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.
Cozy & great value! A 1970s East Berlin style flat (1990s renovation), is minimal with simple artwork, basic 2nd hand furniture, and a spacious bedroom with a kingsize bed. Nice light in most of the apartment all day, good energy, and manages a cozy feeling. Full bathtub.
Tons of conveniences - all you could really need within 1-5 blocks walking distance.
WIFI - yes.
Dish + Clothes Washer / Dryer available for use (if they're operational, that is!)
2 blocks from Boxhaganer Platz in Friedrichshain, U-bahn on the corner, S-Bahn 10 minute walk or 1 stop on the Ubahn.
PERFECT FOR 2, but ACCOMMODATES 3 comfortably: King bed + single air mattress in living room.
EASY CLIMB: 1 Ober Geschloss or "2nd floor" in USA.
Everywhere (whole apartment) except one small room for our storage.
Interaction with Guests
Sometimes in person, but always (website hidden) and email.
Friedrichshain is one of Berlin's great neighborhoods. Like most of Berlin, you could wander the streets for days and not discover all the shops, cafes, record stores, book stores, clubs and restaurants. I love living here!
Kinzigstrasse is a fairly quiet street (for now), and acts as a bridge between the fast-paced Frankfurter Allee, and the cozy neighborhood streets of Friedrichshain. If you're interested in Buddhism, check out the Buddhist temple and center 1 block away on Kinzigstr., or if former East Berlin squatter buildings are of interest, check out the pub across the street from the building or a few of the others still remaining around Friedrichshain.
Samariter Str. U-bahn (line 5) is on the corner. Frankfurter Allee S-Bahn is a 10 minute walk or one stop on the Ubahn. Very convenient. Also there's a taxi stand 2 blocks South toward Boxhagener Plz.
If you have a car, there is street parking but it's not free. For transportation, I strongly recommend walking, scooter, Smart Car or bicycle. Sorry - no bikes available from us but there are lots of rentals within a few blocks of the apartment. There is also a taxi stand 2 blocks away, in front of the Gold Hotel at the end of Kinzigstr toward Boxhaganer Platz. This is very handy for early morning or late night airport sprints!
Other Things to Note
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The value of this apartment and its location cannot be overstated. While not a luxurious apartment, it is quiet, cozy, comfortable, very East Berlin and "German," and one of the more convenient spots you could ask for in the city. Easy to get to the most popular areas of Berlin in 15-30 via bike, car or public transport.
THANK YOU FOR NOT SMOKING: Sorry and thank you for not smoking. I used to allow it out the window, but have come home to a smoky apartment now a few times, and now no longer allow smoking in the apartment. If it does smell like smoke after a rental, a significantly larger cleaning fee (100 Euros) will be applied, and owners will seek to have this amount deducted from the security deposit. This is a firm policy.
QUIET RULES COMMON IN BERLIN: Unfortunately this is a biggie in this city. I was surprised to learn that sometimes people even complain about simple talking, and walking with shoes in the apartment after 10pm. In this building there are rules which request tenants to be quiet between 10pm and 7am, and again between 1-3pm. During the day and on weekends, i have never received a complaint. Wearing slippers (or no shoes) at night really reduces the problems.
NO PETS: I love pets! but in this case, no pets are allowed - sorry (and thanks for understanding)! We have allergies in the household so it translates to misery on our end.
Jonelle's place was clean, very nice and conveniently located. Jonelle was also very kind to call and make sure we got in okay and she was also very responsive if we had any questions.
We loved the apartment , very big , clean ,just like the photos .
Very huge bed ! And the neighbourdhood was incredible , a los of markets and conmections . We fall in love with berlin . Jonelle was a great host , we cant knew personally, but always responds our questions.
Me and my brother stayed at Jonelle's place for 10 days and it was awesome! The house is very beautiful and comfortable, many vintage things in very good shape make the flat very homey and also there are many new facilities that we used and worked good - heating, dishwasher, wifi internet, fridge, stove, oven, washing machine all was working well with no problems. We also enjoyed the huge bed and the bathtub. The flat is easy to get from and to, it's right there above samariterstrasse u bahn station located in the Main Street of frankfurter allee which goes everywhere around Berlin but also we walked a lot around the neighborhood they have pretty much everything so it was very convenient. Communicating with Jonelle was easy and good she was very helpful with everything we needed even if she was busy she would send a message every couple days to see if we need anything. So thank you Jonelle for having us it was a great experience and I recommend to anyone planning to go to Berlin to stay at Jonelle's house, I know I would definitely the next time I'm there!! [=
great location and the house is really pretty even better than the photo . Nice place to work and sleep , made us always want to stay at home . and the kitchen is super nice, we cook every day .
and Jonelle is the best host ever , she is nice and helpful .
i fully recommend this place ! and i hope can stay here again :)
I stayed in Jonelle's flat for a week. The neighborhood was very calm and me and my boyfriend really enjoyed the area: it is very closed to local markets and supermarkets. Moreover, you are just a few minutes from the center.
At our arriving we had a little problem with the keys (Jonelle was not there and at first we didn't succeed in opening the lock box where they were), but in the end we managed to solve it. Jonelle has been helpful and the communication with her was good.
I recommend this flat!!
Jonelle was a fantastic host, nothing was a problem. We found the apartment in great condition, with everything we could possibly need to make our stay here comfortable. Since we stayed for a month, that's saying a lot! The position is really fantastic, only a few minutes' walk to the U-Bahn (and only a few stops directly to Alexanderplatz and Mitte) and also to the middle of the action in Friedrichshain.
I would highly recommend the apartment as value for money and Jonelle as a very easygoing and helpful host.
Very good location, many restaurants, bars, concept stores and few minutes from the metro station. Communication also clear from beginning to the end of our stays. Thanks Jonelle and Emilie :)
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