Travel to Berlin
February 10, 2004 11:25 AM   Subscribe

Can anyone recommend somewhere to stay in Berlin (and possibly Prague) in June? Europe is expensive for us, so it needs to be fairly low price - around 50 euros a night for a double room (65$, 35 GBP (wow, the dollar is low!)). It would be nice to find something a bit more unusual/friendly than an Ibis. Central location (or public transport at a push) and clean. Thanks.
posted by andrew cooke to Travel & Transportation around Berlin, Germany (6 answers total)
Have not stayed here, but when we were in Prague, the interesting discount accomodation was the Botel [yes, boat hotel] and it looks to be close to your price range and also close to public transport.
posted by jessamyn at 11:30 AM on February 10, 2004

In Berlin last month we stayed at the Jugendgästehaus , (Lehrter Strasse 68, 10557 Berlin , Tel: 011 49-30-398-35011, Fax:011 49-30-398-35010,

It's new, clean, friendly, brightly colored, and has big rooms (enough for two queen size beds and a couch/coffee table, bathroom, shower). It's 2 stops from the Zoo, the main train stop in Berlin. Although it's billed as a gästehaus, it is in good shape with a high degree of privacy and cleanliness.

Don't know anything about Prague, but if you go to Frankfurt, make sure to call on the Pension Aller. It's run by a sociologist who lets part of her home for guests - I got what must've been an entire floor for 50 Euro, beautiful, clean, hardwood floors, comfy bed, and even a chocolate on check-in!
posted by whatzit at 11:53 AM on February 10, 2004

God I love visiting Berlin. Honigmond. I've never been able to get a room there. Great place for dinner at the very least. Sorry, I just now checked thier prices which have gone up. Check out for more ideas. If you're into woodworking, go to Dieter Schmid if you have time. (It is on the way to the AEG factory from the Ku'damm.)
posted by Dick Paris at 7:25 PM on February 16, 2004

Look for a hotel on HRS: Hotel Reservation Service. A lot of pensions are available which aren't listed elsewhere, and as they're based in Germany, much better results.
posted by TuffAustin at 1:10 AM on February 17, 2004

My recommendation is The Circus, Weinbergsweg location. Their private apartments on the top floor are amazing (and cheap). They bill themselves as a hostel, but the standards and service reads "hotel".
posted by romakimmy at 4:23 AM on February 17, 2004

Response by poster: thanks peeps.
posted by andrew cooke at 5:47 AM on February 17, 2004

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