Services, to make your life easier

Do you need cleaning equipment, a new bike or health insurance? Here you will find tips and information from Home in Berlin that will make your everyday life easier.

Health insurance for students

Health insurance

A new start in a foreign country can be a major challenge. Many students have to deal with the issue of health insurance for the first time, as health insurance is compulsory for enrolment at a university.

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One possible provider is our partner mkk – meine Krankenkasse. They insure students, take care of the registration and provide them with all the necessary information. The insurance cover includes

  • full insurance with a fair health and long-term care insurance contribution from 125,22 € per month,
  • 1.300 for additional benefits,
  • 600 € premium reimbursement,
  • 100 % cost coverage for travel vaccinations.

Student health insurance is valid until the end of the 14th semester, but at the latest until the age of 30. After that, voluntary continued insurance is possible. Interested? You can find all further information on the mkk padlet under the following link:

Renting cleaning equipment

HIB Cleaning Utilities

Are you only renting one of our student apartments in Berlin for a short time and don’t want to buy your own cleaning equipment? No problem. We will provide you with a

  • vacuum cleaner,
  • mop,
  • bucket,
  • sponges,
  • and much more.

From Monday to Friday from 9 to 12 o’clock you can contact our cleaning service staff in any student hall of residence and borrow anything you need.

As a small “rental fee”, we expect you to make a donation of 2,00 € to the aid organization “Arche”, which uses your donation to support families in need in Berlin. Please show the donation receipt as proof when borrowing.

Rent a bike instead of buying

Rent a bike

If you are only in Berlin for a limited period of time, it may make more sense to rent a bike than to buy one.

Your advantages

Flexible and safe

You are very flexible with a rental bike. You don’t have to worry about the bike being stolen as it is protected by a built-in GPS.

Maintenance and repairs

If you hire a bike, the rental company will repair it or even provide you with a replacement bike.

No long term commitment

A rental bike offers you the opportunity to use a high-quality and reliable bike without making a long-term commitment. The contract can be terminated at any time. This eliminates the cost of buying a bike and you don’t have to worry about reselling it at the end of your stay.

Swapfiets: let´s ride together!

We recommend Swapfiets as a bike rental company, as this is one of the cheapest providers in Berlin. You get a bike for a low monthly fee and Swapfiets makes sure it always works.

Problems while riding? You can use the Swapfiets app to place a repair order or exchange your bike for another one within 48 hours!