Propeller Island City Lodge
Albrecht-Achilles-Straße 58, Berlin, Germany, 10709
- Recommended for:
- Backpackers / Students, Couples, Culture vultures, Singles, Nightlife, Romance
Expert review of Propeller Island City Lodge
This was one of the first placed I stayed in Berlin. One of Berlin’s quirkiest hostels – and one of the few in Charlottenburg - it was conceived by artist Lars Stroschen. Each room has a different “zany” theme and includes musical elements as well as visual. The standard doesn’t quite match the hype but it’s still a fun place to stay.
Propeller Island is situated in the heart of Berlin, just off the Ku’damm and within walking distance of Berlin Zoo.
The hotel has 30 unique rooms: each one is completely different in its theme and décor. In the Flying Room, for example, the bed is suspended at a 45-degree angle, while in the Upside Down Rooms, the furniture is glued to the ceiling. Other options include a Goth Room, where you can sleep in a coffin, and a Dwarf Room only 1.4 metres high. A feature of every room is a six-channel radio of frog calls recorded by the artist-owner in Bali.
The hotel occupies three high-ceilinged floors of an apartment house dating from the 1880s. The only communal room is the breakfast room.
Guests can prepare their own meals in the similarly off-the-wall kitchens or, if you book in advance, the hotel can arrange a special 'aphrodisiac’ dinner.
Limited service, but friendly.
The hotel claims to be a "magnet for philosophers and seekers of perspective and vision". In reality it's good for creative types, backpackers and families. The hotel is also suited to two couples travelling together as each pair of rooms shares a bathroom and kitchen.
Each additional person in a room costs an extra 15 euros. Breakfast is 7 euros per person.
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- Albrecht-Achilles-Straße 58, Berlin, Germany, 10709