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This is the best bargain stay in Berlin!
Enjoy all that Berlin has to offer while staying in this lovely, double room in Mitte – right at the center of everything - with unparalleled access to public transportation, shopping and restaurants. In an apartment shared with a 32 year-old waiter, this room is huge and very bright with three large windows.
The room is 20 sqm, on the 4th floor in a walk-up building (no elevator) and just one block away from Gesundbrunnen-Center, a shopping mall and a major transit railway station with, not one, not two, but SIX different S and U-Bahn train lines available to take you anywhere in Berlin in minutes and easy access to regional trains for travel outside of the city.
Comfortable futon for sitting and sleeping
Wardrobe provided for storage
Desk and chair in room for your use
Spacious, modern bathroom with wall-mounted, detachable-head shower and bathtub
All towels and linens provided
Hair dryer (shared)
Washing machine, detergent and drying rack (shared)
Kitchen with gas stove, pots, pans, dishes, utensils, small fridge, etc. (but why eat in in Berlin, when there are cheap eats to be had everywhere?)
Balcony off of kitchen
Large courtyard with park-like setting with benches, etc. behind building
Ali is a kind and friendly host with more than 6 years experience living in Berlin. He can help you find your way around the city, offer some basic German phrases to make your visit more comfortable and recommend some great hidden restaurants, neighborhoods, and special places tourist normally never see!
Gesundbrunnen is in the Wedding neighborhood of Mitte, a culturally-diverse, family-friendly, vibrant community with a mix of native Germans and newer immigrants to the country. Close by is a major shopping street with bakeries, ethnic restaurants and grocery stores, internet cafes, parks, discount stores, drug stores and much, much more, including the Berlin Unterwelt (Underworld) Museum. There is something new to discover around every corner in Wedding!
Gesundbrunnen-Center is a small, modern mall with grocery stores, cafes, restaurants, and shopping of every type. It is a great place to wander around, do some people-watching or find something special.
From Gesundbrunnen, you have easy access to both airports, the Main Train Station (Hauptbahnhof) and are only a few stops away from most of the major tourist sites in Berlin like the Brandenburg Tor, Unter den Linden, Alexander Platz, Friedrichstrasse, Museum Insel, Potsdamer Platz, Zoo, Kurfuerstendamm, Hackescher Markt, etc. The popular bars, clubs and restaurants in trendy Prenzlauerberg are just a couple of stops away on the Ring-Bahn.
The trains from Gesundbrunnen are:
Ring-Bahn – S41 and S42
Intracity train service to all of Germany and beyond via Berlin’s Main Train Station (Hauptbahnhof)
We would enjoy having you stay during your visit to Berlin!
Ali & Alicia
Please leave your shoes at the door. Slippers will be available to use during your stay.
Water and electricity in Germany are expensive, so please use them sparingly. If you consistently leave on unnecessary lights or use an excess amount of water, a small fee will be deducted from your security deposit.
Your Room - There is a futon there for you to use as a bed at night. Ali will provide you with linens: one comforter, comforter cover, pillow, pillowcase and towel per person. If you need additional pillows or towels, please let him know. Feel free to use the wardrobe in the room for clothes storage. There is also a long, open wall in the room for your luggage. The windows open several different ways and Ali will show you how they work.
Bathroom - The bathroom is right across the hall from your room. Ali will show you where your towels are hung in the bathroom and where to put your toiletries.
Kitchen - Ali will show you where the dishes, glasses and cooking pots and pans are. There is a French press for making coffee, if you would like to make your own. Once you have used any dishes, wash them and place them in the drying rack and make sure to clean up any areas used for food preparation or consumption. A small refrigerator is available for food storage. Please use only what you purchase. Do not use any bottled water in the kitchen.
The washing machine is in the kitchen and detergent is under the kitchen sink on the right. When you want to do some laundry, Ali has to give you instructions on using the machine. Please note that the dish drying rack needs to be moved to the kitchen table prior to starting the machine.
The apartment’s balcony is off of the kitchen. Smoking is allowed out on the balcony with the door closed (so no smoke gets in), but NOT in the apartment itself.
Blue Room - The room is used for storage and has the drying rack for laundry. After doing any laundry, you can use this to hang up your clothes. Make sure to open the window and crack the door for good ventilation and faster drying. Be aware that it usually takes clothes at least 24 hours to dry using this method. You don’t want to have to pack wet clothes!
Master Bedroom - PRIVATE - The other room in the house is the master bedroom. This room is private. Please do NOT enter it under ANY circumstance. If you need Ali and think he is in there, just knock and wait for him to answer the door. If he does not answer, please respect his privacy and wait for another time to speak with him. If you need to reach him, you can always call him. He can’t always answer the phone at work, but he will call you back as soon as he possibly can.
Often Ali has to work nights and will come home late. He will make every effort to be quiet when moving around the apartment. If you need to come home later than 10 p.m. or get up earlier than 8 a.m., be as respectful and as quiet as possible.
A visitor or two are welcome to come to the apartment to visit for short periods. No parties are allowed. Also, any overnight visitors not already listed as a guest are NOT allowed for safety reasons.
Ali will give you a set of keys for easy access to the apartment. It is important that you check-out with him IN PERSON before he has to go to work that day, in order to make sure everything is in order and to return the keys. Unfortunately, if you do not return the keys up check out, we will have to use the security deposit charged by airbnb.com to change the locks.
The place is close to a metro station. We have not see Alicia once in five days. We have been correctly received by Ali, who lives there. The room is quite large, but a little bite empty. It is like nobody invests in this place. Their where no internet available (and the fact that there is an internet café close don’t change that it has complicated our trip). Finally, Ali is a good guy, but he has to follow stupid rules. He is not often there and he insisted that we check out at a moment he is there. In all other place that we have done their were possibility to lock the door and let the keys in a mailbox or somewhere.
The room is exactly as shown on the picture. Lots of space, excellent location for getting around Berlin and exceptionally clean.
Ali was an excellent host, he will help you with using all the facilities in the apartment and is a great person to talk to.
I had a great time staying there and would be glad to recommend it to anyone travelling to Berlin.
The reservation was canceled the day before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Great location, super close to the metro station Gesundbrunnen which has a whole bunch of lines running to/from it. Also close to a big mall.
Very clean, comfortable and Ali was a great host. You're right at Gesundbrunnen and from there in 5 min in Mitte.
The room was ery clean, quiet and comfortable! Very close to all public transportaion and shopping. If you co,e to Berlin you should save yourself some money and stay here!
Ali and Alicia also were fantastic with directions and advice... I alos got to do laundry here :)
A really nice location in Wedding, well connected to the rest of the city, including to Kreuzberg. Shopping center and huge park nearby. A comfy big (and bright indeed) room with everything you need in the flat. In general very cozy and chilled atmosphere and a nice host.