This is one of those few hostels that I’ve “starred” on Google Maps. It’s the best hostel I’ve stayed at in Germany and one of only two that I look forward to staying at again. Most important for me when I was researching, it has a kitchen. A nice one too: it is very well equipped, reasonably clean (dependant on the effort other guests put in), and is a phenomenal place for dinner-time and evening socializing. The best part is that if you make a communal dinner for the hostel you get a free night’s stay. Careful when you are cooking though — it can get perhaps a little too cozy at times, if you don’t lay down the law. The washrooms and showers are top-notch. Cleaned regularly, and it shows. Likewise the dorms are great. They are of varying sizes and while I stayed in an eight bed-dorm I never felt like it was too crowded or overly difficult to sleep. Reception staff is amazing. (Shout out to one gal who gave me recommendations for metal shows in Berlin, I’m sorry I don’t remember your name!) Any time I had a question, or special request, or even printing off travel documents these folks were keen to help. The atmosphere at this hostel is also hard to beat. I daresay it was every day that I would find myself in the kitchen talking with someone new. In fact, I made new friends (which I intend to keep) within fifteen minutes of checking in and dropping my bag off in the dorm. Every night there would be some sort of game going on... and any unwary travellers walking in to the kitchen invariably found themselves dragged in. ???? In all seriousness this is the kind of hostel that feels like a home. Like a friend’s house, where people gather to catch up and enjoy each other’s company. Check it out!
You will not find the beds cheaper anywhere else!
EastSeven Berlin Hostel
WELCOME TO THE EASTSEVEN BERLIN HOSTEL EastSeven Berlin Hostel: the relaxed hostel in central Berlin. Small, cosy, clean – the simple formula that has earned us countless international awards.learn more
EastSeven Berlin Hostel
cozy, clean, relaxed
Since opening in 2005, we have consistently featured amongst the top 5 Berlin hostels, according to numerous respected online booking platforms. Most guidebooks provide special recommendations for our hostel (Tripadvisor, Lonely Planet, Let´s Go, Guide Routard, Marco Polo, and many more). We intend to continue exactly like this, maybe even a little better.
EastSeven Berlin Hostel is small, clean, comfortable, independent and highly recommended. We put focus on "Gemuetlichkeit" (Cosiness) and a relaxed atmosphere. We are not a hostel chain NOR a party hostel. With us you are not a number but a guest. We don´t accept schoolgroups, bingedrinkers, hooligans or stag/hen parties. Most of our staff choose to stay with us for many years - they love their job and their city and will happily provide you with maps, information and tips on where to go in Berlin. All are English-speaking.
At the reception you can find Italian style lattes, cold German beer and non-alcoholic drinks, all reasonably priced. You are free to bring you own food and drinks to the self catering kitchen (huge and fully equipped). A continental breakfast buffet is waiting for you 7h30 - 12h30 (costs little extra). If you are planning to go out for restaurants, bars etc ... just ask at the reception for some hints. You can eat your way around the world in the streets surrounding us.
Cook for your fellow travelers, stay for free!
We supply the ingredients, you supply the passion for cooking. It is a well-known fact that people gravitate towards the kitchen, and whomever is standing at the stove is the star! Our kitchen is a guaranteed place to get to know people - this opportunity was taken up 113 times in 2013/2014. On average 10-20 guests join the meal and most of the time it ends up in going out for a long Berlin night ... Just tell the reception you want to join our special food & socialise program. You don´t have to be a 5 star chef, pasta with salad is always a winner.
EastSeven Berlin Hostel is conveniently located between the hustle and bustle of Berlin Mitte (the city's central district) and charming Prenzlauer Berg. Our neighborhood was built more than a century ago - most buildings are from that period. The "Kiez" (=hood, barrio) is a decent mix of hipsters and 'normal' locals - it is one of the most desirable areas in Berlin to live/settle.
We are surrounded by cafes, restaurants, bars, beer-gardens, clubs and theatres. And you won't have to go far from the hostel to find some great Berlin-style shops. Take a walk along Kastanienallee (= Casting Allee) or around Kollwitzplatz or Helmholzplatz. Visit all the small shops (young designers, vintage stuff, cool useless things, organic and deli food, kids toys ...). Supermarkets of all range are within 200 metres. On Saturday you should go to the farmers market at Kollwitzplatz (300m), on Sundays Berliners typically go to the Mauerpark fleamarket (700m). We are in a safe Berlin neighborhood.
The main cultural attractions (Museums Island, Alexanderplatz/TV Tower, Mauerpark, Wall museum, Kollwitzplatz, Kastanienallee, Oderberger Strasse, Kulturbrauerei, ...) are within walking distance or less than 15 minutes by public transport (Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag, Potsdamer Platz, Hackesche Hoefe, Oranienburger Str, Checkpoint Charlie, Holocaust Memorial). The former wall is a 500 metre walk away.
We are easy to reach from all airports, train and bus stations (U2 underground line - Senefelder Platz station, 2 stops from Alexanderplatz). From the station it is a 100m walk to the hostel.
We also rent bicycles if you are looking to organise your own personal tour through this bike friendly city
We offer singles, doubles, twins and dorms with design furniture and lockers, on 4 floors (no elevator). All rooms are well furnished with cupboards, reading lights and plugs, coloured walls, mirrors, thick curtains, fans, strong heaters and, of course, beds with high quality mattresses.
All bathrooms are separated by gender with extra cabins for WC and shower and with hairdryers. Showers are hot and free, 24h. On average, 7 people share one bathroom. We clean the bathrooms 3 times a day.
Please note - it is an old building without an elevator.
If you just want to hang out for a while - we have a private garden with wooden decks, a BBQ area and hammocks or you can surf the internet in the cosy lounge. We also have a book exchange shelf, board games, a sound system for your mp3 collection, terminals with Skype ... and there is free and strong WiFi in all rooms.
The self catering kitchen is large and fully equipped. There are five supermarkets in the vicinity offering a large variety of produce, from organic to dirt cheap. You can cook a meal your own way, whenever you want. And you can even cook for you fellow travellers and get your bed for free.
All this makes EastSeven Berlin Hostel a real hostel, a place where it is easy to meet other travellers.
... we are looking forward to welcoming you to our Hostel in Berlin!
EastSeven Berlin Hostel
Schwedter Straße 7
phone:+49 30 936 222 40
fax:+49 30 936 222 39
No curfew, open 24h with door code.
Reception is open from 7am until midnight.
Check-in 15h00 - 24h00 / earlier check-ins can store their luggage.
Late check-out (12:00 am / noon) / after checkout you can use the luggage storage, common rooms and the bathrooms until midnight.
Directions toEastSeven Berlin Hostel
Public transport in general
Berlin is very well served by public transportation and it is safe to use. You need to buy a ticket from one of the blue, yellow or red ticket machines found in every station and then validate it (stick it in the small yellow or red column with a slot often found next to the ticket machine). In buses you can buy a ticket from the driver (if you have small change, they don't really like large denomination notes) and for the metro you can buy it on the actual tram, from an on-board machine.
For Schoenefeld airport (SXF) you need to buy an ABC ticket. All tickets are valid up to 2 hours one-way, that includes any transfers you need to make.
From the Main Train Station (Hauptbahnhof/HBF) and Ostbahnhof
Head towards Alexanderplatz by S-Bahn and then take the U2 subway towards Pankow. Get off at the 2nd stop, Senefelder Platz, and take the station exit towards the front of the train. Walk down Schwedter Strasse for 100m and you'll find us on your right (house number 7, the orange facade).
Allow 15-20 minutes by public transport.
From all airports (TXL, SXF, BER) and the bus terminal (ZOB)
Head towards Alexanderplatz (TXL bus, RE/RB regional train from SXF, S-Bahn from ZOB) and then take the U2 subway towards Pankow. Get off at the 2nd stop, Senefelder Platz, and take the station exit towards the front of the train. Turn left as you exit and cross the pedestrian crossing. Walk down Schwedter Strasse for 100m and you'll find us on your right (house number 7, the orange facade).
Allow 30-40 minutes by public transport.
As with most cities there can be confusion about taxi rates, so please:
1. use an official taxi from the official taxi queue
2. make sure the meter is running before you set off
3. if you are suspicious, take a photo of the plates before boarding
The approximate rates you should expect to pay:
Tegel Airport (TXL): 20-25 EUR
Schoenefeld Airport (SXF): 35-40 EUR
Main Train Station (HBF): 10-15 EUR
Ostbahnhof train station: 10-15 EUR
Main Bus Terminal (ZOB): 20-25 EUR
In case of trouble, just call us, we will help you.
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