Why on earth would you want to stay at a Bed and Breakfast in Berlin? It’s not as if you absolutely HAVE TO have a unique travel experience with personalized service and genuine hospitality. I mean, do you REALLY want to meet real live Germans here (they call themselves “Berliner”) and interact with them? Like most of us, you could care less about local flavor. So why spend your precious travel time at a comfortable home-just-like-home-kind-of-place where someone else does the cooking and housekeeping for you? And who needs to stay in a convenient, centrally located neighborhood just to save a ton of money anyway?
And don’t forget to take a minute to think about that poor, struggling hotel industry out there, either.
And yet, to practically everyone’s amazement, Bed and Breakfasts have become extremely popular in Berlin. Privately owned lodgings have advanced to become the most affordable choice for pleasure and business travel alike. This homey luxury, where every place has its own distinct personality, may not come with all the amenities a hotel might be able offer you, but the hard-working individuals who run them generally find ways to create an atmosphere that more than makes up for this. So it’s up to you. If you absolutely can’t be convinced otherwise, if you insist on being unvernünftig (that’s German for unreasonable), then I have no other alternative but to offer you a quick peek at a few of the countless places available in town. These links (in English) are local and regional agencies which generally offer a very broad selection of B&B opportunities in Berlin, some searchable by district. So let’s have a look!
Charlottenburg is one of the most beautiful districts in Berlin. And stadtbett.de offers a particularly varied selection of accommodations here. There is also a wide variety of entries for many of the other central “western” districts like Wilmersdorf, Tiergarten and Kreuzberg.
Berlin Mitte is Berlin’s city center. This is the district where places like Museum Island and Alexanderplatz are stone throws away. Bed and Breakfast Ring offers several inexpensive places, many within walking distance of some of Berlin’s most popular tourist attractions. While you are there, also take a look at the offerings in Prinzlauer Berg.
Schöneberg is one of the more central “western” districts and bed-and-breakfast.de offers several accommodations directly in the heart of it. Take a closer look at “Angel’s Home”, for example. It’s near the Kleistpark U-Bahn station and a mere ten to fifteen minutes away from either Kurfürstendamm or Potsdamer Platz. There are three well-furnished guestrooms which accommodate up to four persons each.
So what’s wrong with THE EAST? Absolutely nothing. Take a look at Privatzimmer Schulz and you’ll realize that it’s one of the best directions to head to in town. At least as far as room accommodations are concerned.
And speaking of direction, why not determine the direction yourself? Have a look at this handy little search engine at ferienwohnung-zimmer-berlin.de. It’s a very “intuitive” way to find the room in the Berlin neighborhood you are looking for.
Kreuzberg may not be the political hotbed it used to be (everybody has moved to Prinzlauer Berg), but it is certainly still worth a visit. This site specializes in the place.
Two other good search tools are
And might it be, could it be possible that all you are really looking for is a simple, old-fashioned youth hostel? Don’t be ashamed. That’s what I would do, too. If they would let me in anymore, that is. Have a look at these.
There’s no place like home cheap home, they say. At least that’s what they say at Meiniger Hostels:
Here is a very detailed listing of available hostels in Berlin:
Not bad information, though obviously a bit depraved: