*I will be away from the 16th Dec to 25th Feb so the entire apartment (except my room) will be available*
- The bikes are currently out of service until I have a chance to properly fix them.
Stay in my comfortable room in the middle of Berlin's most vibrant area Kreuzberg. It comfortably fits 2 and comes with 2 bikes, with easy access to major subway lines and pretty much everything there is to see in Berlin.
The room is located in my lovely apartment, equipped with all that you need including a fully fitted kitchen, bathroom with tub, wifi, a laundry room in the basement with washer and dryer...and a very comfortable double bed (I have the same one in my room). Towels, linen all provided. Also, I have an extra phone with a local prepaid simcard in it for you to use as well as 2 bikes you can use to explore the city.
The room itself comes with a double bed, bedside table, touch sensor bedside light, space for luggage, your own closet as well as a large window with a sunny and green view of ivy vines and the sky (no pesky neighbour windows to peek into what you're doing), and of course blinds if you prefer darkness!
My apartment sits one street parallel to the Landwehrkanal, perfect for a jog or just a sit in the sun in summer. On Tuesdays and Fridays the canal banks turn into a frenzy of food, fresh produce and random essentials as the Turkish Market takes over. The burgeoning "cool" area of Kreuzkölln is also just across the canal, with quaint shops, cafes, excellent restaurants and just about anything you would expect from a young and upcoming Berlin neighborhood. There're 2 big supermarkets just across the canal as well, and a 24 hour convenience store just opposite the apartment.
On the other street parallel lies the famous Görlitzer Park, all within walking distance.
Just a couple of minutes walk takes you to the U8 station Schönleinstrasse or Kottbusser Tor, with direct connections to Alexanderplatz and Mitte, or to the U1 station Görlitzer Bahnhof terminating at the "club" station of Warschauerstr (2 stops away and walking distance to Berghain, the Revalerstr. club stretch). Watergate, Club der Visionaire and other clubs are within walking or biking distance (you can use my extra bike). If you prefer the bus, the M29 runs right in front, with access to pretty much anywhere you need to go.
If you want to stay somewhere that's the quiet but right smack in the centre of almost everything, come drop by mine.
You'll have access to your room, wifi, the bikes, the phone, coffee/tea facilities, any groceries I may have at the time. Also, there's a sound system you can plug your ipod/iphone into to annoy my neighbours (who never get annoyed) Pretty much anything will be shared except for my bedroom of course.
I work at home but I'm often out for meetings, but the room's entrances is pretty discreet and you would be more than welcome to lounge in the living area, and I'd also be more than happy to hang out, have a couple of drinks and give you tips if you need. There're quite a few maps I have also which you can use.
**EDIT : PLEASE READ THE DIRECTIONS INCLUDED IN YOUR BOOKING CONFIRMATION IF YOU BOOK. THEY CONTAIN DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO GET TO MINE FROM BOTH AIRPORTS + TRAIN STATION. **
**ALSO...if you're going to be staying more than 3 days, please try to keep your room in order so that I can occasionally clean it if you're concerned about cleanliness. I don't really feel comfortable prodding your stuff around so if you'd like the room clean, do keep it in order to begin with :) **
Other Things to Note
Ladies, please note that I don't have a hairdryer (for now) so if you need one, do bring it along with you
* Please no shoes in the house.
1. If you use the kitchen, please clean up after.
2. Always lock the bike if you're using it, wherever you are.
3. No parties
4. Respect my stuff, please don't move things around or break anything.
5. No entering my room.
6. No smoking in the room, only in the living area with the balcony door open or out on the balcony.
7. Lock any bike securely anywhere you go.
8. You're welcome to my groceries, but please do ask before consuming them, and be reasonable about replacing items if you've finished or almost finished them.
9. If you are checking out late, please do pack and move your stuff out of the room by 2pm so I can clean the room and do the laundry.
10. Always ASK before you use or move anything...I'm really easy, and I never mind but I appreciate asking. This applies to bringing unregistered guests home too.
11. PLEASE TAKE CARE OF THE KEYS. If you lose them or mistakenly take them with you, it's going to cost you at least €150 to change the entire lock.
12. MAKE SURE YOU READ THESE RULES
It was a pity that we haven't met josh personally, but he was so nice that he relied us immediately even though he was in Asia. His apartment is so nice and comfortable, it takes about 10 mins to the subway station and there are pubs, cafes, supermarkets and restaurant in the neighborhood.
I could not have been happier with my choice to stay at Josiah's. The apartment was much bigger than the pictures show and very comfortable. The bathroom is huge and the tub was great for soaking. Everything was clean. The wifi was super fast and reliable. And the location was great. Josiah made my stay even more special, though he was not in town when I visited. He sent over recommendations and was flexible with my check in and check out. If I come back to Berlin, I will be staying here.
A really nice and quiet place, with all comfort ! And the neighbourhood is just awesome! Really recommend it :)
Very nice apartment !! Good location and very friendly host.
We much enjoyed our stay. I would absolutely recommend this place.
Malgré son absence lors de notre séjour, Josh a toujours été réactif à nos échanges par mail. Ces conseils se sont avérés être plaisants comme le restaurant "Cocolo Ramenbar". Le logement calme au fond d'une cour, correspond parfaitement à la description, cosy spacieux et élégant. Nous avons eu accès librement à la cuisine afin de pouvoir préparer nos petit déjeuners.
Josh was on board to answer any questions and queries I had before setting off for Berlin, and provided all the details including directions for the airport, WiFi password for the apartment and contact details his neighbour who was managing the flat as Josh was away during my stay. There is a bit more furniture in the flat than on the photo, otherwise the photos are pretty accurate.
Josh's neighbour was managing the flat whilst I was away. She was lovely and friendly and there to greet me upon my arrival and helpful with providing me with local information and advice on how to get around the city. During my stay, I was able to send her a message whenever I had a query, in which the response was always within good time. There were some minor issues regarding the flat which were beyond Josh's control, as he was away, but after feeding back to Josh, he was helpful in his response and had even offered to refund part of my fee which was very much appreciated.
The flat had pretty much everything I needed. As I was always on the go I opted not to cook in the apartment, however all the tools for self-catering are available. There are some really nice cafes, takeaways and restaurants located close by if like me you decide not to live the self-catered life.
Kreuzberg is not for everyone, but it was for me and I am glad I chose the area. I was initially taken back by the scale of graffiti, but I got used to it. There is some lovely street art around Kreuzberg, - some of it by world renowned artists. The area is safe and I found the locals to be friendly and helpful. Especially when seeking directions. If you are looking for a touristy area with clean cut glass skyscrapers, and a Starbucks chain, then Kreuzberg probably isn't the place for you to stay, however, If you are after something different, quirky and looking to integrate with locals then this could be the place for you!
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