Archive for February, 2012

EastSeven- Best Cleanliness Award January 2012

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012
cleanest hostel january 2012

cleanest hostel January 2012

EastSeven- a very clean Hostel in Berlin

This is our first Hostelbookers Award of 2012, and we are very proud of it!

We would like to say thank you to all the friendly guest who found us through Hostelbookers and who took the time to give us a rating on the Hostelbookers website.  We are happy that you enjoyed it here, and that you appreciated the effort we take into keeping our hostel spick and spam clean.

Last but not least we want to warmly thank our cleaning staff, for keeping up the good work and keeping the hostel sooooo verryyyy clean :)!!! Thanks guys & girls!

 

 

 

 

 


What to do in Berlin this weekend?

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

Here is a top 10 of great events and parties for this weekend!

Events in Berlin

Events in Berlin

1. Finest Friday at Berghain/Panorama Bar

Party starts at midnight, open end! Where? At Berlins coolest CLUB:  Berghain

You ll find Berghain at the following address. 70 Am Wriezener Bahnhof; Friedrichshain; 10243 Berlin
For tonight´s party the damage is  8 Euro.

Here we will present to you the line up:
Panormabar – Finest Friday
Floating Points (Eglo), Red D & San Soda (We play house), Steven Tang (Emphasis), Prosumer (Ostgut Ton)

2. Saturday the 25th of February, party time at PANKE CLUB
HOT SOURCE @ Panke together with Fil video installation
with Sneaky, Benski, Tres & Rokin

Come join us for our joyful reunion throwdown.

Full Source Force in effect!

Cheeky Berlin residents Sneaky and Benski are joined by Hot Source OG members Tres and Rokin who are flying in from Barcelona and Cologne. Both will be armed with their tastiest selections du jour! and all 4 primed for deep dancefloor devastation!

So…..what’s on the menu for the evening?…….Simply, no holds barred, life affirming music for your mind and body. Nu-Skool to Old-Skool.

“Hot Source joins the preverbial dots with impeccable style”
Marge Simpson

AND……….. you can even wig out to the sounds (ninja style) in the backroom with Glow in the dark table tennis!

Doors open: 23.30
Location: Panke, Gerichtstraße 23, Wedding, 13347 Berlin

(Text: Panke Club)
3. Saturday the 25th of February: RECYCLE – Berlin’s finest Drum’n’Bass: HOSPITAL

@ Gretchen Club

The party starts at 23.30, you find Gretchen Club here: Obentrautstr. 19-21, Kreuzberg

BOX1
Netsky (Hospital/BE), Logistics (Hospital/UK), Nu:Tone (Hospital/UK), N’Dee (Recycle/D), MC Mace (Recycle/D)
White MC (Recycle/D)
BOX2
“Sunny Side Up” with André Langenfeld (D)

4. Exhibition @ C/O Berlin–> Ron Galella . Paparazzo Extraordinaire

Last call, exhibition is till 26 February 2012

“If someone says ‘no photos!’ then I try not to take any more. However, before he says that I take as many as I can. That’s the game”. Ron Galella

A paparazzo hunt is cunning, harsh and frequently ends painfully. In the worst case bloodily—including broken jaws and lost teeth. For Ron Galella and his undercover activities, no effort or risk was too great. He proceeded like a detective in order to catch the celebrities in the right moment, patient, persistent, shifty. Whether it was Jacqueline Kennedy, Marlon Brando, Greta Garbo, Andy Warhol, Sean Penn, Robert Redford, Muhammad Ali, Madonna, Mick Jagger or Audrey Hepburn—he managed to get them all in front of his lens. His pictures are snapshots rather than portraits. Spontaneous, not staged, and as a result extremely authentic.

On the occasion of the Berlinale, C/O Berlin will show approximately 140 black/white photographs by Ron Galella.

(text: C/O Berlin)

5. Exhibition @ KW Institute for Contemporary Art

“YOU KILLED ME FIRST The Cinema of Transgression  19.02. – 09.04.2012″
Auguststraße 69
D-10117 Berlin

Karen Finley, Tessa Hughes-Freeland, Richard Kern, Lung Leg, Lydia Lunch, Kembra Pfahler, Casandra Stark, Tommy Turner, David Wojnarowicz, Nick Zedd

There will be blood, shame, pain and ecstasy, the likes of which no one has yet imagined.
Nick Zedd

Nightmarish scenarios of violence, dramatic states of mind, and perverse sexual abysses – the films of the Cinema of Transgression that were consciously aimed at shock, provocation, and confrontation, bear witness to an extraordinary radicality. In the 1980s a group of filmmakers from the Lower East Side in New York went on a collision course with the conventions of American society. Transcending all moral or aesthetic boundaries, the low budget films reveal social hardship met with sociopolitical indifference. Sometimes shot with stolen camera equipment, the films contain strident analyses of life in the Lower East Side defined by criminality, brutality, drugs, AIDS, sex, and excess.

Even though the movement has remained largely unknown, the Cinema of Transgression has been a significant influence for later generations of artists.

YOU KILLED ME FIRST at KW Institute of Contemporary Art in Berlin is the first exhibition on the Cinema of Transgression.

Entry only over 18 years

(Text: KW Institute of Contemporary Art)

6. Go out for Dinner, there is a fantastic Vegan Food Restaurant closeby our cozy Hostel in Berlin

It is called KOPPS and is located at the Linienstrasse 94, 10115 Berlin
They serve typical German dishes, but everything is vegan!

7.Berlin Wall documentation center

The Berlin Wall Memorial is the central memorial site of German division, located in the middle of the capital. Situated at the historic site on Bernauer Strasse, it will eventually extend along 1.4 kilometers of the former border strip. The memorial contains the last piece of Berlin Wall with the preserved grounds behind it and is thus able to convey an impression of how the border fortifications developed until the end of the 1980s. The events that took place here together with the preserved historical remnants and traces of border obstacles on display help to make the history of Germany’s division comprehensible to visitors.

(Text: http://www.berliner-mauer-gedenkstaette.de/en/)

8. Dance the night away at the Bassy Club

There is Live music and afterwards there are dj´s! Expect great oldies rock´n´roll ,

wild music from before 1969!

Great thing, this club is just around the corner, at Schönhasuer allee 176A.

9.  Go eat breakfast at Cafe Entweder Oder

it is located within walking distance from EastSeven, at th Oderberger Strasse. The serve great breakfast, lunch and dinner too.

10.  Clueless of what to do during the day? Go on a walking tour!!

The Brewer´s Walking tour arranges pick ups from our hostel twice a day, EVERY day.

So just ask us at the reception and we will give you additional information.

 


Hoscars 2011, We won an AWARD!!

Monday, February 13th, 2012
Hoscar 2011

Hoscar 2011

We, your hostel in Berlin, Prenzlauer Berg,  were voted  number 6 in the category of best medium sized hostel in 2011.

Hereby we want to say thank you to Hostelworld for sending us so many cool and friendly guests from all over the world!!

Also of course we want to say thank you to all the guests that were staying here and voted for us through Hostelworld!! Thanks  a lot!!

Last but not least, thanks to the EastSeven Berlin Hostel Staff for always giving their best, service with a smile!!
We will keep on giving the best we can, to stay a top hostel.

We hope to see you all again, someday!!

 


What?!!! No plans for your weekend in Berlin???

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Events Berlin

Berlin

Here is our personal Top 5 of things to do in Berlin at the Weekend!

1. Berlinale Festival!

This year it is already the 62nd edition of the Berlinale international Filmfestival. The Festival starts on Wednesday the 9th of February and will go for 10 days.
In these 10 days their will be 395 new films broadcasted, all of this films are world premiers!! And of course a lot of filmstars will visit the German capitol!!

To view the festival programm klick here
For more detailed information klick here.

2.Klubnacht – Blueprinted Berlin at Berghain/Panorama Bar  //Saturday the 11th of February//

The most legendary club in Berlin. Go here for a good night of clubbing!!

Line-up /
Berghain – Blueprinted Berlin
23:59 h – 05:00 h DVS1
05:00 h – 06:00 h O/V/R (live)(Ruskin & Regis)
06:00 h – 09:00 h James Ruskin
09:00 h – 12:00 h Sigha
12:00 h – End Marcel Dettmann

Panorama Bar
23:59 h – 04:00 h Clé
04:00 h – 05:00 h Blondes LIVE
05:00 h – 09:00 h Bok Bok vs Jam City
09:00 h – 12:00 h Thomas Schumacher

Sonntags
12:00 h – 15:00 h Mano Le Tough
15:00 h – 18:30 h Ed Davenport
18:30 h – 22:00 h Oliver Deutschmann
22:00 h – 01:00 h Magda
01:00 h – End Nick Höppner

3. Berlin Underworlds!!! Descend with us …

Tour 1 Galerie

Experience the history of Berlin from an unconventional perspective! Since 1997, the Berlin Underworlds Association has been offering regular tours into some of the most important underground structures in the city. Although the majority of our tours are in or near the Gesundbrunnen station in the north of Berlin, we also offer tours in several other subterranean complexes that are otherwise not publicly accessible.

http://berliner-unterwelten.de

4. Live Music at Bassy Cowboy Club
On Saturday the 17th of February The Mokkers + The Purcells (Garage, Rock’n’Roll, Rockabilly, Postpunk)
DJ (club): Johnny No (50s & 60s mashed potatoes, rockin’ soul, garage-beat, rock’n’roll, rockin’ blues)
DJ (lounge): Mohair Sam (wild rock’n’roll, pounding blues, obscure garage, southern soul, new orleans r’n’b)

The Mokkers sind eine All-Girl-Band aus Berlin. Seit ihrer Gründung im Jahre 2007 spielen sie sich beeinflusst vom Sound der 60er Jahre von der Garage hinauf in die Herzen dieser Stadt. Doch nicht nur Garage, sondern auch andere Genres wie Rockabilly, Blues und Postpunk inspirieren die vier Mädchen. Handgemacht, tanzbar, charmant.

The Purcells:
Going into pop 60’s, psychedelic direction lead by inspired melodies, The Purcells deliver powerful rock’n’roll on any of their appearance and laid down on the vinyl, 9 of their gems, as a Mini-Album dealing with love issues, smell of females, generation gaps, wet dreams, romanticism, hard times, guess games and wonder cats kingdom.

5. Visit the Neue Nationalgalerie
Following Exhibition is on from now till- Late 1. Quarter 2013
Divided Heaven.
1945 – 1968. The Collection. Neue Nationalgalerie

After ‘Modern Times. The Collection 1900-1945′, the second instalment in the showing of the National Gallery’s collection of 20th-century art will go on display in November 2011.

Germany’s ‘economic miracle’ and the building of the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Crisis and Vietnam War, Sputnik and Apollo, Kennedy and Mao-stark contrasts, entrenched positions and clear fronts mark the eventful years between 1945 and 1968. Fine art from this period was significantly influenced by the atmosphere of the ‘Cold War’ and the political ideologies connected with it. In art, two major paths essentially separated East and West, the figurative and abstraction. The West held aloft the open structure of abstract or ‘informal’ art as a symbol of freedom. And it was certainly no coincidence that the pop art that followed it arose in the major capitals of the West, where the phenomena of mass production and a rising tide of consumer culture were everywhere to be seen. In the Eastern Block, by contrast, socialist realism became the prevailing trend and a defining basis for all developments in the art that came after it. In all of this, the individual became the point by which all things were measured, artists made the ‘human condition’ the core focus of their work.

Under the title ‘Divided Heaven’ (echoing the novel by Christa Wolf), the New National Gallery introduces us to the key figures from this epoch. In its focus, however, the exhibition deliberately looks beyond barriers, geopolitical and artistic, and concentrates instead on universal artistic ideas, held by both camps at once. At the heart of ‘Divided Heaven’ stand the international disparities: the juxtaposition of styles and art forms, the contemporaneity of the non-contemporaneous.

The exhibition is sponsored by the Sparkassen Finanzgruppe..

 
Enjoy your visit to Berlin! Love from the youth hostel in Berlin, EastSeven!!!


What to do in Berlin this weekend?

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Party in Berlin

Here are some  party-suggestions from your favorite place to stay in Berlin, EastSeven Hostel.

 

Parties on Friday night:

1 White Trash Fast Food

THANK FUCK, IT’s FRIDAY live: MIKE PENNY AND HIS MOONSHINERS ( Country – DE)

Mike Penny and his Moonshiners

Mike Penny & his Moonshiners haben sich voll und ganz dem authentischen
Western Swing & Hillbilly aus den 30er – 50er Jahren verschrieben. Hier ist
alles original: Instrumente, Outfit, Sound und Musik. Mittlerweile sind die
Jungs auch auf großen Festivals wie dem Rockabilly Rave in England oder der
Summer Jamboree in Italien zu sehen. Die erste CD ist 2010 bei Rhythm Bomb
Records erschienen, trägt den Titel: “Don’t start breathin down my neck” und
enthält neben 15 charmanten und swingenden Tracks ein Rezept für
selbstgebrannten “Moonshine”. Howdy & Yeehaw!!

2. Bassy Cowboy Club

Les Decadents (60s Garage/R&B)
DJ (club): Lobotomy (rock & roll, jive, country, rockabilly, 60s garage, exotica, soul, swing)
DJ (bar): Berlin Nocturne (rockabilly, surf, exotica, latin, western swing&pop, 60s r’n’r & soul, teenbeat)

For our debut in 2012 we are taking the stage and raising the roof again at the world famous Bassy Club, the supernova of 60s beats in the centre of the universe. And don’t forget: the world will end in 2012. If you missed Les Decadents, it will torment you for ever while you roast in hell. So don’t be a stick-in-the-mud couch potato, get out your horns and trident, bring your fire and brimstone and come and get roasted at the hottest party before Armageddon.

3. Kaffee Burger

Can You Dig It
DJs Sabrina Golian, Soulkombinat & Mark Hype, mpm records/soulclap! (Soul, Funk, Latin, Disco, Funky Breaks)
Eintritt 5 Euro

4. Berghain Transmediale Party

Berghain CTM.12 | Ben Frost & Mika Vainio | ≠ not equal
CTM.12 | Opium Hum not equal / dj set | Ben Frost LIVE +Shahzad Ismaily & Borgar Magnason | Mika Vainio LIVE | Opium Hum | Morphosis + 785 LIVE | Roly Porter LIVE subtext | G.H. LIVE modern love | Ancient Methods dj set

 

Parties on Saturday night:
1. Clubnight at Berghain
Berlin’s premier techno club, housed in a former power generation plant near the Berlin Ostbahnhof train station. The building is enormous — the dancefloor 18 metres high and there’s room for around 1500. The main design elements are steel and concrete. The first room at the entrance near the cloakroom displays a 20-30 square meter black & white painting of the artist Piotr Nathan. On the upper floor, the Panorama Bar contains a large-format painting by Wolfgang Tillmans.
Fridays is usually upstairs Panorama Bar only.
Saturday night through Sunday both rooms are open.

2.Voyage Voyage at Salon Zur Wilden Renate
    Salon Zur Wilden Renate/ Alt Stralau 70; Friedrichshain; 10245 Berlin
Cost /     10 €
Line-up /
I:Cube
PBR streetgang
Marcus Worgull
Maxxi Soundsystem
Break 3000
Køster
Dirk Rumpff
Elliver Twist
22Rockets
The Swift

3. Robot Army at Mikz Revalerstr. 99 Tor 4 10245
Line-up /
Robot Army Floor:
H3ADROOM Live
RO
KRIEK
MACK

Crazy Language Floor:
Crazy Language vs. BrainstormLab
DATACRASHROBOT vs. BRAINSTORMLAB Live
RALP Live
XZICD Live
JFRANK Live
HURON Live
AXIOM
Promoter /
Robot Army, Crazy Language

 

Parties on Sunday night!

1.Ctm.12 Random Noize Musick Matinee: Cristian Vogel, Oval, Thomas Fehlmann at HBC
Sunday, 5 February 2012
Time /     15:00
Venue /     HBC/ Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse 9; Mitte; 10178 Berlin
Cost /     12€

Line-up /
Cristian Vogel
Oval
Marc Weiser (from Rechenzentrum)
Shrubbn!!
Transforma (av concert)
Thomas Fehlmann (DJ-set)

 

2. Kaffee Burger

Black Man’s Cry – All Disco Faves of Sammy, Chris B. or Cruz
Eintritt 1 Euro

Party starts at 11pm

 

Enjoy your party weekend in Berlin!!!