Grand City Hotel Globus Berlin Rating: 2.5 Pearls
East Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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Pros

  • Tidy property with clean, basic rooms and rock-bottom rates
  • Comfortable hotel lobby and common areas
  • Amenities include a small gym, sauna, and summer garden
  • Located within walking distance to public transport
  • Pet-friendly hotel with free parking
  • Affordable dining and cheap bar on-site
  • Relatively close to the hip Prenzlauer Berg neighborhood

Cons

  • Remote location far from central Berlin
  • No alarm clocks, toiletries, or washcloths in rooms
  • Some noise complaints due to thin walls
  • Fee for Wi-Fi
  • Some old tube TVs

Bottom Line

The Grand City Hotel Globus Berlin is part of a budget hotel chain. Each of the 241 rooms has dorm-like decor and old tube TVs. Function over design is the philosophy here, resulting in a generic lobby and rooms that are adequate and comfortable. Perks include a small gym and sauna, a summer garden, and an on-site bar, but the location is far from central Berlin. Low prices attract budget travelers to this tidy property, but there's a pesky fee for Wi-Fi and there are some complaints about thin walls.

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 Location

In an unremarkable location in East Berlin, far from most attractions

The Grand City Hotel Globus Berlin is located in a non-descript area of East Berlin, but it's clean and safe with multiple S-Bahn and U-Bahn stops near the hotel. Rates are low as a result of the remote location: Central Berlin is about a 25 to 30 minute subway ride away, so having a car really helps. However, trains in Berlin run 24 hours, allowing guests to return without splurging for a cab. There are few restaurants and practically no nightlife nearby, but there are two grocery stores across the street that help guests to stay within a budget. While it's not very close to the city center, it is relatively close to the chic neighborhood of Prenzlauer Berg.

  • 28-minute drive to Tegel Airport
  • 29-minute drive to Schonefeld Airport
  • 7-minute drive to chic Prenzlauer Berg
  • 9-minute drive to Alexanderplatz
  • 12-minute drive to Checkpoint Charlie, a former border crossing from East to West Berlin
  • 12-minute drive to Brandenburg Gate
  • 14-minute drive to Potsdamer Platz
  • 15-minute drive to the Museum Island
  • 16-minute drive to the Tiergarten
  • 16-minute drive to the Bundestag
  • 20-minute drive to the Berlin Zoo
  • 20-minute drive to Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church
  • 20-minute drive to shopping along Kurfurstendamm
  • 23-minute drive to Unter den Linden Boulevard

 Bottom Line

The Grand City Hotel Globus Berlin is part of a budget hotel chain. Each of the 241 rooms has dorm-like decor and old tube TVs. Function over design is the philosophy here, resulting in a generic lobby and rooms that are adequate and comfortable. Perks include a small gym and sauna, a summer garden, and an on-site bar, but the location is far from central Berlin. Low prices attract budget travelers to this tidy property, but there's a pesky fee for Wi-Fi and there are some complaints about thin walls.

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Address

  • Ruschestrasse 45, Berlin, Germany 10367

Room Types

  • Standard Room
  • Superior Room
  • Triple Room

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 241
Pool: No
Fitness Center: Yes
Internet Access: Yes
Pets Allowed: Yes
Cribs: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: East Berlin, Berlin
Address: Ruschestrasse 45, Berlin, Germany 10367
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