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Singer109 Backpacker Apartment Hostel
Ranked #41 of 361 Speciality Lodging in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence
Calgary, Canada
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14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“good deal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2011

I've never stayed in a hostel as nice as this one. The front lobby is beautiful and the rooms are clean and very modern, nice roomy lockers with a hotel quality washroom. Quick walk to public transportation and we even managed to find free parking nearby, which was nice after spending 100euro in Amsterdam. Noise wasn't a big deal since it didn'tn seem to be very busy when we went, but my one gripe was how hot and stuffy the room was. We had an inside facing room and if I stayed there again I would try to get an outside facing room. Even with all the windows open it was quite uncomfortable. Free WIFI was nice, and of much higher quality than I found in other places.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2011

The hostel was very much above expectations: a very clean, modern bathroom with heated towel rails, very powerful shower and as-new tiling and ceramics. A decent breakfast with hot scrambled egg and a variety of cereals, cold meats and cheese, hot and cold drinks and yoghurts and bread-types. Beds very comfortable. Not too noisy, although sound is reflected from the atrium into the interior bedrooms. Almost convenient location, a 4-5 minute walk from the ideally placed Jannowitzbruecke Station on the main drag of the tube-network. Also has the great virtue of free internet access terminals in the lobby - great for just checking up on plans, locations, emails etc. I was very pleased with this choice and would definitely recommend it!

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  • Stayed April 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Seattle, Washington
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2011

The directions from the website were descriptive and accuracte, but the location of the hostel is odd to get to; and it's walking distance to the Alexanderplatz. There is a bar on the first floor of the hostel, which is smoking, so I didnt stay long. There were a few computers, free to use the internet which were great and a variety of cell phones chargers at the front desk in case you forgot yours. The room was a standard 4 person room, 2 bunkbeds, lockers for each person, and a tv. There was a bathroom in the room as well, so you dont have to go far or share with the entire floor.

The downside was that I ended up sharing a coed room with 3 men who were 50+. I did sign up for a coed room, and after the first night I tried to switch rooms, but they were fully booked. So I had to continue staying with the snoring men. Also the bathroom was not cleaned in the two days that I stayed there, which was a problem when sharing it with 3 males.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Karratha, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2011

I can't fault Singer109 on being an well presented hostel with comfortable and clean rooms and amenities. However the attitude of the staff left much to be desired particularly the incredibly racist owner who actually threatened us and described our race as nothing. He was extremely aggressive and made us feel unsafe for the rest of our stay. He was very proud of the holocaust and made that quite apparent. Whether this is because of how drunk he was when he approached us or not is beside the point. The staff tend to congregate at all hours of the night at the bar located on the ground floor. Attempting to enter this area will be met with scowls and obvious hostility. The hostel is located in a dark and dingy area and all taxi drivers had a lot of difficulty locating the hostel even with a map to direct them. I would never suggest a friend to visit this hostel. Of our whole trip we found this hostel ruined our Berlin experience. Attached is a phto of the hostel owner as he was abusing us at 4am about the war because of our australian heritage

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2010

Singer 109 is one stop away from AlexanderPlatz, and is actually easily walkable from the famous plaza. It was in a residential area, and walking into the lobby it gives off a very hotel like feel (which is nice). The staff was sehr freundlich and even had patience with my schlecht Deutsch.

I arrived early, but they were more than happy to store my bag while I walked around the city. One of the things I liked the most was they had glass cases and inside each case was a specific cell phone chargers (Blackberry, O2, Iphone, etc) with a lock so you could charge your cell phone during your stay! I thought that was a novel idea, especially for people like me who habitually forget theirs.

The bar was pretty nice is decent priced drinks and cocktails. I did not have any food there so I cannot speak to it.

Nice and quiet, great after a night out and all you want to do is crash :) Bed were nice and clean as were the showers and bathrooms. A great (and cheap!) find.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Singer109 Backpacker Apartment Hostel

Property: Singer109 Backpacker Apartment Hostel
Address: Singerstrasse 109, 10179 Berlin, Germany
Region: Germany > Berlin > Mitte
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #41 of 361 Speciality Lodging in Berlin
Price range (per night): $33 - $328
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Singer Hostel & Apartment is located right in the center of Berlin. All major attractions are easily accessible and there are plenty of opportunities to have fun in the most trendy suburbs of Berlin - Friedrichshain, Kreuzberg ( wall gallery , bars , clubs, 02 world , subculture ), Prenzlauer Berg ( coffee shops, restaurants, shopping streets ) and Mitte ( tourist attractions ). ... more   less 
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