Die Fabrik

Location Berlin

Postcode 10997

Telephone +49 (0) 30 611 7116

Why we love it...

Charming Berlin hotel

The Place

We go outside our criteria in giving this place a page. It’s more of a hostel than a hotel, in fact it contains several dormitories. It’s been carved out of a former telephone components factory and it feels, and looks utilitarian. The connecting parts are frankly industrial – dark, concrete stairs, walls of painted brick, exposed pipes. Bedrooms are basic, with ugly lighting and metal wardrobes that could have come from a prison. Most rooms have shared bathrooms and lavatories.
So why? It’s interesting. In fact you might almost call a stay here ‘performance art’ in which you briefly relive Germany’s bleak post war years. Moreover, the place has character and the people who run it are genuine. The atmosphere downstairs in the 1950s lobby-sitting area is relaxed and friendly and the café, run as a separate operation on the premises, has a gently lively ambience. Die Fabrik is in the ‘happening’ former student and immigrant district of Kreuzberg and coming here would be a mild adventure for our usual readers. You’ll do without ‘normal’ comforts for a night – but you’ll get a notable bargain: standard doubles start at 52 euros for the room, breakfast extra.

The Essentials

Price Band
Rooms 44; 15 single, 20 double, and several with multiple beds; one room has private bathroom, some wash basins, the rest shared showers, basins and WCs; most have free wi-fi
Food breakfast, lunch; soup and cheese only after 5 pm
Facilities sitting area, café, courtyard
Children welcome; up to 6 years, free; up to 12 years, half price
Disabled 1 ground floor room; no lift/elevator
Pets accepted no charge

To Book

Contact Georg Krug
Call +49 (0) 30 611 7116
Fax +49 (0) 30 618 29 74
Email info@diefabrik.com
Website www.diefabrik.com

Good To Know

Address Schlesische Strasse 18, Berlin - Kreuzberg 10997
Payment

The Location

Find this place: On moderately busy street, but no traffic noise in rooms at back; free car parking in street and courtyard.

What's nearby: Schlesischer Tor; Berlin Wall graffiti and Checkpoint Charlie Haus; city centre sights and Kurfurstendam 20 minutes by U-bahn or taxi.