About This Listing
This nice and airy apartment is located in Gabriel Max straße 18, in a silent and courtyard at the 2nd floor of an old characteristic building (1905) recently renovated, right by Simon-Dach straße and Boxhagener platz.
The apartment is placed on the second floor
of the rear building. It consists of two rooms spacing out
on 50 m². The rooms are arranged like this: Next to the
entrance lies the first room, where an open kitchen is
enclosed. The second room is placed behind the
All rooms are equipped with sanded wooden flooring.
The bathroom has a shower and is tiled with white flags.
The kitchen flooring is tiled with light-grey flags. Here are
a sink with a lower board and a cooker.
It is equipped with modern furniture and accessories, an LCD television, a small self-catering kitchenette, two single beds (possibly joinable) and another king size sofa bed.
The apartment is in a very good condition. It has a
central heating system. Because of its location in the rear
building, the apartment is very quiet.
The surroundings are lively, there are shopping
possibilities nearby, parks in close range and there's
even great nightlife just a few blocks away. Traffic
connections with a national road and subway close by
Direct connection with Schönefeld Airport – S9
Frankfurter Tor - U5 (only 3 stops to / from Alexander Platz)
Simon-Dach-Straße - Bus 240
Wismarplatz - Tram M21,
Gruenberger Str / Warschauer Str - Tram M10 towards Kreuzberg (south) and Prenzlauer Berg (north).
The district of Friedrichshain is one of the youngest, most creative and exciting areas of Berlin. Nowhere else can you find so many options everyday for eating, drinking, shopping and dancing. Its attractions include the East Side Gallery, the Oberbaumbrücke, the Anhalt Station, the charming Boxhagener Platz (right where the apartment is located) and the popular Simon-Dach straße, with its numerous bars and cafes. Friedrichshain is a really trendy area, dotted with many small, cute and green alleys. If you want to relax during the day in parks, meet nice people and throw yourself into Berlin nightlife, then it is the perfect district for your stay. Friedrichshain is located very centrally, in a short time you can reach Berlin’s major hotspots by public transportation, car or bicycle.
Just few rules:
1) Respect the neighbors. Since you are living in a building with normal flats and people who are permanently living here you must respect the neighbors. You are NOT ALLOWED to listen loud music/tv or to do party inside the flat. Especially before 8 am and after 9pm you must avoid any noise that can be disturb other people.
2) Use of Internet. You are not allowed to download any program or file that is not legal. Police's german downloading rules are quite strictly and if something illegal has been downloaded, they can catch you and let pay fees (around 2000 €).
3) Smoking in the flat is not allowed.
This flat has some nice advantages but also some disappointments. Well first of all, you will not find a better situation in Berlin, at least if you are looking for a convenient nice trendy fun area to eat well, go out and enjoy Berlin east side. As regards the flat it is very calm and luminous. It is also kind of empty which is nice because thus you do not feel you are at someone's place. You can park your bike safely in the inner courtyard of the building. It also has some facilities in the kitchen if you want to eat there (even if I did not use it it could be helping). As regards the disappointment, first Mario was not easy to join and we only heard from him less then 2 days before arriving which was a bit stressful. After that I have to say he made it easy for us as regards our time arrival and departure and he was flexible for that. The biggest complain I have to make was regarding the property and the state of the flat. People who are very strict about property should know that the flat is not very clean (dust on the furnitures mainly, and it was a bit smelly when we arrived). The wall are also not clean and in general you can see that nobody really takes care of the place. We also noticed some dysfunction (tv not working and shower head leaking, mattress too large for the bed and generally damaged furnitures). Overall we had a nice stay but as I like clean apartment i have to say that this one was simply not.
Mein Bruder und ich haben uns sehr wohl in Marios Apartment gefühlt. Alles lief Reibungslos ab. Ich kann Marios Apartment wirklich weiter empfehlen und bin gerne wieder da!
Die Schlüsselübergabe war perfekt, die Wohnung ist sehr schön geschnitten und mit dem notwendigsten eingerichtet. Die Nachbarschaft war sehr angenehm und obwohl in der Umgebung ein Lokal neben dem anderen zu finden ist, war es in der Wohnung sehr ruhig.
The place was clean and nice. The host was quick to respond and clear with his communication. The location was absolutely perfect. 5 Stars!
The apartment was quite good. The place was clean but It could be better as there were some damages in the walls and furniture. We didn't meet Mario at all, we only spoke by telephone and I can say he was polite with us. The area is really good, full of bars and really close to the center!
Nice big and quiet flat in the heart of Fridrishein with everything you need for your stay. Definitely recommend this place if you are visiting.
Being an allergy sufferer myself I think it's very important to highlight that this apartment is NOT SUITABLE FOR ALLERGY SUFFERERS NOR THOSE WITH SENSITIVE LUNGS. This apartment is by no means as clean as the pictures would have you believe. It's dusty and dirty (for example the washing machine stinks and the shower base is slimy. The kitchen however, IS clean) and smells of stale smoke and the air is stuffy and fusty. Both my partner and I had an uncomfortable stay due to this - and would go as far to say it impacted our holiday.
HOWEVER, the location was pretty much perfect and the transaction was hassle free with a friend of Mario's already at the apartment with our keys when we arrived - from there we were left to enjoy our holiday, without any correspondence at all from Mario. Upon leaving, we had to simply leave the keys on the table and close the self-locking door.
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About the Host, Mario
i m Mario, 36 old, italian living in Berlin for 12 years. I love traveling around the world but also living in Berlin, where i m working as web designer and sometimes as dj.