The Best Hostels and Cheap Hotels to Book in Kreuzberg, Berlin

Stay in the heart of the city with one of these budget-friendly properties in Kreuzberg, Berlin
Stay in the heart of the city with one of these budget-friendly properties in Kreuzberg, Berlin | @ adam eastland / Alamy Stock Photo
Julia Hammond

Trendy Kreuzberg is one of the liveliest neighbourhoods in Berlin after dark, with plenty of opportunities to drink and dance. If you want to be near the action, these are the best budget places to stay nearby – all bookable on Culture Trip.

Berlin has come a long way since the fall of the Wall in the late 1980s. This once-divided city has reinvented itself, and as a result it’s one of the most fascinating destinations in Germany. With an efficient and cheap public transport network, the must-see tourist attractions can be accessed from pretty much anywhere in Berlin – so it makes sense to stay somewhere such as Kreuzberg that’s fun to be in once the sightseeing is done for the day.

1. Fjord Hotel Berlin

Budget Hotel, Hotel

Fjord Hotel Berlin
Courtesy of Fjord Hotel Berlin / Expedia
This chic hotel is in a quiet side street in the vicinity of Potsdamer Platz. A pared-back design embraces minimalism yet the rooms never feel stark or soulless. Guests can enjoy breakfast on the attractive roof terrace if the weather is fine. Lovely S rooms are the cheapest, but you won’t stretch your budget too far by upgrading to a more spacious Lovely M category.

2. Living Hotel Berlin Mitte


Living Hotel Berlin Mitte
Courtesy of Living Hotel Berlin Mitte / Expedia

In the heart of Mitte facing Museum Island, this hotel has rooms with views of the River Spree. The hotel has an Indian restaurant, while guests are invited to drink at the bar in the sister hotel, Großer Kurfürst, across the street. The hotel also has a sauna, steam bath and fitness room. Simply furnished doubles in the Business category offer great value for money as long as you reserve more than seven days in advance.

3. Hotel the YARD

Budget Hotel, Hotel, Boutique Hotel

Hotel the YARD
© Hotel the YARD /

Landscape architect Enzo Enea created a gorgeous green retreat in the heart of Kreuzberg, and the YARD is the beautiful boutique hotel that surrounds it. With a policy of reducing waste and conserving energy, the hotel has strong eco-credentials – but doesn’t sacrifice style on the altar of good intentions. Room decor is neutral and minimalist, yet warm and inviting.

4. Mondrian Suites Berlin Checkpoint Charlie

Suite Hotel

Mondrian Suites Berlin Checkpoint Charlie
Courtesy of Mondrian Suites Berlin Checkpoint Charlie / Expedia

Mondrian Suites is just three minutes from Checkpoint Charlie, and the views over the centre of Berlin from its rooftop terrace are remarkable. This hotel’s studios are sleek and sophisticated, equipped with those little details that make all the difference, such as Nespresso machines and hairdryers – and you’ll also get a balcony or terrace. Early bookers can make a saving that enables them to upgrade to a premium studio and gain some extra space.

5. Angleterre Hotel Berlin


Angleterre Hotel Berlin
Courtesy of Angleterre Hotel Berlin / Expedia

This good-value hotel is located on Friedrichstrasse between Kreuzberg and Checkpoint Charlie. Rooms are comfortable and clean, and the hotel has a lively bar which also serves food at lunchtime. There’s also a fitness suite and sauna. Standard doubles are the best budget-friendly option, however the hotel offers a 20 percent discount for direct early bookers or a 15 percent discount for a stay of three nights or more – making its superior comfort rooms still affordable for cost-conscious travellers.

6. Grand Hostel Berlin Classic


A double room at the Grand Hostel Berlin.
Courtesy of Grand Hostel Berlin /
Right around the corner from Kreuzberg, the Grand Hostel Classic occupies a charming 19th-century building. The interior has bags of character too, not least in the library bar. There, you can meet guests over a drink as you lounge in velvet armchairs beside full-to-bursting bookshelves. Attractive private doubles with their own bathroom, linen and towels make this an affordable alternative to a traditional hotel.

7. Three Little Pigs Hostel


Three Little Pigs Hostel
Courtesy of Three Little Pigs Hostel /

Book an ensuite double at the Three Little Pigs, and you’ll enjoy all the advantages of a social hostel without the downsides of dorm beds and shared bathrooms. Private rooms represent exceptional value for money, though don’t expect the luxury trappings that come with a high-end hotel. Here, you’ll get a room that’s functional, clean and comfortable. There’s no need to sacrifice a conveniently central location either – here in Mitte you’ll be within easy reach of hip Kreuzberg.

This is an updated version of an article originally by Laura Box.

Culture Trips launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes places and communities so special.

Our immersive trips, led by Local Insiders, are once-in-a-lifetime experiences and an invitation to travel the world with like-minded explorers. Our Travel Experts are on hand to help you make perfect memories. All our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.

All our travel guides are curated by the Culture Trip team working in tandem with local experts. From unique experiences to essential tips on how to make the most of your future travels, we’ve got you covered.

Edit article