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A&O Berlin Friedrichshain


A&O Berlin Friedrichshain
Boxhagener Str. 73
Deutschland - 10245 Berlin

T: +49 30 29 77 81 - 54 00

4,5 km from city center
  • Fair: 13 km
  • Airport: 18 km
  • Railway station: 3 km
  • Public transport: 0,05 km
Check-in: 3pm
Check-out: 10am
Weekend-Check-out: 11am
24h service
Hotel bar
WLAN / Internet
Internet terminal
Washing machine
Kids' corner
AO Lounge
Table soccer
Lounge TV
Wii Lounge
Bus parking

In 2000 the A&O Berlin Friedrichshain opened right by the central intra-city Ostkreuz train station in the popular student district. The former factory building was last renovated in the winter of 2008 and expanded by a new neighbouring building in 2011. It now features 233 rooms with modern furnishings.


The A&O Berlin Friedrichshain is located right in the middle of the trendy district of the same name. With just five minutes by foot to the Ostkreuz train station, the hostel offers optimal connection to all Berlin's highlights. It's central location makes the A&O hostel easy to reach by car, train or bus.


The A&O – recommended by Marco Polo – is surrounded by bars and clubs in the middle of the district. A playing field and lawn with volleyball and basketball courts, as well as a bar with karaoke evenings and a beer garden in the courtyard all invite guests to sit back and relax. The special highlight of the A&O Berlin Friedrichshain is the childcare available at weekends.

Walking direction

From Ostkreuz it is 3 min. to walk: From exit Sonntagstraße walk on and turn right into Lenbachstraße. Go ahead to Boxhagener Straße. There you'll find our hostel.

By train

Central Station DB: Take the S-Bahn, line S 3, 5, 7 or 75 to Station Ostkreuz (7 stops). Station Ostbahnhof DB: Take the S-Bahn, line S 3, 5, 7 or 75 to Station Ostkreuz (2 stops). Get the latest infomation on public transportation in Berlin: www.bvg.de (Berliner Verkehrsgesellschaft (BVG))

By bus

Take the subway line U2 until station Zoologischer Garten, (5 stops). Change to the S-Bahn, line S 3, 5, 7 or 75 and go on to station Ostkreuz (10 stops).

By plane

Airport Tegel TXL: Use bus X9 until station Zoologischer Garten (terminus). Change to the S-Bahn, line S 3, 5, 7 or 75 and go on to station Ostkreuz (10 stops). Airport Schönefeld SXF: Take the S-Bahn, line S9, to station Ostkreuz (9 stops).

By car

Hamburg (North) from Berliner Ring (A10): Junction Pankow onto A114. At exit road Schönerlinder Straße onto B109/A114 until the end. Keep going on Prenzlauer Promenade, Prenzlauer Allee, turn left into Danziger Straße, cross Frankfurter Allee and turn left into Boxhagener Straße.

Frankfurt/Oder (East) from Berliner Ring (A10): Use exit road Hellersdorf to get into Frankfurter Chaussee B1/B5. Keep on going ahead, Berliner Straße, Alt Mahlsdorf, Alt Kaulsdorf, Alt Biesdorf, Alt Friedrichsfelde, Frankfurter Allee. Turn left into Gürtelstraße, Neue Bahnhofstraße, than turn right into Boxhagener Straße.

Hannover (West) from Berliner Ring (A10): Junction Drewitz onto A115. At intersection Zehlendorf use exit road to Potsdamer Chaussee B1. Keep going ahead, Potsdamer Straße, Berliner Straße, Unter den Eichen, Schloßstraße, Rheinstraße, Hauptstraße, Potsdamer Straße, Potsdamer Platz. Than turn right into Leipziger Straße, Gertraudenstraße, Mühlendamm, Grunerstraße. Turn right into Karl-Marx-Allee and right again into Warschauer Straße. Turn left into Boxhagener Straße.


vom 2014-08-21
The only problem I found about this hostel is that there is no place to leave your clothes while showering… But the main reason why I would never come back is that the guy who works in the bar during the evening is realy rude, and is clearly not ready to work dealing with people, he should look for a job where he could be happier and therefore more gentle.


vom 2014-08-20
Good hostel, good price/qualitybalance. close to ostkreuz and nice walking to warschauerstrasse. Quick service and no BLABLABLA.... nice!


vom 2014-08-20
Es war alles in Ordnung. Vielen Dank.


vom 2014-08-20
Sehr zuvorkommendes und freundliches Personal. Die Duschen/WC's waren optimal gereinigt, was mir persönlich sehr wichtig ist. Das Zimmer hatte einen etwas schmuddeligen Flair (könnte evtl. einen neuen Anstrich gebrauchen) und war nur oberflachlich gereinigt (Spinnweben in den Ecken etc.). Ein Waschbecken im Zimmer wäre optimal gewesen. Für eine Nacht und einen Preis von 7,50 € für das voll belegte 8er Zimmer war es aber vollkommen ok.


vom 2014-08-20
Zimmer war vor Bezug nicht ordentlich geputzt und die Betten nicht alle bezogen. Sonst eigentlich alles ok.


vom 2014-08-20
Beaucoup trop de bruit le soir dans les bâtiments!!! hélas!



Top Sights: Brandenburg Gate (7.20 km), Alexanderplatz & TV Tower (5.80 km), Berlin Townhall (5.10 km), Potsdam Square (8.10 km)

Government District: Reichstag (9.50 km), Federal Chancellery (8.90 km)

Time Travel: Checkpoint Charlie (6.90 km), East Side Gallery (3.10 km), Holocaust-Monument (7.70 km)
Museum Island: Berlin Cathedral (5.70 km), Pergamon Museum (5.90 km)

For Sport Fans: Olympic Stadium (18.20 km)

Cafe – and Restaurant Quarter

Hackesche Höfe (5.50 km)

Nikolai Quarter (5.30 km)

Simon-Dach-Straße (1.60 km)

Opera/Theater/Concert House

State Opera - Unter den Linden (6.50 km)

Friedrichstadt-Palast (7.20 km)

Theater des Westens (11.60 km)

Philharmonic Hall (8.20 km)


Berghain (1.90 km)

Watergate (2.30 km)

Sage Club (4.30 km)

Puro Sky Lounge (10.30 km)

Castles and Parks

Bellevue palace (Office oft the Federal President) (10.40 km)

Gardens of the world (11.90 km)

Botanical Garden (18.00 km)

Mauerpark (7.40 km)

Tiergarten (11.60 km)

Zoo and Aquaria

Berlin Zoo (11.60 km)
Sea Life Berlin (5.60 km)

Tierpark Berlin – Friedrichsfelde (6.20 km)


Shopping Streets

Kudamm (12.60 km)

Unter den Linden (6.50 km)

Schlossstraße (17.00 km)


Alexa (5.8 km)

Kaufhaus des Westens (11.20 km)