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About Berlin

Considered by many to be one of the best nights out in Europe, Berlin is the perfect place to party without breaking the bank. If you prefer a more relaxed pace, there’s world-class architecture, museums, art galleries, bakeries, rooftop bars and more. Not forgetting the Christmas Markets in December!

Another reason Berlin is so popular with backpackers is the abundance of cheap hostels close to the city centre. Even the hostels in central Berlin are relatively cheap compared to other capital cities in Europe. Some of the Berlin hostel highlights include rooftop terraces, in-house microbreweries, free welcome shots and special tours that are only available to guests staying in the hostel.

Some of the most popular areas are Mitte, Prenzlauer Berg and Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg. Mitte is Berlin’s central neighbourhood which puts you in the heart of the action, while Prenzlauer Berg offers a laid-back alternative home to boutiques, brunch spots and bohemian bars.

If you’re looking for a melting pot of culture, alternative lifestyles and an unbeatable club scene, then you’re looking for Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg. It has the highest density of clubs in the city, including Berghain, but you can also find some of Berlin's best bars, cafes and boutiques to enjoy the day after.

Check out our guide on where to stay in Berlin for a rundown of all the best areas.

Many of the city’s sights will give you an insight into the history of Berlin and how it’s helped to shape the city into what it is today. That includes the iconic The Brandenburg Gate, modelled after the Acropolis in Athens, Museum Island where you can find many of the city’s best museums, and the Berlin Wall Memorial, a 1.4km stretch of the Berlin wall that’s been preserved.

Getting around central Berlin is easy with the U-Bahn (subway), while the S-Bahn (light rail) is better for long-distance journeys. You can buy tickets for both from vending machines at the station, which includes a day pass if you’re planning to take more than two trips in one day. There’s also buses and trams, but you’ll need to pay for tickets using cash, which can often mean carrying the exact change.

What visitors said about Berlin

Stayed in Jan 2022
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Clubs and concerts weren’t really options due to the Coronavirus restrictions, but the museums, shops, restaurants, parks, etc just about made up for the diminished nightlife. Beautiful city with a rich history and 10,000 things to see and do in all seasons and at all hours!
Stayed in Jan 2022
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Anonymous
Always love visiting this city. So much to do and so easy to get around. It's beautiful and you'll never run out of things to go see or explore, and the food is amazing and affordable.
Stayed in Dec 2021
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Anonymous
We stayed in a 6 bed mixed dorm and found the size of the room to be much bigger than most places we've stayed. The beds were comfortable and relatively private despite not having curtains. The location of the hostel was good, with accessible links all over the city via public transport. The facilities were very good, and the rooms and showers were very clean. Decent breakfast for the price. The only downside would be the common area was quite small, cafe and bar were great though.