Accommodation review: East Seven Berlin

east seven berlin

I am not a hostel kind of traveller at all, as much as I hate to admit it I am far too high maintenance and I worry over the smallest of things. So the East Seven hostel in Berlin may seem like an unusual choice for our trip, however we stayed in a private room and I can honestly say it was better than some hotels I have stayed in around the world, like the city itself, the East Seven is laid back and cool.

Based in next to Senefelderplatz station in Mitte, the East Seven is just a ten minute walk from top tourists spots such as the Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag. It also just one underground stop away from Alexanderplatz – the main central station of Berlin.

east seven reception
What I really loved about the East Seven was how incredibly helpful they were, all the staff were happy to offer advice and just have a chat but also dotted around the hostel was lots of other information and little touches to help you make the most of your stay. These guys have thought of everything.

Top features
Free wifi
Free wristbands that give you discount in the local cafes and restaurants
Free Mobile phone / tablet docking station in the lounge
European plug adapters available for a small deposit
Breakfast buffet for 3 euro
Happy hour before 8pm -10pm with beer for just 1.50 euro
Garden / patio area – which I imagine would be lovely in the spring/summer
Self catering kitchen available for use
Security coded front door – code changed weekly
Awesome sew on patches for backpacks – just ask at reception!

room east seven
As I said before we stayed in a private double room, but the hostel also has four floors worth of single, double, twin and dorm rooms. Each floor also has it own gender separated bathroom which is cleaned twice daily – a massive highlight for me! Our room was spacious, clean and everything we needed for our action packed itinerary. I stayed here with my boyfriend but I honestly feel I would have felt completely safe staying here on my own and in the local area, which says a lot coming from a worrier like myself.

Top tip: If you are travelling through Europe and find yourself short of money, the East Seven will give you one night free stay in exchange for cooking dinner that evening.

The East Seven says itself that it is not a ‘party hostel’ so it may not suit everyone but if you are looking for somewhere to stay in Berlin for a budget sightseeing trip, I would 100% recommend here.

Getting there:
From Berlin Tegal Airport (TXL):
Head towards Alexanderplatz (TXL bus, RE/RB regional train from SXF, S-Bahn from ZOB) and then take the U2 subway towards Pankow. Get off at the 2nd stop, Senefelder Platz, and take the station exit towards the front of the train. Turn left as you exit and cross the pedestrian crossing. Walk down Schwedter Strasse for 100m, the East Seven is located on the right.

From Schonefeld Airport (SXF):
Head towards Alexanderplatz (TXL bus, RE/RB regional train from SXF, S-Bahn from ZOB) and then take the U2 subway towards Pankow. Get off at the 2nd stop, Senefelder Platz, and take the station exit towards the front of the train. Turn left as you exit and cross the pedestrian crossing. Walk down Schwedter Strasse for 100m, the East Seven is located on the right.

Allow 30-40 minutes by public transport from both airports.

Contact:
www.eastseven.de
info@eastseven.de
East Seven Berlin

Schwedter  
Str. 7,
10119 Berlin,
Germany

east seven outside
*The East Seven offered us a free stay in exchange for a fair and honest review but as always my opinions are not affected by this and are my own. 

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