Berlin Nightlife: Pfefferberg

Photograph by Francois Planche via Flickr Creative Commons Located in the district of Prenzlauer Berg, which is located near the Citystay Hostel, this building was built in 1841 to be a brewery, however it is now home to every kind of artist. This cool building is home to an array of clubs and live music events held inside and range from Pop to Electronic, to Jazz. They also have festivals read more…


Citystay Hostel Travel Tips: Dr. Pongs

Photograph by Ben Fullerton via Flickr Creative Commons Take a trip down memory lane as this grungy bar is reminiscent underage parties in your grandmother’s basement. True to it’s name, there is a ping-pong table in the middle of the room wherein the party-goers circle around the table to partake in drunken competition. The music booms loudly and methods of entertainment are vast. Photograph by Ekvidi via Flickr Creative Commons read more…


Citystay Travel Tips: St. George’s English Bookshop

A visit to St. George’s English Bookshop is one of the more relaxing ways you could spend a saturday in Berlin. Pass by the organic food market on a saturday and load up on fresh strawberries and gourmet cheese, then just a block away you’ll find this busy bookshop. The quaint shop is loaded with an array of quality new and used books ranging from philosophy to pop culture. For read more…


Buroughs of Berlin

In a city of 3.4 million inhabitants and 12 buroughs (bezirke), where you live is a good indicator of your social identity, alignments and affiliations. Photograph by Seb via Flickr Creative Commons   The popular districts of Charlottenberg, Wilmersdorf, and Tiergarten are mostly comprised of the crème de la crème of the Berlin society, including business bigwigs, city celebrities, and international V.I.P.’s.   Photograph by Olly via Flickr Creative Commons read more…


Citystay Travel Tips: Offbeat Berlin – Kastianalle 86

Eager to explore Berlin’s activism vibe? Head on over to Kastianalle 86, which is just a short u-bahn ride from the Citystay hostel! Wandering Kastanienalle, you pass this intriguing building. If you speak German, the words Kapitalismus, zerstört, and tötet (Capitalism, destroys, kills) pique your interest. This is… home to a hausprojekt (house project), a communal apartment house that offers different living arrangements, social projects, and space for the Galerie read more…