Hey. I think for tourists it is a good area bec. we have Train, Underground and Night Bus next 2 the Door. With the Train u can go without changing trains in 5 mins to Ostkreuz,Warschauer Str, 10 mins Alexanderplatz, 20 mins Zoologischer Garten and the other west part ;) . The House were we live in is full of young people so you don't have to be super quiet after 9 ;D Downstairs is a late night shop, pizza store, kebab and asian food place. We are fine with smoking in the Kitchen.