About this listing
Attention: Late arrival surcharge from 8 pm (see below)
** The situation **
To Alexanderplatz (Mitte district, museums irland, shopping) it is only 5 minutes by tram and the water tower, famous Kollwitzplatz with market on Thursdays and Saturdays and culture brewery (Kulturbrauerei) is located just around the corner within 5 min walking distance.
From our door goes one of the main lines the tram M2 directly to Alexanderplatz. It runs 24 hours, at peak times it goes every 3 minutes and every 20 minutes at night. You can also walk to Alexanderplatz in about 10-15 min, it is 1.2 km.
** Your guest room **
The room is quiet located with windows facing to the bright courtyard.
The small guest room has 12 square meters and has two single upholstered beds which can be compiled into a double bed. In the room there is also a wardrobe and a mahogany table, eg to work or learning. A 3rd person is possible but it is very narrow (!)
Fresh bed linen and towels (1x large, 1x small) are included once and reduces the weight of your luggage.
** Who else is in the apartment? **
Your guest room is in a 4-room-apartment of 85 sqm on the 3rd floor with elevator. There are all in all 3 guest rooms in the apartment and my workplace. You can see the other guest rooms by clicking at my profile.
Myself I do live now in an other city district of Berlin, but I used to live 20 years in Prenzlauer Berg. I moved on 28th of Februar 1990 into Prenzlauer Berg, that was between the time when the wall came down and before the reunion of east and west. If you want to know more about this time, just ask.
** Kitchen **
The kitchen is shared and can of course be used (microwave, stove, refrigerator, coffee maker, dishwasher, toaster, dishes, kettle). Laundry up to 6 kg = 4 €, dryer up to 3 kg = 4 €
At the corner of our house is a cheap supermarket.
** The bathroom **
The small bathroom is SHARED has shower, sink and WC. It is directly across your room, just one single step.
** Useful things **
During your stay you can use for free our city maps, information on free sightseeing trips by public transport, Berlin books in different languages. There is also the current "tip" a Berlin city magazine with a current calendar of events for theater, concerts, parties, theater, etc. as trends and reports on film, art, culture and city life, as well as a television program.
You will find everything you need during your stay: Starting with the hair dryer, iron, umbrella or baby bed. Just ask if you need something.
** Internet **
Internet via WiFi in your room is included since 13 March 2015, But note: Filesharing, Illegal up- and downloads & child pornography are strictly forbidden in Germany! The Internet will only made available for you after you have signed a paper in which you assure not to do any illegal activities on the internet.
There is an internet cafe opposite our house for only 1 €/h, if you dont bring your own computer.
** Key **
Of course, there is ONE set of keys, so that you get in an out when ever you want during your stay.
** Non smoking house **
The ENTIRE house and the inner courtyard is NON-SMOKING-zone. You can smoke IN FRONT of the house next to entrance to the garage. There is an ashtray and a roof.
** Late arrivals **
Extra charge for late arrivals: after 20:00: €15, after 22:00: €20, after 23:00: €25 and after 24:00: €30.
** Parking your car or bicycle **
Parking your car on the street in front of the house does cost 1 Euro per hour from Mon-Sat 9am-midnight.
You can park your car for free 5 stops by streetcar or 20 min in walking distance from here. Or - if available - you can rent our underground parking for 8 € per night (max. hight 1.5 m, length 4.8 m).
Tipp: To enter the city you need a sticker for the "low emission zone". Search for "Umweltplakette" to find out how to get a sticker for tourists in advance.
You can rent a bike from 7 € per 24hours near by. You can leave your bicycle in the enclosed courtyard and hook it up there.
Interaction with Guests
You are a runner? Wy not running a lap together (from 20 mins-120 mins; speed 5,5-8 mins/km = pace)? I started in November 2013 with running, HM 2:06 on 31 Mar 2015 and now I'm training for the Berlin Marathon in September 2015.
** M2 in 5 minutes to Alexanderplatz (24hour-tram)
** U2 Senefelder Platz (underground)
ONCE YOUR BOOKING IS CONFIRMED, please send me details of your travel arrangements:
•1• How do you arrive? e.g. airplan (which airport?) train (which station), bus (which station), car...
•2• Scheduled time of arrival in Berlin
•3• Scheduled time of departure from accommodation
•4• First and last names of all guests
•5• Home address of the person who booked
•6• Mobile phone number for the arrival day
•8• Beds as double or as two single
We are not at the house all day, so it's good to know as closely as possible when you are arriving. This avoids wasting anybodys time by waiting.
Please keep your You ID-Card or passport ready at the arrival to show and to fill out the registration form.
Please respect our RULES DURING YOUR STAY:
• do not disturb our (sensitive) neighbors and the other guests
• non smoking area in the ENTIRE house, including at the windows and in patio/backyard
• shoes off inside the apartment (slippers, socks are ok)
• leave the shared bathroom after each use in a condition that the next person also likes to use it (e.g. remove toothpaste in sink, hair from shower, dry the floor)
• no filesharing, illegal up- and downloads or other illegal activities via Internet
• During heating season: If you have windows open, please turn off the heating. To avoid mold due to high humidity would you mind airing the room (windows wide open) a couple of times a day for a view minutes? Oh, and please don't put anything on the heaters.
I wish you a happy stay. Have fun in Berlin!
Extra charge for LATE ARRIVALS
after 8pm: €15, after 10pm: €20, after 11pm: €25 and after midnight: €30.
There's no self service laundry, but we can provide laundry service Mon-Fri
Up to 7kg, 4 euros. Drying up to 3kg, 4 euros.
There's underground parking, which costs 8 euros per night*
Please let us know in advance if you need a VAT invoice (7% VAT included in our prices)
In the center part of Berlin, near to the Berlin wall, water tower like 10 min walk. The room was clean and lovely designed and really good infos from the host Gritta. We'll sure come back , for a longer staying.
Gritta's place was fantastic! The place is in a beautiful neighborhood and close to plenty of bars and restaurants- ask Gritta for advice on where to eat and you can't go wrong! We loved our time in Berlin and much of that is due to Gritta. Her thoroughness and knowledge of the city are a gift! She gave us plenty of great tips on where to go/what to see that you won't find in a guide book. Would absolutely stay here again!
We were very happy with the house. The house was clean, fresh and bright. The house was well equipped with a proper kitchen and a clean toilet. Gritta was an amazing host even though we did not get to meet her. She gave us lots of useful and personal recommendations to explore Berlin and she readily and speedily answered all our queries. After the stay Gritta also followed up and checked up to wish us well. I think she is an amazing host who happens to offer an amazing home.
Gritta war super nett und gab uns zahlreiche tolle tips. das zimmer war einwandfrei und wir haben unseren aufenthalt sehr genossen.
Great location, very close to Alexanderplatz with Tram M2. Gritta was very helpful and spent about an hour giving us some tips on what to do and see in Berlin. The apartment is modern. The shared bathroom is small but the other guests seemed to have a different routine compared to ours so this was not a problem. The kitchen is small but good. The only downside were the mattress (very hard, not very comfortable) and pillows were not very good.
I would recommend Gritta's place.
Gritta var en super vært, grundig information, gode tips. Rent og fint rum og udemærket lille køkken. Fint og hyggeligt område at bo i. Tippet om at se Berlin/ Prenzlauer Berg fra cykelhøjde var super. Kan varmt anebefales!
This is a great place! The apartment was clean and Gritta gave us an introduction to Berlin and maps of the city. The location is great for exploring Berlin. There are many nice places to eat breakfast within walking distance from the flat, and the subway connects you to everything you would want to see in Berlin.
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About the Host, Gritta
Was born in Berlin, but also traveled a lot and have always one or the other insider-tip for you.
Favorite things: traveling around the world, explore Berlin, cycling, hiking, skiing, rollerblading, playing frisbee, spending time with my family, drinking red wine, cats and in November 2013 I started jogging.
You like jogging? Wy not running a lap together?
Bin in Berlin geboren, aber auch schon viel gereist und habe immer den einen oder anderen Insider-Tip für euch parat.
Lieblingsbeschäftigungen: in alle Welt Reisen, Berlin erkunden, Fahrradfahren, Wandern, Skifahren, Inline Skaten, Frisbee spielen, Zeit mit meiner Familie verbringen, Rotwein trinken, Katzen und seit November 2013 habe ich mit dem Laufen angefangen.
Falls du Lust hast mit mir ne Runde zu laufen, gern!