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Happy Go Lucky
Ranked #72 of 358 Speciality Lodging in Berlin
Reviewed 29 December 2016

We chose this place because of it's central location, cheap rooms, and solid reviews. The building itself was painted over in pretty unique artwork and graffiti which could be seen by the S-Bahn station right across the street. We had essentially no issues with the rooms and lounge spaces for the single night we stayed. The luggage storage even saved us on the morning we checked out, so that we could explore more of the city without having to commute with our luggages.

Also, to echo what other reviewers are saying - the 50 EUR deposit for the room key and the meek wifi are just a bit concerning. However, this hostel should be recommended for budget travelers wanting to stay in the city in a great location for great prices.

  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank Alex C
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

I chose this hostel because of the location - it is close to the ZOB and U Bahn station is just across the street. Staff was really nice and helpful. Rooms are fine, bathrooms are clean. And it is cheap. Can't complain.

Stayed: June 2016
Thank ania7ja
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Reviewed 10 October 2016

Stayed in the twin room with shared bathroom for 2 nights because the hostel we normally stay at was overbooked.

The female receptionist was rude and talked down to us like all their rules and limitations are completely normal for the hostel (they are not). 50 EUR cash deposit for the old, unreliable looking key is weird. MasterCard 3 EUR fee is even weirder. Passive-aggressive messages all over the place with rules/fees/what’s forbidden made me think they usually provide accommodations for schoolchildren or mentally challenged people.

The room smelled so bad we had to sleep with the windows open. It’s either they washed the carpet, put it back wet and made it dry by itself for weeks or I don’t know what the source of that stench was.

There is one toilet per floor and two shower cabins that are in the same room (the floor has dorm rooms, too, mind you). So at times it’d take us literally hours to get in.

Also, the building’s old, so you can hear every board creaking and every step echoing all over the place.

There are better hostels in Berlin for the same price (private rooms with shared bathrooms which is my preferable option, at least). Do yourself a favour, look those up.

  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled with friends
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Thank Lena S
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Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

My only reservation concerning this establishment is the €50 key deposit charged when checking in.

Aside from this one issue I can and I do thoroughly and wholeheartedly recommend this establishment for those who are seeking low-cost, medium quality accommodations in a Central location.

Stayed: October 2016, travelled solo
Thank Dickie D
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Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Only stayed one night as Berlin was crazy busy and fully booked when I was there. It's a very big hostel with tonnes of rooms. But not great on the social side of things, which was a shame. It's not really a backpacker hostel. Was a huge mix of people staying here, from people on business trips to kids on school trips with their teachers which is quite cool but not if you're looking for people to go out partying with. It's also not quite happy go lucky, lots of strict rules and a massive €50 key deposit. The hostel itself is amazingly decorated with really cool artwork, worth seeing just for this.

Stayed: September 2016, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Happy Go Lucky

Address: Stuttgarter Platz 17, 10627 Berlin, Germany
Region: Germany > Berlin > Charlottenburg
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Ranked #72 of 358 Speciality Lodging in Berlin
Price Range: $19 - $119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Happy Go Lucky 2*
Number of rooms: 74

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