3. Capital Comforts at the Michelberger Hotel, Berlin, Germany

This wonderful budget find is housed in an old factory on the eastern side of Berlin, with 113 guest rooms, a restaurant, bar, and courtyard. The vibe is industrial chic, with lofty rooms that have large windows and colorful exposed cables hinting at the building’s industrial beginnings. Rooms have sofas that double as daybeds and mezzanine beds complete with an access ladder and a safety net - just in case.