A number of incidents meant that we didn't get to enjoy Berlin as fully as we could have. Our night trip there was more than eventful and meant that we only scraped a few hours sleep. Also we spent our last day trawling through opticians' in the burning heat, as I'd managed to lose my glasses the night before. Despite that we did manage to get a good feel for the city and it's safe to say that it's at the top of our list for a return visit.
The hostel: Heart of Gold 8/10
On the negative side breakfast is not free, and will set you back 4 euro per person. However there was quite a good selection so you could fill yourself up for the day if you wished.
As a general interrailing tip I would seriously suggest that you try out the organised pub crawls. They can be a little awkward at first but everyone is up for making friends and it takes the pressure off trying to organise the night yourselves. We went on 3 during our trip and the other nights just had casual drinks or tried out local bars which saved us money in the long run and meant we still saw the nightlife but had less hangovers! If you're in a small group it really is the best option; sure nights out are great with your friends but really a club in Berlin is kinda the same as anywhere else- to give it that extra travelling kick you should aim for meeting new people and also getting a little break from each other! That's where the crawls come in ;)
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