Cosy studio apt in Prenzlauerberg

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Lychener Straße, Berlin, Berlin 10437, Germany

Quiet apartment for one or two in the loveliest street of Prenzlauer Berg! Explore the unique shops and boutiques of the quarter, have coffee and cake (or beer :-) in the numerous cafés, and enjoy the relaxed-creative atmosphere of the neighborhood!

Your host, Maike
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Quiet apartment for one or two in the loveliest street of Prenzlauer Berg! Explore the unique shops and boutiques of the quarter, have coffee and cake (or beer :-) in the numerous cafés, and enjoy the relaxed-creative atmosphere of the neighborhood!

The Space

Tastefully decorated apartment with one big room, corridor, kitchen, and bathroom in one of the loveliest streets in Prenzlauer Berg, Lychener Str. You rent the whole apartment, no-one except you will be there.

The furnishing and decoration is done in the colours white and greyish blue with a few red spots. The beautiful photos on the walls were taken by a dear friend of mine in Morocco. The wooden floor (timber piling) is beautifully restored.

The apartment is equipped with everything you might need. It is very quiet and light, as it is situated in the rear building of the house, with a view into the green courtyard.

There is no personal stuff from me in the apartment, except a few DVDs (different genres - from Hollywood Action to European Indies) and books (mostly novels in German, but also some English literature).

WiFi internet, bills, bed linen and towels are included.
There is a washing machine and a laundry rack, also a hairdryer.

There is a vast armchair for two people and a comfortable double bed. Also, there are cupboards and commodes for your stuff.
The kitchen is fully equipped, and so is the bathroom.

The apartment has a wonderful atmosphere and is very cosy! The perfect place to come home to after a long day under the sky of Berlin!

Guest Access

Guests certainly have access to all the rooms of the apartment.
Of course, I won't be present during your stay at my apartment -- it's all yours for the time of your stay.

Interaction with Guests

I will deposit the keys at a shop down in the street (max. 1 min by foot), so that you can check in independently from my schedule. You will also receive a sketch of how to find the apartment. So it is possible that we don't meet at all, however, you can anytime reach me on my cell phone and/or in the airbnb message system. I check my messages there often.
I put together some personal recommendations (restaurants, breakfast cafés etc.) in the information you will receive as soon as you have booked.

The Neighborhood

The neighbourhood is just the best you can get: many lovely small shops and boutiques (no chains, only independent, unique, owner-led places!), nice restaurants and bars just in the street. And at the same time, it is very quiet - it is not a crowded street, but a residential area. The quarter is one of the most desired in central Berlin, as it breathes a unique laid-back laissez-faire and savoir-de-vivre feeling.

In the shops nearby you can get everything a trendy mind and heart might desire - from self-made high quality chocolate to young Berlin fashion design, but also used books and records, beautiful stationaries, small and affordable design objects or bags with exchangeable covers, to name a few. You can stroll in the shops of the neighbourhood for days and won't have seen it all!

A few minutes by foot there is the beautiful square Helmholtzplatz, the heart of the quarter. Everyone living in the quarter meets here - the numerous young families, the students, and many creative freelancers, and also the very special characters of the quarter.

Within 10 minutes by foot, you reach Mauerpark with its famous Sunday flea market and open-air Karaoke show (a must!). To "(email hidden) brewery, now used as a event location for cool indie concerts, clubbing and other cultural events, you walk three minutes.

Lychener Str. belongs to the so-called "LSD quarter" ("LSD-Viertel") - but don't worry, this has nothing to do with drugs :-) The name comes from the capitals of the streets Lychener, Schliemann- und Dunckerstr, which are the streets surrounding Helmholtzplatz. Already before the fall of the wall, the neighbourhood was known for its unique flair, because many artists and creative people lived here who didn't want to adapt too much to the ideas of the GDR system. The quarter still breathes this independent feeling, although many higher-income earners with academic backgrounds have been attracted in the past 15 years. Also, the former students just stayed and got good jobs and children. You will hardly see old people - 95% of the quarter's inhabitants are between 20 and 50 years old. You can see many, many, many children here! Many people of the quarter are media professionals or creative freelancers, or people who lead their own small businesses. There are also quite some celebrities like actors or film directors (who estimate Berlin's laid-back attitude towards them - no-one would actually stare at them or ask for an autograph or photo).

In short, it's a quarter with a very high quality of life - it is unconventional, casual, creative, stylish and lively, and at the same time, quiet and green!

Getting around

You walk three minutes to the U-Bahn (metro) station Eberswalder Str. (U2), which connects you directly to Alexanderplatz (7 min ride). The S-Bahn station Prenzlauer Allee (Ring) is a 10 min walk (direct connection to low-cost airport Schoenefeld).
Also, within three minutes, you find the trams M1 and 12, which bring you directly to Hackescher Markt in 7 minutes and to Friedrichstraße/Unter den Linden (Brandenburg Gate) in 15 minutes. Also, there is the tram M10, which brings you to Friedrichshain and Nordbahnhof.

I recommend using the trams because it's so beautiful to ride overground in the cosy pace of the cablecars - if you take the M1 or 12, you will ride along Kastanienallee, Weinbergsweg and Rosenthaler Str., all of them really cool streets for strolling, dining and shopping!

5 min by foot to Mauerpark, 2 min to metro station Eberswalder Straße (U2), 10 min to Alexanderplatz.

Other Things to Note

In certain time periods, I look for people who stay for exact amount of days (in order to fill the "gaps" between bookings), or for somone who stays for longer than the default minimum stay. So this might be the reason why I decline your inquiry -- however, just send the inquiry and I'll try my best to make your stay possible! (The system doesn't allow to preset these exceptions in the calendar.)

Please let me know the (first) name of your partner/friend who is staying with you in the apartment -- this makes it easier for me to write a personal welcome message!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $14 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 4 nights
Monthly Price: $1401 /month
Cleaning Fee: $28
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • The apartment is gorgeous and is located inside a building very cute!
    The neighborhood is very quiet and full of attractions, entertainment, shopping, ....
    From the apartment is easy to reach and visit every area of Berlin.
    Maike has been very kind and helpful! Highly recommended!!!

    July 2014
  • Our stay in Berlin was great. Maike's apartment is in a great location, easily accessible to restaurants and public transport. Easy check in and out which was perfect for us. We didn't get to personally meet Maike but did have email communication and she was lovely and very helpful. She even left us a box of chocolates on arrival which was a pleasant surprise.

    June 2014
  • nous avons passé cinq jours à Berlin absolument merveilleux !!!
    Ce logement est idéal , fort bien situé dans un quartier très animé .... les berlinois sont très accueillants !!!!
    Lit spacieux et confortable , petit appartement agréable .
    Maike est une hôte sympathique , parlant français et très arrangeante .
    Le métro est à deux pas et facile d'utilisation .... possibilité de faire ses courses à proximité et de nombreux petits restos dans le quartier , pas chers .
    merci à Maike !!!!!

    June 2014
  • Die Kommunikation mit Maike war durchgängig einfach und zuverlässig. Die Wohnung selbst ist einwandfrei und entspricht der Beschreibung bei Airbnb. Die Lage ist tatsächlich super mitten im Prenzlauer Berg. Viel Spaß da.

    June 2014
  • Das Appartment hat uns sehr gut gefallen! Es ist hell und freundlich eingerichtet, herrlich ruhig zum Innenhof gelegen (keinerlei Autolärm zu hören) und trotzdem ganz zentral im angesagten Wohlfühl-Stadtteil Prenzlauer Berg gelegen. Vielen Dank an Maike für die nette und unkomplizierte Organisation!

    June 2014
  • Nous venons de séjourner quatre jours dans l'appartement de Maike Coelle situé 10 Lychener Strasse à Prenzlauer Berg. Nous avons été totalement enchantés de notre choix. L'appartement est très spacieux et parfaitement équipé et d'une propreté sans faille aucune. Le rapport qualité-prix est imbattable. Nous avons très bien communiqué avec Maike qui nous a donné d'excellents renseignements sur la quartier et les sites à visiter.Elle nous a fourni également de très bonnes adresses de restaurants situés tout près. Notre séjour a été vraiment un vrai plaisir. L'appartement est très au calme et nous souhaitons y séjourner de nouveau dès que possible. merci à toute l'équipe de Airbnb et tout particulièrement à Maike qui est une personne très sympathique et tout à fait charmante. Nous recommandons vivement ce lieu parfait pour séjourner à Berlin.
    Michel et Marie Moulin Lyon France
    Thank you Maike for your wonderful hospitality.

    May 2014
  • The apartment is great, and so is Maike. She was super accommodating in terms of our arrival schedule, and check in/check out were both really easy. The neighborhood is ideal - both because it is lovely to explore by foot, but also because it is really close to multiple mass transit options. We would definitely book this place again - highly recommended!

    May 2014
  • I lived in Maikes apartment for two weeks. From the first minute I felt like home. Nice furniture and well equipped kitchen. Everything worked out very well. The contact with the host was perfect. Maike is verynice caring and suggested several things to do in the neighbourhood. Mabye I will come back in the autumn!

    May 2014
  • Maike's place was excellent... Great value and perfect location for bars, restaurants and transport. Maike was an excellent host and gave us great tips for things to do! Make sure you check out the berlin underwelten (underground) tours but get there early to get tickets!! Thanks Maike! We'd love to stay again some day!

    April 2014
    Response from Maike:

    Thanks, Andrew, especially for the hint with the unterwelten tours! And come back any time!

    April 2014
  • We loved our stay at Maike's place. The apartment is spacious, comfortable, and thoughtfully stocked with everything we needed. We also really liked the neighborhood with its tons of fun restaurants and bars, and Maike made the check in/check out process very convenient.

    April 2014
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Author/Creative Producer for Audiovisual Media/Transmedia
I work as an author/dramaturg and creative producer for audiovisual media (video games, film) and in transmedia storytelling. Recently, I have started a small second business: doll making (Waldorf dolls). With airbnb, I offer two different places: my sweet 1-bedroom former student apartment in Lychener Str. (for 2 people) and a single room in our apartment in Zionskirchstr. Travelling, diving into other cultures and exploring new places in a particular way I have always loved. I am a true airbnb fan and wished there would have been airbnb when I had more time to travel! I have a crunch for dramatic landscapes, for the countryside in Italy and South France and for National Parks all over the world. I enjoy very much quirky stories and people. Tell me some funny stories you experienced and I am your fan :-) I also like cooking, hiking (mountains) and visiting museums, castles and rustic restaurants. Regarding the single room in Zionskirchstr.: I live in the apartment together with my husband Andreas and our two little daughters (born in 2009 and 2012). Andreas (email hidden) and is a sound designer/musician.
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