GAY HOSTEL REVIEW | BERLIN, GERMANY

I put this picture twice so I can tell you that this is the living room or communal space

Lets start with the basics. This hostel is cozy. At its fullest it holds about 35 people or so. It was full when I arrived. It also has an age restriction. You cannot book the hostel if you’re older than 38.

Now, lets get into it:

I arrived at this hostel after checking out of the Hilton, where me and my friend were staying. He left to Prague on my second day of Berlin.

I checked out at 11am and arrived at my hostel at about 12noon. I had an email exchange with the front desk about arriving around 2pm. He said it was fine. My instructions were to head to the hostel, ring the door bell, get buzzed in and proceed through the check-in process. Therefore, thats exactly what I did.

I arrive and I am not buzzed in. I am unable to get into the building itself. This hostel is located inside of a residential building, so we have neighbors.

Well equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, sink, fridge, dishes, plates, pots and pans… whatever you need.

As one of the neighbors came home I walked in behind her and proceed to the entrance of the hostel. The front door is massive and bolted shut. It doesn’t open. There is no door bell. I knock a few times and no one openes the door. Im not sure what to do at this point, so I wait outside the door, like a dog for about 45 minutes. I knock again and decide to walk back outside to read the Hostel sign. Perhaps I missed something.

The sign says check-in is at 2pm and onward. Therefore, I assumed they just didn’t want to open the door for me. What motherfuckers they are?! I am pissed. How hard is it to check-in before your time. Oooppss. Im I committing some kind of sin?

At this point i ring the outside bell again. No answer. Then I see a few guys come out of the hostel and they try to explain something to me. They don’t speak english. But, he tries his hardest to tell me about my emails. He says I check in according to the time I said in my email.

I later found out, the “front desk” employees only work during the time people are checking in… Then the hostel is completely without hostel employees. This was not a good start. Perhaps I’m tired of BS and need to start booking hotels from no on?

Lets get one thing straight though. There is another gay hostel in the area called “mi-gay hostel…” I did not stay there. Just want to make sure you’re booking the correct hostel if you’re reading this.

Let me tell you a story:

My bed. I was on bed 17.

After checking in, I am given my bed, keys, a towel and a locker with a key (to lock it when I want). No need to bring your own lock! Thats a plus.

The hostel employee showed me around the entire place. Showed me my bed, the kitchen, the communal space etc. Then we get to the restroom.

This restroom is locker room inspired. Its big, modern and VERY clean. It has two toilet stalls and a massive sink with three water spouts. The shower is communal but completely optional. He then shows me the private shower and toilet. Its cute but basic. The only weird thing about the private shower is the gerry-rigged locking mechanism… its a bent spoon.

Just for your information, when we walked into the communal shower, it was completely dry. It made me wonder if anyone ever uses it or if people line up to use the private 

My room… I shared a room with 8 other guys including me

shower.

As the days progress I get to meet a lot of the people that made this trip what it was. The hostel is clean but very communal. Everyone is very friendly. In fact, its so friendly I managed to make really good friends. You tend to go out together. You eat out together and you party together.

I made several good friends, we exchanged numbers, Facebook information and hope to continue to be friends in the future. We even told each other we would hang out if we are ever in the same part of the world again. These are the kinds of friendships you make at hostels, intense, long lasting with good bonds.

To be clear, there was nothing shy about any of the boys at this hostel. The shower was always in use and you tend to have a locker room and/or dorm room experience once again. Laughing and talking in the shower with your hostel mates. It was a very bonding experience.

Several of the guys got a little “too” friendly with each other, if you know what I mean, but it was all in the name of fun.

The hostel does not include breakfast, but has plenty of tea for you. The kitchen is well equipped. It also has free wifi. The area is PERFECT! Right smack in the middle of all the gay action. Berlin is so open minded about gay clubs, bars, saunas, sex clubs, dildo and fetish stores, and we were right in the middle of it all. The hostel is walking distance to many and all places you probably want to go to. Lots of cafes, shops, restaurants and even a supermarket across the street.

Give me some of that dirty talk:

The communal showers… sorry its a bad picture but it was tough to take a good one… it has 3 shower heads but I suppose you can share one with a buddy if it gets too full…just saying.

 Here it goes… You make awesome friends in this hostel. While I was there, I bonded really well with a few guys. They start to open up and talk about their experiences here, in Berlin and at the hostel.

I can tell you that I saw a few guys getting it on in the shower, while I was showering. I was told that several guys got it on in the living spaces.

I met this cool handsome latin guy who told me about the hot action with the guy he was sharing a room with… by the way he was a drop dead gorgeous turkish guy! OMG… so HOT!

Before I left one of the guys told me he slept with the entire room opposite our end… This place can be what you want it to be. Just don’t come off too strong. Let it happen naturally… You’ll figure it out.

On my last day there was an older Spanish guy that checked in… He tried very hard to sleep with everyone but did not succeed. It was very awkward and people were trying to avoid him… He was just coming on too strong.

If you’re a gay male, under 38 years old looking for a fun communal gay experience. YOU NEED TO STAY HERE. I had such a fun time. Even after my ridiculously stupid check-in experience.

I should probably mention I stayed at this hostel from Thursday to Tuesday. It was completely booked when I arrived. However, come Monday morning, most people checked out and the place was pretty much dead Monday and Tuesday. I think everyone books it for the weekends.

This is a great place to stay… but I think actions are louder than words… I cant tell you how amazing this place really is… Perhaps you should have your own experience and take a chance and book it!

Let me break it down for you:

I paid 22 Euros a night for 5 nights a total of 110 Euros.

Pros:

  • Free wifi
  • free coffee/tea
  • free towel
  • free locker
  • friends
  • great area
  • fuck-buddies (if thats what you’re looking for)
  • great restroom
  • communal showers

Cons:

  • Check in time is according to what you tell them. You cant show up early and expect to get in.
  • No breakfast included

Is this hostel worth it? FUCK YES!

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The restroom was very modern and nice. Also, super clean. They cleaned it every day before people checked in…
Theres a mural of a hot guy watching you shower… I literally thought it was an actual person, EVERY SINGLE TIME lol…
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17 Comments

  1. Pat June 15, 2017 at 11:20 am

    Are condoms provided? Or you’ll need to buy or bring your own?

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    1. quintanillaj June 16, 2017 at 1:56 am

      I would say buy/bring your own =)

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  2. Pat June 15, 2017 at 11:22 am

    Very interesting, I’m wondering are condoms provided in the hostel? Or you’ll need to buy or bring your own?

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    1. quintanillaj June 16, 2017 at 1:55 am

      Hey there. I didnt see any condoms in the hostel itself, but there are plenty of leather/sex shops in the neighborhood. A few doors down there is a store called Gear, they sell condoms there. Also people are very respectful about that kinda thing in Berlin…

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  3. Eduard June 28, 2017 at 7:39 am

    Hey, I am thinking to stay there, but I am honestly not sure. It would be my first time in Europe and I am very looking forward to it. I want to meet new people and make new friends. However, I am not into the sleazy lifestyle that many gay guys adore. I really want to have a good time but I am afraid that guys at a gay hostel would come as weird and pushy. I mean if I like the person then that is cool but I don’t know if the environment of the hostel would be “too much”.

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    1. quintanillaj June 28, 2017 at 8:18 am

      Hey there… In my stay here and in Berlin, everyone was very respectful of your space… Berlin is a place where its okay if youre not into something, you just politely let the other person know and they move on… Its not disrespectful to do that… There was one guy that was pushy in the hostel and everyone avoided him. It was just too much. (Also, there is a private shower you can use, if the communal one isnt your thing).

      Youre gonna make a lot of friends… even if all you want to do is be friends… I think you’re gonna have fun if you try this hostel.

      To give you a little bit of advice, not all hostels are easy to make friends in… At some hostels no one talks to each other… At this hostel, everyone is here with an open mind and ready to make friends. You end up going out to eat with them, or bar hop, or just be tourists together.

      I think its only “too much” if you allow it…

      I hope that helps your decision. I think this hostel is a good decision… Let me know if you have other questions.

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  4. Stana July 2, 2017 at 7:08 am

    Hi, your review on hostelworld brought me here. Thanks for the full review. It sounds like a fun experience and I’m sure to follow your lead 😉

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    1. quintanillaj July 2, 2017 at 4:02 pm

      Hey there. It was amazing. I think youre going to have a great time for sure 😉 … Glad you liked my review!

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  5. Stana July 2, 2017 at 7:11 am

    Hi, your review on Hostelworld brought me here. Thanks for the full review. It sounded like an interesting experience and I am sure to follow your lead.

    Great blog BTW 😉

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    1. quintanillaj July 2, 2017 at 4:06 pm

      Hey there. Im glad youre enjoying my blog. It means a lot! I started it just to see if I would like doing it… so far, I really do… But, the best part is that people like you like my blog as well… Thanks for all the nice comments. I really appreciate them!

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  6. Stana July 2, 2017 at 7:23 am

    Hey, your review from Hostelworld brought me here. Thanks for the full review. It sounded like a fun experience but I have a question; Are there any Asian guests ? Because I am Asian and I don’t want to feel awkward if I decide to stay there 😉

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    1. quintanillaj July 2, 2017 at 4:04 pm

      There were a couple of asian guests when I was staying there. There was an asian guy from NYC, one from Sydney and one from Toronto. They were all very nice and they all had an equally good time — Trust me we all talked about our experience there. =)

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      1. Stana July 2, 2017 at 4:12 pm

        OMG I’m sorry about this! I tried to post on here many times but there were some kind of errors after submitting the messages. I didn’t mean to spam your blog. You can delete them if you want lol.

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        1. quintanillaj July 2, 2017 at 4:14 pm

          Hey there…. Not a problem… I didnt realized there was an error message that came up after someone tries to post a message… Im testing it out myself and I got the same error message…. It appears that they are going through, but gonna see how I can fix it..

          No need to worry though. All is good.

          –James

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  7. Tom September 12, 2017 at 2:52 am

    Hi James, your review from Hostelworld brought me here also. Mamy thanks for the full review, but I have more questions. Is there actually more young guys like 20-30? Is not there a problem, for example, with morning erection outside the room? 😉 And – is there something more happen under the showers? Thank you for sharing your knowledge and experience!

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  8. Tom September 12, 2017 at 3:10 am

    Hi James! Thanks for sharing your knowledge and experience! I would like to ask if there is no problem with morning erections outside the room? And is there something more happen in the shower than jerking? 😉

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    1. quintanillaj September 14, 2017 at 8:16 am

      Hi there… Glad you enjoyed the review… while I was there, there were a mix of ages… Im 33 but I gotta say most guys were in their 20s… There were a few guys my age. The last day I was there a guy who seemed to be closer to the hostel age limit (38 years old) checked in… But for the most part, 20s and early 30s seemed to be the demographic… I dont think theres a problem with morning erections outside the room… although i saw plenty inside the room… I even saw a couple of guys take care of them for each other while they thought ppl were sleeping… as for the shower… lets just say I saw it all in the shower… Hope that helps… sorry for the late reply… Let me know if you have anymore questions or you can always direct message me on my IG but I think youll love it! I know I did! =)

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