If you’re looking for somewhere to stay in Berlin which is quirky, stylish and fun then head to the 25 hours Bikini Berlin hotel. 25 hour hotels have a range of hotels across Europe, each hotel is tailor made to it’s surroundings. The Berlin hotel has an urban jungle theme as it’s located next to Berlin zoo, which you can get panoramic views of from the rooftop bar. It incorporates the best things of a hostel with many social hotspot’s to hang out in or meet new people but with the privacy and design of a boutique hotel. They even let you rent a Mini Cooper for free, which is a great way to explore Berlin!
The rooms are amazing, I could have spent my trip here rather than exploring Berlin. The dark green, plant pots and monkey toy give the send of ‘urban jungle’ The jungle rooms directly overlook the zoo, equipped with a hammock where you can hang out and watch the monkeys playing around. With the window shut you won’t be disturbed by the animals but if you open up the window in the morning you’ll be able to hear them. On the other side of the hotel are the urban rooms, with a view over the city. The rooms are equipped with a doubled sided mirror which is great for two people getting ready and open plan high pressure showers with a sleek black tile design.
The buffet breakfast is by far the best I’ve had in Berlin with a wide range of foods served. It includes fruits, cereals, yogurts, eggs and perfectly crispy bacon. They have a variety of loose leaf teas, so you can help yourself to a pot of tea or for the coffee lovers they have a variety of blends you can make with their great machine. If weather permits you can enjoy your breakfast outside overlooking the zoo and city.
Reception and Lobby area
A small cafe and newscorner where you can chill out or grab some breakfast. The hammocks here are so comfy you will not want to get out of them! The hotel also sells a range of postcards, notebooks, travel guides and toiletries the hotel uses. You can also buy your own Monkey cuddly toy as found in the bedrooms.
Situated at the top of the hotel, it boasts impressive views of the cityscape and zoo. Make sure you head up from your room, rather than the main bar entrance as there tends to be a queue. It has a large range of cocktails, beers and nibbles. We loved coming up here in the evening to soak up the atmosphere.
Located next to Berlin zoo, with S and U bahn stations just a few minutes walk away
- Take the lift to the 3rd floor for the reception
- Sauna and gym 10 euros per person per stay
- Each room comes with a bag you can use during your stay which will come in handy if buying any shopping
- Boom bluetooth speakers in each room
- High speed Wifi and IMAC workstations in lobby area
- Can rent good quality bikes from the hotel, if staying in the large room you’ll have a bike in your bedroom
- Book lunch or dinner at the Neni restaurant in advance as it can book up fast
- Free Mini Cooper rental
I loved this hotel, it’s one of the most unique and exciting hotels I’ve stayed at. The food, bar, rooms and service are all excellent. I’m already planning on staying in other 25 hour hotels as each one has it’s own quirky design.
*Thanks to 25 Hours Hotels for a complimentary night stay all opinions remain my own*