Hotel 26

Grünberger Straße 26, Berlin, Germany3 star star

8.5 out of 10

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The small Hotel 26 has a serene location off Grünbergerstrasse, minutes by foot from Communist-era Karl Marx Allee, the hip, bar-lined Boxhaganer Kiez, and a streetcar and U-bahn stop. Personal service and a devotion to all things organic—from the soap in the bathrooms to the eggs in the breakfast buffet—add distinction to this straightforward three-star hotel.

Quick read

Pros: Convenient location. Organic everything. Friendly service.

Cons: No elevator.

Rooms

The Hotel 26 offers 20 singles, doubles and twins, each IKEA-clad (from the bedside lamps to the glasses in the bathroom), except for the excellent mattresses and bed frames. The carpeted rooms show some evidence of wear-and-tear, including slightly scuffed walls and worn furniture, but they are nonetheless clean, well-lit and blissfully quiet.

Expect a massive closet, built-in desk, chair or stool and a lamp or two. All rooms are also equipped with the usual amenities, including a TV, phone and free wired Internet. Guests with allergies can request special linens.

If you’re traveling with a group or a family, book the hotel’s massive in-house apartment, which sleeps up to six people. In addition to two bedrooms and two bathrooms, it’s got a living room with a sofa bed and a full kitchen, TV, phone and snazzy terrace.

Bathrooms

The private bathrooms are tidy, with white tiles, natural, plant-based toiletries and a hair dryer.

Hotel

The hotel’s high-ceilinged lobby doubles as Café 26, where you can unwind with an afternoon coffee, evening drink or small snack overlooking a small garden. The Hotel 26 also has an event room, and the pretty garden is a great place to relax on a lounge chair when the weather allows.

A great organic breakfast is included in the room rate, and Café 26 offers a varied lunch and dinner menu. The Hotel 26 also has a special water-filtration system, so that guests can fill up water bottles straight from the tap. In addition to wired Internet in the rooms, Wi-Fi is free in the public spaces. Note that the hotel does not have an elevator.

Reviewed by: Susan Buzzelli, EuroCheapo Staff Writer

Note: This hotel was visited by a EuroCheapo editor and is recommended based on cleanliness, location, price and overall quality. EuroCheapo did not charge this hotel to be listed.

Amenities

Hotel

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Breakfast Included
  • Concierge/Booking Services
  • Fax Machine
  • Free Newspapers
  • Garden
  • Luggage Storage
  • No Elevator
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Parking
  • Reception: Limited Hours
  • Wake-Up Service
  • Wi-Fi Connection
  • Wi-Fi: Free

Room

  • Bathroom: Private
  • Cable TV
  • Hair Dryer
  • Handicap accessible rooms
  • Heat
  • Iron
  • Radio
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Toiletries

Contact

Grünberger Straße 26
Friedrichshain, Berlin, Germany

Phone: +49 (0)30 297 77870
Fax: +49 (0)30 297 77879

Website: http://www.hotel26-berlin.de/

Email: info@hotel26-berlin.de

About the Hotel 26 neighborhood

South of Prenzlauer Berg, Friedrichshain is young and edgy, with a good art scene. While Friedrichshain is not as densely hipstery as Prenzlauer Berg, it has a distinctly bohemian vibe. The neighborhood's culture is thrown into relief by the neighborhood's stark Soviet-reminiscent architecture. A Sunday flea market at Boxhagener Platz only reinforces the hood's hipster credentials. Friedrichshain is bisected by the mammoth Karl-Marx-Allee.

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