Self-storage in Berlin
Since the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, Berlin has changed dramatically. The city is growing: with 4.5 million inhabitants, Berlin is the third-largest European agglomeration after London and Paris. Today, not only is it the centre of German politics, culture, fashion and science, it is also the country’s largest self-storage market. Due to its high population density, diverse range of modern lifestyles and constant population growth, Berlin – like many other major European cities – is currently facing an acute shortage of space.
This can also be seen in the high number of self-storage facilities in Berlin. Companies such as MyPlace, Shurgard, Pickens, Lagerbox, ELFA and Selfstorage-Discount operate a total of 18 locations, with several others in development. The sizes of the compartment begin at small 1m³ boxes to large 100m² storage rooms. The prices can vary greatly depending on the provider and location. On average, a 1m² compartment starts at €28 per month. In essence, the following applies: prices fall as the compartment size and leasing period increase. Furthermore, we recommend asking about discounts and special offers. There are often offers for new customers or new facilities. The constant high occupancy rate of over 70% as well as stable growth rates of around 10% per year are further evidence of the high demand for self-storage space (Source: FEDESSA European Self Storage Annual Survey 2017). You can find an overview of the German self-storage market here.
What do people store?
So, what are the most popular items stored by Berliners? The objects range from possessions when moving house, sports equipment and books to specialist collections, wine and art. In fact, self-storage is usually used by private customers. But business customers can also use self-storage compartments – including as file stores or mini-warehouses for online retail. However, people often overestimate the amount of space they require. In principle, the 10% rule applies: the furnishings of a 10m² room can be stored in a 1m² compartment, provided it is high enough. If you stack well, even up to 15m² of living space can fit in a 1m² compartment. Tip: Consult employees of the company concerning the required size.
Now Storebox is also available in Berlin! As part of Storebox’s expansion, several locations are being constructed in Germany, above all in Berlin. Storebox offers smart 1-15m² self-storage compartments in central, inner-city locations with 24/7 access. Stay up to date and have a look at our website! If you are interested in our Storeboxes, simply send us a non-binding request below. Your Storebox team.
Compartments can be booked in various sizes and cost from €36,99 per m²/month, plus flexible insurance packages.
Your compartment is available immediately after booking and can be accessed around the clock with your personal access code.
Smart & Safe
All Storeboxes are accessible on the ground floor, barrier-free, doubly secured, monitored and insured.