The Eurail Pass travel guide – choosing the best rail pass, and tips for your Europe travels

To travel by train is one of the joys of visiting Europe. For non-europeans there is a rail pass that lets you travel across the continent. This rail pass is the Eurail Pass, and this guide will help you decide which pass to get, and how to get the most out of your pass. Why […]

Hostel Review: Plus Berlin

Hostel Name: Plus Berlin Address: Warschauer Pl. 6, Berlin, Germany I stayed at the hostel Plus Berlin as a guest of Plus Hostels. Plus Berlin is one of most highly rated hostels in Berlin so I stayed to review their service. Plus Berlin is ideally situated for visitors. The hostel is a five minute walk […]

Hotel Review: Steigenberger Hotel Am Kanzleramt, Berlin

Hotel Name: Steigenberger Hotel Am Kanzleramt Address: Ella-Trebe-Strasse 5, Berlin, Germany I stayed at the Steigenberger Hotel Am Kanzleramt in Berlin, which was provided by a tour company I was working for. A hotel review wasn’t part of the job but I review hotels I stay at anyway. The Steigenberger Hotel Am Kanzleramt is a […]

An hour and fifteen minutes in Hanover (not that I was counting)

Actually I was counting, but not in the sense that I was counting down the minutes until I could leave. My travels from Hamburg to Leipzig required a change of trains in Hanover (Hannover in German). Rather than wait on the platform I gave myself a mini-tour of Hanover. I had an hour and fifteen […]

Hostel Review: Übernacht Hostel, Augsburg – Germany

Hostel Name: Übernacht Hostel Address: Karlstr. 4, Augsburg, Germany I stayed at the Übernacht Hostel in Augsburg, Germany. I booked online and paid $22.91 USD for a bed in a 6-bed mixed dormitory room. This is the second time I’ve stayed in Augsburg, and both times were because I could find a last minute room […]

Hotel Review: MEININGER Hotel Frankfurt/Main Messe, Frankfurt – Germany

Hotel Name: MEININGER Hotel Frankfurt/Main Messe Address: 64 Europaallee, Frankfurt am Main, Germany I stayed at the MEININGER Hotel Frankfurt/Main Messe in Frankfurt, Germany. I stayed as a guest of the Meininger hotel group to review their hotel (and I previously reviewed their Salzburg hotel). Meininger (stylised as MEININGER but I feel like I’m yelling […]

Hostel Review: Station Hostel Backpackers, Cologne – Germany

Hostel Name: Station Hostel Backpackers Address: Marzellenstr. 44-56, Cologne, Germany I stayed at the Station Hostel Backpackers in Cologne, Germany. I booked online and paid 20 EUR for a single bed in a 4-bed dorm. I booked it mainly for its proximity to the train station which – as its name alludes – is near […]

Don’t go to Bremen, they said – It’s an industrial scheiße-stadt, they said

I don’t remember who “they” were. Perhaps it was a collection of travellers over the years; a disgruntled salesmen who had been covering Northern Germany for too long; or maybe it was from an actual Bremener I’d met in my travels. Who ever it was, they added to be the voice in my head that […]

Hostel Review: Ost-Apotheke Hostel, Leipzig – Germany

Hostel Name: Ost-Apotheke Hostel Address: Wurzner Str 1, Leipzig, Germany I stayed at the Ost-Apotheke Hostel in Leipzig Germany. I was hosted by Hostels Club, who picked out the hostel for my stay. Leipzig is has had a bit of a renaissance over the last few years and has even been called the new Berlin. […]

Hostel Review: Generator Hostel Hamburg, Germany

Hostel Name: Generator Hostel Hamburg Address: Steintorpl. 3, Hamburg, Germany I stayed at the Generator Hostel in Hamburg, Germany. I stayed as a guest of the hostel who provided a private room for a night. I am familiar with the Generator Hostels brand, which has hostels in cities around Europe. They are one of the […]