About This Listing
This apt. has 2 bedrooms and no living room along with a kitchen and western bathroom and can sleep up to 4 guests. Great location within 2nd ring road has countless shops, bars, eats, banks, malls, nightlife, etc within short walking distance!
This HakkaHomes apartment is in an ideal location on Chengdu's south side within walking distance of the American consulate, Sichuan University, Computer City as well as countless restaurants, bars, banks, shops, and convenience stores. Chengdu's north/south line 1 subway is about 12-15 minutes walk from the apartment and many bus routes pass by the building as well.
The apartment has 2 fully furnished bedrooms, a small kitchen with cooking utensils, and a bathroom. Each bedroom has a double bed that can sleep 2 plus a closet, table, and a comfy bay window, or at least a Chinese style bay window :). The larger bedroom is more spacious and has a workspace and couch. The smaller bedroom is a bit small for 2, but can still accommodate a couple. Please note the apartment DOES NOT have a living room, but the larger bedroom has space to eat, work, or have guests.
Interaction with Guests
Besides getting the keys for move-in and check-out I suppose interaction would be "only as needed"... unless you come find me in my restaurant (The Living Room)... or my bar (Hakka Bar)... or my soon-to-open club! (.TAG)
The building with our apartments is located in the Zongbei neighborhood which enjoys easy access to basically all facets of Chengdu. Sichuan University, the best school in Sichuan, is right next door so there is no shortage of restaurants, bars, shops, banks and eateries of all kinds. The neighborhood also includes one of the best nightlife areas of Chengdu as well as easy access to the line 1 north-south subway which is right next to the US consulate.
It's about 10-12 minutes walk to the line 1 north-south subway line. Many bus routes stop right outside the building. Taxis are also easily found all around the building.
1. Please do not move the furniture, bed, etc around. If you really need to move something, please ask us first.
2. One free cleaning service is provided for guests staying 1 week or longer. Cleaning service is available upon request, please allow 1-2 days advance notice for cleaning.
3. Fresh bedding is available upon request, but we do not provide towels
We were very disappointed with the condition of the apartment when we arrived. The maintenance was very bad especially for the sink, kitchen area and bathroom. The apartment was supposed to have been cleaned before our arrival but there were lots of dust bunnies under the beds. The apartment was also not aired before our arrival because there was a damp smell as soon as we entered.
Enclosed are pictures of the deplorable conditions in the areas stated above, The air conditioners were also not serviced. All in all the apartment was not the apartment shown in the pictures on the website and a gross misrepresentation.
The location of the premises was good although the building was rather old and a little rundown. We would not have minded so much if the apartment was well maintained and clean. The location was strategic with lots of food choices and transportation.
However, we have to give very good review for Amber, the person whom we met on arrival. She was very helpful and friendly.
Ellen was a nice and helpful host. She could have given us a more exact description of where to first meet her, though, as the building (in fact there are two, A and B) is quite large. The shower was not as clean as we would have expected and the toilet is located inside the shower, which takes some getting used to. The drain of the shower was filled with dirt so it always took some time until there was no more water in the shower. One day, some people from the appartment below us had some water actually soaking through their ceeling and visited us. As a beginner at Chinese it was hard to understand them but in the end they had us clean the drain in front of them and take out all the dirt which had got stuck in there in months or years until it was completely sterile. The kitchen equipment didn't seem clean either, but we probably wouldn't have used it anyway.
But all in all we really enjoyed our stay, mainly because the appartment is close to many good restaurants, bars and clubs, it's cheap and Chengdu is a great city.
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About the Host, Ellen
Hi! I’m Ellen, or Zhang Xuan (张绚) in Chinese, welcome to Chengdu! I am born and bred in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan and home to China’s tastiest and of course spiciest cuisine! I’m also a member of the Hakka people, who, strangely are not recognized by the Chinese government as one of the official 56 ethnic minorities of China. Actually, the Hakka people have their own language and cuisine and lengthy history of more than 1000 years covering multiple migrations to both south China and later Sichuan.
I started housing guests in Chengdu in 2009 when a few friends and I, all living in the same building near a few popular Chengdu nightclubs, began housing DJs in our various bedrooms when they came from out of town to play Chengdu’s nightclubs including Xiongmao, Jellyfish, Paname and many more. We would just rent out our bedrooms or apartments and crash with each other. Before we knew it a little business was borne of it. I never really saw it coming. Anyways, more than 6 years later, HakkaHomes manages a bunch of apartments all in one great and uber convenient location in Chengdu.
Nowadays I am really busy managing my rooftop bar, Hakka Bar, and my restaurant, The Living Room, which serves traditional European fare. Oh, and by the way, my restaurant AND my bar are both in the same building as all of our HakkaHomes apartments. So when you stay at HakkaHomes, good food, fun parties, and lots of new friends are very closeby! We have had all kinds of guests stay in HakkaHomes apartments. From DJs and artists to entrepreneurs and engineers to students and interns. Considering how long I’ve been in this town, I’ve come to know a few people to say the least. Therefore guests should always let me know what kind of connections you are looking to make, because I may often know good people to introduce you to.
Anyways, Chengdu rocks, we’re always having fun in the neighborhood, and there is a reason they call Chengdu, “The city you can never leave”!
目前，我还同时忙着管理和公寓同一栋楼的顶楼酒吧（院吧 Hakka Bar) 以及我的西餐厅（The Living Room)，餐厅提供各种传统欧洲菜。因为酒吧、西餐厅及公寓都在同样的大楼，所以，你得知道，你住在客家公寓时候，很特殊的欧洲美食，酒吧派对以及很多新的朋友就在隔壁！
客家公寓接待过各行各业的客人：旅行者和访友者， 企业家和工程师，DJs & 艺术家，学生及实习生。考虑到我在成都发展了这么久，我认识的人也有点多 ：）。不管你到成都干什么，我很有可能可以给你介绍更多的资源。