Fabian's Cozy Little Sunshine Palace

Zinzendorfer Str. 9, Berlin, Germany, Distance from city centre: 5.3km
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Rating: 78%from 9 reviews

  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 91%Staff
  • 82%Security
  • 71%Cleanliness
  • 68%Location
  • 86%Value for money
  • 68%Facilities
Fabian's Cozy Little Belle Etage - Hostel

we offer you:
*** 24 hours free WiFi / W-LAN (wireless Internet) and PC / Internet-terminal use
*** 24 hours free use of the fully equipped guest kitchen (microwave with hot air grill, inductive hot plates and refrigerator with freezer)
*** 24 hours access to the hostel, with own key (for a 20 € key-deposit!), no lockout!
*** laundry & dryer SERVICE (up to 5 pieces are for free)
*** 24/7 self service mini bar, with refreshments for you convenience
*** cozy individual metal beds, no bunk-beds at all!
*** the beds will be already prepared for you, with fresh bed linen and bed sheets, the bed linen fee is 2 € per person and stay

*** limited check-in times (arrival-times) from 9 o-clock in the morning till 24 o-clock (midnight) only! We will wait for you at least until one hour after your given arrival time, which you have chose in your booking.
*** For a late-night check-in after midnight, on your special request, we charge every guest 2,- € per every half-hour for waiting of you.

*** check-out times from 9 o-clock until 12 o-clock (noon), but if you want to check-out before 9 am, no problem, so you have to do an "early check-out".

*** a full continental breakfast for only 3 € per person, also available in a vegetarian version, other menu versions like: French, German, Russian, English and the VIP one (with champagne and vanilla ice-cream ;-) (on request)
The breakfast is available between 9 o-clock and 12 o-clock (noon), please
order it in advance when you are booking or at least the day before having breakfast!

*** fresh air & silence, free of smoke, drugs/dope and TV
*** towels are provided for free (on request)
*** hair dryers are already provided for free in every bathroom
*** iron and iron board are provided for free (on request)
*** a few security lockers in the dormitory and padlocks are provided (on request)
*** city maps for free
*** a lots of free advices and tourist information
*** little ongoing art exhibition inside the Hostel
*** free tea and drinkable tab water ;-)

*** notice that we have a MINIMUM STAY of 3 NIGHTS (consecutive)
*** important for your payment: We don't accept debit or credit cards, so cash only!

*** when you are coming with your car to Berlin, get yourself for only 5€ a green "Feinstaubplakette" (sticker for you car) for the "Umweltzone" (environmental zone)

*** this hostel is perfect for single travellers, couples or little groups up to 4
persons (Bookings of more people or bigger groups are not really

People from all over the world, all kind of nations and ethnics and especially friends are welcome, as well as eccentrics, Buddhists & Hindus, Jews & Muslims, Christians & Atheists all are welcome, also Vegetarians & Vegans, Philosophers, Musicians & Artists, Magicians & Witches, but vampires not any more! ;-)
And at least explorers of Berlin's history, culture & night life and of course students of the German language, the nearest 'Volkshochschule' is around the corner!

Music instruments and also dogs are welcome (with dogs a private room booking is required),
playing musicians get a free drink and music playing dogs a bone ;-)
Saints, Virgins, Angels and also birthday child get an unbelievable f***ing hell discount and drag-queens a free beer from David-Fabian! ;-)

Our intention is to offer for our guests a friendly and multi-cultural atmosphere like at home, just to relax and enjoy Berlin by day and also at night, alone or together, with the chance of meeting interesting other people and colourful characters from all over the world, as well with a taste of shared living in a 'Wohngemeinschaft' (share-flat / house) of nice and uncomplicated people.
Enjoy a quiet sleep and lots of possibilities for communication and cooking with other travellers and backpackers!
Fabian's Cozy Bella Etage - Hostel: Your sweet little HOME, away from home!

Fabian's Bella Etage is a small & cozy family like hostel, founded in 2007, with a relaxed personal atmosphere and nostalgic & antique decorations. It's has just a few double- and one single-room and also two medium dormitory, all with a big common bathroom and also a little privacy one
and of course the common kitchen.

Some typical reviews:
"Simple place for those who doesn't want to pay a lot for stay in Berlin. Actually, real backpackers' paradise! And extremely fast wi-fi in the kitchen."
by Strick, Ukraine, Male 25-30

"A Really great Hostel. Great People, very well located, Very Clean, good kitchen, good bathrooms...... I recommend it! for sure!!"
by Tonato, Argentina, Male25-30

The Hostel is located in the 1st level, the "Bella Etage" of a historic corner house.
In the Kaiser's time the houses was residence of Prussian army officers, with a view to the Great Parade Avenue, called Alt-Moabit which is our street. From here you can see all demonstrations, parades and the marathons.
Berlin-Mitte district, is one of the 12 independent district within Berlin state, it's the most central district, once divided by the famous Berlin wall.

Tiergarten (deer-garden) is in the western part of it, with our quarter Moabit, founded by French protestant refugees in 1688, named after Mont Moab, a desert location in the holy bible, transformed into a paradise.

This days it's a very lively multi-cultural quarter, with a lot of students, artists, workers & middle-class mixed, with a lot of people with foreign background, from Turkey, Greece, Vietnam, Lebanon, Palestine, Israel, Russian, Poland, Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia, Australia & Argentina.

Many of our former guests found apartments in the neighbourhood and still stay in contact with me after years.

So welcome to Berlin and have a nice time and stay with us.
Hope to see you soon
Fabian, Martin & Stephan

general conditions & check-in times (Please read this, to avoid trouble.)

§1) No smoking inside the hostel nowhere! So only outside on street.

§2) Payment: We take cash only! Sorry, no credit-cards!
All booked days have to be paid in advance.
You have to pay in cash the full amount of your booking on arrival, plus a key deposit of 20 €

ATMs / bank machines / cash terminals are everywhere, at stations, air-ports and also near from us, at Alt-Moabit 82, on the next street corner!

§3) Please be so kind to make sure you mentioned your proper arrival-time, because check-in is by appointment only. This is, because we are a small hostel, with just a few arrivals every day, so we just want to be in and not shopping for example if there is an arrival of someone.

In case you forgot to chose your arrival-time, the default =automatic '11h' appears.
In that case, please send us an e-mail with your real arrival-time, or and sms or call.

CHECK-IN is between 9am / 9 o'clock untill 12pm / 24 o'clock (midnight) possible only!
So choose your arrival time accordingly!

From your time of arrival on, we will wait for you for 1 hour.
In case you are late, please give us a call or send an sms.
Otherwise your booking might be cancelled and your bed get made available to booked by others.

Once you have checked in, you have 24 hours access with your own keys!

§4) No show will be charged witrh the first night by your credit card.

§5) No Refunds for booked and paid stays.

§6) Check out time is between 9am / 9 o'clock until 12am / 12 o'clock (noon)
early check-out : the night before untill 12pm / 24 o'clock
late check out : until 20 pm, for an extra charge of half a day.

§7) Your luggage can be left for the day on check-out, by making an appointment for picking it up.
Prices are per person per night.

Availability & Rates

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • 24 hour security
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • ATM
  • Bicycle parking
  • Board Games
  • Book exchange
  • Breakfast not included
  • Café
  • Child Friendly
  • Common Room
  • Credit Cards Not Accepted
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Free Wifi
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Not Included
  • Lockers
  • Meeting Room
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Pet Friendly
  • Reading Light
  • Taxes included
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels For Hire

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

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1.Advice about Tickets, 2.our Cash-policy & 3. our limited arrival-times
4. Directions ( 1-7)

1. Tickets: Since Berlin is a metropolis with the size of New York or London, to big, to walk.
buy a ticket : Choose: a day pass AB, for 6Euro, a week pass for 25Euro or a month pass for 50Euro
The 2-hours-ticket is 2Euro60, a ticket for 3 stops only is 1Euro30

2. Cash: We accept cash only & will ask you to pay your complete Booking on arrival.

3. Our opening hours are from 9 a.m to midnight only
The arrival-time mentioned in your booking is our appointment.

Please try to arrive a that time, because we are a small hostel and cannot sit and wait all day long for you. .
So if there is a delay, please call at +49 176 20 44 89 06
After midnight we only wait on special request and charge 10 Euro extra for each hour waiting.
We reserve the right of canceling your booking without any refund 2 hours after your expected arrrival time.

II. Directions

Address: Fabians Hostel, Zinzendorfstr. 9 at the corner of Alt-Moabit-Street,
in Berlin Mitte-Tiergarten-Moabit- district,
on the border of Berlin-Charlottenburg-district

1. From the railway-station \'Zoologischer Garten\' : 2 options:
A) Take the bus 245 until Alt-Moabit-gotzkowskystrasse.
From the stop walk strait, the first crossing street is ours.
At Zinzendorfstr 9, ring the bell of \"Fabian\" at the first big gate, or at the
glass-door inside. go up 1 floor.
B) Take the underground \'U9\' (two levels down), in the direction of \'Osloer
Strasse\'. Get off at the 2nd stop, called \"Turmstrasse\".
There are 3 exits. Take the exit on the e n d of the train,
That is the exit at Alt Moabit street . Walk up the stairs.
Outside, turn left, and walk along this Alt Moabit Street.
Pass first Krefelder Strasse, then Bochumer Str., Elberfelder Str. , Jagowstr.
At the 5th street, at the bicycle-shop, turn left, at Zinzendorfstr. 9
It is the 1st entrance on your left side.
Ring the bell of \"Fabian\" at the first big gate, or at the glass-door inside.
Go up 1 floor. Upstairs, our entrance is on the right side

2. From \'Hauptbahnhof\' station/ Berlin Central station:
Leave the station toward Washingtonplatz. Outside, cross the square, is a bus-stop.
Take the bus 245, in direction to Zoologischer Garten and get off at the bus stop Alt-Moabit / Gotzkowskystrasse (about 7 stops)
From the bus-stop, walk b a c k , and turn r i g h t at Zinzendorfstrasse, the first street on your right side.
On the corner is a bicycle-shop, There turn right,
It is the first entrance , at at Zinzendorfstr. 9.
Ring the bell of \"Fabian\" at the first big gate, or at the glass-door inside.
Go up 1 floor. Upstairs, our entrance is on the right side

3. From Tegel Airport, (TXL) take the bus TXL, and stop at U-Bahnhof Turmstr.
From the bus-stop, return and walk along this Alt Moabit Street.
Pass first Krefelder Strasse, then Bochumer Str., Elberfelder Str. , Jagowstr.
At the 5th street, at the bicycle-shop, turn left, at Zinzendorfstr. 9
It is the 1st entrance on your left side.
Ring the bell of \"Fabian\" at the first big gate, or at the glass-door inside.
Go up 1 floor. Upstairs, our entrance is on the right side

4. From Schoenefeld Airport (SXF) walk 5 minutes to the train-station.
Downstairs in the tunnel, buy a ABC ticket, prices see above, and take the train to Zoologischer Garten (Zoo). This takes 18 minutes. Do not take the S-bahn, this take 48 minutes.
From Zoo, follow the description from aboove, ( 1. )

5. From the International Bus-station (ZOB), walk to the exit. Turn left, pass Cosy Car Wash and walk until the Underground-station Kaiserdamm. Take the train in direction Warschauerstrasse until Zoologischer Garten (Zoo.
From Zoo, follow the description from aboove, ( 1. )

6. By car. Take the Autobahn = High Way until the exit Beusselstrasse.
Drive along Beusselstrasse to its end, then turn left.
Cross first Gotzlowskistrasse. The second street on your right is ours already.
At the corner is a bicycle-shop, thats our house, at Zinzendorfstr. 9
It is the 1st entrance on your left side.
Ring the bell of \"Fabian\" at the first big gate, or at the glass-door inside.
Go up 1 floor. Upstairs, our entrance is on the right side.

Located Near

Our area is called Moabit, and was first settled by french refugees at 1685.
It got his name from its former swamps ( Moorgebiet) , but the french might have understood Mon Habite, or even the biclic Moabit-desert.

It belongs nowerdays to Berlin Mitte =Center district, and its western part Tiergarten. Adjoining, across the bridge is the district Charlottenburg, with the Royal Charlottenburg Castle and its Parks.

The Spree river is just 4 minutes walk away, and a river boat station for boat trips is nearby at Hansaplatz, as well as a large parkway aside the river to walk.

The area is a very lively mixed area with a lot of students, Berliners, Westgermans, and immigrants, mainly from Palestine,Turkey, Poland & Vietnam.

In southern-direction, after the bridge of the SPREE river, is the Technical University, TU and the University of Arts, UDK, Universit�t der Kuenste.

On the riverbank at our south-side, is a more quiet & expensive residential area, along the river-bank, at the northern side of our street starts the very populated area Moabit.
with the busy Turmstrasse, one of the cheapest shopping areas of Berlin, around the Underground station 'Turmstrasse'.

At the western end , at the next Street, is Gotzkowskistrasse, famous for its big numbers of good & cheap oriental restaurants, as persian, bengal, chinese, vietnamese, korean, indian, arabic, turkish, iranian, and others, as Mexican and Jamaican.

German Food is found at Birkenstrasse, 1 stop away, at the restaurants Arema, Lichtblick & Der Dicke Engel.

At the Eastern End of Alt Moabit comes, after the Central station Hauptbahnhof, the German Goverments Quarter, with the Parlament and the Prime Ministers Office ,Bundeskanzleramt, and the Great Tiergarten Park, with 15 km� Parks & lakes .

- Hauptbahnhof (central railway station) by bus line 245 in 7 minutes
- Zoologischer Garten (Zoo station) by bus line 245 10 min.
by underground 3 min.
- Tegel-airport (TXL) by TXL-bus line in 12 minutes
- Schoenefeld-airport (SXF) by train & underground in 25 minutes
- ZOB (central bus port station) by underground in 20 minutes

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