Berlin’s The Michelberger Hotel
A few years back, Tom Michelberger had an idea to find a big apartment for him and his crew of friends to live in , this idea translated into finding an entire building, and finally a hotel – where they could share the fun with newcomers as well. The Michelberger Hotel was born out of this simple desire. Housed in a converted factory set in East Berlin, its located next to the famous Oberbaum Bridge and the river Spree. Its interior was totally customized, using objects sourced from local flea markets, often re-purposing them for other uses, and low-cost materials such as laminated larch.
Rooms are comfortable, homey, full of light and use space cleverly and playfully. Five different room categories offer a range of different layouts. Vertical drama is created by placing loft bed areas above the bathrooms. Most rooms are for singles, couples and threesomes, but The Big One allows groups of 4 or more to room together. The walls are covered in custom designed wallpaper that depicts symbols and images significant to the hotel and its founders. Amenities include a very loving mattress, Michelberger TV, private bathroom, window-shower, and wireless access.
With rates starting at 59 EUR per night, the Michelberger falls into the budget hotel category, but your experience sure won’t feel like a budget one. It’s intended for the new generation of sophisticated, yet laid-back travelers who want to have a high-design hotel experience at the price of a hostel. Works for us.
Find out more about The Michelberger Hotel on their equally cool website.