Sleeping

  • Orania Hotel Gorgeous urban-chic pad for individualists and style lovers with top-rated restaurant and live music.
  • Capri by Fraser Apartment hotel with roomy digs, cool bar and archaeological excavations.
  • Michelberger Hotel Fun base with eccentric design, party pedigree and unpretentious attitude that beautifully captures the Berlin vibe.
  • Das Stue Charismatic refuge from the urban bustle with understated grandeur and the Tiergarten park as a front yard.
  • EastSeven Berlin Hostel Small, personable and spotless crash pad perfect for making new friends.
  • Hotel am Steinplatz Golden 1920s glamour still radiates from the listed walls of this revivified art-deco jewel.

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  • Mandala Hotel All-suite city slicker with uncluttered urban feel and top eats.
  • Hotel am Steinplatz Reincarnated art-deco jewel with top-notch bar and restaurant.
  • Hotel de Rome Posh player in former bank building with rooftop bar and bank vault spa.

Cool Factor

  • Michelberger Hotel Zeitgeist-capturing crash pad with funky industrial DIY aesthetics and popular restaurant.
  • Soho House Berlin Members-only club with A-lister clientele-meets-posh boutique hotel in Bauhaus building.
  • 25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin Inner-city playground with easy access to top shopping and rooms overlooking the Berlin Zoo.
  • nhow Berlin Karim Rashid–designed riverside hotel with guitar rentals and recording studio.
  • Casa Camper Crash pad for creatives in the heart of Scheunenviertel hipsterville.

For Romance

  • Honigmond Garden Hotel Urban oasis with antique-filled rooms backed by dreamy ‘Garden of Eden’.
  • Ackselhaus & Blue Home This cocoon of quiet and sophistication lets you match mood to room.
  • Das Stue Stylish boutique pad with luxe spa and park access for long walks.
  • Sir Savigny Sumptuous rooms with beds so sultry you'll be tempted to never leave.

Historic Charmers

  • Hotel Oderberger Comfortable and central hotel in an upcycled 1902 bathhouse with cathedral-like swimming hall.
  • Hotel Kastanienhof Family-run east side favourite with woodsy furnishings and historic photographs.
  • Hotel-Pension Funk One of the remaining classic B&Bs is a charismatic affair in the former home of silent-movie star Asta Nielsen.
  • Hotel Honigmond Colonial-era-style rooms with historic features and refined vibe.

Hostels

  • Wombat’s Berlin Old-school sociable hostel with lots of mod cons in a central location.
  • Circus Hostel This Berlin classic is a superb launch pad for fun-seekers and culture cravers.
  • Plus Berlin Next-gen hostel with pool in stumbling distance of bar and club central in Friedrichshain.
  • Grand Hostel Berlin Classic Historic lair with nostalgic flair and zeitgeist-compatible comforts.

Self-Catering Apartments

  • Brilliant Apartments Stylish designer retreats in Prenzlauer Berg feel like a home away from home.
  • Miniloft Berlin Dream sweetly at this architect-owned apartment hotel endowed with a modern, minimalist look.
  • Gorki Apartments Oversized pads with eye-candy furnishings and decor close to happening Torstrasse.