Tiny Caravans Replace Rooms at This Berlin Hotel

Design lovers looking for unique vacation lodging: add this camper hotel in Berlin, Germany to your bucket list, stat. Located in the hip, artsy neighborhood of Neukölln, the Huettenpalast Hotel brings camping indoors with quirky caravans and wooden huts.

Founders Silke Lorenzen and Sarah Vollmer built the hotel in a former vacuum cleaner factory, taking advantage of the large factory windows and open spaces to think outside the box. There are 12 different campers available for nightly rentals, each renovated and then decorated with kitschy-chic vintage items and an eye towards sustainability.

The campers sit in a wide-open communal room outfitted with tables, chairs, and a lounge area. Most are small and only sleep 1 to 2 people, but the reasonable prices (around 69 euros per night, depending on which one you choose) also include breakfast, free wireless, and separate shower and bathroom facilities. The Huettenpalast also boasts six traditional hotel rooms and a garden that was once the storage space for the old factory. The room-within-a-room design is reminiscent of many European hostels, but the Huettenpalast’s playfulness makes this hotel a step above other budget options.

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The “Kleine Schwester” caravan is a classic design from the 1970s.
The interior of the “Kleine Schwester” caravan features a wooden mosaic and a “hat” so that visitors can stand up straight.
The “Schwalbennest” is a West German caravan from the 1960s that used to sleep 5. It can now host three on two separate beds.
The interior of the “Herzensbrecher” caravan, a camper built in 1959 in Dresden.
The Alter Palast uses wooden panels from the former factory and can sleep up to four people with two beds inside and two people on the roof.
The 1950s “Puck” camper features a restored vintage design and room for two.
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