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Soho House

  • Price band: 3/4
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The average Berliner has a healthy scepticism towards anything ‘private’ or ‘exclusive’, so eyebrows were raised when Soho House opened its branch in the German capital in summer 2010. But even the toughest critic would have to admit that the building and its

  1. Torstraße 1, 10119
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The Dude

  • Price band: 3/4
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Housed in an elegant 19th-century townhouse, this 30-room boutique hotel was created by an advertising executive to provide an antidote to identikit design and a sense of good humour befitting to Berlin. They have a number of house rules, including no photography,

  1. Köpenicker Straße 92, 10179
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Amano

  • Price band: 2/4
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The nice thing about Amano is that it doesn’t try too hard – and it doesn’t need to, given its perfect location right in the centre of Berlin. Its rooms and apartments are modern and unpretentious, the prices affordable. For €3 guests can rent an iPod complete

  1. Auguststrasse 43, 10119
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Propeller Island City Lodge

  • Price band: 1/4
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More than just a hotel, Propeller Island City Lodge is a work of art. Artist-owner Lars Stroschen has created 32 incredible rooms, each themed, and decorated like jaw-dropping theatre sets. The Flying Room, for example, has tilted walls and floors, and a large bed

  1. Albrecht Achilles Strasse 58, 10709
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Generator Berlin Mitte

  • Price band: 1/4
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The Generator hostel empire spread across Europe, with two locations in Berlin, a large, if blander, site in Prenzlauer Berg, and the funkier flagship on Oranienburger Strasse. It’s trying to position itself somewhere between a traditional backpacker’s hostel and a

  1. Oranienburger Straße 65, 10117
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