We stayed three nights there.
We recommend asking what you will get for the price (55 euros for double occupancy bedroom)
Parking is in the street and we found a free park not far from the "pension"
The first deception was to find out that there was no breakfast included in the price even if the name calls for some service (and all other pensions we stayed at had an excellent breakfast).
Then we discovered we were given a room in a shared flat of three bedrooms. The bathrrom was shared (2 bath which seemed OK) but that was not what we had expected..
the room was on theground floor facing the street (of 5 rooms Regenboden Pension had in our condo, all were ground floor and 4 toward the street). There was not too much traffic but the people passing were loud even at night so if was far from a quiet stay and we coudl not open the curtains at daytime.
The rooms were cleaned. The furniture is all first price which was OK in fact, but first priced mattresses....
WLAN signal very weak
There is a common fridge and coffee maker with an assortments and coffee which we thought was nice.
Then, it will be a matter of luck. You are sharing the flat with others and the main reception is not even in the same street... In our case we had late coming guests making quite a lot of noise when coming home and others really considerate. But the real problem is the bathroom share. Upon arrival we noticed one of the bathmat had blood stains... We ask for a new one which was there in the evening. But then over the next three nights none of the bathmats nor hand-towels were changed... Some mornings we found the bathrooms in OK conditions but then the last morning was terrible as One of the other guests left the toilet bowl maculated, hairs everywhere, a soaked bathmats and even a used kleenex on the floor...
So, basically, all the drawbacks of a flat share for the price of a Bed and Breakfast (without the breakfast...)
And in the end, we realized after checkout wthat we had forgotten a bag of nice chocolates in the fridge so we called in and came back for it. The bag was indeed waiting for us at the office but the best parts were missing... The main woman at the office made it sound like it would be some other guests helping themself... Which we found hard to believe because nothing had disappeared over the last three nights...
The place is clean and cheap enough for its location. Quite a lot of restaurants near the area. The neighborhood is quiet and the park is about a block away. There's TV and free wifi. It's near the U Bahn, so very easy to go around Berlin.
I have absolutely no complaints, everything was fine. I got a good deal - 150€ for 5 nights for a spacious single bedroom with nice new furniture. I believe they have many different rooms in a more than one building, so experiences can vary.
I have stayed in this Pension (B&B without the breakfast) a few times as I have family in Berlin - I like it - it is clean, quiet and the owners are friendly (not sure what nationality they are??). This pension is very near Samariter Strasse U Bahn, which is only a few stops from Alexander Platz (the former east centre) - it is also very convenient to the former east side of Berlin and 2 swimming pools and saunas - there is a lovely breakfast in Cafe Orange on Voigtstrasse which is good value - an internet cafe in a shop nearby and a few pubs around. I like the area as it is residential and not touristy. I only paid €22,50 on www.booking.com per night which I think is amaying value for central Berlin.
The only things I don´t like about this Pension is that the rooms are on the ground floor and the shutters do not go right down so I felt people on the street could see me dress?? and there is a tea and coffee corner (no kitchen or sitting room) where you have to make a whole pot of coffee which is a waste for one - instant coffee would help - note the bathrooms are shared - I stayed for 5 nights and would have been nice if someone had have asked me how my stay was going or did I need fresh towels?? The reception is only open 10am - 10pm - but if you are late checking in they will wait for you provided you have called them in advance. I find the owners really nice.
I would probably stay here again.
This is definitely a basic, no-frills place. Nearest U-bahn is about 5 minutes walk, and another 5-10 minutes metro trip to Alexanderplatz. There are plenty of shops, cafes and restaurants nearby, and the area seems pretty good.
Be aware that if you only speak English, you will struggle to communicate with the owners. One girl who sometimes works there speaks slightly better English and acted as interpreter as best she could. I had to leave Berlin earlier than planned, and I had to communicate this to the owner via google translate. Not ideal by any means, but in fairness to him he made a real effort to help.
Also be aware that in some rooms (I was in room 4) there is no wifi, despite the description claiming that free wifi is available in all rooms. Wifi access was one of the reasons I chose this Pension, so it was a real disappointment not to have what was promised.
My room was small but adequate. The bed wasn't comfortable though, the mattress was very soft. The bathrooms are well maintained and spacious, and there is a small communal area for making tea and coffee, with a microwave and fridge too.
The owners are not particularly friendly, especially the woman, but that could be down to the language barrier.
Overall, this Pension is adequate for short budget stays, but I couldn't recommend it for people who want a relaxing, hassle-free break.