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Eastern Comfort Berlin
Sleep on the waves

Welcome to Berlins Hostelboat

Eastern Comfort Berlin Reception
Comfortable cabins for every budget with unbeatable views.
Boats with history & environmentally friendly
Original and quirky accomodation idea in Berlin
Eastern Comfort Berlin Bridge

Experience an adventure

directly beside the berlin Wall and Oberbaumbrücke

Berlins most beautiful bridge

Welcome Onboard

Welcome to the virtual home of the Eastern Comfort Hostelboats and the Floating Lounge. Our hotel is moored directly between Berlin´s lively districts of Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain, and we´re proud to be regularly named as one of Berlins best hotels.

Both of our hotels are open all year round for booking. Get to know our friendly Eastern Comfort Crew and discover the best that Berlin has to offer.

Eastern Comfort Kabinen

€16+ /Night
  • Bunk Beds
  • Amazing views

Dorm Room

€68+ /Night
  • Large Rooms
  • WC / Shower
  • Large Bed
  • Amazing views

First Class Cabin

€58+ /Night
  • WC / Shower
  • Double Bed
  • Bunk Beds
  • Portholes

Second Class Cabin

€68+ /Night
  • WC / Shower
  • Bunk beds
  • Portholes
  • Amazing view

Four Bed Cabin

1st class cabin 360° tour

2nd class cabin 360° tour

Western Comfort Kabinen

€44+ /Night
  • Large Bed
  • Large Windows
  • Amazing view

Western Single

€50+ /Night
  • Large Bed
  • Bunk Beds
  • Large Windows
  • Amazing Views

Western 3 Bed

€15+ /Night
  • Large Lockbox
  • Amazing Views

Tent on the roof

What we offer

24 Hour Access

Free City Map

Boat Mooring

Cash and Card

Free WiFi

Muntilingual Crew

Breakfast

4PM Check In

Bike Rental

Event Location

Bar Lounge

Laundry Service

Information about our boats

Eastern Comfort

class description price / cabin from
a. 1. class Spacious double bed cabin, bathroom 78,- €
b. 1. class Spacious single bed cabin, bathroom 68,- €
c. 2. class Double bed cabin, bathroom 68,- €
d. 2. class Single bed cabin, bathroom 58,- €
f. 2. class 3 bed cabin, bathroom 81,- €
g. 2. class 4 bed cabin, bathroom 96,- €
i. 2. class 4 bed cabin, per guest, bathroom 19,- € *
j. 3. class Dorm cabin, shared bathroom 16,- € *
5% Bed Tax Incl.

On Weekends there is a minimum two night stay.
On holidays, there is a 5 € surcharge per person.
For events, there are special prices.
Breakfast Buffet all-you-can-eat 6 €.

Prices shown set from January 2017 until January 2018

Looking for an original gift?

How about a voucher for your loved one? With us you can simply buy, download, and print out your voucher. We´ve even got two possible designs: Portholes or Fish.
The vouchers are functional once we send you the voucher number, which we will do, once we´ve received payment.

Western Comfort

class description price / cabin from
h. 2. class three bed cabin, community shower 60,- € *
e. 2. class double bed cabin, community shower 50,- € *
l. 2. class single bed cabin, community shower 44,- € *
k. 3. class tent / open air on upper deck 15,- € (25,- € double) *
5% Bed Tax Incl.

* Bedsheets/Towel not included in price. We offer these for a once off payment of 5€ per person, or you can bring your own to save money.

On Weekends there is a minimum two night stay.
On holidays, there is a 5 € surcharge per person.
For events, there are special prices.
Breakfast Buffet all-you-can-eat 6 €.

Prices shown set from January 2017 until January 2018

Looking for an original gift?

How about a voucher for your loved one? With us you can simply buy, download, and print out your voucher. We´ve even got two possible designs: Portholes or Fish.
The vouchers are functional once we send you the voucher number, which we will do, once we´ve received payment.

Welcome to the virtual home of the Eastern Comfort Hostelboats and the Floating Lounge. Our hotel is moored directly between Berlin´s lively districts of Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain, and we´re proud to be regularly named as one of Berlins best hotels.

Both of our hotels are open all year round for booking. Get to know our friendly Eastern Comfort Crew and discover the best that Berlin has to offer.

Sleep on the waves of the spree: That´s what Berlins only Hostelboats, Eastern Comfort and Western Comfort offer. We´re moored in a perfect location at Oberbaumbrücke between the two coolest districts in the city, Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain. It´s easy to find trendy bars, famous clubs, and cool galleries within a couple of minutes walk from our boats.

Just twenty meters away, the East Side gallery stretches out for over a kilometre, the longest remaining part of the Berlin wall. We are plonked directly in the previous dead mans land border between east and west. There are hardly any areas in the capital with such historical value as our location.

Capt´n Edgar and his crew are looking forward to welcoming you to our very special atmosphere here onboard.

We´re open all year round, and even in the colder seasons, we´ll still warm you up. In summer, our spot is a proper hit in the city. On our deck terrace, you can enjoy the light breeze of the spree river with a cold drink in your hand and the sun in your face. You can also romanticize under the stars for your stay on our open air tent deck.

Altogether, we´ve got 43 available guest cabins, from our first class variation with panorama river views, to the most economical dorm beds with shared bathrooms. We´ve got an option for all budgets and tastes, from backpackers, couples, families, or groups.

You don´t have to worry about See-sickness by the way. At night is the Spree as still as a pond, and the boat floats perfectly still. Sometime the boat may move slightly as river traffic passes by, but this will only rock you in your sleep as if you were in a cot.

The Eastern Comfort offers various meeting points, both outside and in. At the Reception Area, at the main entrance area of the ship, you can find the main common area with a Television, Internet enabled computers, and a pay telephone.

Our highlight onboard, is our Floating Lounge on the top deck. Available here are Coffees, Cocktails, Beers, Softdrinks, and Snacks, not to mention the beautiful view of the river Spree thrown in for good measure.

Outside on the decks of the boats, one can indulge enjoy our smoking areas. Indoors however, smoking is not permitted… anywhere!

On Eastern Comfort, we´ve got 25 cabins in first and second class, all come with WC/Shower included.

Floating directly alongside, is the sister ship, Western Comfort, with it´s 18 triple/double/single cabins. Here, the toilets and showers are in a central spot outside the cabins. For all guests who want to spare their wallets, Western Comfort is a cheaper alternative to Eastern Comfort.

All services such as Breakfast and Reception can be found on the Eastern Comfort, which is of course, also available for the enjoyment of guests of Western.

All cabins in both ships have large windows, such as Portholes etc., and we offer either a view directly onto the East Side Gallery in the direction of Friedrichshain, or into Kreuzberg from across the Spree river.

In our Floating Lounge, you can grab a freshly pulled beer, Cocktails, Coffee, or snacks, and relax after a heavy day of city life. Both of our large outside decks belong to the lounge area, and feature wonderful views of Berlin – westwards towards the TV Tower in Mitte, and eastwards towards the Molecule Men in Treptow.

Regular dates include our weekly Wednesday Language Night, alongside various concerts partyies, and public viewing events. You can also exclusively rent out the lounge, and a number of staff, for your private party or conference, for up to 100 people. For obvious reasons, the locations is especially loved for use in engagement parties.

Our current Hostelboat began its life in 1991 in Genthin (Sachsen-Anhalt) under the name “Friedrich der Große”. It was originally supposed to be delivered to the Potsdamer Passanger Navigation Company White Fleet with it´s sister ship as a towboat on German canals and rivers. This never came about however, and the ship was used for a time as an unfixed hotel in Potsdam, and later sold in the North Sea. In Wilhelmshaven, the extra restaurant level was added, and the ship was used as the “Rüstringer Friese” Hotel Ship during the Hanover Expo in 2000.

After a number of years of vacancy, not to mention lengthy negotiations, the boat was acquired by the current owner, the globetrotter and architect Edgar Schmidt von Groeling, and brought at great expense to its current location in Berlin. In 2005, the Eastern Comfort Hostelboat opened it´s hatches to the global public.

The ship names Eastern and Western Comfort are a reference to our original locations on the eastern and western banks of the Spree, proximity to the East Side Gallery, and to emphasize the standard of comfort one can expect with us.

For boat experts who what to know the details: The Eastern Comfort is a pontoon-like floating hotel without a drive, but instead, has it´s own fresh water and waste water tanks, and our own water treatment plant. The ship has its own fire pumps, and two hydraulic bulkhead doors in the hallway of the basement, which can be sealed off in case of emergency or accident. The outer skin is made of 8mm Plate Steel.

  • For resource conservation, we have installed a solar thermal system which heats more than enough water on board, during sunny days. We are also planning a solar system to generate electricity, while our current oil heating system will soon be replaced by a heat pump or hydrogen heating.
  • Since 2008, from every booking, we donate a fixed amount to a charity of our choice, which is picked yearly. Currently we are helping an adult education project in South Africa which Capt´n Edgar knows personally.
  • Since 2010, we´ve also been supporting the TARGET e.V. Projektorganised by the German human rights activist Rüdiger Nehberg. The main objective of this organisation is to end female genital mutilation in Ethiopia and Mauritius. This is a project we really want to help, and 10c per booked room per day goes to this project. Which reaches up to 1450€ per year.
    • Water: Heated using solar radiation
    • Heat: Geothermal
    • Light: Energy efficient LEDs
    • Power: Your phone, and our lights, are powered using solar power
    • Groceries: Delivered using an electric car and electric bike
    • Boat tours: We use an electric boat
    • Our surroundings: For water birds and animals, we´ve created nests

    You can also do your part. Please spare drinking water, and turn out your light when you leave the room.

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