next time I come !
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by Meg On 2019-07-30
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by Michelle On 2019-07-30
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by Sara On 2019-07-30
The property was conveniently located near all sorts of public transportation! The rooftop was amazing, with stunning views and the bar always had such a great energy. The amenities were clean and everything worked as it should!
We had booked prior ahead with a big group and had requested to stay in 2 dorms (obviously near each other). “Unfortunately” on the day of arrival we were placed in a dorm on the first and 5th floor. This turned out to be GREAT, cause we were able to see more of the hostel!
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by Burcu On 2019-07-29
Konumu harika Alexanderplatz yürüyerek tüm ula??m imkanlar?na sahip. 5 eur çok iyi bir kahvalt? ve teras manzaras?nda çay/kahve içebilirsiniz
Check in 14:00 ve checkout 10:00 da yapabilirsiniz.
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by Debora A On 2019-07-28

I stayed in Berlin for two days, one night. I arrived at 7am to the hostel (since my bus arrived at 5:40am). Apparently it's not a common thing or something to arrive that early to a hostel? I was well aware that check-in wasn't until 2pm, which I told the receptionist and asked if I could just leave my bag in the storage. He had a very serious, angry look on his face and told me that "It is already 7am, I have cancelled your reservation".

What? I stared at him. I thought he was joking. But nope, he firmly told me that I should have gotten here the day before after 2pm. Since I arrived after 7am, he cancelled my reservation. I was stunned. I told him that I have my reservation for tonight only, how could it be cancelled? He said that it was. After a minute of going back and forth, I was able to pull up my reservation and he realized that it was for tonight (as in later on that day, not the night before). He told me that checkout is at 2pm. ???!! I told him that I said that I was aware that checkin is at 2pm, I just need to leave my bag.

Beforehand, though, I asked if I could use the bathroom. He gave me a roomkey with a lock on it and said that this room on the first floor was for the toilet and that I could use it. Great. I go up, I go to the bathrom, quickly change my shirt and put on deodorant, pull my hair up quickly (I had just gotten off a 9 hour bus ride). When I go to open the door, I realize that he had been knocking on the door. He said: "I said that this room was for the toilet," and I look at him funny, "Yes, I know that. I was quickly changing my shirt since I was on a bus all night." He apologizes (but clearly didn't mean it), saying again that the room was only for the toilet and that he thought that I wanted to sleep in the room. I told him that I heard him the first time, it's only for the toilet, but I needed to change my shirt.

So, in other words, off to a bad start. I go off and enjoy the day until 2pm. I checkin, get my sheets, etc. I go up to my room. Not bad at all, very clean with lots of light. When I go to make my bed, I see that my bottom sheet has a lot of piling (the balls on the sheets) and the duvet is incredibly thick (not great for a summer night). Whatever. It's a cheap place, but I do wish that they had summer duvets especailly since there's no air conditioning in the rooms.

When you checkin, the hostel also gives you a voucher for a free welcome drink. I went up that night to redeem it, but lo and behold -- the rooftop bar area is not handicap-accessible. There are stairs with no railing at ALL. I could have stayed inside, but it was stuffy (again no air conditioning). I left my voucher on a table and went back to my room.

My roommates left the windows open before they left for the night, which was fine. But apparently we were facing some food place, and the room started smelling like onions. I closed the windows somewhat because the smell was too much.

The next morning, I had the breakfast in the hostel. Which wasn't bad at all! Hams and cheeses, bread, coffee, cereal....and hard boiled eggs!! Which has been rare for me to see. I ate and checked out. I was able to leave my bag in the storage all day which was nice.

All in all - would I stay here again? Only if this was my cheapest option and closest option. I didn't like the actual area it was in (had to go out of my way to find a grocery store!), but it was close to the tram so easy to get around.

Also note that if you need to have a bottom bunk due to mobility problems, they don't care. Beds are not assigned. So if you need a bottom bunk, get to the hostel right at 2pm for checkin (they won't start before 2pm) to secure a bottom bunk.

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by Jose On 2019-07-28
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by Sotiria On 2019-07-28
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by Voyageurs On 2019-07-28
Emplacement
Matelas
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by Kaoutar On 2019-07-27
Rooms were comfortable, very nice staff rooftop bar was great too, too bad they close the rooftop early
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by Madison On 2019-07-27
I liked the location.
I think the hostel should do more group activities. I wasn’t able to meet as many people since there was nothing bringing the guests together. So not great for a solo traveler like me
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by Eduardo On 2019-07-26
The beds were comfy, people were nice, but the rooftop bar was amazing, easily to make friends, take some drinks (cheap AF) and have fun! Also very centric from turistic places.
Wifi was little but slow and sometimes not working in the rooms
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by Joël On 2019-07-25
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by BeniS186 On 2019-07-23

Es ist definitiv für junge Leute... aber unser Bett war schon bei Ankunft kaputt, und hat in der Nacht ganz den Geist aufgegeben.. haben danach ein neues Zimmer erhalten.. soweit so gut!
Aber sauber muss es dennoch sein.. haben diverses von den bornierten entdeckt.. das muss/darf nicht sein....
Man hat sich viel über die Tarifverträge der Mitarbeiter gehört, ... darf auch nicht sein...

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by Carmen On 2019-07-23
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by Dina On 2019-07-22
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by Emily On 2019-07-22
Lively hostel with a great roof bar
Not much to improve on
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by Emma On 2019-07-22
The location was great. The bar was fun
The beds and bedding weren't that great, the showers had some mould
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by Sophie On 2019-07-22
Locatie, leuk personeel
Warm in kamers. Bedden maken veel geluid
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by Truong On 2019-07-22
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by B355DNkims On 2019-07-21

Wombat’s City Hostel in Berlijn was onze eerste bestemming. Dit is de geschikte plek voor 18+ jongeren die op zoek zijn naar een plek waar ze nieuwe mensen kunnen leren kennen en daarnaast is er een mogelijkheid om wat drankjes te nuttigen en spelletjes te spelen. De rooftopbar is de perfecte plek hiervoor. Het hotel was schoon en gezellig maar niet heel luxe.

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by Denise On 2019-07-21
Posizione perfetta, 5 minuti da Alexanderplatz; per tram, bus e U-Bahn basta solo attraversare la strada. Staff molto gentile. Le camere sono abbastanza ampie con armadietto per ciascun ospite. Il bar è all’ultimo piano e la terrazza da sul tetto: un luogo perfetto per un drink con vista!
I compagni di stanza sono stati tutt’altro che rispettosi e silenziosi.
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by Lara On 2019-07-21
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by Lucrezia On 2019-07-21
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by Vic1234 On 2019-07-21
timo café da manhã e apenas 5 euros, com vista para a cidade!! A noite vira um bar!! Muito bem localizado, perto da Alexanderplatz e do metro.
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by Márton On 2019-07-20
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by Ulf On 2019-07-20
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by Imanarchy On 2019-07-19
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by Lachlan On 2019-07-19
The long haired Australian bartender Ketchup is the best bartender I’ve ever seen and also the friendliest man this side of the equator
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by Rudi On 2019-07-19
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by Louise On 2019-07-18
The staff were extremely helpful and very cheery. There was a tram stop and metro station just a couple of minutes walk away. There were great restaurants in the area. Had a brilliant rooftop bar where we met some brilliant people and the drinks were not only really good but very cheap! The staff were up for having a laugh and making sure we were all having a great time. Would recommend especially to solo travellers as meeting friends is so easy!
Nothing! Everything was brilliant. Will never forget my time at this place!
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by Leonie On 2019-07-17
Lekker ontbijt Vriendelijk en behulpzaam personeel Mooie rooftopbar
De kamers zijn een beetje verouderd
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by Reyna On 2019-07-17
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by Akash On 2019-07-16
Great common area with rooftop beer garden, pool table, Jenga and beer pong. Awesome for meeting people.
No issues.
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by Laura On 2019-07-15
Rooftop baren var et godt sted at møde andre rejsende. Personalet var flinke og hjælpsomme. God sikkerhed. Dejligt med et køkken så man selv kunne lave mad.
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by Sharifah On 2019-07-14
Very comfy hostel. Nice bed. Spacious room. Clean toilet and bathroom. Wouldn't think twice to stay here again. Thumbs up.
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by Valeriia On 2019-07-14
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by Laura On 2019-07-13
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by Michie On 2019-07-13
the location is quite ok, 1 stop from alexanderplatz, which is a connect to pretty much everything.
1st: the property met my expectations, coz i dont expect much from hostels. but the time i was trying to check in, i encountered the first thing that put me off. I was at the lobby with another solo traveler (girl, american accent) who was talking loud enough with one receptionist for me to hear and understand that she was given a key to a private bathroom she can quickly use before going out as the rooms were not ready. i was happy to hear that and when my turn came, i nicely asked for the same and just want to freshen up quickly and go out while room not ready... i was told upfront straight face NO. btw, the receptionist who assisted me was a guy while the one who assisted the american girl was a girl.... im not saying it is... but I FELT discriminated. maybe coz im asian or just didnt like me or how i look.. i dont know.. but it happened. 2nd: theres not even tap drinking water unlike other places/hostels ive been to... or at least was not told if they had any. the vending machine had sodas only. 3rd: not really the hostel's fault, but i was unlucky enough to be in a room full of 5 girls who are SO NOISY and INCONSIDERATE. talking about boys and hook ups loudly walking around.. this was about midnight. so 1st + 2nd: this was the worst part of my trip.