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Pension Elefant

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Welserstrasse 27, 10777 Berlin, Germany
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Ranked #3 of 188 Berlin B&B and Inns
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Elefant is in the very centre of Berlin and additionally 3 minutes from the nearest metro station. We were 3 persons and we stayed in one big, beautiful room. The host are just lovely, caring and very professional. They even bake their own bread for you for breakfast! The price was astonishingly low. We had a wondeful stay and will... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I stayed at the Pension Elefant along with my two daughters last December. Our stay was for 4 nights while we visited the wonderful Christmas Markets. The room itself was very spacious, warm and tastefully decorated. The view from the window was looking out onto the street, and overall it was very quiet both inside as well as outside. The... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 via mobile

We stayed for a second time in one of the apartments around the corner from the Pension itself. It was warm, clean and charmingly furnished. The location is great for metro transport and shopping and also perfect for anyone who fancies the gay scene in Berlin. The owners are easy to deal with and very helpful and friendly. There is... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Stayed here many times and always been well looked after by our hosts...it's reassuring to see the standard of our first trip approximately 9 or 10 years ago has not dropped - great location, excellent value and totally comfortable - looking forward to returning :-)

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The reviews gave me high expectations of Pension Elefant and I wasn't disappointed. I booked our stay as part of a four night break for my husband and I with our two year old daughter. The Pension itself is very well located and a little piece of Berlin history. One of few buildings in the area not to be destroyed... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

We booked this pension not knowing Berlin so we relied on the trip advisor community to give us guidance. Wrong choice for once. The room was OK (spacious) but the building was completely outdated/outworn. The king size bed was actually two single beds put together (with separate linen). The bathroom was not clean. And this part of Berlin is not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We spent three night at Elefant and it is a great place to stay. Well located to get around Berlin. The host was friendly and helpful. Would recommend to anyone staying in Berlin. Also had the extras which you don't get in many hotels any more of a kettle and free wifi.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This review is over a year due. My daughter and I stayed here July of 2013, with the same owners as now. It speaks for itself that our stay is still a marvelous and vivid memory. Pension Elefante is perfectly located two blocks from the main shopping street in Berlin, and one block from a main station U-Bahn stop. We... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Best Berlin choice, excellent location, clean, friendly and nice big rooms. This is our eighth stay and have had different friends joining from year to year who have also been very pleased - we are surely back again very soon

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Kerkrade, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We have spend 5 nights at the Elefant. To be honest this is one of the best stays weve encountered, and we travel a lot. The Elefant has a perfect location, smackbang in the middle of the gay village of Berlin, but quit so no troubles sleeping at night. The owner was on a holiday in Spain, but the guy... More 

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