Looking for a hotel in Berlin with style, character, and great service – but without hefty room rates? Here are some of the best cheap hotels in Berlin, including award winning design and art hotels, and all of them offer rooms under 100 Euros.
1. Circus Hotel
The new Berlin Circus Hotel, just opposite of its little brother, the Circus Hostel, features guest rooms, suites, and even rental apartments at top rates. Located in eclectic “Mitte”, the wooden-floored rooms of this 3-star hotel are stylish and comfy. Guests also rave about the fantastic services, from bike, car and segway rental, to a babysitter service and free use of computers and Ipods loaded with Berlin music. The Circus staff goes out of its way to make you feel at home in Berlin.
Rooms start at 68 Euros.
2. Motel One
Want to save money but still travel in style? Then Motel One is the right choice for you. The rooms of this 2-star "Boutique Motel" are small, but well designed and very functional. They captivate through their modern style; cream, chocolate and turquoise colors complement brick, wood, and leather. You'll find Motel One in eight different locations throughout Berlin.
Rooms start at 49 Euros.
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In 2009, a group of friends opened a hotel in a former factory in Kreuzberg and gave Berlin one of its hippest boutique hotels: The Michelberger, which pays tribute to the creative and rebelious spirit of Germany's capital. Its loft-like rooms are uniquely designed and feature wallpaper made of old books, glass-walled bathrooms, flat-screen TVs running loops of cult movies, and handmade wooden furniture. DJs’ spin records in the lobby, there is a nice beer garden in the hotel’s courtyard, and the train station is right across the street, which makes the Michelberger a perfect starting point for your Berlin adventures.
Rooms start at 59 Euros.
4. Hotel Otto
Another great choice for design lovers travelers is the chic Hotel Otto, close to the shopping boulevard Kurfürstendamm in the West of the city. Voted best design hotel in Berlin, one of the highlights of Hotel Otto is its minimalist breakfast lounge on the 7th floor: The organic breakfast buffet stays open until noon, and the views of Berlin’s cityscape are breathtaking. There is also a rooftop terrace where you can enjoy homemade cakes with German coffee and tea on the house.
Room starts at 90 Euros.
The Arte Luise Kunst Hotel, in walking distance to the Brandenburg Gate, calls itself a “gallery where you can spend the night”. Set in a beautiful neo-classical building from 1825, which used to be an artist co-op, the hotel stays true to its history; renowned international artists decorated the 50 guest rooms, and the lobby, stairways, and restaurant are also filled with interesting sculptures and paintings.
Rooms start at 79 Euros.
Also an art hotel, but a bit wilder and more off-beat than the Arte Luise Kunst Hotel is Berlin’s Propeller Island City Lodge: Guests will find a diamond shaped room completely covered in mirrors, a room with slanted floors, spy holes to other guest rooms, coffins instead of beds, and a room where everything is upside down and the furniture hangs from the ceiling – and many more unique rooms for the adventurous traveler.
Rooms start at 79 Euros.
The Park Inn Hotel has 1000 rooms, 37 floors, and 4 stars; it is located in the center of Alexanderplatz, a stone’s throw away from the iconic Berlin TV Tower. Many Berlin sights are within walking distance, and its excellent access to public transportation makes the Park Inn a favorite for business travelers.The rooms feature flat screen TVs, marbled bathrooms, heated floors, and panoramic views (ask for a room with a vista of the TV tower). In the Park Inn, there are three restaurants, two bars, a beer garden, a spa and a casino, which is located on the top floor.
Rooms start at 90 Euros.