Welcome to the jungle. A very trendy jungle, that is. I am going to start off this post very strong by saying that 25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin is one of my favourite hotels, ever. Not only is every corner of this jungle-themed hotel quite literally begging to be photographed, but I also feel confident saying that this trendy Berlin hotel is the best place to stay in Berlin.
If you’re looking for a super unique and fun hotel experience, look no further. Located next to the Berlin zoo, this hotel has adapted a jungle theme and offers the most surreal views of the city, the friendliest staff, and quirky premises that can be explored for hours on end. It is the perfect place to stay, eat, and play in Berlin. Read on to find out why this is the best place to stay in Berlin and find out why it should be on your list for your next visit to Germany’s biggest city.
Disclaimer: I was a hosted guest of 25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin. However all thoughts and opinions regarding my stay are my own.
25hours bikini berlin location
One of my absolute favourite things about 25hours Bikini Berlin was the location – right next to the beautiful Berlin Zoo. The location is one of the reasons why it is the best place to stay in Berlin because it is central within walking distance of many restaurants and attractions. Since Berlin is such a huge city, it is important to not just be central but also be close to a metro or train station – and this Bikini Berlin hotel is within five minutes walking distance from both.
A quick walk to the Berlin Zoologischer Garten metro stop and you can get virtually anywhere you need to go in the city. When arriving to 25hours Bikini Berlin by train or metro, this is also the stop you will want to get off at.
If you’re arriving by car like we did, parking is also very convenient with 25hours Bikini Berlin parking close by. We parked next door at Bikini Berlin Parkplatz and the cost was 20 euros a day. However, if you get the parking validated by the hotel, you can get this price reduced by 2-3 euros per day and added to to your hotel bill. Don’t forget to ask about this at the reception!
the hotel facilities
the hotel rooms
And the award for my favourite hotel room ever goes to…
Honestly though, this was easily one of the most unique hotel rooms I have ever stayed in. If you’re able to upgrade your room, this is the hotel to do it at. We stayed in a Medium Jungle room, which was an industrial designed jungle-themed room with the most spectacular views of the Berlin Zoo. And the best part – the room had a hammock that you could lounge in and watch the monkeys play at the zoo. From our room on the seventh floor, you could easily see the monkey habitats, and every morning we were awoken to the sounds of them playing and eating outside. Seriously, SO COOL.
Rooms range in size from Medium to Extra Large and if you want a hammock and a zoo view like us, you’ll want to opt for a Jungle room. If you aren’t in the position to splurge, it doesn’t matter. You can still lounge in hammocks overlooking the zoo from the lobby area of the hotel.
The room itself was all open concept (including the sink/shower, but the toilet was private) and was outfitted with a king size bed and air conditioning. The quirky jungle themed details really made the room special, and the floor to ceiling windows (that opened) offered so much natural light and a fresh breeze.
Just take one look at these photos and you’ll surely want to add this to your hotel bucket list.
neni berlin restaurant
NENI Berlin, 25hours’ onsite restaurant, is popular with both guests and locals! Since it’s located in the trendiest hotel in Berlin, you would have high expectations for this spot – and it delivers. The decor is beautiful, with tons of greenery and floor-to-ceiling windows that give the most beautiful views of Berlin from up high. With seating both inside and outside on a terrace, this is a must-try Berlin restaurant.
25hours Bikini Berlin breakfast is served in the morning from this amazing space at NENI. The breakfast spread was diverse, fresh, and delicious. I would highly recommend adding this to your reservation so you can fuel up before you hit the streets of Berlin.
If you’re looking for dinner, NENI is a great option. We didn’t have a chance to try the Berlin location, but I ate here at the 25hours Munich location and it was fantastic. . The menu is international-inspired, with references to the founder’s Israeli heritage, as well as other Mediterranian cuisines. Make sure you book a reservation, this spot is popular.
the monkey bar
Clever name, right?! 25hours Bikini Berlin is home to The Monkey Bar Berlin – which just happens to be one of Berlin’s most popular bars! This trendy Berlin bar sits a top the city, and offers incredible views of the zoo and city skyline from its rooftop terrace. The space is designed with fun, colourful details and is the perfect spot for a sunset cocktail.
I had heard this bar was popular, but I didn’t realize just how popular. In fact, every time we came back to our hotel, there was a line out the front door with people waiting to go up to The Monkey Bar Berlin.
I could go on and on about some of my favourite things about 25hours Bikini Berlin and why I think it is the best place to stay in Berlin. Here’s a few of the many highlights:
The Jungle Sauna: On the 9th floor of 25hours Bikini Berlin, you’ll find a relaxing sauna that is free to use for hotel guests. Here you will also be rewarded with stunning views of the zoo.
McFIT Gym Collaboration: Want to get a workout in? 25hours Bikini Berlin has a collaboration with a nearby McFIT gym location where you can get a day pass for 10 EUR.
Sustainability: If you’re looking for a sustainable hotel in Berlin, look no further! 25hours takes many steps to put sustainability first, which is one of my favourite things about this small hotel chain.
Complimentary Minibar: Yes, it’s free! Fridges in the room are stocked with local beer, soda, and water – and can be restocked daily upon request. Make sure you try the local favourite, Fritz Cola (I seriously regret not bringing a few of these back to Sweden with me).
Woodfire Bakery: Looking for a good cup of coffee and fresh baked goods? You don’t even have to leave the hotel!
Cosy Common Spaces: Onsite you’ll find tons of trendy common spaces to get cosy. The Newsroom offers a relaxing environment to sit back, relax, and read. And alongside the reception area you’ll also find hammocks overlooking the zoo!
So, are you feeling ready to get cosy at the trendiest hotel in Berlin?!
ABOUT 25hours hotels
25hours Hotels have locations all over Germany, as well as in France, Austria, and Switzerland. This sustainability-minded hotel chain is designed with the modern urban traveller in mind. Each location features it’s own locally-inspired quirky design that begs to be photographed, and little luxuries that make you feel at home – even when on the road.