Sitting in Friedrichshain, the Michelberger occupies a former factory building. This history is echoed in this Berlin boutique hotel’s interior, which positively oozes industrial chic, and is a large part of the reason why the Michelberger has quickly become one of the city’s coolest hotels. From small to mini-dorms for groups of up to six people, its rooms are quirky and unconventional, with funky interiors, oversize hanging lamps and bookshelves made from recycled crates. The hotel bar has a cosy courtyard, and the adjacent restaurant serves one of the best lunches in town, focussing on healthy dishes made with local ingredients. The Michelberger brand also produces and sells coconut water, as well as a small selection of herbal schnapps drinks. The latter might well put you in the mood for singing, so don’t miss Monster Ronson’s Ichiban Karaoke next door.