stayed there for a couple of nights this winter. the apartment, quite small studio, was clean and well equipped in an aging block of flats. had a good shower, and heating and hot water both worked. the promised internet connection did not work despite the helpful management's attempts but we received a cash refund. this seemed fair if somewhat unprofessional.
despite the competitive rate, the biggest turn-off and the reason for not recommending this to a friend is the apartment's location: in the wintertime, at least, there was nothing of interest nearby. no corner shops or restaurants, bars, or anything. wanting a late-night snack required walking all the way to alexanderplatz.
this place might be good if one wanted to attend the museums and old buildings that are plentiful within comfortable walking distance, especially on a nice summer day, but for a more contemporary cultural experience this is really a bad choice.More