|A&O Berlin Mitte
Located in the Mitte district of Berlin, the A&O Berlin Mitte opened in 2004 and was last renovated in the spring of 2011. With its ideal location, the hotel is only 2 subway stations away from the Alexanderplatz and a 10 minutes’ walk from the Ostbahnhof.
Besides its central location, the most important advantage of the Mitte Hostel is its size, which makes it an ideal destination for groups and families, as well, given its family lounges and playroom. We don’t forget about those arriving by car, either; there are plenty of spaces available in the parking lot next to the building.
A&O Berlin Friedrichshain
In 2000 the A&O Berlin Friedrichshain opened right by the central intra-city Ostkreuz train station, offering optimal connection to all Berlin's highlights. The former factory building was last renovated in the winter of 2008 and expanded by a new neighbouring building in 2011. It now features 233 rooms with modern furnishings.
The A&O – recommended by Marco Polo – is surrounded by bars and clubs in the middle of the district. A playing field and lawn with volleyball and basketball courts, as well as a bar with karaoke evenings and a beer garden in the courtyard all invite guests to sit back and relax. The special highlight of the A&O Berlin Friedrichshain is the childcare available at weekends.
A&O Berlin Hauptbahnhof
The A&O Berlin Hauptbahnhof opened its gates in the September of 2010. The modern, newly built building has tastefully furnished, elegant rooms and business suits. The spacious lobby the entrance bar, the billiards and the table soccer together create a unique, amazing atmosphere.
In spite of its central location, the neighborhood is calm and cozy. The hostel is located a 10 minutes’ walk from the Central Station (Hauptbahnhof), which makes it easy to reach by car, train or bus, as well. Besides, it is an ideal starting point for an excursion in the metropolis.
In addition to its elegant, modern rooms and business suits, the hostel assures the possibility of a calm work or relax with its common and conference rooms, lounges. The unique roof terrace bar is the highlight of the hostel with its breath-taking view. For those arriving by car or bus there are numerous parking spaces available.
Unmissable in scale and impact, Berlin's great sights are scattered over the city, conjuring up inspiring views and deep-felt stories. The Kurfürstendamm or simply Ku'damm is Berlin's most well-known shopping street. Stretching for 3.5 km (2 miles) westwards from the Memorial Church, it is a wide boulevard flanked by shops, hotels and restaurants, and despite competition from the East's up-and-coming shopping areas around Friedrichstrasse and Hackescher Markt it has maintained its image as the place to shop and stroll. The liveliest section is between Breitscheidplatz and the fashionable Fasanenstrasse. Further down towards Olivaer Platz the Ku'damm becomes more sedate: there are more exclusive shops including some from such renowned names as Jean-Paul Gaultier, Jil Sander and Gianni Versace. The top end of the Ku'damm at Breitscheidplatz merges into the Tauentzienstrasse, less glamorous than the Ku'damm but actually busier and full of shops - it's here where you'll find department stores such as the famous KaDeWe.
Berlin is famous for its Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag and Dom. The Charlottenburg park, the television tower and the city's most beautiful square Gendarmenmark is also worth visiting. More attractions: the Jungfernheide, the Plötzensee north from Speer, the Tegel forest with its lake is a beautiful tourist destination. Culture lovers also have plenty opportunities to visit. Berlin's famous museums are located on the Museum Island. Among others the Pergamonmuseum can also be found there, which is the home of the Asian and Islamic art museum.