Circus - The Hostel

Rosenthaler Strasse 1, Berlin, 10119, Germany
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"Rosenthaler Platz is talking" so listen carefully

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 10, 2009

Having previously stayed in the Central and Western Ku'Dam area I decided on my 3rd visit to stay in the city's eclectic Mitte neighborhood in the former East.

After much internet searching I happenened upon The Circus Hotel Mitte and could not have been happier. Although only open since Fall 2008 this is a hotel fully operational and NOT trying to find "itself".

Spendidly, its services and amenities run super-smoothly and exist to make the traveller feel well served and accomodated.

(They also run a well-regarded Hostel a block away for those in search of more basic offerings).

Unique Quality: The rooms are cheerful and immaculate: I booked the larger of the Apartments (#4) which has two separate bedrooms and a generously appointed kitchen with living/dining room area; it
also had one full toilet with shower and a half bath with toilet only. At 160 Euros it is as expensive as the hotel offers but most other, non-suited rooms are far less in price.

The Front Desk is well-versed in answering most tourist requests and offers an exceptionally large reference Library of Berlin-related books as well as Berlin-centric dvds. If only I had the patience to watch the entire 'Berlin Alexanderplatz' saga which featured this neighborhood so indelibly! For those staying for several days make sure to rent the 4 euro per person/per day monthly transit passes. Wireless is free and short-term, complimentary rentals of notebooks is available.

This is a "green" hotel so the FD is happy to give you shower supplies and the like but only as you request. Leave your towels on the bathroom floor if you need replenishment.

The complimentary breakfast is blessedly served late (until 1 pm) and there is an option to upgrade to a full 'English' breakfast for a small fee.

The restaurant "Fabisch" is very consistent and really good- so good that I even went back a week after I had checked out. The bar offerings are very extensive, too. Jared, the Head Mixiologist, is well-versed in the art of artisanal cocktails and very hospitable (he's an American in Berlin). Happily, room service at off-hours is available.

On your way to the downstairs restrooms make sure to spend time visiting the micro-exhibit which details the fascinating history of the 'Circus' building and the Fabisch family. It was once a grand department store that anchored the Rosenthaler Platz neighborhood for generations until its ownership met a terrible fate during the Nazi era.

I will always remember my front row "seat" to Rosenthaler Platz- sipping my wine, watching the trams languidly roll by as the rain misted over the denizens of Mitte dashing to-and-fro.

Directions: Rosenthaler Platz, U-Bahn U8, Mitte

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Best Hostel

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 7, 2007

For a reasonably priced, clean and conveniant stay when in Berlin I would strongly recommend the Circus. It is central to the main highlights and has a staff that are friendly and attentative, the desk is open 24/7.

Unique Quality: Friendly inviting and helpful staff. You will want to extend your stay as many do. A great international crowd, super for meeting fellow travellers from all around the world.

Directions: East berlin, within 10 minutes walk of Alexander platz railway station (where the TV tower is situated)

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Great great great place!

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on December 9, 2005

Well, I have been to hips of hostels in the world and this one ranks among my favorites...

Cheap, good location in East Berlin (1 minute walking from a subway station), EXCELLENT bar, good breakfast... What more to ask for?

Excellent place! Highly recommanded.

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Hostel for Low Budget Tourists

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on April 21, 2005

You have the choice between Dormitories or private rooms (with or without private bathroom) - friends of me stayed there with a child - it's in the centre of Berlin-Mitte very close to the next subway .

It's international - you can meet a lot of people of the whole world!

Unique Quality: The price depends of the kind of room you need!

Directions: and there is an other one:
Weinbergsweg 1a
10119 Berlin

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Europe's Most Plush Hostel

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on December 14, 2004

This hostel could be an advertisement for IKEA at its absolute best! It is tidy, trendy, and traveller friendly! A perfect pick in the former East Berlin area. Also, there is no lack of interesting things to do and see close by.

Unique Quality: This hostel is plush! Except for the fact that you are sleeping in a room with a handful of strangers, you almost forget that you are in a hostel. Very nice!

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Circus Hostel - Weinbergsweg...

by written on August 26, 2002

Circus Hostel - Weinbergsweg (there's another location too)
Just 16 Euros for the 7 person dorm room we stayed in!

Unique Quality: Very cheap, very clean, very nice. Probably the nicest hostel we stayed at, it was absolutely beatiful, and the location was so close to the U-Bahn, and very easy to get to and from.

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Address: Rosenthaler Strasse 1, Berlin, 10119, Germany

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