Sweet Rev3nge – art exhibition at the Amstel House

Ortstermin at the Amstel Hostel BerlinThe coming weekend is a special one for the Moabiters. Ortstermin, the biggest and most famous Art Festival of the Berlin District Moabit, is going to take place. Spread over the island in galleries, ateliers, culture venues up to the streets, more than 200 artists will be presenting their work inspired by a common theme, Revolution.

Attending the festival for the first time, the Amstel House is pleased to invite you to the exhibition Sweet Rev3nge, encounter and interaction between five artists: Federico Gomitolo, Martin Heiden, Julez Lefherz, Vinicius Gaspar and VJ Kalma. The exhibition will feature works of photography, video and street art.

The Opening will take place at our Lobby on May 23 at 7 p.m. Besides inspiring art, nice music and good drinks will also be part of the event.

See you there!

Amstel House Hostel | Waldenserstr. 31, 10551 Berlin

23.05.2014, 7p.m

New York hot spots

top tips new york

WHERE TO SLEEP
We are smitten with Ace Hotel. From tiny rooms to loft, they are al dandy spectacular and at a perfect location in the center of Manhattan.Since its opening in 2012 we added a new favorite to our wish list; the Whyte Hotel (picture above) in the hot & hip Williamsburg (Brooklyn) area.

Although nothing is cheap in the Big Apple, for one night at these two hotels you can get the royal treatment at the Amstel House Berlin for over a week so let’s get more realistic… More budget friendly options are Continue reading

easy backpacker recipes – noodles

backpacker recipeInstant noodles, cornflakes and canned hotdogs are probably the most common easy backpacker meals you’ll spot in a hostel kitchen. Here’s a new idea. Forget about your ’just add water-noodles’. You can do better than that! Noodles are cheap, really simple to prepare and you easily turn them into a healthy meal. They’re quick as well, imagine that it will take as long as Mr. Scruff’s Fresh Noodle song to prepare them.

We substituted normal noodles for buckwheat noodles, because buckwheat is energizing, nutritious, and a good source of magnesium and fibers which makes this dish a perfect base for a night out.

Ingredients (serves 2)
200 gr buckwheat noodles
2 hands full of mushrooms (shiitake or any other kind of mushrooms, shitake or any
1 tbsp olive oil
Seasalt and pepper to season Continue reading

ANTWERP HOT SPOTS

antwerp tipsNice food, yummy chocolates, great beers and a vibrant night life. What’s not to love about Antwerp? A great stop over if you’re travelling between Amsterdam and Paris! With our hot spot tips below you will get the most out of Antwerp.

WHERE TO START YOUR DAY
Get your wake up shot at Kolonel Coffee. It’s the absolute best start of your day. Whether it is recovering from a hangover or getting ready for some city exploring. Kobe is the young barista who Continue reading

easy backpacker recipe – hamburger

backpacker recipeEverybody likes burgers and off course we have the best easy backpacker recipe for you! At Amstel, we are famous for our summer Burger BBQs. It has been known to start a good party or two. Home made burgers taste so much better than the ones you buy in the supermarket, but if you’re really running out of time, you could use those as a base as well.

Ingredients (serves 2)
1/2 zucchini, cut into 1/2 inch rounds
1/2 eggplant, cut into 1/2 inch rounds
2 tomatoes, cut into 1/2 inch rounds Continue reading

easy backpacker recipes – lemon pie

backpacker recipe

Imagine travelling with a bunch of new friends and then you discover that one is having his birthday the next day. What’s better than a home made birthday cake? Here’s the easy backpacker recipe of a super easy water-in-the-mouth lemon cake that’s going to impress everyone and doesn’t request a lot of baking tools. Heck, who needs a birthday? Start baking already…

Ingredients
250 gr butter
500 gr all-purpose flour
4 eggs Continue reading

easy backpacker recipe – ceviche

backpackers recipeCeviche is a traditional Peruvian dish consisting of fresh fish cooked raw in lemon juice and served with sweet potato and corn. We created a million different variations, always based on local or seasonal ingredients. Here’s one of the easiest, hostel proof ceviche recipes. We used rosemary, but you can add any herbs you desire. Coriander and basil go well together as well.

Ingredients (serves 2)
200 gr. White fish filet (dorade, cod, seabrass, …), raw shrimps or a mix, in chunks
1 Zucchini, cut into 1/2 inch rounds
1 Onion, chopped in rings Continue reading

TOP 10 BEST TRAVEL APPS

top 10 best travel appsTravel super light with little more than your smart phone and passport! We have collected the top 10 best travel apps for you. With the Amstel House free wifi you can start exploring these awesome apps from the moment you arrive!

Off course Google Maps, Whatsapp and Skype are already on your smart phone. As well as – probably the most handy app of them all when searching for your bunkbed in the middle of the night without waking up all the roomies… – your FLASHLIGHT. So without further ado here’s the rest … Continue reading