Pension Micheal is located in one of the most central area of Berlin. In the area there are many restaurants, bars and pubs. Mosty not german. The payment must be done in advance via a bank transfer to the Pension's owner (he is very funny and pleasent!!). The room is for 2 people.
It is in one of the best part of Berlin, much Cafè and Restaurant, Pub.It's also not noisy. Rooms are clean and cool. The owner is very helpful. S-Bahn and U-Bahn five to ten minutes away. Very good!
Mr Grobler is a great person. The appartments are clean and calm. I don't regret any euros :) Don't hesitate anymore !
It was very quiet inside the pension and in the surroundings. The most appreciated was to have not more than +22C degrees in our room when it was almost +40C outside (there was no conditioner but the room stayed cool anyway), the fridge was very useful too as cold drinks were just necessary. I loved a small kitchen in the room. It's especially comfortable if you travel with kids I believe.
Maybe it was not hotel's location but bad luck. The pension is located not far from Schönhauser Alle metro station which one together with the next one towards the center of Berlin were under renovation until the 11th of November 2010. It was not comfortable to wait for substitute busses and then change for metro especially as the busses were out of traffic at times. We had to pay too much for the taxi rides within our stay. All the trips from the hotel took too much time every time because S-Bahn didn't help for destinations we took. This location next to Mauer park is in general great for those who want to relax and hang out in bars and restaurants in Prenzlauer Berg, it's a bit too far from everything if you want to go sight seeing
Very clean, quiet, tv....
Shame I couldn't reserved rooms with credit card....He only takes cash payment.....
Location: very close to Mauer Park where there is a lively flea market on Sundays; also close to many bars and restaurants in the Prenzlauer Berg district. This is definitely one of the nicest areas in Berlin if you like to enjoy a drink and food in a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere. The room was clean and spacious, and the private bathroom and kitchen are an extra luxury that is not always available in this price category.
Noise: the rooms face the inner garden of an apartment complex, where every sound seemed to be enhanced ten times. We were woken up early every morning from the noise. So: excellent location for people that want to get up early for full-day sightseeing etc., but less ideal for those that want to enjoy the Berlin nightlife and sleep-in.
Very good location, close to U and S Bahn. Huge bathroom, good kitchen facilities etc. You could really set up base there for a while and be self-sufficient. The cost appeared to be reasonable.
The financial and booking arrangements were awkward. Michael wanted half the total cost in advance including part of a cleaning fee. This involved me sending 48 euros to a specified account in Germany. I had to pay $20 Australian to my bank as an additional fee . Michael emailed back saying 36 euros had arrived. When I arrived in Berlin, I rang him on his mobile as requested and found my way to the Pension which is in a bright orange building clearly labelled. He wasn't there and arrived about 30 minutes later after I had rung every bell, knocked on every door and made enquiries of everyone around. He could not explain the missing 12 euros, trying to shift the blame on to my bank. I like the booking.com approach and this was an aberratio