Berlin’s Best Gay Friendly Hotels and Accomodation
Berlin is arguably the most gayest capital city in Europe. Berlin is also a scene for artists and independents and this becomes obvious through the variety of places to explore in the city. From amazing street art and gritty neighborhoods with leftover feelings from the East Germany GDR times to the hip and trendy neighborhoods like Kreuzberg or Schoneberg, Berlin truly has something to offer for everyone. Whether it’s art and history or dancing until the sun comes up in one of the countless nightlife options, Berlin doesn’t disappoint.
Berlin is truly an international city in Europe and is probably only rivaled by London with its diversity of foreigners and creatively. Below we have a list of gay friendly hotels and accomodation with their status.
- Pullman Berlin Schweizerhof – Amenities include a pool, restaurant, gym/workout room, bar/lounge, spa and babysitting. The hotel restaurant, XXenia, features fish and chips or International cuisine.
- Hotel De Rome – Not gay specific but very centrally located, this 146-room hotel’s amenities include an Olympic-sized swimming pool, high-tech gym, all-organic body treatments and a former jewel vault, 800-square-meter spa.
- Casa Camper – With 51 suites and rooms, this hotel is in a neighborhood that boasts galleries with cutting edge art, restaurants, shops and an array of bars.
- Hotel Adlon Kempinkski – 2 bars, 78 suites, 304 rooms. Amenities: pool, restaurant, gym/workout room, bar/lounge, spa, hot tub, babysitting and it’s pet-friendly.
- ArtHotel Connection – A gay hotel with 16 rooms in the gay area of Berlin-Schöneberg; conveniently situated next to the Prinzknecht bar and Connection Club.
- Hotel zu Hause Berlin – Gay-owned and subtly charming, this accommodating bed and breakfast is located right in the heart of gay Schöneberg; 10 seconds from ‘Bull’ or ‘New Action’.
- Axel Hotel – the most famous gay hotel chain also has a location in Berlin. They are first gay hotel to coin the term “straight-friendly.” They have a nice rooftop terrace (enclosed) and popular restaurant and bar on the ground floor called Hamburger Mary’s. The Axel is centrally located and near the Schöneberg gay neighborhood. Rates start at 100€ per night.
- Michelberger Hotel – Mid-range rates with free WiFi and a restaurant. Rebellious fun, stylish, charismatic, individualistic, and just like gay Berlin… anything goes!
- Huttenpalast – A pet-friendly collection of hotel rooms, retro-style caravans and huts, with a garden for outdoor seating. Restaurants, cafes, and bars are a short 5-minute walk
- Mercure Hotel – This is one of the long time favorites for gay travelers located in the heart of the Schoenberg neighborhood. You’ll find plenty of nightlife, restaurants, and gay shops within walking distance. Friendly staff and huge breakfast for just 10€ extra. Bike rentals available onsite.
- Tom’s Hotel – A clean, near-budget, basic-plus and modern hotel in central gay Berlin. Coincidentally (or not) located right above one of the most established man-on-man bars in Berlin. Breakfast is served until 5 pm for party boys having taken full advantage of Berlin’s ‘no closing time’ policy.
- Guesthouse 21 – (rooms run 40–60 €) A small, quaint, gay guesthouse in Berlin-Schöneberg with helpful and friendly hosts.
- Motel One – (rooms run 72–90 €) A ‘design’ hotel chain for budget travelers. Modern, clean and a good value for the money. Very close to Schöneberg’s gay area.
- My Gay Hostel – Rooms are between 18–60 €, with a minimum 2-night stay. This small gay hostel in Berlin-Schöneberg has shared facilities for its single rooms, double rooms and bunk rooms.
- Gay Hostel – Super affordable, very clean and personable (and the beds are comfy) with an equally affordable Chinese restaurant in the same building.
There are even a few LGBT-oriented booking sites like misterbnb with listings from gay hosts for gay guests where you can either rent a whole apartment or a private room in a shared apartment. Understanding Berlin’s gay scene is much more easily done with the help of a local and apartment sharing is one of the best ways to meet someone living in the city who knows how things work, where and when are the best nights to go out, and what places to eat at and which to avoid.