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Berlin Hauptbahnhof, Berlin

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Architectural Building Tourist Spot
Designed as a high-tech station for a newly reunified city, Berlin Hauptbahnhof serves more than 300,000 passengers daily. You can arrive via a short trip on the metro from the city center or from the airport on a special transit train. An 85 by 120 m (297 by 39 ft) glass ceiling enhances the main concourse's oval shape. You can browse an extensive selection of stores and cafes in the main halls. Of course, you'll find plenty of areas to watch some of the more than 1,800 daily trains pull in. This is the place to be if you want to head to almost any point in Germany. Berlin Hauptbahnhof is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Berlin Edition.
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  • huge where cross the railroad lines of tram and Metro. full of shops and all services that may be useful to travelers.
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  • Very modern and Nice. Do not miss a visit to this building. Newmusíte travel by train. Nice architecture.
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  • Eating out should not access to the Gastornomie in the train station. There are no toilets there. You must use the fee (€1.00) toilets at the railway station. Although you can redeem the €0.50 voucher for guest robe drives, but who's doing this after dinner. Only 1 coupon per purchase. Scam!
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  • The courtyard in the back closes at ten which is lame but understandable for noise level. However! The people need somewhere to be outside so they congregate in the front of the hostel being obnoxiously loud until 1, to 2 am. It's essentially a bar on the street. You might say close your window! I would love to do this but a lot of places in Germany don't have a.c., understandable, or fans so the window needs to stay open for air circulation. The rooms is nice otherwise for a budget travel stop. If you're room is along the street request to change it.
  • This hostel has a few good points: it's not too far from the Berlin main station and it's cheap but the room I stayed in was awful. Simply too many for the space. The night was disturbed by people coming and going. Another oddity is that they ask you if you want bedding ???? I mean do they think that some people prefer not to have sheets and a duvet? Little atmosphere, not a place to meet other hostelers very easily. Like I said, it's cheap but if you have a few more euros, I recommend you look elsewhere.
  • Good sized rooms, occasionally gets a bit loud but that's for a few seconds and then it's quiet again - you won't have any problems getting off to sleep at night. Staff generally have a good grasp of English - but then that's true of most Berliners. Towels are small for a big chap, and by big I mean most adult men - bring yours with you. Location is ace, around the corner from the train station. Bear in mind that large groups stay here, sometimes leaving out to go somewhere becomes a pain -. They will not make way for you. Even teachers with students will ignore you. Better off walking in the road to get round them. ..I decided to steam through them in the end, having said " excuse me " three times to a French teacher and being roundly ignored, gave her some choice English swearwords and barged past the cow. That is my one and only criticism of here - and even that's got nothing to do with the hostel itself. Deffo will come again. It's worth it.
  • This hotel/hostel has a great location because you can reach the Central Station with a 10 minutes (or less) walk and it is not far from the city center if you like a nice walk to enjoy the city. The hotel in general looks new and the staff were very nice. The room was clean and comfortable, with great heating and a good bathroom. In the lobby they have a bar and you can order something to eat (open 24h). We were in the 4th floor so it was very quite.
  • Nice room. Room cleaned each day. Bar serves nice beer. Only a 8 min walk to the main train station.

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