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Travel Guide
Gay Berlin
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Schöneberg, Berlin's gay district, is teeming with LGBT businesses, cafés, restaurants and shops. It's no surprise, then, that there are many gay-friendly hotels in the hood, too. A classic gay hotel in Berlin is the Axel Hotel. You'll love how close the Axel is to the Schöneberg action, since you're stumbling distance of all the area's gay bars and clubs. The hotel also has a wellness center, sauna, Jacuzzi, lounge bar and cool roof terrace.

Tom's Hotel is another gay-friendly option in the area, and here you can pick up a Hotel-Pass that gives you exclusive offers to clubs and restaurants around Berlin, such as free or reduced entry and the odd free drink voucher. Result!

Splash out on a big hotel...

Schöneberg is also home to the classic ArtHotel Connection, noted as the Grande Dame of the city and – similarily to Axel – this gay hotel in Berlin also claims to be “hetero-friendly”. Tucked away on a quiet street, ArtHotel gives you a chance to rest and refresh in a peaceful zone before heading back out to the busy bars (if that's your thing) in the evening.

...or check out some budget beds

If you want a more down-to-earth and affordable option, My Gayhostel and Gay Youth Hostel are also located in Schöneberg. These younger-orientated gay guesthouses offer spacious and private rooms in quiet settings and can be a great place to meet other guys. Two more gay guesthouses, Bananas Berlin and Guesthouse 21, also in Schöneberg, are just minutes from Nollendorfplatz.

Stay close to the gay festivals!

As you plan your trip and gay hotel or room in Berlin, you might want to think ahead and consider booking when one of Berlin's many gay festivals is taking place. The city is host to many such events that celebrate the gay lifestyle in all its diversity: Folsom Europe celebratesleather and BDSM culture; the Teddy Award celebrates LGBT film, while Hustlaball is a sex-positive few days of parties and events that focuses on destigmatizing sex workers.

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