Prague, Czech Republic
We spent two days in Berlin and then took a train to Prague. When we arrived in Prague we chose to just walk to our hostel from the train station, which wasn't too bad. Seeing as this was my first trip abroad, this was my first experience staying in hostels.
I'll jump back for a minute and talk about our Berlin hostel experience. Everything was fine and dandy. We had a room with three other beds. The one guy was a bit older so it was kind of odd that he was staying in a hostel, but we were like whatever.......UNTIL HE SNORED SO LOUD AND WOKE EVERYONE UP. It was literally crazy. My friend Maggie went so far as to actually wake him up and tell him to roll over or something. He sounded like a freaking freight train. My only words of advice to people would be, if you know that you snore really loudly....probably don't stay in a hostel because everyone will want to murder you. Needless to say we didn't get much sleep, and we just like like...come on dude!!!
FYI, we used hostel world to book all of our hostels and I would definitely recommend using it. You can see reviews and pictures and proximity to the train station and other points of interest. Staying in hostels is by far the most cost effective way to stay in Europe. I spent like $100 total for all 6 nights I was in Europe!! But if you are someone who likes their alone time, it's probably not the best way to go. That was the biggest down side; I never had like an hour or two by myself with no other people around... and you kind of feel like you don't really have your own space at all..if you get a shared room. But those were the only two negatives.
Anyway back to Prague. It is a beautiful city!! It was definitely more scenic to me than Berlin. You can see from the pictures below. We did a tour of Prague Castle and the view from there was amazing!! Also, Prague is really cheap, so if you want a city that's fun and doesn't cost much...definitely stop by.