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    Accommodation in Berlin

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    Arrival and Departure

    A current list of our accommodation is available at rooms.fuulanguages.berlin

    Move in: Sunday (10:00-21:00).

    Moving in after 21:00 is only possible in exceptional cases, and must be confirmed in advance by no later than Friday (14:00) before your arrival; it is also subject to a €50 supplement. Moving in on Saturday (13:00-18:00) must be confirmed and is invoiced as an extra day.

    Move out: Saturday (by 12:00).

    Moving out on Sunday (by 10:00 at the latest) must be confirmed in advance and is invoiced as an extra day.

    • Please inform us of your exact arrival time no later than Friday (14:00) before moving in. If you inform us any later, we will be unable to guarantee the handover of the key at your preferred time.
    • 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 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.

    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: €25. Information on parking near the F+U shared accommodation, apartments and host family accommodation is available on request.

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    Use of PCs, Internet and Wi-Fi

    • All F+U accommodation is usually equipped with 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 on the side of the service provider. 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 hours you can use the guest PCs with free internet access in the library reading room (ground floor). High-speed broadband Wi-Fi is available throughout the school building at no charge.
    • Compliance with German Internet Law in general and, in particular, our IT usage regulations is required at all times.
    • The school photocopier on the ground floor of the F+U Training Campus can be used for making copies or for printing (via USB). You will need to purchase and set up a copier account in the ground-floor library.

    Cleaning of Rooms and Communal Areas

    Please note that for the entire duration of your stay you are responsible for cleaning your room or private apartment. Rooms and private apartments are to be cleaned and tidied when vacated. Kitchens and bathrooms are to be kept clean, and kitchen waste must be taken out regularly. We recommend all flatmates agree a clear and fair rota of duties. Communal areas are cleaned once a week by F+U.

    Laundry

    • Host family accommodation: Free use of the washing machine, usually once or twice a week.
    • F+U Hostel and F+U Campus: Free use of washing machines and dryer exclusively for F+U Hostel or Campus residents.
    • Shared apartments and apartments: Coin-operated washing machines and dryers are available.
    • Bed linen, towels: One set of bed linen is provided on arrival; please bring your own towels.
    • Cooking utensils, cutlery, crockery: Residents share cooking utensils and crockery in the shared apartments. In the Hostel and Campus dining rooms each resident has their own locker, which contains crockery and cutlery sets. The locker and the crockery/cutlery sets must be clean and complete when you move out.
    • Toiletries, washing-up liquid, personal hygiene: You are responsible for providing consumables such as soap, shower gel, washing-up liquid or toilet paper.

    Meals, Cafeteria, Food Court

    • 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, or in our school cafeteria: Breakfast: €50/week; lunch: €90/week; evening meal: €120/week.
    • There are also countless restaurants and bistros close to the school. We recommend the richly diverse food court in the nearby Mall of Berlin, which offers over thirty fast-food restaurants, or the culinary variety of the shopping arcades on Potsdamer Platz.

    House Rules (Summary)

    • In all F+U accommodation smoking is strictly prohibited in rooms and on the balconies/terraces.
    • Kitchens and bathrooms must be left clean after use – crockery must be washed up and put away immediately.
    • The night-time quiet period from 22:00 to 06:00 is protected by law (federal state emissions regulations). During this time all residents must limit noise to room level.
    • Visitors are permitted until 22:00 only, in all our accommodation. Visitors found in accommodation later than 22:00 are assumed to be an unregistered overnight guest (see below).
    • 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. Occupants are liable for their guests.
    • Violations of house rules may incur a fine; for repeated violations 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.
    • In host family accommodation the host’s own house rules apply.

    Extension of Rental Contract, Change of Accommodation, Cancellation

    (Hostel, Campus, Shared Apartment, Private Apartment, Host Family)

    Applications to extend the rental contract must be submitted four weeks before the contract’s expiry.

    An extension of the rental contract cannot be guaranteed. If, despite compliance with the four-week notice period, the current room has already been reallocated, we guarantee the availability of a room in alternative accommodation.

    In this instance, the fee for changing accommodation is waived. Extension requests received less than 14 days before contract expiry are subject to a processing fee of €50.

    Change of accommodation (at own request): € 60

    Cancellation of the rental contract: If the contract parties

    conclude a rental contract for a fixed term, in other words solely for a limited time period, an earlier ordinary cancellation of the rental contract is generally excluded (§ 542 II BGB - German Civil Code).

    However, as a gesture of goodwill we permit the cancellation of the rental contract subject to the following conditions of notice:

    a) By Tuesday, 15.30 after moving in: Cancellation fee:one week’s rent.

    b) After this time, cancellation is only possible with four full rental weeks’ notice (Sunday to Saturday), plus a € 75 cancellation fee.

    c) The administration fee is non-refundable.

    If cancellation is confirmed by F+U, rent prepaid for the period after the amended contract expiry if refunded, minus the fee listed in points a, b and c above. Notice of the cancellation must be submitted in writing to the administration office during opening hours (educational Campus, fifth floor).

    Changes to bookings from host family accommodation to another category of accommodation, or from other categories to host family accommodation are possible subject to availability and a notice period of two weeks.

    Transfer to and from your 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 F+U transfer service (to be booked by no later than Thursday, 14:00, before your arrival or departure). Other destinations within the city (hotels, private addresses) are available on request.

    Berlin Central Railway Station² Tegel airport³ / Central sus station (ZOB) at TV tower³ Schönefeld airport³
    Distance⁴ 4 km 11 / 9 km 22 km
    Route One way Both ways One way Both ways One way Both ways
    1 person⁵ € 50 € 90 € 80 € 150 € 95 € 170
    2 people⁵ € 40 € 75 € 65 € 120 € 80 € 140
    3 people⁵ € 35 € 65 € 50 € 90 € 70 € 125
    From 4 people⁵ € 30 € 55 € 40 € 70 € 65 € 115

    1Weekday transfers only as an exception and with a 15% supplement.
    2Meeting point: Northern main entrance, Europaplatz.
    3Meeting point: At the agreed location
    4Distance to the school.
    5Discount only for group bookings 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 brought forward accordingly. Later cancellations cannot be accepted and the transfer cost will be invoiced in full.


     
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