About this listing
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.
Guests will private access to their bedroom, shared access to bathroom, kitchen and common living areas.
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, with a 24-hour university city district security staff that patrol the neighborhood, but guest who are not used to an urban aesthetic should judge their own comfort levels.
-- 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.
Despite her busy schedule, Om went extra mile to arrange meeting to pass me the key. Om made my short stay there very enjoyable. She happily answered all my questions regarding some nearby popular spots. Her place felt very homey, safe, and clean. I do really recommend this place.
I didn't see Om more than once briefly as my plans were pretty thick and I had an early check out. But she seemed super warm and I really wish I had a chance to get to know her!
Her place was comfy, clean, quiet, definitely pro and nicely thought out. I felt at home there.
Om and her home is awesome! She is so friendly and helpful, and her place has all the basics I need, plus some more. Om made me feel comfortable from the second she opened the door... as if we were friends from before :) I had a great time staying there and would recommend it to anyone looking for an affordable place to stay or if you need to be at the Drexel/Penn/CHOP campuses. Thanks so much, Om!
The room was very clean as shown in the pictures. The bed was very comfortable. The shared bathroom also was very clean. Om is very nice and respectful. I strongly recommend this room if you will visit the city.
The best host you could ask for! I've been back several times...highly recommended!
Om's place was excellent! It covered everything I needed - a quiet place to sleep, a hot shower in the morning, strong wifi, and a cute neighborhood walking distance from UPenn. Om has excellent touches that make this an outstanding AirBnB, like picture frames with frequently asked questions ("what's the wifi password? How do I turn on the TV?") and a breakfast snack bowl with bananas and cereals. Communicating with Om was easy, and upon my arrival, she was sure to point out all the features of her space. I truly enjoyed staying at her home-away-from-home and would recommend it to solo budget travelers in a heartbeat.
Had a wonderful week! Even though Om and I had schedules that made it difficult to meet up when I first arrived, she really went the extra mile to make sure things were comfortable and easy to navigate. She also had great suggestions about things to check out in the city. I'd definitely stay with Om again!
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