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Berlin Guidefor vistors and residents
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If you're in Berlin on a budget, the city's dozens of hostels are for you. Not only are they cheap, but most are located centrally, often within - or in the middle of - some of the city's more vibrant districts. Many have lively bars of their own, ideal starting points to get to know other travelers and even the odd Berliner.
And if the word "hostel" sounds off-putting: these aren't the youth hostels of yore (although Berlin does have a couple of those if you want) - but modern, clean establishments aimed at the discerning budget traveler, and many offer single and double rooms in addition to the cheaper dormitory-style accommodation.