this is our newest member of the EastSeven family- and possibly the most popular one.
we are all a bit crazy about football in germany. so crazy, it can be played even in pubs, drunk. there is even a professional league! this miniature version of a pitch can create as many emotions as a real game. if you don’t believe it, challenge one of the staff members and you will see. friendly receptionist turn into shouting and swearing children like versions of themselves.
what you don’t see on this picture is the outdoor shower just next to the foosball table where you can cool down.
BTW, we don’t call it foosball, but kicker.Topsy-turvy world
We have made a new hostel video representing the EastSeven Berlin Hostel staff….
It is a really short movie just to give travellers a better impression of the hostel and her staff. Our staff is always really friendly and, as you can see in the movie, really cool!!!
From 7am till midnight they are there for the guests, at the reception. Always helping the traveller finding the best clubs, parties, sightseeing tours etc. etc. (see also the individual staff recommendations online). You can come to them with any question, problem, or just for a nice conversation. They also sell the best german beer and italian coffee. There is a happy hour for coffee during the morning from 8-10 and there is a happy hour for beer in the evening from 8-10.
A shopping guide for the coolest shops around the EastSeven Berlin Hostel
We have made a selection of some really amazing shops close by the EastSeven Hostel. In the beautiful kastanienallee there are lots of cool shops. Some with designer clothes, vintage furniture, souvenirs etc.etc. Go there for a stroll! As an EastSeven guest you can get amazing discounts at some of these shops.
Therefore you should take the Local Disount Card (ask for it at the reception) with you, and explore the neighbourhood by shopping!
Here is our TOP 3:
1.Glücklich am Park
They do not only sell beautiful clothes, dark sunglasses & toys…………they even have ice cream, enjoy it on there lovely terrace in the Kastanienallee.
They sell from earings, to postcards, from souvenirs to unique designed clothes…anything you can imagine. All made by different Designers. The shop has a gallery, a small factory, a seminar room and a lovely garden.
It´s really worthwhile taking a closer look inside this cosy shop in the Oderbergerstrasse.
This is one of the coolest vintage-shops in Berlin. They sell over thousands of secondhand shoes and have an exclusive selection of furniture & clothes from the 40´s till the 80´s.
Check it out for yourselves!
Also check out our youtube-video to get an even better impression.
For this year’s gathering of receptionist from all over Germany who work in member hostels of Backpacker Network Germany the EastSeven Berlin Hostel was proud to be the host.
About 40 hostel-receptionists from all over Germany (Kiel, Münster, Osnabrück, München, Berlin, Cologne, Hamburg, Stralsund, Leipzig …) arrived on Friday the 30th of January in the EastSeven Berlin Hostel for the weekend.
In the evening we all got together in the EastSeven lounge for a nice meal (tasty lamb stew) and some beers (some more as well …).
2009 Germany Hostel Staff Meeting I
A lot of information on working in a hostel was shared and we collected heaps of stories about strange guest (Hamburg had the strangest to be honest). There was a lot of: ’so, and how does that work in your hostel?’ ; ‘ how are you handeling this and this situation?’ The big and never ending discussion was of course the eternal question about how the perfect hostel should be …
The next day we had a lot of sightseeing. In the morning we had the free walking tour with Brewers. (Brewers has a pick up at EastSeven Berlin Hostel twice a day)
In the afternoon we had kind of scary exiting insight to Berlin underground bunkers from World War II (and cold war) by this very enthusiastic guys (thanks a lot, we really recommend).
And then after sightseeing and tours in Berlin there was this heavy beerdrinking party organized for us in the Odyssee Hostel.
2009 Germany Hostel Staff Meeting II
The next morning it was time to say goodbye.
A big breakfast Buffet was offered to our guests, and after drinking a couple of coffee together and eating some sandwiches it was already time to say goodbye.
But we will meet again next year, in a different hostel in a different town, but with the same enthusiasm!