Ortstermin 2016 Flight and Identity

The Art Festival in Berlin Moabit
Friday the 3rd to Sunday the 5th of June 2016

In the first weekend of June over 70 ateliers and exhibition places in Moabit will open their doors to present the work of more than 100 artists, expressing their thoughts and ideas on a theme as old as humanity, but again especially current: Flight and Identity.

orstermin2016 poster

The theme has a special meaning in our area. Moabit is home for LaGeSo – Central Service Facility for asylum seekers in Berlin –, a place that saw its most hectic days last year with the peak of the refugee crisis. Continue reading

Amstel staff best travel destinations

best travel destinations Hosting you in Berlin is our everyday life. But when we go on vacations we turn into backpackers ourselves. We asked around our team about their favorite holidays. Get to know the Amstel staff best travel destinations and our personal tips.

Marseille – France

Best travel destinations MarseilleLocated on the French southern coast this wonderful city is part of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur. As the name implies, it is surrounded by a striking blue sea.

Amstel Staff TIP: don’t miss the view from Notre Dame de la Garde (even better while sunset and with a beer). Take a chance to play petanques and drink pastis in the streets with the inhabitants: they will tell you some stories about the city in the unique way-of-life of Marseille. Continue reading

10 great things to do in Berlin in spring

Berlin is blooming, temperatures are rising and the city begins to stir. If you are planning to come soon here are 10 great things to do in Berlin in spring:

10 great things to do on Berlin in spring

1- Have an afternoon drink at the Klunkerkranich Bar

sunset at Klunkerkranich

This roof top bar in Neukölln offers a great view over the city and yummy drinks to accompanied it. Film screenings, DJs and live music are part of their program. Open daily from early afternoon until late at night. Continue reading

10 films to see before you come to Berlin

10 films to watch before coming to BerlinAre you coming to Berlin and want a warm up? Or you want to come but don’t have yet the time or money? The Amstel House has prepared a great list with trailers of 10 films to see before you come to Berlin that are a travel themselves. From drama to comedy, from the party scene to the old stories, from East to West, here you get a compilation of movies that will make you experience Berlin in a way or the other.  Continue reading

BACKPACKERS RECIPES – FREE PRINTABLE COOK BOOK issue 04

hostel recipesNom nom nom. We’ve whipped up another super easy and delicious mini backpackers recipes cook book for you. Download and print volume 4 here and you’ll be set for culinary (yet extremely easy – we promise!!) travel adventures ahead. If you missed our first issue, you can download it here, the second mini cook book can be found here and print the third one here. Continue reading

5 days at a refugee’s Camp

Refugee's Camp

© Emily Mac

It is with immense sadness that the world has been following the suffering of war refugees in their trajectory towards Europe – particularly Germany. Running away from heavy conflicts that are bringing their countries  apart, they make a difficult but necessary choice, hoping to find peace somewhere else and restart their lives. This path, taken by thousands of people, is dangerous and mostly hostil. But there is a group of volunteers working to mitigate their pain. One of our receptionists, the Italian Serena Cusi, spent 5 days at a refugee’s camp in Idomeni – Greece and told us a bit about her experience. Continue reading

BACKPACKERS RECIPES – FREE PRINTABLE COOK BOOK issue 03

BACKPACKERS RECIPESWe sure hope that by now we have stimulated your tastebuds to the max, but to make the backpackers recipes collection complete; here’s our third mini cook book full of yummy and easy backpacker recipes. Download and print for yourself or use it as a gift for a friend who will leave for a travel adventure soon! If you missed the first issue, you can download it here, the second mini cook book can be found here. Continue reading

BACKPACKERS RECIPES – FREE PRINTABLE COOK BOOK issue 02

EASY BACKPACKERS RECIPES 02And another culinary gift from the Amstel House; here’s our second mini cook book full of yummy and easy backpackers recipes. All you need is an A4 printer and a pair of scissors and you can create your mini backpackers cook book with 6 delish meals. Bonus: Continue reading

BACKPACKERS RECIPES – FREE PRINTABLE COOK BOOK issue 01

EASY RECIPES FOR BACKPACKERSExciting news! We noticed that our guests enjoy cooking in our snazzy kitchen but could use some inspiration in the recipe department… So we decided to publish our backpackers recipes in four free printable cook books! Download the first issue here. All you need is an A4 printer and a pair of scissors and your set for the first 6 delish meals. Bonus: Continue reading

What our guests think about us?

It was a typical Friday afternoon at the Amstel House with its acclaimed ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BURGER BBQ. Our guests war warming up for the Berlin night, drinking beers and cocktails at the bar during happy hour. One of our staff member – the already famous character Federico Gomitolo – decided the join his more than funny sympathy with his talent for film making. His mission: find out what our guests think about us. Here you get to see the result: