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Best Western Hotel City Ost
Ranked #190 of 635 Hotels in Berlin
Reviewed September 24, 2012

The Hotel is in a really great location, both for U & S Bahn links around the city, and also nearby is a really up and coming area for bars and restaurants.

The hotel itself is clean and comfortable with friendly and efficient staff - really good value for money.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 21, 2012

the staff is very helpful and friendly. It is located out of the center in a really good neighbourhood. the u-bahn is just at the front of the hotel so this is all you need in berlin.
the room is in a good size. the shower is great!
this is the place for me to stay in berlin.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 20, 2012

This is a nice hotel with good connections to the city center. With the U-bahn you are basically at the door of the hotel, and the S-bahn is at walking distance. There are a lot of shops and even a shopping centre near the S-bahn station, so you can spend time also near the hotel.

The rooms are quite spacious and kept very tidy. The pillows are big and extra-fluffy, so maybe they have invested in new ones recently. The bathroom was new and clean, and also had a make-up mirror and a hair-dryer. The aircondition in the room kept the air nice and cool, but made a bit of noise. The view from the backside of the hotel was not nice, since it contained abandoned buildings. The wifi was not working all the time in the room, but enough to check e-mails. Funny thing in the room was the pillow candy, which was the size of a ten cent euro coin. The picture quality of the television was rubbish, but who would like to watch german television anyway.

The breakfast is a good continental breakfast with some german sausages and fresh bread. For 9 euro it is not cheap, so if you want to eat cheaper go to the bakery next door. There is also a nice döner-place just a few stores away, where you get your stomach full with just a couple of euros.

The staff are nice and helpful, and speak also good english.

I could recommend this hotel to anyone who wants to visit Berlin on a budget, but still have a good hotel. Of course it is not in the city center, but you will get there in 10 minutes.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

Very good value for money. The hotel is located in the eastern part of the city, just in front of the metro station Samariterstrasse, 10 minutes ride from Alexanderplaz (from where you can go everywere). It is very clean and the rooms are practically new (and exactly as shown in their website), small but very cosy. The hotel faces a big strett but it isn't noisy at all. Breakfast buffet is fine although lacking of croissants and cappuccino. The staff deserves a special mention, very helpful in everything (we needed to print some documents, send post and we had a problem with the safe but everthing was sorted out very quickly). And, least but not last, the price is fair. Definitely a good choice to stay in Berlin.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 16, 2012

Location is the best aspect of this hotel. This is a pretty basic hotel with no frills. But, it is situated just a few steps from the U Bahn and 5 minutes walk from S Bahn. Also, the Frankfurter Allee is crawling with eateries, bakeries and convenience stores. So, for a tourist on a budget it is very convenient. This hotel offers free internet, which is not very common in Europe. The rooms are very small, so be careful not to bump your knees while moving about in the room. Two of my peeves: The german pillows and lack of iron/iron board in the room. Against a 10 euro deposit (?), you can get the iron at the front desk. The breakfast is also basic, without croissants. I have stayed at this hotel 3 times over 6 years and it is consistent in the amenities. The front desk is quite capable of getting your reservation mixed up.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 12, 2012

Berlin has loads to see and do. You need a hotel thats clean and comfortable, good location. This fits the bill, 30 mins by train frorm the airport, then a 10 min walk or a quick change on the underground (the train system around berlin is quick, simple and value for money...buy a welcome card). Check in was swift, staff pleasant. Thats all you need, get out and enjoy the city.
Just 10 mins walkaway is a funky area of town with restaurants , bars and a good flea market on a sunday. Plus you are just 30 mins walk from the east side gallery. 4/5 underground stops from Alexanderplatz (go up the tv tower its a must).

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 5, 2012

This hotel is a basic but clean hotel. The staff are friendly and helpful, the place is kept clean and is located in the east side surrounded by many cheap takeaways and budget shops. Just a short underground ride away is Alexandraplaza for easy access to other places. If you want luxury or a good view, maybe somewhere else would be more appropriate - otherwise this is a good option providing value for money and we would recommend. We ate in other places so can't rate the food. Just a tip - the rooms are not equipped with tea/coffee making facilities but if you ask at reception they will provide these.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Best Western Hotel City Ost

Address: Frankfurter Allee 57-59, 10247 Berlin, Germany
Location: Germany > Berlin > Friedrichshain
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#37 Best Value Hotel in Berlin
#149 Romantic Hotel in Berlin
#152 Business Hotel in Berlin
Price Range: $62 - $118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Best Western Hotel City Ost 3.5*
Number of rooms: 140
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