Residence Berlin River

Our residential facility is located on one of the most colorful, lively boulevards in the city - Oranienburger Street - and classes are held at our school next to Checkpoint Charlie, just a short 15 minutes ride by U-Bahn. Participants are accommodated in multi-bed rooms in the Meininger Hotel Berlin-Mitte.



Age group:
14 - 17 years

Distance from school:
15 minutes by U-Bahn

Room type:
6- or 4-bed rooms

private in room

3 meals per day

free WIFI

Laundry room:
available for a fee


Sunday 4 pm - 8 pm

Saturday 8 am - 11 am


did deutsch-institut Berlin
River Residenz

Oranienburger Str. 67-68
10117 Berlin

Frequently Asked Questions

How are the rooms and building furnished?

How are the rooms and building furnished?

All rooms are furnished with:

  • Bunkbeds, wardrobe for clothing storage
  • Bath with shower and toilet en suite
  • Bed linens and towels

Infrastructure of the youth hotel:

  • free WIFI throughout entire building
  • PC terminals in the lobby
  • Inner courtyard to relax in

Worth knowing:

  • On arrival you receive fresh towels: exchanged 2x per week
  • On arrival you receive fresh bed linens: exchanged once per week
  • You must bring your own beach towels (i.e., for the swimming pool)
  • Cleaning service included
  • Sunday afternoons you can do your laundry in a nearby laundromat (accompanied by one of our staff).

Are there house rules?

Are there house rules?

We all want to spend an awesome summer together. With so many different personality types, a few rules are necessary. Please read through our school rules carefully and sign them, together with your parents.

We will email you the rules with the booking confirmation. These include information about behavior, quiet hours and other important points about the stay for you and your parents. 

What are the meal arrangements?

What are the meal arrangements?

Full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) is included when you book a stay in the residence. This means you will receive three meals a day.

The first meal on the day of arrival is dinner, the last meal on the day of departure is breakfast.

Breakfast in Germany and Austria is typically cold (i.e., bread or roll, cereal, butter, egg, sausage or jam, juice, water or tea).

For lunch you will make a sack lunch, which you will put together yourself, consisting of a sandwich, fruit, a sweet snack and a drink.

The third meal is dinner, which will also be served buffet style and will include a salad bar.

With advance warning we are able to accommodate allergies and special diets. A surcharge may be required.

Sample weekly menu: PDF

With whom will I live?

With whom will I live?

Our summer course participants in Berlin stay at the Meininger Hotel Berlin-Mitte "Humboldthaus." This youth hotel provides us with several floors of rooms for our students. In the lobby there is a comfortable lounge with PC terminals. You can buy extra snacks and drinks from the vending machines and can relax and hang out in the quiet inner courtyard.

You will generally be supervised by our team the entire time. It is possible you may be unsupervised for short periods, for example, between or during activities. During these times you will be exploring the area in groups of at least three participants (in accordance with our school rules). If you and your parents prefer more freedom, we recommend one of our courses with host family lodging. Of course, in the hotel itself you can move about freely. There will be a contact person available to you at all times.

You will be sharing your room with other international course participants from did deutsch-institut. We will try as often as possible not to house you with individuals of the same nationality or native tongue. We can't guarantee this, however. If you would like to share a room with a friend, please let us know when you register and be sure to book the same room category.

What else do I need to know?

What else do I need to know?

You and your parents will receive a copy of the school rules with the booking confirmation and invoice.

Shortly before your arrival you will receive our program handbook with further information about your stay and a checklist of what you should bring along.

Please bring €50 in cash with you when you come. If you do not cause any damage during your stay and return the key / keycard, the €50 will be refunded on the day of departure.

Your parents will be personally responsible to the lodging operator for any damages you cause. We recommend all participants be covered by renter's liability insurance. Your parents can purchase coverage here: Care Concept Care Protector. Should you accidentally cause any damage, the insurance may cover the costs in full or in part