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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5 things you didn’t know about the Berlin wall

So most people know that the Berlin Wall separated the communist East from the democratic West for nearly 30 years. And that on the night of 9 November 1989 the border suddenly opened. But here are 5 things you didn’t … Continue reading

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best rooftop bars in berlin

A great view of a magnificent city, while sipping your favourite cocktail. There are few things in this world more perfect than to end your sightseeing day with a visit to a rooftop bar.  Ride some elevators with us along … Continue reading

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Tips: what to do in Rome

Legendary history, colossal architecture and genius art. Rome is an open air museum. The city is so wealthy and well preserved that by walking around travelers get to feel the layers of time, the chapters of history. Another of its … Continue reading

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best art house cinemas in Berlin

If there’s one city in Europe that has cult status when it comes to movies, cinephiles and cinemas, it’s Berlin. From underground GDR art-house cinemas to more fancy and well known arthouse cinemas in the heart of Kreuzberg, Berlin has … Continue reading

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