I am an American living in Berlin and loving it. My passions include biking, swimming, gardening, learning German and French and exploring Berlin and the surrounding countryside.
I spent a total of three weeks with Debbie this summer and the experience was wonderful. Immediately she made me feel at home. The bed and linens were cozy, the location was perfect (near public transportation) and Debbie was a wealth of knowledge about the city. I was nervous about staying with someone I didn't know for so long, but Debbie immediately put me at ease. I can't imagine having had a better experience.
The apartment is located in a quiet, tree-lined street, with wide sidewalks, just minutes from the subway and Ring trains. The area is also very ethnically diverse, with lots of opportunities to speak German (and Turk and Arabic and English....). I felt very safe in the area.
Debra's apartment is lovely and clean. My particular bedroom was large, and I especially liked the architectural details on the ceiling. The bathroom was also clean and comfortable (albeit very long and narrow). The washing machine was a god-send.
Debra is very charming and helpful. I learned a great deal about Berlin, and she offered helpful suggestions on less touristy sites to visit.
I would not hesitate to rent from Debra again. I certainly recommend her apartment. The smaller room is an especially good bargain.
This is a lovely apartment and Debra is a great host. It is spacious and clean and really close to the S- and U-Bahn. I cycled everywhere in Berlin and it was easy to get downtown on the pathway along the canal. Debra is very informed about travelling Berlin both cycling and by transit and gave great directions. She also had many recommendations on which museums and neighbourhoods to check out. She and Berlin (the cat!) were friendly and it was so refreshing to have a "home" to come back to each night.
It is a bit far from places to eat but very simple and fast to get to the centre of the city. There is also a beautiful lake that is a 15 minute bike ride away and a nice escape from the city for a day.
Debra is a remarkable, kind and thoughtful hostess and the room is spacious and beautiful. I recommand this place!!!!!
The host canceled my reservation 62 days before arrival.
We had a great stay in Berlin and this apartment is well placed – in an interesting part of town close-ish to the centre and very well connected by public transport.
Very good location, debbie was very nice, de room was very clean and exelent conditions, good bathroom
Debra was a fantastic host who made me feel welcome and very at home, yet she also managed to give me a lot of privacy. The flat is beautiful and set up in a convenient way - Debra has a separate living area for herself, so you only see her in the kitchen and sometimes the hall - this adds to the privacy, but also you can have a nice cup of tea together in the kitchen. She is also helpful at giving directions and suggestions for things to do. Kitchen is fully outfitted and you can cook up a decent meal in there. Bathroom is good with lots of hot water. The large bedroom where I stayed was enormous and very comfortable and the wifi always worked well. The flat was very clean and very beautiful. The area isn't exciting, but it feels safe, and her building is a two minute walk to the U-bahn and S-bahn. I had no trouble getting around the city from there, though you have to be okay with using public transit (or cabs) as it's a bit far out for a long walk home at night, at least from Postdamer Platz, which is where I was working when I was there. Still, that was only 15-20 minutes on the underground, so no big deal. Overall, the place felt like a fantastic find for the money and I would stay there again.
It was like home away from home. The room was very comfortable, Debra was kind and gave lots of advice for sightseeing. Public transit (U-Bahn and S-Bahn) is very close. Be prepared to eat downtown or cook; there is only a not so great Indian restaurant nearby and the grocery stores close early.
Debra was great and welcomed us, making us immediatedly feel completely at home. Its a beautiful airy and light space thanks to the large windows and high ceilings. We had use of a fully equipped kitchen and bathroom. Debra was always ready to offer helpful advice about the city and was full of ideas and recommendations that always turned out to be excellent. The apartment is super close to Wedding station and therefore bars and other nightlife are accessible by Berlins great public transport network, though Wedding itself is perhaps a little quieter in this respect, so partygoers be prepared to travel (only a little bit!) and have somewhere nice and quiet to return to! We would love to come back here and would wholeheartedly recommend Debra as a great host and her apartment as a lovely place to stay whilst exploring Berlin.
Debra a very beautiful woman, and her friend nice very nice. two friends very polite and tidy. it was a pleasure to host you in my house. I hope to meet you again.
Debra and his friend are verry friendly people they are perfect guest clean respectfull and really really sweet, i would really like to see them again.
Top traveller, experieced!!! great!
Although we were away that week-end, we can assert Debra was a perfect guest, easy to contact, clean and respectful. We had several contacts by phone and email, and Debra was great. I hope we'll meet her again and bonne chance pour la langue française! La prochaine fois : nous discuterons en Français avec grand plaisir!
As a friend of Debra, I can say that Debra is a very responsible, considerate and warm-hearted person. Her apartment is well-organized and clean with good vibes. I can really recommend to move in there as a roommate of Debra. The neighborhood is great, I live around the corner! The lake is fantastic, you forget you are in the city. Katia