Traveling to NYC and want a quiet and private space to rest your head?
This small but ideally located bedroom in NYC's Chinatown's - Two Bridges offers the traveler the comforts of a hotel, but for half the price. Shared kitchen and bath on a quiet street on the second story. Linens and towels provided.
Amazing location, walking distance to the following locations; Little Italy, South Street Seaport, Brooklyn Bridge, City Hall, China Town, The Bowery, lovely walking/running path along east river park, bikeway and the East River Outdoor Gym, Major subway transit and every type of food from affordable to world class restaurants.
Minutes by subway or bus from midtown and other prime destinations like battery park - Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island, the 911 memorial and the East and West Villages.
2 Story Walkup with rather steep stairs, so please keep in mind with luggage ect.
If you are planning to book the room for two people, there is an twin sized air mattress which can be inflated along with the existing twin bed. Please be advised, that this does work, but does not leave much room for anything else in the room.
There is NO doorbell or intercom so guests MUST be able to call to meet host for keys upon arrival. There is a pay phone 2 blocks away but a cellphone is ideal. Of course you will have your own set of keys to come and go as you please after you check in. Check out by 12pm please (a reasonable amount of bags can be held for up to 12 hours after end of reservation)
Host speaks English, German and Japanese
I got to Rachel's place and was thoroughly pleased to find what was available to me. The area itself was in Chinatown and it's not exactly the most glamorous neighborhood, but it certainly isn't dangerous either. Now this is an apartment in Chinatown so bugs are ubiquitous in the building which is the only real downside.
I would definitely use this place again. Rachel works downstairs and around the corner of this apartment. Food's not too bad at the place either.
Rachel was a very welcoming host! She was great with communication and explaining the neighbourhood. Barely saw her, however! The rental is all we needed - a private room for sleeping and a shower. The area is a kind of sketchy and the building is definitely kind of on the gross side but it didn't both me or my gf (infact, we loved taking photos of it). You get what you pay for. We were looking to save a lot of money and weren't disappointed with our lodgings.
Thanks again, Rachel!
PS - It's only a twin bed, for any twosomes looking to split the room.
I only met Rachel for about 5 minutes to pick up the keys from CC's cafe a minute away from her apartment then I never heard from her again as she had 3 other guests staying in her room so she wasn't there (I didn't know this would be the case when I booked). She seemed very nice and accommodating and I read reviews stating how great Rachel is but unfortunately I have to point out how dirty the place was. There is a major cockroach infestation which makes for unsanitary conditions. They were in my bedroom as well as the kitchen and bathroom so I wasn't able to sleep well as I saw them all crawling around. The garbage was overflowing, there was old food in the fridge, and the floors were dirty. The room is only really suited for one person as it's tiny. Despite this, the apartment is located in a decent area for exploring Chinatown, Little Italy and Soho. For the budget conscious I guess you get what you pay for but I wouldn't stay here again unless the bug situation is sorted out.
I had an excellent experience staying with Rachel. It's really hard to find affordable places in Manhattan, and this was an excellent base, even though I just stayed one night. She's done a very nice job creating an island of tranquility and it may have been the quietest place in New York City I've ever stayed in, including the seven years I lived in Brooklyn. It's great being able to walk to Chinatown and the Canal St area. And though we only talked briefly, she's a very nice person.
A few things to note. It is a fourth floor walk-up, so you have to be ok with that. And it's an old Chinatown building not some modern apartment. And the room is small, though beautifully done up.The neighborhood felt safe when I was walking around, because there were people on the street, but you want to keep your wits about you and if you were coming back after midnight alone you might want to catch a cab or car service from the subway station. And you want to get clear directions from the subway from Rachel, because the streets can be confusing. But I had no problems and would definitely stay with Rachel again
Rachels Wohnung ist klein aber zentral gelegen. Viele Interessantes ist zu Fuss erreichbar (East River Bridges, WTC Memorial, Little Italy, etc.). Das Zimmer eignet sich sehr gut für eine Person, zu zweit ist's eher eng. Die Gastgeberin ist sehr lebhaft und hilfreich. Und sie ist eine gute Sängerin, wovon wir uns bei ihrem Samstag-Abendkonzert überzeugen konnten. Rachel spricht sehr gut Deutsch.
Our Host Rachel was really welcoming, nice, cheerful and helpful. She was flexible with checking in and checking out times and she let us keep our bags there until we needed to go to the airport later in the day. She invited us to go and see her music gig at the local cafe, in which we had a good time. The room looks like the picture,- it was a little bit small for two people, but it didn't bother us so much as we were out and about all the time and the room was reasonably priced. There is a closet to put your suitcase in and hangers. There was clean towels and sheets provided as promised. We felt like we lived like the locals for the week. The location was ideal for us, in the heart of authentic chinatown, close to lots of places to eat and drink. We enjoyed walks from there to Little Italy, Nolita and Lower East Side. We walked in this area day and night together and it felt safe. We would stay here again.
All and all we had a really nice holiday. We felt welcomed safe and adventurous. It was our first Airbnb experience and encouraged us to use this form of accommodation in our future holidays! Thanks Rachel!
Rachel is a pleasant and caring host. The location is great, the room is nice and clean. I recommend using her service because its comfortable and reasonable. Many thanks Dear Rachel.
Great location in Chinatown! Walk up two stories, but not really a problem. Hope to stay there again!
Really enjoyed my 1st visit to NYC. Rachel was awesome. She helped me out with the Public Transportation selection and sorting. She received me upon arrival and then took me down to the Cafe she performed. What a great singer she is. She sang various songs including some originals which was part of her Album. Wish her all the best with regards to the Singing Career. Rachel made some space for me in the Fridge for some of my stuff. I appreciate the time we got to spend together including meeting Tomas who was a super cool dude!
As Rachel described, her place is centrally located to just about anywhere you'd like to go in NYC. I enjoyed spending time at the local park, walked to various neighborhoods, including Little Italy as well as out the front door to China Town. Battery Park , lower Manhattan and wall street is within walking distance. I was able to take the nearby subway to Time Square. Rachel was kind enough to let me stow my bike in her apartment. Her cosy place was perfect for me. I'd go back again.
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