Meininger City Hostel - Hallesches Ufer

Hallesches Ufer 30, Berlin, 10823, Germany

6 Reviews

  • lmjakob's Profile Photo

    A Great Place to Hang Out and Sleep


    This hostel is pulled back from the main road with its large entrance area complete with bright red Trabant in the drive. With over 70 rooms, there is a large amount of people staying here, and there is generally a lively atmosphere. There is an extensive breakfast buffet for €4.50. The bar opens upon request, so if you want to do karaoke or hang out with friends in there, just ask a member of staff and they will gladly get behind the bar. There is also a roof terrace and canteen that serves reasonably priced dinners. There are plenty of different types of rooms on offer, and all are airy, bright and spotless. It is advisable to book on their website, as this is generally where to find the cheapest beds last minute.

    Unique Quality: My experience of the bar was seriously good fun. But I love karaoke!

    Directions: A great tip is to walk around the Hallesches area because some of the best graffiti I saw in the city is in the underpasses and around the estates nearby.

  • For budget travellers


    This is both a hotel and hostel, which means there are a lot of different people staying here. The rooms are very hostel-like, big enough and the bathroom is ok. Everything seems very clean and well kept. The back did not agree very well with the bed though, it reminded me of the beds in my military service.
    If you want to plug in a charger for the computer or phone, make sure the wall socket is secure before you use it, it almost fell off when I used it.
    The TV was almost useless because of the bad reception and the remote was so used it was almost impossible to change channels.

    The staff was very nice and helpful and the breakfast was ok.

    Unique Quality: It's close to U-bahn and it's just 50 meters from an excellent italian restaurant. 20 minutes walk takes you to lots of restaurants and to Checkpoint Charlie.

    Directions: SW edge of Kreutzberg

  • Dyesebel's Profile Photo

    Simple and clean


    The room we had was clean,the staffs were friendly and helpful.We had to pay for our breakfast,which was only 4 Euros (if you reserve and pay in advance,otherwise,it costs 4.50 Euros).The were good choices from the breakfast buffet.By the way,since this is more than hostel than a hotel,you have to clean up your table after you had your breakfast;)

    Unique Quality: There's a U-bahn connection to most of the sights.

    Directions: From Tegel Airport,take the bus X9 or 109 towards Zoologischergarten,stop at Jakob-Kaiser Platz,then take U-bahn U7 towards Rudow,get off at Möckernbrücke.And then leave the station via exit Hallesches Ufer,cross the street and take the right direction.

  • Timothycheng's Profile Photo

    Meininger City Hostel Hallesches Ufer


    We have stayed here in a twin room for 3 nights. it's been a very excellent experience here. It's clean and tidy here. The room is very spacious with a sofa, Tv and landline telephone in the room. if you want, you can even borrow the hair dryer and iron from the reception. The staff there is very nice and helpful.

  • argentia's Profile Photo

    Quiet, but not far from the action


    Meininger City runs 3 different hostels in Berlin, with Hallesches Ufer being closest to the sights. The hostel is easy to access from the metro; it's right in between 2 stops on 2 different lines, Hallesches Tor and Mockenbrucke. It's only a 10 minute walk to Potsdamer Platz and Checkpoint Charlie. The hostel has 7 floors, with the top floor being the large breakfast room with a balcony overlooking the city. Speaking of breakfast--this was the best hostel breakfast I had in 5 weeks! Huge variety of food (cereal, buns, cold cuts, cheeses, fruit, yogourt). It's included in the price of your bed, and it's very much worth every penny. The basement of the hostel has a large luggage room with wire shelves that you can lock your bags to.
    The dorms have their own bathrooms, and very comfortable Ikea beds. Sheets are included, towels can be borrowed for a deposit. The front desk staff are really helpful. They know all about the sights, the transportation system, where to eat, where to go have fun, etc. Meininger also offers free walking tours of the city at 10 am daily. And you get a 2 euro discount if you go on a New Berlin pub crawl.

    Unique Quality: Unlimited hot water!

    Directions: Hallesches Ufer

  • Dutch1980's Profile Photo

    Nice clean Hostel


    It's not the cheapest Hostel but its clean... and stil cheaper than a Hotel.
    It has an own carparking ground and that was very usefull because we traveled by car to Berlin.
    The subway is right outside and it takes you everywere in Berlin.
    If you get up on time the breakfast is good and there is some friendly staff.

    There are three building as you can see on the website...

    We have reservated there on a short notice, all the other hostels were Full... so its a good place when you can't get a hostel in the centrum anymore...

    Unique Quality: Car Parking

    Directions: Potsdammer Platz, Berlin Centre

More about Meininger City Hostel - Hallesches Ufer

A Small Crowd but BIG Fun---BERLIN!!!

by meetings

"The Official "Mini" Meet (not Mini-Me!) LOL"

Berlin is an extremely large city, hundreds of Virtual Tourist members live there, many of which are still active on the site, but only 2 came to the "mini" meeting on April 5th, 2003. Just two, but I think Claus (Cachaseiro) from Denmark and I (Journeyof1)from Alabama by way of Germany got the very best!! Nigel and his girlfriend Julia very nicely picked us up where we were staying at the Meninger12 hostel on Hallesches Ufer and we headed towards Oranienburger of the the most "happening" streets in Berlin, in a city where there are many, many "happening" streets.

We quickly got acquainted while dashing through the busy Saturday night streets, and having a beer at Strecker's really got the party going. Strecker's is a Danish bar (correct me if I am wrong Claus!) and was very loud with voices and music, very full of persons and other groups, and very interestingly decorated. Truly a great place to start the evening and get warmed up from the cold outside. Conversation flowed with the beer, and soon we felt like old friends as we learned more about each other and referenced things and persons we knew in common on VT.

"In Cuba or at the Qba???"

Afterwards by decision we decided to have MORE beer, and so headed for the next stop walking up Oranienburger Strasse. There are many choices on where to go whether you wish to have Spanish foods and drinks, more Americanized fair or the first choice Julia suggested Qba, a really rocking bar with great Salsa music....but it was too full the first time we came through. No matter! We walked about a block more and settled on another bar, whose name I can't recall but they had an excellent light dinner to balance the booze. A pizza with a light, crisp crust mozzerella and schinken (ham) and tomatoes. After having a few beers and needing the facilities, we all wondered why the bathrooms had to be downstairs, twisting and slightly tilted stairs at that! (or were we tilted???) but they served :-)

"I Did Try to Get Claus to Dance ;-)"

Claus was leaving on the early bus, so we couldn't make it too late a night, but it was still early Berlin time so we decided to try Qba again. Around 11pm and the music was blasting and yet again the beer was nice and cold, the vodka was smooth, and a special alcoholic drink with lots of mint was refreshing. It was a terrific place! People spontaneously got up to dance salsa as the mood and music (and beer!) hit them. We didn't, but Claus was totally became engrossed by the flashing, sensual movements of one of the local female regulars (she might have been staff, I'm not sure).....he watched her really, really, REALLY closely but refused to get up and dance. Claus!!!!

I have no idea what time we parted company, but we all agreed that having a website like VT where you can meet great people during your travels, go out and have a beer, or see some sights was totally awesome. Plus we all agreed that we would indeed do so in the future if possible. Nigel (Nigel03445) and Julia were excellent guides and hosts, and made us both feel totally welcome in Berlin. Claus (Cachaseiro) is the BOMB! the BEST! the GREATEST! If you can meet him too, be sure to! He's a lot of fun. You can read more about our adventures together on my Berlin travelogues...and I have the pictures to prove the level of fun (if your into that sort of thing ;-)

These pages were done by me, Journeyof1 (Yvette), for more see my page on Berlin or Claus' (cachaseiro). Nigel might even have some up on his soon, his member name is nigelw6443. Ciao!

Forum Posts

Wheelchair-accessible hostel in Berlin

by ChanchitoDK


I am going to Berlin with my friend who uses a wheelchair. We are currently looking for a hostel (as cheap as possible) with access for the wheelchair.

Any recommendations will be very welcome!


Re: Wheelchair-accessible hostel in Berlin

by cachaseiro

hi' anders.
there is a hostel called meininger12 that is quite freindly towards wheelchair ravellers.
the adress of the place is:
hallesches ufer 30
it's located in kreuzberg which is a pretty funky part of berlin.


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