For the price we paid, I would be hard pressed to demand more from the Ibis Berline City Ost. Our rooms were comfortable and had all the features we needed (though the beds were, confusingly, in a configuration not listed on their site, there were still enough of them). The location is pretty good, very convenient to the U5 and reasonably close to Boxhagenerkiez and the S41/42 ring train. There were some issues with VERY LOUD locals on the sidewalk at 3 to 6 in the morning having midnight beers and debates that kept us up, though. Breakfast was tasty and free. Really, everything I expected from them, they met and then exceeded a little bit. I do, though, want to call out the staff, who exceeded my expectations by a huge margin. They were among the nicest and friendliest hotel staff I’ve dealt with in all of Europe and went out of their way to help us both as guests (making sure our rooms were close together, helping us check in and out, etc) and as tourists (with good advice and recommendations for things to do and see). Of course you should come to Ibis hotels expecting a budget experience, and stay in Friedrichschain expecting a very lively location, but given those expectations I think this hotel will be a pleasant surprise in most ways. Thanks for the great stay!