Germany

Where to find weekly/ monthly Berlin apartment rentals

by Paul Joseph  |  Published May 27, 2020

Of all the cities in Europe, few have experienced such a tumultuous modern history as Berlin. But since the fall of the infamous Berlin Wall, the German capital has experienced a truly remarkable renaissance and is now widely considered to be one of the continent’s most vibrant, creative and fun places to visit, whether its for a weekend break or a more extended stay.

The iconic Brandenburg Gate in Berlin (Photo: Pawel via Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Berlin is a major hub for international students as well as free spirits keen to tap into the city’s creative vibes by spending extended periods here to both work and play. To cater for such visitors, Berlin is able to offer a huge number of residential apartments available for short-term rent. We’ve picked out three of the best online resources for finding the right one for you.

HousingAnywhere

Book at housinganywhere.com

After looking into all of the options, HousingAnywhere came out as our number one tip finding for mid-to long-term Berlin rentals of a month or longer. There’s something in the region of 1,000 rooms, studios and apartments listed for Berlin, with properties varying greatly in terms of their rates and locations. The website lets landlords advertise their rental properties and prospective tenants to search for them on the platform before completing their booking. It gives travellers planning to live in the city an opportunity to secure a fixed address, which can help with visa and job applications. Among the website’s most useful features are well-researched neighbourhood guides, new listing alerts, a Customer Service support team, and instant messaging functionality between landlords and renters. The cancellation policy allows full refunds for those who are unsatisfied with their property and alert the platform within 48 hours of their moving in date. Service fees are reasonable too, with a one-off charge equal to around 25% of a month’s rent.
Exberliner are a Berlin accommodation service operated by the city’s eponymous English-language magazine Exberliner. The service was founded it in 2003 with the aim of helping the magazine’s staff, contributors and friends to find housing in Berlin. Seventeen years later they are still successfully helping expats and international travellers navigate the bureaucratic hurdles involved in renting a flat in the German capital. Here you can find both short- and long-term rentals as well as rooms in shared flats. Despite the current housing market challenges, they remain committed to sustainable prices and fair practices, and you can trust they’ll try their best to help you find the most suitable match.

Booking.com

Book at Booking.com

One of the biggest and most respected online accommodation platforms, Booking.com list most of the world’s lodgings which can be searched for and then booked online with ease. On top of conventional hotels, the platform also lists a wide number of apartments for short-let rentals of a week or less. We conducted a search for these properties in Berlin for several dates and found a large assortment of available properties in all areas of the city. All bookings on the platform also come with a Best Price Guarantee and those searching can also peruse a detailed reviews section to see what previous guests have said about a property.