The "Karoviertel" is located right in the heart of everything relevant and interesting in Hamburg. Just 4 minutes from the Central Station by sub. Hamburg trade fair, the Schanzenviertel, the Reeperbahn and the port are just a few minutes walk away.
The house is part of an approx. 120 years old ensemble of working/middle class houses. This flat was entirely renovated in 2015, has an all new bathroom with (one pretty awesome) shower, has now partly exposed stucco, polished floorboards and new, shiny LED-lighting in some of the ceilings. The dining/living room is the common living and working area. (The kitchen/cooking facility is not part of the rental.)
Of course there is fast WiFi (VDSL50000) available for free. Even national phone calls (mobile & landline) are included. Office gear such as scanner, printer and Fax is at hand (on request). Your room is located on the sunny southern side facing a generous park with ping pong and basketball facilities. At night it is usually very quiet in this tiny street, so you can choose whether you like to leave the modern insulated windows open or not. You will have several types of cushions to choose from and oversized 155x220 cm duvets.
Sleeping room with own key. Bathroom also has a key. :)
Free use of ping pong gear and basketball. Free access to tons of books.
Living Room-Workspace on request or arrangement, since this is our (yours and my) common area. For now, the kitchen is not part of the rental. Maybe we'll have a chance to cook together.
Общение с гостями
I'll be here to let you in on your arrival and give you any information needed. Do not hesitate to ask me for information on Hamburg or for an espresso or a little sip of rum.
I recently completed a degree in tourism, so I'll be happy to help out with everything you might need or want to know. If we come along and I've got time, I can even give you a personal harbor boat tour using our dense network of public transport or a landbased tour of whatever you like to see.
For airport pickups or long nights out there are taxis with known drivers available.
- If you let me know very well in advance (e.g., while booking), you can check in 24/7.
- Check out should usually be until noon (12:00). If you need longer, just ask - except for there
is other guests waiting it shouldn't be a problem.
- Let me know if you'll be arriving later than announced. I'll be waiting for you if possible at all.
- Keys to take with you only against deposit (e.g. 50 € cash, wallet, passport)
- Pets are not allowed, sorry.
- Remember that stealing not only gives bad karma, but will be reported to the police and airbnb.
- Turn off heating, light and electric devices when not in use or leaving the room and close windows when leaving the house
- No extensive or illegal up- or downloads or any irregular use of the free WiFi, the phone, the smart tv and the office gear. ("Violators will be shot - survivors will be shot again..." ;)
Seriously: national regulations must be absolutely adhered to and violations are consistently pursued.
- The kitchen and living room area is usually closed at night.
- Breakfast only on request (the night before). Additional costs (donation for scholarship) according to what's in pantry and fridge. (e.g., 2 Eggs to taste, Toast, Cheese, Jam&Jelly, an Orange-Banana Smoothie and a Latte Macchiato might be around one and a half handfuls of euros)
- The kitchen has some delicate glass and wooden surfaces, which need to be treated nicely.
Everything kitchen, breakfast and free coffee actually only available when I am here.
- Smoking to a veeery limited extent (e.g., one cigarette after dinner or with the rum when it's really raining cats'n'dogs) with a window open can be talked about. - Non-smokers, don't worry, if so, the appartment doesn't smell from smoke at all as serious non-smokers confirmed again recently. ;)
I just finished my graduation as Tourism Specialist to add to my skills - I am a Dive Instructor, Biologist, DJ, Geographer, went to Universities and an Audio Engineering School for a while - there's so much in the world to learn and to find out that I've never been able to finally decide for only one topic.
Thus, I think I can tell I am an openminded (ok, everybody says so, but just come here and... ;) person.
I worked and lived in Central America for a German School project for more than ten years, do absolutely love organic & fair trade espresso and coffee. I picked and processed the best highland arabicas all the way from bean to cup and even brought German teenagers there doing the same in a village in Costa Rica's southern Pacific region.
In order to let indigenous and native teenagers attend high school, I still have a scholarship in Costa Rica going on. For this project I'm selling some espresso, sugar and rum from overseas. You will be able to try some of each!
Here at my place in Hamburg, usually there is a good coffee included. As a rule of thumb, two espressi or one latte per person per day for free, as long as I'm here. :)
Hostwise: I thoroughly know my city and especially the area around the hip "Karoviertel" (Karolinenviertel) with all the nearby public transport, the port of Hamburg (the second biggest of Europe), the St. Pauli bars, the Reeperbahn, the scenic beaches, the rivers Elbe and Alster, the Dom, the Hamburg Messe (the trade fair), the Schanzenviertel, Planten un Blomen (park), the University and so on.
It's all here, just ask me and I'll be happy to guide you there or to tell you how to get in after office hours or whatever your desires are. My aim is to satisfy my guests and to be happy in return!
Guestwise: I love to meet people. I love to find out things I like - or to find out that not. Both is cool. Trying and communicating are two of the magic words. I love beaches and clear, warm water with colorful fish in (regrettably, there is a lack of the latter in Hamburg...)
I highly respect people living in harmony with nature, not harming the environment or others, maybe even self-sustaining... I do see myself in twenty years somewhere warm and sunny, with a garden or a dock over crystalclear water behind my little house. You will be welcome there, too!