Posted: Nov 14, 2006 5:58 pm
I stayed at this hostel recently ...
It's clean and in a central location by Alexanderplatz, but sort of a stodgy corporate feel to it. Fine for what it is though. You can rent a bike at Alexanderplatz and I'd definitely recommend it. Easiest way to get around the city. Might be kind of cold now though.
Check out the White Trash Fast Food bar. Alberto said that it used to be a dive bar. Now it's in a fancy building and feels kind of like a cabaret. The food's good. Mostly an English speaking crowd hanging out so if you're looking for an authentic german place, this isn't it, but you'll likely have a good time there and maybe hear some good music. The Spits just played there I think.
Watch out for the surly jockish Berliners. I was called an American piece of shit and told to get out of the country my first night there by a couple of frat-looking dudes in the subway. Goddamn nazis.