Prince Book Now
(The Artist Formerly Known as) Prince
Let purple rain over you in the PRINCE room. Located on the third floor, PRINCE features a queen size bed, air conditioning, and a bath with a large whirlpool tub. PRINCE guests also have shared access to a full kitchen with stove top, toaster oven, and mini fridge, as well as a lounging and seating area for the exclusive use of our private room guests. The 16 meter bedroom features two skylights, mini fridge, coffee maker, and clothing rack. The bed also contains two 70 cm x 71 cm drawers and a separate cabinet for storage.
Heartthrob. Virtuoso. Icon. The artist formerly known as Prince showed us all what it really was to be a star. What he lacked in height, he made up for in vivacious personality and talent in spades. His wide range of vocal ability combined with his unmatched androgynous and flamboyant stage persona saw him get to the very top of the music industry. Having released over 39 albums during his lifetime, he showed a passion for his craft that would rarely, if ever be seen again.
The purple. The love symbol instead of a name. The constant conversations about his sexual orientation, his origins, his… Size… Prince excelled at putting himself in the spotlight and leaving more questions than answers by the time he left the stage. Prince broke down gender and sexuality barriers both with his actions and his music, and will live on not only as a musical legend, but a literal style icon.
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Shhh...can you keep a secret? Creating mystery around himself and his next work was always a tactic of Prince - opting to live in seclusion and having a house full of secrets that only a select few knew about. Brix has a few secrets of its own, but one we can let you in on is that here we value the openness and confidence that people like Prince carry with such ease, a quality we work to make our own!
Quentin Tarantino Book Now
Teleport to a film fanatic’s heaven in the QUENTIN TARANTINO room. Located on the third floor, TARANTINO is an air-conditioned, 28 square meter two room suite featuring a queen bed in the bedroom and a double sleep sofa in the lounge, together accommodating 2-4 guests. The bedroom has an ensuite bath with shower, and there is a television and mini fridge in the lounge. Both rooms feature skylights, wardrobes, drawers and storage. TARANTINO guests also have shared access to a full kitchen with stove top, toaster oven, and mini fridge, as well as a lounge area, for the dedicated use of our private room guests.
Ear cutting, syringe stabbing, and impromptu twist dance competitions live in the hearts of all film fanatics. The Hollywood giant and cinematic innovator Quentin Tarantino is known for his visually shocking elements, his non-linear use of time, and star ensemble casting. This film genius has made us all a little more twisted and a bit darker on the inside. He changed the way that cinema dealt with violence, drugs and time in storytelling approach leaving his stylistic fingerprints in many others' works. Admit it - if you’re a film addict, you had that Uma Thurman smoking a cigarette Pulp Fiction poster hanging over your college dorm bed.
How did Tarantino build a bridge between pretentious film majors who smoke Marlboro Ice and theatre kids who harmonize with every song on the radio? Movies that change ANYONE’S perspective, of course. Ultimately, it was Tarantino’s unique style-driven epic stories that led him to success, with references to various avant-garde movements in his productions, from meme culture to pop art to the kung-fu movie genres of the 80’s & 90’s, Tarantino brought audiences from all over the world together with his art by masterfully mixing culture with fairytales, and history with fantasy. What’s not to love?
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Make your own ensemble film. Find your own standard-bearing style. Become visually imprinted. Break the rules. Inspire others. Tarantino’s gift to us is his willingness to challenge convention, and to find expression through a uninhibited and original artistic vocabulary.
Tycho Brahe Book Now
For those with an inquisitive mind towards the heavens, TYCHO BRAHE is the room for you. Located on the third floor, BRAHE is an 11 square meter, air-conditioned room with a double bed, television and ensuite bathroom with shower. Two skylights above the bed allow you to stargaze without leaving the comfort of your duvet. Guests also have access to a shared full kitchen with stove top, toaster oven, and mini fridge, used exclusively by our private room guests.
Tycho Brahe invented the idea of work hard and play harder in the 16th century. Born a Danish noblemen, he planned to pursue study of the law. For young Brahe, it took one solar eclipse to convince him to change his path of study and to pursue astronomy. He was brilliant, secretive and stubborn to a fault. So much so that on a dark night in December of 1566, he challenged his third cousin Manderup Parsberg to a duel over a mathematical equation, resulting in losing his nose to Parsberg’s sword in the darkness. He was famed for wearing a prosthetic golden nose since that incident. Even though he couldn’t smell, that didn’t inhibit his ability to see and to discover new stars, make new observations about the moon, the planets and the solar system, and to see the universe as what it is: expansive and heliocentric.
His astronomical achievements landed him an invitation by the Bohemian King and Holy Roman Emperor Ruoldph II as the official imperial astronomer in the City of Magic, Prague. It was here that he developed the Rudolphine Tables with his then-assistant Johannes Kepler detailing star catalogues and planetary tables using observational data. His fascination with the unknown didn’t stop at the night sky, he was also an avid astrologer and experimented extensively with alchemy.
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Tycho Brahe boldly went where no man had gone before by pioneering new approaches to observing the heavenly bodies and understanding the nature of our solar system - our current knowledge of our cosmic neighbourhood remains rooted in his work and that of his protégé, Johannes Kepler. In the heart of the city of Magic, we hope that you will find time to gaze at the night sky and embrace life’s mysteries!
Franz Kafka Book Now
Escape the Kafkaesque nightmare of ordinary existence with a night in the FRANZ KAFKA room and awaken metamorphosed into your best self. Located on the third floor, KAFKA features two twin beds, with access to a shared bathroom with showers and toilets on the first or second floor. KAFKA guests also have shared access to the 3rd floor kitchen with stove top, toaster oven, and mini fridge, exclusively for the use of our private room guests. This 12 square meter room offers a street view and a personal work desk.
Do you ever wake up feeling like a bug? Out of place, an outsider, scurrying across the floor, and disoriented with your sudden metamorphosis? Prague-born Franz Kafka wrote novels and short stories constantly asking, “Where do I belong?” or “Where does man belong?” Growing up as the eldest child of a middle class merchant, he had major daddy issues that followed him throughout his career, at one point writing a hundred-page letter father declaring his final independence and clearing his conscience. He transformed this lack of communication into the relations between authority figures and man. Kafka championed the outsider, depicting feelings of oppression, dread, and anxiety. In a world ruled by Bureaucracy the protagonist has no power to break free. Often his stories left the meaning open to the reader’s interpretation, leading to his works being revisited over and over again.
Kafka’s use of nightmarish scenarios interrupting a protagonist’s fight against a bureaucratic power led to the term ‘Kafkaesque’ being coined to describe any overwhelming or disorienting experience in culture or arts. The Metamorphosis and The Trial are two prime examples where the main character overcomes an exorbitant ‘trial by red tape’ haunted by fragmented nightmare scenes in order to progress the story.
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Sometimes the crazy struggles of life in the hostel and beyond leave us feeling like we’re living a ‘Kafkaesque’ nightmare of our own, but they teach us lessons about struggle, fear and the importance of strong, healthy relationships to get us through the hard times. Whether we are battling faceless bureaucrats or our own inner demons, Kafka's stories teach us that while the wall of dread can sometimes be daunting, those times teach important lessons and we’re here for those too.
Steve Jobs Book Now
Embrace the future with the STEVE JOBS private room featuring two twin beds and access to shared toilet and shower facilities. Located on the second floor, STEVE JOBS is a private room with a pullout bed. Guests will have access to a shared bathroom with showers and toilets. The floor also features a full shared kitchen featuring an oven, stove, two fridges, microwave, toaster, and limited cookware. The 13m2 room offers a street view, work desk, and TV. The bed contains three 71 cm x 55 cm drawers.
Before the Kardashians, 1984 was the year that Steve Jobs broke the internet. You may not remember what team won the Superbowl that year, but how could you forget the hot-girl-swinging-a-hammer-at-robotic-men-in-suits-controlled-by-Big-Brother apple ad? Introducing Apple’s Macintosh computer for the first time, it’s an advertisement that like many of Job’s work transcends temporal boundaries. He was by all measures a man of the future, working alongside Steve Wozniak to create the technological monolith that is Apple today. Job’s resume is far from humble, funding and directing the beginning of Pixar and revolutionizing the music industry with the creation of iTunes. Whatever you do, don’t compare your CV to Steve Jobs –– you’ll be sorely disappointed.
Imagine what it would’ve been like to open up Steve Job’s closet only to find a black swarm of Issey Miyake turtlenecks. On a nearby table sits his circular wire framed glasses he purchased to imitate the likes of Ghadi. The man was particular to the point of frustration. But without his tenacity, it’s hard to imagine a reality without thin laptops that slide into your backpacks or the small rectangle we know as a mobile phone that link you to the world. We’ve developed a whole new galaxy of possibilities from the days of the Apple Macintosh, a world where technology now plays an integral part of everyday life - providing intuitive access to services and connections at the touch of a button.
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An apple a day keeps… well a lot of things away. Without the inventions of Steve Jobs we’d be pretty out of touch. We have become quite dependent on the lit up squares that we use to talk to old friends, schedule a work meeting, or watch a funny cat video. Becoming such a world-changing figure, it’s hard to maintain an air of composure - but Steve Jobs was always the respectable, humble and charismatic man that would present revolutionary ideas to the whole world - and do so with respect. He’s a constant reminder to BRIX to stay humble, respect our guests, and to remember that the experience is the product."