Archive for June, 2012

A top 5 of open air cinemas in Berlin- Let the summer begin :)!

Monday, June 25th, 2012
open air cinema Berlin (c) Hansken

open air cinema Berlin (c) Hansken

Yes, it is summertime, and therefore the open air cinema season has officially started!!!

Berlin knows a lot of nice open air cinemas. We would like to introduce to you 5 really nice open air cinemas.
A top 5 of open air cinema´s in Berlin:

1. Freiluftkino kreuzberg

This open air cinema is known for it´s international flair, because most of the movies are being shown in their original language with English subtitles. It has 600 seats and the tickets cost 6,50€.
As an extra in case it gets cold they provide blankets. To view the program follow the link
Where? Mariannenplatz 2, U-Bahn stop Kottbusser Tor.

2. Freiluftkino Friedrichshain

this open air cinema is located in a really nice park, within walking distance from your hostel in Berlin, the Volkspark am Friedrichshain. Surrounded by big trees you will find yourself enjoying some of the greatest films from last year, and you almost forget that you are in the big city of Berlin. For more information and to see which films are being shown klick here: freiluftkino friedrichshain

3.Freliluftkino Mitte

this is a very small open air cinema, which will show all time favorites in original language with subtitles. Tickets  cost 5€. There are 75 seats, and you can buy drinks and snacks. Also you can bring your own food and drinks. Check here for the program.

4. Freiluftkino Hasenheide
Located in the park Hasenheide, far away from the busy city! Tickets cost 6,50 €. check the program to look for films with OmU, original language with subtitles. We can recommend the movie My week with Marilyn.

5.Sommerkino Kulurforum Potsdamer Platz
go here to experience the big city feel, watch a movie and while your at it you can enjoy the view over the Potsdamer Platz.
Tickets cost 7€ and there is space for 1000 visitors. Check their program here:

If you need help to check whether the open air cinema shows movies in English or with English subtitles, don´t hesitate and come ask us at the reception for advice.
We wish you a great summer in Berlin!


EastSeven Berlin Hostel won the award for no. 1 Hostel in Germany, May 2012

Monday, June 25th, 2012

 

No. 1 Hostel May 2012

No. 1 Hostel May 2012

We won the Hostelworld award May 2012 for no. 1 hostel in Germany!

we are very happy and proud to be able to tell you that we won the award for best hostel in Germany in May 2012!
With this blog post  we would like to say thanks to Hostelworld for sending us so many cool and friendly guests from all over the world!!

Also we would like to use this opportunity to say a big thank you to all the guests that were staying here and gave us a rating through Hostelworld!! Thanks  a lot, we really appreciate it!!

Last but not least,we would like to mention the  EastSeven Berlin Hostel Staff for working with so much devotion and joy to keep the customer satisfied, thanks for that!
We will keep up the good work and we are looking forward to your future ratings on Hostelworld!


die 10 besten Orte um Fussball zu schauen

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012
fussball em 2012

fussball em 2012

Die 10 besten Orte um Fussball zu schauen.

Also, vorne weg. Der allerbeste Ort ist da wo das Bier gut und  billig und die Tore zahlreich sind.

Da ich auf das zweite keinen Einfluss habe, beschränke ich mich auf das Zweite.

1)      Prater Biergarten. Der älteste Biergarten Berlins, auch einer der schönsten. Außerdem nicht weit vom Hostel. Man kann also easy wieder nach Hause kommen wenn es mal wieder etwas länger gedauert hat.

2)      Tante  Käthe. Wie der Name schon sagt, ist es kein Ort für Hobby fussballer sondern für echte Bundestrainer. Es gibt Biere aus den jeweiligen Ländern und ganze 3 Leinwände. Nach dem Spiel kommt man auch ganz einfach nach Hause. Tante Käthe ist im Mauerpark, also quasi um die Ecke von uns.

3)      Schwalbe. Unten Kickertische, oben ganz viele Fernseher. Auf einen wird man schon eine freie Sicht haben. An besten man kommt im Trainingsanzug , wie die anderen auch. Die Kneipe ist auch im Prenzlauer Berg, also nicht so weit weg von Hostel.

4)      White trash fast food. Für die unorthodoxen unter euch. Eigentlich ein süffiges Absturzlokal von Weltruf. Normalerweise tummeln sich hier junge Musiker oder Anhänger solcher. Da der Laden relativ groß ist, besteht eine gute Chance auf freiei Sicht. Zum Fussball kann man da auch richtig gute Burger bestellen.

5)      FC Magnet.  Da geht man sowieso immer hin um Fussball zu schauen. Ob EM, WM, dritte Liga oder  Hertha. Echte Fussballkneipe eben.

6)      Fanmaile. Naja, meins ist es ja nicht so…. wer es noch nicht gemacht hat sollte wenigsten einmal hin, vielleicht dann aber eher zum Finale Polen – Deutschland (Polen gewinnt!)

7)      Cassiopeia. Jetzt aber einer meiner Lieblingsfavoriten. Wunderschön urbanes Freizetgelände. Schön viel Graffiti und Überreste einer besseren Zeit. Normalerweise laufen im Freiluftkino File. Es ist aber nun mal EM!

8)      Bretterbude. Wer nicht Bayernfan ist kommt nicht rein – während der Saison. Ausserhalb hat es auch für Nichtbayernfans die Pforten offen. Es empfiehlt sich aber ein Müller Trikot in Petto zu haben.

9)      Salamas. Gegenüber von der Bretterbude. Da würdet ihr mich während der Saison treffen. Bodenständig, ehrlich, jutes bier, wa. Hier trifft sich die Friedrichshainer Fussballwelt.

10)   11 Freunde Hauptquartier. Das schreibe ich nur, weil ich die 11 Freunde grundsympatisch finde.

 

Wenn ihr nun wissen wollt wo diese fantastischen Loations liegen….müsste ihr bei uns im EastSeven Berlin Hostel buchen und unsere Rezis verraten es euch. Bis dann!

 


Top 5 of venues for concerts and music nights, free of any charge!!

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

 

If you are traveling on a budget please read on, we have made you a list of cool places where you can go listen to fantastic music, without paying for it.  We have made you a TOP 5!

 

Events in Berlin

Events in Berlin

Top 5

1.    B-flat
One of the most beloved jazz clubs in Berlin, is the famous B-flat. And every Wednesday there are concerts for free. Check their website to see what´s up:  B-flat
Concerts usually start at 10pm.
The club  is within walking distance from the EastSeven Berlin Hostel, located in the Rosenthaler Straße 13, you can reach the pub within 20 minutes of walk. Enjoy listening to some fine acoustic jazz tunes

2.    Lunchtime concerts at Berlin Philharmonic
Every Tuesday at Lunchtime, 1pm, there are concerts you can attend without paying any entrance fee for it.
This is a fantastic opportunity to have a delicious bite and listen to great music!!
The Berlin Philharmonic is located close to Potsdamer Platz. You can take the u2 from Senefelder Platz.  Check the map for the exact location : MAP BERLIN PHILHARMONIE

3.    THE LONGPLAYER @ Bar Saül
Inspired by Classic Album Sundays, a monthly event in North London.
A growing number of music lovers unsatisfied by the way music is enjoyed in a pick-and-mix fashion decided to take action.
The Berlin-based iCrates magazine heard the call and created a fortnightly event with two hosts presenting two theme-based LPs to be listened to in full.
The Longplayer.
In collaboration with the artists themselves who introduce the music coloured with their personal stories, the Longplayer aims to be a collective strike against “‘download culture” and the sense that music has just become an endless compilation of random songs used as background noise.
The rules are strict. No talking. No texting. You must listen to every song on the album.
One Night, 2 Full Albums, 2 Awesome Hosts
Every first Wednesday at:
Bar Saül
Spreewaldplatz2

4.Thursday concerts at Duncker Club

A free concert and free after party with DJ´s. The Dunckerclub is located in the Dunckerstrasse and is very close to our hostel.
Music style: indie pop, rock & electro!
Dunckerstrasse 64

5.  Go for a Burger at the White Trash Fast Food

A unique combination food and music, we love it!

At the White Trash they serve fantastic burgers and fries, and if you reserve a table you can stay for the concerts afterwards! Check for the program!

If you are vegetarian, you should go here to, the have the  best vegetarian burgers I have ever tasted in my whole life :)!