Eastern Comfort Hostelboat Berlin
The hostel boats 'Eastern Comfort & Western Comfort', looks forward to welcoming you onboard with its unusual atmosphere which is unique to Berlin!
The 'Eastern Comfort' is composed with 1st and 2nd class cabins all of them ensuite. Choose between the spacious 1st class cabins, with large windows, natural lighting and thus spectacular views of the Berlin Wall or the river Spree. Minibar and Tv available on request. Or view Berlin through the portholes of our 2nd class cabins, smaller but cosy. Also equipped with 3 and 4 beds.
Western Comfort the new boat is moored on the opposite of the Spree River ( 250m walking distance) western riverside, in Kreuzberg, West-Berlin. Perfect for low budget travellers because all the cabins from 1 up to 3 beds, with shared showers and toilets. The shared community bathrooms are centrally located on the upper deck and the spacious roof terrace sets the perfect setting for relaxing and absorbing Berlin.
The boat is equipped with a modern central heating system in every cabin to ensure comfort and enjoy the crackling fire in our stoves while eating breakfast, during colder times of the year.
Half our cabins on the boats have water view, the other half land view of the Berlin Wall. The earlier you book, the longer you stay with us the greater the chance to get a cabin with water view :-)
PLEASE NOTE: Berlin is under construction! The Spree river on the Western side is being renovated.
Effective immediately, our Western boat is in exile on the eastern side of the Spree river
for a number of months. Our guests will be happy because they will have only to walk 1min to their cabins after checking in!
East & West side by side; looking forward to seeing you on board(s)'
Moreover from the 01.02.2013 : Bedding & towel will be included in 1,2,3 & 4 beds cabins 2nd class Eastern.
- Free boat trips on the river Spree
(on request and dependent on the weather)
- 2euros discount on the 1st drink in our lounge ( for each arrival)
- A multi-lingual staff who are friendly and knowledgeable, offering excellent advice on tours, museums, galleries, shopping and of course night life.
- W-Lan/wi-fi hot-spot free of charge (your own computer on both boats)
- internet 1/half hour (our computer on Eastern Comfort)
- no curfew, open 24h with door code
- reception: 8h00 - 24h00 (Eastern Comfort)
- check-in 16h00 - 24h00 (earlier check-ins can store
their luggage at their own risk) Western Comfort check in 17h00-24h00
- check-out 11h00 midday (12h00 on Western Comfort)
- boat shuttle (sometimes ;-) )
- all you can eat/drink breakfast 8:30am-11:00am only 6
- if needed, valid for second class Eastern or Western Comfort, bed linen incl. towels 5euros / pers once. From 01.02.2013, bedding & towel will be included in all 1,2,3 & 4bedscabins second class Eastern only.
- non smoking (smoking allowed on the outside deck)
- bicycle-hire 12/day
- laundry service 5/load
- visa, master, EC, cash preferred
- shops/supermarket/cheep food within walking distance
- free city maps, free walking tours
- free city magazines/event guides
'floating Lounge' on 'Eastern Comfort'
You can chill out with a German beer, a drink or a little snack, after a long days walk through town in our lounge or on the spacious top sundeck. Don t miss our 'Language Party' every Wednesday with free entry for our guests !!!
Cabins Eastern Comfort:
1st class: large double-bed cabins with a modern bathroom and large Windows. Bed linen & towels incl. 2nd class with portholes: double cabins also have their own bathrooms and 'french'-beds (125wide), the three-bed rooms have one bunk bed and a single bed, and four.-bed have two bunkbeds and a private bathroom.2nd class Western : double bed cabins and triple bed cabins one bunk bed and a single bed. All with shared shower and toilettes. Bring your own bed linen or rent it at the reception for 5euros / pers once valid for second class
'Eastern and Western Comfort'
For security reasons, children under 6 years of age & non- swimmers are not allowed on board. Also pets because we have a cat ;).
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Hostels Ausstattungen & Richtlinien
- 24 Stunden Rezeption
- 24 Stunden Sicherheitsdienst
- Frühstück nicht inklusive
- Haartrockner zum Mieten
- Handtücher zum Ausleihen
ReiserücktrittsversicherungDiese Unterkunft hat eine 1 Tage Stornierungsfrist. Ergeht innerhalb dieser Zeit keine Stornierung, wird eine Stornogebühr in Höhe der ersten Nacht des Aufenthalts in Rechnung gestellt.
Hostel Informationen, die man gelesen haben mussDiese Unterkunft hat besondere AGBs.
The earliest check in time 16h00 ( Eastern Comfort boat)
For bookings arranged after 31.12.2013, the State of Berlin requires a City Tax of 5%, which is not included in the given rates and due upon arrival.Guests that require accommodation for business related reasons are excluded from this arrangement. According documents shall be displayed upon check-in.
Für Buchungen, die ab dem 01.01.14 vorgenommen werden, erhebt der Berliner Senat eine City Tax von 5%, die nicht o.g. Raten enthalten ist und bei Anreise zu entrichten ist. Geschäftsreisende sowie Berliner Einwohner sind von dieser Regelung ausgenommen, und werden gebeten, entsprechende Nachweise beim Check-in vorzulegen.
Bezüglich Gruppenbuchungen (ab 8 Personen): Wir heißen nur friedliche Gruppen an Bord willkommen, da wir uns als ein entspanntes hostelboat betrachten. Wir akzeptieren keine Gruppen für Junggesellen- und Junggesellinnenabschiede (Nachtruhe von 23h bis 8h), oder ähnliche Gruppen. Sollten solche Gruppen trotzdem versuchen eine Buchung durchzuführen, werden wir den Aufenthalt an Board verweigern und die Buchung stornieren.
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BUS : (ZOB is the central bus station). Buy a single ticket (AB currently € 2.60), and take the S-Bahn (fast train) to 'Warschauerstrasse'. (see 'Directions from Warschauerstrasse')
TRAIN: When arriving at the newly built main station ('Hauptbahnhof'), you need to take the 'S-Bahn' (fast train) to 'Warschauerstrasse' station. (see 'Directions from Warschauerstrasse')
PLANE: Airport Tegel Buy a single ticket (AB currently 2.60). TXL bus X109 to Alexanderplatz', from there take the S-Bahn (fast train) to Warschauerstrasse station. (approx. 20min from 'Tegel' to 'Warschauer Str'). (see Directions from Warschauerstrasse)
PLANE: Airport Schnefeld SXF:
Outside the airport take the shuttlebus or walk (walkway with roof) to station. Buy a single ticket (ABC currently 3.20). You can take the Expresstrain (RE), which runs every 30 minutes to Ostbahnhof or take the S-bahn (fast train) to Warschauerstrasse station.(approx. 30min from 'Schnefeld' to 'Warschauerstr') (see Directions from Warschauerstrasse)
Directions from Warschauerstrasse:
Once you exit the station you will be on a bridge. Turn left and follow the road; you will be going downhill in the direction of the river Spree. When you reach the traffic light, cross the street and then cross again (you are walking toward the Berlin Wall). Walk along the wall until you reach the second gate / opening. You will see the Eastern Comfort signage clearly. The walk from Warschauerstrasse will take about 10 minutes.
Schnefeld (Expressbus) to Ostbahnhof ( a smaller train station in the former East), you will exit the station, walk towards the main road (Mhlenstrasse), cross the road, turn left and walk along the Wall until you reach Eastern Comfort. The walk from Ostbahnhof will take up to 15 minutes. There are lots of cabs outside the station; the ride should cost about 5, if you have too much luggage for the walk.
CAR : an 'environment stickers is needed :
all motorways to Berlin lead you onto the Berliner Ring (A10) (highway ring around Berlin). Take any exit leading you to Berlin Zentrum; look out for signs directing you towards Mitte/ Alexanderplatz .From here you drive towards Dresden/ Kpenick , from Holzmarktstr you drive further into Mhlenstrasse (this is the B96 on your map) (remember, there are many 'Mhlenstr in Berlin, the address for your navigation system is 10243 Berlin, Muehlenstr 73!) (the former wall will be on your right when you drive along Mhlenstrasse). Just before you reach the end of Mhlenstrasse, you will see Eastern Comfort. Parking is free of charge on the road
Gelegen in der Nähe
The boat 'Eastern Comfort' is moored only 10 meters away from the 'Wall', the former boundary between east and west Berlin during the cold war period. The boat 'Western Comfort' is 250 meters Walking distance away.
You can be in 'Mitte' (the centre of Berlin) in 10 minutes with public transportation.
There is a direct tram to Prenzlauer Berg, a culturally vibrant part of town. Prenzlauer Berg is also another area (besides Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain) that is frequented by the younger crowd.
'Eastern Comfort' and 'Western Comfort' are located directly in the middle between Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain.