I went to Meininger Berlin on a trip, being told it was a hostel, I didn't expect much at all. Although, it was much more of a hotel. The whole 'hostel' is very student-y which is good if you're a student yourself. At night at the bar in the hotel, it gets quite busy so you socialise with loads of different people around the world. A negative to the bar is that it takes forever to get a drink, more-or-less waiting half an hour for a drink is ridiculous because they ran out of glasses every night.
I wasn't expecting much of the hotel room itself, it was quite small and the TV didn't work, although we were only there to sleep. The bathroom was very modern and clean, which I wasn't expecting.
Breakfast was a bit of a low too, only having ham and cheese rolls, and cereal with sour milk. Not nice!
Being next to the train station was very convenient, they have restaurants, fast food shops and a supermarket and pharmacy type of shop. (I recommend going to Vipiano and Currywurst.) Just outside the hotel is a pizza shop which sell the tastiest pizzas, which are absolutely humongous!
It is in a nice area, 10 minute walk to Brandonburg Gate, 15 minute train ride to Berlin Wall. It is good for different types or architecture, when you look past all the horrible concrete flats!
I definitely recommend going up Fernsehturm Berlin, to look all over the city, it really is amazing and at €12.50, I thought that was really cheap. The Berlin Zoo was pretty good, with loads of animals, it did look a bit run down, although I don't think the horrible weather helped.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- There couldn't be a more central location than by the main railway station. Eight bus lines, subways and city trains and countless regional and long-distance railways meet here. The hotel is thus ideally positioned for exploring the whole city. The panorama roof terrace affords spectacular views of Berlin. Our international guests benefit from free WiFi and meet up in the lobby, hotel bar, guest kitchen and the gaming area in a relaxed atmosphere. What more do you want? ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Ebookers, Agoda, Travel Republic (UK), Priceline, Hotels.com, 5viajes2012 S.L., Evoline ltd and Cancelon so you can book your MEININGER Hotel Berlin Hauptbahnhof reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.