Berlin City Break - Stay in Budget Apartment Come2Friends

by mivvy

Berlin is jam packed with historical sights. No need to splash the cash during a weekend in Berlin especially when staying in budget apartment Come2Friends.

Come2Friends Apartment Hotel for All Budgets

A City Break to Berlin is very popular. Berlin is jam packed with historical sights and museum. No need to splash the cash during a weekend in Berlin especially when eating curry wurst bought from street vendors and staying in Come 2 Friends budget apartment hotel.

Tucked away in a courtyard off Potsdamerstrasse, Come2Friends City Apartment is as friendly as the name suggests. This budget hotel is just a two-minute walk from U-Bahnstation Bülowstraße. From this metro station swift direct trains whisk you off to Potsdamerplatz, Stadmitte and Alexanderplatz.

Potsdamerstrasse is a colourful street brimming with Turkish Doner Kebab outlets, down-to-earth curry sausage eateries and bakeries that serve big mugs of coffee alongside bread and pastries. Throw in a handful of all-purpose shops, a Lidle Supermakerket and you have a neighbourhood that caters for all your needs.

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How to Find Come2Friends

Turn left when you come out of U-Bahnstation Bülowstraße, Come2Friends budget apartment is on your right in Potsdamerstrasse 164. Push open the big brown door. Reception is at the back of the courtyard and open from 8am to 8 pm. If you arrive after 8 pm, ring the bell.

The Rooms in Come2Friends

Come2Friends consists of twelve apartments suitable for 2 to 3 persons. All aprtments are equipped with a kitchen unit, an electric hob, cooking pots, crockery and cutlery. In winter, the heating is on twenty-four hours, but there is no heating in the bathroom. Breakfast is not included in the room price. Order it before 4 pm if you want it at an extra €5 per person. One easy chair, three straight chairs and a small dining table make the room comfortable. Satellite Television and free wireless LAN connect you with the world.

Hand Luggage and Budget Airlines

Shopping in Berlin is great. The only problem is that when you are flying with one of the low-cost airlines your hand luggage cannot exceed 10 kilo at the most. How much you can stow away in your carry-on bags depends on the airline you are flying with. I always take this luggage scale. It is easy to carry and weighs my hand luggage accurately.

Service in Come2Friends

Staff speaks good English. You can buy a Berlin Welcome Card from reception, saving you the hassle of buying individual tickets for the metro and buses. The card also offers discounts in lots of shops, restaurants and museums. Reception can also arrange bike or car hire and theatre tickets. Check out is at 10 am. An extra I appreciated very much is the laundry service – one machine load is only €4.

My Recommendations for Come2Friends Apartment in Berlin

I found staying in Come2Friends very comfortable. The apartments overlook the courtyard which means no traffic noise. Having kitchen facilities meant that I could cook simple meals and save on costly restaurant bills. The location of Come2Friends was perfect for me; a lively neighbourhood with all amenities nearby and close enough to the centre so that I had all Berlin's sights at my fingertips.

Weekend Berlin from Checkpoint Charlie to Shopping
Weekend in Berlin – the Wall, Reichstag, Checkpoint Charlie Brandenburg Gate. Go shopping at Alexanderplatz, amble along Unter den Linden, admire or despise socialist architecture

1961 - 2011 The Berlin wall Fifty Years On
Waking up on Sunday 13 August 1961, Berliners discovered that Berlin had ceased to exist. Berlin Wall went up 50 years ago, now a top tourist attraction

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Updated: 03/04/2012, mivvy
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SeanMac on 03/19/2012

I have to add Berlin to my 'must see' list. Great info on accommodation!

barbarab on 08/31/2011

Thak Sie für eine gute Sicht auf Berlin
impressed? :)
dont be, its just bethard playing on the Bing translator page!
It says thank you for a good view of Berlin! what do you think Chef? for a computer, was it close?
but Mivvy, this one and the Weekend Berlin articles are very good!

graceonline on 08/31/2011

Though I doubt I will ever get to Berlin, it was interesting to read this page. I will remember it, should one of my traveling friends be going there in the next year or two.

mivvy on 08/30/2011

@chefkeem - I added a link to their website.

chefkeem on 08/30/2011

Sounds interesting. Do you have any price info on come2friends?

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