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“A good place - not for everybody” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Michelberger Hotel
Ranked #97 of 633 Hotels in Berlin
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82 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“A good place - not for everybody”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2014 via mobile

While on a business trip, I consciously chose this hotel knowing it was not a business hotel. However, I still wanted to try, as it is well-rated and it's very unique. The atmosphere is very lively and young and the entire experience is very different from most of the hotels I stayed in. I opted for a "loft room". As Berlin's old buildings usually have ceilings of 4 meters or more, the room is vertically separated in two by a wooden structure. The bed (basically a mattress) on the top (quite close to the ceiling - might not be good for claustrophobics) and the rest below.

The plus. You feel like in a mini-apartment that creates a kind of interesting relaxed ambiance.

The minus: all the rest. Need to use the bathroom during the night ? You have to be truly careful not to kill yourself as the wooden stair is really (really) steep. Wanna watch TV (small) with your girlfriend ? Very hard to do so while laying in bed, as it is downstairs. Want to open or close the window ? You literally have to climb on the desk or the "sofa". I could clearly spot the foot of one of the housekeepers on the sofa. Wanna spend some time working / blogging ? You have to sit on a mini-chair, the desk being low.
Also my shower was miserably inefficient. No water pressure (unacceptably low) and the shower head was badly fixed on the wall. I obviously asked this to be fixed... "Yes, sir". Nothing happened until
the checkout.

Good breakfast in a nice large cosy room.

Hope this helps

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2014

I'm just back from a two night stay in Berlin. I have never been moved to write on here so quickly before.
I have been lucky in my life to work for some superb hotels and hospitality companies, I have also been very lucky to have stayed in many great hotels.
This hotel and the people there are stunning!
The communication before arrival was swift and professional.
On arrival, the lovely Laura was a delight. Helping me with all my questions, giving me a can of their own Coconut Water called Fountain of Youth which was amazing and telling me about the hotel.
My room (232) was an upgrade, a quirky, mexican themed cosy room. Again, perfection.
The location is great, 3 minute walk from the station.
I'm a little bit in love with this hotel!!! Great vibe, great music in the lounge, great food and the best people working there.
The breakfast.....Oh my lord, the breakfast!....all organic, home made, quality ingredients, loads to choose from. Truly stunning.
If you are going to Berlin, look no further than Michelberger Hotel. You will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cowes, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2014

This is not your typical hotel and if you just want a regular hotel reception/room then this is not for you, however if you are up for something a bit different then definitely go for this. You walk through the main seating/bar area to get to the reception which can be a bit daunting but everyone there is really friendly, the reception staff give you a can of coconut water and some quirky little tokens for your breakfast - which I was worried about losing! Breakfast was a typical european one, not your full english but a great selection of hot and cold food. My room was on two levels with a bunk style bed upstairs but a bit posher - I'd describe the place as a posh hostel!? The room was basic but funky, no wardrobe just a rope with some hangers on and some hammock bays to put your stuff. Some of my friends stayed in rooms that just were on one level and so the beds took up most of the room space so I'd def recommend you get a bunk one for more room. The sink was in the main area with a seating area with views to the train stop and windows you could open and a desk although does have a separate shower/toilet area but I wouldn't share with a friend unless you are really close ha. We spent a couple of evening sin the relaxed bar area which has a mountain of books, looks amazing! there is low sofa style seating and table seating, they also do great cocktails! There is also a lovely courtyard area with lots of seating and a separate dining area for breakfast.The location is perfect, just a short walk from the east side gallery (berlin wall) and with train/tram services right opposite. I would love to stay here again!

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Katiecjunior
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Manchester U.K.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2014

This is one of the most unusual and best hotels we've ever stayed at. Great rooms with very clever and quirky use of space. the TVs at the end of the corridors showing The Big Lebowski was a great idea. Lively bar with good DJs and cocktails. Very close to transport links. Reception gave us printed maps with places of interest including an excellent one with the locations of nearby record shops. Look forward to staying again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank RBManchester
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Stockholm, Sweden
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48 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2014

The Michelberger is like not other hotel I have ever stayed at. The lobby is integrated with a lobby/café area - which turns into a cool bar at night. There is a mix of guests both at the hotel and the café/bar, and you are likely to feel right at home whether you are 20 or 60, and whether you are alone, a couple or with a group of friends.
Hotel rooms are unique and different. I stayed with two friends and found the perfect room for three adults, which is not very easy.
The breakfast is not included, but to me it was worth the extra cost. It was a great breakfast in a beautiful restaurant, which is open for dinner in the evening. I was there in the winter but it looked like there would be outdoor seating if the weather allowed it.
The staff is nice, efficient and service-minded in a relaxed kind of way.
The hotel is located in former East Berlin, very close to the train, but there is not a great range of cafés, restaurants and bars in the immediate vicinity of the hotel - although you can find it only a short train ride away.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Hoya91
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Helsinki
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53 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2014

We had a really pleasant four day stay here. The hotel has a really nice 'vibe' to it and it's really different to standard hotels. We had a loft room, it was a bit small for three people but the kid loved the high bed.

Good wifi reception in room, no fridge or minibar.

Breakfast was on the pricey side, 16e adults and 8e for kids. It was good, but not sure about the value though.

Connections to city are excellent (Warschauer Strasse station): right across the street tram M10 to Friedrichshein and Prenzlauer Berg, underground U1 to Kreuzberg and Kurfürstendamm, and a short walk to S-train station for lines S3, S5, S7, S75 ja S9 to Mitte and pretty much everywhere you want to go.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Hippo04
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53 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2014

I've stayed here probably a dozen times in the last 2 or 3 years and I love it. The fact The Big Lebowski is playing on a loop 24/7 says it all. Its fantastic in every way, top marks. The staff couldn't be better, breakfast is wonderful and the cocktails in the bar are quite delicious. Can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Pbinla
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Property: Michelberger Hotel
Address: Warschauer Str. 39/40, 10243 Berlin, Germany
Location: Germany > Berlin > Friedrichshain
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #97 of 633 Hotels in Berlin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Michelberger Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Michelbergerhotel is a budget hotel concept created by a group of friends, who had the idea to make the best hotel they could, the kind of hotel they'd like to stay in. A place that's individual, charismatic, stylish, fun, rebellious and inexpensive, a place where anything goes, just like Berlin itself. ... more   less 
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