As my Vegan Berlin Guide is one of my most popular posts, I frequently get asked for recommendations of where to stay in Berlin. I’ve lived in Berlin since 2011, so it’s not something I often think about. So, I scoured the internet and endless reviews to come up with some good options to combine with my knowledge of Berlin’s best areas. I hope it helps narrow your choice amongst the thousands of options out there! I’ve also included the vegan places within walking distance.

If you want your own private room, be sure to look through both the hostels and the apartments. Some of the hostels are only private rooms or have nice private room options, too.

Stayed somewhere great that’s not on this list? Send me a message and let me know!

Where to Stay in Berlin – Neighborhoods

I get asked this question a lot, and the answer is that there is not ONE correct answer for where to stay in Berlin. Berlin is huge, and it doesn’t have one center. The public transportation is very good. As long as you are not far from a station, you’ll be fine wherever you are. Even those of us living in Berlin tend to divide ourselves by neighborhood. Each area has its benefits, but they tend to have different reputations:

Charlottenberg – Kurfürstendamm is Berlin’s high street where you’ll find the shops like Gucci, Prada, etc. Also stuff like H&M, Urban Outfitters and Forever 21. Tourists flock to this area to shop. Besides that there’s the more livable Kantstraße area, lined with pre-war buildings and classy establishments.

Friedrichshain – The punk area of the city. Tons of cafes and shops line Simon-Dach-Straße. Tourists have also caught onto this street, but there’s still lots of nice bars and restaurants here, including the Saturday market at Boxhagener Platz.

Kreuzberg – There’s a couple areas of Kreuzberg. The Oranienstraße area near Görlitzer Bahnhof and Schlesisches Tor has lots of hip places, restaurants, bars, etc., but the kind of hip that tourists have caught on to. It’s sorta halfway between Neukölln and Prenzlauer Berg. I spent my entire first year in this area before retreating to places where I could actually get a seat in a bar on a Friday night. The Bergmannstraße area is a more yuppie part of Kreuzberg, near the stations Mehringdamm and Gneisenaustraße. Tons of good cafes, a few less babies.

Mitte – There are two parts of Mitte. There’s Alexanderplatz, which is Berlin’s “center”. Potsdamer Platz is another big touristy/business spot in Mitte, where you’ll find the Mall of Berlin. This is filled with tourists and nothing really that interesting (to me). Hackescher Markt area going down to Weinmeisterstraße is the more hip, boutique shopping district. The area near Rosenthaler Platz is where all the start-ups have congregated, so you’ll get a younger, hip, vaguely tech start-up kinda crowd here.

Neukölln – Hipsters. It’s Berlin’s Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Unique, hip bars, scattered third-wave coffee shops, plus a pinch of grime. Most mainstream tourists don’t seem to make it this far, so you can still get a seat in the bars on the weekend.

Prenzlauer Berg – Yuppie area. Think Berlin’s Park Slope or Berkeley. Lot’s of nice cafes, boutiques, organic shops, and babies. Big market with outdoor karaoke at Mauerpark on Sundays.

Schöneberg – The Nollendorfplatz area is the historically gay men section of the city. There are sections of Schöneberg (and Charlottenberg) that are the “old money” parts of Berlin. The Akazienstraße area is super nice with load of cafes and little shops. Hauptstraße is less fancy, but has lots of grocery stores, Turkish market, etc.

Wedding – Wedding has been Berlin’s up-and-coming area for awhile. Here you’ll find cool spots scattered and hidden around corners rather than staring you in the face. For example, there’s a new LGBT bar called Moritz, that makes their own tonic, and one of the first spots craft beer was ever served in Berlin, Vagabund Brewery. Leopoldplatz is a bit of a center with all your daily shopping needs in the area. You’ll also find the prices here a bit lower than Mitte or Prenzlauer Berg.

Where to Stay in Berlin – Apartments

For those wanting their own space and a kitchen during their Berlin visit, here’s where to stay in Berlin for you.

Apartmenthouse Berlin – Am Görlitzer Park – This is a great location right in the middle of the action in Kreuzberg, close to public transportation. You’ll find plenty of restaurants, cafes, bars and of course the hip Görlitzer Park nearby. Apartments come with a kitchen so you can explore Berlin’s vegan options from the supermarket too.

Good for: Those who want their own place, but want to be able to roll out of bed (or into) for the nightlife and more hip side of Berlin. People traveling as a couple, with family or with friends who want to rent an apartment together.

Vegan spots within walking distance: So many I don’t know where to begin, but some of my favorites are Basmah for their vegan tofu falafel sandwich (with amazing peanut sauce, Tanne B for vegan ice cream, Markthalle IV (market hall with vegan options), White Crow Cafe, Neue Republik Reger (vegan burgers), plus you’re a 10-15 min walk from Veganz supermarket, vegan shoe store, all-vegan sushi place Secret Garden and a billion vegetarian Vietnamese places with vegan options.

Apartment Schulz – They have five different apartments with 1x single-, 4 x double-, 2 x 2-bed and 2 x triple bedrooms available. There is a shared kitchen and bathroom for guests in each of the apartments. Located in various addresses in Berlin’s trendy Prenzlauer Berg district, Apartment Schulz is surrounded by cafés, bars and boutiques. Mauerpark city park is a 5-minute walk away and offers a popular meeting point and Sunday flea market. Eberswalder U-Bahn Metro Station is a 7-minute walk away and provides direct connections to Alexanderplatz Square. Prices start at 40€ per night.

Good for: Those who want their own sleeping space. Good price in a hip area with lots of cafes, parks, and restaurants.

Vegan spots within walking distance: Chay Umi, Chaostheorie, Vego Foodworld, Hum Vegan Cuisine, Vegan Tiger, Rawtastic.

Apartment Schulz Berlin

St Christopher’s Apartments – These private and shared apartments are set in Berlin’s popular eastern center and feature homelike interiors. Guests enjoy free WiFi and are also welcome at St Christopher’s hostel’s lively lounge and bar, located downstairs. St Christopher’s Apartments feature a bright, modern design and include a seating area. Guests can choose between private double room apartments or individual rooms with communal areas and shared bathrooms. A kitchen or kitchenette is provided, breakfast is also available each morning in the lounge and guests receive a 25% discount in Belushi’s Bar, located in the same building.

Located in Mitte, trendy Schönhauser Allee is just a 3-minute walk away. Berlin’s iconic TV Tower and a large selection of shops and bars are located at Alexanderplatz Square, 500 m from the apartments. Bike rental is offered on site. Price is about 80€ per night.

Good for: Those who want their own space and kitchen. Mitte is also a great choice for travelers interested in history, museums and architecture.

Vegan spots within walking distance: SOY, Ryong, Dolores (vegan burrito options), Momos (vegan options), Kopps, Lily Burger.

St Christopher’s Apartments Berlin

Green Oasis – Not gonna lie, I kinda wanna live in this place for the chill balcony area alone. Green Oasis is a quietly located apartment with a large balcony overlooking a leafy courtyard. It is 5 km from Museum Island and 1.3 km from the Berliner Unterwelten museum. There is a furnished balcony, living area and a compact bathroom with a bath tub. The kitchen at Green Oasis is well equipped, and ideal for preparing your own meals. Those who wish to dine out will find many restaurants and cafés in the nearby Mitte district. It’s in the Wedding district, which is off the beaten tourist path, but still has nice stuff nearby. Walking distance to the Panke canal.

Good for: Those who want to be out exploring the city during the day, and come home to cook and chill on the sweet balcony at night.

Epic Balcony at Green Oasis Apartments Berlin

Vegan spots within walking distance: Neontoaster (30 min walk, vegetarian Italian bistro) It’s a15 minute ride on the U-bahn to Valladares Feinkost (or 45 min walk), a vegan grocery store and epic cafe. Navenna Path, an Indian/Sri-Lankan place with awesome vegan options and brunch is also nearby, as is Geh Veg, a vegan cafe. Check out the epic Asian supermarket Vinh Loi, a 30 min walk away or 10 min tram ride.

Box61 Art Concept Flat – See the description of this place in the hostel section below. It’s a hostel with ONLY private rooms.

Seminarhaus S1516 – This one is a happy medium for those who want their own room, but don’t wanna spend a ton. Everyone has their own bedroom (option of a balcony), but bathrooms and kitchen area are shared. Located in North Mitte, with cafes around and close to public transit. All rooms offer free WiFi and a work desk. All but one of the rooms has its own balcony or loggia (covered balcony). Bathroom facilities are shared, and there is another separate bathroom with a bathtub. Guests at Seminarhaus S1516 are also welcome to use the free tea and coffee facilities in the shared kitchen. Prices at around 45€ per night.

Good for: People who want some space and don’t wanna break the bank. Digital nomads who need to get some work done while traveling.

Vegan spots within walking distance: Chay Viet, Jivamukti Yoga Berlin (has vegan cafe), Cat Tuong, Süßer Wolz Veganes Cafe.

Seminarhaus S1516 private rooms in Mitte

Traumberg Flats – These self-catering apartments are located in Berlin’s central Kreuzberg district, in a super cute area called Bergmann Kiez, where there are TONS of cafes, restaurants and little shops. All flats are within a 3-minute walk of underground trains. Each features a flat-screen TV and an iPod docking station. The Traumberg Flats have wooden floors and high ceilings. All modern comforts are provided, including free Wi-Fi. Apartment in the Superior category also have full kitchen facilities. The green Viktoriapark is within a 5-minute walk of the Traumberg Flats. On request, Traumberg’s staff provides a shuttle service from Berlin’s airports and train stations. Prices around 75€ per night.

Good for: Those who want their own space off the beaten tourist path, but surrounded by awesome cafes, restaurants and parks.

Vegan spots within walking distance: Veganz vegan grocery store in the Marheineke Market Hall, Goodies cafe and bakery (inside Veganz), Der Vegetarischer Metger (all vegetarian butcher with vegan options), Kiez Vegan, Tutti (vegan options), no milk today. Not a ton of all vegan spots, but LOADS of places with great vegan options like Huong Sen.

Traumberg Flats in Berlin Kreuzberg

Where to Stay in Berlin – Hostels

The Cat’s Pajamas Hostel – I’ve actually been in this hostel as a friend stayed there. It has a really nice design element, and a huge, nice kitchen and common area, as well as a courtyard to hangout in out back. It’s in Kreuzkölln, which is out of the “center” of Berlin, but is where all of us who actually live in Berlin hangout. If you want to be with all the other tourists and go clubbing every single night, this is probably not the place for you. I used to live around the corner from this hostel when I first moved to Berlin, and it’s great as it’s near the park Hasenheide, tons of cafes, and the queer bar Silverfuture, as well as the awesome outdoor Turkish Market on Tuesdays and Fridays. Option of all-female 4, 6 or 8 bed dorms. Prices start at 22€ per night for a dorm bed or 55€ for a private room.

Good for: You want to avoid doing all the same things as the other tourists.

Vegan spots within walking distance: H&D Chay, Kiez Vegan, playing with eels, Viasko, Yellow Sunshine Burger, Cafe Tschüsch, La Stella Nera.

Awesome Kitchen at the Cat’s Pajamas Hostel

The Circus Hostel – This is probably the most all-inclusive activities in one place hostel you’ll find. They have their own micro-brewery in the basement of the hostel, a two-floor café called Katz & Maus, as well as a bar and lounge, with late breakfasts, freshly made sandwiches and a big drinks menu – including special drink offers, and their own beer. Each week they offer a free history tour, an art tour, and special staff-led tours to their favorite corners of Berlin. There are also lots of events hosted there, from trivia nights or concerts to history talks, and the chance to ‘drink around Germany’ with their virtual beer tour. Probably more on the party hostel end. They also offer bikes, hairdryers, alarm clocks, phone chargers. etc to borrow, and rental iPads and laptops. Prices start around 22€ for a bed in a dorm or 60€ for a private room. In the hip Mitte start-up area.

Good for: The social butterfly, and those who like to be in the center of the action.

Vegan spots within walking distance: Sußer Wolz Veganes Cafe, Cat Tuong, Lia’s Kitchen, Lucky Leek, Rawtastic, Chaostheorie, SOY, Vego Foodworld, Kopps.

The entrance to Circus Hostel Berlin, which is near tons of cafes.

EastSeven Berlin Hostel – From their site, “I’d say our hostel is ideally suited for relaxed, adult travellers who want to meet other travellers and who prefer the chilled atmosphere of a small hostel instead of seeking the large teeny groups in the bigger chain hostels.” They also have little extras like a printer, bike rental, happy hour, umbrellas and hairdryers. It’s a very clean hostel with a large self-catering kitchen and an outdoor BBQ area where you can meet people if you’re traveling alone. They put a big emphasis on cleanliness and not being a party hostel. They offer private rooms starting around 50€ and dorm beds starting around 20€ per night. In the district Prenzlauer Berg, where there are about a bazillion cafes.

Good for: Those who want to meet others, but still need their peace and quiet.

Vegan spots within walking distance: Cat Tuong, Lia’s Kitchen, Lucky Leek, Rawtastic, Chaostheorie, SOY, Vego Foodworld, Kopps.

The Garden at EastSeven Hostel Berlin

Grand Hostel Berlin – The library area in this one just makes me very happy. This one also has so many fantastic reviews raving about customer service. The location in Kreuzberg doesn’t hurt either, down the road from one of my favorite yummy Ethiopian restaurants. Set in an elegant 19th-century building, this hostel offers free Wi-Fi, great transport links, and welcome packs with a map of the city. The rooms at the Grand Hostel Berlin feature elegant wooden furnishings and a simple, contemporary décor. The Möckernbrücke Underground Station is only 200 m away, ensuring easy access to attractions throughout the capital. You can also rent a bicycle from the Grand Hostel and explore Berlin at your own pace. The hostel’s Grand Bistro offers a varied all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet. Guests can also enjoy drinks, music and various evening events in the cosy Library Bar.

Good for: Those who are not into bunk beds, this hostel doesn’t have them.

Vegan spots within walking distance: Der Vegetarische Metzger (vegetarian butcher with vegan options), Tutti (vegan options), lots of cafes and such in Bergmann Kiez that have vegan options. Veganz vegan grocery store in Kreuzberg is also not far.

I want Grand Hostel Berlin’s library to be my living room

Box61 Art Concept Flat – 6 private rooms and a large common area with fully equipped kitchen as well as two shared bathrooms (ladies&gents). It follows an interior art design concept and each room has its very unique individual arty design. Clean, cozy, good location and the place offers free coffee and tea in the morning. Prices start around 60€ per night for a private room.

Good for: People who want their own space in a clean, nice design hostel with a good location. Chances to talk to other humans though because of the shared common spaces.

Vegan spots within walking distance: Velicious Cafe, Vöner, Happy Baristas (vegan options, coffee with homemade almond milk), Emma Pea, 1990 Vegan Living, Bistro Bardot, Yoyo Vegan Foodworld, Balaram Eis.

Box61 Art Concept Flat

Jetpak Eco Lodge – This hostel is in the forest of Grunewald, but still accessible to central Berlin. In the summer would be great because you can walk to the lake Grunewaldsee to go swimming. The hostel’s power comes from 100% renewable sources; it is heated by a modern, wood-burning, CO2-neutral heating system; and the hostel’s hot water is heated by solar panels. 100% green power. Waste is divided, with bottles returned to the manufacturer for re-use, food composted on-site (at a safe distance from the hostel!), and many other items are recycled. Twenty minutes from Zoo Station nestled 1 block into the forest, JETpak offers bright clean rooms and truly spotless bathrooms.

The large common room provides space for free 24 hour high speed internet, nightly big-screen movies, foosball or downtime. Though bus service runs 24 hours, the hostel also rents brand new German bikes for the most convenient access to the city center. Three major museums are within walking distance as well as an extensive trail system through the pristine Grunewald Forest. Probably the best bargain, starting at 17€ per night in the dorm, or a private room starting at 46€.

Good for: Those who want to explore the green spaces of Berlin instead of the clubs, and those who don’t mind a slightly longer trip to the center for a bargain. Reviews say it’s very relaxing and a great escape from the city.

Vegan spots within walking distance: None, but a good jumping point to explore the west of Berlin where you can find vegan and vegan-friendly places.

Jetpak Ecolodge Lounge Area

Minimal Hostel – Guests say it’s more like a flatshare than a big hostel. Small, cozy place in Kreuzkölln. It’s around the corner from the canal, so you can take nice walks along the water. Nearby Katie’s Blue Cat Cafe, which has awesome coffee. It’s also away from the tourist areas, but still near tons of cafes, bars, vintage shops, etc. Plus, on Tuesdays and Thursdays the amazing Turkish market is open literally down the street. They use re-purposed furnishings in harmony with modern German design techniques.

Both a six bed dorm and two double rooms are offered. They also guarantee the beds are comfy, so let me know about that. Non-smoking property. Clean washrooms, and a tranquil and respectful environment. The owners are lifelong Berliners. Dorm beds around 24€ per night, private room around 65€.

Good for: Those who want to be friendly, but independent. Non-partiers who want to explore off the beaten tourist path, but still be well connected.

Vegan spots within walking distance: Brammibal’s Vegan Donuts (!!!), Viasko, Charlie’s Vegan Food and Coffee, Yellow Sunshine Burgers, Cafe V, Soya Vietnamese Vegan Kitchen, Burrito Baby (vegan options).

Cool Loft Beds at Minimal Hostel Berlin

Ostel – Das DDR Hostel – This one is here for the kitsch factor and the history buffs among you. It’s a DDR-themed hostel, meaning it features authentic East German design. Decorated with retro furniture, an old-style radio and 1970’s wallpaper. As far as I can tell they only have private rooms of varying sizes, so good if you want your space. Overall, a good chance to get a feel for what it might have been like, at least design-wise, to live in the former East Berlin in the 70s. Located in Friedrichshain, near the station Ostbahnhof, which is super close to the East Side Gallery and well-connected to public transit. Prices start at around 33€ per night for a private room.

Good for: Design or history buffs. People who want a private room for a good price.

Vegan spots within walking distance: Veganz vegan grocery store, Goodies, The Bowl, Avesu Vegan Shoes.

Ostel – the former East German design-themed hostel

Pfefferbett Hostel – The Pfefferbett is located in a 19th-century brewery and features modern interior design and stylish parquet floors. All rooms are quiet and have a private bathroom and view of the garden or inner courtyard. Snacks are available all day. Free Wi-Fi is available in some rooms and in all public areas. Guests at the Pfefferbett can relax on the south-facing terrace, beside the open fireplace or have a game of pool/billiards or table tennis. Has a 24/7 bar in the lobby. Guests can also rent bicycles from the hostel (from March until October). The hostel is right smack in the middle of a hip part of Prenzlauer Berg, a short walk from many clubs, bars and restaurants.

Good for: Anyone who wants to live in a former brewery. 😉 Those who want to be social and make new friends in Berlin over some drinks.

Vegan spots within walking distance: Lia’s Kitchen, Lucky Leek, momos (vegan options), Daluma, Cat Tuong, Kopps, SOY.

Pfefferbett Hostel is a former brewery in Prenzlauer Berg

Rainbow Hostel – This hostel is part of Regenbogenfabrik, an independent organization running many different projects. They focus on alternative life paths and offer “Help with Self help”. You can go there for a bike kitchen to learn how to fix your own bike, or use their carpentry workshop for help building something, etc. Everyone working there is part of their collective. Located in Kreuzberg in a friendly, quiet atmosphere at reasonable prices. They rent bikes and also have rooms for seminars, teaching and training, bookable per full – or half-day.

There are 33 beds in two large (8- and 6-bedrooms) and several small rooms. Affordable year-round accommodation with or without breakfast, free wifi. Seminar groups, student excursions and tours, international meetings, singles or groups, backpackers, families. Prices start at 13€ per night for a dorm bed or 27€ for a single bed in your own private room.

Good for: The alternative and those who care about sustainability, families who don’t wanna stay in a hotel. Queer-friendly place as well, and for a good price. Those only in Berlin for the clubs will probably want to go elsewhere.

Vegan spots within walking distance: Brammibal’s vegan donuts, Yellow Sunshine Burgers, Charlie’s Vegan Food and Coffee, Viasko.

Rainbow Hostel, part of the Regenbogenfabrik project in Kreuzberg

Where to Stay in Berlin – Hotels

Hotels tend to be easier to figure out, so I’ve only included ones I found in Berlin that are an especially good bargain, or quirky in some way.

Almodovar Hotel – Right in Friedrichshain, walking distance to a ton of the Berlin vegan spots. Not an all-vegan hotel, but very vegan friendly.  Does a vegan brunch lots of people travel there for. They are an environmentally-friendly design hotel in Berlin’s trendy Friedrichshain district featuring free Wi-Fi and bicycle rental facilities. It is a 10-minute walk from Frankfurter Allee S-Bahn Train and Metro Stations. Rooms feature custom-made rosewood furniture, and some offer a balcony. All rooms offer a yoga mat and a beanbag chair. Some rooms and suites are particularly quiet and face the courtyard.

A breakfast buffet is provided. All food served at Bistro Bardot is vegetarian as well as organic, while guests can also enjoy a drink from the hotel bar. They are on the fancier side, with gorgeous rooms starting at around 100€ per night.

Good for: Those looking for a slightly more luxurious city break, and those whose employer is footing the bill ;-). Someone who will need to work in their hotel room and doesn’t want to have to go outside for vegan food.

Vegan spots within walking distance: So many! Haferkater, 1990 Vegan Living, Yoyo Foodworld, Balaram Eis, Vöner, The Bowl, Goodies, Veganz, Zeus Pizza and Pide, Emma Pea, Velicious Cafe.

Beautiful rooms at Almodovar Hotel, a hotel with attached all-vegetarian bistro in hip Friedrichshain!

Arte Luise Kunsthotel – Unique art hotel for an affordable price. It actually started as an art project and morphed into a hotel later. Each room has a totally different concept and atmosphere, so it’s cool even just browsing through the pictures. It’s located smack in the tourist and museum area, so it’s a good jumping point if your goal is sightseeing or museum hopping. Prices start at around 40€ per night for a single room with a shared bathroom.

Good for: Those who dream of living in art gallery, and those who want to be close to the major tourist sites and museums.

Vegan spots within walking distance: Samadhi, Cookies Cream (vegetarian with vegan options).

One of the many different rooms at Arte Luise Kunsthotel in Mitte

Hotel Bikini – Located at Zoologischer Garten Station, this stylish hotel boasts views of Berlin’s popular Kufürstendamm shopping street area. The hotel has a trendy bar and the sauna overlooking Tiergarten, set in Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf. Individually designed rooms with air conditioning, free WiFi and an iPod docking station. Some rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows and offer a panoramic view of the city center. Hotel has a restaurant on site, and a variety of drinks and music are on offer at the hotel’s Monkey Bar. Guests can chill on the rooftop terrace and enjoy the city view from the 10th floor.

Good for: A relaxing city break in classy surroundings. Those who want to shop, it’s near Berlin’s high street.

Vegan spots within walking distance: Satyam, StrEats, Vaust Braugaststätte.

I am definitely into this hammock thing at Hotel Bikini

Casa Camper Berlin – This one had me at its ‘communal minibar’ concept. ‘Tentempie Buffet’ is located at the top of the hotel and open 24 hours, and guests can visit it and help themselves to drinks and snacks at no extra charge. Sure, you pay for it with the nightly price, but I do love me a good opportunity to get my money’s worth. Free fitness facilities, free refreshments 24 hours a day and free WiFi, this hotel is located in Berlin’s popular Hackescher Markt area. The designer rooms at Casa Camper Berlin include air conditioning, a TV, a spacious seating area and a bathroom with natural daylight. Natural soaps, toiletries and slippers are provided. Guests can also enjoy free use of the Finnish sauna and gym at any time. Prices around the 120€ per night mark.

Good for: Those who want a little luxury, and unlimited drinks and snacks. Can’t hurt for those special occasion trips to Berlin either (hello birthdays and anniversaries)!

Vegan spots within walking distance: SOY, Kopps, Dolores (vegan options), royals and rice.

Casa Camper Berlin Hotel with an interesting communal minibar concept

The Circus Hotel – The hotel version of the Circus Hostel, with a similar nice design concept. In the heart of Berlin, between the popular districts of Mitte and Prenzlauer Berg. It is directly opposite Rosenthaler Platz station. Modern décor with free Wi-Fi and a flat-screen TV. All have an en-suite bathroom with shower, and some have an extra living area. All-you-can-eat breakfast buffet in the mornings (looks somewhat vegan friendly). Enjoy snacks and drinks from the Circus Café, or German specialities at Fabisch restaurant. 5-minute walk from the trendy shops, cafes and galleries of the Hackescher Markt area. The 24-hour reception at the Circus Hotel offers rental bicycles. It is also a great base to explore Berlin via tram, bus, train or underground. Prices start at around 70€ per night.

Good for: Stylish budget boutique.  Larger apartment options with full kitchens good for larger groups, longer stays or families. For those wanting space without spending all their money.

Vegan spots within walking distance: Kopps, Daluma, royals and rice, Chay Viet, SOY, Dolores (vegan options).

Stylish Circus Hotel in Mitte

Hotel Friedrichshain – This one falls under the good deal category. Your own room with a single bed starting under 40€! Not bad. Location is also a great starting place in Friedrichshain, where there are tons of cafes, restaurants, clubs and shops to wander around in. Just a 10-minute walk from the East Side Gallery and the historic Oberbaumbrücke Bridge. Set in a typical Berlin courtyard, the Hotel & Hostel Friedrichshain offers quiet and affordable rooms, an inviting lounge and breakfast area. Wi-Fi is free in public areas. There is a breakfast buffet, not sure how vegan-friendly.

Good for: Those who just need a private and calm sleeping space to come home to after exploring the city. People in Berlin for a conference or event.

Vegan spots within walking distance: Veganz vegan grocery store, The Bowel, Goodies, Emma Pea, Yoyos Foodworld, 1990 Vegan Living, Zeus Pizza and Pide (vegan options), Vöner, Balaram Eis.

Hotel Friedrichshain – Simple and Affordable

Hüttenpalast – This place just looks so cool. Located in Neukölln’s Kreuzkölln area (border of Kreuzberg), they have retro-style caravans and cabins located within an indoor camping site, inside two old factory halls. Each hall is big enough to provide six caravans or cabins. Bathrooms are shared in these areas. They also offer normal, spacious hotel rooms, featuring private bathrooms. Beautiful garden areas with outdoor seating in summer for guests to sit and relax. Many interesting bars, cafés and restaurants can be found within a 5-minute walk of the accommodation. Hermannplatz station is on the U8 line. Spot in a caravan around 75€ per night. Regular modern double room around 90€ per night.

Good for: Those who appreciate an instagrammable hotel experience, glamping and/or caravan enthusiasts.

Vegan spots within walking distance: H&D Chay, Brammibal’s Donuts, Cafe Tschüsch, no milk today, Burrito Baby (vegan options), Sahara Imbiss (vegan options).

Rad caravan’s you can sleep in at Hüttenpalast in Berlin

Michelberger Hotel – ranging from around €80-200 per night depending on room type (cozy single room – luxury room), it’s somewhat pricier, but a really cool atmosphere and design, including a library! Plus they make the super amazing Fountain of Youth coconut water, which is actually the best coconut water I’ve ever had that finally got me to like the stuff! They’re right across from the station Warschauer Straße in Friedrichshain, so a great location. Hip bar on site.

Good for: An awesome place to stay when visiting for a conference or event on your company’s dime. When you want your hotel to be vegan-friendly. That semi-luxurious holiday you’ve been saving up for.

Vegan spots within walking distance: Their own restaurant and cafe is supposed to be very vegan friendly. Otherwise Veganz vegan grocery store and The Bowl are right down the road, and countless other vegan cafes and restaurants, great location!

Michelberger Hotel Lobby

That is just a few of the many many options of where to stay in Berlin. Have you been to one of these places? Let me know how it went in the comments. Looking for more vegan options in the city? Check out my Berlin Vegan Guide.

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