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The Urbanist’s Berlin: Where to Stay

Where the Locals Would Stay If They Weren’t Locals


“Casa Camper (from €165; casacamper.com/berlin) is practical and stylish without trying too hard. The designers were really intent on the bathroom being by the window: The light is natural, and you can put on your makeup better. Other than the Camper slippers in each room, you don’t really see the branding.” —Rea Mahrous, architecture student


“When I drop people off at the Grand Hyatt (from €218; berlin.grand.hyatt.com), the service is good: not too pushy but very effective. It’s in Potsdamer Platz, which is the best location for children. There’s Legoland and an Imax theater nearby. And there’s a great lobby bar for me.” —Denny Albrecht, taxi driver


“I’d stay in an apartment in Prenzlauer Berg, which has the most and best listings on airbnb.com. You could easily get a stylish three-bedroom loft for €60 a night. It is really safe, close to the party scene, the art scene, and a lot of good restaurants. Staying in that area, straight away you’re an insider.” ­—Ramzi Rizk, co-founder, EyeEm.com


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