Places to stay in Berlin for 10 weeks?
April 8, 2010 6:47 PM Subscribe
Help! Where can I find a place to stay in Berlin for 10 weeks?
posted by mattkh to travel & transportation around Berlin, Germany (5 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Long-time reader of MeFi, first time asker.
I'm going on a work placement/internship in Germany over the summer from July until mid-September, in Dahlewitz.
It was recommended that I seek accommodation in Berlin , except I have no idea where to start. I was specifically told to look at Lichterfelde, Lankwitz, Mariendorf, Marienfelde and Lichtenrade, but I hear transport links are good so really anywhere in Berlin would do.
I'm a student without too much money, and I'd rather not share a room with a stranger if possible for security reasons (laptop etc.). That said, I'm not at all against youth hostels or anything like that.
The trouble is, I speak very little German, so I'm finding it very difficult to navigate the good apartment-finding websites. All the websites in English that I've found are very expensive.
The company I'm going to is British-based and I've already spoken to my boss whose English is excellent, so I don't expect it to be too much of a problem whilst I'm there (as an aside, if anyone has good learning-German resources to recommend I'd be very appreciative, because I do want to make an effort).
I'm starting to panic a little, because this will be the first time I've been abroad on my own, let alone for a considerable length of time, and I haven't even found a place to live yet!
Anyway, any help anyone might have is very much appreciated. Thank you, x.