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Upstalsboom Hotel Friedrichshain

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This hotel is not the most exciting décor wise but I would recommend it. Room was plain but it had plenty of room in it and had a very good shower. Buffet breakfast was pretty good. Plenty of choice although I was disappointed to only see Bacon on offer once in our 3 days. The district is quiet and within easy walking distance of the East Side Gallery and an S Bahn station. The bar was very quiet and characterless. Would still recommend this hotel as a good one to stay in though. Take a selfie of yourself on the roof terrace, post it and you get a complimentary cocktail in the bar.

My wife and I, along with our two teenage sons stayed at the Hotel for three nights. We were already aware that the hotel did not have air con - it would have been nice, though the fan was pretty much adequate. The rooms are comfortable and spacious enough for what we wanted. When we go on trips we don't anticipate being in the room that much after all! Located in Friedrichshain, there are a couple of U-Bahn stations within 5-8 mins walk away, getting you to all the main sights quickly and easily. Busses and trams also run close by, though we didn't make much use of either during our stay, other than to say we had been on it. We only had breakfast at the hotel - this was all fresh and plentiful. Remember you are not in the UK, so don't expect a fry up! Traditional European cooked meats, cheese, bread, croissants, preserves, honey, fruit, cereal and yoghurt all available. Staff in the hotel are really friendly and welcoming. We arrived at 11 and dropped out bags off then went exploring. On our last day we checked out and left our bag at reception until late in the afternoon before our flight home. The hotel has a bar serving various drinks and cocktails, all freshly made. On the roof is a terrace with good views over the surrounding area. Around the hotel you can find a huge amount of bars and restaurants catering for all tastes - the hardest part is deciding which to go to! The Berlin Welcome Card is great value - an adult card also covers children up to (and we were told including) 14 year olds. This also gives discounts to other attractions, though the travel card alone it is worth it. The hotel is easy to get to from Tegel airport - whilst it may take a few minutes more, the simplest way is to get the TXL bus from the airport to Alexanderplatz (end stop), then take the U-Bahn U5 to Weberwiese. From there it is about 8 mins stroll to the hotel.

The hotel was a gem in the Friedrichshain area of east Germany. There's a park opposite the hotel which is nice for a picnic. Also within walking distance to a train, bus & tram. The area around the hotel has very nice restaurants & bars. The staff are friendly and helpful and speaks English. The hotel facilities are very good and neat. They offer a full breakfast in a cosy dining room. The hotel has a rooftop terrace, a gym and sauna.

We spent 5 night's at this hotel.Could not fault location comfortable rooms Extremely helpful staff. Travel card invaluable . Would highly recommend this hotel. Breakfast a littleexpensive but so many options within the shopping arcade of the station you cannot go wrong. So glad we stayed in this area for multiple reasons . Directly outside is the main bus stops Hop on tourist bus or just use the map and walk Brilliant

Old hotel with old carpets that smells of dust. I am a bit allergic to dust, so not good for me. There is no AC in the rooms and the pillows are so flat I had to use the blanket to support my head. The TV is 20 inches and there is no minibar. Well there is one, with two bottles of water in it. The breakfast is OK. There are no sausages, bacon and that kind of things but there are eggs and cold cuts as well as many other things so would not call it a bad breakfast. The staff is very nice and I got a late check out for free. Free internet.

Pleasantly surprised, great location and good sized rooms. Good choice of breakfast included and a fridge in the room. Rooms were quite hot as we were here in the heatwave, but a fan was provided. Walking distance to a small bar across the road, there's a nice bar at street level in the hotel, and there is a small shop selling drinks and snacks around the corner. Less than ten minutes to the overground train station. Note: most of the bars and restaurants take cash not cards. Great area as a base for exploring, so many fabulous restaurants and coffee shops nearby. Very chilled and a really lovely, friendly atmosphere.

It was our first visit to Berlin and it was great staying at this place. We wish the rooms had air-conditioners or atleast ceiling fans that can cater for the short warm period, Berlin suffers during the months of May and June. Now the good part - the hotel is well connected with trams, buses and the underground. We found the trams most convenient as these were a very short distance from the hotel. Breakfast and the service was excellent and the staff is extremely helpful. There are any number of eating joints a few blocks away.

quick access to city centre with busses trams and underground staff were amazing breakfast neat lots to choose our room was magnificent btw FREE WIFI the room was clean the beds were superb there were lifts up to the room the hotel also has a fitness sweet

For our first trip to Berlin I spent a lot of time reviewing areas and hotels and booked this one direct as it worked out cheaper than using any of the normal websites (,, etc). The hotel is on a quiet road in the busy Friedrichschain area and close to lots and lots of bars and eateries. There is a U-Bahn stop about 10 minutes one way and an S-Bahn station about 10 minutes the other way. We had a standard room, which was way larger than I expected, and clean and comfortable. The buffet breakfast, which was included in the cost of the room, catered for all nationalities and was plentiful and fresh. The staff were very attentive and polite and kept everything clean and tidy. The reception staff were friendly and happy to give advice when required. We did have a drink in the bar on our first night and the staff here were friendly but we didn't return as it was a lot more expensive than other bars in the area. I would definitely stay at this hotel again.

We have stayed at this hotel around 10 times. Allthough there's plenty of hotels in Berlin, this is our absolute favorite. The service is kind and very helpful, the rooms are clean and everything around us customers is fine. And the breakfast is splendid. Just a small walk from Warchauer Strasse station, from where you go anywhere. The neighbourhood around the hotel is rough but full of warmth and we feel safe at all times. Also close to the hotel is a lot of restaurants and bars. We recommend this hotel for sure

Gubener Strasse 42 Berlin BE

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge
  • Health club

Located in Friedrichshain, Upstalsboom Hotel Friedrichshain is within a few miles (5 km) of popular sights such as Alexanderplatz and Checkpoint Charlie Museum. This 4-star hotel has 170 guestrooms and offers conveniences like free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and a health club. On a river, it's also near Brandenburg Gate and Nikolaikirche.


Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.


All 170 soundproofed rooms provide minibars, free newspapers, and free bottled water. LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Hair dryers, phones, and desks are also standard.

Property features

Guests staying at Upstalsboom Hotel Friedrichshain enjoy a health club, a sauna, and a rooftop terrace. Self parking is available for EUR 15 per night. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, 6 meeting rooms, and conference space.

Room options

Standard Single Room

King 1 | Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Comfort Single Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 1

Comfort Double Room

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Comfort Apartment, 1 Double Bed, Kitchenette

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

86% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 507 reviews