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Miniloft - Unique Loft Apartment, Prizewinning Architecture

Bedrooms Studio
Space 450 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Studio, 1 Bath (Sleeps 1-5)

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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.

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, italian, dutch
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017

About The Owner

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

The Owner purchased this apartment in 2003

Why The Owner chose Berlin

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.

Guestbook comments from the manager

A lot of space and light - cool design - friendly yet unobtrusive service - independence - good cost/benefit ratio - free wi-fi - easy to book - photos on the site corresponds well to the real apartments.
Apr 2011
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Mitte Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Studio, 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
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • roller blading
  • swimming
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.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

Miniloft - Unique Loft Apartment, Prizewinning Architecture
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 42 reviews
Camas, Washington

Great place to stay in Berlin

  • 4 of 5

Staying at the Miniloft apartments was a great decision. The building is so central to many sites in Berlin - such as the Reichtstag and Wall Memorial. The Natural History Museum is across the street. It was easy to get around since the streetcar was a block away and an easy walk to the Main Train station.

We stayed in a 'classic' unit on the 1st floor. While not one of the newer units, it was a very nice, clean studio that met our needs. The staff were very accommodating with our check-in/-out and payment.

It was also amazingly quiet at nighttime.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Copenhagen, Denmark

Modern apartments with all you need

  • 5 of 5

Great location with the Airport bus stopping only 500m away. The apartment had everything we needed and more. Modern and spacious apartment. Friendly staff that responds instantly.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, TX

Happy Students

  • 5 of 5

Booked Miniloft for a group of architecture students for the second year in a row. Both groups have come back super happy with accommodation. I will continue to use them in the future!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious appartement in central location

  • 5 of 5

Ideal location for sight seeing or the Berlinale, 'hip' loft with everything needed including kitchen equipment, very friendly staff

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Modern spacious open plan studio apartment

  • 5 of 5

Stayed in what would be considered a one bedroom studio apt. However with a couple of single beds and pullout beds can easily accommodate 4 persons. Modern and clutter free space. Excellent wifi. I stayed with my 2 daughters for 5 nights and found the location was excellent as it was near to public transport and only 25 mins walk from the Brandenburg Tor and Berlin Haptbanhof.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your comments. We are glad you have enjoyed your stay at Miniloft with your family! We also hope the girls loved Berlin.
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  • 5 of 5

This is a great place to stay - very comfortable. The price is reasonable and yet it was less than a mile walk to Brandenberg Gate.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Kilometres
Tegel airport
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
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.


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $21.39
Tax Rate 7.0%

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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