A little about us:
We are a family of three living in Berlin. I work freelance in design and communications, my husband runs his own digital agency and our daughter goes to school.
In mid-August 2010, my wife and I stayed 4 nights at Phoebe's place. The accommodation consisted of a ground floor large bedroom and a private bathroom across the hallway, and free WiFi. Phoebe, her husband and daughter live upstairs. The building is located in the Prenzlauer Berg neighborhood of east Berlin.
The bedroom was simply furnished, had two comfortable beds, and enough space to spread out. Phoebe's husband, Ben, and daughter were helpful with advice about restaurants and getting around Berlin.
The best thing about Phoebe's is its location in the Prenzlauer Berg neighborhood, with its by old buildings, leafy streets, many cafes/restaurants, and arty ambiance. The one complaint we have concerns the night time noise just outside the window as people congregated around there or passed by on the sidewalk, especially when the cafes/bars were closing. The windows are double-paned to keep the noise out, but if it's too warm or if you like open-window sleeping, the noise may present a problem.
For us, the best thing about Berlin was the charm of the Prenlauer Berg neighborhood, which made our stay at Phoebe's worthwhile.
A fantastic stay in Berlin. While we never got to meet Phoebe, Ben was a terrific host - very friendly and welcoming. He had a range of guide books to offer us upon our arrival(with particular sights highlighted), and, even as we headed off to Prague next, he had a number of suggestions for our travels.
The flat itself was lovely, and in a great neighborhood with a lot of lively cafes. The city center was about a half hour walk, but it could be managed in much quicker time with nearby public transport.
A great place to stay!
Excellent host, comfortable room, lovely breakfast. Highly recommended!!
Great hosts and location. If you are looking for basic accommodations at a great price then this is it.
Phoebe and family were great hosts. The room is very nice and on the first floor with its own entrance and a bathroom on the same level. Very easy and comfortable. The neighborhood is unbeatable. I would stay in Prenzlauer Berg over Mitte any day, especially with transit so close, great restaurants on every corner nearby, and just about anything else you could hope for. This part of Prenzlauer Berg, in particular, is fantastic. Thanks, Phoebe!
This charming apartment is perfectly located on a quiet street next to a park. There are many shops and restaurants nearby, and it's easy to get to many of the tourist spots downtown. Phoebe and her husband were very welcoming and even left out a delicious breakfast for us in the mornings. Staying at this apartment definitely enhanced our stay in Berlin.
Large clean room and a perfect location close to small restaurants and just across a green park
Some noise from late restaurant guests if you sleep with your window open the window is at street level
Friendly welcome, great area, perfect for me! The area has loads of cafes and shops, and is interesting enough that you could spend a day wandering the streets just looking at the houses and drinking coffee. There is also a bike hire shop nearby or the pulbic transport is really easy to get into the centre and to the airports. Will definitely be back!
my first time in berlin, and we couldn't have stayed at a better place. wonderful neighborhood and very gracious hosts. thank you phoebe, lucy and ben!
Awesome location. Phoebe and her daughter are really cool, super friendly (unfortunately we did not get to meet the husband). The place near Prenzlauer Station is easy to come and go from! Thank you very much for your kind hospitality.