Gay Hotels in Berlin
3 June, 2016 - Berlin
Berlin’s gay life revolves around two neighborhoods, Schöneberg and Kreuzberg, despite the entire city being extremely tolerant and open-minded. Both neighborhoods compete in the number of gay bars, clubs, nightclubs, cafes, shops, and sex shops that can be found in their streets. However, when looking for a gay hotel in Berlin, Schöneberg beats Kreuzberg. Maybe it is because the rise of the Kreuzberg as the new alternative gay neighborhood is recent in comparison with Schöneberg’s gay life, so in a few years time, there will be plenty of accommodations for LGBT community there too. In this article, you can find some of the main gay hotels in Berlin to suit every type of budget.
It was after opening its successful venue in Barcelona that Axel decided to open their first gay hotel in Berlin. For this purpose, they have chosen a massive building conveniently located between Schönenberg, the main gay neighborhood in the city, and the Tiergarten, a must go to Park in central Berlin. Alongside the many gay bars and restaurants that can be found in the area, Berlin’s Axel Hotel is close to one of the main shopping areas of the city. The building’s external appearance is shocking, and its interior keeps the high level of design. Another advantage of this hotel is that it has all the services guests could ever need, from a sauna to a gym, to a solarium, and even an open air jacuzzi.
The ArtHotel Connection is not very far from the Axel, but what they offer to visitors is completely different. Right after crossing its main entrance, there is a stunning, artistically decorated ceiling that will catch your attention with fantastic paintings that continue over the staircase. However, once you passed by the Modernist wooden elevator you may prefer to use the latter, as it is an authentic piece of art with probably more than 100 years old. All the rooms keep this distinctive design, far away from Ikea’s standards, which make it a unique hotel. Besides, the very building where the hotel is located in a gay complex as well. In fact, it also hosts from a Sex Shop to a gay cruising bar!
Without leaving Schöneberg, we find one of the most emblematic gay hotels in Berlin: Tom’s Hotel. In fact, it is not only a hotel but also an aparthotel. It is an affordable alternative for those with a more restrictive budget. Its location is perfect, in the middle of the pink triangle, the area between three central metro stations which concentrates most of Berlin’s gay nightlife. It is not the trendiest or the coolest accommodation in the city but its rooms are very decent and can be booked at a reasonable price.
Berlin is a very popular destination for young Europeans, students, and backpackers. These adventurers would rather save their money to continue traveling rather than spending it on expensive gay hotels in Berlin. For them, The Gay Hostel is one of the best options. It is also located in Schöneberg, so it becomes the best venue to enjoy the main Berlin’s LGBT area without spending a fortune. Besides, this very cozy hostel counts up to five rooms, one communal bathroom, and an entertaining living room that becomes the best place to socialize and meet new people to help you discover Berlin’s nightlife!
If you are looking for an accommodation less pricey than the gay hotels in Berlin and more relaxed than the gay youth hostels, then the Hotel Zuhause may fit your requirements. This Bed&Breakfast is conveniently located in Schöneberg, so it is perfect for party animals who want to make the most out of Berlin’s nightlife but hate commuting to reach their room once the venues close. In fact, the Zuhase it´s only meters away from cruising bars such as New Action and Bull, so only a minute is needed to reach the bed after an exhausting party night.
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