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Nearby Hotels & Hostels
« on: 25.02.2015, 22:19:06 »

Are you still in need of accomodation near Eurofurence and don't want to play the waiting game on the Estrel waiting list, need something definite for your security of mind, or just feel a bit outpriced by our luxurious 4-star accomodation with free breakfast in the convention hotel?

Fear not, for there are other options available!

Here are some nearby hotels and hostels for you to consider. Note that there's no special Eurofurence rate negotiated with these, so you will pay rack rates or whatever offers they have online.


HOTELS IN THE IMMEDIATE VICINITY / WALKING DISTANCE


2A Hostel, Saalestraße 76

Has a number of rooms from 1-bed to 8-bed, pretty popular with our attendees.

Situated opposite + Neukölln / can be reached with either S41 ↻ trains or the 171 / N79 buses departing from Sonnenallee
Alternatively, 10 minute walk from the Estrel.

ibis Neukölln, Jahnstraße 13
★★★
57 rooms

Grenzallee/Jahnstraße; reachable directly with the 171 daytime bus, departing from Sonnenallee
No direct night bus, but should be reachable by walking in about 15-20 minutes or taking bus/train to + Neukölln and a 10 minute walk from there.

Park Hotel Blub, Buschkrugallee 60-62
★★★★
151 Hotel rooms, of which are 36 Apartments with small kitchen

Franz-Körner-Straße; reachable directly with the 171 daytime bus, departing from Sonnenallee
No direct night bus, but reachable by taking N79 bus/S41 ↻ train to + Neukölln and from there either a 15 minute walk or changing onto the N7 bus to Franz-Körner-Straße.

Days Inn Berlin City South, Sonnenallee 6 / Hermannplatz

★★★
70 airconditioned rooms
Starting from €50 per night

Best option if you don't like walking; hotel is situated at Hermannplatz/Sonnenallee / 24-hour M41 bus departs from Ziegrastr. right in front of the Estrel. 10 to 15 minutes away by bus, depending on traffic.

Walking is not feasible due to distance. (4 km)





HOTELS AND HOSTELS FURTHER AWAY


For brevity, this list includes only hotels that are extremely close to public transport and easy to reach. There are others that may require a bit of walking. Feel free to check out the replies further down in this thread for further information about those alternatives.

LAST OUTBOUND TRAINS FROM SONNENALLEE
The last trains to leave Sonnenallee on weekdays are 41↻ at 01:19 and 42↺ at 01:20. Friday and Saturday nights have a NIGHT SERVICE running every THIRTY MINUTES.
If you miss the last train out, you can take night buses or a taxi.

NEAR OSTKREUZ STATION 42↺, two stops.

Berlin Ostkreuz Youth Hostel, Marktstraße 9-12

445 beds.
Singles 36.50; Doubles 30.00; Multi-Beds 25.00.

Youth Hostel membership or an international guest card is mandatory. Please see their web site for details.

1st Floor Hostel, Neue Bahnhofstraße 1

Small hostel with 9 rooms, starting from €18 per person.




NEAR HERMANNSTRASSE STATION 41↻, two stops.

Motel Plus Berlin-Neukölln

Situated halfway between stations Hermannstraße and Neukölln. This one has a direct night bus from the Estrel, line N79 to Eduard-Müller-Platz.

Single €39, Double €49, Triple €69.




This can of course only be a brief selection of what's available. The more you go toward the city center and the longer you fancy to travel, the better your choice becomes, of course.

Also, we'd be hard pressed to include things like private accomodation or flats to rent here. It's a bit of a sport to put out flats for rent on portals like airbnb in Berlin, and these offers appear and disappear so fast (mainly because most of the time they're unlicensed and often plain illegal) that we can't give any recommendations. Just check them for availability if they're your cup of tea.

And if you choose to use public transport for getting back and forth between your accomodation and the con, a 7-day BVG bus pass is €29.50; or alternatively you can get a 5-day Berlin WelcomeCard that gives you discounts on various attractions. For accomodation that is just a few stops away from the Estrel, you can also purchase a set of 4 short-distance tickets. Check www.bvg.de for details!
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« Reply #1 on: 25.02.2015, 22:55:05 »

And if any readers have any good suggestions to share ... please add them to this thread!
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« Reply #2 on: 03.03.2015, 01:31:10 »

Motel One, several locations
http://www.motel-one.com/de/hotels/berlin/
There are nine Hotels in Berlin, many of them centraly located (Central Station, Alexanderplatz, and with good public transport connections. Bed numbers and addresses vary just like the price, so please have a look at the URL above for the details.
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I didn't used one yet but the Hotels from this Hotel chains was already recommended to me.
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« Reply #3 on: 03.03.2015, 02:43:08 »

The problem with being "centrally located" in Berlin of course is that it still could mean a 30-minute trek to the Estrel each way.  8)

But speaking of location, there's the A&O Hostel Ostkreuz ( http://www.aohostels.com/en/berlin/berlin-friedrichshain/ ) which is just two stops away on the S41/S42, or for the slightly better off, the 4-star Mercure Tempelhof Airport ( http://www.mercure.com/de/hotel-1894-mercure-hotel-berlin-tempelhof-airport/index.shtml ) which is still doable by a combination of trips on the S41 and U8.... but I'm afraid that's about it for relatively easy to reach accomodation. Everything else is at least 15 to 20 minutes away by public transport, and the stuff that is within walking distance has been covered above already.
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« Reply #4 on: 03.03.2015, 14:07:44 »

I apologize for not mentioning that. As someone who lives in Berlin I'm used to calling a trip from 30 minutes "fast", so I didn't think of it. My bad.

Before you book a room in one of these Motels make sure that the travelling route to the Estrel is comfortable for you, especially if you need to carry stuff to or from the convention. The average public transport travel time from Point A to Point B in Berlin is between 30-60 minutes, depending on the exact location and the kind of vehicle available (Underground is much faster but maybe a few minutes further away than the Bus stop etc.) In my experience you usually have to change trains 0-2 times per route though this varies of course.
On every Motel One page is a tab named "Location & surrounding area". On the left side you can find the stations and bus stops near the hotel. Click on "Berlin public transportation" to get to this official journey planner: http://www.bvg.de/en and check if the route suits you. Also check it for a travel time at 2 am to make sure you aren't stuck at the Estrel at night. :)

If you go by car use the address on the front page of the Motel and your favorite navigation system. :)
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Re: Nearby Hotels & Hostels
« Reply #5 on: 11.03.2015, 11:57:44 »

motelplus Berlin, Silbersteinstraße 30

http://motelplus-berlin.de/en/

A little further away than the 2A, but still within walking distance. Rooms are cheap by the looks of things. Walk or get S-bahn from Hermannstraße or Neukölln.
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« Reply #6 on: 31.05.2015, 13:25:55 »

I've booked Britz Hotel on Bürgerstraße 42 for a couple of days before the con. Seems to be pretty close to Estrel.


And yeah, stayed there (they gave me a deluxe room cuz they didn't have any standard ones atm XD), 50 Euros/Night with breakfast. Totally fine, especially if you come only to sleep.
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« Reply #7 on: 22.06.2015, 19:57:57 »

i booked a room at park hotel blub its only 2,8 kilometres from the estrel and taxi travel costs les than 10€ each way.
its is not the cheapest hotel but still a lot cheaper than the estrel. and if you like me drive yourself parking is a lot cheaper, so much cheaper as to pay about 60% of daily taxi costs.
and if theres others staying there we might share a taxi when our plans fit.
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« Reply #8 on: 22.06.2015, 20:49:43 »

i booked a room at park hotel blub its only 2,8 kilometres from the estrel and taxi travel costs les than 10€ each way.

Or use public transport, bus 171 from Franz-Körner-Str. (which is South of the Parkhotel Blub), direction Hermannplatz to S+U Neukölln, then one station with the S42 train to Sonnenallee. Back: S41 train to S+U Neukölln, bus 171 direction "Flughafen Schönefeld Airport" to Franz-Körner-Str.
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« Reply #9 on: 22.06.2015, 21:03:50 »

hi o'wolf.
thanks a lot for the bus instructions.
its great to be able to draw on the expertise of locals.
can you also tell me about the possibilities of parking at the berlin zoo as i'm thinking of going there either before or after the con.
i almost have to use the oportunity to see the parents of my great grey owl (bartkautz in german i believe)
he was hatched in berlin zoo two years ago and i have been wanting to go there since i got him.
thanks a lot in advance.
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« Reply #10 on: 22.06.2015, 21:12:35 »

i booked a room at park hotel blub its only 2,8 kilometres from the estrel and taxi travel costs les than 10€ each way.

Or use public transport, bus 171 from Franz-Körner-Str. (which is South of the Parkhotel Blub), direction Hermannplatz to S+U Neukölln, then one station with the S42 train to Sonnenallee. Back: S41 train to S+U Neukölln, bus 171 direction "Flughafen Schönefeld Airport" to Franz-Körner-Str.

Oh, never mind the S41/S42, I totally forgot that the 171 bus drives directly to Sonnenallee (thank you doco for reminding me). It may take longer than the train during peak hours, though.
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« Reply #11 on: 22.06.2015, 21:19:22 »

its great to be able to draw on the expertise of locals.

I'm not local, otherwise I would not have suggested public transport. I just like to visit big cities. ;-)

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can you also tell me about the possibilities of parking at the berlin zoo as i'm thinking of going there either before or after the con.

I'm sorry, I haven't been there yet. In general, parking in Berlin is a bit of an adventure (like every major city.) Personally, I'd avoid driving a car in Berlin as the public transport is generally quite good — don't pay attention to the bickering of the locals.
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« Reply #12 on: 22.06.2015, 21:21:48 »

ok thanks i think you just answered my guestion in the best way possible.
drop the car at the hotel and take the bus.. *LOL*
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« Reply #13 on: 23.06.2015, 12:56:23 »

taxi travel costs les than 10€ each way

I looked up some companies that rent bikes, and some offer bikes for 50 € /week. Unless you're suiting, it seems a very good option, also for visiting the city itself.
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« Reply #14 on: 07.07.2015, 02:57:11 »

A little late to the party, but breakfast is not included in the room rate for the Park Hotel Blub. Their website is somewhat misleading on that front, as they quote a rate that says it includes breakfast on the tariff page, but when you click through to book it turns out that it's actually charged at 12€ per person per night.
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