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Hotel Alte Feuerwache Berlin

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Extremely bad experience from the start. And this is still only my 2nd day of 4. I arrived at the Hotel at 1:30 pm. And I was told I cannot check in till 2 pm. So I went for a walk and came back at 2:05 pm. Finally was able to check in to # 411 at 2:40 pm. The room is in an attic. The left bed has a sloping roof directly over it and is unusable. You need take the elevator to floor 3 and walk up to level 4. The bed lamp is broken and I have asked for it to be fixed, to no avail. One of the two room lamps is fused. It has not yet been repaired. So the room is in darkness and I am typing this review in the semi dark. Since Hotwire works without the member finding out the name of the hotel before they pay up, I will recommend that you never use this hotel again. I am so angry that I am almost tempted to ask for a refund.

So the positives; the hotel was very clean and all the staff were very friendly. Negative; the rooms are quite small. The hotel is not that close to town and takes about half an hour to reach Alexanderplatz. However this is quite a pleasant journey. Overall would recommend for a cheap stay.

a nice accomodation just a bit to far away of the centre of Berlin. the quite and peaceful neighberhood, and an immaculate public transport make the hotel even more recommendable for those who wants to enjoy some quite in the evenings.

The first thing I met was a super helpful and friendly receptionist. It is only a short tram ride to all the main sights. €6,70 for a day pass. Clean sheets and fluffy pillows. Very basic room. The only negative thing was the shower. The water would become scorching hot momentarily, most likely due to a toilet being flushed. Overall great hotel!

Rooms are very clean, but basic. The website shows big rooms, but be aware, there are also small rooms, hidden on the top floor corners. To get to the top (4th) floor, there is an elevator, but only to 3rd floor. You need to climb stairs 1 more floor. Price for room is great (compared to value). There was an issue however that the hotel charged me more than what was in my confirmed (external agent) booking. They could not sort this out during checkout and had to come back to me. I did not use the breakfast (extra pay) or restaurant (extra pay) or the WiFi (extra Pay). The hotel is very close to M5 tram that takes you to City Center. Curtains are a bit too light, I like my room darker.

nice, clean, good service, very quiet, good restorant not expensive. not convenient at night after 8 because you dont have a vaporety to retturn . you must call the hotel for a shuttle.very differnt from the center of Venice. a quet nice island with a nice garden. very near to the exhibition of the Biennale

I stayed in the 'Alte Feuerwache' (Old Firestation) in the Hohenschönhausen district in Berlin for three nights. I can recommend this hotel as it is very clean and has a nice and cosy feel to it. I only had the breakfasts ( buffet ) which was nice, but I have been told that the cuisine is renowned locally. The hotel is also popular for weddings and honeymoons. The location is rather nice with excellent local transport links. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Overall very good- I might like to stay there again. Little downside: Only german language tv stations (apart from DW TV) and the WLAN signal was too weak for my i Phone in the third floor room - I had to step out on the landing to get a signal.

We stayed here for 3 nights for a last minute birthday trip, Firstly I would highly recommend you buy a travel pass as you will definitely need it!! We ordered ours online and collected them at the airport. We then got the RB14 (direction Nauen) train to Alexanderplatz, then a 20 minute tram ride on the M5 (zinger st) to the hotel. The travel stystem is fantastic, simple efficient and clean. After you get off the tram at Freienwalder StraBe cross over to the side with the kebab shop and chinese and contine walking on that side of the road, the hotel is hidden by trees but if you keep walking on the footpath you will see it. The rooms are exactly what we needed, clean comfy large beds, clean toilet and shower and to a great standard. The beds were two singles with their own sheets pushed together but given the temperature was hitting 30 degrees it was perfect for both of us. The staff were lovely and friendly and it really was a great hotel to stay at. Now here comes the fun bits, every morning we got a tram into Alexanderplatz which in itself was great, got to see the locals and see many more shops, places to eat that would have been hidden had we stayed in the center, we noticed a supermarket just a 5 minute walk away from the hotel on the same side as the kebab shop to which we stocked up on cheap drinks and snacks for later at the hotel and on our days out. For breakfast we made the mistake of going to a cafe and was ripped off massively nearly 30 euros for 2 coffees and 2 small plates of scrambled eggs and toast!! We then learnt to stick to the fantastic bakeries - fantastic coffee, toasties, pastries and sandwiches and at 8 euros for the pair of us in there for breakfast. Take out for lunch are also a must such as the stalls selling everything from Chinese, to hotdogs and even boxes of strawberries. We visited a large number of sites including the Berliner Fernsehturm (tower), Check Point Charlie, Brandenburg Gate, the Ritter Sport Chocolate Museum (perfect for really cheap gifts but rubbish as a museum), the only computer game museum in the world Computerspielemuseum and the Berliner Dom, . With the travel tickets we found we got so much discount at all of the attractions that they paid for themselves in discounts let alone thinking of how much we used the trams, metro and the train. Look through the guide book you get with it and see what discount you get, how to get there and what you can do there. We went for a delicious birthday meal at the block house which was a fantastic treat, and for the other evenings we stuck to the kebab house near the hotel called Konrad Grill. The beer was the best priced we had found at 1.5 euro and the food was great along with the friendly staff and you could sit outside and watch the world go by. Over the road there was also a pizza place if you fancied something else. Definitely wear comfy shoes you will be doing a hell of a lot of walking. Take suncream if its hot it was boiling and we went at the start of July and enjoy, we certainly did and if you get asked for a donation by a deaf boy/girl/woman say no as the hotel staff had told us it was a scam and often they pick pocket you while you are distracted.

This lovely looking hotel is about 5km north of the centre of Berlin ,but dont let that put you off as the Tram line is 100 metres (we had to catch the M5 tram) from the entrance which in 15-20 mins takes you straight to the heart of Berlin also it stops at various other interesting places such as Alexanderplatz from where you can stroll down to the centre anyway. The staff were very helpful in speaking english and providing English menus etc,,the bar and restaurant were very good , I thought the breakfast price was a little steep (9 euros) per person so what we did each morning was walk down to the local supermarket 3 mins walk which had a cafe inside and the 3 of us had breakfast and orange juice and coffee for 6 euros for the 3 of us not 6 euros each. The rooms were a little small but we had a good price so cant moan too much, all in all would go there again .

I ordered over the Internet and I was afraid to be disappointed, but instead I found an intimate hotel, with a pleasant and efficient staff. The receptionists are very familiar with tourist spots in Berlin. The location of the hotel is not right in the center but the important destinations are a drive of about 20 minutes tram. From the other hand side, we got to enjoy the green parks around the hotel, and most importantly some good/quiet sleep. Perfect choise for vacationers and business men in Berlin. Highly recommend.

Waldowstr. 1 Berlin BE

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Concierge services

Located in Hohenschonhausen, Hotel Alte Feuerwache Berlin is within a few miles (5 km) of sights such as Stasi Museum Berlin and Ring-Center. This 26-room, 3.5-star hotel has a restaurant and a bar/lounge, along with free in-room WiFi. Alexanderplatz is also within a 15-minute drive.


This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 6:30 AM to 10 AM.


Hotel Alte Feuerwache Berlin's 26 rooms provide free weekday newspapers. Guests can expect free WiFi and cable TV. Hair dryers are also available.

Property features

A local mainstay since 1912, Hotel Alte Feuerwache Berlin offers free WiFi in public areas, express check-in, and express check-out. A multilingual staff is on hand to assist with concierge services, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include free newspapers and a terrace.

Room options

Triple Room

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Family Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

71% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 71 reviews