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Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels in Berlin Germany (2024 Updated)

Is Berlin, Germany considered  one of the prime locations for LGBT people? Yes, it is considered one of the most friendly gay city in Europe. From restaurants, bars, sauna and gay friendly hotel Berlin has all it needs for a great holiday in Berlin!

The main area of bars and gay clubs in Berlin is Schoeneberg close to many landmarks of Barcelona in terms of sightseeing.

Berlin, Germany’s capital, dates to the 13th century. Reminders of the city’s turbulent 20th-century history include its Holocaust memorial and the Berlin Wall graffiti remains. Divided during the Cold War, its 18th-century Brandenburg Gate has become a symbol of reunification. The city’s also known for its art scene and modern landmarks like the gold-colored, swoop-roofed Berliner Philharmonie, built in 1963.

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1. ArtHotel Connection Berlin – Gay Friendly Hotel Berlin

This 3* hetero-friendly gay hotel in Schöneberg is 700 m from Berlin’s Kurfurstendamm shopping area and the KaDeWe department store. The hotel’s breakfast buffet is available until late, and Wi-Fi is free throughout the property.

A 10-minute walk from the many bars of Nollendorfplatz Square, the ArtHotel Connection has rooms with a flat-screen TV, DVD player and iPod docking station.

Gay Friendly Hotel Berlin
Gay Friendly Hotel Berlin

This hetero friendly hotel is in the oldest gay neighbourhood (Schoneberg) of Berlin. There are many catering establishments in the street and area, but you don’t hear anything when you are in the hotel.

The hotel is in a great location to Berlin’s very expansive and efficient subway system, upscale shopping and the gay neighbourhood of Schoeneberg.  The hotel is close to many gay bars and places to eat and shops.

Set on a tree-lined street in the Schoeneberg district, this art-nouveau hotel is 3.6 km from the Brandenburg Gate and 3 km from Potsdamer Platz.

Bright, modern rooms are individually decorated and feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and iPod docks. Suites add seating areas, while apartments offer kitchens. In-room breakfast is available.

With a beautiful view of ivy-covered walls, trees, and bushes in the inner courtyard, it was more like being on a country estate than in the heart of the active Fuggerstrasse. The hotel is also a quick walk to Wittenberg U-Bahn and there is an excellent variety of restaurants from takeaways to white tablecloths.

Clean rooms, funky design.

The room was lovely with high ceilings and a herringbone wooden floor. There was little balcony with those lovely old double doors and a little table and chairs so you could sit with the door open. There is a TV in the room and a ipod charger with radio and alarm. Beautiful Chandelier in the room as well

Make sure to book for a breakfast as it is very well done and is served in the most adorable breakfast room. Breakfast includes eggs, bread, meats and cheeses, fruit, yogurt, juices, etc.

Toilet with shower cabin was spotlessly clean and looks newly renovated. Sink is not in the toilet but in the room, a bit odd, but works well. The wooden room floor squeaks quite a bit when you walk on it, charming or annoying, you decide.

The breakfast room is nicely decorated and the chairs are zebra printed. The entire interior and decoration of the hotel is a bit kitschy.

Bar right downstairs is a good starting off point for a fun and late night of cruising and drinking.

We had a brilliant time at the hotel – 3 nights. The hotel is stunning – a cross between art nouveau and boutique – right in the centre of the Schoenberg district.

Our room was very comfortable and spotlessly clean. We had to check in late so the hotel gave us clear instructions how to do this. We had breakfast each morning – which was good. The hotel have thought very carefully how to make sure the environment is Covid-19 secure. We had no worries staying here. Above all, the staff were really friendly and approachable. I would highly recommend this gay friendly hotel. We shall go back for sure.

ArtHotel Connection is a great value, great location, great & stylish rooms and more like a B&B/Guesthouse than the cold atmosphere of a chain hotel. My courtyard facing room was very bright, cozy and quiet. It is super conveniently located in the heart of the gay Schoenberg neighborhood and walking distance to so many bars and clubs. Also very close to the U-bahn and bus lines, and virtually around the corner from KaDeWe and the shopping district.

Large room with comfortable bed, overlooking quaint Berlin side street. Quiet, aside from raucous New Year’s Eve celebs, but those are to be expected in Berlin. Several bars/restaurants on street and nearby, both gay and straight. Felt comfortable and safe throughout, a must. Hotel is mostly gay guests, but visiting straight couple was welcomed and having fun. A nice mix.

Staff was a highlight; Previously mentioned Stefan, Sascha, Duna – they and their colleagues all did a great job.
Breakfast looked great – I didn’t partake – and is served until mid-afternoon, a real plus.

Will return to ArtHotel Connection in the future. Berlin is among my favorite cities and this hotel is a wonderful base to explore from. Can’t wait til next New Year’s.

Lovely hotel with a friendly staff. It is in a lovely old building with a front door with character and an old lift, the lift works although I didn’t use it as. It is up on the third floor. The owner throughout check in was very friendly and helpful showing me places on the map and also recommending other places I might like to visit.

The room was lovely with high ceilings and a herringbone wooden floor. There was little balcony with those lovely old double doors and a little table and chairs so you could sit with the door open. There is a TV in the room and a ipod charger with radio and alarm. Beautiful Chandelier in the room as well. Close to quite a few underground stations as well. Gay friendly hotel in a gay friendly neighbourhood

gay hotel berlin
gay hotel berlin

How much does a room costs at ArtHotel Connection?

Prices start 124$/night for the Suite Room. The Double Room is 102$/night with breakfast included.

Featuring high ceilings, these bright rooms come with a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom.

Where to book online ArtHotel Connection  – Gay Hotel Berlin – you can find the best resort deals in Berlin on or or

2. Tom’s Hotel (Gay Hotel) Berlin – Gay Friendly Hotel Berlin

This gay hotel is located in Berlin’s Schöneberg district, a 4-minute walk from Nollendorfplatz Underground Station. All comfortable rooms and apartments feature a flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi internet access.
Tom’s Hotel Berlin offers artistically decorated rooms which include a DVD player and private bathroom with shower. Free fruit and mineral water is available in every room.

Tom’s Hotel is located in the heart Berlin’s exciting gay district. Hotel guests receive a special pass, offering discounts to many nearby gay saunas, nightclubs, shops and restaurants, including the on-site coffee shop.

A 4-minute walk from the Nollendorfplatz U-Bahn station, this relaxed gay hotel is also 7 km from the Berlin Wall memorial and 14 km from Berlin Tegel Airport.

Offering complimentary Wi-Fi and wood floors, the laid-back rooms also come with flat-screen TVs and contemporary artwork.

Amenities include a lively gay bar with DJ nights, plus breakfast (fee) and an airport shuttle.

Berlin is sexy…and the favourite capital for tourists in europe.Discover a capital of Europe at close range.Many gay tourists love the city because of the multifaceted and high paced scene.TOM’S HOTEL … is the central located Gay Hotel in the capital.In addition, you will get our Hotel-Pass, which entitles you to exclusive offers in the gay scene; including discounts on dinner, shopping, clubbing and the sauna.The team of TOM’S HOTEL looks forward to your visit!

A weekend trip …includes lots of parties, shopping in the gay capital of Europe, maybe visiting the opera or a business trip during the week – our guests have many good reasons stop over in Berlin. Those that mix business with pleasure check in at Tom’s Hotel – because the centre of the gay life is located directly in front of the door.In the classic Toms Bar, the Apollo Splash Club, the scene-Café Berio or The Jaxx:

You reach everything within minutes.Back in the hotel you can check your mails with WLAN for free and chill out with a free DVD. Even your next day begins relaxed: Breakfast is till 5 pm

Tom’s hotel is really close to everything from shops, coffees bars and sightseeings in Berlin.

Tom’s Hotel is a located in the gay area of Schoneberg. It has excellent rooms with great facilities and is very clean and comfortable.

Not only were they clean, spacious and excellent value for money, Tom’s Hotel also offers a great location.

Room is spacious with many windows, a very comfortable bed, a nice sofa and a good sized bathroom. Wi-Fi service was excellent and everything was well clean. Good experience at an affordable price for Berlin.

The rooms are clean and have their own showers and toilet free wifi and mineral water.

We decided to stay in the apartment and not the hotel as we wanted a kitchen and living area so that our friends staying in nearby hotels could chill at ours during Stadtfest. The apartment is spacious and has a balcony. It is slap bang in the middle of the gay area which is perfect.

Tom’s Hotel is a located in the gay area of Schoneberg. It has excellent rooms with great facilities and is very clean and comfortable. We were there when outside temperatures were never higher than minus 1 and the room was warm and comfortable at all times. Staff are very friendly and professional.Overall, excellent value and location. Strongly recommended.

Although this hotel is joined to Toms gay bar the rooms are very comfortable,great bathrooms, good beds and clean (although the light shades could do with a polish).

The rooms are a great size,very quiet even though they look on to a main road,you get as much bottled water as you want,their is lockers in the rooms which are a bit too industrial compared to the other furnishings,this is the only kinda safe type place to store your belongings,it works but would feel better with an actual safe.

My partner David booked the apartment on the basis that we would be out all day looking at buildings and museums and would appreciate being near the gay scene in the evening. He was totally right. The apartment was spotless, right beside a bunch of gay bars and gay-friendly restaurants and close to public transport.

Our apartment had one double bed-room and a living room that could easily sleep another couple or two singles as it had two sofa-beds.

The kitchen was reasonably well equipped and very clean as was the bathroom. Check-in was really friendly and we would love to stay here again

gay hotels in berlin
gay hotels in berlin

How much does a room costs at Tom’s Hotel Berlin?

Prices start 80$/night for the Apartment. The Double Room is 105$/night with breakfast included.

Features a flat-screen TV with DVD player, free Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi notebook rental (info at reception), mineral water and fresh fruit, private bathroom with shower, and a Hotel Pass.

Where to book online Tom’s Hotel Berlin  – Gay Hotels Berlin – you can find the best resort deals in Berlin on or or


3. Axel Hotel Berlin-Adults Only – Gay Hotels Berlin

Gay Hotels Berlin
Gay Hotels Berlin

This hotel in Berlin-Schöneberg’s gay area offers designer rooms, a rooftop bar with panoramic views, and a modern spa. The KaDeWe department store is a 5-minute walk away.
The rooms and suites of the Axel Hotel Berlin include large beds and flat-screen TVs. WiFi is free in the entire hotel.

The Axel’s wellness area has a hot tub, a sauna, a Turkish bath, and a gym.

In the perfect location – Axel provides a great experience. The staff are very friendly, the rooms are both unique and very clean, and the wifi is great and fast.

A 4-minute walk from Wittenbergplatz U-Bahn station, this modern gay men’s hotel is in the Schoneberg district, also known for its gay scene, and is a 1.3-km walk from the Berlin Zoological Garden and a 3.4-km drive from Potsdamer Platz.

Sleek, stylish rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screens and garden views. Upgraded rooms and suites include whirlpool baths, minibars and panoramic views. Room service is available.

Breakfast is free. Other amenities include a fitness room, a sauna, and a restaurant serving American cuisine. There’s also a bar and a rooftop lounge.

Located in Schöneberg, the heart of the gay scene in the city, Axel Hotel Berlin is fascinating for its cosmopolitan spirit and delicious, by the careful combination of design and comfort, and for excellent service. The charm and elegant mix of gold on black, overlay and textures make Axel Hotel Berlin a unique space in the German capital. With 87 design rooms, fully equipped to provide guests with maximum comfort and a different stay.
Good location for the gay district and close to an underground station.

Axel Berlin is proudly gay, but also clean, professional and friendly – you can stay here on business too.

The service is absolutely amazing, with well prepared receptionists, and the hotel has some special services as well, like room massages.

Middle of the Heart of gay area in Berlin, Axel is the first and best Hotel to stay there. Short ways to all gay bars and shops. Nearby is an israeli restaurant, if someone is interested in. Short ways to public transport system and the KaDeWe. Mall of Berlin also available by pts.

A fantastic hotel right in the heart of the gay district. Comfortable, modern, clean and a bit cheeky with the “Do Disturb” signs to hang on your door! Loved staying here! Friendly staff, great rooms and good location near to local bars, restaurants and shops. Really close to the nearest metro station which takes you to anywhere in Berlin. An excellent stay!

Axel Hotel Berlin
Axel Hotel Berlin

The room is  fabulous with huge bed . Bathroom amenities are great. Plenty of towels which was very handy. The room was spotless and so was the entire hotel.

The room is quite and peaceful with aircon/heather, the bed is very comfortable and the best of the hotel was the shower!  Rooms are tidy, soundproof, designed with a good taste.

The room has  a minibar in the room with some refreshments e.g Juice, beers, and more.

The breakfast is excellent and the breakfast staff are friendly and attentive.The breakfast is quite good and plentiful – and quite a variety as well. The sauna and gym space are very clean with a great view.

This is a great hotel concept, with a nice boutique design, but falls short on some of the details making for a less-than-desirable outcome. I would rate it lower, however there aren’t that many hotel concepts that cater to the gay community like this one and overall I want to see this property flourish.

The good: The hotel is really well located, the center of the gay district, the rooms are big enough and the views are great, specially from the wellness area, I really liked it, the staff is friendly and the receptionist are really charming, Mar, Adams and Kris were super cool they even gave me good tourists tips.

Staff was very welcoming and kind and was helpful in organizing us getting our laundry done as we had been travelling for two weeks already! Laundry service, by the way was expensive, but well done, fast (Got it back the next day) and the detail was great when we got it back!

We had a corner suite and it was great! Lots of room and the bed was very comfortable. The decor is maybe a little dated, but the windows are great and let in lots of light. We liked having a separate room, but the couch was a little odd as it was like pleather and got sweaty very fast… I know its for easy clean up, but not really homey. The closet was amazing and was able to fit two gay dudes tons of clothes.

The bathroom was cool, nice jetted bath and while the shower had good pressure, the water got everywhere if you didn’t plug it with towels.

I’d say the best feature of the whole hotel was the rooftop sauna, whirlpool and Steam along with the roof top garden. Let’s just say we met lots of people up there and had lots of fun… 🙂

Also be sure to get a massage- it was heavenly and I fell asleep! So good.

I know the hotel says “straight-friendly” but if I was, I’m not sure I’d want to stay here.

Location is great- right by KaDeWe and the Tiergarten…

Don’t hesitate, book here!

How much does a room costs at Axel Hotel Berlin?

Prices start 75$/night for the City Double Room. The Junior Suite Room is 146$/night with breakfast included.

Spacious suite offering panoramic views, seating area, dressing room, massage shower, and spa bath. Includes free WiFi.

Where to book online –  Axel Hotel Berlin  – Gay Friendly Hotel Berlin – you can find the best resort deals in Berlin on or or


4. SANA Berlin Hotel – Gay Friendly Hotel Berlin

SANA Berlin Hotel
SANA Berlin Hotel

Just 700 m from the KaDeWe department store on Berlin’s Kurfürstendamm, this stylish hotel offers a free spa with pool, soundproofed rooms, and dining in the Lobby Lounge, serving snacks and light meals throughout the day.

The 4-star-superior SANA Berlin Hotel has modern, elegant rooms and self-catering apartments. They feature wooden floors, black-out curtains, and a laptop safe.

Discover the heart of one of Europe’s most cosmopolitan cities and explore the cultural, leisure and business possibilities that SANA Berlin Hotel has to offer. With an prime location near the Tiergarten Park, the Zoo and the internationally renowned KaDeWe department store, the only excuse for not enjoying Berlin’s life is that you don’t want to leave the hotel. Packed with places of historical interest, Berlin reveals itself in a mixture between the old and the new.

Take the opportunity to visit or revisit some of the city’s most emblematic places, in the vicinity of SANA Berlin Hotel. *Please be aware that between 29th January and 30th April the following facilities will be closed due to renovation works: Pool, Sauna, Turkish bath, Massage room and smoking lounge F8. We apologize for the inconvenience.

The hotel has a modern interior. It is close to underground stations and restaurants and coffee shops

The room is large and also very modern and sexy. Lots of mirrors and unique lighting. The rooms are spacious, clean, modern and comfortable

The room was great, with a very comfortable bed, push button window shades, a rain shower head fixture and a sliding door to open either the shower or toilet area.

The hotel offers great service and the breakfast is of good quality and plenty of choices are available. Buffet style breakfast with hot and cold selection.

The breakfast buffet is included and had a wide variety of foods. There is also an open air courtyard area in which to relax and talk with friends. The fitness area was quite adequate with 2 treadmills, a bike, an elliptical and free weights. The pool can be a bit chilly but certainly bearable. And, there’s nothing better than free internet!

We have been multiple times in Berlin, and always stayed in the East part of the city. This time we tested SANA hotel due to a friends recommendation. And it was a great week.

Located at 5 to 10 minutes walk from Kudamm, the Zoo and the gay area of Schöneberg, the hotel is very modern with an impressive reception hall. The location is very good, better than it looks like when you check in google maps. There are some big streets surrounding it but the traffic is not horrible and you certainly cannot hear anything from the rooms. Nearby there is a Netto supermarket (for that late night shopping), an Imbiss selling Döner and some other things. Also a lot of restaurants, the great KaDeWe and even Karstadt stores, etc.

There is a beautiful and small swimming pool on the 7th floor and a small gym with several training machines. Very good. There is also a dry sauna and humid sauna. The pool was just great, with views to the city skyline. Lovely place, although with space for just 2 or 3 people at the same time. Again, the choice for flooring material is totally wrong. The ceramics used around the pool are extremely slippery when wet. How could they miss something so important? Architects sometimes go for the looks and forget the function.

We usually don’t use the hotel breakfast, as Berlin is the city of breakfasts, but we tried and it was very good. They have glutenfree bread on request, a great assortment of yoghurts, cheese, fruit sallads, desserts, breads, etc. Totally worth the price (18€ if not included in the room).

The service in general was very good, specially compared to other hotels in Berlin. Some of the staff was extremely friendly and professional, and others maybe not as friendly but always professional. The only really bad experience was with the room service. They never replenished us with cups or glasses, and sometimes they even left dirty cups on the room. Apparently they just changed the provider company and I guess that was it.

All in all a great hotel, great location and great experience nagged by some minor and easily solvable issues.

The hotel was well located only a few blocks from the Kurfurstendamm shopping precinct and also 10 minutes walk in the opposite direction from the gay area of Motzsrasse/Fuggerstrasse, which other than the usual bars, contains a range of small boutique shops and restaurants. I strongly recommend a small restaurant called Sissi, although it would pay to book in advance.

The hotel also contained a small pool, gym and sauna which was clean and modern, and a great way to relax after a busy day sightseeing.

gay friendly hotels in berlin
gay friendly hotels in berlin

How much does a room costs at SANA Berlin Hotel?

Prices start 90$/night for the Deluxe Double Room. The Junior Suite Room is 129$/night with breakfast included.

Offers air conditioning and separate living/sleeping area.

Where to book SANA Berlin Hotel  – Gay Friendly Hotel Berlin – you can find the best resort deals in Berlin on or or

5. Scandic Berlin Kurfürstendamm Hotel – Gay Friendly Hotel

Scandic Berlin Kurfürstendamm
Scandic Berlin Kurfürstendamm

This gay-friendly hotel is located near the renowned KaDeWe department store and Ku’damm shopping street in the west of Berlin city centre. The Messe Berlin exhibition grounds are only a 12-minute drive away.

The Scandic Berlin Kurfürstendamm features rooms decorated with contemporary furnishings. A flat-screen TV, refrigerator free WiFi come as standard. All rooms have charming city views.

A 5-minute walk from Wittenbergplatz U-Bahn station, this modern hotel is 1.1 km from the Berlin Zoo and 4 km from the Brandenburg Gate.

The colorful, modern rooms feature minibars, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as desks and rainfall showers. Upgraded rooms and suites add living areas, and tea and coffeemakers.

A free breakfast buffet is offered. Additional amenities include a polished restaurant with Scandinavian cuisine, a sun room and a bar. There’s also a gym.

The Scandic Berlin Kurfurstendamm is located in the west of Berlin’s city centre and close to the renowned department store KaDeWe, as well as numerous shops on the famous Ku’damm and Berlin’s internationally known sights. The hotel boasts 217 quiet and bright rooms. In the restaurant & lounge “Friends Living Room” you can enjoy our delicious breakfast.

Hotel is located close to the Center of West Berlin on quiet small street. UBahn Station is only 50 m walk.

There are heaps of restaurants and cafes in the neighbourhood.

The public areas of the hotel exude Hygge, (which loosely means creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life), from the stacks of fresh firewood to the crocheted pillar, the tree trunks and matching wallpaper, the hanging plants, right through to the soccer table, comfy chairs and patterned carpet. All very Hygge. The front desk staff are excellent – friendly and helpful, and just by the way, all very good looking.

Room was clean and a good size, comfortable bed and really good shower. Hotel had a really nice rooftop bar which opened at night and the area had plenty of restaurants nearby.

The cold/hot buffet breakfast for 12 euros is an excellent deal and a great way to start the day.

Loved the fact that breakfast includes hot as well as continental breakfast, and unlimited drinks and food available. . The breakfast buffet includes lactose and gluten free choices.

If a gym/sauna are important to you, the hotel serves it up. The gym is simple, but does the job. The steam room and sauna are co-ed.

The hotel is clean modern and serves excellent breakfasts but I book because it is extremely close to Folsom and the main Gay area. Despite being often in outlandish attire the staff never blink an eye and are great to deal with. Their Superior room (with an option to use the sofa bed) makes it a very cheap added extra if a friend comes for only part of the time (20 euro per night extra).

Great hotel for gay pride. Good location for us. Transport needs at hand. Subway close to hotel. Small supermarket nearby for supplies. Rooms good size. Rooms cleaned very quickly while at breakfast. Breakfast had varied selection – Plenty for anyone. Staff very friendly. Small bar across the road had difficulty serving wine or shorts. Think it’s just a cafe rather than bar/cafe. Area seemed safe. Gay bars nearby.

Good hotel for gay pride and bars in the gay area. The rooms are a reasonable size. Would be better if the bed was one large bed rather than two singles put together but not a real issue. Mini market is near for water or supplies. Also U station at doorstep. Gay area just around the corner. Staff friendly and quick. Breakfast nice and ample selection. Something for everyone.

A very hip and fresh Scandinavian style hotel the room was lovely and shower room perfect on 6th floor was the best steam and sauna area I’ve seen in a hotel and small gym excellent breakfast and very friendly staff I would highly recommend and be back next time in berlin ,great for shopping and gay area bars ect.

gay-friendly hotels berlin
gay-friendly hotels berlin

How much does a room costs at Scandic Berlin Kurfürstendamm?

Prices start 118$/night for the Superior Double Room.

All rooms have carpeted floors as well as a private bathroom with a rain shower. All are equipped with a hairdryer, a desk, a flat-screen TV, a safe and WiFi access. The minibar is restocked daily and is included in the price. A direct dial phone with voicemail function is also available. Additionally, the superior double room also features a sofa, tea/coffee making facilities and an iron with the ironing board.

Where to book online –  Scandic Berlin Kurfürstendamm  – Gay Friendly Hotel Berlin – you can find the best resort deals in Berlin on or or

by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.