Your average high design hotel starts out as sterile property before having an artistic aspect added to it. Berlin’s Arte Luise Kunsthotel began as an artistic compound before having a hotel added it.
The funky, individually designed rooms here formed organically during the building’s time as a Bohemian artists commune. Today the Arte Luise Kunsthotel still has a communal feel—there’s a public kitchen downstairs and several rooms have shared showers. There’s free communal wifi, too.
Every room at the Arte Luise Kunsthotel is cool though some of the edgier options are better for looking at than sleeping in. Do you really want to sleep in a room that makes you feel like you are in a cartoon (room #306) or that has brightly colored socks coming out of the walls (room #411)? For the best mix of design and comfort we are partial to the double Loop room (#205), the pseudo-futuristic Future Comfort room (#431) and the sophisticated Baustelle Deutschland suite (#105).
Rooms start at an extremely reasonable €49/€79 for a single/double with shared shower.