Miniloft - Unique Loft Apartment, Prizewinning Architecture

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Last updated: 11/23/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

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Miniloftmitte's downtown studio apartment is (45 sqm /450 sqft) is located in a stunning, prize winning building that combines a new building with renovation of an existing structure from the nineteenth century. The architects/designers are also the owners of the apartment, and have their own apartment in the building with their family. Architecture buffs love it here!

The apartment allows you full independence while enjoying your stay in Berlin in a unique atmosphere. The generous floor plan allows you to indulge in the modern luxury of pure space. The apartment is equipped with everything you need, and we provide all-organic products and cleaning supplies.

All major public transportation routes can be easily reached from this central location, and so many Berlin attractions are within walking distance (Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag, Alexanderplatz, Berlin Wall museum).

There are supermarkets and excellent restaurants and cafes within five minutes walk.

The Building - Phase 1: Britta Jürgens and Matthew Griffin, the architects who run the minilofts, also developed and designed the buildings.

The miniloft building was built on the property Hessische Str. 5 in two phases from 2001 – 2004. It is a complex interweave of renovation and new construction.

When they bought the property in 1999, the rear wing which now houses the classic minilofts was a run down building from the 1890's typical of Berlin Mitte.

In the first phase the architects completely transformed the narrow original wing by renovating the existing apartments.

The Building - Phase 2: In the second phase, the modern miniloft building (bender), was constructed in the overgrown bomb site at the front of the property. Its three bent stainless steel ribbons embrace the existing rear wing behind and navigate between the buildings on either side.

The building has received several prizes, and been internationally published in many magazines and books.


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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • 450 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Concierge
  • Staff


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    So you don't have to hire a sherpa to carry everything you need to bring with you, we can provide a few useful items for your little ones free of charge: Cutlery, bowls and cups Step to help smaller guests reach the bathroom sinks High chair Stroller for toddlers Baby bath Baby bed and bedding Miniloft's own kid's activity pack to keep your youngsters entertained If you need anything else, you just need to ask!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Strictly no smoking...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Pets generally allowed. Fee for extra cleaning. Please contact us for more information....moreless

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Each apartment has a bath tub. We have aids for those in wheelchairs. Please contact us for more information....moreless

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5

  • Extroverted: 1 queen, 3 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • The modern extroverted miniloft features a spectacular south facing 12 meter (40 ft.) glass curtain wall running the length of the spacious (45 sqm / 450 sq ft) apartment. The apartment comfortably sleep 3-4 adults or a family of 5. There is floor heating, and an elevator in the New building. The Old building is to the rear of the property and therefore a little quieter. There is no elevator in the Old building...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


Other Amenities

  • The miniloft is non smoking, and equipped with modern amenities including highspeed wireless internet connection for your laptop, cable TV, telephone, kitchenette, bathroom, queen-sized bed, couch and dining area, and an on site self serve laundry....moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television:

    Flat screen TVs in every apartment...moreless

  • Video Library:

    You can borrow our DVD player and there's one of Berlin's best video stores around the corner - feel free to use our account....moreless


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Roller Blading
  • Swimming


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Dryer in Old building basement provided free of charge...moreless

  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Garage:

    Elevator style parking garage. 12 EUR per night...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Underfloor heating in the New building. Traditional radiators in the Old building...moreless

  • Internet:

    Free Wi-Fi. Ethernet cables also available...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone:

    Free local calls....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Towels can be exchanged for clean ones whenever you wish...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Coin operated communal washing machine in Old building basement. Washing powder and liquid provided free of charge...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    No charge for wireless!...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Stove-top mocha machine and coffee press in each loft. Organic coffee provided...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items:

    We provide everything you need, including coffee, tea, oil, vinegar, sugar etc. Cleaning products are also provided....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $21.19
  • Tax Rate 7%


Rates are flexible, please contact us for current rates and availability. Average: €115/night

Rates vary according to length of stay and number of people, between 90-210 EUR/night.

Children under 2 years of age are free!

Extra charges for credit cards apply.

Other units may be available on this property, please inquire.

Payment is due in cash upon arrival (EC/Maestro handled as cash). For credit card payment there is a 5% surcharge. If you would like to make a wire transfer in advance, please let us know.

Prices do not include 5% City Tax on private overnight stays in the city. Please click here for more information:

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Last updated: 11/23/2015
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8 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Tegel airport
2 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Naturkundemuseum /Hauptbahnhof, main train station

Car: Not Necessary

Miniloftmitte is located in the Heart of Berlin's historic center, in the popular gallery district. Main points of interest such as the Brandenburg Gate and the Parliament Buildings are only 15 minutes walk away. The famous 'Scheunenviertel' culture and night life scene is just around the corner, as are many art galleries and museums. The nearest subway station (Naturkundemuseum) is a three minute's walk, and there are four stations within a 10 minute walk.

Other Activities: Shopping, galleries, museums, restaurants, nightlife... the best of Berlin.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2003

About: We are architects who run the minilofts - we also developed and designed the building. We also live in the building in our own apartment, with our two kids Theo and Odile. We took care of every detail so that you can have a wonderful stay in Berlin! -Britta Jürgens and Matthew Griffin

Why Mitte:
We built the Minilofts on a partially destroyed lot (from WWII), close to the former line of the Berlin Wall. After the wall fell, East Berlin was a thrilling place, full of opportunity and energy. And 20 years later, it still is! Only now there are plenty of shops, galleries and restaurants in the neighborhood.

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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, italian, dutch

Guestbook comments from the property manager

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  • Extroverted miniloft

    Extroverted miniloft

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  • Classic apartment

    Classic apartment

  • A range of kid's stuff is available to borrow for free.

    A range of kid's stuff is available to borrow for free.

  • Introverted apartment

    Introverted apartment

  • Well-equipped kitchens in all lofts

    Well-equipped kitchens in all lofts

  • Introverted apartment

    Introverted apartment

  • Extroverted apartment

    Extroverted apartment

  • Extroverted apartment

    Extroverted apartment

  • Free miniloft-made guidebook in every loft.

    Free miniloft-made guidebook in every loft.

  • Prize Winning Architecture

    Prize Winning Architecture

  • Entryway


  • Classic apartment

    Classic apartment

  • Compact apartment

    Compact apartment

  • Miniloft-made activity pack for kids

    Miniloft-made activity pack for kids

  • Introverted apartment

    Introverted apartment

  • Introverted apartment

    Introverted apartment

  • Extroverted apartment

    Extroverted apartment

  • Extroverted apartment

    Extroverted apartment

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This listing was first published here in 2002.

Date last modified - Monday, November 23, 2015

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