Apartment in the heart of Berlin
Apartment in the heart of Berlin
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Nice 2 room appartment in a traditional old school Berlin building with high ceilings in the heart of Berlin in Prenzlauer Berg / Bötzow Kietz. There are many restaurants, stores and a beautiful Park less than a five minute walk away, and a six minute tramride from the Alexander Platz. Our neighbourhood is in an active and vibrant, yet civilized part of the city close to all the famous Berlin Landmarks. The 52 hectare park has several playgrounds and an outdoor cinema in the summer.

The space

1000 square foot (90 square meter) ground floor private apartment at the center of the city, with excellent public transportation access (even late at night) in a safe upsacale neighbourhood. The apartment is in a historic building and has 12 foot (3.5meter) high ceilings, and a brand new standalone gas tankless waterheater, so you will never run out of hot water when you are in the shower. Both the livingroom and the bedroom feature natural hardwood floors. The kitchen has a full sized refrigirator, a two burner induction cooking surface and brand new pots and cooking utensils as well as a microwave. In the large bathroom there is a full sized bathtub and shower. In order to make sure you get he proper rest, there is a solid wood frame bed (none of this ikea plywood) with premium mattresses. Like most apartments here, there is no AC, but because of the three foot thick walls, the Apartment stays nice and cool, even on the hottest summer days, and nice and warm in the winter. If you are bringing your children, please let us know and we will set up a childrens bunkbed or crib for them.

Guest access

This is a private apartment and all parts of the apartment are accesible to the guest.

Interaction with guests

I have both my Art Gallery and personal apartment nearby, so I would be immediately available should you need assistance with anything. Under normal circumstances though, unless you come by the Gallery during the day, we will only see each other at checkin and checkout.

Other things to note

Public transportation will get you everywhere easily, and Berlin is generally safer than most big cities during the day, but in the evening there are areas that should be avoided, and where the public transportation access is limited after a certain time. This is something to keep in mind when choosing a place, because one taxi ride due to missing the last train, if you are further out, will quickly eat up anything you may have saved by living further away from the center.


Business travel
This listing has essential business travel amenities.

Amenities
Wireless Internet
Kitchen
Iron

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 bunk bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 10AM
Self check-in with keypad and doorman

I like to keep it simple, so all I ask of guests is that they treat the place like they would like others to treat thier own, and to leave it in the same state as when they arrived.Please also take into account that although you are on vacation (which I want you to enjoy), most of the others in the building have work in the morning / young children, so please respect the quite hours where neighbours should not be able to hear each other (19:00-7:00). Doing this will allow me to continue hosting.
The Maximum occupancy is two adults and two children. (The children would count as additional guests) Please give us advance notice if you are bringing your children so we can put in the bunkbed for them.


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19 Reviews

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Lesley User Profile
July 2017
Jan was a very good communicator leading up and during the trip. He was informative and knowledgeable about Berlin and went out of his way to ask friends for advice if he wasn't sure. He pointed out the best places to go, nightlife, sight seeing, how to get there, essentials like the best local supermarkets etc. A really helpful guy. The apartment is in a superb location on the former East side, close to the tram/train, lovely little restaurants, bars, bakeries all within easy walking distance. The area is quite bohemian, relaxed and trendy. The apartment however was not what I was expecting from the pictures. I was disappointed. It is in an old building granted, but it had a musty smell to it when we first arrived. The picture of the outside is not what it looks like in reality. The reality is pink walls covered in graffiti from the front (graffiti being pretty common for Berlin I guess), but looks like an office from the outside and feels like one on the inside. I'm pretty sure it will have been one previously. It is clean, spacious as the advertisement suggests, but requires some serious updating in all rooms but especially in the kitchen and bathroom areas to look like the pictures portray it.
Jan User ProfileJan is a superhost.
Response from Jan:
Hi Lesley, I am sorry to hear that you felt that the pictures did not accurately represent the apartment, as I went out of my way to make sure that it did. (This quote from the review of one of the previous guests who is also a host: "Our stay is Berlin was great! The apartment is exactly as it is shown in the pictures and very well located in a nice and quiet neighbourhood with convenient transports to the centre.") Although there is no picture of the facade in the listing, just the neighbourhood, the outside of the building is indeed pink. (Not my choice). It is truly my sincere goal to ensure that guests have a wonderful experience, and that everything is accurately represented, and as you can see from the other reviews, this is the first time a guest has felt that this was not the case. All the same, I hope that overall your stay was enjoyable none the less.
July 2017

Gerald User Profile
June 2017
Very nice place perfectly located. Jan was very nice and helpful

Beth User Profile
May 2017
Jan was a great host, he is very friendly and welcoming! He gave us a great list of things to do during our stay and explained the best amenities to visit and the best way to get around the city! The apartment was amazing, so much bigger than the pictures show which was great and incredibly close to a mainline tram! We had a wonderful stay and would definitely recommend!!

Chris User Profile
September 2017
Jan's apartment was great for visiting the city. Very close to public transit, a couple stops from the city center. Safe neighborhood, apartment was spacious, and Jan was very helpful for recommendations. Can't go wrong staying here.

Masha User Profile
August 2017
Well located, very nice neighbourhood and a pleasent host!

Deborah User Profile
August 2017
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Berlin. Jan was great with communication and also hints and tips on what to do. The apartment is roomy and has great access to public transport. Thanks Jan!

Kelley User Profile
August 2017
Jan's place was great! It was way more spacious than we anticipated, with a huge living room and bedroom. It was great to be there in the humid summer because it was wonderfully cool inside. Jan was really accommodating and helpful. He was always open for contact and gave some great suggestions. The tram was closed when we visited, but the bus replacement service was still really close and got us where we needed to go. The neighborhood is so quiet and has bakeries/shops right around the corner to Jan's place.

Berlin, GermanyJoined in April 2017
Jan User ProfileJan is a superhost.
I have lived all over the world from Japan, to France, Canada and the US and travelled to many places inbetween, and have now found the best place in the world (Berlin of course). I have migrated from the Business world into the Art community and run a small gallery. I always enj…
Languages: Deutsch, English, Français, 日本語
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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