About this listing
Beautiful, fully equipped studio in Prenzlauerberg, Driesenerstr.5, composed by a spatious bedroom, a bathroom with black a and white tiles and a lovely, functional kitchen. And most of all, a garden terrace, ideal to have breakfast outdoor
Beautiful, fully equipped studio in Prenzlauerberg, Driesenerstr.5, composed by a spacious bedroom, a bathroom with black a and white tiles and a lovely, functional kitchen. And most of all, a garden terrace, ideal to have breakfast outdoor in the green of the court. Babies Welcome! We have a baby cot.
All over the apartment, with exception of the bathroom, you have an elegant fish-bone parquet. The kitchen is fully equipped with all possible tools for cooking.
In the bedroom, you have a bed designed by a local artist, table with danish design chairs, a sofa and a couple of retro wardrobes.
All over the apartment, on the walls you have posters, lithographies and photos made by my artist friends!
If the sun shines, the garden terrace is the ideal place to sit down and have breakfast surrounded by the green, read the newspaper or just take a nap.
The apartment is also equipped with a laundry / dryer, wireless internet, and it is situated just 6 min. walk fro S/U Schönhauser Allee in a peaceful side street. Restaurants and bars just two street numbers away, or 2 min. walk in the Kopenhagenerstr. Several supermarkets, organic and normal ones, are also one minute away from the apartment.
IMPORTANT: Being a studio apartment, it is ideal for a couple. However, over the last years we have hosted many times with success groups of three people, or families with one child. The third person can either sleep in the bed with the other two (it's king size), or, maybe more comfortably, on two mattresses positioned one on top of the other on the parquet, just beside the big bed. For children up to 4 years we offer a baby cot.
NOTE FOR SMOKERS: This is a no-smoking apartment. However, the presence of a garden terrace makes it ideal for smokers, that can enjoy their cigarettes in the garden.
For the visitors of the Berlin Fair (Berlin Messe):
The apartment, although apparently far on the map, is also well connected to the fair Berlin-Messe, that can be reached with the S-bahn line S42 in just 25 minutes. The apartment is also reachable directly from the airport Schönefeld without having to change train, by means of S-bahn S9. The airport Tegel is even closer, approx. 25 minutes journey, if not less.
Other things to note
SINCE JAN 1st 2014 BERLIN HAS INTRODUCED A "TOURIST TAX" (5% of the Netto Price + VAT) THAT HAS TO BE PAID DIRECTLY TO THE APARTMENT OWNER. This Tax is not included in the price paid through Airbnb, because people coming to Berlin for work purposes are freed from it. If you are subjected to it, I WILL CALCULATE THE TAX AMOUNT FOR YOU AND LET YOU KNOW BEFORE YOU COME TO BERLIN.
(There's no reason to worry: It's usually not a lot, between 10€ and 25€ per booking, depending on the total amount)
More infos below:
Information for visitors on Berlin’s hotel occupancy tax
What is being taxed?
As of 1 January 2014, the federal state of Berlin will collect a hotel occupancy tax on
all overnight stays in hotels in Berlin. A “hotel” includes any type of short-term, paid
accommodation, and the tax is due whether or not the hotel guest actually spends
the night in the room.
If a room is reserved, but the guest cancels the reservation before arrival, the
occupancy tax is not charged.
If the guest is in Berlin on business, the occupancy tax is not charged.
In this case, the guest must give the hotel satisfactory proof that his or her stay is for
business reasons. This proof must be provided at the latest by the time the guest
leaves the hotel.
If the bill is made out to the guest’s employer or is paid directly by the employer, or if
the reservation was made by the employer, no further proof is required.
Written confirmation from the employer, including the name and address of the
employer and the duration of the stay, or written confirmation from the guest
(including the same information) can also serve as proof.
People who are self-employed or are owners or co-owners of a company can provide
comparable proof. This could also be a written statement that includes the guest’s
income tax identification number.
Providing information to a hotel to prove that a stay is business-related is voluntary.
If the guest does not want to provide proof to the hotel, he or she can pay the tax and
then apply to the relevant tax office to have the tax reimbursed. Proof that the stay
was business-related must then be provided to the tax office.
If more than one person is staying in the room, the hotel must ask for proof from each
one of them.
Who is liable for the tax?
The hotel is responsible for collecting the tax and passing it on to the federal state of
How much is the tax?
The occupancy tax is 5% of the price of the hotel room (without extras, such as
meals, items from the minibar, the use of hotel services and facilities not included in
the room price, etc.).
Driesenerstr. 5, 10439 Berlin (Prenzlauerberg)
Beautiful, fully equipped apartment in Prenzlauerberg, Driesenerstr.5, fish-bone parquet, new kitchen and bed, garden, laundry / dryer, wireless internet, just 6 min. walk fro SU Schonhauser Allee in a peaceful side street. Restaurants and bars just around the corner.
How to get there
A) From airport Schönefeld
Take the S-bahn S9 (40 min) directly till S-Schönhauserallee. Alternatively, take the train (22 min) till Alexanderplatz. Once in Alexanderplatz, follow the “U” signs and change with the U2, direction Pankow. After four stations, get off at station Schönhauserallee. Take the Dänenstr, after 4 streets you will cross the Driesenerstr.
B) From airport Tegel
Take the bus X9 or 109 till S-bahn Jungfernheide. Here take the “ring” S-bahn S41 direction Gesundbrunnen and get off at Schönhauserallee. Take the Dänenstr, after 4 streets you will cross the Driesenerstr.
C) From Train Station Haupbtahnhof
Catch one of the S-bahn in direction Alexanderplatz and get off at Alexanderplatz. Here change for the U2 (see point A)
D) from Train and S-bahn station Gesundbrunnen. (Approx. 1km walk)
Take the Behmstr, cross the bridge, now you are walking on the Schivelbeinerstr, the Driesenerstr is then the second street on the left.
please also check the website bvg. de for more detailed information.
How to enter the apartment
The apartment is on the other side of the court, ground floor, left side.
The password is witten on the router.
When leaving, please leave the keys inside the apartment.
If experience problems closing the door without the key:
1) Go back inside
2) Open the window in the bathroom
3) Close the door and then throw the keys inside the bathroom from outside.
4) Pull the window of the bathroom towards you so that it remains half-closed.
Food rests, garbage and empty bottles
Unless you are running late to the airport... it would be nice if you could find the time to remove any food rests from the fridge and to take downstairs the garbage and all the empty bottles. With respect to bottles, remember that here in Germany there is often a caution on plastic bottles and beer glass bottles up to 25 cents each. Inside the supermarket REWE, in the Schivelbeinerstr., you will find the machine where to get this money back.
Please recycle during your stay in the flat. Use a separated bag for all plastic and metal packaging and for paper. When leaving the flat, throw the paper in the blue bins, and packaging in the yellow bins in the court, respectively.
Here you can also throw away glas bottles without a caution. Please notice that transparent glas has a different bin than green/brown (grün/braun) glas. To get the deposit of beer bottles etc back, you can use the machine at the entrance of supermarket REWE, in the Schivelbeinerstr.
The energy that you will consume in this flat is 100% green, i.e. obtained from renewable sources like wind and sun. It is obviously more expensive that the non-green one. Please support my engagement for environment by switching off the lights when you don’t need them.
Unless it's really cold outside, there is no need to keep the heating at his maximum: the flat is perfectly isolated, and needs little heating. Depending on the season, please switch it off or put it to the minimum when leaving the flat in the morning. Please switch it off completely before leaving the flat, unless it's freezing. In this case set it to the minimum.
City-Funk: 21 02 02 _Funk-Taxi Berlin: 26 10 26_Quality Taxi: 26 3000 or (phone number hidden) (freecall) _Spree-Funk: 44 33 22_TaxiFunk Berlin: 44 33 22 _Taxi-Ruf Würfelfunk 0800-Cabcall: (phone number hidden) (freecall)
For short journeys (less than 2Km), there is a fixed fare of 4 euros. You have to say “Kurzstrecke” to the driver at the beginning of the journey.
Rent a bike
The cheapest place to rent a bike is: PrenzlbergerORANGE bikes, Kollwitzstr. 37, Tel (phone number hidden), open daily 12am-6 pm, price: 6 eur for 24 hours plus a deposit of 20 eur for each bike.
Bring an ID card with you.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
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