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Berlin Accommodation Handbook for Euro 2024

If your UEFA European Championship adventure is taking you to Berlin, then you have struck gold. The German city is quite like no other in the world, and as well as being a great place to enjoy the tournament, it’s arguably an even better place to make the most of outside the competition.

It’s a city rich in history that has more than enough of a modern feel to give it a really unique vibe and character, and it is really no surprise that millions of tourists flock there, even when there is no major footballing event to watch!

To help you get yourself acquainted with the accommodation aspect of your forthcoming visit, here’s an in-depth look at what’s on offer and how to best prepare for your visit.

Accommodation Near Berlin 2024 Venues

Wondering where to stay in Berlin for Euro 2024? You have lots of options. There are several high-quality hotels within easy walking distance of the Olympiastadoin, including.

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Gastehaus Pauline

This beautiful guesthouse is not only an easy walk to the Euro 2024 venue; it’s located within a leafy, quiet corner of the city, surrounded by beautiful grounds. Loved by guests, the contemporary, clean, and comfortable rooms offer everything you need for a great stay.

Hotel Rotdorn

This popular boutique hotel is located in the heart of Berlin; the family-run Hotel Rotdorn has a tranquil ambiance – perfect to return to after the excitement of the match – with gorgeous interiors and all the modern amenities you’ll need throughout your visit.

How close are the accommodations to the Euro 2024 venues in Berlin? Both of the above establishments are approximately just a ten to twenty-minute walk to the venue.

The following hotels are all relatively close to the stadium, too, and offer easy access via subway or bus:

Ibis Hotel Berlin Spandau

Located in the Spandau Arcaden shopping center and next door to the train station, the Ibis Hotel boasts a twenty-four-hour bar and offers early and late breakfast options (in case you’re out celebrating late after a match!). It’s also just a twenty-minute walk from the sixteenth-century Spandau Citadel, which is a must-visit if you’re in the neighborhood.

A five-minute walk from the bus stop and a fifteen-minute stroll to the train station, this hotel offers comfort and convenience when it comes to getting to and from the Olympiastadion. Alternatively, it’s just a ten-minute taxi ride away. The Hotel und Rasthof AVUS has lovely landscaped gardens, and many rooms feature balconies, so you can enjoy views of the city while relaxing before a match.

Alternatively, you could opt for a hostel if you’re traveling to a football game on a budget. The Happy Go Lucky hostel in Charlottenburg is located just 2.7 miles from the Olympiastadion, and there are easy Metro links to get you to the venue quickly and easily on match day. The Youth Hostel Berlin International can be found in the center of Berlin and is another good option. While it’s about a fifteen-minute car ride from here to the venue, the reception staff at the hostel will be happy to help you arrange public transport as necessary.

Accommodation Tip #1

Book your accommodation in advance: all types of accommodation in Berlin are likely to get booked up particularly quickly ahead of the tournament, so confirming your stay is a great idea. You may also be able to take advantage of early bird savings by reserving in good time. Generally speaking, booking more than three months in advance is your best chance of finding the best deal.

Accommodation Near the Euro 2024 Fan Zone in Berlin

The Berlin host city for the 2024 bid included arrangements for a fan zone. This will take the form of a Fan Mile at the Brandenburg Gate. The area between the gate and the Victory Column is already the place where German fans come together to communally celebrate with several large screens in situ to ensure that no one misses a moment of the footballing action.

For Euro 2024, the Fan Mile will be transformed, featuring a giant football goal, on which one of the video screens will be installed, and a pop-up park, and it is hoped the Mile will host the world’s biggest and best football party over the course of the tornament. All of the German matches will be shown on the big screens, along with plenty of others.

If you plan on visiting to soak up some of the unforgettable match-day atmosphere, it’s easy to get there by public transport, wherever in Berlin you’re staying. The Fan Mile is served by both the underground rail and bus systems, which, in Germany, run like clockwork.

And if you’re looking for accommodation within walking distance of the Fan Mile, consider these options:

Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin

A luxury hotel that includes a spa, the three on-site restaurants (including a two Michelin Star eatery) mean that you’ll enjoy an exceptional stay here, enhanced by gorgeous views of the city and the Brandenburg Gate itself. There’s also a cozy lounge bar where you can relish a drink – and maybe even a celebratory cigar!

Berlin Marriott Hotel

The comfortable guest rooms with platform beds and innovative entertainment systems make this a great option if you want to stay somewhere within easy walking distance of the Fan Mile. Here, you’ll also find the Midtown Grill serving up delicious steaks, hotdogs, and a variety of craft beers from the region.

Both of the above hotels are no more than a ten-minute walk from the Fan Mile – alternatively, you could opt for an Airbnb for a potentially more wallet-friendly trip – there are plenty in the vicinity. But make sure you avoid the mistakes when booking an airbnb for Euro 2024.

Staying Safe and Secure in Your Euro 2024 Accommodation

Taking a few steps when you arrive at your accommodation can make a big difference in keeping you safe so you can simply get on with enjoying the tournament. Always familiarize yourself with the fire escape procedure, and know where the escape routes and doors are. It’s also important to make use of a safe for your valuables if one is provided.

Germany is considered to be a very safe country, and it’s unlikely your time in Berlin will be impacted by crime. However, keeping your valuables out of sight, not leaving your passport on display, and wearing a money belt rather than keeping cash and payment cards in your pocket is a good idea. Just in case. For more safety tips during Euro 2024, you can check our article.

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It’s also worth figuring out how much of a premium you’ll be paying to stay within easy walking distance of the Olympiastadion or the Fan Mile – staying a few miles further out and taking public transport to the venue could equal a significant saving. German public transport links for Euro 2024 are notoriously high-quality, and you can expect a comfortable, punctual journey, no matter where in Berlin you’re staying.

Choosing the Best Accommodation for Your Berlin Euro 2024 Experience

The Olympiastadion is the biggest of the Euro 2024 venues and will host six of the tournament’s matches. The dates of these matches are June 15th, 21st, 25th, and 29th, and July 6th and 17th. With a capacity of 70,000, the stadium has hosted every German Cup final since 1985 and is within easy traveling distance of a variety of accommodation types – and we’ve detailed a selection of these above.

Whether you’re looking for a cost-effective youth hostel that’s an easy Metro ride to the stadium or a high-class hotel right next to the Fan Mile, the perfect accommodation option is up for grabs.

Get Ready to Have Fun…Whatever the Result!

Your trip to Berlin is sure to be a hugely enjoyable experience, and one that will live long in the memory and long after the final whistle goes, and that is certainly something you should take into account when making the most of your Euro 2024 trip. The result is important, of course, but it should not detract from any amazing memories you take home with you long after the victors have been crowned.

Use the guide above to discover the best accommodation options for your Euro 2024 trip to Berlin, whether you’re in the market for a wallet-friendly hostel or an up-market boutique hotel. And don’t forget to build in a visit to the Fan Zone while you’re in the city to enjoy an unforgettable match-day atmosphere.