i wanted to share with you the hotel we stayed at in berlin. if you have stayed at the ace before, you could compare it to that. the hotel was a warehouse in east berlin that is now converted into a hip budget hotel.
we were very lucky that the hotel was located so close to the s and u bahn (warschauer strasse) when it was so freezing, because being lost in the cold and snow with bags in tow is not fun! it's literally right across the street.
the entrance is actually in a little courtyard, which was full of evergreen trees and a warming hut when we were there in december/january. the lobby has a bar with snacks, and also a huge lounge where lamp shades and room dividers and coffee tables are made from wire mesh and many many books. there is also a dining hall.
rooms range from "cosy" (small room with bed, tv, shower, bathroom), "loft" (big bed up high, sofa, etc), "band" (4-5 single beds up high and down low, etc.), "big one" (two showers/toilets, 3 sofas, large tv, room for 6-8 people), "wg" (group share rooms). michelberger also has special deluxe rooms called "the chalet," "room with a view," "the golden one," and "the clever one." you can see pictures of these rooms on their website.
we stayed in their basic room that looks like this:
funny thing, the shower has a big window into the room, so your friend can watch you bathe, he he. fun place to stay!
Warschauer Straße 39/40 10243 Berlin
(images other than first 2 from here, here, here)