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Economical Place to stay in Berlin for students

Hello, my son’s German club will be going to Germany this summer. Their first stop is Berlin at the end of May/beginning of June. Unfortunately the youth hostels are all booked up. Are there any other economical places to stay in or near the city? Thanks!

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Check universities for their extra dorm spaces. Numerous Canadian universities rent out spare rooms to tourists in the summer, so worth checking European ones too.

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You might see if something is available in Potsdam which is a short S-bahn ride away from Berlin?

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We’ve booked rooms for student groups. Be prepared to email several hotels to inquire about group rates for your group stating the number of students, and the number of single, doubles, triples and/or quads needed. Give the hotels your specific check in and check out dates. Inquire about breakfast to see if it’s included in the rate. If you stated your budget limit per person it might be easier to suggest specific hotels.

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Hi,

I would suggest the TU on Hardenbergstrasse (Technisch Uni) close to the train station Bahnhof Zoo for accommodations , if you can't find anything by way of the youth hostels , those part of Hosteling International and the private ones (there are a ton of these).

Aside from the hostels, there are also the youth guest houses Jugendgästehaus.

The TU has its cafeteria at lunch open to the public, (I've eaten there), which your son might take advantage of regardless if they are staying there or not.

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University semesters in Germany finish quite late.

Students in uni are probably still having classes in May.

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Without knowing your budget I see several hotels we’ve stayed in before south of the Tiergarten for about 90€ per night for two people. If 45€ per person is within your budget for Berlin there are some with availability in late May where we’ve personally stayed with university students and brands with which we’re familiar.