Berlin’s reputation as one of Europe’s most iconic cultural and creative hubs means that it is welcoming an increasingly colourful and diverse range of accommodation options to visitors. Make your visit one to remember by staying somewhere different to your run-of-the-mill, standard 3 star hotel and instead book a room somewhere truly unique. You won’t forget or regret it!
10 Unique Places to Stay in Berlin
Known perhaps most famously as that hotel where Michael Jackson dangled his baby over the balcony, the 5-star luxury Hotel Adlon is the most luxurious and iconic hotel in Berlin. Its location directly next to the Brandenburg Gate as well as its old-world elegance has earned it the title of one of the ‘leading hotels of the world’. This is the hotel of choice for celebrities and distinguished guests visiting Berlin and in the past it has welcomed the likes of Albert Einstein, Charlie Chaplin and Her Majesty the Queen.
Location: Unter den Linden 77, 10117
Rates: From €300 per night
If you want to base yourself near the famous East Side Gallery, the Michelberger Hotel is a good choice of hotel for you. This former factory building was converted into exclusive, modern lofts with a hip, modern flair and a youthful creativity. Rooms are very reasonably priced and are all individually designed.
Location: Warschauer Straß 39, 10243
Rates: From €74 per night
Propeller Island City Lodge
The Propeller Island City Lodge has been labelled the ‘weirdest hotel in the world’. That title alone should have you curious enough to book a stay! Every room in this hotel is uniquely themed. Spend the night in a gravity-defying bed, try to keep your sanity in a diamond shaped room with wall-to-wall mirrors, or even choose to sleep in a coffin! A stay in this hotel is guaranteed to be one you won’t forget!
Location: Albrecht-Achilles Straße 58, 10709
Rates: From €79 per night
25 Hours Hotel Bikini Berlin
The innovative 25 Hours Hotel Bikini Berlin, located in the heart of West Berlin, has a unique design concept behind it. The hotel’s theme is ‘urban jungle’, with half of the rooms looking out over Tiergarten and the Berlin Zoo and the other half gazing out onto some of the city’s most famous urban landmarks. The rooms have been designed with warm colours, floor-to-ceiling windows and natural materials. Be sure to grab a spot at the rooftop bar as the sun sets where you can enjoy a 360-degree panorama of Berlin.
Location: Budapester Straße 40, 10787
Rates: From €105 per night
Eastern Comfort Hostel
Fancy sleeping on a boat? Book a berth on the Eastern Comfort Hostel and you can! Anchored on the Spree next door to the East Side Gallery and straddling the lively districts of Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain, this is one of the best locations to base yourself in Berlin. Gaze out of your portholes and watch the rippling Spree peacefully running its way through Berlin.
Location: Mühlenstraße 73, 10243
Rates: From €16 per night
This old vacuum cleaner factory in Neukölln has been transformed into one of the most unique accommodation offerings in Berlin. Here at Hüttenpalast, guests stay in caravans or cabins instead of hotel rooms, all indoors, which fill the big, open-plan space.
Location: Hobrechtstraße 66, 12047
Rates: From €69 per night
Located in a beautiful, renovated, 19th century building in leafy Prenzlauer Berg, each room in the Ackselhaus Hotel has a different theme. With décor reflecting China, Africa, the South Seas, the Wild West among many others, the rooms have been furnished so authentically that you’ll feel like you’ve been swept far away to a distant land. Read the WOW review of the Ackselhaus Hotel here.
Location: Belforter Straße 21, 10405
Rates: From €129 per night
If you love your tunes, why not stay in Europe’s first music-themed hotel? There is so much that’s fun about Nhow. The room-service menu even includes items such as a Gibson guitar, a Casio keyboard and a DJ set, each of which can be delivered directly to your room. There’s also an in-house music manager on site, a high-end recording studio as well as panoramic views over Berlin. Did someone say fun weekend?
Location: Stralauer Allee 3, 10245
Rates: From €150 per night
Ostel – Das DDR Hostel
Ever wondered what it was like to live during DDR (GDR in English) times? Travel back in time to the 1970s and 1980s at the Ostel – Das DDR Hostel. Located in an original concrete tower and furnished authentically in East German style, you’ll get a real insight into socialist times in Berlin.
Location: Wriezener Karee 5, 10243
Rates: From €30 per night
For an authentic, local Berlin experience, you can’t go past renting a real Berliner’s apartment, can you? AirBnBs are comparatively cheap for a European city, with many located in beautiful, renovated old buildings with high ceilings and wooden floors. New users to AirBnB can claim their WOW discount here.
Rates: From €30 per night