Berlin has a full menu of hotels, hostels and inns. These options range from luxurious world-class five-star facilities to basic hostels with cheap dorm-room-style accomodations. Berlin is a huge city, so it is not only possible to find a hotel that fits your budget, it is also usually possible to find a hotel that fits your budget in the part of the city that you want to focus your vacation on. In addition to the standard array of hotels and hostels, Berlin has some of the most unique hotels in Europe. These boutique inns feature cutting edge design and design and décor that is seldom seen in standard hotels.
Here is where to start your search for the perfect place to stay in Berlin.
Berlin’s Best Hostels
Berlin has a full menu of hostels. These budget sleeping options are the cheapest places to lay your head in the entire city. Most feature shared dorm-style rooms with four to eight beds and a shared bathroom. Though they are not necessarily the best option for people who want privacy and comfort, they are certainly the cheapest accommodations that you will find. Some are even quite hip. Baxpax Hostels are located in several districts around Berlin. This artsy hostel chain features a bit of flair thanks to its unique (sometimes offbeat) décor and ambiance. Beds in shared rooms at these hostels start at about €9.
The best budget options can be found in hostels as well. Many hostels have private rooms that are very similar to regular hotel rooms in terms of size (if not amenities). BackpackerBerlin, for example, offers private rooms in addition to its dorm-style options. At €30-€40, this type of accommodation is the best choice, money-wise, for people who don’t want to go the shared-dorm-room route. Another money-saving option is to go to a urban campground like the Hettler & Lange Hotel and City-Camping. This spot in North Berlin is actually pretty pleasant because it sits near a river. A small hotel is also located onsite, offering a non-tent-option to guests.
Even though it has a lot of hostel and budget options, Berlin’s best sleeping options, in terms of overall value, can be found mid-range category. For €60-€80, guests can stay in a comfortable, clean room with a lot more amenities and a lot more quietness than they could ever hope to find in a hostel or budget hotel. Some of these three and four-star hotels are located in the center of the action. The central Mitte Disctrict is home to Courtyard Berlin City Centre, a solid choice for those seeking a mid-range hotel experience. The nearby NH Berlin Mitte is another good option for those who want wi-fi, mini-bar fridges, and quietness to be a part of their hotel experience. Some more-budget-friendly options are located in the eastern neighborhoods of Central Berlin. These places include the Ackselhaus, a hotel that has a charming ambiance and lots of four-star features. It sits only a short walk from some of Berlin’s best sights and attractions. There are other options in this area that are ideal for people who want to save a little money and don’t mind walking a quarter-mile or half-mile in order to reach Berlin’s best attractions.
The High-End – Berlin’s Luxury Hotels
Most of the city’s five-star accommodations are located in the central districts (namely the Mitte District). Some famous names are found on the city’s high-end hotel list. The options include The Westin Grand Berlin, which has views of the Brandenburg Gate and other famous Berlin sites, and the always-popular Regent Hotel. Some upscale options, such as the Hotel Berlin, are located outside of the Mitte area. But with easy access to the city’s sights via taxi and train, there is really no reason to stay in the center if you can find the perfect accommodation in Berlin’s also-attraction-packed South, East and North districts.
Unique Boutique Hotels
There are certainly some unique hotels in Berlin. Luckily, many are also quite luxurious. The Park Hotel Schloss Kaulsdorf, which sits in Easter Berlin, is located inside a small castle. It is definitely a great choice for people who want a unique experience but don’t want to give up luxury or location to get it.
Because of these choices and many more, it is possible to find the right hotel for your needs in Berlin (no matter what your needs might be).