Passionate about travelling the world (have been to a couple of countries in Europe, Africa and Asia), entrepreneurship, sustainable development and pocketvillage, the online travel start-up I founded with a few friends. And I love Berlin.
I had a overall good time, the apt is very nice clean and neat. The apt is also good located with approximately 10m walk to the train.
Based on the amenities I was expecting to share the living room area with a TV.
But I was wrong, cause I never felt invited in it. So i spent the entire stay in my bedroom.
The owners are very nice and courteous, but they keep a certain distance, which can be good or bad depending on your own personality and what you are looking for. As a solo traveler I could have used a bit more friendly guidance. It would have been nice, but maybe for others, that would be fine.
Flo & Kristin are the coolest hosts that have ever lived.
I've stayed with a lot of folks in my time and never enjoyed my experience as much as with these guys. They're cool. Super-cool. My worry for you is only that you're not cool enough for them.
We stayed for a month and quickly became housemates, and then friends. They're a social bunch and were really happy to have us join them and meet their friends. We shared beers and cooked dinner for each other. It really rocked.
It's a big, beautiful apartment. Great bed, bathroom, kitchen.
It's a 7 minute walk to the U-bahn and S-bahn. 15-minute walk to the call-a-bike (we used that most). They're not _in_ the hippest blocks or the tourist blocks, but it's a super-awesome place to live, if you're looking to _live_, which you should.
If you're staying for a short time, they're obviously super-helpful and good at directing you towards bars/clubs, good sights to see, and know how to get around.
My boyfriend and I spent 3 nights at Florian and Kristin's home and wish we could've stayed longer! The room and apartment were wonderful...very spacious and clean, even better than the pictures. :) The neighborhood was great as well: we were right down the street from plenty of restaurants and shops, and getting to the city center was easy.
Florian was a great host - we mentioned that we were interested in the Berlin startup scene and he invited us to his office to meet his team, which was a wonderful opportunity. Also, when we first booked the room, we had to adjust the dates of our stay and the price went up slightly after re-booking, but Florian and Kristin were quick to offer a refund to reflect the original price. They were perfect hosts who went above and beyond to make the most of our stay, and we would recommend them to anyone!
Me and my wife Patricia stayed one month at Florian and Kristin's home. We just moved from Lisbon to Berlin to start new jobs, so we needed a place to stay before finding an apartment. As soon we arrived we were amazed with the space of the room and the apartment. Florian and Kris have a lovely taste in what comes to decoration and we were surprised with some of the details we found.
We had lots of amenities, cooking, dishwasher, washing/drying machine, fast internet connection, coffee machine, balcony, lots of markets and shops near, transports at fast walking distance. Everything was clean and tidy. As we were starting a new life in Berlin we had to deal with same paperwork, we ask some directions to Florian and Kris and they were always always ready to help us. Everything went well, they became from hosts to friends for me and Patricia, and thanks to them our start in Berlin couldn't have been better. They treated us with very respect and kind, invited us to some parties and bars. We had great time to share lots of stories and culture. I strongly recommend and support the Harkort's in airbnb. See you guys around soon :-) Thanks for everything. Antonio and Paty
Sehr schönes Zimmer in schöner, sauberer Altbauwohnung. Sehr empfehlenswert.
Die "Harkorts" :) waren wirklich tolle Gastgeber! Wir wurden sehr herzlich aufgenommen und haben uns auch sofort wohl gefühlt. Das Zusammenleben mit den Beiden hat sehr gut funktioniert :) Die Wohnung ist nicht von schlechten Eltern, gepflegt, sauber und sehr gut gelegen. Sie liegt zwischen den S-Bahn Stationen Bornholmerstraße und Schönhauser Allee. Rewe, die Schönhauser Arkaden und Lidl sind schnell zu erreichen! Unser Zimmer war groß, hell und freundlich - einfach zum Wohlfühlen. Die Beiden haben Geschmack und das kann man in jeder Ecke der Wohnung sehen!
I know Florian through work, he has once been my boss :-) und became a very very good friend who's airbnb hospitality I could experience in many moments: be it that he invited all friends over for a huge dinner to welcome his new airbnb guests, or that he often joint us in Berlin with his airbnb guests during our party-nights out - Florian has always been the perfect dream-host you could probably wish for coming to a city that you don't know and wanting to experience it the fullest, but with locals and their expert-advises.
Florian is a great person, and I've seen him building and growing his startup. Also I've stayed at his place and it's a very nice apartment in Berlin. I can only recommend to stay with him and his wife.
Awesome planner, reliable colleague, great friend & able to hold his own drink - that says all, doesn't it? ;-)
Now a long-time friend and colleague of Florian I have also had the pleasure of being his guest on many occasions in Berlin (and even in another life in Stuttgart). Florian and Kristin are a lovely, trustworthy, honest, open (and many other positive words) and simply fantastic hosts. The room and the apartment are quick amazing, open, comfortable, clean and any guest should enjoy his/her visit without any worries. Book and you won't be sorry!
Florian is purely awesome! A smart brain, driven by passion for his company and his wife. He is a travel addict.
I've known Florian for 17 years now and will happily provide a reference for him and his fiancée, Kristin. We first met in high school and now work together in Berlin.
Florian is an easy-going and laid-back person. He is really well-travelled and full of curiousity about all kinds of topics, from development cooperation to the world of start-ups, from Mediterranean cuisine to contemporary art. Kristin likewise is a very sweet and kind person who you will get along with easily.
Their apartment is simply gorgeous: absolutely beautiful and in a perfect location for anyone who wants to explore Berlin.
You will find Florian and Kristin to be perfect hosts and guests!