A chance to spend the night on the site of a former brewery – an unforgettable experience in Berlin! The Pfefferbett Hostel Berlin is located on the historic "Pfefferberg" area in one of Berlin’s hippest and trendiest districts - Prenzlauer Berg. Right next to our hostel you’ll find artists' workshops, galleries, a theater, restaurants and a beer garden with its own brewery - they all breathe new life into the industrial heritage-protected area.
During the building’s reconstruction in 2007 the modern interior design was conceptualised in stylish contrast to the industrial architecture of the 19th century. In the 20 feet high lobby, with its historical ceiling and contemporary wall paintings, the coming together of past and present is particularly apparent. With the plain forms, materials and colors the furnishings of the hostel contribute to the unique atmosphere of old and new.
The central location and the good travel connections make the Pfefferbett particularly attractive for all Berlin travelers. The underground station "Senefelderplatz" (underground line 2 or U2), that runs from the eastern inner-city via Alexanderplatz and Potsdamer Platz to the "City West", Zoologischer Garten, is located right next to the "Pfefferberg" area. "Hackescher Markt", Mauerpark, the Museum Island and the boulevard "Unter den Linden" are within 15-20 minute walking distance and the nearby neighborhood scene offers something for every taste – a weekly market, restaurants, bars, clubs, authentic shops, a lot of different bio products and, of course, the famous “Castingallee” are right around the corner!
The Pfefferbett Hostel is a social enterprise and part of a nonprofit organization called "VIA Unternehmensverbund". Our team consists of people with and without disabilities, who are working together just fine.
Why is there a bear lying in a beer barrel? And what about pfeffer?
Pfeffer (the German word for pepper) has nothing to do with spicing things up a little but everything with a certain brew master named Joseph Pfeffer, who founded a brewery on this very spot in 1842 and gave his name to the industrial area. You'll find our hostel in the former fermenting cellar, where the beer barrels were once stored. And the Berlin Bear is lying in one of those because we're all typical Berliners. We're good at getting creative with the wastelands and unused industrial spaces, the city is rightfully famous for (and there have been plenty of them since the fall of the wall.) And our hostel has certainly breathed some new life into this one.
Our team consists of typical Berliners too. We’re living in Berlin. We were born in Berlin... or perhaps in some other part of the country, or somewhere in Europe, South America, Africa or Asia... in other words, typical Berliners!
Photos courtesy of Pfefferwerk e.V.