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I will be traveling to Berlin, where I will meet with some friends. We would like to have a hackathon which means doing computer work for which we would need an Internet connection, a whiteboard and space where discussions would not disturb others trying to work.

In Paris there is La Cantine, which is exactly what I am looking for. A sort of cafe, where the objective is to work and where you can just enter when you are a tourist needing to do some work. I try to google for coworker space in Berlin, but only get places that offer monthly subscriptions for shared office space.

We only need a place to work for one day and none of us is living in Berlin.

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Will you be staying in a hotel? most hotels do provide this for a price.. –  MeNoTalk Jul 16 '13 at 21:31

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Betahaus has a cafe, which is open to everyone, just like any other cafe. It's a great place to go, hang out, and just meet random people. At the top of the building, they also have a big room with a bar that I have been once at an event.

According to their rates, as of July 2013, you can book a DAYTICKET for 12 EUR. It looks, however, that you also would have to book a BASIC MEMBERSHIP, which costs 10 EUR per month. Plus, you can book five hours (really that little?) of meeting room for 25 EUR per month. Maybe it's possible that only one of you books, then invites the others as guests for a meeting. Complicated. I suggest contacting them.

That being said, Betahaus is most likely the biggest coworking space in Berlin, but that doesn't say anything about it's quality. I've been there many times, also to the Open Design City, but I never used their coworking facilities.

Co-Up, another coworking space that I have visited a couple of times, offers a meeting room for 150 EUR per day.

And, of course, there is c-base, a huge hacker space. I assume they would be happy to provide space in case that it is an open event. Other than that, you can visit them at any time, and hang out there, even as a non-member. You only have to pay for drinks. I have been there a couple of times on evenings, and I don't know if they are normally open during the day. Again, contact them.

I forgot: The Bussiness Class.Net. According to Deskwanted, it costs 15 EUR per day. I used the place in 2008 for one month, extending my stay week by week. No membership was needed. The place is targeted at travelers! It's nice and in a good location, though without a separate meeting room. Just ask, perhaps there are not many guests at the moment.

A good overview of coworking spaces you find on Deskwanted, a Berlin enterprise.

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c-base also have a garden by the river, which can be a great space for discussions on a nice day! –  Gagravarr Jul 17 '13 at 8:02
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codehaus turnout to be exactly what we wanted! Great place. c-base only opens at 19.00 in the evening. We ended up paying 50 EUR for 5 hours of meeting room that was incl membership –  andra Jul 18 '13 at 20:58
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@Andra codehaus? You mean betahaus, right? –  feklee Jul 18 '13 at 23:31
    
@feklee correct! It had been a long day yesterday :( –  andra Jul 19 '13 at 11:44

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