Hotels and hostels in the eastern part of Berlin are still generally more affordable than in the fancier western neighborhoods. Those wanting to experience some of the more interesting nightlife should look for places in or close to Prenzlauer Berg, Mitte, or Kreuzberg.
In addition to being exciting and a lot of fun, Berlin is one of the more affordable major European cities for visitors. Hotels are abundant and reasonable deals are normally easy to find, though in summer it’s best to book in advance if you can. You can sometimes get excellent rates at high-end places when there are no trade shows in town. Check our recommended Berlin hotels list for some great choices that offer low rates.
The high season for Berlin is June through August, and particularly July and August. During summer the hotels and hostels can get booked up well in advance so it’s advisable to book yourself as early as possible, as the cheaper and better places get filled first.
Low season tends to be from November through March, though the winter holidays see rising hotel demand so that’s another one to book in advance for. Otherwise it’s usually fine to arrive without a reservation, but on the other hand, Berlin is huge and spread out so if you are planning on finding a room on foot then it might be a hassle, especially in the evening.