The city of Berlin is a popular place to begin a vacation throughout Germany. As the capital of that country, there are some interesting government attractions in the city, as well as unique museums to see, such as the Berlin Wall Museum. Whatever brings you to Berlin, travelers looking for Berlin hostels have no trouble locating. Berlin backpackers hostels are found all through the city, and are some of the most reasonably priced in Europe, considering the associated accommodations. You’ll have the best luck renting space at hostels in Berlin if you bring cash, and you’ll get the best exchange rate if you go to a bank or ATM to get Euros first.
You should be able to find a Berlin hostel for fewer than 30 Euros (about $35 - $40 US), particularly if you are simply looking for a place to sleep and shower. One excellent choice is the Jetpack Hostel, located in downtown Berlin. One reason the Jetpack Berlin hostel is such a hit with travelers is the fact that it has recently been remodeled. All new wooden bunk beds give the place a bright, fresh feel. Linens are included with a hostel stay, as well as free internet. The location is also a major draw, as the Jetpack Hostel Berlin is not only right downtown, but close to public transportation for sightseeing. Rooms vary in size; you can pay about 18 Euros for a bed in a larger dorm (up to 8 people), or up to 30 Euros for a private room.
Another great choice for hostels in Berlin is the East Seven Berlin Hostel. With a choice of private rooms and large dorms ranging from as low as 12 Euros a night up to 35, the East Seven is a great deal. No meals are included, but there is a self-serve kitchen fully stocked with dishes for cooking your own food. The neighborhood, central Berlin, is actually full of great local markets for grabbing a bite or taking something to cook back at the hostel. Linens are provided, and there is laundry service on site. Since this hostel Berlin is found right in the downtown area, travelers are actually within walking distance of multiple cafes and restaurants.
Perhaps one of the most popular hostels in Berlin, however, is the Mitte Berlin Backpackers Hostel. The Mitte Berlin Backpackers Hotel has one major claim to fame: It was the first hostel Berlin ever had within its city limits. Not only are the prices competitive (between 13 and 30 Euros), but the rooms have a unique artistic flavor all their own. Since its inception, this hostel Berlin has encouraged past guests to decorate the rooms. Although the decorating is all finished, no two rooms are alike and they make for a fun night spent in the Underwater Room or the Honeymoon Suite.
These hostels, as well as almost every hostel in Berlin, is somewhat new and thus very clean. The idea of Berlin as a major tourist attraction, leading to the construction of youth hostels, has grown immensely since the fall of the Berlin Wall. One advantage to travelers is that no matter which hostel you choose to stay in, you can basically count on good, clean lodging. The city of Berlin also has a lively arts culture and a diverse mix of folks, so hostels are a great way to find budget accommodations and explore the city.