Cozy bedroom in University City

House - Private room · North Holly Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, United States
Your host, Om
20 Reviews
Response rate: 84%
Response time: within a day

The Space

Cozy bedroom/office available in University City. The office has a large desk with an external monitor for guest to use. The room easily converts to a bedroom with a pull out mattress topped with a plush mattress pad. Use the room to catch up on work or just to relax and recharge after a busy day in the city.

The house is within walking distance of University City schools (Univ of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, Univ of the Sciences) and nearby hospitals (Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania (CHOP), Penn Presbyterian Medical Center). Also walkable is the vibrant university city restaurant and bar scene (for more details visit the university city district website). Close by are also several cafes and a grocery store.

Guest Access

Guests will private access to their bedroom, shared access to bathroom, kitchen and common living areas.

The Neighborhood

The neighborhood, the West Powelton section of University City, is an actively developing area with a colorful mix of long-term residents and student renters, young professional new-homeowners. The neighborhood is very safe, (email hidden) city district security staff that patrol the neighborhood, but guest who are not used to an urban aesthetic should judge their own comfort levels.

Getting around

-- free street parking (no permits or time restrictions)
-- 8 min walk to 40th street market-frankford subway line (5 min ride into center city)
-- the house is serviced by both University of Pennsylvania and Drexel evening shuttles that are free to Upenn, Drexel, and Univ of the Sciences affiliates with valid ID

Other Things to Note

The room is quite small, and does not have a closet. I leave a space in the hallway closest for extra storage.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Pull-out Sofa
Accommodates: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Weekly Price: $250 /week
Cleaning Fee: $15
Check In: 6:00 PM
Check Out: 3:00 PM
Cancellation: Flexible

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Om (email hidden)e made sure I reached the place without any hassle, and was even open to me extending my stay by a day at short notice. The room was as advertised, and the house has very pleasing decor, well thought out -- I definitely enjoyed working in the living room. The road opposite the unit has plenty of free parking if you are driving (which I almost did). The metro is just a few minutes walk. Lot of restaurants nearby to grab food from.

    If you need to visit U Penn or Drexel, this location is ideal. I had a great experience and highly recommend the place!

    June 2014
  • Om was great! she really try to make it feel like home. She was really helpful. I would definitively recommend staying here.

    June 2014
  • I really enjoyed my time staying at Om's place. It is a clean and cozy house, and of course the host, is very kind and friendly.
    I recommend this place to everyone.
    p.s. if you are taller than 5' 11'', the bed will be short for you! :D
    p.s.2 I'm not that tall, it was good for me, I'm just saying! LOL

    May 2014
  • I traveled to Philadelphia to work on my doctoral work. Om was great! She is quiet and quite lovely. I didn't see her much but when we did speak, it was as pleasant a conversation as you could wish for. The reviews are accurate in that it was a comfortable quiet place with a warm and friendly host. West Philadelphia has a bit of a reputation, however I walked 25 minutes to and from University of Pennsylvania, several times during my trip, occasionally at night, and never felt as if I was in danger. I would definitely recommend this place and will stay here again when I travel to Philadelphia.

    May 2014
  • I really enjoyed my stay at Om's, she was so welcoming and friendly and even let me arrive a little earlier than expected. She was full of local knowledge and helped me navigate the transport system, when and where to walk around Univ City and attractions to go and check out in Center city. The bed is comfortable and the room is small but it's very easy to convert the sofa bed everyday. I had a hassle-free time at Om's and would stay there again - thanks Om for having me!

    May 2014
  • Om is a beautiful, warm and open minded lady. She was so helpful in getting settled in the house. And she went an extra mile by helping me my airport shuttle reservation. She showed interest in ensuring am fine all the time. The house was beautifully and cutely decorated with beautiful paintings on white walls. The house was very spotless and welcoming. I really felt at home. The neighborhood is quiet and relaxing. Will want to come over and over to Om's place. And I give it 100% recommendation to anyone visiting philly. Om's the best host you can have.

    April 2014
  • It was my first time using airbnb. Her apt is super cute, clean and comfy. She was amazing...very hospitable and always willing to help.

    April 2014
  • Very nice stay! Thank you Om for your kindness... The room is very pretty and so it is the House... :)
    I had really great time in Philly!

    March 2014
  • Om is very kind. I had been comfort for her favor.

    February 2014
  • Unfortunately I could not stay in Om's house. As I had a change of plans, we were only able to exchange a few words, but from these few words I could tell she is a nice person, as other reviews mentioned. Hopefully I get to stay longer the next time I visit.

    February 2014
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