Accommodation review: Intervarko Hostel, Berlin

Accommodation review: Intervarko Hostel, Berlin

When you think of hostels don’t think of smelly dorms, think of private rooms on a budget! We often stay in private rooms within hostels.  They are generally a lot cheaper than hotels, you can sometimes get an en-suite bathroom and you can meet other travellers easily.  No need toRead More…

Accommodation: ALECSA Hotel am Olympiastadion, Glockenturmstraße 30, 14055 Berlin, Germany

Accommodation: ALECSA Hotel am Olympiastadion, Glockenturmstraße 30, 14055 Berlin, Germany

Budget Hotel in West Berlin We stumbled across the Alecsa Hotal am Olympiastadion whilst looking for somewhere cheap to place our heads.  We just needed budget accommodation which was clean, near transport and was secure.  ALECSA Hotel am Olympiastadion seemed to do this so we booked. It’s about a 10 minuteRead More…

Accommodation Review: Say Cheese, Kleine Fleischergasse, Leipzig, Germany

Accommodation Review: Say Cheese, Kleine Fleischergasse, Leipzig, Germany

We’re big fan of hostels for budget travel, especially those with a central location, a short walk from the main train station, in a nightlife area where you can meet new people but also have good WIFI if you decide to stay in your room. Say Cheese Leipzig is one such place, which is why we picked itRead More…

Accommodation: Backpackers Bamberg, 4 Heliggrabstrasse, Bamberg, Germany

Accommodation: Backpackers Bamberg, 4 Heliggrabstrasse, Bamberg, Germany

Situated in the picturesque UNESCO World Heritage centre of Bamberg, Backpackers Bamberg Backpackers Bamberg is handily located for both the old town and transport links. With accommodation comprising single rooms up to 6 bed dorms, with free wifi, free tea and coffee as well as areas to relax in and socialise.Read More…

Accommodation Review – Ostel, Wriezener Karree 5, Berlin, Germany

Accommodation Review – Ostel, Wriezener Karree 5, Berlin, Germany

Located in the Friedrichshain area of Berlin and a 5 min walk from Ostbahnhof is Ostel, a nostalgic hostel ideal for backpackers,  young couples, families and anyone with a love for Ostaligie and DDR kitsch. We are big fans of modern history and Berlin/East German history and have eyed up.Read More…

Accommodation Review – Huettenpalast, Hobrechtstrasse 66, Berlin, Germany

Accommodation Review – Huettenpalast, Hobrechtstrasse 66, Berlin, Germany

Whimsical, budget accommodation The “Palace of the Hut” is located in the Neukölln district which appears to be up and coming since the demise of Tempelhof airport. Located in an old vacuum cleaner factory and in a street full of cafés, low key bars and some interesting looking shops.  Read More…

Preview of Ostel in Berlin

Preview of Ostel in Berlin

East German Chic With the 25th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, this is an ideal time to visit Berlin and steep yourself into some Ostalgie – “Ostalgie” – a sense of nostalgia for some aspects of life in former East Germany, as seen with the love ofRead More…