Gulliver App, because great trips are all about the people you meet.

What makes a trip special? Is it visiting cultural and historical sights or discovering new places to eat, drink and go out? Of course, all of that is part of a good trip but which are those unique travelling moments which you will never forget? We think that those truly memorable moments which make travelling so special are all about the new people you meet and the experience you share with them.

Gulliver App test run BerlinAt U inn Berlin Hostel, we know that social atmosphere matters. You can meet fellow travellers in our comfy common area or in the guest kitchen and starting from May 16 also through Gulliver App. With Gulliver App, our guests can exclusively connect with each other and the guests of 18 other hostels in Berlin. With just a few clicks you can connect to hundreds of travellers currently staying in Berlin and meet up for a crazy night out, a city tour or to grab some food together – all for free of course. During the next month, we’ll invite guests to try Gulliver during check in. Also there will be posters, flyers and even a Gulliver tablet station in the hostel. At the tablet station, the App will be running live showing which travellers are up for what so you’ll never to miss out on the opportunity to meet cool people from all over the world. In the App you’ll also get cool suggestions of things to do in Berlin and some sweet discount at restaurants and bars in the area.

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Gulliver is developed by three German and Swiss passionate travellers. The App is brand new so the guys will be in the hostel every now and then to see how you get along with Gulliver. Don’t be shy and say Hi to them 😉 We’re quite keen about the idea to use new technologies to bring people back together in real life again. What do you think? We’re interested in your opinion, just leave a comment here or just start the conversation with us in the hostel. See you soon and happy socializing at U inn Berlin Hostel!

Unbrace yourselves spring is coming

This weekend spring finally kicks off! So it’s about time to give you a little update on what is going on in Berlin this spring. But first a little check-up to let you know the basics in 2014. The Berghain is still not letting you in, even after you waited for about 2 hours in the line. Sorry! The Eastside Gallery is still under threat by some greedy real estate investors. And on 25th of May the Berliners can vote on the future of the Tempelhofer Park, formally the U.S. Air Base Tempelhof.

Punk and Disorderly Festival BerlinHere are some concerts of the next weeks

First off we have the Punk & Disorderly Festival at Astra Kulturhaus from 11th – 13th of April. Punk/Ska and Oi Music for 3 days. You still can get a ticket at www.punk-disorderly.de. Same weekend different music style. Marteria a local hero plays at Max-Schmeling Halle in Prenzlauer Berg near the famous Mauerpark. Not to forget, Justin Timberlake at the O2 World and the Kaiser Chiefs @ Kesselhaus.

 

What’s up in May in Berlin

Berlin is very famous for its Airports. Tempelhof was one of the oldest Airports and became famous during the Berlin Airlift. Tegel Airport … well ok, nothing much to say about it. But our new Airport BER – Berlin Brandenburg International was covered in almost every major newspaper. How to put it the right way…? Well the airport is not finished yet. But soon, very soon, at least “they” say so. But still, in May the ILA 2014 will take place in Berlin. ILA is the leading Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition. This year’s keynote will be held by “Bob the Builder” on how to build an airport “in time”.

Bob the builderIf Robbie Williams flies in via EasyJet or if he use the train is still in the open. The Train station on Warschauer Strasse where the O2 World is located is under heavy construction right now and the most reliable way to get to the O2 World will be by boot. One thing for sure, fans of Tangerine Dream who will be playing at Admiralspalast in Mitte will fly in on their very own LSD Trip. And of course the big highlight in May will be the DFB Pokalfinale. Btw: WE DON’T CALL IT SOCCER!!!

What’s up in June in Berlin

June will almost be summer in Berlin. Definitely something we have to celebrate. How about some Arctic Monkeys @ Zitadelle or Black Sabbath at Wuhlheide, seasoned with a little bit of Aerosmith @ O2 World Berlin. For dessert we offer a colourful Christopher Street Day and the Fête de la Musique

O2 World Berlin Friedrichshian

The O2 World Berlin is located in Berlin Friedrichshain right on the River Spree next to the East-Side-Gallery. The O2 World Berlin is one of Germany’s biggest indoor sport and event centre. With its location right in the centre of Berlin its very easy to combine a weekend trip to Berlin with one of its many concerts or events. The O2 World Berlin is also home base for “Alba Berlin” and “Eisbären Berlin”. Alba Berlin is one of the most successfully team in Germany’s basketball league and the Eisbären Berlin are the kings of hockey. 7 times “Deutscher Meister”( 2005,2006,2009,2011,2012.2013) Any Questions :-P!!

Location of O2 World Berlin

O2 World Berlin Friedrichshain

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The O2 World is located in Berlins night life district Friedrichshain. Just a few minutes from the Simon Dach Strasse and the Revaler Strasse with it’s many Clubs and Bar’s. Perfect for a typical Berlin after show or after hour party. The U inn Berlin Hostel is not far from the O2 World also located in Berlin Friedrichshain. Why not book your bed here and enjoy a weekend in Berlin.

Events at the O2 World Berlin

But it is not only about sports, the O2 World in Berlin Friedrichshain is also a venue for high class entertainment. With many concerts and shows the O2 World offers entertainment for everyone. You can easyly book tickets for the Eisbären or Alba on the O2 World Homepage. But be aware that many concerts sold out long in advance.

A short overview of Events and Concerts at the O2 World Berlin Friedrichshian

November:

  • Depeche Mode (25.11,27.11)
  • Placebo (28.11)

December:

  • Ice Age Live (5 – 8.12)
  • Nitro Circus (12.12)

January:

  • The Voice of Germany (02.01)
  • Scooter (11.01)
  • Michael Buble (21.01)

February:

  • Taylor Swift (07.02)
  • Ennio Morricone (11.02)
  • Andre Rieu (18.02)
  • Thirty Seconds to Mars 25.02)

March:

  • ISTAF Indooor (01.03)
  • James Blunt (03.03)
  • Night of the Jumps (7 – 8.03)
  • Status Quo (18.03)

April:

  • Santiano (12.04)
  • Justin Timberlake (24.04)

 

 

Berlin Six Days Race 2013

2013 marks the 102th year of the Berlin Six Day Race in the heart of Germany since it began in 1909. Since its premier at the Velodrome on Landsberger Allee in 1997, the ISDE- creates a mood of good humour during the races; the days will not be short! So, in 2013 there is no doubt that there will be an attractive entertainment program!

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Six Days International

World-class sport, exciting shows and exquisite cuisine are the keywords. The “Six Days” have been held every at New York’s Madison Square Garden year since 1896. First, each driver drove for himself, starting in 1899, but there still the usual two teams. At the first meeting in Berlin in March 1909 in the Aussstellungshallen at the Zoo in the 150-meter oval crossbar, 15 teams fought for victory.

Six Days Facts

A highlight not only for all sports enthusiasts, because the supporting program is perfect for a nice holidays!

The 102nd Berlin Six Day Race, 24.01.2013 until 29.01.2013!

Tickets can be had from about 25-35 €

Hipster Olympics Berlin 2012

Hipster olympics berlin 2012Hip Hip Hipster!

I don’t know if Berlin is really the Hipster capital everybody claims it to be but since we have the official Hipster Olympics in town it might be so. On Saturday 21.07.2012 at the Postbahnhof in Berlin Friedrichshain Hipsters from all over the world but most likely from Neukölln, Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain will meet to find out who is the “Hippest” Hipster in town. Get yourself a Club-Mate or a Bubble Tea and join the (hip) crowd on Saturday at the Postbahnhof next to the East Side Gallery. You still don’t have any clue what this event will be about?

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Here are some of the hipster disciplines:

  • Jute bag jumping
  • Club-Mate crate race
  • skinny jeans fighting
  • Apple product – The price is Right
  • Bubble tea dive
  • vinyl marathon

And many more.  Sound fun to you?!!  Go –> www.hipster-olympiade.de

 

This Ain’t California – a GDR Skateboard documentary

GDR Skateboard Movie

This Ain’t California – a GDR Skateboard documentaryThis ain’t California is a documentary about the Skateboard scene in East Germany. Yes you hear right. Between all these gray socialism there where some kids who not only build their own skateboards they build there very own freedom. And this idea is not so wrong at all. Just think about the fact that the GDR had some of the biggest urban development projects with a lot of concrete. Perfect conditions for skateboards. The premier of this Movie was at the Berlinale 2012 in Berlin. Just a few days ago. For more information go to www.thisaintcalifornia.de

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Silvester in Berlin Friedrichshain

 Silvester in Berlin Friedrichshain

Silvester in Berlin FriedrichshainBald ist es wieder so weit. Alle warten schon wie verrückt auf das Ereignis des Jahres. Touristen Berliner und wir im U inn Berlin Hostel Silvester steht vor der Tür. Ende Dezember wird es wie immer voll in Berlin. Silvester wird gefeiert und das nicht nur auf der großen Silvester Party am Brandenburger Tor. Sondern auch in den vielen Bezirken von Berlin. Wir laden Euch ein zu Silvester in Berlin Friedrichshain. Das im Bezirk Berlin Friedrichshain gerne gefeiert wird ist über die Grenzen Deutschlands bekannt. Ob Berghain, Watergate oder die Ravaler Str. Hier wird das Neue Jahr wohl am extremsten in Berlin gefeiert.

Ubernachten in Berlin

Legendär sind auch die Partys auf der Warschauer Brücke, der Moderson Brücke und der Oberbaumbrücke die Berlin Friedrichshain und Kreuzberg die beiden Trendbezirke verbindet. Wer natürlich lieber unterm Brandenburger Tor feiert mit seinen vielen Bühnen und der Tanzfläche von ca 80.000qm und sich das große Feuerwerk anschauen will erreicht den Alexanderplatz in nur 10 Minuten mit der U-Bahn U5. Wer lieber im Friedrichshain feiert hat nur ein paar Minuten bis zu Simon-Dach Straße oder der Revaler Str. mit ihren vielen Clubs zu laufen. Für ein Angebot zur Übernachtung in Berlin während der Silvester Feierlichkeiten in Berlin schreibt einfach eine Buchungsanfrage an uns.

Berlin Festival 2011 at Tempelhof Airport and Club X-Berg

Berlin Festival with Public Enemy, Boy Gorge and Boys Noize

On the 9th-10th of August, the Berlin Festival will once again take place at the old Tempelhof Airport. The Tempelhof Airport is an awesome location, with the main terminal providing shelter in case of a rainy day. However, we should stay positive! With such a stellar lineup, the Berlin Festival once agin gets a top position in the field of Indie Electro festivals in Europe. They still manage to keep a good mix between Hipster Indie and Freaky Berlin Stylish Electro. Hey, Whoever thought that you would see Public Enemy and Boy George on the same Festival … Interesting!!

Tempelhof Airport is situated right in the middle of Berlin, so there were some problems last year with their neighbours. This year, the festival is split into two parts. Part one is the Berlin Festival during the day at the airport. Part two is the Club X-Berg Festival at the Berlin Arena in Kreuzberg. The Berlin Arena is well known for housing big events, so we can expect a huge non-stop party!

The line-up For the Berlin Festival 2011

Andy Butler, Aloe Blacc, Apparat Band, A-Trak, Battles, U inn Berlin Hostel Berlin Festival 2011Beginner, Beirut, Bodi Bill, Boy George, Boys Noize, Brodinski, Buraka Som Sistema, Casper, CSS, Daniel Wang, dEUS, Diplo, Discodromo, DJ Hell, Dry the River, Florrie, Health, Hercules And Love Affair, James Blake, Jimmy Edgar, Kruder & Dorfmeister, LFO, Marc Vedo, Mogwai, Mount Kimbie, Oh Land, Pantha Du Prince, Primal Scream Present Screamadelica, Public Enemy, Rainbow Arabia, Santigold, Skrillex, Suede, Tuneyards, The Black Angels, The Bloody Beetroots Death Crew 77, The Drums, The Naked And Famous, The Rapture, Wire, Yelle

Tickets:

2 Day Festival Pass: 81€ ,1 Day Festival Pass: 48€, Club X-Berg: 26€

Accommodation in Berlin

Since there are no camping sites available at the Berlin Festival, you will need to find other accommodation during your stay. From U Inn Berlin Hostel, the festival is easily accessible. You can get to Tempelhof Airport via the Ring Bahn train from Frankfurter Allee.To Club X-Burger, you can catch the S Bahn for 2 stations.

More information: www.berlinfestival.de

“We call it Wasserschlacht” Food fight at Oberbaumbrücke August 28th 2011

Wasserschlacht oder Gemüseschlacht – Water-fight or Food-fight! Call it as you like! The last Wasserschlacht took place in 2008 at the Oberbaumbrücke between Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg. And it was an epic event. No need to guess who won the fight coz as always Friedrichshian WON!! Why we do it?

Simple answer! Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg were once 2 separate districts. But politicians made a decision and now it is one big district. They take care of all the basic stuff like new street name signes and so on…But they forgot the far most important question. Who will be the king in the new born district. hat’s what the fight is about and so far Friedrichshain always wins. The last Wasserschlacht took place 4 years ago and now Kreuzberg claims once agin that the throne belongs to them.

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We want you to help Friedichshain and join us on the 28th of August at 12am at the Oberbaumbrücke. Equip yourself with a camouflage rubbish bag a water gun and some old vegetables. Everything what is old rotten or soft is allowed. Prepare yourself to get a little dirty 🙂

See you at Oberbaumbrücke.

Frauenfußball Weltmeisterschaft 2011 Public Viewing in Berlin

Public viewing in Berlin

Wir alle können uns noch an die WM 2010 erinnern. Ganz Berlin zitterte gemeinsam vor den Großbildleihwänden beim Public Viewing. Heute startet die Frauenfußball-WM 2011 in Deutschland. Das bedeutet wir können das Bier wieder kaltstellen und die Liegestühle raus holen. Es ist die tollste Jahreszeit von allen “Public Viewing” In Berlin  gibt es auch diesen Sommer wieder viele kleine Fußball-Oasen. Die 11 Freundinnen haben ihr WM-Quartier im Lido eingerichtet. Im Cassiopeia Freiluftkino Insel sind die Frauen am Ball unterwegs und bieten noch viel mehr als nur die Übertragung der Spiele. Fernseher ade, Insel ole heißt es auf der Insel Berlin in Treptow. Damit ihr auch eurer Lieblingsmannschaft zujubeln könnt und nichts verpasst bekommt ihr hier den Spielplan der Frauenfußball-WM 2011.

11 Freundinnen WM-Quartier im Lido

Public viewing Berlin Kreuzberg Lido 11 FreundininNa wer kann sich noch an die hoffnungslosen Staus vorm letztjährigen WM-Quatier der 11Freunde erinnern. Dieses Jahr wird der Ball im Lido in Kreuzberg gekickt. gezeigt derden alle Vorrundenspiele der Deutschen Frauen und alle KO Spiele. Bei grossem Interesse werden aber auch andere Vorrundenspiele übertragen. Das Lido bietet dabei Platz für bis zu 700 Fans.
www.11freunde.de

Frauen am Ball im Freiluftkino Insel Cassiopeia

Public viewing Berlin Friedrichshian WM 2011 Frauen am BallPublic Viewing im Herzen Friedrichshains nicht weit von U inn Berlin Hostel im Cassiopeia Biergarten. Hier wird aber nicht nur Fußball geboten. Es darf an Infoständen diskutiert werden und jeden Abend gibt es Musik und natürlich ein Film in Freiluftkino Insel. Mehr Informationen zu Frauen am Ball findet ihr unter www.frauen-am-ball.de

Fernseher ade, Insel ole auf der Insel in TreptowPublic viewing Berlin Treptow Insel Special 2011

Im Garten der Insel von Montag bis Sonntag alle Spiele der Frauenfußball WM 2011 live und Sonntags gibts noch ein wenig Soulfood von den Plattentellern. Den Spielplan der Insel findet ihr unter
www.inselberlin.de