With many people choosing to buy their budget flight themselves and arranging their own accommodation, it is important to know how to get the hotel that suits your requirements and your budget as hotels in Berlin come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes from low budget hostels to top of the range international hotels catering for global jetsetters.
Berlin does not have a “centre” in the same way that some other cities do, however, the main central areas (for example “Mitte” and the area around Alexanderplatz with the iconic Fernsehturm) tend to be the place where you will find the larger hotel chains and the high end four and five star hotels.
Berlin budget hotels tend to be in the more trendy/ up and coming areas in the east of the city such as Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain where you will find numerous two and three star hotels as well as hostels for those on a really tight budget.
Berlin Hotels Deals
Hotel deals in Berlin vary depending on the time of year that you want to travel and what the day of week you wish to travel. For example, the big international conference hotels in the west of the city by the international congress centre are packed most weeks with conference and exhibition attendees. Conversely, at weekends and during school holidays, they tend to be half empty meaning that you can get a cheap hotel in Berlin and consequently get more for your money.
Hotels in Berlin in the west of the city (the area around Charlottenburg, and the Kurfürstendamm) tend to be the international brand/ chain hotels although there are also a number of locally/ privately owned properties which can offer a lot more in terms of character and individuality.
As with buying holiday packages to Berlin, the key to getting the best hotel deals in Berlin is flexibility. Berlin is a year round destination so consider going out of season (for example in the winter) or during term time if you don't have children. Also consider travelling midweek – ask yourself whether you need to travel at the weekend – does it make any real difference to your job as it could make a big difference to your wallet?