BERLIN BUDGET HOTELS:• Motel One: www.motel-one.com. Four Berlin locations; single rooms start at $54.
• Ostel: www.ostel.eu. Offers a taste of the former German Democratic Republic, with retro communist-era East German furnishings; single rooms start at $53.
• Arte Luise Kunsthotel: www.luise-berlin.com. Each room at this hotel was decorated by a different artist. Singles, with shared bathrooms start at $66.
• Baxpax Downtown Hostel Hotel: baxpax.de/downtown/en/. Singles start at $40, or rent a loft-style apartment starting from $104.
BERLIN MUSEUMS: www.smb.spk-berlin.de