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10 Coolest Hotels in Berlin: Unique Places to Stay in Europe's Party Capital

Berlin is different in the best way possible. Make your visit to this party capital even more memorable with a stay at one of the coolest hotels in Berlin.

We’ve all heard about hipster Berlin being Europe’s all-night-party capital, an epicenter of art and individuality. But if you’re looking to experience this great city in a truly unique way, then try staying in one of Berlin’s coolest hotels.

Every hotel on this list boasts unique features that make it stand out from the crowd. Whether you’re simply looking for a place to chill out or a place to make some new friends and join the never-ending party, there’s sure to be a hotel to suit your style.

Your Berliner Home Away From Home

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Housed in an early 20th-century building in Berlin-Mitte, the Gorki Apartments combine the style and hospitality of a boutique hotel with the home comforts and spacious living areas of a private residence. The home-from-home hotel offers furnished apartments in some of Berlin’s prime real estate, offering access to great shops, sophisticated restaurants and many of Berlin’s favorite tourist attractions.

The apartments are full of creative flair and stylish interior design to make you swoon, such as exposed brick panels, high tech kitchens, and huge comfortable king-size beds. One of the best things about staying in a Gorki apartment is their long-term relationships with cool brands that you can take full advantage of. For example, you can borrow a Finnish made Pelago bicycle for your stay, sip on tea from Berlin-based start-up Paper & Tea, or indulge in one of their delicious cookies baked by Friedl.

Gorki Apartments

Top rated
Berlin, 11.6 miles to Airport Berlin Schönefeld
9.6 Excellent (1724 reviews)
Excellent Service 9.4 / 10
WiFi in rooms
Parking garage
Pets allowed
WiFi in lobby
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Bright and Tasteful Interiors

1/4

Located in the creative center of Berlin, The Circus is surrounded by galleries, designer boutiques, lively bars, and eateries, plus it is close to the melting pot of the old East/West border. This funky hotel includes plenty of contemporary and individual designs, modern German cuisine, a range of in-house events, (they even brew their own craft beer) and of course a warm and pleasant service throughout your stay.

The rooms are bright and bold and some feature Andy Warhol style pop-art on the walls. They range from standard double bedrooms all the way up to suites and apartments. The two-bedroom apartment is perfect for families and comes with its own self sufficient living area and kitchen great for whipping up a snack or entertaining friends.

The Circus Hotel

Berlin, 11.6 miles to Airport Berlin Schönefeld
9.1 Excellent (1503 reviews)
Excellent Service 9.4 / 10
WiFi in rooms
Parking garage
Restaurant
Hotel bar
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Cheap But Still Chic

1/4

Formerly two 19th century office buildings, the Generator Hostel Berlin Mitte is a hive of artistic activity right in the center of Berlin. The hostel has some quirky features such as a sculptural string installation by French artist Sebastian Preschoux and the corridors are filled with super-sized signature faces by Thierry Noir. Plus, a historic courtyard, vibrant social spaces and a chill out library where you can kick back and relax.

The cafe and breakfast room is where you can sample German delights and barista-style coffee in cozy surroundings such as wood-paneled walls, deep leather sofas, and a colorful caricature mural by British artist Luke Embden. The hostel bar is where you can sample locally brewed craft beer, indulge in a game of table tennis or simply admire the décor, including copper plated walls.

Generator Berlin Mitte

Top rated
Berlin, 11.5 miles to Airport Berlin Schönefeld
8.5 Excellent (5675 reviews)
Excellent Location 9.2 / 10
WiFi in rooms
Pets allowed
Hotel bar
Air conditioning
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Hit The Rooftop Buffet

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Situated in the center of Casa Camper Berlin is all about the details and great design. All 51 rooms offer a unique perspective on the architecture and atmosphere of Berlin and feature natural daylight bathrooms, a spacious living area, and simple, modern furniture.

Available exclusively to guests, the hotel’s Tentempié buffet is located on the top floor with magnificent views over the city. The idea is that the 24-hour buffet replaces the usual mini bar found in rooms and means you can come and have a fresh sandwich, hot drink or a piece of fruit at any time of day, and get to know some of your fellow hotel guests. All of this is completely free for guests to enjoy and a great place to work on collaborations or simply make some new friends.

Hotel Casa Camper Berlin

Top rated
Berlin, 11.3 miles to Airport Berlin Schönefeld
9.1 Excellent (1767 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 9.3 / 10
WiFi in rooms
Parking garage
Pets allowed
Wellness center / Spa
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Individually-Designed Rooms

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Described as a “refuge for art-orientated urban nomads,” Arte Luise Kunsthotel is a feast for the eyes at every turn. Opened in 1995 as an authentic Berlin artist’s project the hotel is now one of the most popular, comfortable and charming hotels within the center of the city. The neoclassical building has been carefully restored alongside a newer extension in 2003 with some eye-catching architecture.

Over 50 artists conceived and created the concepts for each of the hotel’s rooms, so you may wish you could take a sneak peek in your neighbor’s rooms, as the whole effect is that of a live gallery and a source of everyday inspiration. When entering the lobby guests are greeted by an array of paintings, sculptures, and installations, in short everything about this building is dedicated to a love of art.

Arte Luise Kunsthotel

Berlin, 11.5 miles to Airport Berlin Schönefeld
8.2 Very good (4111 reviews)
Excellent Location 8.8 / 10
WiFi in rooms
Parking garage
Pets allowed
Wellness center / Spa
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Between a Space Ship and a Treehouse

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The Michelberger Hotel is somewhere between a space ship and a tree house with the rooms all finding new and innovative ways to stay compact whilst providing a feeling of luxurious comfort. You may find yourself in an open plan Luxus room, or a family room with three or four elevated beds reminiscent of the Wendy house you used to play in as a child.

This hotel is an independent, modern, family-run business with guest satisfaction at its heart. Founded in 2004 as a place to collaborate, a place to engage and a home of ideas, everything about the hotel was carefully selected by its five creators including all of the products used in the bar, restaurant and around the hotel, ensuring the best in quality and an almost geeky level of detail.

Hotel Michelberger

Berlin, 9.2 miles to Airport Berlin Schönefeld
8.8 Excellent (1382 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 9 / 10
WiFi in rooms
Parking garage
Pets allowed
Restaurant
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Complete with Guitar Room Service

1/4

Europe’s first music hotel, nhow Berlin is located on the bank of the Spree and at the epicenter of Berlin’s music, fashion, and arts scene. A mix of cosmopolitan jet-setters, business travelers and those looking to experience Berlin’s booming nightlife, they all converge in this bright, fun, and slightly wacky hotel.

A standard room is brightly decorated in a kaleidoscope of colors and patterns, a source of inspiration and an escape from the grind of everyday life. What makes the rooms even more unique is that you can choose your preferred color scheme from blue, pink or a combination of the two. True to their musical roots, the rooms are equipped with entertainment centers and free WiFi, plus the hotel operates a Guitar Room Service, where the staff will happily bring a guitar, keyboard or DJ set-up free of charge to your room, for those moments of inspiration.

nhow Berlin

Top rated
Berlin, 9 miles to Airport Berlin Schönefeld
8.7 Excellent (4016 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 9 / 10
WiFi in rooms
Parking garage
Pets allowed
Wellness center / Spa
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Get a Drink at the Rooftop Bar

1/4

This place sums up everything that is cool about Berlin. A rooftop bar with a 360 panorama of the city, a young international atmosphere, a prime location in a listed building and eye-catching interior design at every turn, the 25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin is the place to be and be seen in Berlin.

The rooms are a kind of industrial chic, with any number of curiosities. Instead of a sofa, you might find a relaxing hammock hung next to the floor-to-ceiling windows. There are doodles and cartoons drawn on the walls, dramatic drop pendant lamps, and even a stuffed monkey.

25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin

Top rated
Berlin, 11.7 miles to Airport Berlin Schönefeld
9.0 Excellent (4153 reviews)
Excellent Location 9.3 / 10
WiFi in rooms
Parking garage
Pets allowed
Gym
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Watch The World Go By

1/4

The only hotel in Germany to be based on the color series and design principles of Bauhaus mentor, Le Corbusier, the Ku’Damm 101 offers a beautiful aesthetic and excellent service. The hotel’s interiors follow sustainable design principles, using eco-friendly materials and pairing them with sophisticated and emotive colour schemes. Every room in the hotel is equipped with a suitepad, from here guests can order additional hotel services at the tap of a button, whilst using the pads as in-room entertainment centres for news, music and videos.

The hotel also features dedicated Well-Being Rooms for you to spend some time relaxing and taking some time out for yourself. If you’re looking to watch the world go by, then head outside when the weather is good to the green oasis that is the landscaped courtyard, from here you can indulge in some people-watching along the Ku’damm.

Ku' Damm 101

Top rated
Berlin, 12.6 miles to Airport Berlin Schönefeld
8.5 Excellent (5824 reviews)
Excellent Service 8.7 / 10
WiFi in rooms
Parking garage
Wellness center / Spa
Hotel bar
Hotel CTA

Full Of Individual Quirks

1/4

A small and personable hotel with an elegant aesthetic, Hotel Q! stands out as a fore-runner of Berlin’s coolest hotels. The hotel opened up 10 years ago at a time when The Kudamm area was still flying under the radar, and has since become the centre of hip Berliner chic.

More minimalistic than wacky, Q! is nevertheless full of individual quirks. The rooms boast sleek interiors which are both a striking design space and a cosy refuge all at once. One thing you will notice is the all-white theme that runs through the hotel. Almost everything is white. The effect is a soft clean look, that is at once warm and welcoming. Think of it as a blank canvas providing the backdrop for your stay.

Hotel Q!

Top rated
Berlin, 12 miles to Airport Berlin Schönefeld
8.7 Excellent (1857 reviews)
Excellent Location 9.3 / 10
WiFi in rooms
Parking garage
Pets allowed
Wellness center / Spa
Hotel CTA

Originally featured in trivago Magazine UK