Smart Stay Hotel Berlin is located just 2 minutes walk from Bismarckstrasse U-Bahn station in Berlin Charlottenburg. It is also close to the Charlottenburg Castle (Admission Fee 12.00 EUR/adult). There are busses from Berlin Tegel Airport (TXL) and Schönefeld Airport (SXF) to the city where you can connect to the underground train network (U-Bahn) lines U7 or U2 and have to get off at Bismarckstrasse. It is also possible to get there on foot from the ZOB Berlin (bus station) which is a nearly straight walk down Kaiserdamm and Bismarckstrasse for about 30 minutes. Smart Stay Hotel Berlin is a bright modern place, greeting you with a spacious common area with tables and chairs near the Reception, as well as internet computers, a luggage room and a bar. Breakfast is provided between 7am and 11am (which is also the checkout time) and costs 4.90 EUR. There’s also a bakery (M&M) just a few meters down the road which opens at 5am, providing an even cheaper option to have your breakfast in the morning.

The 8 share dorm room has wooden bunk beds inside which seemed extremely solid and stable, but reaching the upper one (which is quite high) takes a certain level of fitness. Each bed is fitted with a rotatable night lamp and an extendible bottom drawer divided in two, as well as 2 power sockets near the lower bunk. A bathroom was attached to the room with a clean toilet and shower, being cleaned daily (so is the room). There was even a LCD flat panel TV on the wall. However, the old heater of the central heating was not working in Winter (January 2014), but the room temperature was still quite comfortable, especially with the thick blankets provided. The WiFi was unusable weak in the room, therefore people can only use it downstairs near the reception in the common area, which also had power points provided. The room door is secured by key card, but could only be closed either forcefully (waking people up) or by using the access card again. A little bit oil might help here so the door could properly close by itself. Overall we were very happy about our stay at this place and can recommend it.

Good location
Good value for money
Good beds
Very new & modern
Very clean
Great common area
Friendly staff
LCD TV in dorm
Bathroom attached to dorm
Breakfast provided (EUR 4.90)
WiFi unusable weak in room
Door hard to close (broken?)
Heater not working

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Smart Stay Hotel Berlin

Rated 4.5 / 5.0 (1 review)

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A very modern, comfortable place for a reasonable price. Highly recommended!

(Last Reviewed: January 2014)