Bed down in Berlin's anti-hotelBerlin, Germany
Set in a former vacuum factory in the arty district of Neukölln, this urban campsite offers all the charm of a night under canvas without the bugs and other beasts that go bump in the night. The site’s ‘creative playground’ is scattered with revamped caravans and quirky wooden cottages, each individually styled for a unique stay. There are also regular rooms with ensuites for a more mainstream getaway and an on-site cafe for a hearty slice of city sustenance.
With a garden complete with a hammock and swing strung up between wildflowers, tumbling beans and corn, the Hüettenpalast is so chill it’s easy to forget the big smoke is just metres from this hillbilly haven. Thankfully the friendly hosts have made life easy on weary travellers by compiling a list of the local shops and cafes that most merit exploring. And word on the street is a sauna will even be added to the fold in the not too distant future... watch this space.
- Free Wi-Fi
- Bed linen, towels and hair-dryer
- Separate bathrooms
- Rental bicycles available for US$11 per day
- On-site cafe (closes at 6pm, Sunday at 4pm)
- Exterior meet and greet area
From about US$72 per night for two people, including a breakfast of coffee and croissants.