Alcatraz Backpacker Hostel
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Up earlyish for brekky then to be collected by taxi to get to the bus, back to the train, back to Cologne, to catch our rideshare to Berlin. Unfortunately the first rideshare we booked yesterday booked someone in our place as he hadn't heard from us as we were out of range, but we ended up with another, cheaper rideshare which was …
Short story: camelback water pouch sprung a leak. Water everywhere. Passport narrowly avoided certain destruction. Back to the trusty bottle.
Great cycle tour of Berlin today on super-comfortable saddle. My bike even had a fish hooter.
Top tip: even in Berlin, it is not possible to escape the drone of the bagpipes.
Four days in, I am starting to blend in with the locals here in Berlin. I am regularly stopped for directions by tourists and Berliners alike, and yes, I knew the way every time, even if I was fumbling to reply in German. So I would like to claim that I have mastered the complexities of the u-Bahn and s-Bahn. Even when the underground train goes …
Up early and onto a bus to Berlin, the cost of which was a shock to the wallet after the Eastern European prices we have been paying in the last couple of weeks!
In Berlin, we worked out which direction to head in to catch the Metro. A last second guess at which train to catch ended up being the right one. At the hostel, our room wasnt …
Berlin is going to be our new city. It is such a cool place, loads of young people and a feeling that anything is possible. It is cheap and not too hectic. We spent 3 days here and hired bikes to explore the city. Our main aim was to get a feel for the different parts of the city and decide what areas we would like to live in.
So far we …
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Comfortable bed, clean bathroom, extremely friendly and helpful staff. Internet only available on ground floor unfortunately. Lovely outdoor courtyard. Recommended.
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