Berlin: 5 budget hotels in great locations under $100

A classy and cheap room at Pension Funk.

Berlin is an excellent destination for Cheapos interested in finding great budget hotels. With clean, comfortable rooms and extra, sometimes quirky, touches, you can be sure you’ll enjoy your stay in Berlin.

From lodgings on a boat on the river to artist havens and hotels with a minimalist feel, the city is filled with unique, budget-friendly hotel for every type of Cheapo in Berlin. We found five hotels in excellent locations starting at $99 per night.

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5 Cheap hotels in Berlin with great locations

We’ve chosen five of our favorite budget hotels in beautiful Berlin based on comfort, cleanliness and cool, unique characteristics. And even better? They’re all under $100 per night!

Eastern Boat Hostel

Stay on a boat! Beds are cheap at this popular “boatel.”

Eastern Comfort Hostel Boat

Mühlen Str. 73
Neighborhood: Friedrichshain
User Rating: 8.2
Rooms starting at $59

Yes, that’s right — keep your wallet afloat by sleeping in the Eastern Comfort Hostel Boat. This stationary boat offers small rooms ranging from 3rd-class dorms to first-class rooms with private bathrooms. Even the best rooms provide a budget-friendly option!

Amenities like breakfast, in-room Wi-Fi and laundry service come with a small fee, but the views are hard to beat. Plus, the story of sleeping on a boat in Berlin is priceless! Read our full review of the Eastern Comfort here.


Warhol keeps an eye on you at the trendy but cheap art’otel city kudamm.

art’otel berlin city center west

Lietzenburger Str. 85
Neighborhood: Wilmersdorf
User Rating: 8.1
Rooms starting at $70

If you love Pop Art, this is your spot in Berlin! This trendy hotel is filled with Warhol art (or art of Warhol). Along with the glam décor, the hotel features four-star amenities like AC, tea kettles and minibars. The hotel also features an artsy breakfast room, a sleek restaurant, a fitness center and a sauna.

The prices sometimes hover above the average price of our other Berlin picks, but even then, the art’otel berlin city center west offers a lot of bang for your buck. Check out our full review here.

Hotel Gat

Upgrade to a room with a balcony and couch for a just a few extra euros at Hotel Gat Point Charlie.

Hotel Gat Point Charlie

Mauerstr. 81-82
Neighborhood: Mitte
User Rating: 8.5
Rooms starting at $77

If you’re a self-proclaimed minimalist who appreciates contemporary style, you’ll love the Hotel Gat Point Charlie. Think white walls, crisp bedspreads, dark carpeting and sleek touches like distinctive desk and shelving units and sleek patterned curtains.

The prices are reasonable, and you can usually upgrade to a larger superior room for only around €5 more. Read more about the hotel or book a room here.

Related: A Budget guide to exploring the Mitte neighborhood in Berlin

Pension Columbus

We love the antique touches at Hotel Pension Columbus like the rotary phone and desk lamp.

Hotel Pension Columbus

Meinekestr. 5
Neighborhood: Near the Ku’damm
User Rating: 8.8
Rooms starting at $78

The Hotel Pension Columbus, nestled in a 19th-century apartment building, offers antique charm with modern amenities (like free Wi-Fi and breakfast). Yellow tones make the hotel warm and welcoming, while ornately gilded walls and a wooden staircase make a grand entrance.

Cheapos looking to really save some cash can skip a room with private baths and opt for a room that shares the hotel’s clean facilities. Read our full review here.

Pension Funk

Sit down to a buffet every morning in the ornate breakfast room at Pension Funk.

Pension Funk

Fasanenstraße 69
Neighborhood: Near the Ku’damm
User Rating: 8.4
Rooms starting at $99

Pension Funk features elegant rooms and a location on the most beautiful street in Berlin. Walking into the rooms is like taking a step back in time, in the best possible way. Delicate chandeliers, printed wallpaper, charming antique furniture and oil paintings welcome guests to their rooms.

Keeping with the theme, Pension Funk’s rooms stay quiet and old fashioned by omitting televisions and phones. Don’t fret — if you are worried about being off the grid, you can still access Wi-Fi for free. Read more about the hotel here.

More budget travel advice for Berlin

Looking for more unique budget hotel options in Berlin? Check out all of our recommended hotels here.

And if you’ve already booked your budget hotel in Berlin… now what? Explore the best of the city on a cheapo dime by checking out our Berlin city guide for essential information and money-saving tips.