Official City Center Guest Room

Apartment - Private room · Pijlstraat, Antwerp, Flemish Region 2060, Belgium
Laura

It's 2,5 floor apartment in the middle of Antwerp: just an easy stroll (about 5 min) away from the Meir (Antwerp's main shopping street), trams, busses, train station and rental bikes.

You room has a bedroom, small living room & desk.

Your host, Laura
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It's 2,5 floor apartment in the middle of Antwerp: just an easy stroll (about 5 min) away from the Meir (Antwerp's main shopping street), trams, busses, train station and rental bikes.

You room has a bedroom, small living room & desk.

The Space

Hello! Nice to meet you.

Let me guide your around my home!

--- Tell me, where is it? ---

It's 2,5 floor apartment in the middle of Antwerp: just an easy stroll (about 5 min) away from the Meir (Antwerp's main shopping street), trams, busses, train station and rental bikes.

Also close to the Zoo, the cinema, and some nice restaurants and (summer) bars.

You can find the the public library around the corner as well. It's on a little square where there's also a nice coffee bar (where you can have breakfast). My favorite Thai place is not far away either. All spots are marked in the neighborhood guide I made here on Airbnb.

The Keyserlei is a 5 min walk from my place: there you can find numerous restaurants as well.

--- What does it look like? ---

Well, it's located in a typical old mansion (think: wooden floors, authentic elements, and very light: we love sunshine :)

1st floor: laundry room & toilet
2nd floor: living room & kitchen
3rd floor: my bedroom, the shared bathroom (shower + toilet) and your place to stay

You'll have your own private living room (couch, living room table, ...) & desk, with stairs up to the sleeping area. The bathroom is shared (with me). There's a double sleeping bed/futon (with a new standard bed mattress) and a fan for summer days & heating for winter days.

Maximum 2 people can stay at the apartment. There's a blanket to get cozy in the couch, soap & shampoo in case you forgot & towels. I have a hair dryer you can use as well and if there's anything else you would need: just ask :)

--- And what about the city? ---

You'll get a map & booklet filled with local hotspots. Antwerp is only 45 minutes (by train) from Brussels or Ghent. If you want to explore any other cities - I'm happy to help you out as well - just let me know :)

You can always take a look at the AirBNB Guidebook I filled in to check my favorite spots in the city.

--- Any practicalities? ---

Only one: smoking is allowed, but only on the balcony.

--- Can I park my car? ---

(1) Yes, you can park your car in the street but don't forget to pay (from 9 - 19h - 0,60 to 1,00 €/hour).
(2) If you like to park your car inside, there are paid indoor parkings around the corner as well € 18 a day.
(3) The only free option is a 30 min walk or 10 min tram ride away, at the docks.

--- Can I rent a bike? ---

There are bikes around the corner you can rent, they are managed by the city and are called "Velo". You pick them up at one station and then drop them off at another one in the city (there are plenty around!).

Unfortunately there's no EN website available ((website hidden) "Velo Antwerpen" to find it) but we can help you purchase a day or weekpass (you need your VISA card to do so, it's online and you get a code you can enter at the station to get your bike).

Prices are: 8 euro / week or 3.60 euro / day.

They are designed for short rides (approx 30 min each time) around the city (which will get you far, the city isn't that big).

If you prefer somewhat better bikes (bigger ones with gears) you can rent some at the train station as well (also not far from the apartment). Unfortunately they don't have an EN website either (shame on Belgium :)). The name is "Fietshaven" and it's located underground at the railway station. Prices are much higher though: 13 euro / day and 42 euro / week.

--- Good to know ---

My apartment is officially registered as a guesthouse and therefore meets all the required safety regulations set by the city council.

I'm mostly out during the day (working) but I'm there in the evening if you have any questions or have a chat :)

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Take a look around, and do let me know if you have any more questions!

Lau.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Pull-out Sofa
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $413 /week
Monthly Price: $1006 /month
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Cancellation: Moderate
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  • We hebben een erg prettig verblijf gehad in het appartement. Lotte was een goede host die ons tips gaf voor leuke eettentjes. Verder was ze zelf weinig aanwezig dat weekend, waardoor je veel privacy had. De ruimte is exact zoals op de foto's en het appartement was goed schoon. Vanaf het appartement hebben we alles te voet gedaan, wat prima te doen was aangezien Antwerpen niet een erg grote stad is.

    June 2014
  • What a cute spot! We had a great time in Antwerp and were treated very well by our host. Thank you for sharing this quaint room with my husband and me!

    May 2014
  • Laura's place is fantastic and in a great location. She was a wonderful host and accommodating when I needed to have some friends over in the evening. It is fun to see her design sense and the care with which she keeps her place.

    November 2013
  • I had a great stay at Laura's apartment. It is decorated with taste and warmth, and there is plenty of information on what to do in Antwerp. The room is actually an office/sitting area downstairs and a cozy bed area upstairs, so it's almost like a suite.
    I didn't meet Laura personally as she was out of town for work but her mother Linda was there for the check-in and check-out. Linda is likeable and welcoming, and everything went very smoothly.

    November 2013
  • we had some really great days in antwerpen and a perfect time in the beautiful apartment.
    it was great to wake up underneath the roof and plan our day trips to brugge, gent and brussels.
    we enjoyed it all very much :)

    October 2013
  • Erzähle anderen in der Airbnb-Gemeinschaft von Deinem Aufenthalt.

    October 2013
  • We stayed one night at Laura's place and it was perfect for what we needed. The room is charming and it's very cozy to sleep there. It's located conveniently close to the main station and the city center. In the room you'll find printed personal tips and other material on local activities.

    The house is quite, clean and comfortable and feels personal. We only met Laura for a brief 15 minutes, but we're sure she's super friendly and we'd love to stay there again.

    October 2013
  • This accommodation is really fantastic.Laura is a nice host and she deal with the cooking equipment for us to use.We quite enjoy cooking there.I really didn't want to leave this house.

    October 2013
  • Laura is so kind. Her place is beautiful and we loved it even more than we thought we would! It is in a perfect location that is within walking distance of everything. We loved it and highly recommend it! Thanks so much, Laura, for such wonderful hospitality!

    October 2013
  • Highly recommended host ! Laura is adorable and really welcoming, she will give you the best advices to spend a great journey in Anvers ! A very nice private apartment, very warm and design ;) with a very comfortable bedroom... See you soon !

    October 2013
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Hi, I'm Laura. I live in Antwerp and have a passion for all that's creative. During the day I work at an advertising agency, in the evenings I dedicate my time to my creative work and photography under the label "LAU+" and "life is a playground". Currently I'm traveling through Asia for a year and my best friend Lotte is apartment sitting while I'm gone. She will be your hostess as well until I'm back (which will be in March 2015). I know Lotte for almost 10 years now and she's the best: she will make sure you get the warmest welcome. She's a real (healthy) foodie and loves running. We both get all e-mails and requests so I'm still involved. I'm actually using Airbnb all the time while I'm on the road as well, staying at other people's homes in Asia. Do let us know if you have any questions!
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