Budget-friendly accommodation with facilities for work and leisure
If you’re exploring the German Capital on a budget as a digital nomad, you’ll be glad to know that many of Berlin’s best hostels have free Wi-Fi, shared workspaces, central locations, and nightly rates that range from just EUR 12 to 30.
The central Mitte district, where you’ll find a plethora of iconic attractions and entertainment hubs, is home to top-rated hostels that include Generator, Selina and the WALLYARD CONCEPT HOSTEL. Further north in the bohemian Prenzlauer Berg district are hostels like MEININGER, Old Town Hostel and Pfefferbett. Regardless of where you go in Berlin, you can choose from an array of amazing youth hostels in a range of eclectic styles.
In this article, we explore some of the best reviewed hostels in Berlin for digital nomads and remote workers. All accommodation options in this guide feature facilities such as communal spaces with workspaces, shared kitchenettes, lounges and gardens at the minimum. Some have amenities ranging from decked rooftop terraces to bars themed on the roaring 20s.
And while all the hostels below have dorm beds available for as little as EUR 12 per night, many have private rooms with nightly rates as low as EUR 34.
Average Prices at Berlin Hostels
You can expect to pay between EUR 12 and 30 per night for a bed in a mixed dorm at a Berlin hostel with facilities such as shared kitchens, lounges, workspaces and gardens that are ideal for long-term stays.
Private rooms at Berlin hostels tend to cost anywhere from EUR 34 to EUR 125 per night. Rooms with ensuite bathrooms tend to be on the higher end of the spectrum, though it is possible to secure a room with a private bathroom for as little as EUR 54 per night.
Best hostels in Berlin for professionals: Our top picks
The Circus Hostel, Selina Berlin Mitte, a&o and Generator are just some of the best-value Berlin hostels for remote workers with workspaces, leisure facilities, and a choice of dorms and private rooms. Here’s everything you need to know about those hostels and more to decide where to stay in the German Capital.
1. The Circus Hostel
Standing on the corner of the lively Rosenthaler Platz, The Circus is a warm and homely hostel with facilities that include several dining options, a microbrewery and the David Hasselhoff Museum. In addition to the communal spaces, both the dorm and private rooms have tables that provide ample space to work. The Circus also hosts events and tours to foster a community atmosphere, and the adjacent Rosenthaler Platz U-Bahn station makes getting around a breeze.
Every morning, you can enjoy a tasty breakfast either in the ground-floor lounge and library that opens up to the garden courtyard or the Circus Café, where you’ll find a top-rated morning buffet. For brunch-style delights and organic goods from the neighbouring café with views of the Rosenthaler Platz, you can dine at the Codos kitchen until 6 pm. For drinks, head down to the Circus Microbrewery in the basement or the LOST MY VOICE bar at street level.
With free Wi-Fi available throughout the hostel and lots of spaces with comfortable seating and tables, you won’t struggle to find a social place to work at The Circus. Most of the private rooms and dorms have tables with chairs for when you need a quieter environment for maximum focus. If you need a dedicated workspace with ergonomic chairs and other amenities for digital nomads, plenty of the best coworking spaces in Berlin are nearby.
From The Circus, it only takes about 20 minutes to walk to the central Mitte district, so you’ll never be short of things to do and see during your stay. If you’d rather conserve your energy, you can ride the subway from the Rosenthaler Platz U-Bahn station on the hostel’s doorstep to Mitte in about ten minutes.
You can get a bed in a dorm at The Circus for as little as EUR 24 per night. Prices for a private room for one person start at EUR 109; EUR 139 if you want a private bathroom. You can get a double room for two people with a private bathroom from EUR 149 per night.
If you fancy splashing out on a little extra luxury for a night or two, The Circus is also home to a hotel with rooms priced between EUR 140 and 272. You can also get apartments fully equipped with modern home comforts for as little as EUR 225 per night.
- Location: Weinbergsweg 1A, 10119 Berlin, Germany
- Phone: +49 30 20003939
- Nearest U-Bahn station: Rosenthaler Platz
2. Generator Berlin Alexanderplatz
Located in Berlin’s central Mitte district near Alexanderplatz, Generator is a contemporary and stylish hostel with individually designed dorm and private guest rooms filled with local artworks. The hotel’s facilities for work and leisure include a terrace, a bar and café, and a garden. When you want to get out and about, you’ll be on the doorstep of many famous attractions, and the nearby Alexanderplatz railway and U-Bahn station makes inner-city, national and international travel straightforward.
The barista-style bar and café at Generator is an excellent place to mingle with locals and fellow globetrotters. Throughout the day, this industrial-inspired communal hangout doubles as a peaceful yet social place to work, and you’ll find more space to set up your laptop in the main lobby, multiple chillout areas, and the outdoor terrace when the weather allows.
There’s a myriad of cultural and historical attractions within walking distance of Generator. It takes about 20 minutes to reach Museum Island and less than ten minutes to get to Alexanderplatz, the World Time Clock and the Berlin TV Tower. If you prefer to explore with a group rather than as a solo travellers, you can join a variety of tours and events hosted by Generator, from drag club crawls to museum visits.
Prices for a bed in a mixed dorm start at just EUR 18 per night. You can also book a private room for two people from EUR 70 and six people for as little as EUR 130. Book direct to get a 5% discount, and opt out of housekeeping services for a drink voucher.
- Location: Otto-Braun-Straße 65, 10178 Berlin, Germany
- Phone: +49 30 16634260
- Nearest U-Bahn station: Alexanderplatz
3. Grand Hostel Berlin Classic
The Grand Hostel Berlin Classic occupies a stately building in the Kreuzberg district. On top of a convenient location near transport links, museums and a vibrant nightlife scene, Grand Hostel Berlin appeals to digital nomads with its range of facilities that provide ideal atmospheres for work and play.
The highlight of the Grand Hostel Berlin is The Library Bar, which – with its warm colour palette, plush armchairs and retro stylings – takes on the theme of the roaring 20s. Throughout the day, this book-filled den doubles as a productive shared workspace. In the evening, it transforms into a lively bar, where you can enjoy cocktails and an array of local beers.
Möckernbrücke, the closest transit station, is just a couple of minutes away from the Grand Hostel on foot. You’ll also be within walking distance of attractions like the Science Center Spectrum, the German Museum of Technology and The Feuerle Collection.
You can get a bed in a dorm room at the Grand Hostel Berlin Classic for as little as EUR 21 per night. Private rooms go for as little as EUR 65. All guests get a second pillow to maximise sleep comfort.
- Location: Tempelhofer Ufer 14, 10963 Berlin, Germany
- Phone: +49 30 20095450
- Nearest U-Bahn station: Möckernbrücke
4. a&o Hostel Berlin Mitte
Refurbished in a modern and bright style in 2018, a&o Hostel Berlin Mitte in the Kreuzberg district is home to private and dorm rooms plus facilities that include a decked outdoor terrace and a spacious designer lobby with a dedicated coworking space. Thanks to its central location and easy access to public transport links, a&o Hostel is an ideal base for exploring the German Capital.
When the weather allows, the open-air terrace complete with dining tables adorning a dark-hued wooden deck offers a place to relax with cityscape views. If you prefer the indoors, you can socialise in one of the hostel’s many communal areas. The main lobby features games like foosball and billiards, TVs, workspaces, and a breakfast buffet every morning. The café and bar serves food and drinks 24 hours a day.
For some off-screen time, you can walk to attractions such as the East Side Gallery, the Märkisches Museum and the vibrant cultural hub of R.A.W. in under ten minutes. Also less than ten minutes away is the Ostbahnhof transport interchange. The famous Alexanderplatz square and transport hub is just two underground stations away.
Prices for a bed in a dorm room start from just EUR 17 a night, and female-only rooms are available. Nightly rates for private rooms with ensuite bathrooms start at just EUR 52. For less than an extra EUR 10, you can enjoy a delicious breakfast every morning.
- Location: Köpenicker Str. 127-129, 10179 Berlin, Germany
- Phone: +49 30 809475200
- Nearest U-Bahn station: Heinrich-Heine-Straße
5. Selina Berlin Mitte
The warm and creatively designed Selina hostel in Berlin’s central Mitte district is home to a plethora of facilities that make it ideal for digital nomads. For relaxation, there’s a bar, restaurant, cinema room, and a rooftop terrace with cityscape views and comfortable lounge-style seating. When you need to concentrate, you can grab a desk in the dedicated coworking area.
On top of boasting excellent shared facilities, Selina fosters a community atmosphere by running tours that include free walking tours of the city, history experiences and street art expeditions. You can also join workshops at Selina itself. Free morning yoga sessions are held daily, and networking events take place frequently.
Many of Berlin’s most iconic attractions, including Museum Island, the Berlin TV Tower and the Berlin Cathedral, are less than a 20-minute walk away from Selina. If you’d rather rest your legs, you can ride the subway from the adjacent Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz U-Bahn station around the city. The busier Rosenthaler Platz U-Bahn station is just 500 metres away.
Prices for a bed in a shared dorm at Selina start from around EUR 30 per night. Private rooms and suites are also available, costing as little as EUR 115 per night (you can get significant discounts by booking direct in advance).
FYI – Selina operates hostels throughout Europe, and we’ve featured one of them on our guide to the best hostels in Lisbon for digital nomads.
- Location: Alte Schönhauser Str. 2, 10119 Berlin, Germany
- Phone: +49 17 31613415
- Nearest U-Bahn station: Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz
6. MEININGER Hotel Berlin Alexanderplatz
Located right next to the Senefelderplatz U-Bahn station in the dynamic Prenzlauer Berg district is the MEININGER Hotel, an eclectically colourful accommodation with a retro-inspired style and facilities such as a game zone, a stylish bar and café with ample space to set up your laptop, a communal kitchen with laundry facilities, a breakfast buffet, a terrace, and a lounge.
As well as everything you need for work and leisure, MEININGER boasts amenities for city exploration, including bike rentals, organised tours and a packed lunch service. You can also ask for help in securing tickets to Berlin’s famous attractions at the 24-hour reception.
In the surrounding Prenzlauer Berg district, you can explore hip designer stores, trendy bars and pristine greenspaces. While you can ride the subway from the Senefelderplatz U-Bahn station to just about anywhere in Berlin with ease, you can visit a multitude of attractions within the space of a day on foot, including the Berlin TV Tower, Museum Island and the Rathaus.
Prices for a bed in a dorm at MEININGER start at EUR 27.50 per night or EUR 40 if you want a daily breakfast and free cancellation included. Nightly rates for private rooms start at EUR 124.50.
- Location: Schönhauser Allee 19, 10435 Berlin, Germany
- Phone: +49 30 98321074
- Nearest U-Bahn station: Senefelderplatz
7. Pfefferbett Hostel
Situated inside a former brewery in the Prenzlauer Berg district, the Pfefferbett is a sleek and laid-back hostel that’s retained many of its industrial touches. Expect old stairwells, arched ceilings and clinker bricks balanced with sophisticated wooden furnishings and warm colour schemes. Facilities include a spacious communal area with games and plenty of space to sit down. There’s also a green, leafy garden terrace with open-air and shaded seating.
In the lobby lounge, you’ll meet lots of likeminded nomads relaxing on the armchairs by the fireplace or playing billiards. There are also plenty of tables for four that are perfect for setting up your laptop. Food and drinks are served day and night, and the garden is an ideal place to unwind and enjoy a bite to eat during spring and summer. When the sun goes down, the 24-hour bar becomes a lively place to socialise before heading out.
A short walk from the Pfefferbett Hostel are streets like Kastanienallee, a creative centre of boutiques, cafes and restaurants, and Eberswalder, where you can watch live musicians playing at the busy intersection. Berlin’s central Mitte district and Museum Island are less than two kilometres away, and you can rent bikes from the hostel reception. Adjacent to the hostel is the Senefelderplatz U-Bahn station for when you want to explore a little further adrift.
Prices for a bed in a dorm start at just EUR 24 per night. Dorms can accommodate between four and eight people, and female-only rooms are available. Private rooms with ensuite bedrooms cost as little as EUR 76 per night.
- Location: Christinenstraße 18-19, 10119 Berlin, Germany
- Phone: +49 30 93935858
- Nearest U-Bahn station: Senefelderplatz
8. Kiez Hostel Berlin
Situated to the east of Berlin’s city centre in the Friedrichshain neighbourhood, Kiez is a modern hostel with a quaint charm. Expect bright and inviting colour schemes with cool-coloured furnishings, with plenty of cute crafts and contemporary art adorning the walls. Many guest rooms take on their own theme, such as Sleeping Car, Street Vibe, Asia and Bicycle. Facilities include a kitchenette and a shared lounge with space to work, socialise and relax. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hostel.
Besides dedicated workstations and a shared table, the lounge at Kiez has lounge sofas, gadgets such as flatscreen TV, and a piano tucked away in the corner. Equipped with hot drink makers, a microwave and a refrigerator, the kitchenette is ideal for rustling up snacks and light meals. You can also use the hostel’s barbecue facilities on dry days.
While Kiez itself resides on the relaxed Marchlewskistrasse, it’s just a hop away from two of Berlin’s most vibrant nightclubs – Berghain and Watergate. Tourist attractions like the East Side Gallery and the Mercedes-Benz Arena are less than ten minutes away on foot. You can use the nearby Warschauer Strasse U-Bahn and S-Bahn station to explore the rest of Berlin with ease.
A bed in a uniquely styled dorm room at Kiez costs as little as EUR 25 per night. Private rooms for up to three people are also available for just EUR 25 per person, making Kiez one of the best-value youth hostels in Berlin. If you need a larger workspace for a day or two while you’re here, check out some of Berlin’s best coworking spaces with budget-friendly day passes.
- Location: Marchlewskistraße 88, 10243 Berlin, Germany
- Phone: +49 30 12036240
- Nearest U-Bahn station: Warschauer Straße
9. WALLYARD CONCEPT HOSTEL
Located in the central Mitte borough’s Moabit locality, WALLYARD CONCEPT HOSTEL is an industrial-chic hostel with warm colours, polished concrete floors, stylishly bare walls, and lots of greenery reflecting the place’s urban jungle vibe. Facilities include a café, bar and a delicious breakfast. There’s also a spacious and casual lounge area where you can surf the web, work and meet other guests. Low-hanging lights mean you’ll be able to concentrate on your screen whether it’s day or night.
When you want to get outdoors, you’ll be within walking distance of Berlin’s iconic, centrally located landmarks and attractions that include the Reichstag, the Brandenburg Gate and Museum Island. The Turmstraße U-Bahn station is only 500 metres from the hostel.
One of the standout features of WALLYARD is its high-value prices, starting at just EUR 12 for a bed for the night in a shared room. Female-only dorms are available for as little as EUR 14 per night. Nightly rates for private rooms with shared bathroom facilities start from EUR 34. For EUR 54, you can get a private room with an ensuite bathroom.
- Location: Lübecker Str. 46, 10559 Berlin, Germany
- Phone: +49 30 24336494
- Nearest U-Bahn station: Turmstraße
10. Old Town Hostel (OTA-Berlin)
Nestled in the Prenzlauer Berg district, the strikingly minimalist and contemporary Old Town Hostel boasts 25 hostel rooms that can accommodate up to three people each. While stylishly pared back, the hostel’s decorative touches include artistic paintings, wooden furnishings and bright colours. Facilities include a kitchen, common areas and an in-house library. Old Town is also an eco-conscious hostel, using recycled materials, organic products and energy-saving appliances where possible.
Fully equipped with cutlery, crockery, hot drink makers, a microwave, stove and even a dishwasher, the kitchen has everything you need to rustle up tasty snacks. When you want to meet other guests, you can relax on a comfortable sofa in one of the common areas, where you’ll also find tables and chairs as well as dedicated workspaces. For more peace and quiet, grab a spot in the library.
You’ll find plenty of attractions in the vicinity of Old Town Hostel. If you’re a history buff, you can walk to Mauerpark to see the former East/West frontier. For a bit of culture, head to the Kulturbrauerei, a cultural centre that occupies a former brewery building from the 19th century. The Eberswalder Strasse U-Bahn station is just 500 metres from the hostel.
You can get a single room at the Old Town Hostel for just EUR 38 per night. A double room for two people costs as little as EUR 53 per night, while triple rooms for three are available for EUR 65.
- Location: Pappelallee 21, 10437 Berlin, Germany
- Phone: +49 30 54713890
- Nearest U-Bahn station: Eberswalder Straße
Have we missed any of Berlin’s best hostels for digital nomads?
As you can see, Berlin is home to a multitude of cost-effective hostels with facilities like shared workspaces, chillout areas and kitchens that make them ideal for young professionals. Of course, Berlin’s accommodation landscape is always evolving. We’ll do our best to keep this article up to date, but we’d love your help.
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