About this listing
I m offering an old stylish, very bright and freshly renovated and refurnished studio apartment in the trendy Neukölln next to a lots of art galleries, bars, cafes, restaurants, flea markets and the famous Maybachufer-Market (bio and oriental). All kind of markets are just around the corner. If you want to take a look into the deep Neukölln, here you are in the right place! The jansastrasse is located in a very special place and somehow represents the soul of neukölln: on one side the arabic Sonnenalle, which is mostly lived by day and on the other side the Weserstrasse, which is the best nightlife way of berlin right now.
The apartment is a typical "Berliner Altbau", 36 square meter, living room area with double bed and sofa that turn into beds and open kitchen. All the utilities, including kitchen and bathroom, are brand new. In the kitchen there is a new fridge and a stove.
In the flat there is a unique artwork murales on the wall made by a famous cuban (but in berlin based) artist.
Just few rules:
1) Respect the neighbors. Since you are living in a building with normal flats and people who are permanently living here you must respect the neighbors. You are NOT ALLOWED to listen loud music/tv or to do party inside the flat. Especially before 8 am and after 9pm you must avoid any noise that can be disturb other people.
2) Use of Internet. You are not allowed to download any program or file that is not legal. Police's german downloading rules are quite strictly and if something illegal has been downloaded, they can catch you and let pay fees (around 2000 €).
3) Smoking in the flat is not allowed.
Nice things first: the apartment is well located in the lively Neukölln area. It's in a peaceful courtyard building, but when you go to the street, you're right in the middle of everything. Wireless internet worked well all the time. Reservation was easy and Mario communicated friendly in messages.
Then the not so nice things: there was a mix up with my check-in. I had sent a message to Mario about my schedule and we agreed on a time I'd meet his assistant outside the building. However, the assistant did not show up or answer my text messages. After waiting almost an hour, I called Mario. He didn't answer. I called again and after the third time I gave up. I finally got his assistant on the phone who blamed that Mario had given her a wrong date and she wasn't in town at all. Neither was Mario, I was told.
After a while Mario called and promised that the assistant would be there four hours later after blaming her with a different excuse. When I returned to the place at the time we had agreed, the assistant didn't show up until an hour later. Her excuse was that it was raining heavily, which I can confirm as I waited her in the rain.
After almost seven hours of waiting, I finally got to check in. The apartment had not been cleaned. I waited outside while the assistant took out the trash and changed the sheets, but on my opinion the place was not clean. All surfaces in the kitchen were covered with dust and grease and I vacuumed the place myself.
I understand, that mistakes happen. But when they do, the best thing to do is to be honest and not make excuses or empty promises. I find this whole mess surprising since Mario seems to rent several places and has good reviews so I expected him to handle this better. I wish I could give him a better review.
Wunderschönes sauberes Appartment, Top Organisation mit Schlüsselübergabe, check in and out etc.
Coole Nachbarschaft habe mich sehr wohl gefühlt und komme gerne wieder!
Einziger kleiner Kritikpunkt, es war leider keine Kaffeekanne in der Küche.
Guter und kompetenter kontakt bei verspätung.schnelle schlüsselübergabe aus der unmittelbaren nachbarschaft.
Fantastic spot/fantastic experience. We had a great time in this modern, clean, and simple flat. The location is unbeatable and we had no issues with any aspect of the reservation.
I would recommended this apartment.
The apartment was clean and bright, in a convenient but quiet location near shops, restaurants and bars, and two UBahn lines. The bed and sofabed were both comfortable.
I agree with a previous comment about fixing the shower head and the shower cabin doors, but they are minor things. Also, a curtain or blind in the kitchen would be useful, as it is very sunny in the mornings.
Nice location, clean, very quiet apartment, a bit light on household items such as soap and toilet paper. Shower drain clogged, but overall a plesant experience.
Alles wunderbar, von der Schlüsselübergabe, über das Appartement selber, die Lage (sehr ruhig, obwohl zentral). Wirklich empfehlenswert. Wenn es etwas auszusetzen gibt, ist es, dass die Duschkabine nicht ganz schliesst und die Duschbrausenhalterung auch schon bessere Zeiten erlebt hat. Aber das ist wirklich das einzige, was bemängelt werden kann. Vielen Dank auf jeden Fall - ich hatte einen tollen Aufenthalt.
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About the Host, Mario
i m Mario, 36 old, italian living in Berlin for 12 years. I love traveling around the world but also living in Berlin, where i m working as web designer and sometimes as dj.