Private Bedroom in a Large 3-BR Apt

Apartment - Private room · S 8th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211, United States
Your host, Sebastian
58 Reviews
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The Space

This apartment is a 2-minute walk to the foot of the Williamsburg Bridge and a 3-minute walk to the subway. It will take you 25 minutes to walk across the bridge or 6 minutes on the subway. A 10-minute walk brings you to the center of Bedford Avenue for many stores, coffee shops, restaurants, bars, pubs, clubs, boutiques, and grocery stores.

Your own private bedroom in a large 3-bedroom apartment. There are 2 other people living here (each our private rooms) and our third room is available.

Measurements are 8' by 11' and there is one window overlooking the Manhattan and Brooklyn skyline towards the north. It is on the 3rd floor of a quiet 3-story building. The building/apartment is not a newly renovated condo without style and character, but rather you will be staying in an "Old Brooklyn" style apartment that is very comfortable without the contemporary is not a new building. It has as much character as Brooklyn once did.

The room has a queen-size bed (clean sheets/blankets & pillows included), a desk and a chair. There is a closet too. Clean fresh towels and linens are provided. The bed is no longer on the floor as the photo indicated, but is elevated with a solid bed frame.

Location: One subway stop from Manhattan, first stop in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on the J/M/Z-train. Marcy Avenue Station. 2-min walk from Marcy Ave., 10-minute walk from Bedford Avenue L-train Station. At foot of Williamsburg Bridge on Brooklyn side. 25-min. walk across bridge into Manhattan.

Includes use of kitchen & bathroom, Internet, rooftop. No smoking in apartment, but on rooftop ok.
Kitchen includes various appliances, dishes, fridge, gas stove, coffee maker (espresso), etc. I cook here daily.

About roommates: There are two people living in the apartment. Aged 26 and 38. One man, one woman (we are not a couple). We both work full-time but with different schedules. We are quiet at home, cook at home almost every evening, and enjoy being social (usually meaning out) in the evening.

Keep in mind this is a 3rd floor walk-up with no elevator.

Je parle français aussi.

Please send any and all questions about the place!

Thank you.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $12 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 4 nights
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • I had a wonderful stay at Sebastian's apartment. The room is nice and private. There's some noise from the subway and the traffic, but that didn't bother me at all. Otherwise, the problem could be solved with a pair of earplugs. The kitchen and bathroom are fine as well. Sebastian is a great, fun host: friendly, helpful, easy-going. Also, he replies to messages quickly. The neighbourhood is just great, really lively, lots of bars and coffee shops and restaurants, and some amazing views of the Manhattan skyline, all within walking distance. Manhattan itself is only 1 subway stop away. It seemed like a very safe area, even late at night. What more could you want? Well, more time in New York, obviously. I would love to come back, and I'd definitely stay at Sebastian's place again.

    June 2014
  • Well located near subway line. Room is basic but does the job. Sebastian is really friendly and helpful. Perfect for an inexpensive stay in New York, if you are happy to travel 15-30mins on the subway to get where you need to be.
    (If you have heavy luggage, be warned, it is at the top of a lot of stairs!)

    April 2014
  • Great location (only two blocks from the subway and one station to Manhattan). The apartment has everything you will need, and Sebastian is a good host!
    Williamsburg is a really nice area, with bars, restaurants and shops.
    The place is a bit noisy though, because of the subway. That was fine with us but this is good to know!

    April 2014
  • Sebastian's flat is very well located, close to the subway station and only a station away from Manhattan. On weekdays, M trains are really useful to go to Midtown and all its attractions.

    Sebastian has been very accommodating and gaves us tips on where to go, what to pay and an explanation of NYC's tipping system.


    L'appartement de Sebastian est très bien situé, proche du métro et à seulement une station de Manhattan. En semaine, les trains M sont très pratiques pour se rendre dans Midtown !

    Sebastian est très arrageant et nous a donné des conseils quand aux visites et aux us et coutumes de la vie Newyorkaise.

    April 2014
  • Que dire sinon que tout était vraiment bien !!! Sebastian est un hôte super accueillant et sympathique. Que ce soit pour notre arrivé ou notre départ, il a été toujours arrangeant, d'une grande aide et de bon conseils pour des idées de sorties. L'appartement correspond en tout point à l'annonce; l'arrêt de métro tout proche permet d’être au cœur de Manhattan en moins de 20min.... De plus le quartier dans lequel il se situe est vraiment sympa pour sortir. Pour finir la chambre est plutôt spacieuse est le lit vraiment confortable. C'était notre première expérience sur Air'Bnb est se fut une une belle réussite.

    April 2014
  • Quartier très sympa pour découvrir New York : Manhattan en deux stations de métro, à deux pas de la bonne ambiance de Bedford Avenue, ses bars et l'excellent DuMont Burger ! Plusieurs boutiques bios à la sortie du métro, pratique pour faire les courses de la semaine.

    Après Williamsburg c'est pas l'Upper East Side, il ne faut pas s'attendre à du chic et du neuf. L'immeuble de paye pas de mine, mais après tout on ne vient pas là pour vivre dans un quartier aseptisé et sans âme. De toute façon l'appartement tient la route : il est charmant et bien tenu, il y a l'eau chaude et la cuisine comporte tout ce qu'il faut pour se faire à manger et même plus ! Il compte trois chambres au total. La chambre en location donne sur le métro mais fenêtre fermée ça ne pose aucun souci. Durant mon séjour de trois semaines j'ai très bien dormi toutes les nuits ! Il faut dire que le lit est super confortable. Sebastian met à disposition sa connexion Wi-Fi et il y a des prises en nombre suffisant pour recharger ses appareils électroniques.

    De façon générale Sebastian vous aidera à régler le moindre problème. Il ne vous prendra pas par la main non plus : il est tout sauf envahissant (de fait, c'est plutôt le locataire l'envahisseur, n'est-ce pas ?). On discute de tant à autre quand les emplois du temps se rejoignent, et on découvre alors un musicien philosophe qui a le don de vous mettre à l'aise. Avant mon arrivée lors de la préparation du voyage, il a répondu rapidement et complètement à toutes les questions que je me posais par rapport à la location. C'était la première fois que j'utilisais airbnb et j'ai trouvé ça tout à fait conforme à mes attentes.

    En résumé, si cette chambre et libre, n'hésitez plus, contactez Sebastian tout de suite.

    Et merci encore Sebastian pour ton accueil, j'ai vraiment passé un excellent séjour. Content d'avoir rencontré Lukas et Alyse aussi. Peut être à une prochaine fois !

    March 2014
  • We really enjoyed our stay at Sebastian's place. Excellent location, very close to the Subway and i.e. easy to get to Manhattan. Sebastian is very friendly, and he made sure that everything was fine.
    The room was great, enough space for luggage and such. The temperature was nice because the radiators cancelled out the chilling cold outside the week we stayed there.
    Be prepared to bring some earplugs, it at bit noisy outside the window with the cars driving in the street and with the metro running by. But as long you have earplugs it's not a problem to fall asleep :)
    All in all, very nice stay. Would love to stay here again if I go back to NYC :)

    March 2014
  • Sebastian AND his place are great.

    I will list a few great aspects

    - a short walk to the station that can take you to Manhattan.

    - spacious room for a couple with luggage

    - easy to use kitchen with plenty of storage space

    - well located in Williamsburg for shops and restaurants

    Sebastian is a great host. He is a practiced Airbnb guy who knows what he is doing. You can't go wrong.

    February 2014
  • Great stay! Sebastian allowed us to stay while away on his own trip by passing the keys to my friend nearby. We really appreciated his trust in us as first timer's of airbnb. The apartment is well worn, but perfectly provides everything you could need. Amenities are as listed. I liked the bare walls of the room. The train was not a bother. A great location and price. I would stay here again!

    February 2014
  • Sebastian is very easy going. This place is great for the hipster with Bedford ave right around the corner.
    This place is old and is up three flights of stairs, two things which I call character.
    The subway is 2 blocks away which was a huge plus for our five day stay.
    The price is right, which is why we picked this place in the first place.

    February 2014
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I am originally from Montreal and I am living in New York City for over ten years. I am a composer and musician but I not only travel for work, but for the love of traveling also. I like living in this apartment, and with roommates. There has always been a peaceful and open atmosphere wether one wants to be social or to stay quiet. I have traveled a lot in my life. I still do, and I enjoy discovering new places just as much as retaining the little comforts ... great coffee, clean clothes, showers ... after all, visiting New York City is not camping!
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