Arrival

Location

The Alcatraz Backpacker Hostel is located in the lively district of Prenzlauer Berg. Alexanderplatz and the city center with the main sights Berlin is known for can be reached within 3 stops with the metro-line U2.

The following metro stops are close to Alcatraz Backpacker Hostel:

 

Eberswalder Straße

Just 200 metres away from the hostel. Metro line U2 runs here and takes you to Alexanderplatz and the city-centre.  Also, the tram-lines M10 (from Nordbahnhof to Warschauer Straße) and M1 (from Pankow to the city-centre) stop here.

 

Milastraße

Only 50 metres away from the hostel, tram-line M1 stops here and takes you directly to the city centre.

 

Schönhauser Allee

About 600 metres or 8 walking minutes away from the hostel you find the metro stop "Schönhauser Allee". Here you can catch the circle line S41 and S42 as well as line S9 which takes you directly to the Airport Schönefeld.

 

How do you get to the hostel?

 

from Tegel Airport:

Enter bus TXL and buy your ticket for zones AB inside the bus. You ride the bus until you reach station "S Beusselstraße". Here, you change to the Metro (your ticket is still valid) and take the train S41. Once you reach the station "S+U Schönhauser Allee" you exit the train and leave the station to the left onto Schönhauser Allee. You will reach the hostel after about 500 metres on the right side of the street. The ride from the airport to the hostel takes about 45 minutes.

 

from Schönefeld Airport:

Walk to the Metro-Station of the airport. At the station, you buy your ticket for zones ABC at one of the vending machines. Next, look for the platform with the "S" signs next to the stairs leading upwards. These stairs lead to the platform you need to go to! On the platform, validate your ticket and board train S9. Once you reach the station "S+U Schönhauser Allee" you exit the train and leave the station to the left onto Schönhauser Allee. You will reach the hostel after about 500 metres on the right side of the street. The ride from Schönefeld airport to the hostel takes about 1 hour.

 

from the train-station (Berlin Hbf):

Leave the station towards the exit "Europaplatz" and walk to the tram station. Here, you board the next tram of line M1 towards "Warschauer Straße". Buy your ticket for zones AB inside the tram at the vending machine (you will need coins!). The ticket is validated already. Ride the tram until the stop "U Eberswalder Straße" and exit the tram. Now you walk onto the street "Schönhauser Allee" to the left. You will reach the hostel after about 300 metres on the left side of the street. The ride from the train-station to the hostel takes about 20 minutes.

 

from the bus-station ZOB:

Walk to the metro station "ICC Messe Nord". On the platform of the station, buy your ticket for zones AB at one of the vending machines. Do not forget to validate your ticket! Board the next train of line S41. Once you reach the station "S+U Schönhauser Allee" you exit the train and leave the station to the left onto Schönhauser Allee. You will reach the hostel after about 500 metres on the right side of the street. The ride from the bus-station to the hostel takes about 30 minutes.

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