Although not a real holiday in Germany, there’s something about Thanksgiving that makes us want to mark it in a special way. And no, it’s not about the turkey and the sweet potatoes and cranberry sauce. Let’s face it, half of Berlin won’t come near meat! It’s about the fact that it’s the only holiday that makes people really go deep into themselves and vocalize what they are grateful for. Giving gratitude out loud might make you feel awkward at first, but it can also be one of the most rewarding experiences. So, to help spread the joy of gratitude, here are 5 things we are grateful for at The Circus.

  1. Our staff

Having not one, not two, but three houses that accommodate travelers from all over the world day in and day out, night or day, rain or shine, means that we need our staff to be on their toes 24/7. And yes, we know that night shifts can get super long and lonely, that the Hotel can be as busy as the rush hour in Tokyo and that the breakfast buffet at the Hostel requires punctuality of a Swiss clock. This is why our first and biggest THANK YOU goes to our amazing staff that helps us give our guests the best experience we possibly can!

  1. Our guests

In case you haven’t noticed by now, we are big on people. And having the unique opportunity to meet new ones every day just makes us burst with joy! This is why our guests are second on the list of what we are most grateful for. And there’s so many reasons for it. From wonderful stories we get to hear, to the good times we share during our Behind The Curtain tours, our guests really make every day at The Circus special. So THANK YOU to all of you who have stayed with us, are staying with us and will stay with us!

  1. Our neighborhood

Mitte has changed a lot since the first day we opened the door of our quirky hostel. But the one thing that has stayed the same is the incredible support we give and receive from our neighbors and all sorts of businesses that have sprung up like mushrooms after rain in these 20 years. Ocelot bookstore holds a special place in our heart as our favorite bookstore with a soul. THANK YOU all our lovely neighbors!

  1. Our partners

From all the wonderful collaborations that made Behind The Curtain possible, to Brewer’s Berlin Tours, building strong relationships has always been (and always will be) in our core. THANK YOU to all the wonderful partners we are lucky to work with!

  1. Gustav

In case you haven’t noticed him, Gustav is our famous giraffe, the proud mascot of The Circus. He keeps an eye on everyone and makes sure things are running smoothly and everyone has a smile on their face. Well, kind of an impossible task but really, what can we expect from a giraffe made entirely of recycled flip flops? You’ll find his mini versions inside our hotel rooms. Their job is to help you sleep feeling safe and sound. So THANK YOU Gustav and all your little helpers!