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Top 8 LGBTQ And Gay-Friendly Hotels In Berlin

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Updated: 9 February 2017
Berlin has long been home to a thriving LGBT culture, making it a fun place to travel and meet open-minded individuals. Schöneberg is historically Berlin’s gay neighborhood and one of the first of its kind in the world. Many gay friendly hotels exist on the streets surrounding the neighborhood’s central hub of Nollendorfplatz. Promising comfort and community. Here is a list of the best gay-friendly hotels to stay in.

Axel Hotel Berlin

Axel Hotel is located in Berlin’s historically gay neighborhood of Schöneberg, making it close in proximity to the city’s gay nightlife scene as well as a great variety of parties, events, galleries, and more. The hotel consists of 87 impeccably decorated rooms, clad in sumptuous black, gold and red tones. While it is primarily marketed to gay men, the hotel’s motto is that ‘everybody is welcome’, making it an inclusive environment for people of all genders and sexual orientations. Axel Hotel is also known for its impeccable customer service.

Lietzenburger Str. 13 / 15, 10789 Berlin 030 21002893

ArtHotel Connection

Set in gorgeous art-nouveau style and located on a leafy avenue in Schöneberg, ArtHotel Connection brings elegance and culture to the gay travel experience. While the hotel itself is located in a charming, quieter part of the neighborhood, it is still quite close to major hubs such as the famous Nollendorfplatz, and Wittenbergplatz, one of the cities major shopping areas, along with many popular gay bars like Mutschmanns and Heile Welt. Here, visitors are immersed in beautiful historic architecture with modern amenities, including state-of-the-art media electronics in each room.

Fuggerstraße 33, 10777 Berlin 030 210218800


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Hotel Sachsenhof

Hotel Sachsenhof has long been a hub for the city’s writers, artists and other creatives, queer or otherwise. This early 20th century red brick building was eventually converted into a hotel. It isn’t officially a gay hotel but since it is located just a short walk from Nollendorfplatz, it is a popular choice of accommodation for LGBTQ tourists vacationing in Berlin. The vibe here is warm and guests, as well as staff, are notably friendly. This Berlin hotel is also pet friendly and offers a buffet style breakfast to guests every morning. Hotel Sachsenhof is ideal for the traveler who is looking for quality accommodation in Berlin’s gay neighborhood on a budget.

Motzstraße 7, 10777 Berlin-Schöneberg 030 2162074


Tom’s Hotel

Tom’s Hotel is known as a laid-back place with plenty of perks like being closely located to all the action. It is a great hotel aimed for the gay community and less than a five-minute walk from Nollendorplatz. Tom’s Hotel is also situated only 1km away from the city center. Clad in timber floors and decorated with contemporary art, Tom’s Hotel looks and feels historic and European, while offering a variety of conveniences including free Wi-Fi, plasma screen TVs in each room, breakfast and an airport shuttle. To add to its appeal, Tom’s Bar is highly popular within the gay community, offering 2-for-1 drinks every Monday, as well as a live DJ and why not explore its infamous dark room for the adventurous types.

Motzstraße 19, 10777 Berlin 030 21966604


Hotel Zuhause Berlin

Located in a pretty brick building in Schöneberg Hotel Zuhause offers guests a calm and cozy place to stay, whilst still being accessible to all the action, particularly the city’s gay nightlife and social scene. Plus, it is in proximity to Kürfurstendamm, Berlin’s famous shopping street, and the intriguing Bauhaus Archiv. Rooms are simple and fitted with a charmingly eclectic array of furnishings, including vintage desks and décor. The beautiful hardwood floors give it a homely atmosphere while floor to ceiling windows allow plenty of sunlight to infiltrate.

Kleiststraße 35, 10787 Berlin 030 23625222

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Guesthouse 21

Guesthouse 21 is a beautifully refurbished communal space geared towards LGBTQ travelers, making it a good option for those looking to meet new people while traveling. The period architecture, shared kitchen, large bedrooms and mixed furniture create a truly congenial atmosphere. Each room comes with a double bed, TV, sitting area, and wardrobe. Guesthouse 21 is also located very close to Nollendorfplatz, and it offers easy access to public transport with routes connecting to many different parts of the city. Guesthouse 21 is very close to Motz and Fuggerstraße, which have dozens of popular gay bars, too.

Martin-Luther-Straße 21, 10777 Berlin 0173 8584708


Quentin Design Hotel

Quentin Design Hotel has 60 impeccably chic and spacious rooms decorated in muted tones, silver and black with contemporary style furniture. It is located in a quiet street in Schöneberg but is very popular with LGBT travelers for its accessibility to other gay accommodations like Tom’s Hotel, along with the district’s many gay clubs, parties, and other fun attractions. Quentin Design Hotel is also close to points of interest around the city like the Brandenburg Gate, Kürfurstendamm and the Berlin Zoological Garden. Expect friendly staff and a good portion of gay visitors at Quentin Design Hotel, making it a safe and comfortable place to stay.

Kalckreuthstraße 12, 10777 Berlin 030 510630

Arco Hotel

To close out our list is Arco Hotel. Located in a residential area further afield from the popular Nollendorfplatz, where most of the city’s iconic gay nightlife and events take place, this area is about a 15 minute walk from all the action. This gay-friendly hotel in Berlin offers affordable pricing for en-suite rooms. There is also a pleasingly lush patio garden. Arco Hotel is ideal for the gay traveler looking to strike a balance between a restful vacation experience and proximity to the city’s vibrant nightlife and party scene.

Geisbergstraße 30, 10777 Berlin 030 2351480