Quiet Street, 60m², Great Location!

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Kinzigstraße, Berlin, Berlin 10247, Germany

Spacious, 1 BR (2 zimmer), 60m² (Ideal for 2, plus 1 single air mattress if you're 3) + Living/Dining Room + Kitchen + Full Bathtub, on a quiet street in Friedrichshain. Between 30-600 meters to Boxhaganer Plz, trendy bars, & the U- and S-Bahn.

The Space

The apartment, a 1960s East Berlin style flat, is minimal with simple artwork, just enough simple furniture (East German vintage), a spacious bedroom, and curtains hanging in all the rooms. It's got really nice light, and even with all its white walls, manages a really cozy feeling. There's also a collection of "trashy" paperbacks, a few art books and some great books about Berlin.

WIFI (free)
UBAHN 30 Meters: U5 (Ubahn - Samariter Str)
S-BAHN 600 Meters: Frankfurter Allee
EXCELLENT LOCATION: 2 blocks from Boxhaganer Platz in Friedrichshain.
CLOTHES WASHER: Normally the machine is available.
PERFECT FOR 2, but ACCOMMODATES 3 comfortably: King bed + single air mattress
EASY CLIMB: 1 Ober Geschloss or "2nd floor" in USA.
Available for nightly, weekly or monthly rentals (price negotiable). Great neighborhood!! and also extremely convenient for getting around Berlin on public transport - making the location ideal. Directly on top of the Samariter UBahn Stop (U5), a short walk or 1 stop from the Frankfurter Allee S Bahn/Ring trains, and several tram lines, this apartment could hardly be better situated for public transportation. It's also about a 5 minute stroll to Boxhagener Platz.

Spacious, 1 BR (2 zimmer), 60m² (Ideal for 2, plus 1 single air mattress for parties of 3) + Living/Dining Room + Kitchen + Full Bathtub, on a quiet street in Friedrichshain. Between 30-600 meters to pubs, trendy restaurants, quick food restaurants, cheap restaurants, bio grocery store, regular grocery store, Turkish fruit/veggie stand, cozy neighborhoods, cafes, vintage shops, designer clothes boutiques, playgrounds, Boxhaganer Platz, and convenience shops (pharmacy, hotels, food markets, banks, mall, mobile shops, etc.). It's such an incredible location! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

The apartment is only one floor up, so even with bags, it's an easy climb but still provides some distance off the street. The simple but comfortable apartment is furnished with typically Berlin, 2nd hand finds. The bedroom is spacious with a huge bed, and if you have a party of 3, another person (or couple) can sleep in the living room with an air mattress. Living room/dining room is bright and spacious plus the newly renovated kitchen has a dish washer + clothes washer/dryer. Bathroom has a full tub + towels, and if you need a desk, either the large table in the dining room, or the little table in the kitchen is available.

Wireless internet is also included and works throughout the apartment.

Please do not smoke inside ANY of the rooms and only smoke while leaning out the kitchen window. We do not smoke ourselves and would like to keep the smell out of the apartment.

You are welcome to bring your kids, but know that it's not a child proofed apartment (for very young kids) and if your kids are young you may not be comfortable with that. However there are several play grounds within a short walk from the apartment and lots of young families in this area.

Sort of impossible to overstate the incredible convenience of this location: A 30 second walk will have you to the Samariter Str. U Bahn stop (Berlin subway), on the fast paced and busy Frankfurter Allee - where hundreds of convenience oriented stores, ethnic restaurants, municipal building w language courses and residency services, banks and the Ring Center populate the sidewalk. A short walk in the other direction will have you to Boxhaganer Platz, or well into the heart of Friedrichshain - known for its cozy squares and streets lined with graffiti covered record stores, vintage stores, clothes shops, restaurants, bars and cafes and weekend markets. You can also find tattoo parlours, video stores, concept bars, music clubs, galleries or neighborhood type pubs for a more local experience. Also a ping pong table and small kids park sits at the foot of Kinzigstr - 2 blocks from the apartment. Also a short walk in almost any direction will take you to a green space / park usually with some sort of playground designed for kids.

Kinzig Str. is a formerly East Berlin street lined with mostly East Berlin 1960s construction - the style in which our apartment was built. Recently renovated and in very good condition - this building is a true landmark of the Stasi controlled, East Berlin era, but now vibrating with a friendly openness that i've found to be quite common in Berlin.

The building is populated mostly with Germans, so staying there allows for an authentic Berlin experience. That also means BE CAREFUL with loud noise in the building. Please stay quiet in halls and in the apartment between 9 am to 9pm, or else people will openly complain. While this is common to some extent in most Western cultures, it seems to be even more common in Germany. Feel free to have friends over for low key dinners or drinks, etc., but no parties. Fortunately, any of the many bars in the area (there's a socialist/communist pub directly across the street) will be happy to accommodate your noise. :) Also - as a side note - Berliners drink openly in the streets and parks in Berlin so it's very easy to enjoy a picnic or have a little party in any of the open space without problem - which in the warm months seems to be the preferred practice.

Friedrichshain is one of Berlin's most popular neighborhoods. Like most of Berlin, you could wander the streets for days and never come close to discovering all the shops, cafes, record stores, book stores, clubs and restaurants.

Kinzig Strasse is a fairly quiet street (for now), and acts almost like a little bridge between the fast-paced Frankfurter Allee, and the quaint cobble stoned streets of Friedrichshain. Also, if you're interested in Buddhism, check out the Buddhist temple and center 1 block away on Kinzig Str. For more information on these 2 Kinzig Strasse (and Berlin) landmarks, see here: (website hidden).

If you have a car, parking is free on the streets in this neighborhood if you can find a spot. For transportation, I strongly recommend walking, scooter, Smart Car or bicycle. Please ask us if bikes are available!

Guest Access

Everything except one room for our storage.

Interaction with Guests

We usually only rent out the entire apartment while we're gone. So i interact with guests as often as necessary, but not very much in person - although 2 of our renters have become fast friends.

The Neighborhood

Friedrichshain is a very central, popular and well located neighborhood for getting to the rest of Berlin. Also the apartment is right on the train lines so it makes it extra easy. We really love it here.

Getting around

Yes! Samariter Str. U-bahn (line 5) and Frankfurter Allee S Bahn. Very very convenient. Also there's a taxi stand 2 blocks South toward Boxhagener Plz.

Other Things to Note

This is one of the most convenient locations you could ask for and yet the street is quiet and the apartment very homey in an East Berlin sort of way.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $14 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 4 nights
Weekly Price: $423 /week
Monthly Price: $1226 /month
Security Deposit: $285
Cleaning Fee: $56
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • We enjoyed a wonderful month staying at Jonelle's apartment. During our most comfortable stay in a neat location, seconds from the subway train, we explored as much as Berlin as we could. Jonelle went from being a most helpful host to becoming a lovely friend, and we spent much time chatting and hearing her perform her music! We would not hesitate at the possibility of staying there again and wholeheartedly recommend the same to others.

    August 2013
  • Lovely apartment in a great location. Very close to the U-Bahn and S-Bahn which was perfect for us, and also very easy to walk to places of interest like the East Side Gallery and local bars :)

    We had a fantastic stay in Berlin and became very fond of the apartment, the kitchen is very well equipped, the bed was huge and there was lots of storage space for our things.

    As mentioned in previous comments the apartment is a little sparse on furniture,one major thing being curtains. This was the only downside as curtains are pretty essential and it made sleeping hard.

    Apart from that a great apartment which we happy to stay in a very thankful for Jonelle for letting it out. Nora the caretaker is also great.

    March 2013
  • Great, clean and efficient space in an excellent part of town. We had everything we needed, very well connected to the trains and walking distance to markets, bars, restaurants.
    Jonelle was easy to communicate with and made for an overall painless and easy stay.

    March 2013
  • Jonelle is very friendly, helpful and answers your request in no time! Our flight departured late on a Sunday and we were welcomed to hang out for as long as we liked, without having to rush out! The appartment is located in a very quiet street, but the fun and sights are not very far away! Its very easy getting around from the the appartment; the tube is right outside the door. Its very clean, the king size bed is nice and comfy and the kitchen is well equipped! If I were to say anything "negative" is that its lacking a bit of furniture and something in front of the windows, making it more cozy and private. Having that said, Jonelle is very honest about this in the description and that they are working on it! Lacking a bit of furniture or not, we both agreed that we would definitely stay here again next time we are going to Berlin!
    Kine & Iver, Norway

    February 2013
  • Great little apartment in a really hip location. Some cool restaurants and bars around as well as many other cultural sites. The apartment is great, a nice sized bed, very good bathroom and dealing with Jonelle was a breeze! Highly recommended for future Berlin travelers!

    February 2013
  • Staying at Jonelle's place was a perfect way to begin my exploration of Berlin. I found her sweet apartment quiet and relaxing. The location was great! She provided a detailed list of options available in neighborhood that was very helpful. The only comment of change would be to have curtains in both rooms to help get rid of the light pollution from street. I like it dark at night and especially to sleep. THANKS again Jonelle for allowing us to stay a week at your place...

    February 2013
  • Great spacious appartment, good kitchen and bathroom. nice and quiet street very close to metro station.

    January 2013
  • Jonelle's place was quite convenient and comfortable. The apartment looked nice, simple and functional. There wasn't any clutter, and the neighborhood was just a few subway stops from Alexanderplatz!

    December 2012
  • Thoroughly enjoyed my stay at this gorgeous location!

    December 2012
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