Where To Stay In Berlin

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Finding a great place to stay is hard. Use our guide on Where To Stay In Berlin to make life a little easier.

We will tell you the best areas of Berlin to stay in and why. No matter what your taste, we are sure we can find the right area for you!

Where To Start?

First of all, Berlin consists of 12 districts containing many different neighbourhoods. Each of these neighbourhoods have their own perks and personality, meaning you are sure to find an area that is right for you. No matter what part of town you choose to stay, you are sure to find a hotel, hostel or an apartment that meets your needs.

Some questions we ask ourselves when deciding on an area of town to stay include:

  • How much does this area cost?
  • What is the vibe and atmosphere like?
  • Are we close to public transport or can we walk to the centre of town?
  • Are we close to bars and restaurants?
  • We will get a genuine feel for the city here?

If you can find a part of town that answers those questions well, then you are good to go.

You will also find the following links useful to compare prices and locations: Hostelworld, Hostelbookers, Booking.com and Airbnb. Using these websites will help you to compare prices and see ratings and reviews from other travellers, which will help you pick the right place.

  • Tip: When searching for accommodation on websites, change your search criteria to a “map view.” That way you can identify small clusters of closely located hostels in a city. This will mean this area is popular for young people and you will be close to the action. Good bars and main sights are usually within these areas.

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The Best Areas Of Town

Mitte:

Mitte is basically the centre of the city. Here you will find hundreds of different hotels to stay in, although apartments can be limited. This area is very well connected and is close to tourist hotspots such as Alexanderplatz, Museum Island and the famous TV Tower. This part of town is also great for the shopaholics and also plentiful in bars and restaurants. However, if you want to avoid most of the tourists, then we suggest picking a different area of the city to spend your downtime.

Mitte, Berlin

Mitte, Berlin

Kreuzberg:

Kreuzberg is also quite centrally located and another favourite amongst travellers, albeit mainly the younger crowd.
This neighbourhood is home to many Turkish immigrants and is now popular amongst the ‘hipsters’ of the city, meaning that gentrification is well underway here. Most locals believe that Kreuzberg contains the city’s best bars and clubs. If you are someone who enjoys a drink and a good time after a big day of sightseeing, then we recommend staying in this part of town.

Kreuzberg, Berlin

Kreuzberg, Berlin

Friedrichshain:

More of a family orientated area of town, Friedrichshain offers you a great central location close to many attractions and local parks. This neighbourhood is part of old East Berlin, and is considered to be quite ‘alternative’ by locals and tourists alike.

Friedrichshain, Berlin

Friedrichshain, Berlin

  • Tip:  If on a budget, look for hostels or apartments that include “free” meals. A lot of hostels in Europe will often provide breakfast and sometimes dinner. Most will even have a kitchen for you to cook yourself. That’s more money in your pocket which can be spent on other things.

Summing Up

Berlin is a huge place so you are going to have a lot of options to choose from. The tourist attractions are really spread out, but are easily connected by a reliable public transport network. So no matter where you decide to stay, you will find an area of town that suits you.

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