About This Listing
Lovely & quiet apartment, to recover from nightlife, sightseeing & shopping - which is all within walking distance! I'm a host who is dedicated to hospitality, assisting you anyway I can (see references!). Enjoy your stay in Hamburg! :-D
Welcome to our apartment!
Would you like to be hosted in Hamburg and yet maintain as much flexibility as possible? Do you generally prefer staying with real people instead of the anonymity of hotels? Would you like a map and directions to discover probably the most beautiful city in germany? ...I daresay staying in the apartment of a tourist-guide could be helpful.
The guestroom in our apartment offers you a comfortable 140x200 couch-bed and a single-person wooden bed. You will have all the privacy in your room and free access to our wifi. We have a small (!) bathroom with a shower and you should not mind that we have our towels and toothbrushes in there, too ;-) Of course, we provide fresh bed linen. If you need shampoo, please ask for it. We are always interested in improving our guest room, so your feedback is very welcome.
Some of my favorite restaurants and cafés are a stone throw away, and a popular flea market specialized on antique stuff takes place every saturday - just down the street. As you can see from our reviews, our neighborhood has its own unique character and is worth discovering.
All in all,
the location here is outstanding for travelers that like to be able to explore Hamburg per pedes (by foot). And secondly, we enjoy living here very much - and we will do our best that you feel at home in Hamburg, too.
You can use our kitchen, too.
Smoking is possible in the backyard garden.
You can use the city bicycles to pedal around town.
Interaction with Guests
I may have a busy schedule. However, I take the time to share what i know about the city and give recommendations - if you like me to do so. In many instances I've joined my guests in one of the restaurants around the corner for dinner and whenever i cook it's usually for 4-6 people anyways ;-)
ALMOST EVERYTHING IS WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE.
The apartment is situated near the exhibition halls (messehallen), entrance south. Across the street you can enter the park area 'Planten un Blomen'. We are located in Sternschanze/St.Pauli which is close to the harbor, St. Michaelis Church, University of Hamburg, the Alster, Shopping at Jungfernstieg/Gänsemarkt, the Historic District.
CHARACTERISTIC FOR MY NEIGHBORHOOD? ...alternative, non-mainstream, second-hand & creative shops, surrounded by parks, variety of restaurants and cafés, weekly flea-market for antiques, in walking distance of magic water fountains each night during the summer, close to reeperbahn/st.pauli,… some graffiti, art galleries, close to "gängeviertel"...
If you ever get tired of walking - we have a great public transportation system that gets you everywhere else in no time. Closest stations:
U2 Messehallen (6min to central station),
112 & 36 busses (15-20min to elbe beach),
3 bus (10min o neue flora for musicals)
Other Things to Note
I always appreciate it when guests write a sentence or two about the purpose of their stay or what they'd like to do here. Just to get an idea…
PLEASE LET ME KNOW THE TIME OF YOUR ARRIVAL 2-3 days beforehand. I do not have a fixed check-in time, because i try to meet your travel itinerary if i possibly can.
Please respect that we have our everyday schedules too - so if you like to party all night, try not to disturb our sleep when you get back home. Our neighbors will appreciate your considerateness, too. This is self-explanatory i guess.
There is no smoking in the house, but you are welcome to use the ashtray and to smoke in the backyard garden.
Since it is small bathroom, please open the window when you shower and we really appreciate if you use the slider afterwards to remove the water from the shower walls. That helps to keep the bathroom dry, and you can help to save water for the environment by not showering longer than you need to.
Thanks for regarding this. If you have any questions feel free to ask!
Wenn ich schreiben würde "klein aber fein" wäre es zwar kurz und bündig- aber es wäre absolut untertrieben ;-) Das Zimmer und die Wohnung sind sehr sauber und gemütlich, wir haben uns dort rundum wohlgefühlt! Die Lage ist einfach Perfekt- von dort ist alles schnell zu erreichen. Unseren Gastgeber kann ich schwer beschreiben, dazu reicht der Platz nicht ;-)
Malte ist SEHR NETT UND ZUVORKOMMEND, es hat uns wahrlich an nichts gemangelt. Er hat uns mit allem versorgt an Informationen und Tips was wir brauchten um ein super Wochenende zu haben!!!
Das wir ein so tolles Wochenende hatten, haben wir zum Großteil Malte zu verdanken :-)
Also, sowohl das Zimmer, die Lage und auch Malte- alles ist einfach nur TOP und absolut empfehlenswert!!!
Malte was a great host offering us lots of great suggestions for things to do in the city and showing Hamburg's finest hospitality. Malte gave us a map and showed us the key places and neighbourhoods in Hamburg. His flat is small but very clean and organised. The bathroom is also clean but very small as it was a later renovation to the original flat.Our room was very quiet at night and had a large window for ventilation and a modern radiator for heating if it was cold. The flat was well located walking distance from the ferry dock but also close to many bars, cafes and several supermarkets. We would highly suggest staying with Malte in Hamburg!
Malte is a great host. He knows everything there is to do in Hamburg and gives great suggestions based on what you like to do. It was raining and cold while I was there but he managed to find things that I could do in the city. The room that he provided was large compaired with most rooms Ive been in with Airbnb, the bed was very comfortable, and everything was clean. Malte checked to make sure that everything was okay with the room shortly after I arrived and even offered to accomodate me if I needed any other items during my stay. Malte is a super host!
es war einfach richtig schön bei dir! Wir haben uns sofort willkommen gefühlt und es war so, als würde man einen Freund besuchen. Das Zimmer und deine Wohnung sind sehr schön und gemütlich und die tolle Lage ist wirklich unschlagbar! Vielen Dank für die hilfreichen Tipps über Hamburg... wir hätten noch ein paar Wochen dranhängen müssen um alles zu erkunden ;) Aber das können wir ja noch nachholen...
Vielen Dank für alles und bis zum nächsten mal!!!
Staying at Malte's was a really nice experience, he is a super nice guy that made us feel at home from the very beginning. He was super attentive and specially interested in making us feel comfortable (which he totally did!). He explained us the basics of his house and then gave us really nice tips for things to do in the city, also during the weekend he was checking that everything was ok and whether or not we needed something else during our stay or sightseeing journey. The place is very comfy, SUPER well located (metro station is across the street and a nice shopping / bar / restaurant area is really nearby). I don't have anything negative to say about this weekend, we were truly happy to be there.
Wir haben das erste Mal eine Unterkunft über airbnb gebucht und haben dabei sehr gute Erfahrungen gemacht.
Malte ist ein sehr hilfsbereiter und freundlicher Gastgeber. Die Schlüsselübergabe klappte reibungslos. Zudem haben wir verschiedene Insider-Tipps erhalten. Die Wohnung liegt sehr zentral im schönen Karolinenviertel, trotzdem angenehm ruhig. Eine Fahrradstation und die U-Bahn-Station liegen in unmittelbarer Nähe. Wer ein paar Tage in Hamburg verbringen möchte, ist bei Malte sehr gut aufgehoben.
Ideale Unterkunft um Hamburg kennen und lieben zu lernen - wir hätten uns keine bessere Unterbringung vorstellen können. Malte ist ein sympathischer und hilfsbereiter Gastgeber, der bestens über Hamburg Bescheid weiß. Malte und seine Wohnung sind ohne Einschränkung zu empfehlen!
About the Host, Malte
When I travel, I prefer being hosted by real people - I have had very memorable experiences because of interaction with locals (getting to know their views, recommendations about the places i visited, etc.). I always try to return the favor of hospitality and such things by inviting them for dinner or drinks. That is why I like the AirBnB concept - because it embraces the idea of giving back to hosts, in its own unique way.
Basically, I want you to have a good time!
That has always been important to me when friends came visiting, and I would like you to feel like visiting a friend. That does not mean we have to spend a lot of time together, I just wanted to emphasize that i care about the well-being of my guests and I wish everyone a good experience.
As a certified tour guide, I have the pleasure of discovering more and new aspects about Hamburg every other day. I don't mind sharing some of that knowledge with my guests, so feel free to ask.
I like "Letters To A Young Poet" from Rainer Maria Rilke - it is very inspirational to me. I find "180° South - Conquerors Of The Useless" worth watching, and "HOME". If you dare to follow a genius filmmaker questioning a genius mind: "Is The Man Who Is Tall Happy?". I look forward to "Stopping - Wie man die Welt anhält"
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An old Cherokee told his grandson, "My son, there is a battle between two wolves inside us all. One is Evil - it is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, inferiority, lies and ego. The other is Good - it is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy and truth."
The boy thought about it and asked, "Grandfather, which wolf wins?"
The old man quietly replied, "The one you feed."
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