Hostels a la carte

July 30, 2010
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Eastern Comfort.

This unique hostel on a river is situated right in the epicenter of Berlin (day and night) life, at the border of the former “East” and “West” parts, and literally attached to the Berlin Wall. Yes, it is a boat, with 25 cabins, both 1st or 2nd class. Often they hold parties (like a grill-party or weekly language international meetings with live bands, organized by Charles. This is where you could chat in ca 10 languages at once!.. The entry is 1 euro (until 20:30, after that- an extra euro for the band. ERASMUS students get in for free)

Staying with the tent on the deck is 12, single (1st class) 64, double 78; 2nd class- 50 and 58, respectively. Bath: shared or private. Also on board: bar, TV, internet in the common space, heating for cold periods.

In 5min walk distance from the sites of both Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg: Boxhagener rarities flee market, art market on the Oberbaumbrücke, Clubs Watergate and Club der Visionäre, Bar 25, ”Badeschiff”, romantic cafe “Freischwimmer”(Vor dem Schlesischen Tor 2 10997 Berlin), soul bar “Soul Cat” , main landmark of the city- East side Gallery, classics of art street  and numerous restaurants.


Social-cultural center on  former beer plant grounds; very typical for Berlin. Pfefferberg is an iconic place; now hosting cafes, bier garden, galleries; Olafur Eliasson, whose personal exhibition is now on in Martin Groppius Bau, has chosen it for his workshop, too. The jazz and blues Bassy Cowboy Club” playing from “vinyl only” (and strictly up to 1969)   is also around the corner (before 10pm and on Tuesdays entry is free). Minimalist design of the rooms priced: 58 for a single, 78 for a double (with bathroom), place in  6-x-dor- 18/person.

Schönhauser Allee 176 (Hoff 4, haus 6)

Recommendable in the zone: “Poulette” (slightly expensive but reasonable for lunch French place), drop to “Melkerei” (Kolwitzstr. 42) even just for divine Apefel strudel (Viennese specialty), Kowitzplatz Saturday bio-market, bar “Becket Kopf”. Many cult places of Mitte are also very near by.

Die Fabrik

This environmentally friendly hostel(sun station on the roof) is situated inside of a former plant, too. 38eur/single, 26eur/single (with WLAN).

Schlesische Straße 18
10997 Berlin

„Odissee“ is a similar “fabrik” type hostel in the Freidrichshain.


UPDATE: bar 25 is closed….! what a pity!

Complex of an alternative bar, club, good restaurant, even sauna, and  minihostel. Special place- for special people. living space is a kind of a bungalow with shared bathrooms on the ranch.

10243 Berlin

T. 01577 25 25 277


Stand for “late purchase”- shop to get drinks and snacks when everything else is closed. Along with a street bar has also rooms for 2-3 people with shared kitchen and bathriom (20eur/person)

+4930 44 90 199
Choriner Str. 12
10119 Berlin

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