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Maik owns a guest house in a suburb of Gelsenkirchen with a few different rooms. The location is not too far from the city center by public transport, but is mostly a peaceful suburb and industrial area. Since Maik was around the train station when I arrived, he was nice enough to pick me up from the station which was much appreciated! I was there for a festival which was about 45 minute walk away(10 euro taxi return in the night). I also visited the zoo which is just 30 minutes walking.
This room has two beds and perfect for two people, but still a great value if only one person. The single beds are comfortable and there is a really nice TV in the room too. It should be noted that there are actually two bedrooms in this unit, so you may or may not have the whole place to yourself depending on if the other one is booked or not. If the other is booked you'll be sharing bathroom and kitchen with the other resident. This was no problem for me. Another couple booked the other room while I was there for the same festival but I rarely saw them.
The apartment is clean and simply furnished with a kitchen and utensils for cooking if you like. Maik also supplies beer, water, tea, coffee and beverages already stocked in the refrigerator for a small extra cost. I was running out of clean clothes and inquired about a washing machine, and Maik had my laundry done in a machine that's in another unit. Both Maik and his girlfriend are really nice this way and Maik was always easy to contact by phone if I needed anything.
Overall this apartment is comfortable and a great value if visiting Gelsenkirchen. If I return again for the same festival someday I would happily stay here again.
We stayed only 1 night at Maik's place and it was comfortable and clean. Near to tram station and quiet place to stay.
Maik was also very friendly and helped us to discover Gelsenkirchen.
Response from Maik:
Vielen Dank für Euren Aufenthalt. Ihr seid sehr nette und kurzweilige Gäste gewesen. Ich würde mich freuen Euch wieder zu sehen.
Gruß Maik :)
A great place. It's very easy to get from the highway. Very well connected and close to shopping centers. Easy to park. Maik is a very nice guy. Do not put any kind of problems. Room super-clean. It is impossible to find fault with this experience. If you travel to Gelsenkirchen, I recommend this accommodation. Will be fine.