Historic Berlin: Bebelplatz

Photograph by grazia via Flickr Creative Commons Bebelplatz is located between the Staatsoper Unter Den Linden, the Humboldt University and the Sankt-Hedwigs-Kathedrale. It’s also a short bus ride from the Citystay Hostel. The spot was supposed to be the centre of the ‘Forum Fredericianum’ with an opera house and palace surrounding it. Because of the outbreak of the First Silesian War in 1740 this project was not realised and the read more…


Citystay Hostel Travel Tips: Another Country Bookstore

Photograph by Lola Abrera ( Part bookshop, part library, this eclectic, brainy hub is a “country” of its own. Photograph via Another Country’s Facebook Page The “cult” leader of “Another Country” is Alan Raphaeline, who would be more than happy challenge anyone and everyone in extemporaneous discussions/debates about almost any topic (except for Harry Potter). This cool, little hole-in-the-wall shop has a myriad of events, such as: Tuesday film nights, read more…


Citystay Travel Tips: Berlin Guide for Bookworms!

Winter is the best time to cozy up in a cool, quirky lil’ bookshop! So head on over to Citystay hostel’s top picks for the best bookshops in Berlin! East of Eden Schreinerstr. 10, Friedrichshain U5 Samariterstr M-F: 9-7, Sat: 12-4 Finding this bookshop is quite the challenge, but for the truly passionate bibliophiles, it is an exciting treasure hunt that is worth the effort. It houses an impressive read more…