Propeller Island City Lodge

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Address: Albrecht-Achilles-Straße 58, Berlin, 10709, Germany

Star rating:
1 star hotel

3.4

Quirky, themed accommodation by artist and musician Lars Stroschen.

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.

Location
3.4
90%
Eating/drinking
3.2
90%
Leisure facilities
n/a
90%
Service
3
90%
Value for money
3.2
90%
Bedrooms
3.5
90%
Public areas
3
90%

Location

Propeller Island is situated in the heart of Berlin, just off the Ku’damm and within walking distance of [node:169110].

Bedrooms

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.

Public areas

The hotel occupies three high-ceilinged floors of an apartment house dating from the 1880s. The only communal room is the breakfast room.
 

Eating and drinking

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.

Service

Limited service, but friendly.

Who stays there

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.

Price advice

Each additional person in a room costs an extra 15 euros. Breakfast is 7 euros per person.
 

Amenities

Recommended for

  • Backpackers / Students
  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • Singles
  • Nightlife
  • Romance

Pros & Cons

  • Quirky
  • Basic facilities
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