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First timer…Berlin Hotels on a budget…is it possible?

This will be my first trip to Europe! Would love to hear your recommendations for the best located accommodations to make the most of my 3 days/2 nights in Berlin on a budget . Will be there mid-July 2023 & want to see as much of the city sights as I can fit in.

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If you give us a budget you may get more recommendations from those who have actually used a particular hotel. It was about 10 years ago but I stayed in Pension Peters in the Charlottenburg area and I can certainly recommend it. That was in mid-July and it was well under $100/night (at least at that time).

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We found Berlin to be less expensive than many if not most European cities.

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I stayed in Kastianienhof Hotel located in Prinzlauer Berg area in 2015. It was the Rick Steves tour hotel for the Berlin Prague Vienna tour. I remember it was comfortable, clean and convenient to transport.

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Budget is $200 or less per night…not sure that is realistic but I am new at this.

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Should not be a problem keeping it under $200/night in Berllin, that's quite reasonable. Search booking.com for your dates and set your budget in the 'filter' section. You could also filter for your chosen neighborhood, but don't worry too much about being centrally located because it's quite easy to get to anywhere in Berlin you want to see by S bahn or U bahn - transportation in Berlin is great. Just make sure the hotel you pick is near a station.

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Wonderful, Thank you SO much! I will check these recommendations out! Have a nice day everyone!

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Every single person goes to Europe on a budget.

For some budgets, hotels are fine if they are $500/night.

For other budgets, hotels are fine if they are $65/night.

So, to get sensible answers to this question, specify EXACTLY WHAT your budget is set at.

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A budget of $200 per night has been specified. That's about 185 euros.

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$200 (or €185) should get you plenty of options. I was in Berlin last year as a solo traveler and stayed at the Adina Apartment Hotel Hackescher Markt in the Hackescher Markt area. It was a studio apartment, very spacious, and the price was around €125 a night. The staff was friendly and courteous, and the rooms were very well prepared, large, clean and nice. There was a small refrigerator, cooktop, dishwasher and coffee pot in the room. Breakfast is available although given the kitchen facilities, I just ate in my room in the morning.

They do have hotels in other Berlin locations as well, but I really liked this location, as it is very convenient to the U-Bahn, S-Bahn, and trams. In fact, you can catch the S-Bahn from right up the street and it will take you right to the airport (and vice versa). It's also very near Museum Island, the DDR museum is only a few blocks away along and the TV Tower is not much farther. There is a Rewe grocery store a few blocks away along with a wine shop and many really good restaurants. I would definitely stay in this location again.

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Hotel Search Tip: If you go to Booking.com (I use it - not work for it)... and pick a hotel for your desired dates and go to the Booking listing - then hit "Show on Map" it will show your your hotel with its price and all of the other hotels on that Map with THEIR prices. Very useful for comparison shopping in your area of interest and between areas. I also like the Hackschermarkt Area since it is on a direct S Bahn from the Main Bahnhof and near Museum Island.

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X2 on the Adina Apartment Hotel. Very good value I thought.

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Periscope's arguments in favor of Savignyplatz apply equally to Prenzlauer Berg. The difference is traveling like a tourist at Hackescher Market, etc. vs experiencing a more authentic Berlin. The transit in Berlin is so efficient that you don't have to stay right next to an S-bahn station to conveniently reach a station - take a tram. Hackescher Market is a lively place to grab a meal, but not necessarily the best area to stay in, IMHO.

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I agree with both of you that sometimes it's nice to stay in a more residential area. But convenience is also very nice and the Hackescher Markt area is very convenient. I did not feel at all like I was staying in a concrete jungle - there were lots of locals around every morning going to work, sitting in cafes and I enjoyed the experience there very much.

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I was just in Berlin a few weeks ago, I stayed at Hotel Kastanienhof in a single room 120 euro without breakfast. Location is excellent, room was clean and simple, I would recommend it.

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If you like to sleep well do not book a hotel at the Hackescher Markt, as the tram makes such a noise in the morning. Maritim pro Arte (Friedrichstraße) or Titanic Chaussee (Chausseestraße) are better and central as well. Both with indoor pool and big breakfast.
I prefer the "old west" near the Charlottenburg castle and the opera. There are several hotels under 100€ like the B+B Hotels.