Questions to Absolut Berlin

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Do I have WiFi in my room?

Yes and it is free. The Guest House provides a WiFi Network consisting of 1 x DSL Router, 1 x Repeater, 1 x LAN Router and another repeater. All rooms should have enough WiFi connectivity for major internet activities. I spend ages setting it up! Now I am very proud that it works 😉

Currently not all apartments are provided with WiFi access points. You can find this information in the descriptions of the apartments of your choice. If required we can provide a wireless USB stick on loan. However many of the surrounding cafes and restaurants do offer free to use WiFi.

Where can I park my car?

The pension is situated in a quiet residential street. Parking next to the road is only possible with resident parking permitt or per charge for short time parking from the ticketing machine. We do advice to use the parking garage of Schönhauser Allee Arkaden. You can find this monitored car park in Greifenhagenerstrasse, just 150 meters away from the guest house, directly at the S-Bahnhof Schönhauser Allee. Parking for 24 hours is currently charged with eight Euros.

Parking on the street in front of our apartment in Berlin Mitte is possible, but has to be paid via parking machine also. Cheaper and not far away there is a car parking garage right under the Kulturbrauerei (cultural brewery). 24 h tickets for parking there cost five Euros on weedays or seven Euros on weekends.

Do I need an environmental badge?

Since 01.01.2008 Berlin has a so called “Umweltzone”, i.e. environmental or green zone. Since 01.01.2010 only cars with a green badge are allowed to drive in certain parts of the city. The zone can be found here: Green Zone

However you are allowed to drive to the guest house without a badge when you manage to avoid driving through the zone. The guest house itself is right outside the green zone.
If you want to buy an environmental badge use this link: Buy Environmental Badge. The online order costs 9,90 Euro.

Where do I take my breakfast?

We provide no breakfast in the guest house itself. However, numerous cafes and bakeries are located in close proximity to the guest house. We recommend SPREEGOLD for really tasty, fresh and healthy breakfast close by.
Furthermore, you may use our community kitchens for breakfast preparation. Brewed coffee and tea drinks are for free.

What are community kitchens?

A special service of Absolut Berlin are the two community kitchens in the guest house. Guests share the use of the kitchens. Smaller meals can be prepared and food be cooled, or be stored. They are fully equipped kitchens, each with crockery, cutlery, glasses, cups, microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker and kettle. Salt, pepper, sugar, coffee powder and tea bags are provided free of charge

What are shared bathrooms?

Shared bathrooms are private, individual bathrooms with shower, sink and toilet, accessible through the hallway. Several rooms share the use of these baths. The baths are each located near to the rooms. The guest house has a sufficient number of bathrooms on each floor. Even at full capacity, there are no waiting periods. The bathrooms are cleaned several times during a day. The shared use of bathrooms and toilets are an important part of our concept providing you with guaranteed low room rates throughout all seasons.

Here you can see the flor plan of the bathrooms in the front building of the Pension:

When do I have to pay?

When booking via the Internet, you must provide a credit card number. As with a rental car reservation also, this information is used solely as security for the reservation. Your credit card won´t be charged. You simply have to pay in cash, by debit or credit card when you check-in.

At what time can I check in?

Check-in is possible from 14:00h to 18:00h. In some cases, you can also check in earlier. Please call us if you want to check in prior 14:00h or later than 18:00h. Usually it is also possible to bring in your bags sooner than 14:00h. So you can enjoy an early day in Berlin without stress.

When do I have to check out?

You should have cleared the room by 11:00h. This is the time we begin to do our cleaning work for the next guests. In some cases it is also possible to stay a little longer. This would be on additional cost and in consultation with the reception, which coordinates the cleaning personnel.

Where can I deposit my luggage?

Berlin Central Train Station (and others) offers travelers the ability to store luggage safely and comfortably. The opening times for the baggage area is daily 6:00 to 22:00 h (bag lockers operate 24 hours). Currently, the fees are five Euros per full day. You will find the baggage area on the first floor on the east side of the hall. More info can be found here: Luggage Storage Berlin

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