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Solo Lady Traveler looking for affordable hostels in Berlin
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I am looking for affordable hostels for a 8 day stay in Berlin. I tried going through the hostel booking websites and found some cheap ones but picking one seems difficult. Could you people give me your opinion on:
1) For a girl travelling alone, is it better to look for female only dorms?
2) Does living in larger dorms ( 10-15 beds) pose a safety threat? Or is it too noisy?
3) I am not much of a Party freak so would prefer a quite homely hostel. Could you suggest some hostels near the Charlottenberg district?

Looking forward to some good advice from your end. thanks!

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I’m not a woman, but I don’t think that staying in a 10-15 room will be any more or less safe than a 6-8 person room, as long as there’s lockers to hold your valuables you should be fine. As for noise, its usually a toss up, however with more people it is more likely to be noisy. Just in case, I would bring earplugs if you’re a light sleeper.

Some booking sites have a map view that show where hostels are in the city, try looking there, and check for the hostels in the Charlottenberg district and read the reviews, that will help narrow down your search.

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10-15 beds should be fine if you want affordability.. it’s fine. While I think hostels are stupid and everyone should just do couchsurfing because it’s free and you see the city better that way, I know that East-Seven is a great hostel, my dad stayed there when he visited me. It’s in the nice area of Prenzlauer Berg.

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