Alchemy BnB - room in artist loft
Hosted by Pamela
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2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
Please set the number of adults.
Please set the number of children.
Ages 2 - 12
Please set the number of infants.
Under 2
2 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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An affordable room in one of Brooklyn's most convenient and and upscale neighborhoods. Continental breakfast included! In-room mini frig and kettle!

The space

I have a small room (8x13 feet) in my loft where I live and work, in the Cobble Hill section of Brooklyn. The bathroom is shared with me. It’s centrally located within three to four blocks of the F, G, R, 2, 3, 4, 5, A, and C trains, and a ten minute walk to the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge. It is located in one the trendiest neighborhoods in Brooklyn, complete with fabulous restaurants, watering holes, and shops! Brooklyn Bridge Park is only four blocks from my front door. Barclay's Center is less than a 20 minute walk from my place. It has a very comfortable double bed, which also folds up to a sofa, a small frig, and electric kettle to make coffee or tea. There’s wireless internet, hairdryer, and iron with ironing board for your use. The room faces a busy thoroughfare, and can be a little noisy at times, a fact of life in an urban environment! To remedy this, I have equipped the room with a white noise machine and earplugs for those who are light sleepers. In the summer that is less of an issue since I have the window air conditioner installed in the guest room window. A simple continental breakfast is provided every morning. The bathroom is shared, and has a bath with shower. I live in the back of the loft and work in the front. The guest room is just off my studio in the front. I have it set up so there is have plenty of privacy during the early morning, evening and at night. During the day, however, I will be working in the studio adjacent to the room. This is usually not a problem, since most guests are out during the day, seeing the sights of this wonderful city. If you expect to be spending a lot of time in the room during the daytime hours, this may not be the best arrangement for you. And if you don’t mind two long flights of stairs, that would be helpful. This is a 150 year old landmark building, so no elevator! Previous to my art career, I worked in the hospitality industry, so I know a thing or two about inn keeping, and will do everything possible to make your stay an enjoyable one! I am gay friendly!
Please note that I am less likely to accept a reservation from someone who does not have a photograph that shows their face (without sunglasses), and some information of themselves on their profile, as well as at least four I.D. verifications, including passport or driver's license, especially if you have no previous reviews and ratings. Thanks.

Guest access

I offer access to guest room and shared bathroom. I do not offer access to the kitchen.

Interaction with guests

I give my guests plenty of privacy, but am available to address any concerns or offer tips and recommendations.

Other things to note

There is a small frig in the room with juice, butter and jam. There is a hot pot in the room for making coffee and tea. Every morning at 8am, I deliver a bagel, scone, croissant, or something "bready" to a shelf just outside the guestroom, to have with the provisions already in the room. Please let me know if you have any allergies or food restrictions. Gluten free breakfast options are available!

Wireless Internet

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 3PM - 9PM
Check out by 11AM

I ask that you please read my entire listing before booking, to make sure this is a good fit for you. Check in is 3pm. Please notify if arrival is after 10pm, before booking. We cannot accept check ins after 11pm, unless of course there is a flight delay... Check out time is 11am. We can possibly accommodate earlier or later, if requested. No smokers please. There is no smoking allowed in the building, or in front of the building. No more than two guests will fit in this room.

Please note that I am less likely to accept a reservation from someone who does not have a photograph that shows their face (without sunglasses), and some information of themselves on their profile, as well as at least four I.D, verifications, especially if you have no previous reviews and ratings.

You should not mind two flights of stairs.

Please note that I cannot have children staying here due to the fact that I do not have the window guards required by law for children to live here. Also, my studio in the adjacent room has many tools and sharp objects that a curious child could hurt themselves with.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - two long flights of stairs lead to the apartment
Potential for noise - guest room faces a busy avenue...earplugs and white noise machine are provided.


169 Reviews

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Bernie User Profile
September 2017
Pamela's place is in a 140 year old building. You need to walk up two flights of stairs. But Pamela is a real sweetheart and made me feel right at home. The bedroom was clean and comfortable, Although the bathroom is shared, there was never a problem. I liked being able to make my morning coffee in my room when I woke up. Pamela always served a warm bagel, croissant, or muffin every morning at 8am. (And that time is flexible.) Her place is about a 15 minute walk to the C line, which will bring you right into Manhattan. The other direction is a 15 minute walk to Brooklyn Bridge Park. Pamela's place is ideally located, comfortable and a great value.
Pamela User ProfilePamela is a superhost.
Response from Pamela:
Thanks, Bernie!
September 2017

Tyler User Profile
September 2017
Pam is easily the most accommodating host/person you could imagine! After a nightmare of travel issues on our day of arrival (thanks Hurricane Irma!) we got in VERY late (after midnight) Pam received us with no issues and with a smile, WOW! Throughout the trip Pam was easy to communicate with and very easy going. The room is as pictured and had everything you could want to benefit your stay (i.e. desk, chairs, clothes rack/hangers, refrigerator, ear plugs, and so on). The bed was very comfortable and was plenty big enough for my wife and I. There were clean towels available for our use every morning in a very clean and well-kept bathroom. Aside from being on a busy street (more a benefit than drawback) the location is pristine for walking around the lower part of Brooklyn and DUMBO. Additionally there are plenty of public transit options within a 5-10 minute walk. Would definitely stay here again, thanks Pam!

Linda User Profile
May 2017
My stay with Pam was perfect for my needs. I spent my days out visiting with family and came home in the early evenings so I just needed a nice place to relax and go to sleep. My private room was a nice size compared to other places I looked at in this price range which were tiny and dark. It has a large window which lets in light with a tree out front but it also has a shade if you want privacy and/or darkness. The mattress was comfortable: super important to me. I was there for four nights so I did not have a ton of stuff with me. There was a place for all my things: a luggage rack; a rod to hang clothes; a small table and chair for my computer and miscellaneous items; a small face mirror; a bedside table and lamp. I really liked having the small fridge in my room stocked with oj and half and half. I made a great cup of French Roast coffer in the mornings. I shared the bathroom with Pam and this was not a problem. The bathroom is basic but everything works. The shower is a bathtub/shower combination and the shower pressure was actually quite good. You do need to be comfortable climbing in and out of the old-fashioned tub. I am older and I managed fine; but if you are not steady on your feet that might be a problem. While the building itself is old, it is clean. Pam has decorated her place nicely and if you like a place with personal touches and not just a plain box, then you will appreciate her apartment. Everything was clean and fresh. Pam herself is warm and friendly and very thoughtful and solicitous. I enjoyed meeting her and hope to return again. The one thing to keep in mind which Pam mentions in her listing, is that there is a fair amount of traffic noise. I am a New Yorker by birth so I did not mind it; in fact, I did not even bother to use the noise machine or the ear plugs she provides. But if you need a quiet place to sleep, this probably is not the place for you. On the positive side, it is a great location and within easy walking distance of anything that you could possibly want and the area is lively. I came back to the apartment by myself around 9PM and it always felt comfortable.

Clara User Profile
May 2017
pamela was a wonderful host for my NY trip. she was very friendly and warm too. the room itself is a cozy sanctuary, which is perfect after a long day of running around brooklyn and nyc. pamela also provided a hot breakfast of pasteries every morning to go with your coffee and tea. if you're unfamiliar with the area, she's great with suggesting places to eat and visit as well. i'll definitely be coming back to stay with her in the future! thanks again. lots of love from sf xx

Mary User Profile
April 2017
Pam is an incredible host and a really nice person. I immediately felt totally at home. Her place is super cute, very clean and in a very special building. The room was sunny and comfortable. The neighborhood is great, with tons of great restaurants, and very close to the train. I loved it, and will absolutely stay again. Was sad to leave! Thanks Pam!

Courtny User Profile
April 2017
Pamela is a wonderful host!! The room is exactly like the pictures she provides and she puts out a little breakfast each morning. She recommended some great places to eat. I look forward to staying here again! Thanks Pamela for the milk for coffee and the orange juice!

Leron User Profile
November 2016
First of all Pamela is one of the nicer hosts I have met, and that's saying a lot, because I never had a bad experience with Airbnb. She was very pleasant and thought of everything. She supplied coffee and breakfast which were perfect. The bed was very comfortable and I slept better than I do at home. The location is perfection. I would gladly, gladly, stay there everytime I come to New York. Thanks!

New York, New York, United StatesJoined in October 2011
Pamela User ProfilePamela is a superhost.
I am an artist and have a small craft business in my loft, where I live and have my studio. I am lucky to live in one of the best neighborhoods, in one the best boroughs, the greatest city in the world. Looking forward to sharing it with you!
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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