My apartment is perfectly located, comfortable, and stocked with all the amenities required to make the most of your stay in Shanghai. I will help orient you to all the best restaurants, sights and walks in the city.
My apartment is a tastefully and comfortably appointed place in the most convenient and picturesque part of Shanghai. Steps from the best cafes in the city (including Petanque, Farine and Ginger) this French Concession home will be a highlight of your stay in the city.
Guests will be provided with high-speed internet, maid service and an insider's account of what to do in the city. I can happily arrange a bicycle to make your stay easier.
Airbnb is a great way to meet unique people. Depending on your interests and your desire to see the city through the recommendations of an insider, I would be happy to give you an overview and introduction to the city.
I can help you make reservations at restaurants in the city, and can arrange a cell-phone if you need one. Feel free to reach out to me at any point during your stay, and I will happily orient you!
My apartment is located on Tai'an lu, between Xinguo Lu and Huashan Lu. A stone's throw from Ferguson Lane, and renowned restaurants such as Franck and Old Jesse, my apartment is also beside arguably the best transit hub in the city, Jiaotong University Station.
The French Concession is quite expansive--there are many different pockets to explore, with different characters. Some areas, like Fuming Lu, are home to huge contingents of expats. Others, such Jianguo Lu and Anting Lu, are nice, but removed from some of the colonial charm of the area.
My neighbourhood presents the perfect balance of the French Concession's gastronomic and retail gems, with a charming peacefulness that is rare in Shanghai. Traditional Chinese neighbourhoods are within convenient walking distance, as well as some of the best local restaurants in the city.
The apartment is a three minute walk from Jiaotong university station--two stops from Jing'an, and a direct line to East-Nanjing Station (the Bund).
I'm an avid cyclist, and would happily arrange a bicycle for you while you're staying in the city. A ride down Hunan Lu or Fuxing Lu is unbeatable.
I may also be able to arrange uber car service for you during your stay.
The apartment is accessible only by stairs, and is not wheelchair accessible.
Galen's apartment is cozy and lets you feel at home, even in strange city like Shanghai! the location is grate, very convenient! and as a host and a bit of an area tour guide, Galen was super helpful and grate to talk too :)
The appartement was absolutely great, very cute and exactly like in the pictures. Very clean, comfortable bed and in good location. Galen was really helpful with everything, providing me all information i needed about the city and being very friendly. Highly recommended to stay here.
Galen was a fantastic host! His studio flat was cosy and stylish, the best was too comfortable I wanted to steal the bedding! The location - the French concession was full of culture, definitely worth exploring! overall the experience was very pleasant!
Would highly recommend a stay at Galen’s place. Not only is his place located in a great neighborhood, but you also have the use of a bike which makes touring the city that much easier. To top it off Galen was a pleasure to chat with and from him I learned a lot about the current stay of Shanghai.
Galen has done an excellent job outfitting his place, and it has everything one could want in a home away from home.
Galen is a great host. He is very well-read, well-spoken, and an all-around interesting person. The neighborhood was my favorite in all of Shanghai and probably all of Asia. The major street near the apartment is lined with trees and has many shops, cafes, bars, etc. I wish I could have stayed longer! Highly recommended!
Galen was a really great host, he is responsive to my message and have patience in answering my questions and giving me guidance and direction in Shanghai!
His place was cozy and clean, me and my boyfriend feel so homy and comfortable, especially the mattress! We love how the sunshine will come into the house in the morning and we could play the music with the hi-fi. The apartment got everything we need to feel at home...the oven, washing machine, kitchen with utensils, dining table, iron, TV, hi-fi...and the neighborhood,
The apartment is located at a very convenient place, 20 minutes from Hongqiao airport, 10-15 mins to main Shanghai attractions. And the apartment is surrounded by nice cafes, bakery, and also traditional Chinese food. 15-20 mins walk to a mall with famous restaurant in Shanghai too!
Except the shower leakage (lol), everything was great and we would definitely pick this place again if we visit Shanghai. I hope this apartment can keep clean and neat in this condition with those plants too! Thanks Galen! :)
I come to Shanghai often for business, but I decided to make a change from the standard hotel and decided to stay at Galen's apartment. I had a great experience. Galen a great host and he gave me local information on some restaurants that I would never have found on my own. The restaurant next door to the apartment is great for some simple fare and a beer. The apartment is clean and well kept. The bed is perfect, not too soft or too hard. I had to work in the apartment a few afternoons and the internet was fast and reliable. I will definetly stay there again next time I'm in Shanghai and grab a beer with Galen!
My girlfriend and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Galen's place in the French Concession. The apartment was a spacious studio with all of the amenities: a supremely comfortable mattress, a large and sunny dining area, windows with a view of the bustling Shanghai streets, bathroom, kitchen, stereo, cello, etc. It was perfect for our one night stay in Shanghai.
Galen was a great host to us. He provided us with a number of fantastic recommendations for places to go in the neighborhood and around Shanghai, including restaurants, bars, cafes, etc. The location of the apartment is extremely convenient -- 1 block from the subway and right in the heart of one of Shanghai's coolest and most pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods.
We really enjoyed our stay at Galen's apartment and only wish we had more time to spend there!
I had an outstanding stay at Galen's place as this was my first week settling in into Shanghai and China, coming from Hong Kong. After a few days there, it already just felt like home. All the amenities provided, the attention for detail, and the clever sense of interior design guaranteed a pleasant and cosy stay. The area is just ideal to explore the old french concession and the center of Shanghai. It was a delight to come back to the quiet and charming neighborhood of Tai An lu, green, well connected to transportation, and the local quirky places to discover. Galen proved to be a super host, always there to give directions, recommendations on cool places to visit or restaurants/ cafes, and what not, even gave me advice in how to sort out some my China customs paperwork. So I can sincerely only recommend this place, for the many reasons but mainly as it just enlivens that unique Airbnb experience! Thanks Galen for a fabulous first week in CHINA! and please, if you can! - open more places!! :)