About This Listing
The flat is located in the heart of the Friederichshain quarter, and is part of a traditional Berlin building dating back to the beginning of the twentieth century and artfully refurbished only a few years ago. It is in Dirschauer Strasse, which runs parallel to the world-renowned Simon Dach Strasse, home to all kinds of night-life establishments, where around fifty bars, cafés, restaurants, galleries and fashion boutiques are open until late and create an atmosphere that only Berlin can boast.
Once you cross the River Sprea, one of the most famous Berlin clubs – the Watergate – awaits you on the riverside, along with its array of world-class DJ gigs.
Only 300 metres away, Boxhagener Square is the setting for a traditional Sunday morning flea market including clothing, antiques and art for sale. The flat itself is within reach of shops and kiosks for day-to-day needs, and open 24/7. A ten minute walk will take you to the unique Turkish quarter of Kreuzberg, where laid back is the word. It is dotted with small cafés, ethnic restaurants, organic food outlets, new and second-hand clothes shops, art galleries, alternative bookshops and cultural centres…a mix you will never tire of!
Wooden floors – central heating
Fully equipped kitchen
WiFi Internet - LCD TV – Hair-dryer
DVD Player – Hi-Fi stereo system
Bed linen – towels
Duvet – Balcony with a view
Toaster – Coffee maker – kettle
Microwave oven – Italian mocha coffee machine
Other Things to Note
-Please note, there is a City Tax of 5% for private stays (only for the first 21 nights). This is not included in the price and should be payed in cash on arrival.
-Please get in touch at least 2 days before your arrival and make an appointment.
-Please note that for late check-ins after 21:00 pm there is an extra fee of 10€.
Welcome in Berlin!
We are Marco & Francesco and we warm welcome you.
We want you to feel at home so we arranged this flat to be cosy and nice,
Over here, you overlook Berlin’s roof and not so far you'll find plenty
of small bars and chances for good brunches and parties.
We are sure you'll take care of this flat as we'd do
and hope you'll leave it tidy for other guests.
Few simple rules
1. Please take off the shoes while in the flat.
2. Cook what you like, just make sure induction plates do not get
stained. Clean them up only once plates get cold,
do not use abrasive sponges.
3. You can choose flat temperature, switching radiators
from 0 (off) to 5 (maximum heating).
4. Smoking is not allowed. (only in the balcony)
5. Make sure all windows are close every time you leave the flat.
In case of rain, serious damages can be caused.
6. Please respect neighbours. Parties are not allowed.
7. It´s not allowed to download movies (films) music from internet...in Germany there are very strict rules!!!
You will be required to sign a declaration on this.
Before Leaving the flat
Wash dishes, as it’s not included in final cleaning.
Turn lights & heating off in all rooms.
Please take your rubbish in the bin located in the backyard
Make sure all windows are completely closed.
Switch the modem off.
Thanks so much!
Have great time in Berlin!
Contact number in Berlin – Zanya ((phone number hidden)
Contact number in Italy – Marc(phone number hidden)
What is being taxed?
As of 1 January 2014, the federal state of Berlin will collect a hotel occupancy tax on all overnight stays in hotels in Berlin. A “hotel” includes any type of short-term, paid accommodation, and the tax is due whether or not the hotel guest actually spends the night in the room.
If a room is reserved, but the guest cancels the reservation before arrival, the occupancy tax is not charged.
If the guest is in Berlin on business, the occupancy tax is not charged.
In this case, the guest must give the hotel satisfactory proof that his or her stay is for business reasons. This proof must be provided at the latest by the time the guest leaves the hotel.
If the bill is made out to the guest’s employer or is paid directly by the employer, or if the reservation was made by the employer, no further proof is required.
Written confirmation from the employer, including the name and address of the employer and the duration of the stay, or written confirmation from the guest (including the same information) can also serve as proof.
People who are self-employed or are owners or co-owners of a company can provide comparable proof. This could also be a written statement that includes the guest’s income tax identification number.
Providing information to a hotel to prove that a stay is business-related is voluntary.
If the guest does not want to provide proof to the hotel, he or she can pay the tax and then apply to the relevant tax office to have the tax reimbursed. Proof that the stay was business-related must then be provided to the tax office.
If more than one person is staying in the room, the hotel must ask for proof from each one of them.
Who is liable for the tax?
The hotel is responsible for collecting the tax and passing it on to the federal state of Berlin.
How much is the tax?
The occupancy tax is 5% of the price of the hotel room (without extras, such as meals, items from the minibar, the use of hotel services and facilities not included in the room price, etc.).
From Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2015 the minimum stay is 3 nights.
Apartment is like in pictures: clean, nicely decorated, huge. Friedrichshain is the most interesting area in Berlin, full of shops, galleries, bars, restaurants etc and Marco's apartment is in the middle of all the action. Being so close to everything, apartment is facing to quiet street, and you can sleep at nights without hearing any noises.
Our flight was over 2 hours late, but Marco's friend Anna waited for us in the apartment to give us the key, extra thanks to her for being patient:)
WiFi didn't work while we were in Berlin, that was a bummer but there are bars and cafes nearby with free WiFi.
Appartement spacieux et très bien placé. Et très tranquille. Juste dommage que le Wi-Fi ne fonctionnait pas.
Cool neighborhood, very interesting city. Marcos apartment is wonderful.
The flat was nice and spacious and we really enjoyed the location nearby Warschauer Strasse. It has lots of nice cafes around and a supermarket nearby. Sadly the internet was not working, which we were only told on arrival and we needed to improvise, so I'd recommend to check it is working again before booking if you need it. Other than that a really nice flat. Have never met the host, so cannot say much about him, but the hand over of keys worked without any problems.
This is a perfect apartment for a visit to hip Berlin. You're in the "in" Freidrichshain quarter 5 minutes away from 100 restaurants, cafes and bars in Simon-Dach Strasse and Gabriel-Max Strasse, but the street and apartment themselves are quiet. 5 minutes from RAW, the alternative culture center. Good public transport at Warschauerstrasse Station (S-Bahn to Friedrichstrasse but also connections across the river to Kreuzberg) and Frankurter Tor (U-Bahn to Alexanderplatz). Weekly produce market on Saturday at Boxhagener Platz (Boxi) 5 minutes away, flea market on Sunday. Check out the Italo-Anarcho-Restaurant il Ritrovo too. Kitchen is well stocked with spices, cooking basics, vodka - a community effort! - and has an Italian espresso machine too. Though why you'd cook at home in this neighborhood beats me!
The apartment across the inner courtyard puts on a light show in the evening - check it out.
Really great apartment in the perfect location. We enjoyed our long weekend here so much that we will definitely be back soon! Interesting neighbourhood and lovely people. Definitely the place to stay in berlin! Thanks to Anna who let us in and Marco!
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About the Host, Marco
If you like to plan your travels so as to cater for your own tastes and time-frames, why stay in a hotel? A real home in one of the many unique streets of Berlin could be much more pleasant.
You can make tea at any time, whist taking in the city from your flat’s balcony, or enjoy the luxury of breakfast in bed, whilst you plan your day. On your return you will find a warm and welcoming environment which is miles away from an anonymous hotel room.