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!
We had a short but excellent stay at Malte's place! The room itself is basic but tidy and clean. The bathroom is small but sufficient. The appartment is very well located near the awesome Sankt Pauli district, within a quiet courtyard. Most things that are worth seeing and visiting are within walking distance. And if you're too lazy to walk, Malte also offers access to two bikes of the StadtRAD-system.
But what really sets this place apart from a lot of other places is the host. Malte is very hospitable and makes sure he does everything to make his guests feel comfortable. If you need anything, just ask. As a certified travel guide, he knows nearly everything there is to know about Hamburg, kind of a living encyclopedia :) On top of that it's a cool, open minded guy to hang out with and drink a beer with. His roommate Laura is also nice, she was the one receiving us when we arrived, and took half an hour to vividly explain where all the cool bars, restaurants and other places were, using a map of the neighborhood.
My friend an I had a great stay here and will definitely return to this place if visiting Hamburg again. Greatly recommended.
Vielen Dank Malte für den wundervollen Aufenthalt im schönen Hamburg!
Malte ist wirklich ein sehr zuvorkommender Gastgeber, es hat uns an nichts gefehlt. Die Wohnung ist sehr liebevoll eingerichtet.
Laura und Malte haben uns mit einem leckeren Kaffee begrüßt und uns super Tipps für unseren Aufenthalt in Hamburg gegeben. Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt und würden jederzeit wieder dort wohnen :)
I had a wonderful stay at Maltes place. He was a great host who sat us down as soon as we got there with a map and gave us all of his recommendations. He lives in a fun neighbourhood and restaurants nearby are more local joints which I am a huge fan of, and close to central to see all the main sites. I highly recommend staying with Malte!
Malte war, wie versprochen, telefonisch gut erreichbar und pünktlich zur Schlüsselübergabe in der Wohnung. Die Unterkunft ist sauber, die Nachbarschaft freundlich und leise.
Alle unsere Fragen zu Hamburg wurde super und präzise beantwortet. Man könnte den Slogan aufstellen: Merian Hefte oder von Marco Polo sind gut – Malte ist mit Abstand besser!
vielen Dank, dass ich eine Woche bei euch wohnen konnte. Für mich war es die erste Airbnb-Erfahrung und ich habe meine Zeit in HH sehr genossen. Vom Empfang über die Wohnung bis zum Check-out lief alles wie am Schnürchen. Ich hab mich bei euch super willkommen gefühlt und deine Hamburg-Tipps waren für mich (der schon mal 6 Monate hier gelebt hat) auch sehr hilfreich!
Wünsche Dir eine gute Zeit und bis bald,
Wir haben uns in Maltes Wohnung sehr wohl gefühlt. Wir vermissten nichts. Malte war in den Ferien. Seine Mitbewohnerin Laura und ihre Nachbaren waren aber sehr hilfsbereit und freundlich. Die Lage der Wohnung ist optimal, nahe dem Zentrum. Ich würde es auf jedenfall weiterempfehlen.
Malte war ein sehr offener, unkomplizierter und herzlicher Gastgeber, der uns mit guten Tipps, Tickets für eine Hafenrundfahrt und selbst gemachten Smoothies versorgte. Die Wohnung liegt sehr zentral und entspricht den Beschreibungen. Wir kommen gerne wieder.
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."