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 …
... arriving in Berlin at 8.05pm! Met a young German student, Claudia on the train and she gave us some good tips regarding the tourist sites in Berlin. Caught a taxi to our hotel in the Prenzlauer Berg, our driver gave us a couple of recommendations on where to eat locally, so we took his advice and ate at a local Spanish Restaurant, Tauro. One of the best meals to date, we both ...
... and the transparency that should every government should be striving to achieve. It was quite an amazing sight to look down on from the top of the dome, and also out onto Berlin on the clear night we had. On the ground floor we saw photos of the Reichstag through history, including its near destruction during world war 2. Afterwards the bus dropped us of to a Turkish bar where we both had a cocktail before catching a cab back to the hotel. What a great final day of seeing the sights of ...
... my mind of things. She does not share my desire for hitting the bottle at lunchtime. Nonetheless I'm having a cold one and contemplating just exactly what is wrong; when she asks me what is wrong. This is a very good thing.
Over the course of the next half an hour, three beers and four smokes, I think we've managed to talk things through. It was all a bit 50/50 by the looks of things. I'd not been going out of my way to ...
... a pork goulash and a lentil-based soup on offer which we eagerly purchased, along with a glass of a decent German sparkling wine. Both the soups were delicious, though not cheap and our mood was brightening by the minute.
It was getting towards time to get ready for a long night out so we meandered through the streets back to the hotel where we checked the schedules for 'Dinner for One' because spending the last day of the year in Germany and not watching this ...
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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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