I was invited by Pegasus Hostel Berlin to stay for my 5-night trip in Germany!
Exhausted from a whole day of flying, I arrived to Berlin a bit late in the evening. Fortunately, the directions Pegasus Hostel gave me were easy to follow, and the hostel was near the local railway (S-Bahn) and underground railway (U-Bahn). As I made my way to Pegasus Hostel I couldn’t wait to put my bags down and take a break in the room.
Entering the Hostel
The receptionists greeted me with kindness. The two gentlemen who checked me in made me feel at home and gave off vibes that the hostel welcomed young travelers.
They thought I was coming in on the 23rd, which confused me as I booked 5 nights starting from August 24th. But anyway, the receptionists handed me my sheets, pillowcase, and comforter, and I brought my bags over to this huge elevator:
The hostel is huge! I walked (what felt like miles) to my room. I noticed it was a bit dark and frankly a bit scary to navigate because of the lighting. I had to turn on my phone light to make my way over. At night the hallways can be pitch black, but during the day the natural lighting helps illuminate the area:
The hostel booked me a 6-room dorm with a private restroom and shower. This is what the room looked like:
Apologies for my messy belongings
You’re allowed to call whichever bed you want, so I grabbed a non-bunk and was pretty happy about that. The inside was quite clean to the point that I felt comfortable enough to walk around barefoot. And the bathroom was spacious. I was very happy to have my own private restroom and shower right next to my bed!
As the days went on I made friends with two of the new guests at my hostel room. They were both young travelers, one from Canada and one from France. New friends at the hostels are what usually make or break my hostel experience.
Lockers are 1 Euro per night and are on the first floor located next to the elevator:
I frequently visited the lobby/common area to get work done. They had comfortable couches and tables for you to work or socialize.
Two of the employees!
Their cafe is open 24 hours, and they have drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) for sale in their vending machine. I found this quite convenient!
Game Room / Outdoor Area
To encourage more social activities, they have a game room with a foosball table, air hockey, pinball, and more. People would occasionally occupy the room at night.
If you didn’t bring a laptop, they have computer facilities you can use in case you need the internet or need to print something. JFYI – when I needed boarding passes printed, the receptionist was kind enough to help!
Pegasus Hostel also has an outdoor courtyard to lounge out at. I found this quite unique and a great way to bring people together (as I’ve never seen this in other hostels). At night, I saw many people smoking shisha, drinking, and socializing in this courtyard.
I found my stay at Pegasus Hostel quite enjoyable. Having a clean room, bed, and private restroom really helped with the experience. I would advise upgrading your room to have a private restroom because the shared restroom seemed a bit less kempt and is quite small for a whole floor to share (it only had one toilet)!
The fact that the hostel had friendly receptionists and an abundant amount of social areas (and sold alcohol) made it easy to meet other travelers.
My only concern was that on the 2nd to last day of my stay, one of the employees came in our room and told me “you have to leave”. It turns out the hostel put down the wrong dates for my stay, thinking I had booked the 23rd to 28th when it was supposed to be August 24th to 29th. I found it slightly rude and surprising as 1. I was reviewing their hostel and 2. I had told them upon arrival that I booked for the 24th to the 29th.
Besides that, I would recommend Pegasus Hostel Berlin, especially if you’re looking for accommodations on a budget. The place was well located (extremely close to public transportation), friendly, and clean – everything you would need in a hostel! If you are planning to stay, click here to see the latest prices.
*Thanks to Pegasus Hostel Berlin for supporting me on my stay! As always, all opinions are my own.