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Courtesy of PLUS Berlin
The family-owned Plus brand, which launched in 2004 with a hostel in Venice, added Berlin to its portfolio in 2010. Even the shared rooms here are relatively private; the largest has only three single beds. While the design is ho-hum, each room comes with a bathroom and flat-screen TV. Among other pluses: a sauna and an indoor swimming pool lit with sexy blue lighting, an airport shuttle, and a girl’s-only section, with hair straighteners, big mirrors, and fluffy towels. The restaurant serves Italian and German cuisine, while the common area is stocked with table tennis, foosball, and a Nintendo Wii.