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Berliner, travel quite a bit in my job, like meeting new people, learning new things and discovering unusual stuff.
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Excellent place and neighborhood!
Pros: Neighborhood is absolutely perfect if you're looking for a lively area, with tons of restaurants and bars, but that is also quiet. The apt. is a very comfortable place and Ruben and Kim were great hosts. I'd definitely recommend this place to friends though there were a couple things I'd suggest as improvements first.
Cons: There were only a couple small things that were negative about my stay, but were significant enough to remove at least a star from this rating which would have otherwise been 5 stars. They're mostly easy things to fix so I hope that the owner will consider it for the next person.
1 - If you're sensitive to light, the bedroom has a window with no cover on it so it does get quite light early in the morning (provided Berlin isn't totally grey) and since the apt. is on the top floor. I'd recommend that Ruben add some blinds on that window.
2 - Shower head had no hook to hang it on, so it's basically a hose with shower head and you have to shower with one hand while holding the shower head with the other hand. That really wasn't comfy. I hope for the next person's sake that it gets fixed.
3 - The bed is comfortable, but I never got used to the pillows. Some large feather style pillows would be a welcome addition, as I never got used to the memory foam pillows which were quite stiff for me.
4 - The internet speeds are pretty slow compared to what you get in the SF. If you're planning on doing any serious web based work from here, you can count on slow upload/download speeds. If you're just doing basic email stuff, it should be fine. I
5 - There is nowhere to hang your clothes or anything, so I basically lived out of my suitcase. I'm pretty easy going when it comes to that, but most people might have a problem with that.
I had a great time and I'm a bit sad to be back home.
This is a very large, modern place in an excellent area across from a park and near the subway. It was quiet and super private. Everything in it is from IKEA, which some people might feel right at home with. Overall it was a good place to stay if you like a clean, spacious place in a great location.
The flat is truly great. Extremely spacious, very well equipped and awesome location. All the facilities are comfortable, the kitchen is very useful and the salon is just pure fun to sit at in the evening and watch a movie.
So yea, I recommend this flat. Don't miss it.
My wife and I spent a wonderful two weeks at Ruben's apartment in Kreuzberg. Ruben wasn't around, but his friend Kim provided lots of helpful advice and was available easily by email and phone. The apartment is bright and large enough for us to hang out and each have a separate work space. Kitchen is well equipped, internet works well, but be prepared for the 4th floor walkup. The neighborhood is really fantastic, lots of restaurants & shops, close to major shopping areas as well as cute little streets with boutique-y shops. Only drawback was lack of closet space or any place to hang clothes or towels other than the drying rack. But this wasn't a big problem for us.
Although we didn't meet given Ruben was traveling, we really enjoyed our stay at Ruben's place. The apartment is lovely; it has lots of space, is really well equipped, is well decorated, perfectly situated in Kreuzberg and was clean. The organization was simple and communication was flowing. I'd recommend Ruben's flat to anyone and would return any day.
Reuben's place in a word.....Awesome! It was our first time in Berlin and the location is brilliant...great quality cafes all over the place and a chilled neighbourhood, totally safe and don't miss beers on the bridge. Easy access to the sites of Berlin combined with comfortable lodgings..Also Rubens friend Kim provided an easy check in and great communication ....all round highly recommended.
It was a fantastic experience. Ruben's place was huge, airy and contained every amenity I could want. It was centrally located, within easy biking distance of everywhere I wanted to go. I couldn't recommend it more highly.
Great apartment location. Gets very hot in summer though!
We stayed in Ruben's apartment for three weeks and had a great time! Public transport is just 5 minutes walking distance and there are plenty of cafés, bars, and restaurants in the area. We will certainly consider to return next year for a repeat!
We lived here for 3 weeks and this apartment was PERFECT. The area looks a bit like Paris with pretty leafy streets and picturesque old buildings. There were fabulous cafes nearby (the pancakes at Schones Cafe are to die for) and the subway entrance was only a block and a half away. The apartment itself was beautiful and quiet. The bed (king-sized?) was comfortable and wide. The apartment had everything we needed and the washing machine worked very well. The apartment has huge windows, which makes the apartment feel very light and airy.
Ruben as well as his friends Kim and Eva were all very helpful and easy to communicate with about things.
Thanks for a fantastic stay!
everything ok with Ruben and his girlfriend Chiara. They respect and take care the house. They are very nice. I recommend them and I hope to host them again.
Unkompliziert und einfache Kommunikation. Top Gast!
Ruben hat die Wohnung super sauber und in perfektem Zustand hinterlassen! Alles wunderbar :)