About this listing
Spacious (98 square meters), modern and quiet accommodation in a nicely renovated building (typical for the "barn quarter") with maximum comfort for a pleasant and relaxing stay in Berlin.
4 room apt. in the heart of Berlin Mitte - right on Alte Schönhauser Straße - between Hackescher Markt and Torstraße and only a 5' walk to Alexanderplatz, Museumsinsel or Prenzlauer Berg. Kreuzberg and Neukölln can easily be reached via a 10 minute ride with the underground right outside the apartment.
Equipped with flat screen TV (incl. T-com "Entertain" On-Demand Services and countless international channels), DVD-player with films in different languages, Hifi, Telephone and high speed (VDSL 50 mbit/S) WIFI-internet access
Bedroom equipped with a large bed (160cm*200cm), closet. A second bedroom with highly comfortable fold-out sofa bed (spring mattress, 140cm*200cm). Both equipped with TV. Living / dining room with access to a large balcony facing a vast courtyard.
Spacious Kitchen: equipped with glass-ceramic cooktop panel and baking oven, large refrigerator with freezer, electric kettle and all necessary tableware and cutlery.
Bathroom: equipped with shower/bath tub, hairdryer, washing machine, laundry drying rack, iron and ironing board.
A large balcony faces a spacious and green courtyard to the west of the property. A weber grill can be used for bbq.
Bedding, linen and towels are provided for.
Tea, coffee and various essentials for breakfast are provided for so that guests do not have to bother going shopping after their arrival.
Interaction with Guests
You will receive all relevant information on the apartment and the neighborhood before arrival and can always reach me via email or telephone before, during and after your stay with any question you may have.
Located right in Berlin-Mitte, one of Berlin's most popular neighborhoods in the center of the city with countless bars, restaurants, galleries and shops.
There is a park with swings, ping pong, beach volleyball about 200 meters away on Alte Schönhauser Straße, which is great for children, and many other parks within walking distance. Both Hackescher Markt, Torstrasse and Alexanderplatz are less than 5 minutes away. Kreuzberg and Neukölln can easily be reached via a 10'-ride with the underground right outside the apartment.
The next supermarket („Edeka“) is on Rosenthaler Straße, right opposite the Hackesche Höfe. The next bakery – and a quite fancy one – is „Zeit für Brot“ on Alte Schönhauser Straße 4 (walk towards Rosa-Luxemburg Platz). Whole food stores can be found 10' up the street on Senefelder Platz ("LPG") and at Hackescher Markt ("Bio company"), 5' away.
Cafes / Eating out:
There is „Kaffee Mitte“, a hugely popular italian coffee shop, just a few steps away on the corner of Weinmeisterstraße and Alte Schönhauser Straße. I also recommend Barcomi’s Deli (best for Bagels, sandwiches, cakes) in a courtyard on Sophienstraße 21. „yamyam“ on Alte Schönhauser Straße 6 is a great Korean restaurant, right next to it you find „Blaues Band“, a relaxed cafe and restaurant which also serves a decent breakfast. On the other side of the street there is the famous Vietnamese restaurant „Monsieur Vong“ (easy to recognize by the long queues in front).
Among the countless Italian restaurants in the area, I recommend „Hartweizen“ on Torstraße 96. Way more basic is the hugely popular pizza place „I Due Forni“ on Schönhauser Allee 12. The kitchen (serving mostly pizza and a small selection of authentic southern italian dishes) is simple but usually good. „hashi“ serves japanese soul food on Mulackstraße/Rosenthaler Straße. Easy going bars include Pony Bar, right on Alte Schönhauser Straße 42 (rather young crowd), and Hackbarths (Auguststraße 49a) with somewhat more mixed demographic.
The apartment is ideally connected to tram, S-Bahn and Underground. The apartment is 40 meters from the U-bahn (underground trains), which takes you to Kreuzberg in 10'. Trams and S-Bahn (taking you to Bahnhof Zoo or Friedrichshain in 10-15') are 5' away.
For info on public transport, check (website hidden) - their tickets are valid for S-Bahn, Tram and subway. You might want to consider purchasing a multi-day pass such as the „72 hours“-ticket.
For bike hire check out (website hidden) - it is right on Alte Schönhauser Str.
Berliners are quite easy-going, but please do not put the neighbours to the test and keep the volume to a "normal" level.
The flat is a non-smoking flat. Please use the balcony and the ashtrays provided.
From May 4 - 16, 2016 the minimum stay is 7 nights.
Living room - sofa has been replaced by a large, comfortable sofa bed for 2 (see next pictures)
This is a lovely flat with four large rooms all with high ceilings. It's comfortable and well furnished without being cluttered and has a balcony which was great in the summer. Leonard was extremely helpful and always replied to messages quickly and efficiently. The area is great - well connected to transport and has an indie trendy feel about it. I can't wait to go back ....
Leonard was very welcoming and helpful, clean apartment, wonderful area! Would love to go back!
Excellent location - great and forthcoming host - very flexible with check in and everything - all as stated: thumbs up and we will soon visit Leonard again! Thanks a lot; Leonard, for providing us with such a wonderful stay in Berlin!
VIELEN VIELEN DANK an leonard!
sehr professionelle freundliche abwicklung. schnelle antwort und gute erreichbarkeit sowie reibungslose schlüsselübergabe im vorfeld.
bei ankunft am morgen stand das frühstück bereit.
das appartment ist der hammer, viel (!) besser als auf den bildern. riesengrosses schlafzimmer mit extrem bequemer matratze, tolle und komplett ausgestattete küche (incl. pavoni espresso maschine!), grosses wohnzimmer incl. schlafcouch, grosses esszimmer, bad mit wanne.
alles sehr stilvoll eingerichtet. einfach WOW!
für den nächsten berlin-besuch werde ich dich ganz sicher wieder kontaktieren.
Leonard's apartment is amazing - spacious, beautifully decorated and right in the heart of Berlin Mitte. We were two couples and found it to be the perfect place for our long weekend. Leonard was extremely considerate, providing us with all information needed, offering advice on local places and even providing some breakfast. And the location of the apartmentment could seriously not get any better. I highly recommend staying in Leonard's place!
Leonard was attentive and fast communicator. Our expectations were met. Information was organized and clear. Apartment is comfortable and the location is great. We recommend.
Leonard was a great host; he was very understanding about my flight delay and rearranged his schedule so that he could welcome me to the flat. The flat was lovely; the photos do not do it justice - it is even more spacious, comfortable, and pleasant than in the photos! The flat is very well equipped and maintained; the breakfast basket was gracious and the info sheet (with a great bakery recommendation) very helpful. I was in Berlin for work, and wished that I was staying longer to enjoy the flat and its excellent location for both work and play.
About the Host, Leonard
I am a journalist and academic living in Berlin-MItte. Originally from Cologne I moved to Berlin in 1998 but spent years abroad (in the UK and US amongst other places).