Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Not a hotel, not a holiday apartment – ​​the Linnen wants to be a home away from home for its guests. In addition, it is an experience for lovers of upcycling and experimental design. As soon as you enter Bodo Schmalenberg and Antonio Ferreira's guesthouse, you find yourself in the coffee kitchen: in the middle an old workshop bench that has been converted into a table, in front of it a few rustic stools and on the right a wall-filling installation of antique kitchen display cabinets by the designer Sebastian Summa and Jo Hany first divided it into hundreds of fragments and then combined them into a cream-colored wooden mosaic. Such playful upcycling creations can be found everywhere in Linnen: somewhere an old Russian operating lamp hangs above the bed, in the hallway there are lights that Summa made from countless broken neon tubes, and in the stairwell there is a room divider made of at least 170 small wooden drawers. If you're looking for inspiration, you'll find it here. Because the philosophy of Linn is: Everything doesn't always have to be the way it normally is.

Rooms + Rates

per night
Doppelzimmerfrom102 €
Apartmentsfrom110 €
Suitefrom128 €


ArchitectureWhen the Linnen was founded, the motto of the owners Bodo Schmalenberg and Antonio Ferreira was: just because we are doing something new here, doesn't mean everything has to be new. So to furnish the stately 19th-century rooms, they first looked around at flea markets, in old factories and on Ebay. Then, together with designers Sebastian Summa and Jo Hany, they started upcycling the old furniture. With a lot of imagination and attention to detail, they gave the linen a unique ambience. Whether suite, studio or flat - every room is furnished differently:
One room is decorated with an old Pierre Cardin leather sofa and sideboards made of old metal boxes.
Another room, with its wall of recycled wood, is reminiscent of a cosy log cabin. The next salon looks like a Parisian suite - including an old, restored ceiling fresco.

EnvironmentIt is important to the operators of the Linnen to pollute nature as little as possible. That's why they clean with eco-cleaning agents and wash towels and bed linen with eco-detergents. The same applies to the beauty products: Dr Bronner's Magic Soap as well as shampoo and conditioner from the German eco-label "Stop the Water While Using Me" are available for guests in the bathrooms. A wood pellet heating system ensures cosy warm rooms, and only LED lamps are used for lighting.


  • Accommodation for design lovers and guests who want to feel at home in their accommodation
  • Five special, individually furnished rooms, as well as a beautiful, spacious three-room apartment and a modern ground-floor studio apartment in the same building
  • Perfect location to discover Berlin from Prenzlauer Berg: the “Berlin Wall” memorial and Mauerpark are right around the corner, as are Kastanienallee, Oderberger Straße or Helmholzplatz with numerous cafés, pubs and small boutiques.
  • From the Eberswalder Straße subway and tram station you can quickly reach Mitte, Friedrichshain, Kreuzberg and other corners of Berlin that are worth exploring.

Rooms + Apartments5 rooms, 2 apartmentsFridge + Apartments with own cooking facilitiesno childrenWi-Fino disabled accessno Poolno pets


  • Building with 5 rooms, a three-room apartment and a studio apartment
  • Three rooms with large bathtubs
  • Rooms and apartments, some with balconies
  • Small fridge in the rooms
  • Bed linen and towels are available for guests
  • Seminar room for eight people
  • Small shop with satin bed linen from Portugal, towels and Dr. Bronne


Vom reizenden Blockhütten-Doppelzimmer bis zur herrschaftlich französischen Suite für vier Personen – das Linnen ist ein lässiger Ort.

Geo Saison 7/2014, September 2023
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Rooms + Rates

per night
Doppelzimmerfrom102 €
Apartmentsfrom110 €
Suitefrom128 €

Location + Directions

By public transport

From the main station, simply take the M10 tram. It takes about 15 minutes to get to the Eberswalder Straße station. From there it is about 150 metres to Linnen on foot.