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Last updated: 15 December, 2022

Former video-game producer Tom Michelberger used his experience of creating fantasy lands to design this brilliant budget pad.

The style is Manhattan loft – high ceilings, exposed bricks, wooden floors and Anglepoise lamps. Rooms are simple; some are compact and rooms for groups have bunk beds.

The relaxed communal spaces have books, games and lampshades made from old magazines. It’s super-friendly and convivial – like staying at a friend’s place. Packs of hip singles come here to be near the party heat of Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain, and to enjoy facilities that rival some of the area’s more expensive options.

The in-house restaurant is worth dining in for, and is a popular hangout for locals. It serves up seasonal dishes, using organic, biodynamic and sustainable ingredients sourced from their farm and other local producers.

It’s in a fairly industrial area, not that close to the city’s main attractions, but the U-bahn is a two-minute walk which will whisk you off to sightsee as needed. This is a hotel that’s perfectly located for serious partying. If it’s peace you’re after, rooms at the back are a lot quieter.

Surrounding area

Close to the Spree and straddling the Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg border, the hotel is ideally situated for serious partying. Watergate, the renowned nightclub, is just across the road.

The hotel overlooks a busy road, a tram line and the old industrial quarter. The surroundings are dotted with rusting factories and historical buildings. The East Side Gallery is right around the corner, while the old industrial estate is home to several pleasantly warped clubs on the far side of the river.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers: Not available
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
: On-site *
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

Bucket list experiences our writer says you must do in this destination, closest first

East Side Gallery

Berlin, Germany[0.5 miles]

Visually captivating, mile-long segment of the former Wall, now adorned with paintings by 118 artists. The largest open-air gallery in the world.

Best for ages: 8+ | Free

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Berlin’s Museum Island

Berlin, Germany[3.4 miles]

An extraordinary UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site home to five world-class museums, covering 6,000 years of cultural and art history. An essential stop on any Berlin itinerary.

Best for ages: 18+ | £20

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New (Neus) Museum

Berlin, Germany[3.8 miles]

Museum Island’s Neues Museum houses prehistoric and early historic collections, notably an excellent Egyptian Collection – including the famous bust of Queen Nefertiti.

Best for ages: 18+ | £10

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Berlin, Germany[0.9 miles]

This repurposed cargo container moored in the Spree river is Berlin’s quirkiest swimming option. Daytime is perfect for a relaxed swim and sunbathing. DJs are let loose in the beach bar after nightfall, when parties spill over from the Arena disco opposite. In winter, it transforms into a spa with heated pool, two Finnish saunas and cocktail lounge under a series of tunnel-like tents. Open daily, all year round.

Best for ages: 8+ | £6 | 1+ hours

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Old (Altes) Museum

Old (Altes) Museum

Berlin, Germany[3.7 miles]

The first museum to be built on Museum Island set in a stunning neoclassical building, houses exhibits from the Collection of Classical Antiquities. The permanent Greek collection is displayed on the ground floor, with special exhibitions on the second.

Best for ages: 18+ | £8

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Europe’s hippest capital boasts non-stop nightlife, cutting-edge fashion, cosmopolitan eats and museum treasures galore.

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