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Living room overlooking at the patio.  Yes, that is an exercise ball on the right, and you're welcome to use it! :)bedroom windows (I usually keep the blinds down)
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Room near Upenn, USP, Drexel

Varvara User Profile

Room near Upenn, USP, Drexel

1 guest
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 shared bath
1 guest
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 shared bath
Great location100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

Clean, private room in a 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment in University City, one block from public transportation and within walking distance from UPenn, Drexel and USP.

Please note!
NO air-conditioning, sorry! The windows are too small :( There are fans and the whole apartment is quite cool thanks to the layout, but if you are an AC fan please keep that in mind when booking.



Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 double bed

House Rules

Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 6PM


37 Reviews

Sakshi User Profile
August 2018
Varvara has a lovely home and is a lovely host. I spent a week here and I had a seamless time. She is a thoughtful and a warm person.
Stephanie User Profile
April 2018
This was my first Airbnb experience and it was fabulous. I was able to have a restful and relaxing time away from my 3 youngest children, while visiting my oldest son at UPenn. I was able to walk to UPenn on the pretty days. I walked to local shops, restaurants and visited the pa…
Krutika User Profile
February 2018
Thank you for being such a great host! She is so easy to talk to and is willing to accommodate you in her schedule. The room was comfortable and the house was clean. Location is ideal for commute to chop/upenn ( cheap fast lyft line from here). I lived here for about 2 months in …
Andrea User Profile
December 2017
I stayed at Barbara's place for 3 weeks and I was pleasantly surprised. The apartment has a great value for it's central location. You can easily access trolley and bus lines, with several stops located a block away from the apartment. Barbara was very kind and helpful during my …
Ambika User Profile
May 2017
Staying with Barbara has been an absolutely treat. This was my first temporary home in Philadelphia, and I stayed with her for a month. Everything was smooth, the check in, the communication, the check out, the cleanliness, everything. She was even gracious enough to share her…
Matthew User Profile
August 2016
Very accommodating! No air conditioning, but went out of her way to get me a large box fan, much appreciated!
Eric User Profile
June 2016
First time Air B nB and it couldn't have been easier and more welcoming of an experience. Would definitely recommend this place to anyone.

Hosted by Varvara

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United StatesJoined in March 2013
Varvara User Profile
48 Reviews
1 Reference
I have been a budget traveler all my life, and had excellent experiences with Airbnb as a guest. Now I am happy to finally be able to host as well and offer affordable accommodation to other travelers with similar budget restrictions. I have been living happily in Philly for al…
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Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
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