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Please don't be put off by this listing being outside of Manhattan. We are closer to Midtown Manhattan, Times Square, Theater District, Madison Square Garden, Grand Central Empire State Building, Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and Rockefeller Center than staying in other parts of Manhattan (Wall St., Upper East or West Side, above 70s... We are closer than all parts of Brooklyn and definitely way closer than staying in Queens/Bronx).
Newly decorated private apt. in Union City, NJ. Union City is on the other side of the Lincoln Tunnel and therefore very close (15 min. bus ride) to Port Authority / Times Square area. The best value for your dollar this independent Airbnb private luxurious apt. is simply a great commute, and your best choice to NYC. 2 miles from Port Authority, 2 miles to Madison Square Garden (MSG), 2.2 miles to Times Square, and 2.3 miles to Empire State Building. Other nearby points.
This is a studio apt. with 2 beds and a sofa-bed; accommodates 5 to 6 guests. Beautiful central air, great kitchen with plenty of space, fantastic bathroom.
ABOUT YOUR ROOM and the house:
* Real queen bed, very comfy and cozy
* Spacious house
* Original wood floors
* Free WIFI
* Includes all linens, blankets, towels and pillows
* Private kitchen and bathroom
* House is on street level so there are no stairs to walk up
ABOUT THE NEIGHBORHOOD:
* Located in Union City, NJ, a very short direct bus ride to Times Square area
* Five blocks from gorgeous Manhattan views (along Hudson River)
* Best 'cafe con leche' in town on corner. You'll wonder why you spend so much at Starbucks!
* Buses to Manhattan/Times Square run every minute during day, and every 4 minutes at night. Buses run all night.
* Great grocery and wine/liquor stores in the neighborhood including one right on the corner which is open until 11pm
* Very safe neighborhood, lots of great restaurants and bakeries but also very quiet at night.
* Private buses (we call it 'chicken bus') run 24/7 and go directly to Manhattan's Midtown / Port Authority, one block away from Times Square for $2.50 a seat. It's what all the locals use.
* City bus runs every 12 minutes to Hoboken, home of the Cake Boss and every 20 minutes (during commute hours) into Manhattan.
* Easy city bus access to Jersey Garden Outlet Mall, much closer and as good as Woodbury Commons.
Great energy and very peaceful! Feel free to message me with any questions!
The room was really nice , only flaw is its hard to find parking
Everything was perfect. Highly recommended to everybody
I enjoyed this apartment with my husband and kids. We all love there! The host and hostess are great and helpful. The house is so beautiful and impressed! I would love to stay again.
Schlüsselübergabe hat super geklappt und die Wegbeschreibung von Gaby war super. Das Appartement war perfekt für 4 Personen, nett eingerichtet und die Küche war auch ausgestattet. Die Gegend war ruhig und friedlich, perfekt nach einem Tag NY-City.
Great Apt. 10min walk up to a main street where buses come every 2mins into the Manhattan Port Authority for $3.50. Owners live above apartment but keep to themselves unless you need help. This in my opinion is a much better alternative to a mid range hotel and has the benefits of kitchen, two queen beds, a sofa (bed), TV and free fast WIFI.
Had a great time and good trip. I went to run the NYC marathon and had a tough time the night before the race with people upstairs and primarily their barking dog. The place was decent, but the noises upstairs were bad, the couch was uncomfortable, the "cable" only had 5 channels.
I didn't have high expectations and this was a good place to sleep and shower. But if you're looking to spend your trip in the city, the travel back and forth takes a little getting used to and always requires a lot of walking (which always happens in NYC).
It looks like they did everything themselves and its noticeable in the paint, tiles, TV, etc… mismatched furniture, cables across the floor, loose toilet seat, you get the idea.
Not bad, but not great.
Exactly as described! Clean with all of the essentials :)
Although she was out of town, Gaby responded very quickly to questions and concerns. The only slight issue we experienced was the shower drain being clogged, yet Gaby ensured it was taken care of right away. The 123 bus at corner of the street, which literally was a 10-15 minute bus ride for just $3.20/person was great!
Great location to access downtown NYC. Half the price and 4 times the size of any NYC hotel. Big kitchen and bathroom. Restaurants two blocks away. You can walk down into Hoboken and take a water taxi across to Manhattan. Apartment is safe and has two double beds and two sofas. A lady even came each morning to do a quick clean!
The appartent we stayed in was really nice, big, clean and as nice as you see on the pictures. There are even two comportable queensize beds. It is perfect for two people, especially when you are not a couple. We enjoyed our stay in NJ, the neighborhood is quiet and safe and you can see the skyline of New York.
It is not difficult to get downtown New York with the 123 bus, but it is not - as discribed - 10min. away from manhattan. The 123 is not on time most of the times (sometmes even 20 min. late!) and during rush hour times in the morning and at night around 7pm it takes more like 45 min. on the bus to downtown new york or back to NJ. You really have to consider at what times you are going back to the appartment - if you want to go shopping and go back downtown new york again after 7pm the bus just runs once an hour. I already recommended the appartment to friends of mine cause the price is really good for this nice place.
Next time I personally would prefer to stay in the near of an underground subway station though if I am just a couple of days in New York cause the underground always runs on time and is never late. So you don't loose too much time travelling on the bus.
Nevertheless we really enjoyed our stay at Gaby's & Robert's place. Gaby always answered our questions right away and gave us tipps how to get to around easily.
We 5 people stayed for 2 nights. OK. I will start with the good part.
1. The price for the Columbus weekend is good especially for its location. But again, you'll just get what you paid for.
2. The owner lives right on top of this apt. which is very convenient if you have to talk to them.
3. The owner responses to our complain very quick.
4.Everything is working in the kitchen i think.
The bad part will be a long list:
1. The owner runs 20 units like this(Robert told me). It is not the apt. they will live in and just rent out when they are out. We were surprised when we arrived after 6 hours driving (around 11:40) and realized there was no airbed and no extra comforter prepared like promised. I text Gaby but no reply. I called but no answer and the voice mail box was full. The next morning I text again and her first reply is"Hello, who are you". I even text her"Monica from apt. 115". Apparently, they don't keep a good track of their guests. They couldn't care less until I complained and she asked me to walk upstairs to talk to her husband Robert.
2. It's NOT a 1 br apt. It is a studio with half glass wall as the divider so no privacy if you need. In front of the kitchen island is the living area with one short sofa bed(the size is between twin and full but very short), one glass coffee table and two chairs. Then two full beds(not queen) right out the door of the bathroom with a nigh stand in between.
2. Bathroom is not fully functional. e.g.,a) the water flows veeeeery slow in the shower area so you will be standing in a pond of dirty water while showering. I reported this issue to the owner and he said he'd call a plumber but the next night is the same. Apparently, no one came. b)The toilet ring shifts when you sit on it. c) water leaked everywhere on the floor after you washed your hands.
3. Very noisy upstairs. Kids running, dog barking, moving chairs, walking, flushing the toilet...I first thought the owner couldn't do anything about it since that's their neighbor. But then i was invited to discuss the issues we had in the owner's house and i realized the owner lives right on top of us. So why they can't keep it down for their tenants? Maybe the sound proof is just not there at all.
This is my first AIRBNB experience. I hope next time will be better.