Roomsurfer travel blog

Quick guide to Berlin neighborhoods – part II: Kreuzberg

Post by Michael W. on 05/08/2014

Deciding where to move in a city you don’t know is tough. It is after all a very important decision; it will have a big impact on how your life and how you experience the city. It will influence your daily life and what kind of people you’re going to meet because distances here are quite long so you’re likely to spend a lot of time in your neighborhood. Many people in Berlin stay in their neighborhood 99% of the time so you should take your time for choosing the right neighborhood.

Berlin, Rooms Berlin, Accomodation Berlin

Best Summer Music Festivals in-n-around Berlin!

Post by Michael W. on 12/06/2014

As any “20 something” tourist in the city will tell you: Berlin is known for its vibrant music scene. This love affair is especially apparent in the summer months, where various music festival, open airs and events leave the city sleepless. Below you can find a list of some of the best music festival taking place this year this summer in Berlin: 1. Berlin Festival (5th-7th of September)

Festival Berlin

Living with Germans – part I

Post by Michael W. on 27/05/2014

There are many things that can be said about Germans, some true, some not. But there are certain “tendencies” in German behaviors that you should know about in order to avoid the so called “culture shock”. Even more if you consider sharing a flat with a German, there are some things you might need to know.

Living in Berlin, Berlin WG

The Simplicity of a House or Flat Rental

Post by Michael W. on 23/05/2014

Renting a flat or house can be very exciting for most. The idea of finding a new place to live, possibly your first place or the first time you’ve ventured out on your own makes it absolutely invigorating. On the other hand, it’s also a bit much to take in if you’ve never rented or purchased a home before because the process can seem a bit overwhelming. In order to make the experience an enjoyable as well as a rewarding one, there are a few steps that you can take as you move on to the next journey of your life.


Finding a Place to Call Home in Sydney

Post by Michael W. on 20/05/2014

Moving to a whole new country / city can be very intimidating. It can be tough to find a place to call your own, settle in and start living life in another country. A place to lay your head is essential if you’re going to enjoy your time, especially in Australia. Plan to Stay Nearby

Sydney, Flatshare

Car-sharing for the future: Our round-up of the best new deals

Post by Majdi A. on 30/04/2014

Summer’s here and while it’s great to while away beautiful days on the balcony or in your local park, we know that sometimes you just need to get away. Days in the countryside, camping trips, visiting relatives out of town… sounds wonderful, right?

Car-sharing, Berlin, Germany, Spain, collaborative consumption

Three steps to seeing Madrid in a day

Post by Majdi A. on 14/10/2013

First of all, the most important way to start your day in Madrid is with a good breakfast and by putting on some comfy shoes in preparation for a day of sightseeing. We recommend Plaza Callao as a starting point: it’s a popular meeting point, full of people and shops, and also home to a famous cinema. Step one: see

madrid, tourism, food, party, sightseeing

Join the newest trend in foodie travelling: EatWith

Post by Majdi A. on 08/08/2013

EatWith is the most delicious way to travel: meet new people, try new dishes, and be part of the latest foodie trend. EatWith is an online community that connects passionate home cooks with travellers and locals around the dining table. There is no better way to meet people when you are travelling, and when there is great food the experience is unforgettable.

Barcelona, Spain, food and drink, collaborative consumption

Introducing Trip4real

Post by Majdi A. on 06/08/2013

“What makes a trip incredible is the people you meet there and the feeling of being immersed in the local culture” Do you agree? At Roomsurfer, we certainly do and so does our most recent partner from Spain, Trip4real. So, if you’re planning a trip to Spain any time soon, you’d better keep reading! What are they about? Trip4real offers you…

local travel, Spain, Barcelona, activities

Travel like a local: Munich guide for absolute beginners

Post by Majdi A. on 26/07/2013

Munich is more than the city where millions of people get drunk at Oktoberfest. The city is at the epicentre of Bavarian culture and from pretzels to sausage to beer, the cultural flavours of Southern Germany are as diverse as the region’s topography. Our friends at GoEuro kindly put together this mini travel guide to give you the hippest advice on how to experience Munich like a local.

local travel, Germany, budget travel, Munich