Citystay Travel Tips: Berlin’s History Part I

Photograph via Pixabay Berlin is one of the most historically exciting and interesting cities in the world. Here at Citystay Hostel, we believe that one must know everything about a city’s past to thoroughly enjoy it’s present and even it’s future. So for this Citystay Blog post, we’ll be giving readers a breakdown–a cheat sheet, of sorts–of part 1 in Berlin’s fascinating history. Berlin is the capital, as well as read more…


Citystay Travel Tips: Berlin’s History Part II

Want to know more about Berlin’s intriguing history? Check out Part II of Citystay’s Berlin History special!     Under the 1944 London Protocol, the Allies divided the city into four parts: the Northwest (Wedding and Reinickendorf) was controlled by France, the West (Charlottenburg, Tiergarten and Spandau) by Great Britain, The Southwest (Zehlendorf, Steglitz, Wilmersdorf, Tempelhof, Kreuzberg, and Nuekolln) by the USA, and the East (Mitte, Prenzlauer Berg, Friedrichshain, Treptow read more…


Citystay Travel Tip: Budget Foodie Tip

Hungry? On a shoestring budget? Citystay has a great tip for travelers eager to experience life in the city without going broke! Check out VOKUS! Vokus are eateries located inside artist squats and cultural centers that offer weekly meals for 1 to 2 \. It’s also a great way to immerse yourself in the local scene and meet some fellow budget conscious folks. You can check out the different locations read more…


Citystay Travel Tip: Berlinale Film Festival

Photograph via Wikimedia Commons Just a few more weeks until the Berlinale, which is arguably one of the most exciting film festivals in the world! Here at Citystay Hostel, we believe in making sure that our visitors are informed and up-to-date regarding some of the most exciting and interesting Berlin-related events. The Berlinale, formally known as the Berlin International Film Festival (or Internationele Filmfestspeile Berlin in German), takes place every read more…


Citystay Travel Tips: Gotta-have-it Travel Gear

  Getting ready for your big trip to Berlin? The Citystay Hostel staff is here to share their best travel tips! For this blog post, we’ll be sharing our best gotta-have-it gear for a fun trip! When packing for a big trip, it’s tempting to include everything save for the kitchen sink. However, with so much time spent on the road–especially if you’ll be carrying all your gear on your read more…