Heart of Gold Hostel Berlin

Johannisstr. 11, Berlin, Germany, 10117

Overall Rating: 82

The Heart of Gold is the Starship under the Berlin hostel umbrella. It looks a bit like a spaceship but in fact it is - mostly harmless. It is centrally located an in between sights and nightlife and is inspired by "The Hitchhikers Guide to The Galaxy" by Douglas Adams.

Most of the rooms are painted by different artists and feature a table and chairs, a mirror and a huge window. We offer a number of different room types including singles and twins with a shower and washbasin, 3-8 bed dorms with shared facilities and of course our mega dorm. In the dorm rooms you'll find bunk beds and normal beds, each with a reading light. There is one locker per person where you can lock your stuff using a pad-lock, which is available for 5 € deposit, which you get back on check-out. Sheets are included, but we charge a 5 € deposit which you also get back on checkout. Please note that groups consisting of more than 10 people must book via the group bookings department. The hostel does not accept these bookings through the website and reserves the right to cancel them without refunding the deposit.


Facilities at this hostel include:

  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • No curfew
  • Free city tour
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Fax
  • Bicycle hire
  • Elevator / lift(s)
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area


Rating Type
82 Overall
82 Atmosphere
82 Staff
91 Location
78 Cleanliness
77 Facilities
86 Safety
0 Fun
84 Value

Important Information

The Heart of Gold Hostel Berlin is the Starship of the Berlin Hostels. First and only theme hostel, inspired by “The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy”. Most centrally located in the heart of Berlin - just one stop from the main central station - Hauptbahnhof. Almost all sights are within walking distance. Linen & Towels included. Free hot showers. Free WiFi in reception area. Free Map of Berlin. Free coffee & tea between sunrise and sunset. Free walking tour (tip-based). 10 minutes Internet included. No Lockout, no Curfew. 24 hour service. Check-out 12 o clock. Free Luggage storage. Free Hostel Safe. Friendly international staff. It is a unique state-of-the-art hostel that looks a bit like the spaceship, but then again it isn't - really and is mostly harmless. - Bar with Chesterfield sofa in a relaxed atmosphere - Biergarten - Key card access - Large reception area with panorama windows - Large video screen The Bar is open from 6pm to 5am - Breakfast buffet served daily between 8 am and 12 pm for 4 Euro incl. coffee or tea. Internet Terminals available from 1 Euro per hour. !!! Please note: Special conditions for bookings over New Year's: Minimum stay: 5 nights No check-out or check-ins on January 1st Bookings need to be paid in full within 10 days after placing the booking. !!!