Where to stay in Berlin?

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If you have been following our Instagram stories, you already know we visited Berlin, Germany. If you have Instagram account, you can follow our adventures here-> @dianomaya. Look for the stories in “Highlights”!

Let’s begin our Berlin story with some basics, our accommodation! So where did we stay in Berlin? We were invited for a complimentary stay at The Amstel House Hostel Berlin, the friendliest hostel in Berlin. We learned they have been elected the best hostel staff in Europe two times, so we were keen to try that special hospitality.

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We were convinced how friendly they are right from the start. Upon our arrival we were welcomed by two lovely male receptionist and given instructions about the room, keys, breakfast and the bar. They were also so kind to give us complimentary backpack, with personalized note. I don’t know about you, but we love when accommodations take their time to make you special. Also, I can’t wait for spring to come, to take my new backpack out!

Amstel House Hostel has 24/7 reception, so if we ever needed to ask about Berlin, transport, bike rent, museums or similar, we definitely used that perk. You can find free maps at the reception, along with coupons for Berlin attractions. They also have electronic devices which you can borrow, towels you can rent and hygiene products you can buy. What else do you need?

ROOM
Oh, yes, you need a room! They offer a different room types and beds, such as private, single, double, twin, dormitories, family rooms, etc. Some rooms have private bathroom, some are with shared ones. We got a private twin room with shared bathroom. Shared shower and toilet was just door to ours, so it made life easier. We also had little sink in our room, which is a very nice add on. Our beds were so cozy, it was hard to leave them in the morning 🙂

BREAKFAST
We always include breakfast in our room booking, partial because I am obsessed with buffet breakfast (there is something very special about other people making breakfast for you) and secondly because it is easier to explore the “big city life” on a full stomach. What is special about Amstel House breakfast is their vegetarian and vegan selection, which I noticed right away, as I don’t eat meat.

BAR
The heart of the Amstel House is their 24/7Bar. We would come to Hostel after dinner and to avoid feeling like we missed the night in the city, by staying in our room, we went down to the bar to hang out. Hanging out at the bars is always the best. You get to met Hotel staff, ask about what to do in the city and meet new interesting travelers, which has always been our luck! Do you have a story from the Hotel bar’s?

It is safe to say we liked the bar area the best. We would hang out and relax with our cold beers, after the long walks in the city.
One thing we, unfortunately, didn’t get to use was their cool game room. It sure looks like a lot of fun, so maybe next time 🙂

LOCATION AND TRANSPORT
Amstel House is located in Moabit, in the district of Mitte, which is very well connected by public transportation. S-Bahn and bus stop is 5 min walk from the Hostel and with TLX fast bus, you are only a few minutes from the historical center. We bought a day ticket from local store (right at the bus stop) which gave us access to all public transport. Find tickets and routes here -> BERLIN PUBLIC TRANSPORT.

Also, Amstel House Hostel has very well explained on their website how to reach them whether you are coming with the plane, bus or train -> HERE.

That sums up our accommodation experience. If you decide to book a stay with them, hope you will have as much fun in Amstel House Hostel as we did.

You can find them here:
WEB: www.amstelhouse.de
Facebook: Amstel House
Instagram: Amstel House

And for Amstel House Hostel team, if you are reading this, thank you for your hospitality, you are really the best!

In our next blog -> “Top things to see in Berlin”. Talk to you then 🙂

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Where to stay in Bratislava?

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We are in Bratislava!! We drove from Sopron late at night and went strait to hotel, so let’s start with our accommodation before we stroll around the city.

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We stayed at very chic “Boutique Apartments Possonium” which are located just a 10 minute walk from the old town. Possonium is actually 19th century family owned house, completely renovated into Apartments. Possonium has free parking spaces right in front of the entrance, where we left our Avax Suzuki for couple of days and enjoyed the comfort of our accommodation.

We had a chance to change rooms during our stay and we took it! So, first we got “Wine room”, which is obviously room dedicated to wines. Yes, each room is dedicated to a different drink.

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Bathroom was modern and new, shared, just outside our room. Room was chic and cozy, with beds in upstairs gallery accessible by ladder. Beds were just two mattresses with linen, but very comfy.

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Downstairs, we had couch where we’ve set up a little “laptop club”. We are far behind on our blogs and videos, so we had to work even during our Winter Road Trip. If you are planing to become a travel blogger, keep in mind it is not always play, there is a lot of work hidden behind the scenes. But, do start a travel blog, we love finding new inspiring people! Are you already travel blogger? Send us links to your blogs!

Ok, after some work, we decided to stay in, since it was cold winter night outside (-12 C). Lucky for us Possonium has underground bar! Perfect to warm up and meet new people!

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Our second room was much bigger and dedicated to Vodka.
“Vodka room” has 4 beds, from which two of them also accessible by ladder :). Is it just me or it is so much fun to climb up to your bed?? Me, Tarzan.
In addition, this room also has a kitchen and private bathroom. It is a stylish place with all the comforts of home.

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If you are coming to Bratislava, check out Boutique Apartments Possonium. We highly recommend it (and we are not paid to say this).

You can find their web page -> HERE.

If you are “Booking.com” kind of person you can book -> HERE.

On May 1st they open Possonium Garden Bar! Make sure you find a chair for sipping juices in the garden in the center of Bratislava. They have couple of cats running around the garden, hope you won’t mind them 🙂

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Ok, now let’s wake up and go to the city!
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