Overview This modern hostel in the old East Berlin is neatly situated within walking distance of trendy Prenzlauer Berg and Pankow. It’s also easy to get by foot to the excellent transport links of Mitte and Berlin’s iconic TV Tower on the Alexanderplatz.

The bar and cafe area downstairs is modern and relaxed without being tacky and the rooms manage to avoid seeming clinical with contrasted walls and robust-looking contemporary fittings.

One 80 definitely does the job if you’re on a tight budget. The rooms are genuinely secure, and further lockers are available for storage. The wireless internet is as speedy as you’re likely to encounter anywhere.

Wow factor The atmosphere is buzzing in this part of town and One 80 has a young crowd and pleasant staff. 

Rooms The hostel’s foam mattress beds aren’t the most comfortable, nor are the small pillows, but the shower is bracingly powerful and rooms are spotlessly clean.

Bill please Rooms start from £12pppn, booked through hostelsclub.com

Otto-Braun-Straße 65, 
10178 Berlin 
hostelsclub.com, one80hostels.com