About this listing
Beautiful and quiet apartment in period house, right in the heart of the Prenzlauer Berg. Perfect for couples and people who are looking for an authentic and relaxing Berlin experience in one of Berlin's most popular neighborhoods.
The flat is located in the rear building of a typical "Berliner Altbau" built in 1910. It still has an old restored door, beautiful stucco, and high ceilings and windows. The windows look into a cozy little backyard with a tree whose leaves let the flat come to live in a beautiful green during the warmer months of the year.
The interior design is modern and inviting. We have a big, comfortable bed and cozy chairs that will help you relax after a long day of sightseeing in Berlin.
There is wireless internet connection that you can use with your own computer. (We have had to remove the laptop that you can still see in the pictures.)
The kitchen is fully equipped. It has a stove, a microwave (including grill function and fan), an electric kettle, coffee maker, a washing machine, pots, pans, silverware and dishes. There is also an iron that will come in handy when you want to get dressed up for an exciting night in Berlin clubs and fancy restaurants.
As our guest you will have the whole apartment to yourself. You won’t have to share it with anybody else. You may also use the courtyard to store your bicycle.
Interaction with Guests
Once you have booked you will receive a welcome email from us with information about the check in procedure and extensive recommendations for activities, sightseeing, restaurants and bars in Berlin.
During your stay with us we will also be there for you by email or phone.
Our apartment is located in the heart of the beautiful and trendy Prenzlauer Berg district, known for its thriving cafe, club and art gallery culture.
Excellent public transport connections take you into Mitte in about 10 minutes, where you can visit main Berlin attractions such as Alexanderplatz, Museum Island, or Hackescher Markt.
From there you can walk to the Brandenburg Gate and Checkpoint Charlie.
The tram M10 connects the Prenzlauer Berg with Friedrichshain where you can visit the famous East Side Gallery or enjoy Berlin’s buzzing night life.
Just around the corner from the apartment you will find plenty of cafés, kitsch boutiques, alternative-style bars, restaurants and grocery stores. The popular Kollwitzplatz is only a leisurely 10 min stroll away, same as the Kulturbrauerei, an old brewery with shops and nightlife.
Also in the neighborhood is the huge & popular park "Volkspark Friedrichshain", with lakes, a fairytale fountain, film showings and beer gardens.
Don't miss the nearby Mauerpark with its large flea market and renowned outdoor karaoke on Sundays. Especially in the Summer a must see.
The M10 and M2 tram stations are only 200m away and will take you directly to:
* the Alexander Platz - 10 minutes.
* the Museum Island with the famous Berliner Dom, Hackescher Markt - 15 minutes
* East Side Gallery (15 minutes)
Or with one or two change of trains to
* Tegel Airport (TXL) - 25 minutes
* Schönefeld Airport (SFX) - 35 minutes
* the Brandenburg Gate - 20 minutes
* Checkpoint Charlie - 25 minutes
Other Things to Note
There is a Yoga school "Ashtanga Studio Berlin" (Mysore Style) in the same building as the apartment. All guests who stay with us can buy an introductory package of 5 classes for a reduced price of 50,- €.
If you are an advanced Yoga student you can also take advantage of their drop in classes.
Available via wifi.
LINEN & TOWELS
Bed linen and 1 hand towel + 1 bath towel per person are included. Extra towels cost extra and need to be ordered 1 week prior to your arrival.
Parking fees have to be paid in the area around the apartment. We therefore recommend to park your car on the street Grellstraße which is about 1km away and has free public parking on the street. By day you can usually find a parking place without a problem, in the evening it may take a little longer to find a spot.
If you would like to stay close to your car, why not book one of our apartments that are located on Grellstraße?
LATE CHECK IN FEE
If check in takes place after 9 p.m. there will also be an extra late check in fee of 20 EUR.
Since the 1st of January 2014 all private Berlin visitors have to pay the so called City Tax. This 5% tax has to be paid on top of the price you pay on airbnb and will be collected during the check in.
For more information please refer to the federal state of Berlin website.
Will I have to share the apartment with other people?
No, you will have the entire apartment all to yourself.
Do you provide bed linen and towels?
Yes, we provide bed linen and one small and one big towel per person. If you would like more towels, you can order them before your arrival at an extra charge.
Do you have internet?
Yes, all our apartments have free wifi.
How far away are the major tourist attractions?
All our apartments are located in the Prenzlauer Berg, a lovely and central district of Berlin with lots of cafes, restaurants and little shops. You can explore all of Prenzlauer Berg and parts of Mitte (=centre) district by foot. If you are less keen on long walks, public transport is only 200 meters away from the apartment and will take you to Alexanderplatz, the centre and public transport hub of East Berlin, within 10 or so minutes. From there you can walk to the Brandenburg Gate, Check Point Charlie and many other sights.
Do you provide coffee and tea?
Our apartments usually are equipped with the basics, coffee, tea, sugar, salt, oil. We do not as such provide these items, but we leave them in the apartments from pervious guests. So most of the basics are usually there for you to use.
Are we allowed to smoke in the apartment?
No, smoking is not allowed in the apartments and be cause for a termination of the rental contract.
Check out: before 11 a.m.
Check in: after 3 p.m.
If the check in takes place after 9 p.m. the guest will have to pay a late check in fee of 20 EUR during the check in.
Do not make noise / play loud music after 10 pm or between noon and 3 pm.
Please also try to be quiet when returning home late.
Partying is not allowed in the apartment and is a cause for an immidiate termination of the rental contract.
The apartment may only be used by the named guests. The usage by a third party or any other additional occupancy is not permitted.
Smoking is prohibited anywhere in the building.
Downloading, uploading or viewing of illegal content through our internet connection is forbidden. According to German law, illegal downloading and streaming can result legal prosecution and a fine of 1000 € or more.
Nice clean apartment, with everything you need, in a nice clean area of berlin. easy to the trainstation, and lots of places to go out for dinner.
Alan nos esperaba y nos dio excelentes indicaciones de los lugares a visitar. Tiene muy buena información impresa. El lugar supera la idea que transmiten las fotos. Amplio, limpio y acojedor.
The apartment was great, very clean and had everything we needed. The neighborhood was very good, quite but had some bars and cafés nearby.
The apartment was great! Very convenient location with easy access to transportation and lots of interesting local food / nightlife. My wife and I enjoyed our stay and would recommend the apartment to friends / other Airbnb users.
Die nett eingerichtete, ruhige Wohnung im Hinterhaus war genau wie beschrieben. Die Nachbarschaft war freundlich und hilfsbereit.
Gute Lage um Berlin zu erkunden. Günstige Ecke in Berlin. Alan erwartete uns mit viel Informationen über Berlin. Toll. Sehr zu empfehlen. Wir werden wieder kommen. Michael u. Henrike
Alan was great. He met us after midnight and gave us some wonderful insight on the city. We definitely recommend this place and would stay there again if back in Berlin.
Please let your guest know about the main door which isn't easy to open. I have spend very long minutes outside trying to open the door thinking it was the wrong key or something. Not a good feeling at all. I understand sometimes the lock get a bit rusty and used its ok but you should tell your guest about it I think . :-) on the other hand EVERYTHING was good: good location, clean, ok communication.
Oh and if you have a car i recommend you to rent one of the other room Alan and kasia rent ( coz you need to buy a permit/pollution tax to drive/park in the berlin city loop. I had no idea about it and i got to berlin on a long week end so it was a bit late to buy it . They explained everything in the room booklet.but my car was already in the city loop and was afraid to get fined!!
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About the Host, Alan & Kasia
We are a laid back Irish-Polish/German couple.
We moved to Berlin about five years ago and are really loving it here.
It's an amazing city and we are looking forward to sharing our favourite Berlin spots with you.
We have prepared an extensive guide book for all our guests with many tips on what to do in Berlin, where to eat and where to go out in the evening. It also has a section for parents and tips for the winter and for the summer.
We are looking forward to hosting you in our apartments!