About this listing
Big, bright, comfortable 90 sqm (950 sqft) 2 Room Maisonette Studio Loft (Apartment / Office) in old factory yard in the quiet heart of green Kreuzberg at Landwehrkanal near Görlitzer Park, much more real and beautiful Berlin than trendy trampled boroughs like mitte, friedrichshain or prenzlberg! Easy daylife, unconventional shops and people, boule games, beer gardens, cafes at waterfront; real nightlife in small bars (some even smokers!) with live bands and not-only-electronic music, lots of cinemas (some open air!), park music sessions, excellent food from all over the world! The Apt. is full equipped, new, cozy and quiet. Lots of parking space, Doorman service, deposit is required. Bikes, TV and other extras on request. Excellent homebase for working in or exploring Berlin. Free local phone and Wlan. Metro-Bus at edge of block, Subway 10min walk.
Please ALWAYS MAIL ME ("Contact" Button) BEFORE BOOKING! Sometimes i need time to synchronise with colleagues and other agencies guests! THANK YOU !!
Welcome to Kreuzberg ;-))
You have access to everything you need. But please keep my and my daughters personal belongings untouched. Or ask before ;-)
Interaction with Guests
I prefer well communicating guests and always try a personal welcome and to be as helpful as possible but i'm working a lot outside of town so you‘re pretty on your own but you can call (or text: (website hidden), threema, imessage) me anytime for questions and assistance.
Parks, trees, meadows, playgrounds, canal, riverside, bars, cafes, small unique shops (no flagshit stores!), museums, open air cinemas, boat rentals, beer gardens, clubs, sports, beach and swimming places, fleamarkets, nightlife, easy atmosphere, all in walking distance.
By car: 15min from city highway, lots of street parking space.
Metro bus at corner (M29 Glogauer Str), Subway (U1 Görlitzer Bhf and U8 Schönleinstr) in 10min walking distance.
From TXL take subway U7 from Jakob-Kaiser-Platz to Hermannplatz, then bus M29 to Glogauer Str., walk back to yard gate Reichenberger Str 80, press bell symbol twice and walk through 3 yards until you find the coloured zebra on the right in the 3rd hallway.
From SXF take bus 171 to Pannierstr, walk back over canal bridge and left in Paul-Lincke-Ufer, after 250m the Paul-Lincke-Höfe yard entrance is left of house nr 8. Press bell symbol twice and walk through 2 yards until you see the coloured zebra in the 3rd hallway on the left.
Berlin public transportation info: www bvg de (put dots in to make it a weblink)
Other Things to Note
IF YOU'RE INTERESTED PLEASE ALWAYS MAIL A BOOKING REQUEST / RESERVATION BEFORE BOOKING AS I OFTEN NEED MORE TIME THAN 24 HOURS TO SYNCHRONISE GUESTS AS I‘M ALSO ON OTHER (SERIOUS) AGENCIES! (Thats also why i don't do pre-acceptings before bookings!) THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR UNDERSTANDING !! ;-))
This is my private Apartment / Office / Studio; no sterile vacation apartment!!
Be respectful, be welcome! Feel like in a friends place: Treat everything like you want your own stuff and apartment to be treated!
( NO "It's a rental, don't be gentle"-people or party-teenies used to mom cleaning all up! ;-))
At checkin: passport and proof of home adress is required.
Kreuzberg has lots of excellent party places but this is more a familiar environment, so in the apartment please put the volume down at 22:30 and be calm and shut windows at 01:00 in the night. If you plan a party and/or want to have extra guests, please tell me 3 days before so i can inform my neighbors.
Make yourself comfortable, take everything with care and respect, on your own responsability and with the obligation to fully replace everything lost or damaged as new and stand in for any extra costs you might cause.
On leaving and checkout please ALWAYS LOCK apartment door with KEY !
Thank you very much for being respectful and we're shure you‘ll have a wonderful time in the most beautiful part of Kreuzberg ;-))
Worst host I've ever experienced!
Where to I begin... Firstly Oli is the rudest host I've come across on Airbnb. I feel he misunderstands what the concept of a relaxing holiday is as he requested a response to his text/emails within 2 hours of sending it. I understand if that's the policy but no where on the booking page are these strict guidelines mentioned. Had I've known this I would never have booked! BEWARE.
I was sent multiple abusive messages and even threatened with being chucked out without a refund, due to not replying within 2 hours. I did not feel as if I was on a holiday at all!
The house was very messy with a lot of personal clutter all over the place. It did not feel as if I could leave anything around without being lost in the unnecessary amount of belongings. Upon arrival the fridge and freezer we're full of his food, including eggs that had already expired. As my stay was for two weeks I decided to book an apartment so I could cook and buy groceries. When I messaged Oli about the fridge he was extremely rude and advised me had never asked for an empty fridge prior to check in and this was a 'special request'. To make things worst I was told that this was not an issue as there are so many markets and takeaway stores near the apartment.
The last straw for me was upon check in, the down stairs 'bedroom/lounge room' power was not working. Oli was aware about this before check in and failed to mention anything or apologise when I brought it up.
Be wary everyone, the booking page does not mention any of the conditions Oli enforces on the apartment and the pictures are far from what the apartment actually looks like. Reconsider staying here as this was the worst Airbnb experience and host I've come across.
unfortunately i wasnt there until 1 day before checkout - i would have kicked hayden and co out instantly (and every hotel would have done so).
first of all not replying to sms and mails for days until i sent a 2h deadline to get back to me; then thrashing my apartment like junkies - drugs, thrash, cigarette butts, dirty clothes and my personal stuff scattered all over the place; some glasses and dishes crashed, part of the apt door and a wall plug demolished, my plants left dry and dead; plus there were obviously more guests and overnighters than booked ...
... well, they all fled after i visited (the visit was announced) one day before checkout when i saw the mess and told them to get everything clean and drug free within 1 day or i call police.
... and finally cheating and lying here, of course. the apt was definitely clean and tidy when my cleaner left (no personal things around); fridge was empty except milk, butter, eggs for guests first breakfast (eggs not expired at checkin); in the freezer some of my food (as no guest before (not even hayden) asked for an empty freezer); all electrical power was working at checkin (one week later hayden complained about a blown fuse (due to his accident when he broke the wall outlet, i guess) ...
... well, if you love junkies or rent out a padded cell or you want to offend your neighbors - hayden and co are perfect 'guests' for you. all others - BEWARE !
Great place - really cool and definitely recommended. Oli was really accommodating - met us late at night when our plane was delayed. The loft was everything we hoped for and the neighbourhood fantastic.
We really enjoyed Oli's place. The location is perfect - so many good coffee shops, restaurants, and bars in walking distance. It is right on a lovely canal. The building is interesting and the flat itself is well represented in the pictures. You can't find a more perfectly located apartment.
Nice appartment in good part of town. Cool place with stylish feel and interesting posters/art everywhere. Was fine for three adults. Kitchen small and basic but has everything you need and upstairs lounge area is a really nice space to relax. Many thanks!
Bel emplacement pour visiter Berlin. Tout est à proximité. Appartement style loft à la décoration très sympa, bien équipé pour 5. Au calme, accueil sympa de Oli, nos enfants ont aussi beaucoup aimé l'appartement, le quartier et la ville ! Super séjour!
Lovely apartment - very characterful and comfortable. The neighbourhood was interesting and lovely to be near the canal. The weather was not great but can imagine this area would be great when the sun is shining. Oli was very friendly.
About the Host, Oli
Creative Entrepreneur in the heart of planet Kreuzberg ( Imagix de - film/web/graphics ).
Renting out own apartment / office / studio. Welcome private and professional guests with portrait photo and references ;-)