Two blocks northwest of Union Square, this SF studio is surrounded by popular restaurants and bars. It's also close to public transportation--trolleys, buses, Muni and Bart. Double-size futon accommodates 1-2 comfortably. Full size kitchen and fridge
The apartment has hardwood floors, full kitchen with a gas stove, a clawfoot bathtub, and plenty of light--but what makes it special is the location. The building is in downtown San Francisco between Union Square and Nob Hill, within walking distance of Chinatown, North Beach (Little Italy), Pac Heights, SoMa, and the Financial District. The famous Bohemian Club is across the street and SF hot spots like Ryoko's and Sugar Cafe are right next door. You can have a great weekend shopping at Union Square and sipping drinks at Top of the Mark or take an easy walk around Grace Cathedral or up to Fort Mason.
Walk score: 98
Transit score: 100
I'm also open to renting out the entire apartment. Send me a message if you prefer not to share.
Guests have access to everything in the apartment. I recently upgraded the wifi internet connection so it is extra fast. I have basic cable, HBO, and Roku with Netflix and Amazon Instant all on a 32" HDTV for when you want to relax. There is also a laundry room with coin-op washers and dryers
Interaction with Guests
I typically work late during the week so you'll mostly have the place to yourself Monday to Friday. On the weekends, I'm happy to make recommendations on restaurants and social events. I've traveled through South America and Asia so I enjoy meeting fellow travelers, especially. You're welcome to join me in whatever I'm up to--concerts, chilling in Dolores Park, whatever. I don't spend much time in my apartment on the weekends so you're also welcome to have the space to yourself.
Downtown is where it happens in San Francisco. I can point you to all the coolest bars and restaurants in the city, whether you're on a budget or treating yourself
Trolleys, buses, light rail, and the subway are all within a few blocks. Getting around couldn't be easier
I only stayed at Alex's place for one night, but I would most definitely recommend it. The apt is exactly as anticipated and as described in the listing. It is a shared room with a futon so just keep that in mind.
Alex made me feel incredibly welcome. I was in town for a conference and he was able to recommend food, bars, where to walk or not to walk. When I was stuck on bart for over an hour and was delayed in my check in, he texted to make sure I was still alive. All great things! I highly recommend this listing.
Alex has been an amazing host, super helpful, trustworthy and kind. The apartment is neat and so conveniently located! Will definitely stay again next time I'm around and absolutely recommend it to friends :)
Alex is a great host, the apartment is really cool, clean and cozy!
The area is also very safe and nice.
I highly reccommend it, definitely a plus!
Alex was fantastic. He was a gracious and knowledgable host. He made me feel very welcome and was a saint for tolerating my snoring. He should have charged more for his futon given his location. I spent 5 days at Alex's house. I would highly recommend his apartment if you are looking for a great location and a knowledgable host you will find no better place than Alex's.
Alex made me feel welcome right away, with my own section of his livingroom (his room is divided from the livingroom by a privacy screen). It was cozy, and it was odd sharing a room with a stranger, but overall I had a wonderful time. You can't do better if what you need is a safe, comfortable room with access to a kitchen.
Alex was very aware of my state of mind (exhausted from jet lag and convention activities), and he put up with bedtimes that would be quite late on the East Coast, but were rather early for anyone on the West Coast. He never complained, and he amused himself quietly whenever he found I was sleeping.
He's a great guy, and it's a great spot. If you don't mind a roommate -- a very nice, exceptionally clean, very accommodating roommate -- then this is the place for you.
Nice place in a great location. Alex is a great guy and very easy to share a space with!