We stayed here this week on a 3 day trip to Berlin. As other reviewers have said, the A/C is pretty much non-existent. I had read that on here, so I didn't even bother complaining when ours didn't work. It wasn't much of a problem the first 2 nights, but the last night was very warm. However, we have found this issue with the A/C across Europe, so it is not unusual. Also, I booked a slightly more expensive room which came with a mini-bar figuring we could buy water, etc. from the local grocery store to keep cool in there - no such luck! There is actually a notice in the mini-bar stating that it is not for keeping things cool - so weird! So keep that in mind. Also, we were on the 6th floor and while I managed to use the Wi-Fi, it was very slow. If you connect in the lobby, it is very fast.
That being said, the room was clean, the beds were comfortable and the shower was hot with great water pressure. As others have said, the U-Bahn Samaritastrasse stop is literally out the door and it is a quick couple of stops into the main part of the city. We loved the convenience of the subway being there. There is a small pastry shop next door to the hotel where we bought pastries each morning for breakfast rather than pay 9 Euro at the hotel! Some have said the neighborhood isn't that good, but we didn't feel that way. We went to a pub called Peter's Bier Bar a few blocks away one night and got beers for less than 2 Euro each which was so much cheaper than anywhere else we visited (just know that they are allowed to smoke in bars).
All in all, I would stay here again. It was no frills, but we really just used the room to sleep and shower, so as long as it was clean and reasonably comfortable, I can't really complain for the price!
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