Mapplr’s favorite Berlin hotels

Berlin has become one of my favorite cities because there’s so much to do and compared to other European cities like Paris, Amsterdam and London, it’s affordable. In the past ten years, old buildings have been renovated, but it has not been turned into a museum. Architects such as Normal Foster (Reichstag dome) and Daniel Libeskind (Jewish Museum) have been commissioned to design edifices in Berlin, and even the ones that seem a bit kitschy such as the Sony Building, work very well in the end.

Berlin has attracted many young designers and artists from around the world because they can still find apartments and atelier space that don’t require bankers’ salaries. Result: a vibrant arts scene, lots of cool bars and restaurants, fabulous boutiques and bookstores.

If you are going to Berlin, I recommend staying for several days to enjoy the city. To help you find a hotel, here are my favorites. I’ve already posted one review for Miniloft Mitte, where I stayed, but I also checked out a few more for you categorized by district (Mitte, Prenzlauer Berg, Friedrichshain). At the end of this post, you will find a Google map that also lists my favorite restaurants and bars.

(1) Mitte: The old historical center of Berlin.  I like the north and northeast of Mitte.

Arte Luise Kunsthotel
Luisenstrasse 19
Berlin, Germany
Tel.: +49 30 284 480

Lux 11
Rosa Luxemburg Strasse 9-13
Berlin, Germany
+49 30 936 2800

Honigmond Restaurant Hotel
Borsigstrasse 28 (corner Tieckstrasse 12)
Berlin, Germany
+49 30 284 4550

Honigmond Garden Hotel‎
Invalidenstrasse 122
10115 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 284 45577

art’otel berlin mitte
Wallstrasse 70-73
Berlin, Germany
+49 30 240 620

Hotel mitArt
Linienstrasse 139-140
Berlin, Germany
+49 30 28390430

The Circus Hostel
Weinbergsweg 1a
Berlin, Germany
+49 30 283 914 33

And of course, my favorite apartment (see our review):

Miniloft Mitte
Hessische Strasse 5
10115 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 847 1090

The Weinmeister
Weinmeisterstrasse 2
10178 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 755 667 0

(2) Prenzlauer Berg: this district is northeast of Mitte. It is a residential beautiful district with terrific restaurants and night life.

ackselhaus & bluehome
Belforter Strasse 21
10405 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 443 37633

Hotel Greifswald
Greifswalder Strasse 211
10405 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 4427888

(3) Friedrichshain: Berlin’s up and coming district with lots of funky cafes and restaurants.

Eastern Comfort hostelboat Berlin
Mühlenstrasse 73-77
10243 Berlin, Germany
+ 49 30 667 638 06

Michelberger Hotel (read review)
Warschauer Straße 39/40
10243 Berlin
+49 302977859-0


About Esme Vos

Esme Vos is the founder of Mapplr, a travel site featuring boutique hotels, luxury resorts, travel guides and restaurant reviews. You can find her on and Twitter.