BERLINALE 2018: WHERE TO STAY, WHAT TO SEE

It’s time for flashes, magic and big screens. One of the most beloved events in Berlin begins this week. The Berlin International Film Festival, also known as Berlinale, brings to the city many of the current most celebrated talents of the 7th … Continue reading

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HOW TO FLIRT IN GERMAN

It’s almost Valentine’s Day and spring is not too far away… Time to up the flirting game! And we don’t mean the left and right swiping. We mean real life courtship! And what better way than for a Berlin’s friendliest hostel then … Continue reading

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THE BEST BERLIN TOURS

Berlin is a multiple city with many sides. So many that for visitors it can get hard to decide where to start. Different crazy history chapters. A heterogeneous architecture landscape. From the old town, to the alternative scene, by the … Continue reading

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Why study in Berlin?

Cheap beers, culture galore, world-famous festivals, the best underground club scene, three great universities – plenty of reasons why you should study in Berlin for one or more semesters! But if you need some more convincing, we asked the students … Continue reading

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Urban Nomads: a series about the world’s top cities to visit before you settle down

Concrete jungles are for many restless travelers the ideal destination. Only in those can thirsty urban adventurers find what moves them the most: excitement. As big-city-kids ourselves the Amstel House has prepared something special on the topic. Urban Nomads: a … Continue reading

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Berlin guide for first timers

There’s a famous metaphor that says that there are ‘dog cities’ and ‘cat cities’.  Dog cities come at you with their tail waggling and are instantly likeable. Cat cities take a little while longer to be liked. They have more … Continue reading

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THE BEST BARS FOR CRAFT BEER IN BERLIN

There is no novelty in the fact that Germany – especially Bayern – is an acclaimed paradise for beer lovers from all around the world. But what keen admirers visiting the capital are finding out is that Berlin has its … Continue reading

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Inspiring TED TALKS on travel

At Amstel House Berlin we have been a huge fan of TED talks ever since sir Ken Robinson explained why Schools Kill all Creativity (must watch!) in 2006. Over the years we’ve installed the TED Talks app on our phone … Continue reading

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THE BEST SAUNAS IN BERLIN

At this time of the year it is important to give the body some boost and the head some rest. The winter weather can be discouraging, but a sauna day can fix you up. So pack the robe, the book … Continue reading

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What will be new at the Amstel House in 2018

We consider ourselves more than a hostel to crash in Berlin. Our biggest fun is to figure out amusing new things to offer to urban travelers, upgrading their experience in Berlin. In 2017 we cooked a lot of ideas, some … Continue reading

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