It has become really hard to find a flat in Berlin, yet to find a cheap one. Here is the trick I used to find one:
- Go to http://ebay-kleinanzeigen.de
- Hit refresh every 1 or 2 minutes (yes I’m not kidding)
- Whenever you find a new ad, click it and send a short concise message expressing your interest.
In other words, try to be the FIRST to contact the ad poster. This way you have a high chance to be selected for a viewing. Otherwise, you have no chance.