About this listing
Quiet and bright room in large apartment, a stones throw away from public transport, restaurants, bar, galleries, the Spree, the East Side Gallery and so much more! Back after a year off AirBnB and looking forward to getting to know you!
Enjoy the privacy of a clean & quiet room in a large 100sqm apartment located in the backyard of a renovated building, a hop and a skip away from the bustling centre of the Friedrichshain "kiez" (neighbourhood) with it's restaurants, cafés and bars. Minimalist but comfortable, we keep adding to the space and rooms and decorations as we go. I came to Germany with 2 suitcases, so it's a work in progress.. and an eclectic mix.
We haven't yet decided how to decorate the various walls, or if we should make a bowling alley out of the hallway (maybe you have a brilliant idea?), but I have somehow ended up owning a rather large amount of Canadian Moose paraphernalia, so Moose-haters should abstain. :) Aside from that, everyone should feel welcome. We are looking forward to meeting you!
Your private room is bright and you'll share a bathroom, large living and dining room with me and my boyfriend Fabian...all the space you need for a relaxed stay.
As long as you don't get on my bad side by helping yourself to my maple cookie stash, we believe in sharing so feel free to use the internet, cable TV, kitchen and living room or unwind with a drink on the balcony.
Interaction with Guests
We are here for city tips, recipes and the occasional glass of wine, but are also happy to stay mostly out of your way if that's what you prefer. Usually out of the house early and back late, but also happy to give tips by SMS (some guest have been known to send me their location for restaurant tips nearby, although I can't guarantee response time ;-)).
Friedrichshain is in former East Berlin and is constantly changing. From the most famous nightclubs, small bars, restaurants and beergardens to quiet green parks and flea markets, you can find it all around the corner in this safe and lively neighbourhood. Unique shops and people dot the landscape, as is so typical for Berlin, so you can get lost on an impromptu shopping tour, meet some storm-troopers, or just sit on a bench and see who walks by.
Check out the RAW area and the streets around Boxhagener Platz, or take the subway a few stations to the multi-cultural Kreuzberg, gentrified Prenzlauerberg or swankier Mitte districts.
Whether you want to rent bikes at the corner store, walk 10 minutes to the East Side Gallery, or take one of the 4-5 possible public transport options located a 5min walk away to the other highlights the city has to offer, this is a great home base to do it from. Parking isn't a problem, although you'll only find something in front of the door if you're very lucky and Berlin isn't really a city you want to explore by car. If the weather is nice, bike rental is the best option.
There is no "downtown" in Berlin, so you can expect everything to be anywhere from about 10 min (the East Side Gallery) to 30 min (Check Point Charlie, West Berlin) away. Every neighbourhood has it's attractions, but you can expect a fair amount of walking/biking.. that's Berlin life!
- Smoking is only allowed on the balcony
- Parties are not allowed: it's a quiet building and it should be kept that way.. but there are so many options around the corner, it's not worth it to stay home and party anyway
- Keep shared spaces tidy
- Enjoy your stay!