About This Listing
Spacious apartment with everything you need for a good stay. Next to a subway stop. Free Wifi.
Welcome to our two room Berlin style apartment! The apartment is 80 SQ Meter and is located in the heart of Berlin: in the fascinating district Wedding/Mitte. The neighberhood reminds you of the famous pulsing Kreuzberg within the 80ies. Turkish stores, shishabars and moviecenters as well as modern artgaleries and innovative offtheaters are shaping the atmosphere of this district. Students, artists, old- and newberliners are creating that dynamic and unique berlin vibe.
Your daily choice of meal gets to a fascinating experience on its own. Within that neighboorhood you have the offer of every kind of restaurant (from vegan to ethiopian food) to very affordable prices. Supermarkets and so called Spätis (small shops for grocery and things for everyday life usually open 24/7) are also allover nearby.
Trainline 6 is reachable per feet in five minutes. The subway brings you directly within 10 min. to the historical center of Berlin (Friedrichstr.). Busses are also stopping in front of the apartment. They will take you to Hauptbahnhof within 5 minutes or to Tegel airport within 15 minutes.
The apartment is typical for the turn of the century architecture: high ceilings and spacious rooms.
The living/bedroom offers two pull out couches with enough space for two people each. It is also equipped with a TV and a DVD player.
The bedroom includes two double beds.
The kitchen is very spacious and gives you the opportunity to cook, eat or just to chill. It is fully equipped and offers you for example a gas stove and -oven, a microwave, a toaster, a coffee maker and a washing machine.
The bathroom is modern and offers you a shower cabin, toilet paper, fresh towels and bedding is always included in our price. WIFI is also available and for free.
If you have any more questions feel free to ask!
WIFI (for free)
Iron and board
Complete kitchen: gas stove and -oven, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, water boiler, pots, pans, spices, dishes, silverware
On 1.1.2014, the city of Berlin started charging a „City Tax“ for all private travelers in the amount of 5% of the net rent (total rent less all fees, cleaning and VAT). Business travelers and stays above 21 days are (website hidden) rent 150 Euro x 5% = 7,50 Euro
My friends and I had a great time at ben's apartment in Berlin.
It's not quite in the mitte area but close to enough to get around to town within 20mins as the U bahn's not far away from it especially S bahn's was running whole time while we're staying due to strike.
My friends used the pick up service from the airport and it was good too if you like one.
The Location of the appartment is very near to the Metrostation (2 minutes walking) Within 10 minutes you are in the Center of Berlin. Parking your car is for free in the straat of the appartment.
Appartement was spacious, complete and clean. Beds are quite hard (should be softer in my opinion)
We had an nice stay in Ben's appartment and would recommend this if you plan a trip to Berlin.
Me and my 9-year old son had a comfortable stay at Ben's apartment for 5 days.
The positive aspects:
-) The place is very quite, overlooking a backyard garden. Beds are large and comfortable. We had a relaxing stay with good sleep.
-)The apartment is very spacious.
-)It is very near ( 150 meters) to Seestrasse underground station. In no more than 2 minutes you reach the tube station. It takes 15 minutes to get to city center with tube.
-)There are plenty of cheap groceries/supermarkets in no more than 3-4 minutes walk. There is even a big supermarket ( Real) in 3 minute walking distance where you can found every thing you need at reasonable prices. There are cafes, brasseries and local restaurants ( turkish, asian etc...) around the apartment.
-)The kitchen has all the amenities you would need.
-)Although it was late April, the weather was cold. But the heating system in the apartment was perfect. Hence, we didn't feel the cold.
-)The wi-fi worked excellently at high speed with no interruption.
-)Good communication with the lady who takes care of the apartment. Thank you Monika.
The negative aspects:
-) When decided to book the apartment, I thought it was in the trendy Mitte neighborhood, as it appears in the heading of its Air BnB listing.
Once we went there , we realized that the apartment is not in this trendy section of the city.
Actually, Mitte is one of the five districts in Berlin. It is a very big district which includes 8 sub-divisions. One of these subdivisions of Mitte district is also called Mitte. When Berliners talk about Mitte they mean this sub-division- not the greater district.
In short, Ben's apartment is not in Mitte sub-division . It is in Wedding subdivision of greater Mitte district.
Wedding is a neighborhood with lots of immigrants. Actually, there are lots of Turkish and South Asian people living in this neighborhood. It is a low-middle income neighborhood. We didn't feel any discomfort as we were also Turkish but people who choose Ben's apartment thinking that it is in the trendy Mitte neighborhood might be frustrated in this respect.
-)Although inside the apartment is cozy and comfortable, the entrance of the building is not attractive. It is old and badly maintained. So, don't be demotivated when you first see the building. Inside the apartment is nicer.
-)The window of the kitchen was broken and fixed with a metal plate.
-)Some of the bathroom tiles were broken.
If you come as a group of 4 or more , then it is good value for money.
Perfect communication!Appartment was in good condition. Closely to the metro
Schöne geräumige Altbauwohnung. Wirklich alles vorhanden was man braucht, auch wenns wie bei uns 6 Personen sind. Gastgeber war jederzeit erreichbar und konnte bei Fragen schnell weiterhelfen. U Bahn und Bushaltestelle direkt um die Ecke, genauso diverse Einkaufsmöglichkeiten. Auf alle Fälle weiterzuempfehlen, wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt. Danke!
La casa es muy amplia y muy bien situada, el metro esta a la vuelta de la esquina y en unos pocos minutos estas en el centro de Berlín. El barrio es muy tranquilo y con muchas tiendas y supermercados.
La casa esta un poco deteriorada, los enchufes y la instalación eléctrica en general bastante precaria y el suelo en una zona de la habitación era de cemento. Pero en conjunto el apartamento es muy confortable y hemos estado muy a gusto.
Nos habría gustado poder dejar las maletas en alguna parte el último día y no haber tenido que pasearlas por todo Berlín hasta la salida de nuestro avión.
En general hemos estado muy bien aunque el apartamento no esta tan cuidado como aparece en las fotos y aunque hay camas para 8 personas no creo que sea muy practico para un grupo tan grande con un solo baño y pequeño.
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About the Host, Ben
Hello Airbnb community
My name is Ben, and I live in Berlin Kreuzberg. I am originally from Berlin but spent the second half of my life in the United States. I love this city and love to work with travellers from around the world. I always try my best to make everyone feel comfortable at my apartments and help where I can. Hope to see you soon in Berlin.
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