About this listing
What we offer here is PRIVACY. That's the special thing about this offer. The room, plus its own bathroom, is practically an independent unit in a bigger flat.
A modern, very private and comfortable room in a big flat, where I live with my son (20 years old). The room is about 12sq meters and has a double bed (plus a private bathroom, to be shared only among my airbnb guest; me and my son, we use another one). Also a desk and a couch which can be used as a second bed. The apartment is on the 4th floor (elevator) in the very heart of Berlin, a 5 mins. walk from Alexanderplatz. It has a big guestroom with TV (free to use, of course), a modern kitchen, two bathrooms, a winter garden and a balcony. The kitchen has everything you need (including a coffee machine).
You have free WiFi internet and can also use the kitchen, washing machine, TV-set. As already said, the building does have an elevator.
Interaction with Guests
I usually leave people decide on their own how much communication they wish. Some want more, some less...
The apartment is right in front of one of the best parks in Berlin (attention, jogging friends!), close to everything. Best area in Berlin! Step outside the door and will find plenty of cool bars and restaurants right at your hand. Tram and bus stations practically in front of the door, subway approximately 5 mins. away (Alexanderplatz or Greifswalder Str.). It might be helpful to know that we are here in the tariff „A“ of the Berlin traffic-net (the cheapest one).
The area is very safe, very cultivated.
Directions for reaching the place:
1. From Tegel-airport: please take the bus called “TXL” to the last stop (Alexanderplatz), then on the same stop (and with the same ticket) take bus 200, get off at the stop “Am Friedrihshain”, cross the street and look for the restaurant called “Fontana di Tavola”. I am up above it, on the fourth floor (please ring at the bell downstairs, saying “Enev/Westphal”.)
2. From Schönefeld-Airport: please take any city-train to Alexanderplatz, get down to the street level, take trams nr. 2, 3 or 4 (direction Falkenberg), get off at the stop “Am Friedrichshain”, cross the Greifswalder street, enter the Am Friedrichshain, look for the restaurant, etc.
Other Things to Note
A few words about me: I am around fifty years old :), well educated, speak 4 languages (fluent English). Also – ardent gym freak, been doing this for more than 30 years. “A sound mind in a sound body”, if you don’t mind me showing off a bit...
I am a freelance book designer and book author. You can see some of my writings at my site, called “Ghost Forest”. (Airbnb usually filters out web addresses, but you can simply use "ghostforest" with dot and com at the end.)
What else? I am pretty open for communication, and in fact for me this is one of the main attractions of the whole airbnb business, but I would never try to impose any kind of “friendliness” on a guest who prefers privacy. It is YOU who determines how far or near we stay to each other, I am the one who is happy to oblige.
No smoking, no pets. Live and let live. Other than these, you are on your own...
I had a great stay at Zlatko's home. The room is spacious, bright and clean, and bigger than what the pictures show. Location is great too, 10' walk to Alexanderplatz, or you can take bus #200 that gets you to almost every attraction in Berlin and connects with the TXL bus to Berlin Tegel.
The neighborhood is really nice, there's a beatiful park just crossing the street.
Zlatko is a great host, always available for help about transport and Berlin culture and history. Complete kitchen and private bathroon are also high notes.
I would reccomend this room undoubtedly.
Jeg boede en lille uges tid i Zlatkos "Cozy Room", og det var en meget positiv oplevelse. Værelset er lyst og venligt og meget roligt, det vender ud mod en stille, grøn baggård. Fint badeværelse og køkken. Meget central beliggendhed med gode transportforbindelser. Og lige over for den smukke Volkspark Friedrichshain, hvor man kan tage en pause fra storbyens larm. Zlatko er en meget venlig og imødekommende vært. Jeg kommer gerne igen!
I stayed in Cozy room for a weekend and everything was perfect. The explanations to find the apartment were very clear, the room was comfortable, clean and quiet. There is a bike rental downstairs, some restaurants around and it's close to Alexander Platz. I would definitely recommend it.
Highly recommend Zlatko's place. The place neat, clean well organized and in a good location. On top of that Zlatko is a warm and helpful host. Note while this is an excellent place to stay you do share a bathroom which some people may not like. It was no problem for me in fact it was even better than expected.
Zlatko was friendly and helpful, and he definitely made our brief stay in Berlin better with his useful suggestions. I especially appreciated his suggestion that we visit the beautiful park across the street - it was truly remarkable and left a lasting impression on us. The bedroom we had was spacious and comfortable.
Great location and host.. Best thing is bus 200 which takes you most of the tourist places,just down stairs of the apartment...We enjoyed our stay at his place.
I spent a week in cozy room and it was great. The room is nice and big, location is very comfortable - not far from Alexanderplatz, good transport connection, beautiful Volkspark Friedrichshain is near. Highly recommend.
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About the Host, Zlatko
I am a Bulgarian writer, bookdesigner and internet-activist, who moved to Germany some twenty five years ago. You probably won't be surprised to learn that I spend most of my time in front of the computer, reading, writing and talking to people. I live on my own. (The two kids moved out recently – great kids!, by the way. My daughter is an autist and the sweetest human being I've ever experienced. My son is a head above me, literally, and a very intelligent, very curious and open young man.)
As for me... you better try and read a bit of my writings (just go on the web to “ghostforest”, plus dot and com – that's my children's books; the other bunch is available only in Bulgarian).
Do I need to tell you that I consider myself a warm, open and generally friendly person? Most of us do, so I won't waste your time. Just read a bit of what I've written, folks. Let the music do the talking!
Looking forward to meeting you!