25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin
What We Love
- Jetsetter 2015 Best of the Best Winner: Best Nightlife
- Buzzy bar and restaurant with panoramic views of the city
- Grab a burger from the hotel's Airstream streetfood van, parked just outside
- The lobby is strung with hammocks to lounge in
- Free bicycle and Mini Cooper rentals to explore the city and farther afield
What To Know
- The rooftop Monkey Bar is open until 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday
- Bang in the center of Berlin's rapidly developing City West neighborhood
- There's an easygoing vibe that could work for families, but the hotel is best suited to party people
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
This hipster hotel by Berlin native Werner Aisslinger is designed around an urban jungle theme. Lush flora hangs and climbs from the concrete ceilings and wood pallet-effect walls, creating a connection with the Berlin Zoo located behind the property. The building itself is a dramatic revamp of the once-derelict Bikini-Haus, a 1950s office block. Being able to explore the reworking of this concrete behemoth is exciting whether you’re staying here or not.
Bed and Bath
Even the basic rooms (which start at 248 square feet) are comfortable and are kitted out with king- or queensize beds, large windows and rainfall showers. The soft bedding and felt pillows contrast with the raw concrete ceiling. The shower rooms are dark and moody, with black tiles, atmospheric lighting and heated floors. If you opt for a bigger room you get funky extras like hammocks, which you can swing in as you gaze out over the zoo through the floor-to-ceiling windows.
Regular DJ events take place in the upbeat Monkey Bar on the top floor (keep an eye out for the Live at 25 program for one-off performances ranging from hip-hop to theater). For downtime, the jungle sauna is a touch of genius; you can sweat it out on clean pine seating while looking out over the zoo through windows lined with tropical plants. The restaurant, Neni, serves upscale cuisine with a menu that draws from contemporary Mediterranean and Middle Eastern influences, while the breakfast spread is something to behold; fuel up on curry wurst and smoked salmon, and wash it down with a freshly made smoothie.
In the Area
City West has been going through a revival in recent years. Although it’s not as rowdy as Kreuzberg or Neukölln in terms of nightlife, 25Hours guests will want to check out the local bars; the Berlin institution Rum Trader should be on that list, a tiny bar where you’ll find some of the city’s best cocktails. Paris Bar is another long-running spot popular with locals, while Diener Tattersall is a place to get a taste of the classic old West vibe. For cutting-edge shopping, the concept store Andreas Murkudis is the place to find mesmerizing objects from leading new designers, while 14oz is stocked with a bouquet of hip fashion brands.
How to Get There
I stayed here on my visit to Berlin this week and I didn’t want to leave. This hotel has the coolest Berlin vibes with a beautiful cafe and hammocks overlooking the Berlin Zoo. My room was so fun with a record player and retro records to play. I had a great view of the city as well. My bed was so comfortable, I slept like a baby. There is also a happening bar upstairs “Monkey Bar”. Great place to watch the sunset. The restaurant upstairs is also amazing with great views. The breakfast was included and had everything you could want. They also have a great gym close by that the hotel will give you a voucher for. This place is a designers dream and a must see on your visit to Berlin!
The location is great and the views fascinating I will be back for a personal visit as loved every minute of my short stay from the arrival, room,view food and the monkey bar is fun so highly recommend to anyone
Alternative place with innovative room concept but missing comfort. In particular when compared with the price. 264€ for one night without breakfast.
There is no bed. the matrasses are just lying on the floor.
Service is ok but not very caring
This is definitely a different hotel experience. From decoration details in rooms and public spaces to very friendly and highly motivated hotel staff to wonderful dining and clubbing. Must see in Berlin.
I went for 3 nights at the 25hours Bikini Berlin with my girlfriend and apart from a wonderful concept, the people working there are absolutely outstanding.
Thank you very much Kyra and Francesca for your kind help and tips! We really appreciated your patience and friendliness, we felt like we were talking to friends that we already knew since a long time.
In the NENI restaurant, we also met Ferial, who was such a kind and friendly person. She remembered us from the day before and asked us if we would like to order the same thing. One time, when the restaurant was full and busy, she cleaned a table by the window and invited us to stay there. I am sure that every place would like to have an employee like her.
Thank you to all of you and we will definitely come back!