Berlin’s signature mixture of glamour and grit make it an über-cool and affordable travel destination all year round. Travellers looking for the comfort and privacy of a hotel suite, close to Berlin’s top clubs and attractions, can spend hours searching through deals. So we’ve compiled a list of the best and cheapest hotels in Berlin.
OSTEL Hotel is the quirky hotel bringing guests back to a Berlin before the Wall fell. Decked out entirely in an old GDR apartment style, each floor is a throwback to the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s. Private single rooms start from 39€ (US$46), and private double rooms start at 59€ (US$69); the hotel also offers cheaper single and double rooms with a shared bathroom, starting at 30€ ($35) a night. This quirky hotel is the perfect stop for travellers looking to experience an old-school Berlin vibe and some kitschy, Instagram-worthy interiors.
Hotel Big Mama
Hotel Big Mama is located a short distance from the heart of the city, on the border of Mitte and Wedding. It offers a range of accommodations, including hostel-style group rooms, hotel rooms and apartments, each with modern interior and plush beds. A bed in their dorm accommodation starts at 18€ (US$21), private double rooms start at 53€ (US$62) and Loft apartments cost around 71€ (US$83). A good location, sleek design and large rooms make this hotel a great place to stay on a trip to Berlin.
Hotel Hüttenpalast is the quirky, eco-friendly and well-priced hotel located in Berlin’s trendy district, Neukölln. The hotel combines camping with comfort and glamour, offering unique accommodation in an indoor caravan, wood cabin or loft space. Caravans and cabins start at 75€ (US$88) a night and hotel rooms from 85€ (US$100). The cosy, unusual hotel is well located and puts guests in the heart of Berlin’s creative mecca.
Pension Funk is bringing the Roaring Twenties back to Berlin. The stylish hotel was once home to the silent movie star, Asta Nielsen, and many of its original features can still be seen in the decorative interior today. The 14-room hotel offers single rooms with a shared bathroom from 34€ (US$40) and 52€ (US$61) with a bathroom. Located in upscale Charlottenburg, near Kurfürstendamm, this quirky hotel embodies Art Nouveau.
Michelberger Hotel is the über-trendy, go-to spot for Berlin’s musicians, artists and creatives. Cool, young things can be found hanging out at their cocktail bar or working away in their lobby/café area. The rooms are bright, stylish and arranged by size, with double from 59€ (US$69). Eclectic charm and effortless cool, the hotel encapsulates the essence of the city.
Steps-Hotel is a well-located hotel close to Checkpoint Charlie, the Natural History Museum and the Brandenburg Gate. It boasts a modern interior and 39 spacious rooms with free Wi-Fi, a desk, as well as a dishwasher and fridge. Perfect for a weekend stay in Berlin, the boutique hotel has basic rooms starting at 41€ (US$48) a night.
Hanging over the Spree, next to music-giant neighbourhoods, Universal and MTV, Nhow Berlin. Self-proclaimed as Europe’s first music hotel, this eclectic space offers 304 rooms, with sleek, yet, kitschy and mostly pink interiors. Double rooms start at 100€ (US$117). Loud and flashy, each room also has access to over 30 music channels, and room service offers the use of guitars and amps.
Ku’Damm 101 is a 170-room hotel, with a bold, modern look, conveniently located on Berlin’s shopping district, Kurfürstendamm. It is competitively priced for a design hotel, with a standard room starting at 68€ (US$80) and their ‘upper class’ rooms starting at 88€ (US$103).The futuristic lobby teams with the hotel’s sleek design, and the rooms have a striking industrial feel. Offering a terrace bar, steam baths, yoga, a fitness studio and a breakfast room, it’s the lavish stay in Berlin that won’t break the bank.
Arte Luise Kunsthotel
Arte Luise Kunsthotel is an art-lover’s dream hotel, described as an art gallery where guests can spend the night, with each of the 50 rooms reflecting the work of an international artist. Single rooms with an ensuite start at 71€ (US$83) and double rooms start at 89€ (US$105). A unique place filled with poetry and inspiration, it is located close to the Tiergarten, along the river Spree.
HappyGoLucky Hotel & Hostel
HappyGoLucky Hotel & Hostel, housed in a bright, orange building is the budget hotel in Charlottenburg that’s hard to miss. Providing a happy home for guests in Berlin, double private rooms with an ensuite start at 48€ (US$56). With affordable prices, a welcoming staff and a comfortable, modern interior, its the perfect budget stay in Berlin.