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“Great Value in popular area”
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Hotel 103
Ranked #48 of 349 Specialty Lodging in Berlin
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Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
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“Great Value in popular area”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

The Hotel 103 is a clean, simple place in the popular Prenzlauer burg district. The staff were very helpful, spoke English well, and immediately gave us a another room when we asked for something different. Because of the area and that it is a hostel also, many of the travelers were younger people although we did see a mix of families and older folks. It is set back from the busy active street and because of that was quiet at night. I would recommend it to people who want value and dont need alot ...it is quite plainly furnished. No A/C if needed. As another reviewer said "tv poor, furniture awful, but good beds". Staff, cleanliness, and location make it a good value.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed April 23, 2013

Close to Schonhouser Allee S Bahn station and Prenzlauer Berg night life. Friendly receptionist let us check into our room early when we arrived at midday. Great service at hotel bar (open 24 hours). Comfortable rooms in quiet courtyard away from the main road. All in all great value at €42 for a twin room.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Joensuu
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Reviewed September 12, 2012

We enjoyed "103". Not excellent, but nice enough. Nice wide room, clean, quiet, birds singing outside. TV was poor, the furniture really awful, but beds good anyway. Breakfast good, but not super every morning - to pay for that every morning not so nice. The surroundings: somehow we liked Prenzlauer Berg. It was our town. Every evening as we came from the city to our hotel, we felt like "coming home". Normal life, nice/cheap bars and shops. U-Bahn works very well.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cardiff
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20 reviews
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Reviewed September 5, 2012

I booked the 103 for a long weekend in Berlin with my 17 year old son. The hotel is pretty basic. This is the no frills option. But you get a good sized room and a small ensuite shower room and lavatory. The room was clean but perhaps showing its age a little. We had three single beds and some storage but the set up is very much basic backpacker style. Rooms overlook a quite courtyard and have nice big windows. The staff were friendly and helpful and there is a good all night bar. Location wise the hotel is a bit out of the centre of things but there is quite a lot going on in the area. Its suburban but lots of mid priced resturants and bars nearby. There is also quite a good shopping centre opposite the station. The rail links are excellent. There is both an underground and overground station nearby and one can get to most of the main sights in Berlin with 20 minutes. We got a direct overground train to and from Schoenfeld airport. Basic breakfast is 3 euros. There is also a small games room and free wifi in reception. This is a two star hotel so you get what you pay for but I'd say its much better than most chain budget hotels.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed August 6, 2012

we had a three bed room and i cant fault it, both the bedroom and the bathroom were spotless! The room was also a good size.
the dining area and communal areas are very modern (very ikea looking) and clean. The breakfast is fine, plenty of bread ham, tomatoes, cheese etc.
as others have said it is near the train and is near enough to a few nice restaurants and cafes.
we did almost miss the hotel though as it is accessed through a courtyard.
overall i would definitely stay here again and would recommend it to anyone visiting Berlin.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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Finland
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

We stayed at Hotel 103 for three nights and we paid around 80 euros per night. Great location in a very nice neighbourhood, close to the station Schönhauser Allee. Our room was though a big dissapointment. The beds were ok but the rest of the furniture was awful. Instead of bedside tables there were two dirty stools. Our bathroom was horrible. It was almost as big as the bedroom itself, probably meant to serve disabled guests. There was no shower curtains so showering without soaking the whole bathroom was impossible. The bathroom floor was extremely unhygienic, with ingrained dirt. The towels were not changed during our stay and due to the humidity the towels were never dry.

When we asked the staff about how the lockers in the rooms worked we learned that it costed 50 cents extra per night to use them. That's not much, but we couldn't understand why this fee wasn't included in the total bill. There was free wifi but only in the lobby. If you wanted to use the wifi in your room it costed extra too.

All in all, for 80 euros a night we expected to get more value for our money. I wouldn't recommend you this hotel.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Galway, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 31, 2012

i think its a 2 star hotel (too lazy to check) but it definitely deserves more. i ended up staying in 3 different rooms there. all fairly basic but very clean. its not expensive so at the very least you want it to be clean. cant comment on breakfast as i never made it up on time any of the five nights i stayed there. location as someone pointed out may be slightly out from most attractions but its only 4 stops from alexanderplatz, one of the main staions in berrlin. i had no hassle gettting around anyway. special shouts go out to the staff. only met the owner briefly but seemed like a decent sort. special shouts out go to the dude from philly and the football/hiphop mad polish lad(yes i will listen to chamillionaire!!), both of whom had to listen to my inane irish drunken drivel in the wee houors. great service at the 24hr bar. not a party bar but handy when you want a few bevvies before you hit the town or the hay. see you again soon!

Room Tip: we stayed in the apartment up top. has a nice shared living space and a large balcony. not flash but...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Hotel 103
Address: Schoenhauser Allee 103, 10439 Berlin, Germany
Location: Germany > Berlin > Prenzlauer Berg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #48 of 349 Specialty Lodging in Berlin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel 103 2*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our Hotel 103 is perfectly located in the famous Berlin district of Prenzlauer Berg and is easily reachable via S-bahn, U-bahn and Tram. In the sourrounding you will find many international restaurants, small individual shops, the famous 'Mauerpark', the 'Max-Schmeling-Halle' and the a Brewery 'Kulturbrauerei'. Many bars and Clubs entice you to try out the exciting nightlife in Berlin.We have 43 rooms and one apartment available. By arranging the rooms to single, double, three and four bed rooms, we are able to provide a total of 133 beds. The rooms are spread on five floors.On each floor, you will find one double room that is suitable for handicapped people. The apartment is located on the top floor.All rooms feature shower/WC and are furnished in a modern way.Conferences and meetings are most welcome! Our three meeting rooms offer space for up to 60 persons at the biggest room, depending on the seating. We will meet your wishes to find the best solution in price and arrangement. You can also book the meeting facilities without an overnight stay. ... more   less 
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