For lodging I stayed at the Wombats. Overall, it was a good place to crash, but after doing tours every day I was there I simply didn’t hang out much. My roommates were from Canada and Australia who were all super nice. The 6 person room also had a private bathroom, which was also a plus. Oh, and it has a rooftop bar with some great views! https://www.wombats-hostels.com/berlin/ Wombats City Hostel Berlin
This hostel is literally a stones through away from the Temple Bar and the tourist bar area. It was a lot of fun being that close to everything. Obviously, it puts you in the middle of the tourist areas, so you’ll need a plan in order to experience something more than being in a tourist trap situation. Location Barnacles Temple Bar House 19 Temple Lane Temple Bar, Dublin 2 Dublin
I thought this place was nice. I didn’t spend a lot of time there. I stayed one night there, traveled to Bruges for a night. Then went back to Brussels for a night. I literally just used it as a crash pad, meaning I really didn’t meet anyone while here. Not being there for consecutive days was the main reason. Also, I simply didn’t have a lot of time and was trying to see as much of Brussels as possible.
Honestly, I choose this hostel because of a combination of reviews, having a close tube station (Borough), and being walking distance to The Ministry of Sound. This ended up being a great choice for all three reasons. I ended up closing the Ministry of SOund at around 6:30 am one night. I remember walking back from the club and people were walking around dressed up going to work. It was odd.