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    Accommodation in Berlin

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    For our students exclusively, we offer tailored accommodation:

    Arrival and Departure

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    Move in: Sundays (10:00-22:00), Move out: Saturdays (by 12:00)

    • Please inform us no later than Friday (14:00) before moving in of the exact time of your arrival. If you inform us any later, we will be unable to guarantee the handover of the key at your preferred time.
    • If you would like to move in on Saturday (between 12:00 and 22:00) or leave on Sunday (by 12:00 at the latest), you will be charged accordingly at the ‘extra day’ rate.
    • Moving in before 10:00 or after 24:00 is only possible in exceptional circumstances and must be confirmed in advance; each commenced hour is charged at € 15 per hour.

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    • In the event of a delay of more than half an hour, please telephone the named person for your key handover, or your host family.
    • Accommodation rates are calculated to take into account location (distance to school, attractiveness of the district) and the furnishings/facilities of the accommodation. In all cases, please bear in mind that all our accommodation, including that in higher categories, has a ‘student’ character.

    Use of PCs, Internet and Wi-Fi

    • The hostel and shared apartment rooms usually offer free Wi-Fi. Please note, however, that this is a discretionary free service provided by the school, and that there may be network coverage fluctuations or outages due to technical reasons. In summer or for larger group arrivals we rent additional rooms to meet demand; information on their Wi-Fi facilities is available on request.
    • Some of our host families permit the use of their computer or Wi-Fi network for a small additional charge. Details are available on request.
    • During school opening times you are able to use selected guest computers with Internet access free of charge in media room 350 (subject to availability). Broadband Wi-Fi is available throughout the school building, also at no extra charge.
    • Compliance with German Internet Law in general and, in particular, our IT usage regulations is required at all times.

    Cleaning of rooms and communal areas

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    Please note that for the entire duration of your stay you are responsible for cleaning your room. Rooms are to be clean and tidy when vacated. Kitchens and bathrooms are to be kept clean. Communal areas are cleaned once a week by F+U.

    Parking

    Our F+U Hostel guests can park in the building’s inner courtyard, which is unsupervised, but closed off from the street. Fee per week: €35. Information on parking near the F+U shared apartments or host family accommodation is available on request.

    Laundry

    • Host family accommodation: free use of the washing machine once or twice a week.
    • F+U Hostel: Free use of washing machines and dryer for F+U Hostel residents.
    • Shared apartments: Coin operated washing machines and dryers are available (alternatively, there are nearby laundrettes).
    • Bed linen and towels: One set of bed linen is provided on arrival; please bring your own towels.

    Meals, Student Refectory

    • All our accommodation is equipped with shared or private kitchens. Host families provide meals as specified in the booking.
    • Meals in partner restaurants (Sun-Sat) with vouchers: Breakfast: € 60 / week; lunch: €90/week; evening meal: €110/week.
    • School of Music, where you can have a reasonably priced and healthy lunch. There are also several restaurants and bistros nearby.

    House Rules (Summary)

    • Smoking is prohibited in rooms in our shared apartments and in the F+U hostel.
    • Kitchens and bathrooms must be left clean after use - crockery must be washed up and put away immediately.
    • The night-time quiet period from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. is protected by law (federal state emissions regulations). During this time all residents must limit any noise to a low volume.
    • Visitors are permitted in our shared apartments and in the F+U Hostel until 10 p.m. only.
    • If you would like to invite friends to stay overnight, permission must be obtained in advance from the accommodation administration. Overnight stays cost €10 per person. Overnight stays without advance agreement will incur a fine of at least one week’s rent.
    • Infringement of house rules may incur a fine; for repeated infringements we reserve the right to terminate the rental agreement without notice.
    • Further details are set out in the house rules and fee regulations provided on arrival.
    • Residents in shared apartments accept liability for their guests.
    • In host family accommodation the host’s own house rules apply.

    Extending, Changing or Cancelling Accommodation (Hostel, Shared Apartments, Host Families)

    Applications to extend the rental period must be made four weeks before the contract’s expiry.
    Contract extension applications received less than a week before contract expiry are subject to a processing fee of €50.

    An extension of the rental contract cannot be guaranteed. If, despite compliance with the four-week notice period, the currently booked room as already been reallocated, we guarantee the availability of a room in alternative accommodation. In this instance, the fee for changing accommodation will be waived.

    Change of accommodation (at own request): € 50

    Cancellation of the rental contract: If the contract parties conclude a rental contract for a fixed term, an earlier ordinary cancellation of the rental contract is excluded in principle (§ 542 II BGB – German Civil Code).

    However, as a gesture of goodwill we permit the cancellation of the rental contract on condition of a notice period of four full rental weeks (Sunday to Saturday). In the event of cancellation we charge a cancellation fee of €50 and refund any rent paid in advance. Notice of the cancellation must be submitted in writing to the Accommodation department during office opening hours.
    The twenty-week-instalment rental contract cannot be terminated; only an extraordinary cancellation is permitted.

    Transfer to and from accommodation

    You can travel directly and cheaply with public transport between all Berlin airports and the city centre. Details and tickets are available on arrival from Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) information desks or at www.bvg.de. At weekends1 we also offer an exclusive transfer service (to be booked by no later than Thursday, 14:00, before your arrival or departure). Other destinations (hotels, private addresses) available on request.

      Central railway station Berlin² Tegel airport³ / Bus station at TV
    tower (ZOB)³
    Schönefeld airport³
    Distance⁴ 4 km 11 / 9 km 16 km
    Route One way + Return One way + Return One way + Return
    1 person⁵ € 50 € 90 € 75 € 135 € 95 € 170
    2 people⁵ € 30 € 55 € 60 € 105 € 80 € 140
    3 people⁵ € 25 € 45 € 45 € 80 € 70 € 125
    From 4 people⁵ € 20 € 35 € 40 € 70 € 65 € 115

    ¹Weekend transfers only as an exception and with a surcharge: 15%;
    ²Meeting point at the north entrance, Europaplatz;
    ³Meeting point at the arranged location;
    ⁴Distance to the school;
    ⁵Discounts only for group bookings with joint arrival and the same address/departure destination.

    Weekend transfers can be cancelled without charge by 14:00 (local German time) on the Friday before departure or arrival. Weekday transfers, which we provide only in exceptional circumstances, can be cancelled up to 14:00, local German time, one day before the scheduled transfer. If the cut-off day falls on a public holiday, the deadline is extended accordingly. Later cancellations cannot be accepted and the transfer cost will be invoiced in full.


     
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