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About The Circus

The Circus Family

About The Circus

The Circus GbR own and operate three houses on and around Rosenthaler Platz in Berlin-Mitte. With the Circus Hostel, Hotel and Apartments, the company provides a range of accommodation options from dorm beds to luxury boutique apartments based on a common philosophy of hospitality based on the social nature of travel and sustainability.

Our Manifesto
The Circus stands for…

Travel as a means of social connection and communication.

Welcoming travellers in a way we’d like to be welcomed ourselves.

A connection to our surroundings and a commitment to our neighbourhood.

Hospitality that is sustainable for our staff, our city and the environment.

Autonomy and independence as an owner-operated business.

Company Structure

The Circus Hostel, Hotel and Apartments are owned and operated by The Circus GbR, a private unlimited company established in Berlin in 1997, owned by five shareholders – Andreas Becker, Andreas Digel, Christian Göppert, Andrew ‘Jim’ Hadfield and Tilman Hierath.

The five shareholders all represent the company fully and individually, with unlimited signing rights. All five work for the company full time.

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Hospitality and Sustainability

The Circus philosophy of hospitality is about welcoming our guests in a way that makes them feel safe, comfortable and best placed to experience everything Berlin has to offer. We understand that different guests have different requirements – and have created a range of accommodation options with this in mind – but that fundamentally our aim has always been to create an environment where all our guests, our staff and ourselves can come together on the basis of equal communication.

The connection to our neighbourhood and to the wider city of Berlin is important to us and fundamental to the identity of The Circus. This is reflected in our services, in which we aim to bring together all our accumulated knowledge and experience of the city and make it available to our guests, perhaps best exemplified through our Behind the Curtain programme. But our connection to the city also informs operational decisions, such as our choice of suppliers and business partners.

Ultimately this is linked to our understanding of sustainable tourism. Our commitment to people and our neighbourhood means that everyone who works at The Circus is directly employed – we do not outsource any of our operations – and we concentrate on using local infrastructures when outside expertise is needed.

In addition, we have a commitment to environmentally friendly infrastructure and policies, including low impact cooling and heating systems, solar panels at The Circus Hotel, minimal waste standards, biodegradable and organic cosmetics and green cleaning products. At The Circus Hotel the air conditioning system is based in large parts on innovative clay-cooling technologies, with excess heating turned into electricity.

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Discover the history

of our neighbourhood – Rosenthaler Platz

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Timeline

History

1997

The first Circus Hostel opens its doors on the street ‘Am Zirkus’, from which the hostel takes its name. The first hostel has forty beds. 

1999

The Circus Hostel moves to Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße and a new ninety bed hostel, reflecting the ever increasing demand during the first two years of the company’s existence.

2001

Further expansion comes with the opening of The Circus Hostel on Weinbergsweg at Rosenthaler Platz. With the two locations, The Circus can host over three hundred guests in accommodation ranging from classic hostel doors to penthouse apartments.

 

2006

A further renovation at Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße is undertaken in time for the Football World Cup, hosted by Germany. Later in the year the hostel on Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße is sold and plans for The Circus Hotel begin.

2008

The Circus Hotel on Rosenthaler Straße opens, across the square from The Circus Hostel on Weinbergsweg.

2010

With the complete renovation of The Circus Hostel, the two houses on Rosenthaler Platz can now accommodate over 350 guests.

2011

The Circus Apartments open, with 22 luxury boutique apartments for 2-6 people.

2013

A complete redesign of the ground floor of The Circus Hostel including a new lobby and lounge space.

2015

The Circus Microbrewery is opened in the basement of The Circus Hostel.

2020

A complete renovation of The Circus Hotel takes place, including a full re-design of the ground floor spaces and rooms, new air-conditioning and heating solutions, and a new gastronomy concept.

THE CIRCUS HOSTEL

Weinbergsweg 1a
10119 Berlin
Deutschland

Tel. 030 2000 39 39
Email: hostel@circus-berlin.de
Whatsapp: +49 (0) 30 2000 3939

THE CIRCUS HOTEL

Rosenthaler Straße 1
10119 Berlin
Deutschland

Tel. 030 2000 39 39
Email: hotel@circus-berlin.de
Whatsapp: +49 (0) 30 2000 3939

THE CIRCUS APARTMENTS

Choriner Straße 84
10119 Berlin
Deutschland

Tel. 030 2000 39 39
Email: hotel@circus-berlin.de
Whatsapp: +49 (0) 30 2000 3939