This is a hotel with dorm beds, rather than a hostel. New, spotless and beautiful - a glass atrium lobby, leather couches in a chill area, nice bar, and terrific staff who are really helpful. I even had the room to myself the first night, a nice treat!
A little tricky to find but if you follow the directions you should be ok. The area feels a little suburban but it's only a 10-15 minute walk to Alexanderplatz and maybe a 6 minute walk to the closest station. I had no problems getting around from here and felt safe walking at night (solo female traveller).
The bar seems to be full of gap-yearers in the evening so I avoided it most nights. Drinks are moderately priced, and the bar food isn't too exciting (don't bother unless desperate), however the breakfast is excellent and definitely worth having. I ate my way through the buffet each morning which then held me until dinner, not bad for 5 euros.
I struggled with the wifi with my netbook - I couldn't get it in the room and only sitting in a certain spot in the lobby, however others could get it everywhere with their smartphones and even other laptops. I gave up and just used their computers of which there are many, they're fast and they're free.
It's a little quieter on the social front however I actually met more people to hang out with here than I have in quite a while.
As a side note in Berlin - do the New Berlin Free Walking Tour, it's fantastic. I'm not a huge fan of walking tours per se - I'd rather look around by myself - but I was recommended by several people so gave it a try. Really worth doing.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Singer Hostel & Apartment is located right in the center of Berlin. All major attractions are easily accessible and there are plenty of opportunities to have fun in the most trendy suburbs of Berlin - Friedrichshain, Kreuzberg ( wall gallery , bars , clubs, 02 world , subculture ), Prenzlauer Berg ( coffee shops, restaurants, shopping streets ) and Mitte ( tourist attractions ). ... more less
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