Alcatraz Backpacker Hostel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsAlcatraz Backpacker Hostel Berlin
Comfortable bed, clean bathroom, extremely friendly and helpful staff. Internet only available on ground floor unfortunately. Lovely outdoor courtyard. Recommended.
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... interesting and informative and we covered a fair bit of the inner city effortlessly. Lunch was at a small Turkish place in Kreuzberg owned by a Syrian refugee doctor. The plate was enormous, I couldn't eat all mine.
Two things stood out for me - the amount of graffiti everywhere and the numbers of people (mostly guys) drinking in public parks and squares. I'm not sure either of them is a particularly good look - while ...
... is that approximately 20% of the population of East Germany entered through this gate to get a West Berlin passport so that they could flee to the capitalist, allied-controlled, West Germany. At the time, both Berlin, and Germany in its entirety were divided into two halves. Berlin, which lay in East Germany was divided as it is the country’s capital, and allied forces wanted to keep a stake in the capital so that they could intervene if revolutionary ...
... in German and held up her fingers...and Stephanie responded "si". She was trying to speak Spanish to a German lady lol! She explained saying that her mind just heard a foreign language and she automatically responded in Spanish because its the only one she knows. It was not for naught though, the pastries were yummy! The next embarrassing story is about me. Nick had called to tell us that he would be back within the hour. ...
... Of course, if you think about it, they're not going to take rowdy tourists to the coolest clubs, because then they are no longer the coolest clubs! But anyhoo, we had a lot of fun and met some interesting characters (one American chap who kept yelling that he "wasn't even buzzed" after the first pub, a stupid Australian guy wearing a t-shirt in the freezing Berlin night (why are the Australian tourists always the stupidest?), some nice Portugese and Irish guys ...