Best Places for Backpackers in Berlin, Germany.

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The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Berlin, Germany.

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Top 50 hostels in Berlin, Germany.

These are the 50 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Berlin, Germany.

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Berliner Bed and Breakfast

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Berliner Bed and Breakfast

Located in the heart of Berlin in a typical 'Grunderzeit' building of 1895, this is a special kind of B & B where we offer a relaxing, economical stay in an atmosphere that's a bit different from the usual. You'll find us in Schoeneberg, one of Berlin's most pleasant and popular areas. And while...
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Die Botschaft

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Die Botschaft

Die Botschaft offers you a simple and easy accommodation in Berlin. Until 1990, the property used to house diplomats and various state institutions. Die Botschaft is a small and tidy hotel, family owned and opened to public in September 2017. Every guest is welcomed as a family member and we always...
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Riverside Lodge Berlin

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Riverside Lodge Berlin

The Riverside Lodge, the most tiny hostel in town - is not a mainstream hostel rather as unique as our guests. Choose something different! The Lonely Planet writes: 'This tiny hostel is as warm and welcoming as an old friend's hug thanks to its wonderful owners. ...It's at the heart of in-a...
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Schulz, Berlin Wall at the East Side Gallery

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Schulz, Berlin Wall at the East Side Gallery

Between the Spree-River and the Berlin Wall: Enjoy urban flair and hostel spirit while indulging in hotel comfort. All in the most hip part of the city. Schulz stands for open-mindness: we welcome everyone. Our triprid of Hotel, Hostel and Apartment offers a home for guests from all over the world –...
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Lekkerurlaub

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Lekkerurlaub

This tiny Guesthouse is at the heart of Kreuzberg and Neukölln, near a scenic stretch of the Landwehr canal. We offer a personal, cozy atmosphere in an exciting city. *clean and incredibly spacious rooms - immaculate bathrooms *only the most comfy beds for a good night sleep *you get a smal...
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EastSeven Berlin Hostel

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EastSeven Berlin Hostel

“Best Hostel Germany 2015” You nominated us as Top 10 Hostels every year since 2006 - incl. the Cleanest Hostel Worldwide in 2005! Also highly recommended by Lonely Planet, Let's Go, Rick Steve's, etc. To ensure that you have a fantastic time in Berlin, our medium sized hostel will provide you wi...
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Old Town Hostel

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Old Town Hostel

The Old Town Hostel opened in 2015. Free WiFi is provided in the building. You will also have access to a shared Kitchen area and a lounge area. Our multilingual staff is looking forward to hosting you for your stay in Berlin. We are looking forward to your visit! Located in the center of Berlin...
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MEININGER Berlin Airport

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MEININGER Berlin Airport

Our property offers you everything you expect from a perfect airport accommodation: information, communication, peace and quiet, entertainment and nice rooms. The hotel also provides great transport connections to the airport, the city railway and the motorway. Our airport shuttle service will take...
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MINIMAL

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MINIMAL

Minimal Hostel is the perfect place to spend a few days while exploring Berlin :] You’ll feel right at home staying with (a maximum) 9 other people in wonderful Kreuzkölln. The area is so lovely that you’ll sometimes forget to visit the city centre! The market at the end of the street, the win...
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Viertelvier

94 /100

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Viertelvier

Welcome to Viertelvier. Our newly constructed boutique hostel is located in 'Kreuzkölln' which is one of Berlin's most creative and artistic locations. The reconstruction is based on typical Berlin style and design. Using re-purposed furnishings in harmony with modern German design techniques is a...
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Apartment Schulz

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Apartment Schulz

Please note: You will receive an email with important Information concerning your booking with us. Towels and linen are included. Now open...our new 40 sqm Apartment...Very nice and cosy. Own shower/toilet room and Kitchen room. Schulz Apartment is a spacious apartment located in a lively a...
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aletto Hotel Kudamm

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aletto Hotel Kudamm

aletto Kudamm – in the heart of City West. We are located between Amerika Haus and Theater des Westens. Zoologische Garten, Kurfürstendamm, Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and KaDeWe are within just a few minutes’ walking distance. We are also close to Zoologischer Garten railway station, offering th...
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Design Hostel P182

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Design Hostel P182

Design meets innovation culture - Experience the future of living at Design Hostel P182. You had a long, busy meeting marathon? Relax extensively in one of our cozy rooms or exchange ideas with like-minded people over a drink at the bar. Stay as long as you want. We welcome you to our rent24 Family...
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Circus Hostel

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Circus Hostel

The Circus Hostel - a home away from home for travelers and backpackers in the heart of Berlin. Here’s what makes us special: •Free & Fast WiFi •All you can eat breakfast buffet until 1pm for only 5,- € •The Circus Café & Microbrewery : a café, bar and lounge; freshly made sandwiches and a b...
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Kiez Hostel Berlin

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Kiez Hostel Berlin

The team of the Kiez Hostel Berlin welcomes you to Berlin and our hostel! Are you looking for a cozy atmosphere and a place to chill out in this terrific metropolis? You´ll find exactly this with us and much more. We offer clean, orderly and secure rooms for our guests. For 'girls' we offer a 6 b...
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MEININGER Berlin Tiergarten

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MEININGER Berlin Tiergarten

The MEININGER Hotel Berlin Tiergarten used to be a brewery, at the former Schultheiss brewery grounds. The interior design of the MEININGER Hotel Tiergarten is a reminder of this time and builds a bridge to the present. The new building has over 240 rooms with 845 beds. Our young and multilingual te...
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MEININGER Berlin Mitte Humboldthaus

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MEININGER Berlin Mitte Humboldthaus

The hotel is located in a historical spot: this is where the natural scientist Alexander von Humboldt lived until his death. The vibrant neighbourhood around Oranienburger Strasse, with the Postfuhramt, the Hackesche Hoefe, the Tacheles art gallery and many other points of interest, is well-known fo...
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Grand Hostel Berlin Classic

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Grand Hostel Berlin Classic

HOSCARS 2016: 'Best Hostel in Germany', 'No.1 Hostel in Berlin'. Moreover Winner Hostel of the German Hostel Contest 'My heavenly Hostel' on VOX TV. ... what makes us so successful? Top location - right in the city's centre. A great yet cheap luxury hostel in the centre of Berlin. Great valu...
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Sandino Worldimprovement Network

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Sandino Worldimprovement Network

Welcome to The Sandino Community! Not your typical hostel, Sandino is an eco-friendly Backpacker's Retreat imbued with a unique, community spirit. We welcome lovely individuals who are kind, open-minded and embrace the concept of community. We offer a great atmosphere for single travellers to mee...
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Grand Hostel Berlin Urban

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Grand Hostel Berlin Urban

Grand Hostel Berlin Urban - The place to stay in trendy 'Kreuzkölln'. If you want to see Berlin from a local point of view this is the place for you! Check out the alternative vibe of Berlin in our great location directly at Hermanplatz! Atmosphere? Join our daily activities and come in contact w...
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Steps Hotel Berlin

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Steps Hotel Berlin

Class instead of mass: Discover Berlin – Stay in the Steps Hotel! The Steps Hotel is situated in a quiet, yet central area. Its a convenient location in the district of Berlin Mitte - Wedding and is the perfect starting point for Berlin visitors to explore the city. Within only 10 minutes trav...
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Pfefferbett Hostel

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Pfefferbett Hostel

A chance to spend the night on the site of a former brewery – an unforgettable experience in Berlin! The Pfefferbett Hostel Berlin is located on the historic 'Pfefferberg' area in one of Berlin’s hippest and trendiest districts - Prenzlauer Berg. Right next to our hostel you’ll find artists' worksho...
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Gay Hostel Berlin

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Gay Hostel Berlin

Berlin is sexy ... and the favorite destination for gays from all over the world! Stay at our GAY HOSTEL for gay men up to 38 years! Many gay tourists love Berlin because of its thriving and diverse gay scene. Our GAY HOSTEL is right in the gay area. Gay locations like Toms, Scheune, Jaxx...
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St Christopher

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St Christopher's Apartments Berlin

Part of the St. Christopher's Hostel, but with a premium treat! Top quality accommodation at a budget price. Our two bedroom apartments offer one twin room and one double bed room, bathrooms, kitchen, living room and loads of space! Stay with friends or share and meet our other guests. Also availabl...
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Wombats City Hostel Berlin

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Wombats City Hostel Berlin

Located in the most vibrating district of Berlin “Mitte”. Within 10 minutes walk from major transport hub Alexanderplatz. Enjoy a drink on our amazing rooftop terrace and have an incredible view over the whole city. A lot of popular restaurants as well as many fashion stores are just around the corn...
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PLUS Berlin

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PLUS Berlin

PLUS Berlin is Berlin's über-cool new hostel/hotel, with a free welcome shot for all Hostelworld guests. You want prime location? Check. We're in Friedrichshain, possibly the most happening area of Berlin - a neighbourhood filled with arty cafés, bars and one-off shops selling vintage clothing, m...
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Albergo Hotel Berlin

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Albergo Hotel Berlin

Enjoy a piece of Italy under Berlin's sun. With southerly flair and individually service our guests will be enjoy their stay and relaxing from everyday life. In Italy Albergo is the description for a typical family-friendly guesthouse with particularly cordially atmosphere. Guests at the Albergo Hot...
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Alcatraz Backpacker Hostel

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Alcatraz Backpacker Hostel

The alcatraz backpacker hostel - central, individual, affordable. The Alcatraz Backpacker Hostel is situated right in the middle of the popular district Prenzlauer Berg, where students, party folks and unstressed residents mingle. The house was colorfully decorated by local graffiti artists a...
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Alecsa Hotel am Olympiastadion

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Alecsa Hotel am Olympiastadion

Alecsa Hotel am Olympiastadion is located centrally, near the Olympiastadion and the Messe-Berlin ICC, offering ensuite rooms. Functional rooms (no air-conditioning) feature wood floors, and some include desks and bunk beds. Wi-Fi is available. Room service is offered. Alecsa Hotel am Olympias...
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MEININGER Berlin Central Station

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MEININGER Berlin Central Station

Our hotel is located directly at Berliner Hauptbahnhof in the centre of Berlin, in a top location. From here, reaching the numerous centres, bars, shops, clubs and other sights of the city couldn't be easier. This is as central as it gets. The Reichstag and the Kanzleramt are just a 5 minute walk. C...
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St Christopher

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St Christopher's Berlin

St Christopher's is right in the heart of Berlin providing free bed linen and free Wi-Fi - making this hostel the ideal base for you to explore the culture, history and nightlife of this amazing city. There is a continental breakfast available every morning for just €5 a day which can be purchased a...
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BackpackerBerlin

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BackpackerBerlin

Welcome to BackpackerBerlin! Experience Berlin's nightlife in its hippest district - Friedrichshain. We are happy to invite you to enjoy new and old stores, appetizing restaurants, cute bars and cafes in a young and fresh neighborhood , where the city meets to go out. Explore the unique Berlin li...
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Amstel House Hostel

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Amstel House Hostel

Central located, 24h/7 Reception and bar, full infrastructure and the best prices in town! The Amstel House Hostel has everything needed for a great stay in Berlin. By bus or by metro, we are only a few minutes from the central station, historical center, the Brandenburg Gate, the Zoo and the bigges...
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Heart of Gold Hostel

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Heart of Gold Hostel

Welcome to our state-of-the-art hostel that looks a bit like a spaceship but is mostly harmless. We’re your hostel for free stuff in Berlin! We’ve got free Wi-Fi in most areas, free coffee and tea, free maps and free English-language guided tours! We are the most centrally located hostel in do...
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Eastener Hostel

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Eastener Hostel

Eastener Hostel is a place for the independent traveller. Eastener Hostel lies in the Mitte-District, right in the Old Town of Berlin. There is lots of sightseeing to be done in the area, all within walking distance: Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag, Museums Island with Pergamon and National Galerie, Hac...
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Hostel

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Hostel'O Berlin Mitte

Built out of one of Berlins hundred year old heritage properties our freshly renovated building of Hostel'O Berlin Mitte likes to welcome you with Hotel standards but Hostel prices. With our outside beach bar that serves cocktails and other specialities for your evening pleasure and our inside co...
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Happy Go Lucky Hotel Schoeneberg

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Happy Go Lucky Hotel Schoeneberg

The decor of our new Happy Go Lucky Hotel Schoeneberg is functional, simple and offers exactly what you need for a stay in Berlin. Our motto ... Give a smile and get a smile ...... That's why our logo. The hotel is located directly opposite the historic district court building of Schöneberg. The...
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MEININGER Berlin East Side Gallery

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MEININGER Berlin East Side Gallery

MEININGER Berlin East Side Gallery is located directly opposite the longest surviving part of the Berlin Wall, which today is an open-air gallery. The location of the Hostel in the center of the city, gives you the change to explore with comfort the capital of Germany. What’s more, the tourist hotsp...
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Comebackpackers

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Comebackpackers

We are situated in the very heart of the cool and alternative Kreuzberg district of Berlin, where many artists, students and interesting people from all over the world call home. Kreuzberg has the most active night life, art and bar scenes of any district in Berlin, and is continuously reinventin...
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The Cat

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The Cat's Pajamas Hostel

Welcome to The Cat's Pajamas Hostel! The place in Kreuzkoelln to be! A mix between hip and nostalgic, this area of Kreuzberg and Neukoelln is the passion we work for and the ultimate location for your stay. Enjoy an alternative hostel experience! Direct connections to and from Schoenefeld Ai...
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Sunflower Hostel

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Sunflower Hostel

Located in the young and progressive district 'Friedrichshain': Sunflower Hostel offers the perfect and laidback home with loads of cafes, bars, cheap eats, vivid clubs of all kinds and cultural happenings in the immediate environment. All touristic sights can be reached within a matter of minut...
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Wallyard Concept Hostel

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Wallyard Concept Hostel

The WALLYARD CONCEPT HOSTEL welcomes you in the heart of Berlin: The Central Station is only 1 bus station away. The Government Quarter, the Zoo, the Friedrichstraße or Kreuzberg are in a few minutes distance, an express bus takes you to Airport Tegel. Our modern look catches the eye: Casual desi...
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Am Stuttgarter Eck

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Am Stuttgarter Eck

Hotel Pension Stuttgarter Eck is ideally situated in the centre of Western Berlin close to S-Bahn station Charlottenburg and to the shopping district of Kurfrstendamm. Thanks to the central position of the hotel, you can visit all the famous department stores in Berlin as well as the smaller shops....
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U inn Berlin Hostel

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U inn Berlin Hostel

The U inn Berlin Hostel is a family owned, newly renovated, clean and gay friendly Hostel surrounded by cafés, clubs, small local vintage shops and bars. At our U inn Berlin Hostel you’ll find free and fast wifi, a fully equipped kitchen, a comfy lounge with a garden and reading lamps on every be...
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MEININGER Berlin Alexanderplatz

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MEININGER Berlin Alexanderplatz

You'll find us in the middle of Berlin's trendiest district Prenzlauer Berg. Our hostel is directly in Senefelderplatz, and so is an ideal starting point for shopping and sightseeing excursions. What makes this district so beloved is its unique atmosphere generated by the innumerable bars, cafes, re...
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Singer109 - Backpacker Apartment Hostel

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Singer109 - Backpacker Apartment Hostel

Our rooms are spacious and nicely furnished, each with their own bathroom or a bathroom shared between only two rooms, so they're ideal for temporary living too! These are the perfect conditions to enjoy your stay in Berlin, if that's being a backpacker, single or business traveler or a group of fri...
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The Pirate Hostel

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The Pirate Hostel

Our central and quiet hostel offers quality over quantity in the heart of Berlin's trendy Friedrichshain neighbourhood! We offer 2-, 3-, 4-, 5- and 6-bed rooms, each with a private bathroom, tv, fridge, self-catering facilities . Prices include taxes, linen, towels, Wi-Fi and parking, so you...
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Jugendgästehaus Lichterfelde

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Jugendgästehaus Lichterfelde

The Jugendgästehaus Lichterfelde welcomes you at our house! We are a hostel specially for the ones, who are looking for a comfortable and inexpensive accommodation in the capital of Germany. Our location is in the south of Berlin. Immediately in front of the hostel is a bus stop and only a few...
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Generator Berlin Mitte

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Generator Berlin Mitte

You'll find Generator in the heart of the city, in the district of Mitte which is one of Berlin's oldest districts. You couldn't get a better location if you tried. Great for everything that is a must see in this great city as well as the nightlife. Oranienburger Strasse has become Mitte's hub fo...
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Smart Stay Berlin City

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Smart Stay Berlin City

The Smart Stay Hotel Berlin City is located in Charlottenburg, close to Berlin's downtown in a neighbourhood with plenty of restaurants, cafés, shops and boutiques. The City´s most fascinating sights such as Kurfürstendamm, Castle Charlottenburg with its beautiful park, the German Opera or even the...
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