When you are planning to visit Berlin, there are many different alternatives if it comes to accommodation. Because you will normally not spend that much time in your room, I would recommend to book a hostel. The hostels in Berlin are cheap and often have a very pleasant location. If you are planning to stay in Friedrichshain, you could decide to stay in the Sunflower Hostel on the Helsingforser Straße.

The Sunflower Hostel in Berlin
The Sunflower Hostel in Berlin

Vibrant district: Friedrichshain

Choosing the right district to spend your holiday is not an easy decision. Every district has its own charms and because the public transport is splendid in Berlin, you do not necessarily have to stay in the center of the city. Three districts of Berlin which are especially interesting for young people are: Neukölln, Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain. The Sunflower Hostel is located in the middle of Friedrichshain and only that could be reason enough to book a room here. Many great clubs are located in Friedrichshain and some cheap bars are also not far away from the hostel. It is not without reason that Friedrichshain has the highest gastronomy-density of all the districts in Berlin.

If you are staying in this part of Berlin, make sure to go and taste some of the best burgers in Friedrichshain.

The reception of the Sunflower Hostel
The reception of the Sunflower Hostel

The Sunflower Hostel

Already since the beginning of 2001, tourists from all over the world are welcomed in the Sunflower Hostel. The friendly personell, colourful rooms and reasonable prices make it one of the popular hostels in Berlin. Tripadvisor gave the hostel a so called “certificate of excellence” and many former visitors especially rated the location and the service of the hostel as very positive. Some additional benefits of this hostel:

  • Cheap breakfast for only 3€ which is available till 12.00
  • The main reception is open 24-hours a day
  • The hostel-bar is opened 23-hours a day
  • Late checkout times (11.00)
  • Free city-tours in the main touristic season
  • Free Wifi
The lobby of the hostel
The lobby of the hostel


As in many hostels in Berlin, you have the possibility to chose between different types of rooms. The prices always depend on the amount of beds and the date of arrival. The prices in the Sunflower Hostel start at 10 euro a night (8-persons room in the low-season) and go up to 36,50€ in a privat room in the high-season. You can also decide to take a 4-person apartment which will cost you about 21,50 a night (each) in the high-season. Below you can find the full price-table of the Sunflower Hostel.

Prices Sunflower Hostel
Prices Sunflower Hostel

More information

All in all we can summarise that the Sunflower Hostel might be an accommodation in Berlin which you might want to consider. Below you can find all the details of the hostel and if you want more specific information you can also check the website of the Sunflower Hostel. All the way at the bottom of this article you can find a map of Berlin and the location of the hostel.

Name: Sunflower Hostel
Address: Helsingforser Straße 17
District: Friedrichshain
Price: Starting from 10 euro per bed per night
Website: www.sunflower-hostel.de


My Name is Job and originally from the Netherlands. In 2012, a girl I met in Australia motivated me to move to Berlin. I love to share the best places, activities and events in Berlin with you on my blog.

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