Find the best short term rental in Berlin

An overview of furnished apartments and short term rentals in Berlin.

This post was last updated on March 17, 2023

In this guide

View of the inside of a flat

This guide is for you if you just arrived in Berlin and need to find a place to sleep for the first months. Read my guide for hunting a long-term rental flat here.

There are several options to find a furnished flat in Berlin:

Furnished short term apartments in Berlin

Flats that allow registration

Important: you need the permission of the apartment owner to officially register an address. This is called Anmeldung. Registration is often a requirement to open a bank account in Berlin or to buy a German SIM card. Ask before renting a short term apartment if an official registration at the location is possible.

  • *Smartments offers short-term rentals for days, weeks or months and has special offers for business or student requirements. Flats can be one or two rooms and come completely equipped on request.
  • *Homelike rents furnished flats in Berlin and offers a 100% online service. You can filter for pet-friendly apartments. It is possible to get a registration certificate to officially register in Berlin for some of their apartments.
  • *Wunderflats. A registration certificate is possible for some apartments.
  • Crocodilian

More short term rental options

  • *Uniplaces offers shared apartments with private rooms in Berlin.
  • Housing Anywhere
  • iLive Berlin has all-inclusive, centrally located and friendly community flats in Berlin. The iLive location close to where I live has a basketball court on the roof.

Vacation apartments in Berlin

Classified ads for short term rentals in Berlin

  • – this is one of the biggest websites for classified ads in Germany. Tip: Search for Untermiete.
  • WG-Gesucht is the most popular website in Berlin for shared apartments. WG stands for Wohngemeinschaft.
  • WG-Suche is reportedly often used for scams source. I do not recommend using Craigslist for your flat search.

Some useful vocabulary about renting a flat in Berlin

  • UntermieteSublet – offer that refers to a room in a shared apartment or the entire apartment.

  • Wohngemeinschaft or WGShared apartments – can be anything from communities with a set of ethics and rules to profiteers subletting overpriced rooms.

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